Amy Kirby, LGSW, Psychotherapy Associate
As a LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I want you to know that if you are here, I assure you, you are courageous and strong.
Maybe you are overwhelmed sometimes with feelings of shame, worry, and hopelessness.
Maybe you feel angry and heartbroken because your family does not understand and is unwilling to accept you as you are.
Maybe you've been bullied and discriminated against at school, at work, or in your community.
Maybe you have recently come out, but things don't feel as great as you thought they would.
You may have had negative experiences with therapy in the past, and even said, "I hate therapists."
While there are many people who share these experiences, the isolation and fear can make it feel like there is no one who understands.
You are not alone.
I am here to help.
We will work together to help you feel better and improve your relationship with yourself and with others.
A solid sense of self-worth is critical to weathering the storms of relationships. Our work will help you become grounded in who you are.
My style is caring, direct, and highly empathetic.
My focus is on creating a space where you feel free to speak openly, exploring ways to navigate feelings, experiences, and relationships without sacrificing your true self.
We will build skills and practices to help you feel empowered, get "un-stuck," and get moving forward again.
I am especially passionate about supporting people who may have disappointing or painful experiences with therapy in the past.
If this is you, let's chat!