Phone: 724-777-1433 Extension: 14
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Gender Identity & Sexuality
Relationship Identity (& Various Relationship Types)
Addiction & Substance Abuse
United Healthcare / Optum
Who I Help
You feel "other". Honestly, you always have. You feel like no one gets it. You're exhausted from trying to live up to the standards set by literally everyone around you. The pressure and the criticism has made you feel like a pressure cooker... and sometimes it's scary. You don't recognize yourself anymore, and sometimes you don't even know if the "old" you is actually the REAL you. You need someone to help you hold your "stuff" and make sense of the chaos in your head because it's just too heavy on your own at this point.
I have a sincere passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community, both adolescents/teens and adults. I am a gender identity, sexuality, and relationship affirming therapist, including those in consensual non-monogamous relationships. ALL are welcome here.
Many of my clients find themselves struggling with gender identity or sexuality, and are in various stages of their journey. Sometimes, clients have come to me simply because they know I'm affirming. I've been honored to hold space and support gay men who have either recently come out, or are experiencing self-esteem issues related to the community's often unrealistic expectations.
I also love working with those struggling with addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, and insomnia/sleep issues.
What Can you Expect?
I'm down for talking about anything and everything you may bring to the table. Without judgement. Without assumptions. (Seriously.) I'm able to bring both my professional and lived experience into the room, which often helps me build relationships with my clients more quickly.
My goal is to create a space where you can finally let out all of the things you've been carrying around that aren't serving you anymore. (Honestly, did they ever?) There is a different way to do this. A life of thriving rather than pure survival. A life of authenticity rather than masking and hiding. And I can help you get there.
I love to build strong relationships with others and work collaboratively towards a common goal. I believe my role in the therapy room is to work side-by-side with you through your therapeutic process--whatever that may look like. Whatever may come up.
I believe that YOU are the expert of your own life, and we will use that expertise to guide us through this journey. As someone who has personally experienced being in the "client chair", I know how much apprehension you may have or the intense fear you may be experiencing even thinking about reaching out. More specifically, I can relate to LGBTQIA+ folks who may have experienced discrimination or social rejection.
While I can't predict where your journey--our our journey together--will take you,
I can assure you of one thing:
You will share a safe space with me, free of judgement,
where you can finally be your authentic self.
When I'm not at Open Space CCW, you may also find me...
Reading, listening to audiobooks, traveling with my partner, or playing with my fur babies--Rosie (shihpoo) and Ruth (Boston Terrier).
Call us, send us a message via our contact form below, or email us to get started.