Nick VaskeLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
I currently have a waitlist for the fall. I provide in-person counseling in Portland or video telehealth for anyone located in Oregon.
Just like any other group, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health issues and unique challenges. However, LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. Additionally, more than half of individuals who identify as transgender experience depression or anxiety. The LGBTQ community is also at a higher risk for suicide. Young people are even more at risk, as they may experience a lack of support at home and fear, hatred or prejudice in school. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and are facing mental health challenges, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s LGBTQ experts and get help today.
I specialize in queer issues, neurodivergence, trauma and building healthier relationships. As a gender queer therapist who has lived experience with PTSD, and ADHD, affirming care is foundational to my practice. I work with all relationship structures from couples, ethically non monogamous, polyamorous, and families.