Hello, my name is Elise Birch (she/they) and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Indiana. I myself identify as somewhere on the asexual/bisexual spectrum and am gender queer. One of my passions is helping people explore their gender and sexual identities so folks can move forward feeling a little more secure in the world. I am working on my WPATH certification for transgender care.
I am also a rare therapist who identifies as a pagan and secular provider. If you are looking for a non-religious therapist who understands growing up in a traumatic religious environment, reach out!
I see adults and older adolescents (16+), am affirming and have worked extensively with LGBTQIA+ clients throughout my time in the field. Furthermore, education on social justice issues, including racial, cultural, and religious differences is a top priority for me.
Not all human experiences can be expressed verbally, so I am trained in both traditional talk therapy and offer art therapy as well. I provide long term and short term therapy as well as psychological diagnostic evaluations.