CAT FELIKS ESKILSON
Associate Marriage Family Therapist
AMFT # 116602
Supervised by Dr. Theodore Burnes (PSY25544)
It can be challenging to live in the world as a transgender and/or nonbinary person. The sometimes daily experiences of discrimination, oppression and rejection impact how we move through the world, oftentimes in ways we may not be aware of. As a queer and transgender person, I recognize how important competent and affirming mental health treatment for our community is. Often we are told that our identities are the problem and the root of any hardship we may face. I want to debunk this myth, instead affirming and even celebrating who we are as unique individuals. I recognize that everyone moves through the world carrying different experiences of their identities. Everyone’s experience of their race, socioeconomic status, gender, immigration status, physical health and other factors affects how the world sees us and how we in turn live in the world.
As a therapist, I provide my clients a space where they are able to be their authentic selves. Therapy is a place to make your inner world external and to speak your truths aloud without fear of judgment or rejection. I am here to co-create a healing experience with you. I believe in working with clients collaboratively, and believe that you are the expert of your own life. My job is to act as a witness to your experiences and guide you along the path of healing. Together we will create an environment where you are able to identify and process your deepest emotions and experiences.
I identify as a White, genderqueer person who uses the pronouns they/them/theirs. I graduated with a Master’s agree Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, where I specialized in LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Psychology and Applied Community Psychology. I have devoted most of my experience to working with children, adolescents, 20-somethings and their families. I have experience working with trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people, LGBQAP+ sexualities and polyamory. I have experience working with people experiencing toxic/abusive relationships, unsupportive family environments, social and medical transition, ADHD, chronic illness, and self-harm.