I am a feminist, anti-racist, LGBTQ-affirming, lesbian-identified, ex-evangelical. I believe in authenticity, connection, & equality.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Lakeville, MA
I treat substance use disorders (SUD) from a harm reduction perspective, with the goal of preventing overdose and infectious disease transmission, improving the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people with SUD, and increasing access to care for people with SUD. I have extensive experience working with people with SUD, including opioid use disorder, and wholeheartedly support Medication Assisted Treatment to help people live their best lives.
I have worked with adolescents and adults in the LGBTQ community for over a decade. I particularly enjoy working with LGBTQ individuals breaking free from religious and other oppressive frameworks that have prevented them from living authentically. I have facilitated groups for transgender adults, lesbians coming out later in life, and gender-expansive youth. I have conducted evaluations and provided letters of support for HRT and gender affirmation surgeries.
I work with people who have been negatively and sometimes traumatically impacted by religious beliefs and indoctrination. Many people struggle with breaking away from a controlling religion, movement, or dogmatic tradition that had previously been a crucial part of their identity and sense of meaning or purpose in life. In addition to trauma from the religious beliefs themselves, many people suffer additional trauma when breaking away due to the loss of church community and support system.