LGBT Counseling, Evaluation for HRT and Gender Affirming Surgery letters
I am a Post-Doctoral Resident and currently run the Gender and Sexuality Services Program at Oasis Psychological Services. I earned my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. I am an early career member of WPATH and the American Psychological Association’s Society of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (Division 44). I am also a member of the Arizona Psychological Association and serve as Chairperson of the association’s LGBTQ committee. I regularly attend conferences, trainings, and workshops on transgender mental health care; most recently in June 2019. I published my dissertation on the use of the MMPI-2-RF as a tool in the assessment of Trans and Gender Nonconforming individuals, which helped to create a professional questionnaire assessment. During my predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Colorado – Boulder, I helped to create an interdisciplinary treatment team for transgender concerns, consisting of licensed psychologists, medical providers, and psychiatric providers; as well as setting treatment guidelines and standards for clinicians and trainees working with Trans clientele. I provide trainings for mental health professionals in the Southwest on best practices in working with transgender, gender nonbinary, and sexual minority individuals. I identify within the LGBTQ community, and have worked with over 100 transgender and gender nonbinary individuals.