I am a California licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in schools, hospitals, group homes, and non-profit organizations. After returning from a 4 year disability, I was soon displaced again from my job in 2021 because my values did not align with the gender affirmative care model at a teen group therapy program and I did not believe in forced masking and vaccinations, especially in a group therapy setting for mentally ill patients. Since then, I built an online program to educate and empower parents to navigate the mental health system. I've written online classes which are available on my website and I provide parent consultations to help steer them in the right direction and find appropriate therapy that isn't captured by ideology. I can help you figure out what type of therapy your family could benefit from. If you are currently working with a therapist (and feel unsure), I can help you figure out if they are a good fit for your family. I believe strongly in parental involvement and a therapist should be evaluating your individual needs and not be giving you a one-size fits all solution. I believe in strengthening families and my main goal is to empower parents to appropriately question mental health experts.
I've also begun to support families legally as an expert witness with the position that the gender afirmative model is not indicated for children. I can also legally support detransitioners as an expert witness who did not get their mental health needs addressed, and were quickly affirmed as transgender instead.