Sexual Orientation, Gender Diversity, and Authenticity
I am a gay-affirmative, cis-gender female who is experienced in working within the LGBTQ+ community. Coping with discrimination, oppression, relationship trauma, coming out to one’s family, transitioning, and sorting out an authentic sense of self are just some of the issues that impact LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families that I work with. With special attention to respecting diversity, I model respect that comes from the heart for all sexual orientations and expressions.
Though it is not always possible, I believe the optimal therapeutic experience for someone who identifies as LGBTQ+ is with an out and affirming gay therapist who has achieved love and happiness in their own personal self-growth. Gaylesta, at www.gaylesta.org, is the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Psychotherapist Association of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. They are a resource for those seeking therapy, while fostering the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community.
When location makes it difficult to meet with a LGBTQ+ therapist or if you have not found a good fit, I’m here. I’m devoted to helping all individuals, couples, and families in a therapeutic capacity of seasoned expertise, thanks in part to my own community of friends and colleagues who identify as queer, gender fluid, or transgendered. You totally deserve to have a life that works.