To begin care, please call reception to make an appointment for an intake with one of our therapists. We will gather basic information intended to help us determine how we can best help you and discuss our fee schedule. We accept a number of insurance plans for behavioral and mental health services. Please call to confirm what insurance plans we accept for behavioral and mental health services.
We also provide a sliding fee scale for people under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Please visit our Sliding Scale Discount page for additional information. Payment is required at the time of service, and all appointments are 45 minutes long.
Our Behavioral Health Services
Our behavioral health providers offer culturally-affirming therapy designed to bring meaningful and lasting improvement to the lives of all people in our community. Our licensed providers are highly qualified and experienced in working with LGBTQ+ people, which means we take special consideration for the unique circumstances and challenges of sexual, gender, and romantic minority (SGRM) communities.
Our Providers Approach To Therapy
Mike’s approach to therapy incorporates aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with a humanistic-existential foundation. This means their therapy focuses on increasing awareness of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, improving understanding of the interdependence of these realms of experience, and learning how to manage those in a way that works best for you. This includes examining your subjective experience of authenticity and meaning-making to address challenges between yourself and the world around you. You can expect to discuss themes of connection and isolation, choice and responsibility, and change and acceptance, while proactively setting intentions or goals in each session to reinforce the work you do in therapy.
As a human with multiple intersectional queer identities, Mike enjoys working with people across the spectrums of sexual, gender, and relationship expansiveness in their work. Because of their passion for working with people in these communities, much of their professional continuing education centers around this population and its unique challenges and considerations with regard to mental health. Their approach to therapy is sex-, kink-, and poly-affirming, and they have experience working with clients who bring issues to therapy including racial justice, feminism, HIV/AIDS, health at every size, substance use, sex work, non-mainstream religious and spiritual practices, and more. A significant part of the therapy they provide may include acknowledging and working through privilege and bias, breaking down dominant-culture expectations and narratives, and challenging normative and mainstream assumptions.
Mattie’s approach to therapy uses a feminist theory lens, working from a relational cultural perspective that recognizes the way power, oppression and intersecting identities impact our lives, worldviews and ability to make change. They believe at the core of a positive and successful therapy experience is a trusting therapeutic relationship that is client-centered, collaborative and inspires growth. Therapy can be used as a tool to empower clients in utilizing their strengths and processing their lived experience to help them gain insight and understanding around their values, beliefs and identities. Mattie utilizes various interventions and techniques from different theories based on their client’s individual goals – as there is no one size fits all approach to therapy. Cultural competency, social justice and advocacy are important to Mattie, especially working with marginalized communities. To create and maintain a safe therapeutic relationship they continually reflect on their own identities, educate themselves, and are open to transparency and processing with clients around their work together.
In working with the LGBTQ+ community there are often more experiences of trauma – individually, historically and systemically. Mattie uses trauma-focused approaches that draw from attachment theory, polyvagal theory and mindfulness, but also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing in their therapeutic process. Mattie also finds working with the trans community deeply rewarding and is passionate about being able to provide cultural competency and gender affirming care through lived experience.
Kai’s therapeutic approach pulls from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family therapy models designed to support individuals or families. His orientation is characterized by curiosity, openness and acceptance. The aim is to help you recognize habitual patterns that may leave you feeling unfulfilled and to help you respond in new ways and to improve your relationships. His approach to treatment is present-focused, positive and rooted in your inherent strengths. Kai works to create a supportive, comfortable space in which we can identify and meet your goals for treatment. Most importantly, therapy will adapt to best meet your needs.
Kai has experience working with both younger and older adults, couples and families. He finds working with members within the LGBTQ+ community to be especially gratifying; providing culturally competent, gender affirming care are key elements of his practice.