Personally, I am a gay man and use that experience and identity to help other LGBTQ people. I have completed trainings in how to provide queer-centric care from trans and queer providers. I have two years experience in working with LGBTQ clients with a variety of concerns. I make it a point to familiarize myself with queer history, news, and culture to educate myself and my clients to empower and build resilience. I am also familiar with the WPATH criteria for transition as I often write gender confirmation surgery letters as well. I opened my own practice, QueerSpace Counseling, LLC, with the express intention of creating visibility and easier more affordable access to mental health care for my community. I am also currently creating a free Telehealth group for LGBTQ individuals to join a group to ask mental health questions and be provided basic skills and interventions to manage anxiety and depression, so stay tuned!
I received DBT counseling with Steven for about 5 months. During that time, he offered me a supportive, empathetic environment in which he gave me space to collaboratively explore my issues, and provided me with skills and tools to cope more effectively with life. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a therapist, especially LGBTQ+ people (I am trans / bi).