2SLGBTQI Affirming Care
I offer counselling, support, education and resources for parents/guardians/caregivers and partners if their loved ones come out as their authentic self.
I counsel clients who are exploring gender and/or sexual identity. Often times there is fear, anger, internal feelings of homo/trans/biphobia, and sadness as they worry of not being accepted and supported by their family and friends.
Many times, when individuals come out to their families and friends, there can be conflict and confusion. This can be a very difficult time and I am here to help clients identify their barriers. We talk about fears, society’s pressures and stigmas placed on them, and then work together to help find their best path to being their authentic self.
My beliefs are each individual has the right to identify how they choose, and that only they know what is best for them and their life. I work with individuals who are just coming out, contemplating transition, beginning transition or just needing some help during a life transition.
I help clients identify shifting personal relationships with family and friends, explore sexuality and gender identity, as well as internal and external homo/trans/biphobia.
With years of relationship counselling in many areas, I strive to offer a safe, supportive and affirming environment that allow couples and families to talk, reflect, navigate, and form goals for the future together.
I am continually updating and completing affirming 2SLGBTQI therapies, as conventional therapies are richly steeped in heterosexual cis-normative research that often does not offer individuals in the 2SLGBTQI community affirming therapy solutions.
I work from an anti-oppressive, trauma informed, social justice, feminist, sex/relationship/body positive, harm reduction and strength-based lenses to which I apply to all my work with every client.
I am qualified to complete Secondary sign off funding for OHIP and provide surgeon letters for Gender Affirming surgeries.
For some clients it may help to know I identify as a queer trans masculine person which allows me to offer a professional and personal outlook around identifying in the 2SLGBTQI community.