Queer Folx

As a therapist and a queer human, I intentionally inhabit an anti-oppressive intersectional feminist lens.  This provides almost limitless possibilities in how together, we can start to explore, understand, analyze and interpret the world, institutions and social norms all around us.  

Examining our social locations and the degrees of privilege or marginalization that we experience is a critical part of addressing and unpacking the impacts of systemic barriers and traumas.  Therapy can involve separating those impacts from who we inherently are as humans outside of those systems and norms.

It is no secret that those of us who identify as under the umbrella of queer folx/LGBTQ2SIA experience higher rates of depression, anxiety, self harm, suicide and many other interrelated challenges.

I am a proud member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and continually pursue training which allow me to support clients through navigating social and medical systems for gender and sexuality affirming care. 


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Through my involvement with Psychotherapy Matters, clients in need of Assistance with formal Gender Dysphoria Documentation, a general psychiatric assessment can be facilitated, including diagnosing and/or ruling out conditions of gender dysphoria and/or co-morbid conditions.

A general psychiatric assessment widens the affirmative circle of care, and can be useful for other professionals working with the client, such as family doctors.

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We know from experience and the growing body of supportive literature […] that the therapeutic relationship a counselor forms with each client can be the most powerful tool for helping clients change
Cochran and Cochran, 2015

I work with a wide range of issues under the queer “umbrella” including, but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Internalized homophobia / Shame
  • Coming out
  • Navigating romantic or a-romantic relationships
  • Grief around coming out later in life
  • Exploring gender expression
  • Navigating name/gender marker changes in Ontario
  • Navigating the health care system to access gender affirming care and/or surgery
  • Exploring sexuality
  • The experience of dysphoria and/or dysmorphia
  • Finding community
  • Struggles with suicidal thoughts
  • Addressing the impacts of bullying
  • Self esteem
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Estrangement/rejection from family
  • Fears of violence

Contact Me

Please select book now to schedule an appointment or contact me if you have any questions. Psychotherapy in my Guelph office is available, or we can connect remotely via telehealth