Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all appointments are online or on the phone.

I work with other psychotherapists who are seeking consultation about working with transgender or nonbinary clients, especially from a relational psychoanalytic or psychodynamic lens.

I’m also recruiting people to join my consultation group:

TRANSference

Ongoing case consultation group for cisgender psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapists working with transgender and enby adults.

  • Thursdays 2:00-3:30 Pacific on Zoom
  • Fee: $340 monthly (regardless of the number of Thursdays) 
  • Limited to 5 Clinicians
  • Minimum Commitment of 3 months
  • Facilitators: Cadyn Cathers, PsyD & Jill Lummus, PsyD
  • Starting in January 2022

This weekly consultation group will focus on deepening the work between a cisgender therapist and a transgender/gender nonbinary (TGNB) adult client. Each meeting is an interactive exploration about a member’s work with a TGNB client. The group is structured to draw the therapist/client dyad into the group through parallel process, emotional enactments, and transference/countertransference dynamics with a special emphasis on gender. This group is guided to be playful, emotionally intimate, interactive, and spontaneous. We hope to create a felt sense of the developmental, psychodynamic, and relational dynamics of psychotherapy with transgender and enby clients. 


LGBTQIA+ Psychodynamic Therapists

Ongoing case consultation group for LGBTQIA+ psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapists

  • Thursdays 10:15-11:45 Pacific on Zoom
  • Fee: $260 monthly (regardless of the number of Thursdays) 
  • Limited to 5 Clinicians
  • Minimum Commitment of 3 months
  • Facilitators: Cadyn Cathers, PsyD
  • Starting in January 2022

This weekly consultation group will focus on the development of the LGBTQIA+ psychodynamic therapist. Each meeting is an interactive exploration about a member’s work with a client, regardless of the client’s identity. LGBTQIA+ therapists can overidentify with LGBTQIA+ clients and underidentify with endosex, cisgender, heterosexual therapists. In addition, there is additional emotional labor in dealing with oppression for LGBTQIA+ therapists. Through parallel process, emotional enactments, and transference/countertransference dynamics within the group, we can explore how the LGBTQIA+ therapist’s identity may impact the treatment. This group is guided to be playful, emotionally intimate, interactive, and spontaneous. We hope to create a felt sense of the developmental, psychodynamic, and relational dynamics of psychotherapy with an LGBTQIA+ therapist in their clinical work. Issues of self-disclosure, projections of the therapist’s internalized shame, loss of clinical objectivity, and self-care will be addressed.