I focus on providing LGBTQ-affirming therapy. As a gay male therapist with focused training and experience I have developed a speciality in treating members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. I am aware of the unique issues encountered by people in our community. I am also aware of community resources that can be helpful. Often the patients I see are not seeking counseling only because they are a member of the LGBTQ community and I'm careful not to make that assumption. However, people have said that it helps to talk to someone who understands the context of the community in which they live and this can increase ease and comfort in the therapy process.
I am knowledgeable and have experience working within the following areas (among many others):
- Coming Out
- Sexual Orientation / Identity
- Transgender / Non-binary gender identity / Gender queer or gender fluid
- Workplace Concerns
- Dating and Relationship Concerns
- Open Relationships
- Sexual Health
Assessments and Evaluations:
I can conduct assessments and evaluations for transgender individuals who are seeking gender affirming surgery or beginning hormone therapy.