Nat Granger (she/her)

LCSW

Trauma-informed, race conscious, intersectional, identity-affirming, weight-neutral, and empowerment-focused.

Clinical Social Worker in Schenectady, NY

Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

My typical patient is in the LGBTQ* community, with about 50% of my practice being gender-nonconforming individuals. I provide a weight-neutral space aligned with Health at Every Size values. I work with complex trauma, and provide empowering services to individuals who are autistic (including self-identified).

My Background and Approach

I have an evidence-based background, but fundamentally recognize that DBT and similar behaviorally-based interventions in which I've trained have the propensity to perpetrate ableism. I am concerned with undoing my inherent stigmas and assumptions and am committed to anti-racist and anti-fascist values. I believe in "location of self" as a therapist as a critical component of my practice because I believe that without this, my patients are not able to experience informed consent. Who wants a therapist who is privately judging you? I seek to provide the kind of care that I would want to receive as a peer.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I hesitate to label myself as almost anything with 100% certainty. These are my current 'stats' if you will. Sexual identity: Sapphic / lesbian-ish Gender Identity: Work in progress, leaning towards nonbinary Faith system: Unaffiliated, attend United Universalist services at times, some Wiccan leanings Ethnic background: half midwestern white, half Ashkenazi Jew Neurodivergent: Yep, self-identified autistic and ADHD Ability level: moderately limited due to chronic pain / back issues, chronic fatigue, small-fat Fandoms: regrettably Harry Potter fandom continues to be a special interest, also a big Sherlock Holmes fan. Volunteer activities: Participate in local Black Lives Matter organization activities and local LGBTQ* organization activities

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Fidelis
  • MVP
  • CDPHP
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English

Info

6467809322 Email Nat
600 Franklin St
Suite 102
Schenectady, NY 12305

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