Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition

Breona Mendoza

LMHCA

Seattle Youth Counseling, LLC

917 NE 73rd Street

Seattle

seattleyouthcounseling@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

Mental Health

Expertise

lesbian/bi/queer women, bisexual people, trans women, trans men, genderqueer folks, people of color


Identity

Gender Identity

Cis Female

Sexual Orientation

Queer/Bisexual/Pansexual/Lesbian


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:

Informed Consent Model

Staff Trained in LGBTQ Issues?

yes

Description

I have received training both formally and informally through programs like Camp Ten Trees, the NW Network, and the Say it Out Loud Conference.

Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?

yes

Description

I have taken trainings on understanding and navigating immigration/refugee requirements, navigating intergenerational conflict in families, understanding and deconstructing white privilege, how to work with different cultural populations who are experiencing various levels of violence, etc. Personally, I also work hard to understand my own culture and background so that I can understand my own reactions when other people have a different cultural framework or way of operating in the world.


Values

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

I sublet a space so I am not able to put up any of my own artwork or signs. I center queer and trans people in my work so I always say this in my introductions to services. I am also very transparent about all of therapy techniques I am doing and work hard to build trust through naming that my clients are the experts of their own experiences and that we will work as a team.

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

I use an informed consent model so my clients can define their own experience of gender and then I work alongside them as an advocate with family and providers.

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 currently work at an LGBTQ anti-violence organization. As a community member, I regularly attend LGBTQ specific events. I have been actively involved with many different LGBTQ organizations in Seattle- the NW Network, Camp Ten Trees, QYS, Lambert House, etc.

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

I am not taking insurance currently. I bill out of network.