I am an older out/open/proud transgender man. I have expertise and extensive experience in serving transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming clients. I prefer to serve my own community members but do not discriminate toward others. I am licensed as a therapist in Washington state, as both a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), with 43 years of professional counseling experience. My professional background also includes having worked as a Psychiatric Physician Associate for 41 years. Before my career in human medicine and mental health, I worked for 20+ years as a Veterinary Medical Assistant and understand the value of animal companions and of the natural environment in supporting healthy living. I have experience in treating clients who have ADHD, an autism spectrum disorder, chronic pain/chronic illness and/or end-of-life concerns, sleeping disorders, anxiety, PTSD, and depression.
I believe that you are the expert on your own story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Making the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started. I am looking forward to working with you to find solutions to reach your goals in therapy.
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
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Jude is very insightful on how to deal with stress and helping me feel worthy in my work / life balance
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Jude for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Jude is a great person to work with. I have increased my tools and understanding of myself with Jude's help. Highly recommend.
Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Jude for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Jude is highly experienced and understands a lot about many daily problems around anxiety and and interacting with people. He is happy to share his wisdom regarding the wide variety of life challenges which greatly increased my awareness of and ability to deal with many of my struggles in just a handful of sessions. He was easy to talk to and very understanding of my needs.
Written on Jun 27, 2023 after therapy with Jude for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
when i was first looking into therapy via video chat i was not totally on board. but Jude has made it incredibly easy and comfortable. instantly i felt confortable with him and able to chat with him openly about my concerns and needs. a postive connection with a counselor is very important to me and having a counciler that i can also relate to as well. He really listens and had good feed back. i definitely highly recommend him. and i look forward to out next session.
Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Jude for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jude is great. His ability to speak ease into my situation is remarkable and I enjoy hearing his thoughts and insights during our conversations.
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Jude for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
With just beginning it's been great.
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Jude for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd