Brian Kunde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Austin, TX 78752
Offers online therapy
Brian's areas of focus include adolescents/young adults, LGBTQIA+ issues, family of origin issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and ADHD.
Brian is passionate about helping clients build insight into their emotions, behaviors, and relationships outside of therapy in order to better achieve their goals. He has a relational approach to psychotherapy, in which he works to build a strong rapport with his clients through which he can help them feel heard, understood, validated, and supported in their efforts to make changes in their lives.
(512) 399-8707
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Austin, TX 78752
Offers online therapy
Brian's areas of focus include adolescents/young adults, LGBTQIA+ issues, family of origin issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and ADHD.
Brian is passionate about helping clients build insight into their emotions, behaviors, and relationships outside of therapy in order to better achieve their goals. He has a relational approach to psychotherapy, in which he works to build a strong rapport with his clients through which he can help them feel heard, understood, validated, and supported in their efforts to make changes in their lives.
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Dan Daumas
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-I Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
I strongly believe that every individual has their own unique life journey and the capacity for growth and healing. As we explore the complexities of your experience I will work with you to create a space that allows you to feel safe, supported, and validated. I work from a trauma-informed lens and believe in the power of compassion when it comes to healing. As someone who proudly identifies as Latinx, Hispanic, Transgender, Non-binary, Queer, Disabled, Neurodivergent and Autistic, I feel strongly about providing trauma-informed mental health care to individuals also belonging to these communities.
(512) 559-7820
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Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
I strongly believe that every individual has their own unique life journey and the capacity for growth and healing. As we explore the complexities of your experience I will work with you to create a space that allows you to feel safe, supported, and validated. I work from a trauma-informed lens and believe in the power of compassion when it comes to healing. As someone who proudly identifies as Latinx, Hispanic, Transgender, Non-binary, Queer, Disabled, Neurodivergent and Autistic, I feel strongly about providing trauma-informed mental health care to individuals also belonging to these communities.
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J P Cardenas
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-A Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Offers online therapy
From my own personal experience of exploring and understanding my own identity (sexuality, gender, ethnicity and more), to my education/experience around working with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals and the dedication I have to educating others on LGBTQ+ issues, mental health and more, I can support you!.
When I was in high school, I struggled with my sexuality. The struggle lead to maladaptive coping skills, depression and anxiety. I felt so alone, scared, and like no one understood what I was going through! I needed help but I was too afraid to ask for it! One day, a school counselor, who I've never interacted with before, noticed that something was wrong with me and she reached out, gave me a helping hand, and put me into group therapy with other teens like me! I wasn't alone any more, I wasn't the only one questioning my sexuality, there were other kids like me! Getting help was the first step towards acceptance and self-love!
(512) 764-1979
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Austin, TX 78759
Offers online therapy
From my own personal experience of exploring and understanding my own identity (sexuality, gender, ethnicity and more), to my education/experience around working with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals and the dedication I have to educating others on LGBTQ+ issues, mental health and more, I can support you!.
When I was in high school, I struggled with my sexuality. The struggle lead to maladaptive coping skills, depression and anxiety. I felt so alone, scared, and like no one understood what I was going through! I needed help but I was too afraid to ask for it! One day, a school counselor, who I've never interacted with before, noticed that something was wrong with me and she reached out, gave me a helping hand, and put me into group therapy with other teens like me! I wasn't alone any more, I wasn't the only one questioning my sexuality, there were other kids like me! Getting help was the first step towards acceptance and self-love!
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Vanessa Roy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMHC Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
I identify as Queer and prefer they/them pronouns.
***I am not currently accepting new clients*** Struggling with life transitions, creative ruts, and relationships are difficult in any situation but especially so if you do not follow the heteronormative path. It can be difficult to open up to someone when you are not certain that they understand Queer and Alternative relationship structures. I use an individualized approach with each client to build a therapeutic relationship based on specific goals. I focus my work around issues regarding LGBTQ+, sexuality, non-binary and transgender, complex relationships, power dynamics, sexual health, BDSM/Kink, and other dynamics.
(512) 765-9528
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Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
I identify as Queer and prefer they/them pronouns.
***I am not currently accepting new clients*** Struggling with life transitions, creative ruts, and relationships are difficult in any situation but especially so if you do not follow the heteronormative path. It can be difficult to open up to someone when you are not certain that they understand Queer and Alternative relationship structures. I use an individualized approach with each client to build a therapeutic relationship based on specific goals. I focus my work around issues regarding LGBTQ+, sexuality, non-binary and transgender, complex relationships, power dynamics, sexual health, BDSM/Kink, and other dynamics.
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Adam Maurer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Offers online therapy
I am devoted to working working with the LGBTQ+ Community in individual, group, and relationship therapy.
Life can be challenging, especially when you are perceived as different. The world can be cruel to people who are unique and it can lead to feelings of: shame, loneliness, anxiety, fear, and sadness. Please know that you are not alone in this. I offer a safe place where you can allow your authentic self to emerge. Through our connection in therapy, we can explore your challenges and strengths. Using our relationship in session as a guide, you will have the opportunity to discover new insights and move towards your goals. My work centers on helping relationships and adults.
(512) 271-4353
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Austin, TX 78745
Offers online therapy
I am devoted to working working with the LGBTQ+ Community in individual, group, and relationship therapy.
Life can be challenging, especially when you are perceived as different. The world can be cruel to people who are unique and it can lead to feelings of: shame, loneliness, anxiety, fear, and sadness. Please know that you are not alone in this. I offer a safe place where you can allow your authentic self to emerge. Through our connection in therapy, we can explore your challenges and strengths. Using our relationship in session as a guide, you will have the opportunity to discover new insights and move towards your goals. My work centers on helping relationships and adults.
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Zachary D. Van Den Berg
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A Verified
Austin, TX 78748
Offers online therapy
Working within a queer, social justice, anti-oppressive framework, I believe that clients should not have to explain or educate their therapist about minority stress and discrimination. These approaches provide tools that situate our work together within the context of larger systems of power and oppression. I believe your lived experiences and unique ways of knowing are critical sources for catalyzing empowerment, resilience, and change. In the art therapy studio, whether virtual or in-person, I partner with you in the shared pursuit of achieving your goals and attaining satisfaction from all areas of your life.
(512) 855-2471
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Austin, TX 78748
Offers online therapy
Working within a queer, social justice, anti-oppressive framework, I believe that clients should not have to explain or educate their therapist about minority stress and discrimination. These approaches provide tools that situate our work together within the context of larger systems of power and oppression. I believe your lived experiences and unique ways of knowing are critical sources for catalyzing empowerment, resilience, and change. In the art therapy studio, whether virtual or in-person, I partner with you in the shared pursuit of achieving your goals and attaining satisfaction from all areas of your life.
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Justyn Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78701
Offers online therapy
My identity as a Gay Black Man fuels my work as a therapist and connected to my desire to support and make a positive impact on the mental health of the LGBTQ+ community. I work with a variety of presenting concerns and populations; however, my specialization is working with gay men and the LGBTQ+ population. Helping people have more PEACE, BALANCE and HAPPINESS in their life. I provide support and a nonjudgmental environment for you to process, explore and evaluate your concerns. In counseling you can get tools and skills to make real changes or use the space to process thoughts and stress.
(254) 274-5683
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78701
Offers online therapy
My identity as a Gay Black Man fuels my work as a therapist and connected to my desire to support and make a positive impact on the mental health of the LGBTQ+ community. I work with a variety of presenting concerns and populations; however, my specialization is working with gay men and the LGBTQ+ population. Helping people have more PEACE, BALANCE and HAPPINESS in their life. I provide support and a nonjudgmental environment for you to process, explore and evaluate your concerns. In counseling you can get tools and skills to make real changes or use the space to process thoughts and stress.
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Kaleb Thorshov
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78705
Offers online therapy
There is no manual for the LGBTQ experience. People in our community often find themselves having spent their childhood trying to stay safe, only to reach adulthood without the skills and relationships to have the fulfilling life they deserve. We often feel like we are spending our lives playing catch up, trying to reclaim our past while living out our present and future all at the same time.
(469) 378-5073
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78705
Offers online therapy
There is no manual for the LGBTQ experience. People in our community often find themselves having spent their childhood trying to stay safe, only to reach adulthood without the skills and relationships to have the fulfilling life they deserve. We often feel like we are spending our lives playing catch up, trying to reclaim our past while living out our present and future all at the same time.
Joseph Heggins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78732
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
My focus is on trauma, chronic depression, anxiety with panic attacks, mental health of gay and bisexual men, mental health of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), person in recovery, and people that struggle to maintain healthy relationships with friends, family, and coworkers.
(281) 502-4825
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78732
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
My focus is on trauma, chronic depression, anxiety with panic attacks, mental health of gay and bisexual men, mental health of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), person in recovery, and people that struggle to maintain healthy relationships with friends, family, and coworkers.
Elizabeth Ogren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CSAT, SomEx, EMDR Verified
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78704
Offers online therapy
I work in the LGBTQ+ community; with recovering people; with families impacted by addiction; with those trying to break free of exploitation and and traumatic bonding.
Based in Phoenix, I work with clients around the country and the world as licensing allows, including via Telehealth. I'm so glad you're here. The world can feel like an inhospitable home at times. Relationships can be unsettled, self-medicating can dominate, and the past can haunt like a persistent familiar ghost. Healing is necessary, because you are necessary. No matter how you may struggle - there is no one else quite like you, you are the very best at being you, you possess gifts and magic that only you can bring to the world. Therapy is about coming home to yourself - your physical body, emotional body or heart, and mind.
(602) 429-0448
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78704
Offers online therapy
I work in the LGBTQ+ community; with recovering people; with families impacted by addiction; with those trying to break free of exploitation and and traumatic bonding.
Based in Phoenix, I work with clients around the country and the world as licensing allows, including via Telehealth. I'm so glad you're here. The world can feel like an inhospitable home at times. Relationships can be unsettled, self-medicating can dominate, and the past can haunt like a persistent familiar ghost. Healing is necessary, because you are necessary. No matter how you may struggle - there is no one else quite like you, you are the very best at being you, you possess gifts and magic that only you can bring to the world. Therapy is about coming home to yourself - your physical body, emotional body or heart, and mind.
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Heath Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Offers online therapy
MARCH 2020 - NOW PROVIDING E-THERAPY! Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Do you find yourself having more bad days than good days? Do you feel like you're stuck in your head, being pushed around by negative thoughts and emotions, or engaging in the same self-destructive patterns, while life passes you by? I believe that all of us have an inner source of wisdom and strength that we can learn to listen to in order to cultivate a life full of meaning and purpose. I specialize in LGBT issues, mood disorders (such as depression or anger issues), anxiety, and chronic pain management.
(512) 956-9357
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Austin, TX 78759
Offers online therapy
MARCH 2020 - NOW PROVIDING E-THERAPY! Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Do you find yourself having more bad days than good days? Do you feel like you're stuck in your head, being pushed around by negative thoughts and emotions, or engaging in the same self-destructive patterns, while life passes you by? I believe that all of us have an inner source of wisdom and strength that we can learn to listen to in order to cultivate a life full of meaning and purpose. I specialize in LGBT issues, mood disorders (such as depression or anger issues), anxiety, and chronic pain management.
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Jeff Lutes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
com), which hosts two projects: An annual event on LGBTQ+ relationships, and the QTAP Certification Program to train culturally competent care providers.
For over 30 years I've created collaborative conversations with clients that generate new possibilities for change. I use a postmodern approach and strive to understand how clients make meaning of themselves, others, and the world around them. I tend to be active in those conversations - not passive - and I am respectful and goal-oriented. I also enjoy writing, providing consultation to other professionals, and speaking to audiences about love, dating, and relationships.
(512) 419-0600
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Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
com), which hosts two projects: An annual event on LGBTQ+ relationships, and the QTAP Certification Program to train culturally competent care providers.
For over 30 years I've created collaborative conversations with clients that generate new possibilities for change. I use a postmodern approach and strive to understand how clients make meaning of themselves, others, and the world around them. I tend to be active in those conversations - not passive - and I am respectful and goal-oriented. I also enjoy writing, providing consultation to other professionals, and speaking to audiences about love, dating, and relationships.
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Hugh Simmons, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Austin, TX 78754
Offers online therapy
I celebrate diversity, which means I welcome you and relationships and families of every kind. I offer a safe place for you to talk (at your own pace) about challenges that may feel impossible to discuss anywhere else. Focus areas include relationship difficulties, loss, interpersonal challenges, LGBTQ+/queer concerns, divorce support, stress, pre-teen and adolescent challenges, anxiety, depression, a general sense of feeling unhappy, parenting and more. If you're having a hard time you do not need to be alone. I work with individuals, relationships, families and groups.
(347) 706-4604
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Austin, TX 78754
Offers online therapy
I celebrate diversity, which means I welcome you and relationships and families of every kind. I offer a safe place for you to talk (at your own pace) about challenges that may feel impossible to discuss anywhere else. Focus areas include relationship difficulties, loss, interpersonal challenges, LGBTQ+/queer concerns, divorce support, stress, pre-teen and adolescent challenges, anxiety, depression, a general sense of feeling unhappy, parenting and more. If you're having a hard time you do not need to be alone. I work with individuals, relationships, families and groups.
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Derek Baca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping LGBT clients with the coming out process, managing relationships, stigma and self acceptance.
Life can be tough. Relationships, work and school are overwhelming. If you have tried to cope but need something more, I can help. I provide a warm, safe environment to help you decrease your anxiety, create more satisfying relationships and live a more fulfilling life. Everyone is unique. I tailor every session to your unique goals and strengths to help you increase emotional control, manage your thoughts and anxieties, and help you figure out the best way to move forward.
(512) 379-6601
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Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping LGBT clients with the coming out process, managing relationships, stigma and self acceptance.
Life can be tough. Relationships, work and school are overwhelming. If you have tried to cope but need something more, I can help. I provide a warm, safe environment to help you decrease your anxiety, create more satisfying relationships and live a more fulfilling life. Everyone is unique. I tailor every session to your unique goals and strengths to help you increase emotional control, manage your thoughts and anxieties, and help you figure out the best way to move forward.
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Sally Lineback
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Offers online therapy
Some of my areas of interest include LGBTQIA+, gender, and sexuality issues; relationships; family of origin issues; and identity exploration and development.
I believe that clients can grow and change most in a safe therapeutic relationship in which they feel important, heard, and valued. My therapeutic style is warm and relational, and I value having an authentic connection with my clients. I find that clients also appreciate understanding the process of therapy, and I like to be transparent with clients about my approach and techniques, and why I think they are helpful.
(512) 865-5962
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Austin, TX 78731
Offers online therapy
Some of my areas of interest include LGBTQIA+, gender, and sexuality issues; relationships; family of origin issues; and identity exploration and development.
I believe that clients can grow and change most in a safe therapeutic relationship in which they feel important, heard, and valued. My therapeutic style is warm and relational, and I value having an authentic connection with my clients. I find that clients also appreciate understanding the process of therapy, and I like to be transparent with clients about my approach and techniques, and why I think they are helpful.
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Adam MacDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR Verified
Austin, TX 78756
Offers online therapy
You are in the right place. You matter. Regardless if you have years of experience or this is your first time considering it, therapy can seem scary. I am here to affirm that you are taking an important, brave step toward feeling a more fulfilled and satisfied life. Do you feel stuck? Maybe you feel unfulfilled by work or relationships. Maybe you have suffered some loss or trauma. Perhaps you are a fellow member of the LGBTQ+ community, but struggle to feel "good enough". Together, our work can help increase your connection with others, self compassion, and confidence dealing with day-to-day difficulties.
(737) 204-6345
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Austin, TX 78756
Offers online therapy
You are in the right place. You matter. Regardless if you have years of experience or this is your first time considering it, therapy can seem scary. I am here to affirm that you are taking an important, brave step toward feeling a more fulfilled and satisfied life. Do you feel stuck? Maybe you feel unfulfilled by work or relationships. Maybe you have suffered some loss or trauma. Perhaps you are a fellow member of the LGBTQ+ community, but struggle to feel "good enough". Together, our work can help increase your connection with others, self compassion, and confidence dealing with day-to-day difficulties.
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Catherine M Ford
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Austin, TX 78704
Offers online therapy
*** I am not able to accept new patients at this time. Please try back later. *** My goal is to support people in becoming their most authentic & loving selves. I have a particular interest in working with gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. My philosophy is to offer "respectful psychotherapy - the freedom to express and explore your self".
(512) 842-2223
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Austin, TX 78704
Offers online therapy
*** I am not able to accept new patients at this time. Please try back later. *** My goal is to support people in becoming their most authentic & loving selves. I have a particular interest in working with gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. My philosophy is to offer "respectful psychotherapy - the freedom to express and explore your self".
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NextQuest Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Offers online therapy
When seeking care, nothing is scarier to transgender and non binary individuals than a provider who’s poorly informed about the issues facing their community. From discrimination and harassment to mental health issues & the process of transitioning, having providers who are informed and affirmative can make a huge difference, whether your current mental health concerns are related to your gender or not. Whether you are looking for support related to coming out, transitioning, or just wishing to explore your gender, we've got your back. Both Noah and Dana have both lived and professional experience in working with trans and NB folx.
(512) 229-9087
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Austin, TX 78759
Offers online therapy
When seeking care, nothing is scarier to transgender and non binary individuals than a provider who’s poorly informed about the issues facing their community. From discrimination and harassment to mental health issues & the process of transitioning, having providers who are informed and affirmative can make a huge difference, whether your current mental health concerns are related to your gender or not. Whether you are looking for support related to coming out, transitioning, or just wishing to explore your gender, we've got your back. Both Noah and Dana have both lived and professional experience in working with trans and NB folx.
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John Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Offers online therapy
I especially enjoy working with the LGBTQ Community.
One of the big challenges for all of us during this past year has been living with the world-wide pandemic, COVID-19. Overcoming the isolation, fear, and anxiety generated by the pandemic can be an ongoing effort. Discordant relationships, anxiety, PTSD issues and substance abuse can often reoccur or be exacerbated during times such as these. Working together, we look at your particular struggles, find your hidden strengths, challenge outmoded habits, and develop solutions. Step by step, you will find ways to move forward out of the frustration of anxiety and depression, finding renewed hope, motivation and fulfillment!
(512) 488-4656
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Austin, TX 78759
Offers online therapy
I especially enjoy working with the LGBTQ Community.
One of the big challenges for all of us during this past year has been living with the world-wide pandemic, COVID-19. Overcoming the isolation, fear, and anxiety generated by the pandemic can be an ongoing effort. Discordant relationships, anxiety, PTSD issues and substance abuse can often reoccur or be exacerbated during times such as these. Working together, we look at your particular struggles, find your hidden strengths, challenge outmoded habits, and develop solutions. Step by step, you will find ways to move forward out of the frustration of anxiety and depression, finding renewed hope, motivation and fulfillment!
Dan Knapp
LPC Intern Verified
Austin, TX 78735
Offers online therapy
I have a background working with those in the LGBTQ+ community as well extensive experience in case management and skill building with those who are experiencing crises, intellectual disabilities and/or multiple diagnoses.
In this world where nothing can be taken for granted, we must find meaning and connection to truly thrive. We all went through a lot in 2020, and the pandemic has forever changed our lives. Wherever you are in your journey, my role is to help you to accept and express yourself to live authentically. If you are here for motivation, transparency, and prefer to work through life one step at a time, then you have come to the right place. If you would like to find out more about how we can work together, contact me to schedule your no-charge 30-minute consultation.
(512) 601-5188
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Austin, TX 78735
Offers online therapy
I have a background working with those in the LGBTQ+ community as well extensive experience in case management and skill building with those who are experiencing crises, intellectual disabilities and/or multiple diagnoses.
In this world where nothing can be taken for granted, we must find meaning and connection to truly thrive. We all went through a lot in 2020, and the pandemic has forever changed our lives. Wherever you are in your journey, my role is to help you to accept and express yourself to live authentically. If you are here for motivation, transparency, and prefer to work through life one step at a time, then you have come to the right place. If you would like to find out more about how we can work together, contact me to schedule your no-charge 30-minute consultation.

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