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My specialties include:

Are you struggling with coming out or dealing with the fallout from family and friends for being honest with them about who you are? Are you transitioning and looking for support? Are you afraid to come out at all or in a particular situation such as work for fear of any number of things: stigma, discrimination, your personal safety? Or maybe you've been out for years but are still suffering from internalized homophobia from time to time. Any and all of these issues have a toll on our community. Suicide rates among LGBTQ youth are nearly 3 times the rate as their heterosexual peers. The LGBTQ community suffers from higher rates of substance abuse than the population as a whole. I can help you reclaim your self and start to heal from these harmful effects from a society that doesn't accept us 100%. When I say "us," I include myself as a cis-gender female lesbian identified woman. 

Most of my clients are LGBTQ+. I particularly enjoy working with trans and gender queer clients;  basically anyone who rejects the binary system of identification. I know that this is a particularly scary (and absolutely despicable) time politically for the trans community and it is taking a toll. I really appreciate this list of terms from the Human Rights Campaign. If you identify yourself in any of these ways, I would appreciate working with you. If you are looking for a therapist in NYC who is trans affirming, and are interested in a creative approach, I'm here to help. Teens and young adults are especially welcome.

Therapy for Exploring Your Relationship with Substances

Concerned or simply curious about your alcohol or marijuana use? Maybe a different substance completely, like sugar or caffeine. Let's examine it together. Whether you are thinking about going to AA or something like that; have been  a 12 Step program but want to go beyond the rooms; or no interest whatsoever in that approach, we can explore what will work for you. I have years of applied experience with the steps and can help to deepen yours. Or maybe you've worked the steps but need to explore causes of what might have led to your substance use getting out of control. Or you want to explore a harm reduction model. However you are finding yourself today in relationship with substances, together we can discover personalized experiences to help you live a more rewarding and fulfilling life beyond using to cope.

 Performing Artists Struggling with Career Issues/Transitions

Being a performing artist comes with challenging issues: dealing with rejection, performance anxiety and burnout, feeling unfulfilled,  no longer enjoying what you do, or all of the above. If you're struggling with any of these, I can certainly empathize. I can also be part of your healing process and help you overcome the difficulties of these issues and discover something new and unexpected about yourself.


Neurodivergent persons face unique challenges - but of course. No two neurodivergent persons are alike, and we live in a world set up for neurotypical people. I provide a safe space for individuals to explore their neurodivergence, understand how their unique traits impacts them and others, as well as how to cope in a neurotypical world. I help you find and build upon your strengths. By accepting you for you are, I hope to help you develop or increase your own self-acceptance ,self-esteem and confidence.

LGBT gender queer competent music therapist with guitar in a garden
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