Advancing understanding and healing through psychological science & practice.

There is no denying that psychological science and practice have been used as tools of oppression and othering, from the early dismissals of so-called “hysterical women” to conversion therapies aimed at changing people’s sexual attractions or gender identities/expressions. Despite this history, our field has the potential to provide powerful means of liberation, wellness, and resistance. At its core, psychology is the exploration of people’s internal experiences and the ways these are impacted by and in turn impact external experiences. I use such exploration and understanding of these experiences and their intersections to promote mental health and challenge oppression through scholarship, consultation, education, and psychotherapy.


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“I wish that instead of investing in these hierarchies of what’s right and who’s wrong, who’s authentic and who’s not, and ranking people according to rigid standards that ignore the diversity in our genders and sexualities, we gave people the freedom and resources to define, determine, and declare who they are.”

-Janet Mock, Redefining Realness

 

Are you looking to improve your ability to support and/or work clinically with the transgender and gender diverse community?

I want to help you build your capacity to offer the trans and gender diverse people in your lives, schools, or practices the effective and affirming support and care they deserve. Whether you are new to thinking about gender diversity, a seasoned professional struggling with gender-related complexities at an advanced level, or somewhere in between, I believe I can offer you useful resources.

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