Trauma, queer focused, & social justice-informed therapist who works with people ages 14-114 of diverse gender, relationship, and sexuality
Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts
I have been teaching other social workers to look at LGBTQIA+ not as a specialty but as factors and dynamics that impact us all. Everyone is on this spectrum and if I could help others see it this way I believe it would reduce stigma and phobic reactions.
I love to learn and grow. I will take what works for people wherever I find it or am taught it. I try and use the client's perspective and worldview to help them understand the what, why, and how of their experiences and use this to make change for the future.
I have a number of ways I work with people with trauma histories. Let's see if we can find the right combination that works for you.
More than half of my clients identify as *trans. I have been a member of WPATH off and on for over a decade. I was in on the ground floor training of their Global Education Initiative. Identity is a right, not a privilege. You should get to be supported for who you are.
As an EMDR trained clinician I look at PTSD as something that can be healed from. We are also trying to get away from the concept of trauma as this single big thing that happened to you. But if you think about it in terms of Adverse Life Experiences, you can see how many things it might apply to.