Come in, look around,
And Let’s Explore!
I hold two concepts above all others in my work: informed consent and the power of play. Our work together will be relevant, deep, and conscious, but it will also be quite a bit of fun.
You may already know what it feels like to have parts of yourself that are hidden for safe keeping and to scan helping professionals faces for signs of judgment. You may expect and plan for having to hold space and gently educate your confidants about who you are, rather than being able to simply request the guidance you seek.
Find refuge in therapy with me, where empathy is the balm for shame, and a focus on the here and now is a way out of repeating the same story.
Let therapy be a confidential space where your boundaries are drawn and respected. Shine bright your authentic self and learn how to let go the bondage of limiting beliefs.
Deactivate the triggers that set your shame spiral into motion and learn the skills necessary to keep them at bay.
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”
Easier said than done.
The consequences of being abandoned, bullied and rejected can result in trauma, anxiety, depression, and self-loathing.
With respectful boundaries and gentle guidance you can reconnect to the self-love and worthiness you were born with.
I honor the individuality of each lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, kink community member and questioning person by practicing unconditional acceptance and true compassion.
You set the pace as together we unpack and process the trauma that has held you captive.
With unconditional love, understanding and a light dusting of laughter thrown in for good measure, we’ll access your resilience and create a sturdy foundation of self-love and self-care.
I’ve dedicated my work as a therapist to paying it forward using gay-affirmative therapy as a conduit for personal acceptance and growth, forgiveness and healing.
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I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
― Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland
You don’t need to be fixed
Because you’re not broken
Have you been told, “There’s something wrong with you; you’re defective; you’re an embarrassment to our family; why can you just be like your sister or brother, I can’t hang out with you anymore.”
It’s easy to feel beat down and defeated after a while.
Having to defend who you are or pretend to be someone else in order to receive the acceptance and “unconditional love” that is your birthright is wrong, defective, and an embarrassment.
Worst of all, it can ignite a flicker of ambivalence as you weight authentic & identity vs. approval & love, vacillating between the two, because they are mutually exclusive.
Our work together blankets you in unconditional love and unquestionable acceptance.
Rest assured, you will be treated with dignity, respect, and the affirmation you deserve.
Kink Friendly and Kink Knowldgable
As a therapist, I have witnessed misunderstandings and misdiagnoses by those in the mental health profession in providing treatment to clients with alternate sexual practices, including members of the Kink Community.
As therapist not only “kink aware” but also “kink active”, I recognize BDSM play as a normal part of the sexual spectrum.
Many seasoned therapists remain uneducated about BDSM and other flavors of kink, despite these varieties of sexual expression being quite commonplace.
They view their clients’ involvement in BDSM as the problem to resolve and fail to recognize that these activities add pleasure and spice to their client’s lives, and cause no detriment.
I work to partner with my clients in distinguishing for themselves what is healthy BDSM play and what is non-consensual abuse. I make no assumptions either way, and work using comprehensive assessment tools and experiential therapeutic interventions to assist my clients in discovering the answers that are true for them in each moment.
Most of all, I’m cognizant that for many kinky clients, BDSM is the place health and healing have happened. One advantage of a kink aware professional is trust that my interest in your story has no bearing on your work: I am well-versed in keeping the space clear for clients to do the work they desire, and am committed to finding ways to hold my own responses in ways that honor the clients work, rather than distract from it.
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