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    I am a Narrative Therapist, but my goal with any individual(s) I work with is always focused on what works for them; I consider my job to be assisting others in finding their way to a more preferred version of themselves. I truly enjoy the privilege of working with people of all walks of life, and consider each client and their positioning in our world so that I can tailor my understanding to the specific client(s), who will always be the expert of their own story.

    I have extensive experience with polyamorous relationships, kink/BDSM, and wide variety of LGBQTIA+ individuals of all ages/concerns. I also have experience with a wide variety of more traditional treatment modalities. My primary specialty is gender exploring/gender non-conforming/transgender youth, their families, as well as individual adults.

    You are more than welcome to visit my website at www.holdinghopehumancounseling.com for a bit more information, and additional ways to contact me, as well as request initial appointments, ongoing appointments, or even cancel current appointments! 

    Q Do you take insurance?

    I am currently covered under Human Behavioral Associates and OPTUM health insurances. BUT, I am happy to walk you through learning how to get your behavioral health insurance to reimburse you for sessions, if this is something they do. It still requires payment up front, but teaching you about reimbursement and helping you navigate your healthcare is an optional extension of your first session (or more, if needed), for free!

    Q What do you love most about your job?

    I consider it an absolute privilege to be invited into the course of someone's journey through life. I consider my job to be primarily helping walk beside individuals, families, romantic and/or sexual partners, and others in order to help point out some paths that had perhaps not been seen, explore well-tread paths that now lead nowhere, and above all else - to help the person(s) in front of me to find their preferred self, and supporting them through it.

    Q What inspired you to start working in private practice?

    As an AMFT and APCC, it has been vitally important to me that I not compromise my ethics and values in the pursuit of my license. I have been extremely fortunate in that, finding Narrative Therapy early on in my career, and resonating with the ways in which the values match my own. Some of these include: depathologization - I only diagnose at request of my client(s), I do my best to increase access by offering free advocacy for folks who have insurance about how to be reimbursed, I hold my duty as a confidant and the connections that are built through therapy very close to my heart. To accommodate all these things, and so many more, private practice was the most effective way to start branching out into the world beyond just the non-profit complex, while still doing the most good I am able.

    Q Why should I choose you?

    Some times that I might be a good choice to explore:
    1) If you are looking for a transgender identified therapist, or if you/someone close to you, or your child is exploring gender and you/they would like support from someone both trans and professionally trained.
    2) If you are tired of having to explain polyamory, kink/BDSM, or radical political beliefs to your therapists, and end sessions feeling like you were the ones teaching them.
    3) If you are looking for a Narrative-focused therapist who utilizes a variety of methods to suit the individual(s) as people in a whole-life, contextually-based therapeutic experience.
    4) If you do not want official diagnoses "on record"
    5) If you are interested in exploring historical trauma experienced in the mental health field, and/or would like help understanding/navigating the process for filing a grievance against a mental health professional or agency which caused you harm.

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    • Tuesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    • Wednesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    • Thursday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    • Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Issues

    • Gender Identity
    • Kink Aware/Sex Positive
    • LGBTQ+
    • Polyamory / Non-Traditional Relationships
    • PTSD and Trauma
    • Relationship Counseling
    • Self Harm and Cutting
    • Self-Esteem
    • Sex Therapy
    • Spirituality
    • Suicide
    • Teen Counseling

    Languages

    • English

    Insurance

    • Cigna
    • Humana
    • Optum Health
    • Out of Network
    • United Behavioral Health (UBH)

    Approach

    • Eclectic
    • Humanistic Therapy
    • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Person Centered Therapy
    • Relational Therapy
    • Solution Focused Therapy
    • Strength Based Therapy
    • Trauma Focused Therapy