Hi there! I’m Sarah, a queer, gender non-conforming White woman working in private practice. I’m an independently licensed professional counselor (which means I have enough training and experience to not work under a more qualified clinician). I’ve been working exclusively with LGBTQ+ clients for the better part of a decade and very much enjoy doing so. I provide therapy from the perspective of existentialism and utilize interventions from the theoretical basis of sensorimotor psychotherapy and attachment theory. (I am not fully trained in sensorimotor psychotherapy, but this is training I will be completing in the future.)
I work with LGBTQ+ folx on a range of issues from anxiety, trauma, mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder. I provide assessments to clients for gender affirming care and consult with other clinicians who do the same. I don’t assume that sexual orientation and/or gender identity are primary reasons for seeking care, and I know that our identities are important parts of who we are, so they don’t get left out of the equation.
I am currently a full-time PhD student in Counselor Education and Supervision (which just means I’m learning how to teach new therapists how to be therapists and supervising their education and learning experiences). I am planning to center LGBTQ+ voices in my writing and research projects.
In the past I provided trainings to other mental health providers about how to provide appropriate services to LGBTQ+ clients.