About Hawn Therapy and Consulting, Gender Therapist

Professional:

Gender Therapist:

 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 private gender 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.  If you're looking for a transgender counselor, 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)

Trainer:

In addition to gender therapist, I provide trainings to organizations, businesses, schools, and individual therapists. My goal is to increase access to truly trans-affirming care by providing training, consultation, and supervision to other therapists, educators, and health practitioners. I aim to contribute by improving affordable options for transgender individuals. To this end, I offer lower fees for training to those willing to provide pro bono and sliding scale options.

Personal: 

I'm a Southern lover of books, music, a special dog named Scully (remember the X-Files?), a cat named Lionel, and a spider-loving scientist. I'm a co-founder of QORDS, a summer camp for queer and transgender youth and youth of LGBTQ+ families. I identify as a non-binary person with Tsalagi (Cherokee, Eastern Band), 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, go hiking, travel, play drums, and eat good food.