WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SEND YOU A MESSAGE?
I will respond to you within 48 hours to schedule a free virtual or phone consultation. During this 20-minute consultation, we will talk about what you'd like to get out of therapy, answer any questions you might have, and confirm logistics (schedule, fees, etc.)
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Sessions are usually 50 minutes long and happen weekly. Depending on your circumstances, we might consider longer sessions (up to 90 min) or more frequent appointments.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Yes! We can discuss what might be sustainable for your financial situation before or during our free 20-min consultation.
WHAT TYPES OF THERAPY DO YOU OFFER?
I use an integrative approach that includes multiple modalities and philosophies (listed below). We will collaborate and explore what might work best for you.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GENDER-AFFIRMING THERAPY (RECOMMENDED BY WPATH) AND GENDER EXPLORATORY THERAPY?
Gender-affirming care, according to the World Health Organization, includes social, psychological, behavioral, and medical interventions “designed to support and affirm an individual’s gender identity” when it's different from the sex assigned at birth. Gender Exploratory therapy is, as far as I'm concerned, a purposefully confusing name for harmful conversion therapy banned in many states. Here's a great article written by LGBTQ+ journalists that goes into more detail. If you're a parental figure, I invite you to ask therapists you're considering for your child/teen about their approach and experience supporting young transgender and gender-expansive people.