Mental Health Therapy
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Through individual, couples, relationship, and/or family therapy, Affirmations offers support during difficult phases of life and helps clients explore important issues such as healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, self-esteem, confidence, and personal growth. We offer LGBTQ+-affirming mental health therapy to clients (regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, or other identities) in a safe and welcoming environment, rooted in intersectional, anti-oppressive values.
Affirmations’ licensed therapists can work with clients of all ages, and our student therapists can assist adults age 18 and over. We have a low-cost private pay rate, with the option to reduce fees as necessary, and we accept a wide range of insurance.
For specific questions regarding Mental Health Therapy at Affirmations, please email Jen at email@example.com.
Affirmations’ Mental Health Providers
Naheim Rida, LLMSW-C
I view therapy as a unique opportunity to reflect on your identity and experiences, and to lay the foundations for healing and thriving. I hope together we can co-create a space that is safe, inviting, and accepting where you can truly express yourself. I have a passion for offering LGBTQ+ affirming services and helping you navigate through life changes, grief, anxiety, depression, and overcoming trauma. I take a holistic and narrative approach to therapy, using multiple evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In my free time, I enjoy watching films, drawing, and journaling.
Kelsie Thorne (kt), M.S., MSW Candidate
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I am passionate about working with individuals/couples who wish to co-create meaning, purpose, and healing for their lives. My therapeutic practice honors wellness as the harmony of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Together, we achieve wellness by uplifting your own courage, knowledge, values, and creativity. I exude a humble, tender, grounding, yet vibrant and radical energy. I am guided by the wisdoms of Black feminism, Indigenous communities, intersectionality, critical race theory, and my own experiences as a Black queer woman from a Caribbean immigrant family. I am currently undergoing Reiki Level I training and aim to integrate somatic practices into my work. Beyond work, I revel in funk/house music, cooking with my beloved, and movement of any kind—particularly dance, stretching, biking, and walks with my foster dog.
Key Hockaday, MSW Candidate
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I value collaboration and understanding with clients, and seek to create a safe environment that allows them to open up and be vulnerable. I believe that clients are the experts in their lived experiences and value their strengths and worldviews. I aim to be gender-affirming and inclusive of many backgrounds both in my work and language. I have a background using Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Outside of client work, I enjoy painting, writing, and spending time with cats.