I'm an experienced psychotherapist who works from a Person-Centered perspective and values the benefit that therapy can bring to one's life.
Psychotherapist in Seattle, WA
My passion is in working with members of the LGBTQIA community and our work together can encompass many things including coming out, family of origin issues, relationship challenges, and coming to an understanding/acceptance of your own sexual orientation. I've been an out member of this community for close to three decades and bring my own experience to our sessions along with my continuing education and research with various professional associations. I am also kink and poly aware/competent.
As a member of the kink/sexual outsiders community it can be challenging to find a therapist where you don't feel judged. I am a kink/sexual outsiders/poly aware/competent therapist. Our work together will never assume that the issues that have brought you to therapy are based in your membership within these communities. I continue to educate myself regarding these communities through continuing education classes, reading scholarly documents, and connections with others within the community.
Beginning to explore your gender identity can be a challenging and frightening prospect. I am passionate about working with members of the trans/non-binary community and continue my education regarding these issues through continuing education classes, reading scholarly documents, and connections with others within the community. Our work together can and will address many issues, however I will never assume that the issues that brought you to therapy are only rooted in your gender identity.
I work from a Person-Centered perspective, I believe that you are the expert on yourself and my job is to provide a safe space for you to explore the idea of change. Sessions typically look like a conversation where I provide feedback and sometimes challenge you to explore ideas that maybe you haven't thought of previously. I treat all of my clients with unconditional positive regard, meaning that I will never judge your decisions or actions, rather we may examine what led to these decisions.