There are no binaries which are not man-made.
I have special training and experience working with LGBTQIA identified people, including those at various stages of coming out and gender transition. I also identify as queer and have a transgender partner.
I have a separate section for this population, because I believe it is important for you to understand that although you will still have to teach me about your personal, individual life, you will not have to teach me about LGBTQIA issues or the oppressions faced by this community, both from within and from the outside. Click these links to learn more about my work with individuals and relationships, regardless of sexual or gender identity, or relationship structure.
Working together, we might explore:
Questions about sexual and gender identities
Coming out to family, friends, or partners as trans
Coming out to family, friends, or partners as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or asexual
Exploring societal, institutionalized, and internalized oppressions associated with being LGBTQIA
Preparing for the experience of medical gender transition, of yourself or a loved one
Writing letters of support for medical gender transition.
Regarding gender transition, I believe in using an Informed Consent model and working with you at a pace that makes sense for you. I am familiar with various standards of care including WPATH and ICATH, and have experience collaborating with clients in navigating these models within health, mental health, and other systems. For more information on an Informed Consent model see the ICATH website, or we can discuss it in your free 20 minute introductory session.
(lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual)