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 am out of network with insurance companies for many reasons. I submit 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.
Individual Sessions: The first session is $175 (Code 90791). Sessions after that are $165 (Code 90837). With the claim form I submit electronically you will end up paying out of pocket likely $30-$90 per session, which is the cost of a co-payment for most people. You can also request a 90 minute session at the rate of $220. I have a limited number of sliding scale appointments, with the lowest of the scale reserved for trans people of color. Please ask about any openings for low fee at the time of your initial call.
Couple/Relationship Therapy: The first session is $185 and sessions after are $180. Please note that insurance plans do not cover "couple's therapy" unless explicitly stated in the policy and I would need to see that in order to create an insurance form. Some plans may consider it "family therapy", (code 90847) if the couple is married, but again, you'll need to see this in writing from them in order to file for benefits.
LGBTQ+ Family Building Group: Sliding scale- $30-$80 per person. (No insurance billing forms provided for these).
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. Some clients use the Get Better app. Better is a company that knows the ins and outs of insurance policies and can assist with any challenges with reimbursement. Their rates are from 0-10% of your amount, so check them out!
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 clinical director, Dustin Richardson, there for more information. http://www.nativeamericanlifelines.org
In addition to gender therapy, 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.
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.