I offer consultation services to peers and colleagues on a range of clinical subjects:
BDSM and Trauma
I have extensive experience working clinically and providing training around navigating the uniqueness of clinical work with individuals who practice BDSM and who have histories of impact from trauma. This consultation involves case exploration, worksheets for identifying your own boundaries and goals, legal and ethical considerations, and identifying opportunities for working with partners and other providers.
Sex therapy and Sexuality
I have extensive experience with sex education and sexual identities, and have offered individual and group consultation and courses related to working with individuals who are exploring sexual identities and practices or who identify in the LGBTQ+ spectrum or with BDSM, non-monogamy, and alternative communities.
Chronic Mental Health Needs
I have years of experience working with individuals with chronic, long term mental health needs in a variety of settings. I believe in assisting individuals of all backgrounds and abilities in achieving their goals whatever they may be, including relationships, employment, activism, volunteering, family connections, and housing. I approach chronic mental health experiences from a trauma informed model, and often understand symptoms as adaptive strategies for survival and protection. Working with long term mental health needs can bring up many challenges for therapists, including questions around whether we should continue the work, why the person hasn't changed/gotten better, and whether we are working with them in the right way. We can address your specific questions and explore your own process as you approach work with folks who may need therapy over the course of their lives. I have provided consultation and supervision regarding engagement, ongoing support and treatment, and philosophical approaches to accepting and supporting ongoing mental health for all.
I have experience and focused training in working with clients with both identifiable and hidden differences and disabilities. I provide an approach that includes empowerment, self disclosure, and acknowledgment of social and political impact to address environmental challenges and personal identity concerns related to ability and disability. I have offered consultation and training related to disability and working with physical, learning, and cognitive differences and disabilities in a variety of contexts, including managed care and community mental health settings.