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Therapy Services

  • Psychotherapy for individuals

  • Couples & relationship therapy

  • Online video therapy

  • Only for CA residents

  • LGBTQIA+ 

  • Polyamory, kink, & sex work

  • Disability, chronic illness, & neurodiversity

  • HAES and fat liberation

  • Fees for sessions

  • Availability

  • Service areas

  • Frequently asked questions

Types of Therapy Offered

Individual Pyschotherapy

For California residents only. Online telehealth services only. 

 

Individual therapy involves one-on-one online video sessions.  Sessions usually last 50 minutes, and clients are generally seen on a weekly basis at the start. 

You can learn more about my approach to therapy here, and read about my specializations below. Click here to find out about fees and FAQs.  To book a free 15 minute phone consultation, please contact me via email
 

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Couples & Relationship Therapy

For California residents only. Online telehealth services only. 

 

Couples and relationship therapy involves online video sessions with 2-3 partners or (adult) family members.  Sessions usually last 50 minutes, and clients are generally seen on a weekly basis at the start.

 

Clients can join from different locations via video, as long as all parties are California residents. I specialize in working with polyamorous partners as well as LGBTQIA+ couples.

You can learn more about my approach to therapy here, and read about my specializations below. Click here to find out about fees and FAQs.  To book a free 15 minute phone consultation, please contact me via email
 

 

Specializations

Click to find out more!

LGBTQIA+

I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ people, and especially with members of the trans community. As a trans person...

Kink & BDSM

There is still so much stigma against kink practitioners in the mental health field. I believe kink & BDSM are ways of...
 

Polyamory & Consensual Non-monogamy

Polyamory and consensual non-monogamy can look a lot of different ways. Just like in monogamous relationships...

Fat Liberation & Health at Every Size

Fat liberation is about more than body positivity.  And "Health at Every Size" is about more than showing that weight neutral...

Neurodiversity

We live in a world that was built to meet neurotypical needs. As a result, being neurodivergent often involves struggling to make...

Disabilities & Chronic Illness

Disability justice is something that deeply informs my work as a therapist. I don't believe that our value as human beings is tied...
 

LGBTQIA+

I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ people, and especially with members of the trans community. As a trans person myself, I know what it's like to spend your precious time educating your therapist about the basics of your gender experience. I got into this field in part because I wanted to be able to provide fellow trans people with gender-affirming care. 

I love working with people across the expansive trans umbrella; people who are trans, non-binary, questioning, gender non-conforming, intersex, butch, fem, agender, genderqueer and so much more. I work with people who bend gender as loudly as they can and people who want to blend right in. Those who know exactly who they are, and those who are still figuring it out. The people who transitioned decades ago and never want to talk about it again, and the people who just spoke their truth out loud for the very first time. The people who feel like they're not trans enough, and the people who are exhausted from being visibly trans in a transphobic world.

 

I understand that no two trans or gender non-conforming people are identical. I know that providing gender-affirming care means truly listening to your individual story.

I also work with people across the spectrum of sexual and romantic orientations. I've had the unique experience of being L, G, B, T, and Q at different points in my own life, which has given me insight into a broad variety of subcultures and experiences.

 

No matter where you are in your journey, you are welcome here. You deserve to know what it feels like to bring your whole self to therapy and be seen and appreciated for who you are. 

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You deserve to know what it feels like to bring your whole self to therapy and be seen and appreciated for who you are. 

 

Kink, BDSM, & Sex Work

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 I believe kink & BDSM are ways of connecting with each other, and ourselves, that can be enormously healing. 

There is still so much stigma against kink practitioners in the mental health field. I believe kink & BDSM are ways of connecting with each other, and ourselves, that can be enormously healing.  Some trauma survivors use kink & BDSM as ways to integrate traumatic experiences or improve their ability to connect with their body's internal systems of safety and connection. Some neurodivergent people use kink & BDSM as ways of getting sensory and social needs met.  Some people experience kink & BDSM as part of their spiritual practices. And many others are simply enjoying a pleasant, consensual experience that just happens to deviate from societal norms. 

Many of my clients simply want a provider who won't judge them when they mention the fun evening they had with their partner.  Others want help building skills for communication and self-awareness so that they can navigate this part of their life safely. I also frequently work with sex workers from various parts of the sex industry who struggle to find knowledgeable, affirming providers.

 

I understand that kink, BDSM, and sex work, (like ALL other kinds of intimate relationships and jobs) can also be sites of harm, trauma, or even abuse. I think it's important that you have a space where you can process those experiences, without fearing that your therapist will use those realities to judge your entire community. 

 

Clients often tell me what a relief it is when they mention a kink and find that their therapist is already familiar with the ins and outs of that sexual subculture. I certainly can't promise to provide that experience to every single client, but I can share that my knowledge of working with practitioners of kink & BDSM is about more than just "acceptance".

 

I understand that this may be an important part of who you are and that deserves to be honored in the therapy room as much as any other part of you. 

 

Polyamory & Consensual non-monogamy

Polyamory and consensual non-monogamy can look a lot of different ways. Just like in monogamous relationships, we can experience challenges related to attachment, communication, and trust.  And, just like in monogamous relationships, we can experience unbelievable joy, connection, and companionship.

 

Often when people see therapists who are not poly-friendly, they're told that their relationship problems are evidence that they should be monogamous. You deserve to know what it's like to work with a therapist who is not waiting for the next opportunity to pitch monogamy to you.  You've been sold monogamy your whole life; if you're exploring something different, it's probably because monogamy doesn't work for you!

Some of my poly clients choose me because they just want someone who understands the backdrop of their life.  Other times clients come to me as individuals, or as partners, because they want to discuss the specific challenges that can arise in a poly dynamic.  Others still, come to me because they want to deepen their understanding of their own practice of consensual non-monogamy.

 

Polyamorous people don't have the privilege of the ubiquitous cultural blueprint that exists for monogamy.  This means we often have to figure things out for ourselves as we go along. The beauty of this is that, because we aren't following a script, poly people often disrupt traditional relationship structures in beautiful and imaginative ways.  The challenge is that it can sometimes feel like stumbling around in the dark.  

In our work together you can rest easy knowing that I'm never going to pitch monogamy to you. This means that there can be room to talk through both the joys and the challenges of being poly.

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You deserve to know what it's like to work with a therapist who is not waiting for the next opportunity to pitch monogamy to you.

 

Fat Liberation & Health at Every Size

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There is no threshold we can cross where I will stop believing that your fat body is valuable, where I will start buying into the diet industry, or where I will preach weight loss as a viable or safe approach to addressing health concerns.  

Fat liberation is about more than body positivity.  And "Health at Every Size" is about more than showing that weight-neutral approaches to health are more effective.  I have been a participant in fat liberation communities for over a decade now.  I find that most people's journeys to understanding fatphobia/fatmisia (fear and hatred of fat people) are long and personal.  I'm here to work with you as you unravel the internalized messages about health, beauty, and worth that have been aimed at marginalized bodies for so long.  

It breaks my heart how often I hear about clients who have gone to a provider who labels themselves as "HAES-friendly" or "body-positive", only to find out months into that vulnerable process that their therapist still harbors anti-fat, pro-diet views.  There is no threshold we can cross where I will stop believing that your fat body is valuable, where I will start buying into the diet industry, or where I will preach weight loss as a viable or safe approach to addressing health concerns.  

A crucial part of my approach to fat liberation is where it intersects with disability justice.  It is easy to fall into the trap of focusing on demonstrating, with our own fat bodies, that it is possible to be both fat and healthy.  But what about those of us who are fat and disabled? Fat and chronically ill? What about those of us for whom "perfect health" itself is not achievable, regardless of size? We are all deserving of access, care, love, and freedom from discrimination.

I believe in your worth, your autonomy, and your right to access compassionate, individualized care. I understand that body image, health, gender identity, ableism, and discrimination can form a complex vortex of fatphobia that is difficult to untangle. You don't have to face it alone. 

 

Neurodiversity

More information coming soon

 

Disabilities & chronic illness

More information coming soon.