For many gay & queer people, finding a counselor or therapist can be a daunting task.
You must take into account many questions:
– Do I feel safe with them?
– Will they understand my worldview and my experiences?
– Do I have to educate them on the social structures which are inherent in my life?
– Will I be labeled as sick or abnormal?
As a queer person myself I can relate to the feelings all of these questions bring up.
As a therapist I strive to make sure my clients feel safe, comfortable, understood and accepted for who they are and how they express themselves.
Clients I work with seek therapy and counseling for:
- Coming Out
- Sex & Intimacy
- Trauma & Abuse
- Anger & Stress
- Depression & Anxiety
- Couples & Relationship Struggles
- Spiritual Exploration
In my psychotherapy practice I hold a holistic framework, which looks at the primary parts of a person and how they relate to one another. These primary parts are the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects, which make up the whole person. This framework also supports the models of Integrative Medicine and Complimentary & Alternative Medicine (CAM), by working in conjunction with other practitioners and modalities.