Safrianna DeGroat (She/Her)

LGPC

The "Alternative" Therapist: a mindful LGTBQ+ Feminist helping those who feel like they don't belong in today's "normative" society.

Counselor in Hagerstown, MD
Supervised by Tanya Lloyd, LCPC

Services

About My Clients

Are you ready to embrace who you are and find lasting inner peace? Do you feel like no other therapist has really gotten you? If you've ever felt like an outsider, I would love to help you embrace yourself as the person you are. Together, we will build an understanding that you are whole and can live in harmony with yourself regardless of labels placed on you by yourself or society. While I work with clients from all walks of life, I am well versed and enjoy working with LGBTQIA2+ and polyamory.

My Background and Approach

Once, I felt like an "outsider" with no place to belong. Then, I found the right therapist! Through having a non-judgmental person to help me help myself, I learned to accept it was okay to not be like "everyone else." I hope to be that person for you! Know that I am direct, but on your side - I don't want you to hold yourself back any longer. I want to provide you with tools to live fully and peacefully, as well as offer psychoeducation to expand your view of yourself and your world. If you are willing to take the risk and get to know yourself, you can radically change your life. I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but I like to throw in a variety of expressive modalities to create a more holistic approach. You'll have weekly practices to help you integrate what you're working on in sessions - many opportunities to grow! While I recognize the work is challenging, we will gameplan around each difficulty so that we can tackle them!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The more mindful we are, the more alive we are. There is more to life than the hectic to-do lists and constant chaos of doing. It is my joy to help people find their way of being in the world. I have an intersectional Feminist approach to seeing humankind. As an LGBTQIA2+ identifying individual, I've personally experienced what oppression looks like. I understand we live in a society that does not genuinely see everyone as equal. However, I believe that even if we can't change the entire world around us, we can grow within ourselves. If we challenge our own internal "isms" and phobias, we can live in more harmony. People are far more than a diagnostic manual can describe. A symptoms based approach can help people feel more empowered to tackle their unique challenges. You are not just a medical code! I support all spiritual paths, and find it especially important that clients find a spiritual (not necessarily religious) orientation that nourishes them.

At A Glance

  • Languages: English

Info

240-490-4306 Email Safrianna
5 Nottingham Rd
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Hagerstown, MD 21740

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