Do you feel different, or like no one understands you? Are you uncertain about where you fit in the world? Maybe you came out to someone and they didn't get it, or worse, they rejected you. My aim is to understand what's troubling you so we can work together toward whatever vision you have for therapy. Maybe you want to feel understood, at home in your body, or at peace with yourself and the people around you. I want that for you too. And I want to hear your story. It's one of the reasons I became a therapist. I’m here to listen so that you can manage life's current difficulties and enhance well-being. I love challenging assumptions and going beyond stereotypes. If you’re feeling stuck, but ready to create the life you’ve been dreaming of, let’s work together.
My passion is in working with issues around significant life transitions (some might call me a gender therapist), coming out in later life, relationships, and sexuality. This includes working with individuals who are transgender (or genderqueer/non-binary), intersex, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, or questioning (LGBTQI), folks who identify as polyamorous or non-monogamous (and monogamous couples, too); and couples in or thinking about an open relationship. I am able to provide letters for hormone therapy, name and gender marker changes, or surgery for transgender or genderqueer clients on that path.
For folks who like the facts, I received my masters in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and groups in Austin, Texas. I offer free 20 minute phone consultations for individuals and flexible weekday and evening appointments. See below for location and fees.
Oh yeah, you might be wondering how to pronounce my last name. Here's a link to help. It's like le-jay, with a soft g instead of a j.
My office is in an inviting house in Central Austin at the intersection of Harmon and 39th Street just off IH-35. Please park on the street (the driveway is reserved). Come on in and have a seat in the waiting area. I'll be out to greet you at our scheduled appointment time.
I see clients Monday through Thursday with some evening availability.
Individual Therapy: $125 per 50 minute session
Relational Counseling: $145 per 50 minute session
Group Counseling: $50 per group session
Professional Consultation and Letter Writing: $100 per 50 minutes and dependent on length of session/preparation
Cancel/Reschedule: At least 24 hours advance notice
Late Cancellation/No Show: Full session fee
I do not accept insurance, but can provide a detailed "superbill" that you can submit to your insurance provider if needed. Contact your insurance provider for details regarding your specific policy. Let me know if you have questions or would like a copy of my Guide to Understanding Your Out of Network Health Insurance Benefits.
This group is for transgender, gender non-nonbinary, or genderqueer individuals. The aim is to provide a safe space where members have the opportunity to interact in a confidential setting to discuss their experiences and concerns. Examples of discussion topics include exploring "coming out" challenges and inquiries related to the process of transitioning, examining experiences of transphobia, identifying strategies for maintaining safety, and developing an identity-affirming support system. Individuals (18 and older) at any stage in their transition are welcome to join.
This group is currently full. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-222-7996 to get on the waitlist.