Hello! If you’re looking for a queer, nonbinary therapist, I might be the person you’re looking for! Read below to learn more:
I am a Licensed Psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, where I primarily work with adults (18+ years-old) for individual psychotherapy. I am also my clinic’s “LGBTQ+ Services Lead,” which means I coordinate our queer & trans-affirming services, provide consultation to our providers regarding their work with LGBTQ+ clients, and build relationships with community stakeholders to ensure greater access to quality care.
Regarding my clinical/psychotherapy work, I am a generalist – which means I feel comfortable helping folks work through a variety of presenting concerns, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, or identity-based stress or discrimination (e.g., sexism, racism, etc.). However, many folks find me because I have a strong specialization in working with individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, including those who want to explore their identity, people who want extra help coping with non-affirming environments/people, or folks who simply want to have their identity recognized and affirmed while getting help with something not directly to their sexual orientation/gender identity. I also have training in writing referral letters for people seeking gender-affirming medical care, and I can provide continued support through one’s transition.
My LGBTQ-affirming approach to therapy is informed by multiple sources, including my social justice-focused graduate training (I received my Doctor of Psychology degree from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky) and my personal identity as a queer nonbinary person. I am also heavily invested in staying up-to-date with the latest LGBTQ+ research, and I conduct my own research projects that focus on the within-group dynamics of the LGBTQ community (although this has become a less routine part of my professional life now). Additionally, I am a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the Transgender Professional Association for Transgender Health (TPATH), and the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.