Definitely not! The name Queer City is referencing not just queer sexual orientations, but queering how we live: questioning what is considered normal and expected and living lives off of the heteropatriarchal script.
What does LCSW mean?
LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker, which in the state of New York indicates that the licensed professional has completed at least three years of post-graduate clinical work. Social workers are mental health professionals who focus on both the individual and the systems surrounding the individual, including class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, and the systematic oppressions of non-white, non-cis, non-male, non-heterosexual identities.
How do I become a client?
If you are interested in working together, the first step is to reach out and schedule a free 15 minute consultation with me. During that call I’ll ask you to describe a bit about yourself, what your life is like right now, what led you to reach out, and what you want to gain from therapy. If I feel we could be a good fit, we can schedule our first session together. If I don’t feel we are a good fit, it is absolutely nothing personal – it simply means that I believe you would benefit more from work with a different professional. If that is the case I will provide you with referrals that I believe may be a better fit.
Are sessions virtual or in person?
Right now I am only offering sessions through telehealth, but I will be seeing clients in person starting in late August 2021.
Do you accept insurance?
I am not paneled with any insurance companies. Payment is due at time of service, and I can provide a superbill if you would like to submit this to your insurance company to try for out-of-network reimbursement. I highly recommend contacting your insurance company to discuss this before committing to sessions.
Do you have sliding scale spots?
I do offer sliding scale spots but they are all full at this time. I cannot predict when they will open again in the future.
Where is your office?
My office is located in Buffalo, NY at 490 Niagara St. Free on and off street parking is usually available. My office is located on the second floor of the building, with approximately 15 steps leading up. There is no elevator. There is a gender neutral single occupancy bathroom on the same floor as my office, and there is a waiting room that is shared with other professionals, though it is usually unoccupied and quiet. My office itself is approximately 10×10 ft and may not be comfortable for anyone who cannot tolerate small spaces. Teletherapy is always an option if my office is inaccessible/uncomfortable for you.