We all carry pain. This pain can come from many places. For many of us as queer people, it may come from navigating the world with one or more stigmatized identities, or simply from our broader lived experiences. I see therapy as an opportunity to understand and connect to your inner self, your identities, and your pain. I aim for you to feel seen, heard, and held, and for you to see that you, with all your complexities and pain, are whole and enough, just as you are. We will attend to areas of struggle and celebrate your already existing areas of strength. In this way, we can work together to ease the burden of the pain you carry and find relief and healing. To feel joy, as well as pain, is our humanity.