Working toward change can take many different forms! Which one is the best fit depends on a variety of factors related to your needs and specific situation. In my practice, I'm committed to working with you to develop the most helpful approach, or combination of approaches, to best support you in accomplishing your goals.
Sometimes, therapy is all about you! As a marriage and family therapist, I'm deeply aware of the ways that family, friends, community, and intimate partners shape all of our lives. Nevertheless--we all have moments where it's important to spend time focusing on ourselves, our needs, and our own growth. If that sounds like where you're at, individual work may be for you.
On the other hand, relationships--of all kinds--can be hard. If it feels like you're struggling for calm, control, or communication; if you're wrestling with relationship decision-making; or if you're just plain tired of arguing; relational therapy could be a great way to start working toward meaningful change.
Consultation and Training
As an experienced provider, working extensively with LGBTQ populations, I often receive inquiries about offering consultation or training within settings seeking to enhance their specialized expertise within this domain. I'm happy to work with individual clinicians, private practices, agencies, and colleges and training programs, to select or build the resources best suited to your context.
Please note: the limited availability of LGBTQ-centering practices in the Wichita area, and high local demand for LGBTQ-oriented training and support, do mean that my schedule is ordinarily very full, and I am unable to sustainably offer consultation on a cost-free basis. I encourage smaller practices and solo providers to explore collaborative options for planning and funding trainings that are accessible to them, and to contact me as early as possible in their planning process, in order to ensure availability for their desired dates.
Ever get stuck paying a missed appointment fee because your car wouldn't start--or because the weather outside was just too awful to face? What if you're feeling well enough for therapy, but too contagious to make it into the office?
For clients in need of flexibility, living out of town, or otherwise struggling to get to an office outside their home, online videotherapy can make for more effective and accessible mental health care. I do ask that teletherapy clients complete an in-person intake, to be certain that teletherapy is a good fit; and can only treat clients residing within the state of Kansas.
Focused, Transition-Related Care
For some transgender clients who are not seeking long-term, open-ended, or weeky therapy sessions, transition-focused mental health support remains necessary--especially when preparing for certain transition-related medical procedures. With adult clients seeking brief, purpose-driven clinical support, I am able to offer a short-term, structured course of treatment, engaging social, legal, and medical approaches to transition, facilitating access to trans-competent healthcare and social support, and otherwise assisting you in moving forward with processes related to gender expression and affirmation. This approach can also be appropriate for clients who are satisfied with their present mental health providers, but wish to obtain additional support related specifically to gender identity.