We have two areas of expertise. First, we specialize in providing evidence-based treatments in individual therapy for a wide variety of problems, including:
Second, we are extremely passionate about providing affirming psychological services for LGBTQ+ adults. This includes:
- Individual therapy focused on specific LGBTQ+ issues
- Individual therapy addressing mental health concerns unrelated to identity in an affirming environment
- Individual therapy helping transgender adults through the processes of developing a healthy identity as a trans person and transitioning (should that be the path chosen)
- Gender-affirming assessments (evaluations for hormone therapy and pre-surgical evaluations) and supporting documentation. I use an informed-consent model for these services
How Do I Get Started?
At this point, you have taken a big step to investigate your options. Choosing a therapist is a very important, and largely personal, decision. You are the only one who can choose who is right for you. We happily provide complimentary 15-minute phone consultations to discuss what you are looking for in therapy and to tell you about our approach to therapy. We find this helps prospective clients to get a “feel” for what it might be like to work with us in therapy.
If you and your therapist determine they are the right therapist for you, we will schedule you for an appointment to begin the intake process. This process typically takes 1-3 appointments to complete. The purpose of the intake process is for you to tell your therapist more about what is bothering you, your background, and your treatment goals. Your therapist will also do a comprehensive assessment of your mental health symptoms.
After the intake process is complete, if you and your therapist still agree you are a good fit and if you decide you would like to engage in therapy with your therapist, you will begin regular therapy sessions. Your sessions may occur on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis, depending on your needs and schedule. At the beginning of your regular therapy appointments you and your therapist will discuss your treatment goals in greater detail and make a collaborative plan for how to work towards your goals. Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long.
At Transformations we believe that therapy is about making changes in one’s life. Research suggests that clients who practice the skills learned in therapy in their daily lives have better therapy outcomes than those who do not. To maximize your therapy outcomes, you and your therapist will work together to identify new skills to practice in your daily life to help you make the changes you desire to help you heal, grow, and thrive.