I am Shawnee, I am a queer nonbinary femme, who uses she/they pronouns. As a queer nonbinary member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am particularly interested in exploring the unique issues, strengths, and gifts of our diverse community with you. This extends to those who are coming out, exploring sexual or gender identity, and/or anyone moving toward being your most authentic self. I work with adults and can focus on sex-positive, kink/poly-aware, and trans-affirming approaches as well. I have worked with many members of our diverse community and see it as a main focus of my practice.
I offer a humanistic and affirmative approach and am passionate about supporting the holistic wellness of my clients. In an often harsh and exclusive healthcare system, I will do everything in my power to nurture you, validate you, and honor your value so you can safely explore and heal. I work to bring curiosity, authenticity, and lots of humor to my practice. I want to hold space to explore, heal, and expand through a blend of humanistic and behavioral techniques. I have spent my career working with folks navigating various mental health concerns, including trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I have taken classes in several areas including: exposure and response prevention for gender dysphoria, sex therapy from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy frame, how to write gender affirming surgery letters by WPATH standards, and disability justice from an intersectional lens. I also read as much literature as I can as our field and community are constantly changing.