Hello, I’m Tanya (any pronouns), and I’m a Queer, Xennial, born and raised New Yorker from a blended family. My sessions are all currently conducted remotely over HIPAA-compliant platforms. Mental health is a second career for me, after working over 15 years in business and corporate finance, a world I left in 2012 after an experience with psychedelics that changed my self-concept as well as the trajectory of my life. Since that experience, I have immersed myself in advocacy for people who use drugs, using a harm reduction lens. I don’t believe in psychedelic exceptionalism, but I do believe in them as a possible alternative means of healing and self-discovery. In addition to a connection with the psychedelic community, I have connections to and experience with a variety of social subcultures, and an understanding of their unique respective relational dynamics, including but not limited to queer, ENM, kink, and burner communities. I practice psychotherapy from a empowerment and strengths-based perspective, and I work collaboratively with clients to find their path to self-acceptance and self-compassion, recognizing that clients are the experts in their own lives. I ensure my approaches are inclusive, and stigma- and judgment-free, to accommodate people from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, including those engaging in alternative lifestyles and relationships. I practice with an anti-racism, anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, and liberation mindset. First and foremost, I ensure my collaborations with clients are rooted in a foundation of comfort and trust. Reach out to me to see if my approach feels like a good fit for your needs.