Mental Health Practitioners

  Duewa    Emma    Julian    Katie    Olivia    Rosemary    Victoria

 

Duewa "Kaya" Spicer, LICSW

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Therapy can be a rich and powerful experience of personal growth and change. Perhaps you lack compassion towards your "sexual self", you are self-conscious, or maybe you're unsure about the future of your relationship(s).  An important aspect of therapy is looking at our interactions, relationships, and your feelings in the present moment or "here and now" with me. A positive therapeutic relationship itself promotes healing. I aim to create an environment where the client feels safe and free to express themselves.

I am a sex-positive, body-positive, LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. My goals are to provide a safe, judgment-free space for individuals, couples, and other relationship configurations to successfully work to reduce stress, anxiety and depression; to strengthen friendships and relationships at work and at home; to resolve grief, past traumas, and internal conflict; to modify negative thinking and self-destructive behaviors; to build self-esteem; to enhance intimacy and sexual desire/well-being; to foster self-discovery, self compassion; and to help improve one’s overall quality of life experiences.


I obtained a MSW from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in Military Social Work. I am honored to work with LGBTQIA service members and veterans. My approach is holistic and integrative and  includes mindfulness-based interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, Interpersonal and Narrative Therapy and more. I am currently working toward sex therapy certification and have a special interest in couples new to ethical non-monogamy, self-care and boundary setting, trauma recovery, and those living with chronic pain and scarring. I am happy to speak with you prior to scheduling an appointment to ensure we are a good fit. 

Special Interests: Ethically non-monogamous relationships, folks new to ethical non-monogamy, poly break-ups (effective communication with partners), coming out LGBTQIA,  poly, poly POC, and multicultural relationships, intimacy and sexuality, sacred sexuality, love and intimacy as/with older adults, work-related stress, grief and loss (particularly loss of limbs, permanent scarring, body changes), and resilience training.

Please contact Kaya if you're a new client interested in her services.

 

Emma Kupferman, LICSW

As a therapist I use a strengths-based approach to empower clients in creating the change they seek to live their most full, authentic lives. I believe strongly in the power of a therapeutic relationship to promote healing. Since completing my MSW in 2004 my focus has been on trauma recovery for survivors of domestic violence and sexual trauma. In my practice now I’m interested in working with individuals and couples on body positivity, exploration of polyamory and ethical non-monogamy, challenges with sexual desires and gender identity. I have a long history of working with adolescents and teenagers, including teaching sexual health education, and I am particularly invested in providing non-judgmental support to young people who are struggling with issues related to their body, gender and/or sexuality.

Special Interests: sex therapy, adolescents/teens, LGBTQIA identity, BDSM, ethical non-monogamy, alternative lifestyles, trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, grief/loss

Emma has a wait list for new clients. Please contact her if you'd like to be added.

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Julian Harris, LICSW

As a Licensed Clinical Social Work therapist, I support individuals overcome personal difficulties and obstacles to live more fulfilling lives.  My approach includes evidence based interventions to empower individuals to draw upon their unique strengths for optimal functioning.  I have a great deal of experience working with racially, ethnically, and gender diverse folks in various therapeutic capacities.  As a person of trans experience I have a unique and personal empathic connection to other folks of trans experience. My clinical orientation includes Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

 

Special Interests:  Gender transition, LGBTQIA, family estrangement, social justice, grief and loss

 

Please contact Juilan if you're a new client interested in his services.

 

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Katie Wagner, PhD

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Psychotherapy can help you make sense of complicated feelings, gain insight into relational patterns,and begin to move forward in areas of your life where you feel stuck. My focus is to help you untangle struggles, set meaningful goals, revise narratives about yourself that have become problematic, and re-orient you toward your life values. I am interested in getting to know all of you – your past struggles,present concerns, and hopes for the future. My radically-inclusive and integrative approach is informed by psychodynamic, feminist, multicultural, relational, and behaviorist theories. My practice is non-judgmental and centered on meeting your needs. I especially invite those who have felt rejected in more traditional therapy spaces. I am also trained to provide psychological evaluations for trans and gender non-conforming folks seeking Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) or Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS). I require a minimum of two sessions for HRT and GRS evaluations.

 

I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in LGBTQ Healthcare at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Bedford, MA. In my years as a clinician, I have worked in a variety of settings, including university counseling centers, medical hospitals, and outpatient psychotherapy clinics. I am trained to provide both short and long-term individual psychotherapy, partners and family therapy, and psychological and neuropsychological assessments. Although I have specialized population interests, I am open to meeting folks from all walks of life and willing to meet in advance to determine whether the fit works for you. Email is the best way to reach me.

 

Specialized Population Interests: LGBTQIA; gender non-conforming; alternative lifestyles; d/Deaf and HOH; persons with disabilities; university students; veterans

 

Specialized Treatment Areas: trans-affirming care and assessment; trauma (PTSD and cultural); sexual trauma; marital/relationship distress; depression; anxiety; bipolar disorder; ADHD; obsessive compulsive disorder; substance use issues; and characterlogical (personality) difficulties.
 

Therapy Modalities: individuals, partners, and families

 

Please contact Katie if you're a new client interested in her services.
 

 

Olivia Mancini, LICSW

Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task, often undertaken at a time when one is feeling less than powerful. I offer a free phone consultation to all potential clients, during which we'll get to know a little bit about each other, and I can answer your questions about the therapeutic process. In our work, I'll help you make connections and develop insight into how and why you behave as you do, and how these behaviors relate to how you feel. In our sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with tools to cope with life’s obstacles. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, gender or sexuality issues, body image or self-esteem concerns, the effects of trauma, substance use issues, or are feeling stuck in relationships, professional life, or in achieving your goals, we'll work together to move you forward. I employ elements of cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, psychodynamic, art and music therapies, but my focus is always on you as a whole person. Our work is likely to include discussions on sleep, nutrition, exercise, creative fulfillment and spiritual health, but all of the work we do goes at your pace and comfort level, as we work together to deepen and broaden your understanding of yourself. 

 

Special Interests: LGBTQIA community, substance use and addiction, and working with artists and musicians

Please contact Olivia if you're a new client interested in her services.

 

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Rosemary Moulton, LICSW

My goal as a psychotherapist is to help people arrive at their own answers and live their most authentic lives using the power of a therapeutic, healing relationship. For me, it starts with radical acceptance and unconditional positive regard. My role is to help lead people through difficult territory and highlight their successes as they align their lives with their truths. I provide a nonjudgmental space for clients who may have been disappointed by traditional psychotherapy, or who have felt misunderstood because of their sexual orientation, lifestyle, age, disability, or nonconforming body. 

 

Special Interests: Aging, disability, LGBTQIA identity, alternative lifestyles, chronic illness/pain, depression, anxiety, and grief/loss

Rosemary currently has a wait list for new clients. Please contact her if you would like to be added.

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Victoria Stubbs, LICSW

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Discovering and embracing your true identity is a part of your soul's development and often comes with its own set of stressors. As a social worker since 2002, I understand the significance of the therapeutic process and I can help you navigate those stressors. I will guide you through the journey of transforming your mind, freeing yourself from old patterns of behavior and standing in your own truth. I specialize in helping people who feel generally out of balance-emotionally, spiritually, mentally-as well as those feeling disconnected from their authentic selves. I offer an empathic, welcoming space for personal exploration with an affinity for working with people of color and members of the LGBTQIA community.

 

I also specialize in working with women grappling with their sexual identity later in life. Coming to terms with your sexual identity, either through the coming out process or owning your sexuality in general, can be a challenge. You are not alone! I can assist you in dealing with those challenges as you move towards personal and spiritual alignment.

 

Special Interest: depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA identity, couples counseling, ethical non-monogamy, spirituality

Please contact Victoria if you're a new client interested in her services.