I am so glad you’re here!
I am queer and non-binary, and I decided to pursue mental health training and education due to the harm I received – and I saw friends and partners receive – in the healthcare system when trying to seek out LGBTQ affirming therapy.
I offer services that are LGBTQ / LGBTQIA+ friendly and affirming. I can assist those who are questioning or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Marginalized individuals are traumatized by society, and so often receive more medical trauma on top when trying to seek help and support.
It can be confusing and overwhelming to sift through all the different possible identity labels and find one that fits YOU! But you don’t have to do it alone. I also have experience with non-traditional relationship styles like ethical non-monogamy (including open relationships and polyamory), kink, and BDSM.
Right now due to COVID-19 I am offering all services online and through a virtual platform.
This means I can not only see individuals within Austin area itself (including Bee Caves, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Manor, Buda, Leander and more!), but anywhere in Texas, including Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston, or even other rural areas that might not have mental health providers who are competent and affirming of LGBTQ experiences.
Since drama therapy is a national registration, I can also see anyone throughout the United States and even Canada!
I am private pay only, but offer sliding scale, and am also a member of the Open Path Collective for those who need access to low cost services.
As I said, I am a drama therapist, which is one of the creative arts therapies (art, dance/movement, drama, music, and poetry therapy). This means I use the tools of theatre and drama (like movement, gesture, storytelling, roleplay, etc) to generate insight and create change.
This is a comic strip I created to illustrate how drama therapy can look different from traditional talk therapy or counseling. I have found that many LGBTQ individuals especially are frustrated by the harm they have received in more clinical settings, and are open to creative and non-traditional modes of healing.
As a drama therapist, I wear a lot of different hats (or play a variety of roles) so this page will help you figure out how to get the best experience of this website from here.
If you are a potential client, you might want to go to How I Can Help to learn more about how you might benefit from drama therapy, or Contact & Scheduling to set up a free consultation to learn more!
If you are a mental health provider you might want to check out What is drama therapy? or click the “Creative Arts Therapies” category on the word cloud on the bottom of the sidebar to read some articles where I outline the theoretical foundations and scope of practice of drama therapy. You could also peruse my Curriculum Vitae if you want to learn more about my training and experience.