As an LGBTQ person myself, I am passionate about helping LGBTQIA+ adolescents, adults and their loved ones navigate through life transitions
Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
I work with individuals who are trans, non-binary, gender fluid, genderqueer, two spirit, etc.
I work with individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, queer, asexual, etc. I am sex work positive and poly/non-monogamous friendly.
As a LGBTQ therapist, my #1 passion is to help LGBTQIA+ individuals live fulfilling lives. It can be nerve-wracking to try and find the right therapist for fear of being misunderstood or having to explain yourself at every bend. I know how it can feel. I also know that finding the right therapist is an other worldly experience. In fact, I am still enamored with how magical the therapy space can be. You will find that my style is warm, inviting and soft.
Although I most often ascribe to Narrative therapy and other postmodern modalities, I tailor my approach towards the clients' needs. For example, one person may benefit from a more open-ended talk therapy whereas another might express interest in a structured cognitive behavioral skills-training. I will always work hand-in-hand with my clients toward their desired outcome.
I have many years of experience doing Trauma therapy and/or TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) with both adults and children.
My first love is Narrative therapy. This modality is predicated on the idea that we were each handed a script from our families and culture of upbringing. This script most often does not serve us well for our whole lives and we are left with an urgency to change something. Narrative therapy suggests that we are each the expert on our own life and we can write and rewrite our stories however many times we need/want to.