Anxiety & Mood Disorders, Traumatic Experiences for LGBTQ population, Religious Abuse
I am an LGBTQ+ person and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I experienced bullying as a teenager and young adult, religious abuse from fundamentalist churches, and harmful psychological abuse from the ex-gay movement and conversion therapy. I found a gay-affirming Church in my 30s and became a therapist to help others to find healing from their own past or current traumatic experiences of sexual, emotional, verbal, and religious abuse. I am employed as a behavioral health therapist for a local community mental health center and starting my private practice part-time. I have had extensive trainings providing behavioral health services for the LGBTQ+ population through community mental health centers, Association of Social Work Boards, and National Association of Social Work. I am passionate about helping people overcome their past trauma so they can start living in today. I have specialized training in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to help you process past traumatic experiences so you can live a full, rich life in the present. Please check out my website then email or call me for more information about setting up your first appointment!