I'm Rachel(she/they). <----(what does this mean?)
I provide neurodiversity affirming, lgbtqia+ inclusive clinical, education, and consultation services using an equitable pricing model.
My work is rooted in a commitment to authenticity and learning, an alignment toward intersectional justice, and a movement aimed at caring not for others, but with others.
These are a few of the reasons I'm here:
To nurture radical self-love and places of belonging by
Providing a non-pathologizing, gender inclusive process of self-exploration that affirms positive autistic and neurodivergent identity in people of all ages.
Creating space for self-understanding, joy and childhood for transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive young people.
Empowering parents/caregivers to radically accept, celebrate and support the young people in their networks of care and love through education and collaboration.
Building a community of trauma-aware, knowledgeable, and accountable allied helping professionals and advocates - folks who affirm gender diversity, the neurodiversity paradigm and the social model of disability.
Examining our existing systems of care through a lens of anti-oppression, anti-racism and intersectional justice - rejecting pathology, compliance and assimilation in favor of validation, affirmation and authenticity.
To uplift the cycle-breakers: nurturing sustainable communities of care by
Partnering with parents, caregivers and professionals to reinterpret patterns of youth behavior as safety and connection seeking - to (re)build trust and reclaim the joy in these relationships.
Providing education, training and consultation on neurodiversity, intergenerational trauma and relational healing to allied educators, service and support providers.
Connecting people of all ages who can share in the experience of being seen, known and valued BECAUSE OF who they are, not "in spite" of it.
Engaging in life-long learning, professional development and personal growth - developing mutual aid relationships and participating in a system of sustainable community care.
Whatever YOUR reasons, I'm glad you're here, too.