Ly VerHage - Psychotherapist

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I am moments away from my Masters in Social work and dual license as an alcohol and drug counselor. I have experience with group and individual therapy specific to religious trauma, adverse religious experiences, and faith transitions, and my goal is to support those in the LGBTQIA+ community in navigating the impacts on identity at that intersection.  My passion for this work is driven by my identity as a genderqueer human, and both my personal and professional experience in this area. 

I am certified sexual assault advocate and have worked with youth and families with trauma, domestic/sexual/familial violence histories, and those who have experienced systemic disenfranchisement. 

I work from a trauma-informed, harm reduction, and sex positive position based in intersectional feminism. Trauma comes out in different ways with different folks and learning to understand and cope is difficult, yet freeing.  I am excited to work with those within the LGBTQIA+ community, those with trauma histories, those who have experienced disordered eating/fatphobic trauma, and/or chemical health concerns.  

You are the expert of your own experience and deserve a therapeutic relationship that is safe and judgement-free in which to pursue your goals, discover your strengths, and work through the tough stuff, while feeling supported and empowered.


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