I'm a Southern lover of books, music, a special dog named Scully (remember the X-Files?), a cat named Lionel, a spider-loving scientist and a baby named Waya (Wolf). I'm a co-founder of QORDS, a summer camp for queer and transgender youth and youth of LGBTQ+ families. I'm a non-binary trans and Two Spirit person with Tsalagi (Cherokee), English, Irish, and West African roots. I experience and express my gender in different ways at different times. My pronouns are gender neutral (they/them). Whenever possible, I like to read, dance, hike in the woods, grow food and medicines, travel, play my drum kit and my hand drum, hug my elders, and eat.
I hold a Master's Degree in Theological Studies and a Master's of Social Work from University of Washington in Seattle. I guide my transgender therapist practice with compassion, dedication, and an anti-oppression lens. Some of my therapy specialties include trauma recovery, addressing negative self-talk, and managing anxiety and depression. I use a framework that affirms gender non-conforming children, youth, and adults, as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) community. The best part of what I do is celebrating a person's growth and witnessing their courage as they create the kind of life they've been hoping for. My clients say they enjoy laughing with me and that I can be direct in a way that is easy to handle. If you're looking for a gender therapist I'd love to talk with you.
"Something in me broke open when you said 'All parts of you are welcome here.' I had never known radical acceptance like that". (former client)
I provide several types of immigration evaluations and offer a short turn-around time to receive your report. Please contact me about pricing and payment plans.
People pay me with credit cards, health savings cards, flexible spending cards, and self employed people sometimes write off my expenses as professional services. I have a billing service that handles any insurance issues or claim denials.
Native American Services: If you are of Native descent that can be shown with your family tree, you may be eligible to receive free therapy with me (or other practitioners) through Native American Lifelines. Contact NativeAmerican Lifelines clinical director, Dustin Richardson, for more information. http://www.nativeamericanlifelines.org
We are out of network with insurance companies for many reasons. Our biller submits claims for you and you receive reimbursement from your insurance. If you'd like to use your insurance out of network benefits, please verify them with your insurance company, as well as whether you have to meet a deductible first. I've listed the billing codes here you can ask about. Most plans pay you back 50%-80% of my rate. Once our biller sends a claim, it is out of our control regarding when, whether, or how much your insurance reimburses you and you will need to follow up with them regarding your claims and reimbursement.
Individual Sessions: The first session is $185 (Code 90791). Sessions after that are $175 (Code 90837). With the claim form I submit electronically you will end up paying out of pocket likely $30-$100 per session, which is the cost of a co-payment for most people. I have a limited number of sliding scale appointments, with the lowest of the scale reserved for 2S and trans people of color. Please ask about any openings for low fee when you call.
Couple/Relationship Therapy: The first session is $200 and sessions after are $190. Some insurance plans may consider it "family therapy", (code 90847) if the couple is married, but you'll want to verify this with them in order to file for benefits.
Trainer and Public Speaker:
In addition to gender therapy, I provide trainings to organizations, businesses, schools, and individual therapists. My goal is to increase access to truly anti-racist, trans-affirming care by providing training, consultation, and supervision to other therapists, educators, and healthcare practitioners. I aim to contribute by improving the quality of care found in a multitude of service locations for Two Spirit, Indigiqueer, and transgender individuals.