Queer Asterisk Therapeutic Approaches

For children, adolescents, adults, and couples/families of all configurations!

Somatic Psychotherapy


Somatic Psychotherapy is an empirically supported, strength-based approach that engages body, mind, and spirit to create a more holistic experience of the healing process. This approach uses sensation, movement, and creative expression to access internal resources and further emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual, and social integration.

Wilderness & Canine/Equine Therapy


Wilderness and Canine/Equine Therapy are experiential and collaborative approaches that incorporate co-therapist(s) such as a dog, tree, or horse to explore and deepen relationships with self and other, human and the rest of nature. The co-therapist affords opportunities for reparative experiences of physical contact, like being held, that other approaches cannot.

Motivational Interviewing


Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based and client-centered approach that supports movement away from ambivalence towards positive change by exploring the underlying dynamics of behaviors that present as resistant to change. The focus is to support self-efficacy, strengthen autonomy, and develop the client’s intrinsic motivation for change.