Speak with Rob - The Therapy Wolf : (925) 808-9032
A long, long time ago...I was a younger LGBTQ person who was looking for a therapist and finding one was a real challenge! Although I found many well intentioned straight therapists who'd "worked with" LGBTQAI+ clients, the lack of relevant lived experience and familiarity with the unique needs, stressors and cultures within the LGBTQAI+ community was a constant source frustration for me. It seemed extremely unfair that I was put in a position where I was being forced to spend a good chunk of my clinical hour (which I was PAYING for) offering a class in Queerness 101 to my therapist.
Not to put too fine a point on it - but this experience is what eventually led me to become a therapist myself. The LGBTQQIP2SAA+ is MY community and I'm proud and honored to serve my community's specific therapeutic needs.
I am LGBTQ+ identified, and a POC and a part of other marginalized communities. I have first-hand experience and a lived understanding of the emotional, psychological and practical ramifications of dealing with oppression, adversity, discrimination, prejudice, personal bias, social injustice & invisibility.
I have sought out and completed extensive training to be able to work with the emotional and mental health issues and concerns that impact the LGBTQQIP2SAA+ community, at all ages and stages of personal growth and development.
In my practice you are understood and welcomed, in all of your rainbow themed splendor! This is a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate, and nurturing space where ALL the parts of you are welcomed to be explored, supported, nurtured, healed and celebrated!!
Relationship Therapy issues specific to the LGBTQAI+ context: