LifeCircle Counseling and Consulting
16825 48th Ave W, Suite 250
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psychotherapy, perinatal mental health
gay/bi/queer men, lesbian/bi/queer women, bisexual people, trans women, trans men, genderqueer folks, people of color
Gender Neutral Restrooms?
Comprehensive intake forms that include a patient's chosen name and gender pronouns?
Clinic uses a patient's chosen name (as opposed to their legal name) on their chart?
Trans standard of care used:
Staff Trained in LGBTQ Issues?
Conference sessions and webinars provided by educators from LGBTQ communities
Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?
3 decades of bicultural/bilingual living, training on cultural issues in graduate school, multiple conference sessions/webinars on equity, diversity, cultural competence, cultural humility, and social justice. I am now an educator on cultural humility and dismantling institutional oppression in the perinatal fields.
What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for LGBQ-identified patients?
Use of inclusive language; respect of clients' sexual orientation; avoidance of heteronormative assumptions; open discussion (if desired by clients) of the impact of systemic oppression on their well being; open discussion (if desired by clients) of the influence of my privilege on the therapy process
What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for trans- and genderqueer-identified patients?
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 forward the voices of LGBTQ communities into spaces in which I have privilege (e.g., as a conference speaker, in organizations in which I hold membership); work alongside my LGBTQ colleagues in projects related to dismantling institutional oppression in the perinatal fields; help organize educational events in which education about working with LGBTQ clients is provided; advocate for members of LGBTQ communities to be selected into positions of power in organizations in which I hold membership; advocate that organizations in which I hold membership provide more anti-oppression and cultural humility training to their service providers and power holders, utilize inclusive language/content/images in their media, conduct a systematic evaluation of institutional oppression in the organization, and work toward dismantling institutional oppression; ....
What else do you want potential patients to know about you or your clinic?
"I provide counseling services addressing the needs of individuals, couples, and families experiencing challenges related to a variety of issues and experiences, such as: Stress, mood, and anxiety concerns Loss, grief, and trauma Relationships Life transitions Communication Expectations Perfectionism Role conflicts Balance and self-care Body image and dysphoria Sexual orientation Gender identity and expression Giftedness I also help people with issues related to reproductive, perinatal, and parenting experiences, such as conception, pregnancy, birth, adjusting to life with baby, lactation, and parenting. I strive to create a safe and healthy environment where all of my clients feel respected, accepted, and affirmed regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family structure, marital status, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, age, size, disability, and socioeconomic status. I care deeply about social justice."