I am queer and trans non-binary (they/them).
I have experienced- and seen friends and partners experience – so much harm in the U.S. healthcare system. There are a lot of barriers when seeking LGBTQ affirming therapy. Marginalized individuals are traumatized by society. So often, we experience medical trauma on top when trying to seek support.
I decided to become a holistic health and wellness provider as a result. I don’t want other people to have to experience what I did when they need help. You deserve access to a healthcare provider who understands what you’re going through, and who can guide you and validate your lived experience. I offer services that are LGBTQ / LGBTQIA+ friendly and affirming.
I started my own journey over 15 years ago. I have been in community with other queer, trans, and gender expansive folks ever since. I can assist those who are questioning or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be confusing and overwhelming to sift through all the different identity labels and find one that fits YOU! But you don’t have to do it alone.
Whether you are coming out for the first time, trying on a new label, or struggling with the amount of anti-trans legislation on the ballot, I am here for you! I also have experience with non-traditional relationship styles like ethical non-monogamy (including open relationships and polyamory), kink, and BDSM.
How I Can Help
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am offering all services online through a video platform.
I live in the greater Austin area (including Bee Caves, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Manor, Buda, Leander). I also offer virtual services throughout Texas, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
If you live in a rural area without access to LGBTQ affirming mental health providers, I can also help. Drama therapy is a national registration, which means I can see anyone throughout the United States (and even Canada) virtually!
I am private pay only. I do not take health insurance. I can offer sliding scale services based on income. I am also a member of the Open Path Collective if you need low cost services.
What is Drama Therapy?
Drama therapy is one of the creative arts therapies (art, dance/movement, drama, music, and poetry therapy). I have a background in Theatre and Performance Studies. Using the tools of theatre and drama (movement, gesture, storytelling, roleplay, etc.) I can help you generate insight and create change. We might still talk. But my background as an actor, playwright, and director influences my view of human behavior.
This is a comic strip I created to illustrate how drama therapy can look different from traditional talk therapy or counseling. Many LGBTQ individuals, frustrated by the harm they experience in clinical settings, are open to more holistic, creative, and non-traditional modes of healing. It is also more likely you will have a theatre or drama background – but that is not necessary!
I also did a video interview about my work with Balance Wellness.
In my work, I wear a lot of different hats (or play a variety of roles).
If you are a potential client
Reflect on what brought you here, and see how my passions resonate with you.
Learn more about My Approach to understand how it may be different from what you have tried in the past.
Or, if you’re ready to dive in, head over to Contact & Scheduling to set up a free consultation!
If you are a mental health provider
Check out What is drama therapy? to learn more.
You can schedule a professional consultation to learn more about LGBTQIA affirming or Neurodiversity affirming practices. I also have experience with ethical non-monogamy (open relationships, polyamory, relationship anarchy, etc.) and kink / BDSM.
If you are a Registered Drama Therapist, I can offer supervision!