Our commitment to serving sexual, gender, and relationship diversity (English)
At Positive Psychology, we are committed to serve people of all sexual, gender, and relationship diversity. All of our doctors are LGBTQ+ affirming. As a Tricare provider, we proudly serve service members and their families with sexual and/or gender diversity. We take a sex positive approach and embrace relational diversity, kink/BDSM practices, and asexuality.We work closely with children and adults with topics related to sexual or gender diversity as well as other topics not directly related to sexual or gender identity.
We cherish the diversity of humanity. We are committed to creating the safe space to foster healing and growth for all people.
Nuestro compromiso de servir a la diversidad sexual y de género (Spanish)
En Positive Psychology, estamos comprometidos a servir a personas de toda la diversidad sexual y de género. Todos nuestros doctores afirman LGBTQ. Como proveedor de Tricare, orgullosamente servimos a los miembros del servicio y sus familias con diversidad sexual y/o de género. Trabajamos con niños y adultos con temas relacionados con la diversidad sexual o de género, así como otros temas no directamente relacionados con la identidad sexual o de género.
Apreciamos la diversidad de la humanidad. Estamos comprometidos a crear el espacio seguro para fomentar la sanación y el crecimiento para todas las personas.
在正向心理诊所，我们诚心为所有性向和性别多样性的人提供服务。我们所有的心理医生都支持，认同和理解 LGBTQIA+社群成员 （同性恋者，跨性别者等）。我们与儿童和成人的合作过程中，讨论性或性别多样性相关的主题，以及与性向或性别认同没有直接关系的其他主题。
La nostra dedizione per essere al servizio della diversità sessuale e di genere (Italian)
Presso Positive Psychology Inc, il nostro servizio è dedicato alla diversità sessuale e di genere. Tutti i nostri dottori affermano la comunità LGBTQ. Seguiamo fieramente i membri del servizio militare e le loro famiglie con diversità sessuali e/o di genere. Lavoriamo a stretto contatto con bambini e adulti trattando tematiche relative alla diversità sessuale o di genere, ma anche di altri argomenti.
Apprezziamo la diversità dell’umanità. Ci impegniamo a creare un ambiente sicuro per favorire il benessere e la serenità di tutti.
At Positive Psychology Inc, we support gender diverse people (including but not limited to trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gender neutral, ambigender, gander variant, neutrois identities) to feel comfortable and joyful with their authentic selves. If your journey includes medical transition (HRT, reconstructive surgeries) or gender marker and name change and requires a letter, please let us know. We will make every effort to provide one quickly. We hope one day the letters are unnecessary, and until then, we will do what we can to make this process smooth and simple. It would be our honor to assist you.
We will write such letters in one session. We routinely provide certain numbers of letters for free, at the very minimum one free letter per month but typically one free letter per week. If you are in network with the insurance we take, you can use your insurance and it will leave room for someone else. If you have PPO then we are happy to issue superbill so you get reimbursed from your insurance company. If you are in network with us but has a high deductible or co-insurance, please let us know. We can work with you. If you have financial means and want to leave room for those who don't, you have an option of donating (but only up to $100, much discounted from our regular fee). Please contact us. Letter writing service would never be denied due to your ability to pay. We will make it work.
We are able to provide letters for those who speak Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, and English at this time. We hope to expand our linguistic abilities so we can provide more support.
This is a directory of other providers who provide letters in one session.
This is a directory of other providers who provide free letters (at least one free letter per month).
The LGBTQ+ committee was very honored to have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Em Matsuno (they/them), Kiona Daelyn (she/they), and Matthew Marriatori (he/him) about how to support trans and nonbinary people of color and about the added complexity that comes from intersectionality. To find experts who are able and willing to share their own lived experience with the rest of us is a truly rare and special opportunity.
Dr. Matsuno opened the presentation with a land acknowledgment. Following this important recognition, they explained their own privileges with a display of cultural humility. They explained concepts, history, research, and ways they’ve tapped into their own resilience. Their presentation was not only academically robust (and included their own published research) it also included personal stories that only people with lived experience could share.
Kiona Daelyn was next and also began by making a land acknowledgment. Kiona then expanded on Dr. Matsuno’s presentation by sharing some added nuance, as well as personal stories, and advised ways to become more culturally competent. They also spoke of common types of therapist mishaps, which provided an important opportunity for enhancing therapy practices.
Matthew followed Kiona and concluded the section by sharing his own personal therapy experiences (some that were very harmful) along with his personal wish to become a psychologist for trans and nonbinary people.
For those who missed it, we were granted permission to record the didactic section of the presentation. Dr. Matsuno also shared their PowerPoint slide presentation and additional resources including books and websites they recommend, along with their own published articles.
No matter where you are along the path of this never-ending journey, we assure you that you will learn something from this presentation. You and your clientele are connected with trans and nonbinary people of color in both your immediate and extended communities in some capacity (example, family, friends, children, coworkers, students, teachers, and others). Your competency and understanding are critical to not only being an ethical and clinically competent psychologist, but also to being a needed ally in society and the world. We hope you will take this special opportunity to learn and to unlearn.
Taeko Uchino- DiCarlo, Psy.D. (she/her)
Positive Psychology Inc.
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