In this line of work, there are a lot of topics that did not get fully covered in grad school. You may find there are some gaps in your knowledge base or cultural humility around working with and understanding the LGBTQ+ community. Maybe you’ve got a complex case that you’d like a second set of ears and eyes on to bring fresh ideas or a different perspective.
I am passionate about case consultation with other clinicians, though I am not a clinical supervisor. I believe that the more knowledge is shared, the better service we can provide, especially to marginalized populations that are still not widely featured in curriculum. If you'd like a brief (15 min) phone consultation, I try to have a minimum of one weekly opening at no cost; if you're looking for a deep dive into a case or multiple cases, please schedule for a longer block of time.
I charge half of my session fee ($75) for the full 50 minutes for a one-on-one to try to make my assistance more accessible.
You can view scheduling options on the booking app here.
Please note that I am open to providing paid consult support via phone, video call, and/or in-person, depending on your needs. This can be recurring support or one-time support as needed. I am also open to providing a reduced rate of $38 per person for small group consultation (2-4 participants) in 50 minute increments if you have colleagues wanting this support as well. If this is the case, please use the contact form to reach out directly prior to scheduling on the booking app.
I love speaking with educators, school counselors, and therapists about how to best support LGBTQ+ youth AND how to support guardians of LGBTQ+ youth.
I also enjoy talking about the fundamentals of Play Therapy, especially Child-Centered Play Therapy and creating group therapy curriculum.
My presentation style can best be described as a "loose lecture" - I prefer interactive discussion while presenting research and techniques. Small groups (4-10 participants) are my favorite but I have presented in front of much larger audiences (50+.) I welcome questions and encourage everyone to feel that they can ask whatever they need clarity on.
I have official presentations prepared around the following topics:
LGBTQ+ 101: Basic Knowledge
Transgender 101: Basic Knowledge
Trans 101 + Working with Trans Adults
Trans 101 + Working with Trans Youth
Trans Sensitive Play Therapy (3 hours)
I am also open to speaking to groups based on my own personal experiences regarding mental health and being part of the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, if you or your organization is in need of a consultation around being inclusive to LGBQ+ and/or gender expansive clientele, please reach out and we can discuss ways I can support you.
I am not currently a CEU provider.
An online self-paced course worth 3.5 Association for Play Therapy CEUs on a special topic: transgender and gender expansive youth!
This workshop begins with a brief overview of transgender social and clinical history, terminology, and the differences between sexuality and gender identity. Participants will then be informed of cultural experiences and challenges that gender expansive youth may face. We will discuss gender exploration in play, with a focus on common themes, and cover 10 items your playroom should have. We will also cover 7 directive activities designed to help explore gender identity and 10 books to use for bibliotherapy. The presentation will include a framework for supporting caregivers, as well as ways to decrease the intensity of gender dysphoria. It ends with 4 case vignettes spanning youth ages 7 to 17 using play-based techniques.
"Table Talk: LGBTQ+ Real Talk" with Communities in Schools, May 2020, WA State
"Trans Sensitive Play Therapy" for WA State Association for Play Therapy Spring 2019 Conference, Seattle, WA
"Out of the Box Therapy within WISe" for WISe Symposium 2018, Kennewick, WA
"Trans 101" for Transgender Education Night 2015 at The Reach, Kennewick, WA
"Trans 101" for Transgender Education Night 2014 at The Reach, Kennewick, WA