Affirming Therapy in Long Beach
What To Expect from Therapy
My approach to therapy is humanistic, gender-affirming, and incorporates elements of cognitive and narrative therapy to challenge ways of thinking and internalized messages which negatively affect our views of ourselves, others, and our world.
In the therapy office, I typically take on a role that is collaborative, active, and engaged, although I tend to avoid leading the session. This is because I believe that therapy centers on you. In our hour together, you get the power to decide where the session goes.
My specialty areas include working with queer, trans, and nonbinary individuals and their partners as they navigate identity, transition, relationship issues, and beyond.
My full fee is $100 per 50-minute session - HOWEVER in order to help make therapy more accessible, I do offer a sliding scale starting at $60 for those with limited resources.
While I wish to make my services as accessible as possible, as an Associate therapist I am unable to accept insurance at this time.
We may work well together if you are:
- A queer or trans person looking for support exploring identity or processing stress, trauma, or life changes.
- A transgender person, partner of a transgender person, or couple navigating the transition process.
- A queer or trans couple experiencing relational issues.
Learn more about therapy with me and my services:
Going to therapy with your partner(s) can be daunting. Sometimes, people have the idea that couples therapy is a last resort – a death knell of a dying relationship or sign of failure.
Having anxiety about seeking help in your relationship is normal – but don't let those fears deter you from finding support when you need it!
Questioning your gender identity can be a confusing, whirlwind of uncovered emotions or feelings some describe as opening Pandora's box, or it can be a smoldering feeling that's been with you for as long as you can remember, or even both.
In therapy, I aim to support your exploration of these feelings and provide you with the tools to be the person you need to be.