Complex Trauma Therapist

I work with people who are ready to do depth work with the intention of understanding themselves and to choose what to do next.

I specialize in trauma-sensitive depth work with those who are counter cultural, gender nonconforming or trans*, as well as poly and non-monogamous. To support those transitioning, I do offer reduced cost gender confirmation letters in a trans-affirming informed consent approach. I do not require ongoing therapy for the letter.

How I Practice

Therapy with me can feel much like learning to grow a bonsai: we start by noticing what your bonsai looks and feels like, what it needs, and how it grows. We take stock of the health of the soil and we try to understand how your tree has grown before so we can understand how we can help it grow in the way you want to now.

Everyone comes into therapy with their own story and history and I believe my job is to listen and support you in whatever way feels right to our relationship. And just like the bonsai, I believe that you can grow in such incredible ways with the right conditions (and I believe you know on an innate level what is right for you). By listening and choosing, we can nurture your bonsai (or yourself) to grow as beautiful/unique/authentic as you see fit. Sometimes that means getting our hands dirty and looking at the rocks (or traumatic experiences) that have made you adapt, or pruning the leaves so that the growth you see is the growth you want.

My goal is to remain a listener or a companion on this journey of yours. I insist on not directing the growth of your bonsai. But I will be here throughout, supporting you if that feels right to you.

The choice to do this work is yours. It is hard and I fully believe in your ability to do this in whatever way feels right to you—with or without me.

Growing A Bonsai

Phoenix, Arizona

Ryan@GrowingABonsai.com

(602) 609-6505

Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Local Crisis Hotline: 602-222-9444
Local Crisis Warmline: 602-347-1100
Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” to 741-741
Teen Lifeline: 1-800-248-TEEN
National Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

Policy Documents

© 2024 Growing A Bonsai, LLC.

Growing A Bonsai

Phoenix, Arizona

Ryan@GrowingABonsai.com

(602) 609-6505

Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Local Crisis Hotline: 602-222-9444
Local Crisis Warmline: 602-347-1100
Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” to 741-741
Teen Lifeline: 1-800-248-TEEN
National Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

Policy Documents

© 2024 Growing A Bonsai, LLC.

Growing A Bonsai

Phoenix, Arizona

Ryan@GrowingABonsai.com

(602) 609-6505

Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Local Crisis Hotline: 602-222-9444
Local Crisis Warmline: 602-347-1100
Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” to 741-741
Teen Lifeline: 1-800-248-TEEN
National Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

Policy Documents

© 2024 Growing A Bonsai, LLC.

Growing A Bonsai

Phoenix, Arizona

Ryan@GrowingABonsai.com

(602) 609-6505

Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Local Crisis Hotline: 602-222-9444
Local Crisis Warmline: 602-347-1100
Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” to 741-741
Teen Lifeline: 1-800-248-TEEN
National Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

Policy Documents

© 2024 Growing A Bonsai, LLC.