Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition

Zoe Bermet

LMP

Aloha House

1902 E Aloha

Seattle

z@zoebmassage.com

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

Massage, Bodywork

Expertise

gay/bi/queer men, lesbian/bi/queer women, bisexual people, trans women, trans men, genderqueer folks, people of color, people in recovery, people with disabilities, active drug users, sex workers


Identity

Gender Identity

cis female

Sexual Orientation

queer


Training and Practices

Gender Neutral Restrooms?

yes

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:

Staff Trained in LGBTQ Issues?

yes

Description

I am the sole provider. I am a queer person and my education on trans, queer, and gender issues comes from my lived experiences of being immersed in queer community for over 25 years. I do as much self-education as possible as well.

Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?

N/A

Description

I am a former member of CARW (Coaltion of Anti-Racist Whites) and CURE (Communities Undoing Racism Everywhere). I have attended numerous trainings including UIR (Undoing Institutionalized Racism) and have attended several White Privilege Conferences.


Values

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

I am the sole provider so my clients only have to interact with me. I am queer, friendly, and very non-judgmental.

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

My intake form has a space for preferred gender pronoun. The space I'm in has a gender-neutral bathroom. I am very comfortable working with trans and genderqueer clients and I think that comes across in how I interact with clients. Currently about 1/2 of my clients are trans or genderqueer.

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 queer and have been a part of queer and trans community for over 25 years.

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

In addition to Swedish massage, I am trained in myofascial release which is a great technique for working with scar tissue post-surgery and for helping release restrictions that can occur due to binding. I am also trauma-sensitive and aware.