Therapy4OCLesbians: Articles & Ezine – 2011 Archives

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Journeys Ezine: Every quarter I publish a unique online magazine filled with original articles, links to community news and events all of which are focused on Affirming LGBT identity.

My goal is to provide  informative, educational and inspiring information for the LGBT community that you can easily share with friends, family and professionals.

Past issues have addressed transitioning for families, coming out, minority stress and LGBT mental health.


Be The Change You Wish To See in The World!

You are uniquely gifted to contribute to the world and the people around you.

Want to Help Prevent the Bullying and Suicide of LGBT Youth: Start Here

How can we each make a difference in our own families, neighborhoods, churches, mosques, synagogues, schools and communities? You are each in a unique position to influence your world. In the same way a pebble sends the ripples through the water , your words, actions and attitudes shape those around you. And it can begin with something as simple as sharing a cup of coffee and starting a conversation. I hope what you find here will be inspiring and informative.

Queer Stories: How Knowing Our History Builds Identity

This issue of Journeys is dedicated to discovering how the Queer Stories of our history can enlighten  and empower us.

How Are You Handling Change in Your Life?

Take time to reflect on the way in which you are changing and growing. Consider where you feel stuck. This may be a good time to sow some seeds of change in your life.

Bringing Your Vision To Life!
One step at a time, you can create the vision for your life. I hope these tools will help you as you work towards your goals.

What Really Matters

The socially prescribed divisions that separate us are illusions at best. Despite all of our differences in appearance, race, culture, gender…our DNA is 99.9% the same. What really matters, is our common humanity.


The Comfort of a Good Book

In this issue I share Inspiring reads from my bookshelf.

Growth & Letting Go

The Grand Canyon

In this article, I share the principles that have guided me in my own journey and how to navigate change in your life.

When Pain Is Your Teacher

Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present, attending to our experience, sensation, emotion and thought-without judgement. The disciplines of meditation and yoga are  ways of developing this mindfulness.   I hope this article will inspire you to look again at your life with curiosity, wonder and possibility.

The Lessons of Lawrence King
If you know or love an LGBTQ child, tween or teen, your acceptance and support is vital, maybe even life saving.


How’s Your Health? The Impact of Minority Stress

Building Bridges
What all minorities have in common is the experience of oppression and marginalization by the majority culture. As minorities, we have all been “outside the circle” of the mainstream. We have all experienced being different. And we have all fled some form of persecution or discrimination, in search of our freedom. This article focuses on the common ground that all minorities share.

Now That You Know
What to expect when someone you love transitions.

The Color of Fear

What the battle of marriage equality looked like from my front door.

The Effects of Sunsets on Moment to Moment Mothering

Thoughts on mindful mothering.

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Therapy4OC Lesbians – Services Provided

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Individuality, Couples, Families Therapy and Consultation

Phone Consultation (California Residents Only)

My passion is creating a positive working relationship with my clients in which they can feel supported and challenged so that they achieve the positive changes that they desire. The unique experience of lesbian identity in a heterosexist culture impacts our sense of self worth, personal power and emotional and physical well being. Attention to development of awareness around
internalized shame as a source of pain and internal conflict is a vital part of therapy for lesbian women and their partners.

  • Lesbian Affirming Therapy
  • Affirming Same Sex Couples Therapy
  • Relationship issues-communication,fair fighting, emotional and sexual intimacy, parenting and family formation. 
  • Coming out and relationship  issues for LGBT clients 
  • Questions or conflicts about gender expression and gender identity
  • Difficulty coming out to friends, family, community
  • Family Consultation regarding parenting kids and teens who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, questioning or identified.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting Coaching
  • Stress Management
  • Recovery from trauma due to spiritual abuse 


By looking at your present challenges and where you feel stuck in life, we can understand your past without getting bogged down in it. This enables you to take action to make powerful changes in your thinking and your decision making patterns. You will learn skills that when applied, can help improve your outlook, your relationships and your mental health, for the rest of your life.

 Questions? Contact me at 714-390-8189

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