LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent therapist focused on providing person-centered, affirming therapy.
Clinical Social Worker in Shorewood, WI
Nova Mental Health Services creates a unique treatment plan for our clients but use these three treatments often. We use a branch of CBT called TF- CBT (trauma focused) to help treat trauma in a way that minimizes the chance of re-traumatization. TF-CBT allows us to meet our clients where they are at and share their story when they are ready and in a healing way. CBT is the practice of understanding how our thoughts, feelings and actions are connected.
Nova Mental Health Services creates a unique treatment plan for our clients but use these three treatments often. Feminists' therapy is loosely used as a way to explain how society and it being built for cis, white AMAB (assigned male at birth) people, effects us in our daily lives. We use it to question our perspectives and explore new ways of navigating life that is not as based in outdated and often harmful thinking. We do this in a way that all genders can be responsive to.
Nova Mental Health Services creates a unique treatment plan for our clients but use these three treatments often. We use mindfulness often in treatment as we believe in the importance of intention and using body signals to help us connect to our feelings.
As a person who experienced a step-parent adoption, I have been through the process & understand the important role therapists plays in the process. I have worked on every side of the adoption process. I've seen the heart break, the silver lining & the hope. I know how sensitive these adoption processes are & honor the role a therapist plays in either helping induce healing or causing more pain. Currently, I am in an intensive training process to become a certified Adoption Competent therapist.
Finding supportive, informed therapists for ADHD, Autism and other Neurodiversities (ND) can feel like an impossible task. Believe me, I know. Both my brother (who's Autistic) & myself (who's ADHD) have heard collectively, every dismissive comment from professionals, friends, families and strangers. We understand the unique issues females/ AFAB people face with being diagnosed (Dx). Every therapist at my practice is competent and informed in this area and is trained on dxing NDs.
Every therapist at my practice is affirming and informed in LGBTQ+ issues and culture I identify as a bisexual person but did not come out until I was older, due to going to school in a small, rural, highly conservative town. My personal experience lead me down a path of wanting to help others in our community. We work with same sex couples, gender and/or sexual identity exploration, gender affirming surgery letters, poly couples, sex/ kink positive and informed, asexuality/ aromatic, etc.