Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition

Sar Surmick

LMFTA

Significant Connections Counseling

7981 168th Ave NE Suite 220

Redmond

sar.therapist@gmail.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

identity therapy

Expertise

gay/bi/queer men, lesbian/bi/queer women, bisexual people, trans women, trans men, genderqueer folks, Relationships; Non-Monogamy


Identity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation


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:

Informed Consent Model

Staff Trained in LGBTQ Issues?

yes

Description

It's just me. My training comes from dozens of sources including personal experience, grad school, seminars, professional trainings, and continuing education.

Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?

yes

Description

See above.


Values

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

I work to create an open and welcoming environment for all my clients. My office is an open and inviting place where all identities are welcome.

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

See above.

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).

In addition to my therapeutic work I also volunteer with Camp Ten Trees (an LGBTQ Youth camp) and coordinate inclusive education as a board member with the FSPC (Foundation for Sex-Positive Culture).

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

"Part of my work as a therapist is to help people understand and accept themselves. Sometimes that is a long journey. Some of my clients are on that journey with a partner. Some are figuring it out themselves. Whatever the journey, it is my job to help people get the help they need in a positive and affirming way. In addition to my therapy practice I also work as a sex-positive educator."