Who We Serve

We are queer-identified psychotherapists specializing in gender, sexuality, relationships, and sex therapy. We are committed to doing effective healing work informed by social justice values. Many of our clients are members of LGBTQIA2+ communities.

A primary focus of our practice is working with clients of diverse sexual, gender, and relationship identities, including (but not limited to) people who identify as: transgender, non-binary, gender-nonconforming, intersex, lesbian, gay, pansexual, bisexual, queer, asexual, kinky, and polyamorous. We operate from an anti-white-supremacy framework and welcome people of color.

We are sex-positive and pleasure-positive. We recognize the sex-negative culture in which we live and the harm it can cause. We address this harm through sex therapy and psychoeducation, supporting individuals and partners toward deeper self-knowledge and self-acceptance.

We recognize that clients’ identities may not be central to the reason they seek therapy. It can help to have a therapist who “gets it” so you can focus on what brings you to therapy.

Our Approach

We believe that therapy relationships can be contexts for transformative healing.

Our approach to psychotherapy incorporates relational, psychodynamic, attachment, and narrative therapies. We believe that past experiences often make themselves known in the present, and that therapy can be a place to increase awareness and gain more control over the impact of the past. We believe that making meaning of experiences together can have powerful healing effects. Our treatment perspectives are informed by our commitment to social justice and liberation from all forms of oppression.

We are members of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) and practice under its Standards of Care.

We are members of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

Our Training

We are clinical social workers with graduate and post-graduate training in gender, sex, and sexuality topics.

Learn more about our individual backgrounds:

Kate MacShane, LCSW-C
Therapist & Clinical Director

Emma Batting, LMSW
Associate Therapist

Katelin Fullerton, LMSW
Associate Therapist