We work with the queer, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming communities and provide an accepting and validating space in which clients can show up as their whole, authentic selves. While we specialize in working with folx who identify as queer, trans or non-binary and are struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating, we also work with folx from these communities who need support. As with most marginalized groups, there has been little research looking at eating disorder rates in the queer and trans communities, however, recent research suggests that the trans community struggles with eating disorders and disordered eating at rates significantly higher than cis-gender folx.
“Commit to loving yourself completely. It’s the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime.”
As a queer, cis, feminine appearing woman, I hold many privileges that make navigating the world easier than it is for those with more marginalized identifies. I recognize that while I strive to base my work in diversity, equity, and inclusion, my identities impact my experiences and perspectives.
Dealing with the systemic and structural oppression that queer, trans, and non-binary folx encounter in our culture can cause trauma. We will work from a trauma-informed perspective to explore your experiences, thoughts, values, and any thing else you bring into session. Our work together is relational and while I am trained as a therapist and will support you in your healing, you are the expert on your own life.
"I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance."