Mental Health

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.

In addition, our mental health services are available on a cash pay basis between $75 and $150 per visit, depending on the type of visit.

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 Mental Health Services

Our mental 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 Duncan 

Mike’s approach to therapy incorporates aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with a humanistic-existential foundation.  This means that he puts an emphasis on examining thoughts and behaviors in conjunction with attending to a client’s subjective experience of authenticity and meaning to address challenges in the client’s relationship with their environment.  He believes that each person is doing their best to meet their needs, and that developing trust and building a robust therapeutic relationship are essential for successful therapy.  With Mike you may 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.

Mike works to cultivate and nurture humility toward and respect for all sexual, gender, and relationship expansive people.  He does this by acknowledging and educating himself in the intersections of transphobia, homophobia, and heterosexism, and racism, power, and privilege with mental health in contemporary American society.  His approach to therapy is sex-affirmative, kink-aware, and poly-friendly.  Mike is open to having frank discussions about racial justice, feminism, HIV/AIDS, health at every size, substance use, sex work, non-mainstream religious and spiritual practices, and more.  It is important for him to acknowledge and work through his own privilege and bias, break down dominant-culture expectations and narratives, and not make normative assumptions, as well as be out and affirmative about his identity as a multi-racial, White-presenting, gender-fluid, romantically-open, queer man.

Mattie Boucher

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.