Welcome!

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
                                                                                                  Mary Oliver

You may be searching for a therapist for yourself or for your child; or, you may be looking for consultation or for helpful resources. In all cases, I wish you the very best, and welcome you to my site.

The people who come to work with me usually are those who can't or won't follow the conventional path. Most of my work is with people dealing with trauma, life changes and relationship issues, and with those who are transgender /non-binary and/or autistic /neurodivergent. I am a somatic psychotherapist and include touch in my healing work when appropriate and requested by my clients.  I also consult, write, and present on the intersections between trauma, gender diversity, neurodiversity, personal and social change and physical well-being.

I am here to make the world a more welcoming and supportive place for everyone. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Recent Blog Posts

What We Can Do to Support Transgender Autistic People

"Nothing About Us Without Us" is the slogan of the Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). It is a slogan that could also easily have been used by transgender activists, as they wrested some power over dialogue and decisions regarding trans care from cisgender medical and mental health professionals. In this post, I discuss steps that gender specialists and autism specialists may take to better meet the needs of the large percentage of people who are both transgender and autistic.

What Bill Bowen Taught Me

My mentor, Bill Bowen, creator of Psychophysical Therapy, died in early May. Bill is in my hands, eyes, mind and heart as I work with clients. In the first weekend of my first training with Bill, he had us touching each other's hearts — because hearts come first. I miss him and I treasure his gifts to me and my work. Here are some things I learned from Bill that I do my best to pass on to my clients and colleagues.

Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults

My book is now available! 

You can order it from your local bookstore or from one of the largest companies in the world.

Want to schedule a book talk or workshop?

Contact me. I'm excited to get this book out. Also, if you'd like to support trans autistic folks, consider purchasing a book and donating it to libraries, schools and LGBT centers.

Upcoming Talks and Trainings

Book Talk!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019  6:30-8 pm 

Charlie's Corner Bookstore, San Francisco

4102 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94114.

 

Training for Mental Health Professionals

Saturday April 25, 2020 Berkeley, CA

The Psychotherapy Institute

(More information on registration to come.)

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