What is your role at the YWC?
As the LGBTQ2S+ Mental Health Clinician, I provide psychotherapy, advocacy, and system navigation for LGBTQ2S+ identified folks with mental health or substance use concerns. I bring my clinical training as a social worker and my lived experiences as a queer, trans person with mental health and substance use concerns to my work. My goal is to create an environment where LGBTQ2S+ identified youth feel safe and supported to explore their gender, sexuality, and mental health and/or substance use concerns without judgment and without having to educate their healthcare providers.
Best advice you’ve ever received
Keep an undefended heart.
Describe yourself at 16 years of age – in 3 words
Emo as heck.