In my practice, I believe in working with and honoring the whole person. Affirmative therapy is an approach to therapy that embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identities and relationships, and addresses the negative influences that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism have on the lives of LGBTQ clients. This work provides the opportunity to gain awareness, strengthen your ability to deal with challenges, and discover new ways of being in the world.
Our community can be a hurtful and marginalizing place, especially for those questioning or affirming their gender and sexual identity. To feel you exist outside of the community’s assumed binary can be difficult to face alone. I strive to create a safe space for you to be and continue to become, so whether you are exploring your identity, in the process of transitioning, or you are a parent who seeks a safe space for you and/or your child, I am here to support your process.
Some of the areas in which I provide psychotherapy and resource support include, but are not limited to:
- Diverse gender identities, including transgender, nonbinary, gender fluid, genderqueer, bi-gender, two spirit, and other gender expressions
- Gender diversity in adolescents
- Diverse sexualities and their expression; consensual sexual behaviors, including but not limited to kink and polyamory
- Coming out
- Resource support for the process of gender transitioning and medical care
Free introductory phone consultation:
Healdsburg | Santa Rosa: (707) 385-1681