Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition

Nick Norman

LSWAIC

Nicholas Norman Therapy

9415 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle

nicholasnormantherapy@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

Individual Mental Health Therapy

Expertise

gay/bi/queer men, lesbian/bi/queer women, bisexual people, people in recovery, active drug users


Identity

Gender Identity

Male

Sexual Orientation

Gay


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:

WPATH Standards of Care

Staff Trained in LGBTQ Issues?

yes

Description

University of Washington School of Social Work; Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse. Training entailed education on sexuality, gender and gender identity, issues facing trans* people (including trans* people of color), HIV/AIDS training, relationship and identity issues specific to LGBTQ people.

Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?

yes

Description

University of Washington School of Social Work; Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse. Education in privilege, oppression, and interaction of cultural identities in relation to race as well as sexual orientation and gender identity. Training in issues specific to people of color.


Values

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

As a therapist who identifies as part of the LGBTQ community, my practice is framed specifically relating to others in the community. The office is private and discreet, and communication is also kept confidential.

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

I make an effort to always defer to trans* and genderqueer clients when it comes to their identity and pronouns. I also keep trans*-friendly resources on hand for my clients.

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 continually seek further training and education in issues that are specific to LGBTQ people. I've spent a lot of time working with both LGBTQ youth, as well as those working through religious and spiritual issues in relation to their gender and sexuality.

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

I structure my practice specifically to working with LGBTQ people and specialize in helping them overcome challenges in their relationships and with their self-worth. Issues my clients have faced in the past include working through family conflicts, healing from traumatic experiences, overcoming addiction, reconciling religious and spiritual beliefs with sexuality, and resolving conflicts with their partners to build stronger relationships. I currently do not bill insurance plans. Upon request I provide clients with a detailed statement of their payments in order to submit to their insurance companies to seek reimbursement. I also offer sliding scale sessions for those with financial limitations.