QUEER HERE! - hehe Don’t settle for a so called “ally”. I used to say GAY but I love the fluidity of the term QUEER and all it encompasses.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Wake Forest, NC
Supervised by Patty Roberts, LCMHCS
I often bring my two parrots into the office when doing in person therapy. I've been bring them in for years. I originally brought them in for a young boy on the spectrum and my other clients met them. Other's began demanding I bring them in and it grew from there. They connect in a way that humans do not and often help people get over their anxiety. Plus, they are just fun!
Yes, I'm a cisgender male but I have worked with and supported the trans community for many years. A good portion of my clients are trans. I'm continually learning more about the trans and queer community and theory.
During and after grad school I participated in a pilot program on Psychosocial Oncology. In laymen's terms I'm trained and have worked extensively with both Cancer patients and their friends and family.
Not only am I a member of the community I have training in both TRANS and QUEER Theory. I have over 30 years experience in working with and supporting our community. I grew up in New York and was active in the early days of the political and social movement in NYC. I was a huge fan of Larry Kramer and his unabashed and unapologetic outspokenness. I was shy back then and lived somewhat vicariously through people like him. I will never stand by and watch another’s suffering in silence