Complex Trauma Counselor

I am a Genderqueer and Neurodivergent Counselor specializing in complex trauma work. I believe healing happens through genuine connection with others.

Nearly all trauma happens between people, but it is also where some of the most important moments of our lives happen. All these traumas serve as obstacles to getting what we need out of our relationships. I hope I can provide that genuine connection you need to work through what's going on now.

I practice from a holistic perspective and incorporate your body, culture, sociopolitical position, and your life context into how I understand you as a person and how we proceed in therapy.

*I can provide gender confirmation letters following a single session assessment. I do not require ongoing therapy.

My Practice

Before going further, I'd like you to know that I am Disabled and am currently going through waves of health issues. While I am getting better, it is an ongoing issue. All that being said, I do everything I can to avoid any sort of impact on your therapy. But it sometimes means that I'm slow to respond or that I need to cancel last minute because my health can be a bit unpredictable. I appreciate your understanding and I will provide the same in return.

Now, clearly I'm a big believer in relationships. Let me tell you why. When I decided to become a Counselor student I knew I wanted to do trauma therapy. It made sense to me and it explained elements of my life in a way I hadn't considered until I was exposed to the practice. So naturally I took an excessive number of courses in trauma treatment and read way too many books considering my school load. What I found, over and over again, was that no single approach really captured the whole picture. Although I'm formally trained in EMDR, I do not use it other than as a resource to pull from. What I among many others have realized is that trauma therapy is far less about technique and far more about the relationships we have with our patients.*

And I could not agree more. In every therapeutic relationship I had, it was the relationship that supported the patient, not whatever technique I brought to session that day. So now every session I have with you or anyone else I focus on being present with them. And while we're here, we can have a conversation and figure out what you want to do with it. Sometimes we figure things out and sometimes we laugh through the pain. I'm here regardless and no matter what we do, every session is valuable and important.

P.S.

For anybody interested, I practice from an Existential perspective and pull from Intersectional Feminism, Multiculturalism, Jungian, Relational, and Psychosomatic therapy approaches to help everyone survive this late capitalism society we are all in.

*I believe in de-capitalizing our language and prefer "patient" to "client" as the former is health-focused rather than the transactional concept of a buyer in healthcare.

Complex Trauma Counselor

I am a Genderqueer and Neurodivergent Counselor specializing in complex trauma work. I believe healing happens through genuine connection with others.

Nearly all trauma happens between people, but it is also where some of the most important moments of our lives happen. All these traumas serve as obstacles to getting what we need out of our relationships. I hope I can provide that genuine connection you need to work through what's going on now.

I practice from a holistic perspective and incorporate your body, culture, sociopolitical position, and your life context into how I understand you as a person and how we proceed in therapy.

*I can provide gender confirmation letters following a single session assessment. I do not require ongoing therapy.

Growing A Bonsai

Phoenix, Arizona

Ryan@GrowingABonsai.com

(602) 607-0742

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) 607-0742

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) 607-0742

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) 607-0742

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) 607-0742

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) 607-0742

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) 607-0742

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.

Complex Trauma Counselor

I am a Genderqueer and Neurodivergent Counselor specializing in complex trauma work. I believe healing happens through genuine connection with others.

Nearly all trauma happens between people, but it is also where some of the most important moments of our lives happen. All these traumas serve as obstacles to getting what we need out of our relationships. I hope I can provide that genuine connection you need to work through what's going on now.

I practice from a holistic perspective and incorporate your body, culture, sociopolitical position, and your life context into how I understand you as a person and how we proceed in therapy.

*I can provide gender confirmation letters following a single session assessment. I do not require ongoing therapy.

My Practice

Before going further, I'd like you to know that I am Disabled and am currently going through waves of health issues. While I am getting better, it is an ongoing issue. All that being said, I do everything I can to avoid any sort of impact on your therapy. But it sometimes means that I'm slow to respond or that I need to cancel last minute because my health can be a bit unpredictable. I appreciate your understanding and I will provide the same in return.

Now, clearly I'm a big believer in relationships. Let me tell you why. When I decided to become a Counselor student I knew I wanted to do trauma therapy. It made sense to me and it explained elements of my life in a way I hadn't considered until I was exposed to the practice. So naturally I took an excessive number of courses in trauma treatment and read way too many books considering my school load. What I found, over and over again, was that no single approach really captured the whole picture. Although I'm formally trained in EMDR, I do not use it other than as a resource to pull from. What I among many others have realized is that trauma therapy is far less about technique and far more about the relationships we have with our patients.*

And I could not agree more. In every therapeutic relationship I had, it was the relationship that supported the patient, not whatever technique I brought to session that day. So now every session I have with you or anyone else I focus on being present with them. And while we're here, we can have a conversation and figure out what you want to do with it. Sometimes we figure things out and sometimes we laugh through the pain. I'm here regardless and no matter what we do, every session is valuable and important.

P.S.

For anybody interested, I practice from an Existential perspective and pull from Intersectional Feminism, Multiculturalism, Jungian, Relational, and Psychosomatic therapy approaches to help everyone survive this late capitalism society we are all in.

*I believe in de-capitalizing our language and prefer "patient" to "client" as the former is health-focused rather than the transactional concept of a buyer in healthcare.