I have over a decade of experience working with youth and their families in capacities ranging from: teaching, summer programming, crisis response, school-based counseling, community mental health, and designing a transgender competent care program within a large regional health center. I'm a member of GLMA, WPATH, NAMI, WCA, and a verified counselor with Psychology Today and Goodtherapy.org. I use a mixture of modalities that look at our behaviors in relation to the meanings we assign events (whether helpful or hurtful); my background being in Adlerian/Individual Psychology. ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) is present in most sessions. I find it resonates with many clients in its ability to learn to observe our painful/distressing thoughts rather than identify with them as truth, while striving towards more value-based life. I've found that ACT has been useful with Gender Transitions to ease anxiety and maintain momentum.