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LGBTQ-Affirming

Dear Potential Clients who are members of the LGBTQ+ community: I am unabashedly, unapologetically an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, both publicly and privately. I stand with people from all marginalized communities, whether that marginalization is due to gender, sexuality, race, age, marital status, religion (or lack of religion!) or any other reason. 

 

As a client, you come to therapy with a wide variety of stuff you want to work on -- perhaps issues of identity, gender and sexuality aren't even on the list. Regardless, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, these days you worry about the possibility of ending up with a therapist who either overtly or covertly practices discrimination or exclusion against you, who is in favor of conversion or reparative therapy, or, at worst, has a problem with your very existence on this Earth. You also worry about ending up across a therapist who 'tolerates you instead of celebrates you.'

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As you might have guessed by now, this is in no way my case and my practice is therefore a safe place for you. You come to therapy to be yourself - not the person others might want you to be. By the way, I'm a cisgendered heterosexual female, I will use your chosen pronouns, and mine are she/her.

I don't specialize in working with LGBTQ+ clients or issues but do have therapeutic experience working with people who identify as LGBTQ+ and am a staunch ally. So, since I haven't yet taken any advanced courses specializing in working with this demographic I might be the perfect fit for you - and... I might not be! Let's explore! 

 

If you want to go ahead and schedule a free 20-minute consultation, click here, no subjects are taboo.

C.5. Nondiscrimination
Counselors do not condone or engage in discrimination against prospective or current clients, students, employees, supervisees, or research participants based on age, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/ partnership status, language preference, socioeconomic status, immigration
status, or any basis proscribed
by law. 

I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). As a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), I abide by their (2014) Code of Ethics, which includes the following stipulation:

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