I have lived experience in the polyamorous/open, kink/bdsm, and bisexual/pansexual communities, and I have been pleased to offer polyamory-aware, kink/bdsm-aware, and LGBTQIA+ aware psychotherapy for over two decades. I wrote some of the earliest articles out there about doing therapy with clients who are polyamorous/open, and I’ve trained many colleagues in how to work with polyamorous/open clients over the years. I also help to maintain the Polyamory Friendly Professionals Directory and the Bisexuality Aware Professionals Directory.
While I identify as cisgender, it has also been my pleasure to see many transgender and gender non-binary clients through their transition journeys. I write gender affirming surgery letters (as well as letters for other forms of gender affirming health care), generally in a single session, while also affirming that it would be ideal if there were not this form of gate-keeping standing in the way of trans and NB clients getting the health care that they need.
As a Jewish woman with white skin color privilege, it has been important to me to devote volunteer hours to promoting the safety and rights of people of color. I volunteer with an organization that shows up to witness and document ICE raids, to help keep our undocumented neighbors safer. I also volunteer getting out the progressive vote in elections big and small, because I believe that who we elect impacts the safety and inclusion of people of color as well as LGBTQIA+ folks. I also work to learn how to be anti-racist, and to understand how cultural differences show up in the therapy room.
Other specialties include relationship counseling, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, codependency, and emotional abuse survivor issues. I also welcome clients from a variety of other subcultures, including sex worker, furry, hiv/poz, pagan, goth, geek, etc.