Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition

Ismael E. Gerena Jr.

LMHC, CHT

Indigo Mental Health

901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1015

Seattle

ismael@indigomentalhealthcom

This provider is accepting new patients at this time


Insurance

This provider accepts the following insurances:

Does this provider accept Medicaid?

no

Does this provider accept Medicare?

no


Practice

Specialization

Mental Health Counseling and Hypontherapy

Expertise

gay/bi/queer men, lesbian/bi/queer women, bisexual people, trans women, trans men


Identity

Gender Identity

Male

Sexual Orientation

Gay


Training and Practices

Gender Neutral Restrooms?

N/A

Comprehensive intake forms that include a patient's chosen name and gender pronouns?

yes

Clinic uses a patient's chosen name (as opposed to their legal name) on their chart?

yes

Trans standard of care used:

WPATH Standards of Care

Staff Trained in LGBTQ Issues?

yes

Description

I am the only staff member of my clinical practice, and I abide by the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling Competencies for LGBTQIA Clients

Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?

yes

Description

I am the only staff member of my clinical practice.


Values

What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for LGBQ-identified patients?

By openly identifying as a Queer owned business serving the Queer Community. Art, decorations and even waiting room magazines are chosen for their sensitivity to the variations of gender, sexual orientation and relationships that may present in the community served.

What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for trans- and genderqueer-identified patients?

By openly identifying as a Queer owned business serving the Queer Community. Art, decorations and even waiting room magazines are chosen for their sensitivity to the variations of gender, sexual orientation and relationships that may present in the community served.

Please describe the ways in which you are involved in LGBTQ community outside of your practice (ex: Do you attend conferences on working with LGBTQ clients? Are you involved in local organizations that serve these communities? etc).

I am involved in the GSBA, volunteer with Camp Ten Trees, and I have begun to reach out to the Ingersoll Gender Center's consult group to further improve my work with the transgender community.

What else do you want potential patients to know about you or your clinic?

My practice is a non-judgmental, sex positive, kink knowledgeable, provider of services for individuals, couples and open/poly relationships. As part of my commitment to supporting my community I offer income sensitive services to clients who are unable to use their insurance or have deductibles that make seeking care difficult