As a long time ally, I have provided group and individual therapy to help LGBTQ identifying persons to cope with minority stress and positive identity development.
As a very strong ally since my youth, I have been involved in leading support groups and providing individual therapy for LGBTQ identifying persons for many years. My approach emphasizes positive identity development.
Another area of expertise for me is helping people overcome social anxiety, shyness, and gaining assertiveness and social/interpersonal confidence and skills.
Depressed mood is problematic for many people to varying degrees, from mid to severe and unrelenting, and it can be experienced differently by different people. My strongest area of expertise is in treating depression and co-occurring problems including anxiety and alcohol misuse. I have conducted original research on ruminating, expressive writing, and experiential avoidance associated with depressed moods.