About Me & My Practice

A seasoned psychoanalyst and clinical social worker (LCSW-R), I’ve been practicing since 2001. In addition to my private practice, I have years of experience working in community mental health with individuals, couples, and groups.


My certificate in psychoanalysis is from the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP). I have also trained in EMDR, an effective therapy for trauma, and am certified in Imago Therapy, a helpful method for improving communication between partners and family members.


An internationally recognized expert on gender identity, I was the first psychoanalyst to publish as openly transgender. My writing on the subject has advanced the field, appearing in several peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA), Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, The Psychoanalytic Review, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, International Journal of Transgenderism, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. My widely read article “The Masculine Vaginal: Working With Queer Men’s Embodiment at the Transgender Edge” has been translated and published in several countries, including Argentina, Germany, and Italy.


Outside of psychoanalysis, I am the author of several acclaimed books, both fiction and non-fiction.

I work well with a spectrum of typical issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Shame and guilt
  • Self-esteem
  • Body image and mind-body pain
  • Life transitions
  • Family dynamics
  • Couples & relationship difficulties
  • Dissatisfaction with work
  • Feeling “stuck” in life

In addition, I have many years of experience in the LGBTQ+ communities and take pride in offering a non-judgmental, affirmative space to talk about queer identities and sexualities. I specialize in working positively with:

  • Gay men, lesbians, & bisexuals
  • Transgender, non-binary, & gender expansive clients
  • Families, friends, & significant others
  • Sex workers
  • Gender identity
  • HIV-related concerns
  • Coming out & transitioning
  • Polyamory
  • Kink

Finally, prior to my career as a clinician, I obtained a master’s degree in Creative Writing. I continue to write and publish, both creatively and professionally, and bring my experience as a writer to my therapy work with people in the arts. I have helped many artists, writers, and performers move through blocks in their creativity and careers.

“The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free.”

–Rollo May