Emily Graham, MSW
Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs
Let us work together toward your liberation. Our world is an incredibly difficult place to live and an even harder place in which to thrive. Whether you suffer from depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, post traumatic stress disorder, disordered eating, or any other problem, my promise to you is to make your health and well being my priority. As a therapist, I work from a social justice lens and strive to meet each individual, relationship, and family where they are. While you may suffer from something like depression, YOU are not depression. Your depression does not have to stay a part of you. Together we can set goals and work toward your liberation from any obstacles that stand between you and your best, most authentic self.
"Liberation is the opportunity for every human, no matter their body, to have unobstructed access to their highest self; for every human to live in radical self-love."
- Sonya Renee Taylor
Let us work together toward your liberation. Our world is an incredibly difficult place to live and an even harder place in which to thrive. Whether you are living with depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, post traumatic stress disorder, disordered eating, or whatever else; you did not choose to get to where you are, and you are not broken. This world has created barriers that stand between you and your highest self. As a therapist, I use a social justice lens and strive to meet each individual, relationship, and family where they are. While you may experience something like depression, YOU are not depression. YOU are a brilliant being worthy of love and belonging. Together we can identify those barriers and work toward your liberation from any obstacles that stand between you and your best, most authentic self.
"Transform yourself to transform the world." - Grace Lee Boggs
"Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky, but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy - the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."
As every individual is unique, I tailor my approach to each person depending on their needs and goals. Primarily, I use narrative therapy, family systems therapy and internal family systems all within the context of queer, intersectional feminist theory and critical race theory. All of those fancy words to say: I will connect with you and use the methodology we both think is best for you! I'll acknowledge your experiences of oppression and discrimination in this complex and difficult world we live in. None of us are free until all of us are free. As a social justice-minded therapist, I always show up to the best of my ability in supporting your liberation from depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, or whatever you might be experiencing. Let us work together in building a brighter future for you and for the world.
Relationships can be both the most wonderful part of our lives, and the most difficult. Using methods like relational accountability and PACT, I support all members of the relationship in being heard, seen, and understood. I am queer, kink, and non-monogamy affirming.
Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, or a myriad of other problems, I will meet you where you are and support you in reaching a better you. I specialize in working with queer folx, especially transgender and nonbinary individuals.
Often times, the only way we can heal is relationally. I specialize in family systems therapy and have years of experience navigating the complexity of family relationships and conflict. I support each member of the family in creating balance and a loving environment.
Sex plays an incredibly important role in our lives, yet we so rarely talk about it. Not talking about it can lead to shame, discomfort, and decreased overall satisfaction and pleasure. Your experiences are probably more "normal" than you realize. I specialize in supporting transgender and nonbinary folks in accessing their sexual pleasure while navigating dysphoria and physical changes.
As a social justice minded therapist, I recognize that everyone should have access to affordable, or even free, therapy. I do everything I can to make my services accessible in an inequitable world.
Standard Fee for 55 minute session: $130
Standard Fee for 90 minute session: $185
Reduced Fee and Sliding Scale: There are many ways for me to lower my fees.
If you have a specific budget in mind, please feel free to contact me and I will tell you if I have a spot open for that price range. Please don't be afraid to ask for what you need.
Insurance: I accept Medicaid only.
I am offering both in-person and teletherapy.
Emily Graham, LCSW
I am so excited you've landed here on my site. Whether I'm the therapist for you or not, I'm elated that you're being called to work toward your own internal liberation.
My name is Emily, or Em, and I use they/them pronouns. I am a white, non-binary, queer, neurodivergent, anti-racist human dedicated to, you guessed it, social and environmental justice. I consider myself a critical race theorist, queer theorist, and I believe health comes at every size. When I'm not with clients or studying to be a better therapist, I spend time outside, reading, snuggling with my four cats and my partner(s), and/or watching shows I can't help but critically analyze. In fact, as I type this I'm restricted by a cat asleep on my arm who is too adorable to move.