Are you tired of having to be the expert and educator to your providers on what it means to be transgender or non-binary? If so you have come to the right place. I am a Certified Transgender Care Specialist providing affirmative services to the trans community.
What is affirmative therapy?
Affirmative therapy takes an inclusive and fluid view of gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality and challenges the assumptions of the gender binary. It incorporates education and support for trans and gender non-conforming clients in developing a positive identity and self-esteem while addressing the impact of minority stress, discrimination, and trans-phobias.
How I work with transgender clients
In addition to taking an affirmative stance, I use a client centered, strength-based approach with a focus on helping resolve any trauma history. I recognize that abuse, harassment, and targeting of trans people, particularly trans women of color, is significantly higher than for the general population and it is important that this reality not be minimized. I also understand you may want to focus on other things and not be identified by this one piece of who you are.
I will work with you wherever you are at in your identity journey and recognize that you need to be in control over your life, your choices and your treatment. My job is to make sure you feel seen, heard and valued for exactly who you are, even if you don’t know exactly who that is right now.
Letters for hormones or surgery
If you are seeking a therapist who is competent and willing to write letter(s) for hormones or surgeries I am here for you. If you are not seeking therapy with me and simply need a letter this will require an evaluation. During this evaluation we will discuss both your past and your present. I may ask to speak to others on your treatment team. If at the end of this evaluation period I feel it is appropriate I will be happy to provide you with a letter of support.
You have taken the first step by checking out this website. I encourage you to take the next step and call me. I look forward to speaking with you and coming up with a plan to help you to let go the pain of the past, live more fully in the present and start developing hope for the future.