I came out as bisexual in 1999, growing into a queer identity by 2004 and settling in there ever since. I created a school-based peer education program around LGB issues for middle and high schoolers in my community while in high school. I continued to speak on panels covering topics including queerness and spirituality during my undergraduate career.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I see clients for psychotherapy. Most of my clients are LGBTQIA2-S, nonmonogamous, kinky, or all three. I’ve been writing letters for the Gender Affirming Letter Access Project since its inception. I provide trainings on a variety of alternative sexuality topics, ranging from LGBTQIA2-S populations to consensual nonmonogamy/polyamory to kink/BDSM. I’m a queer white cisgender woman who has been polyamorous for over twenty years, which means I’m part of many of the communities I serve. I find a lot of richness in that.
I’m a member of Bay Area Open Minds, a professional organization for clinicians serving alternative sexuality populations. Virtually all of my continuing education credits are related to sexuality, gender, and/or relationship structure.