Phone: 724-777-1433 Extension: 9
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Gender Identity & Sexuality
Relationship Identity (& Various Relationship Types)
Trauma & PTSD
Highmark / BCBS
United Healthcare / Optum
Who I Help
While I love working with a variety of concerns with individuals from various backgrounds, I'm especially interested in working with folks struggling with LGBTQIA+-related concerns, including gender identity, sexuality, and various relationship types (i.e. open relationships, polyamory, consensual non-monogamy).
I also love working with those struggling with grief, trauma and PTSD, and depression, and the many things that tend to weave all 3 of those together.
I want to collaborate with you to create an open, affirming environment where you feel comfortable to pursue your authentic self. I truly love what I do.
What Can you Expect?
If it's taboo, I want to talk about it. I like to keep it real—laughter, tears, swear words. These are all useful tools in therapy, and in life. I believe that therapy is more than me asking, “And how do you feel about that?” Therapy can inspire growth, change, and self-acceptance. It is a discussion. A process. An adventure (even if it’s a f*cking messy one). I can’t promise you that it won’t be a bumpy ride—the road of personal growth is often anything but smooth. But I can promise you this: I value the role I will play in your journey and I will be there for every (uneven, messy, unpleasant) step of the way.
I am a LGBTQIA+ and relationship minority affirming therapist. My approach is fueled by 100% authenticity and a sincere passion for helping others arrive as their authentic selves. By arriving as MY authentic self, I can do my best work and best help you. And it is my hope that you will soon realize that your authentic self is actually "the best you", too.
So, let's talk about it. The grimy. The "embarrassing". The difficult. Let's help you finally move from simply surviving day-to-day and feeling "stuck", to feeling like you are living a life of purpose and intention (yeah, that's a thing). I'd be so honored to be a part of your journey. (Just leave your swear jar at home.)
When I'm not at Open Space CCW, you may also find me...
Hiking with my dog and spouse, on the couch with my knitting, or listening to a good audiobook or podcast!
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