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Rick, LGBTQ Therapist in Seattle

Headshot of Rick, an LGBTQ therapist in Seattle, WA

Pronouns: He, Him
License: PsyD

You typically sit across from a therapist at some of the most vulnerable times of your life.
Do you trust that the therapist won’t judge you? Will you wonder if they understand your experience and have the ability to help you solve the problems at the center of your pain?
I am trained in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy. It is not a neutral approach. It is based on the understanding that LGBTQ+ people should not just tolerated or accepted, but celebrated for their value in any culture. Shame is a common consequence of surviving a homophobic and heterocentric society. The healing process of LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy transforms self-hatred into self-compassion.
Working with the LGBTQ community is deeply personal to me. As a member of the community, I have greatly benefited from this approach and know first-hand how it fosters empowerment.

I’ve been working with clients since 2009, providing individual therapy as well as couples counseling. In relationships our strong emotions commonly interfere with our ability to successfully communicate our intended message. In couples sessions we work on helping each of you manage your emotions and put you in charge of them instead of letting them control you.

I received my masters degree in clinical psychology specializing in LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy from Antioch University in Los Angeles. I went on to earn my doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in multi-cultural and community psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.

Whether you are working on sexual or gender identity issues, relationships, depression, loss, anxiety, or self-confidence, together we can discover what empowers you and gives your life ultimate purpose and meaning.

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