Mindfulness, Self-Compassion Meditation and Yoga.
I am available for workshops, consultation and speaking engagements on a wide range of topics related lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender identity issues. Please see below.
Please contact me to discuss how I can customize a workshop or consultation to you or your organization’s needs.
For LGBT Folk and Their Families:
A workshop for the parents and families of transgender people who want to know more about gender identity issues
A group for young people who are questioning their gender
A group for Trans folks 18+
Please let me know if you are interested in one of the groups. I also welcome suggestions or ideas for groups.
Workshops for Professionals
How to handle difficult patients (3 hours)
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) population are at an increased risk for stress and suicidal ideation. This is especially true on eastern Long Island where the community is more isolated and fewer resources are available in comparison to their urban counterparts. Having a greater knowledge of their community and their issues is imperative.
Workshops for schools, including teachers and staff, to address bullying, increase awareness and provide a greater general knowledge of LGBT issues.
Workshops for medical service providers, including primary care physicians, gynecologists and endocrinologists. Becoming competent in working with the LGBT community is not only important, it is necessary. In the case of working with transgender individuals, trainings/workshops can be tailored for your needs, i.e. working with hormone replacement therapy or gynecological care for transgender female-to-males.
Consultations for individuals or organizations on LGBT issues, specifically gender issues. Possible topics: Cultural competency, clinical work with LGBT population, medical care, sensitivity training, etc. We welcome further suggestions based on your needs and interests.
For Mental Health Professionals:
Consultations for those Working with LGBT people
LGBT people utilize mental health services at high rates, but often they leave treatment due to a lack of understanding on part of the provider. It is vital that those providing mental health services are knowledgeable about needs of LGBT people and their families.