I use not only all the brains I
have, but all I can borrow.
Some of my favorite theorists
I am a client centered cognitive therapist. My approach is to accept
you where you are without judgement. I am interactive and offer insights and opinions when appropriate.
I believe our world view and life experience is built in the framwork our belief
systems. Real change occurs at this level.
My perspective on
gender identity is we all have it and only I can determine what that identity looks like an means to me. I offer you that
same privlege... to determine you own identity! We know who we are but many times we get messages from family, peer, society
that who we are is not acceptable. Not honoring our spirit has a way of erroding our hearts to being constantly guarded and
hidden for fear of people discovering our truth. I have worked with people in transition since 1997 and know the journey is
unique to everyone. There is no "one way" to do this. I am here to help you determine how to create a life for yourself
you can love and appreciate.
I am continuely amazed with
this new generation of parents that are willing to understand their gender varient children. I am thrilled our local transchildren
have resources and support with the Genices Program at Children's Medical. Education about gender identity has grown and attempted
anti trans-legislation has spurred discussion to dismantle the mythology that has been assigned to tran-speople by cis-people.
I am hopeful with this generation will define for themselves their gender expression, identity, and expectation. In the face
of everything that is happening in our world I believe we can find peace, love, and joy.