Transgender, non-binary, and queer-identified people often face very unique life situations.
* Are you exploring your gender and/or sexual identity?
* Are you navigating cisgender/hetero spaces as someone who isn’t out?
* Are you living “stealth” and feeling frustrated or lost in a world that’s changed considerably in recent years?
* Do you experience shame or guilt around your sexual practices or desires?
* Are you wondering how to navigate the dating world with unique sexual interests/desires?
* Are you exploring opening up your relationship to others?
These types of questions can really weigh you down and contribute to feeling isolated and lonely. You might be bothered more frequently by thoughts and feelings that have been present for years. Having a safe and non-judgmental therapist to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental space can be a huge relief. Holding secrets inside can wear on you and get heavier and heavier over time. Taking care of yourself and talking through these challenges is difficult so congratulations on taking the first step and exploring therapy.
Choosing the right therapist can be a daunting process. It can feel like an overwhelming hunt through pictures and posts of therapists saying very similar things. Only through connection and understanding can you and I build a collaborative relationship that helps you through the steps of therapy –free of assumptions and judgment.
Whether you are looking to change patterns in your life that just aren’t working for you anymore or exploring major life decisions, you deserve compassion, empathy, and respect…and you’ll find those in my office.Sometimes the hardest part is picking up the phone or emailing a therapist to ask for help. Change can be very scary. You may feel you need to make changes but don’t know what those changes may be. That’s a great time to come to therapy: if you feel like your life needs a deeper understanding and you’d like to explore the “why” behind your actions.
I offer a free 30-minute consultation over the phone so we can talk and see if we’d be a good fit. While that isn’t a therapy session, it’s an introduction to what it might be like to work with each other. You can to send a request for consultation or contact me using the information below. I am often with clients so please leave a message if you get voice mail or feel free to send me an email. I look forward to working with you.
Supervised by Grant Courtney, LCSW #65538