Multicultural Counseling

At Mind Body Health, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

Whether it is your race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other part of your identity, we are committed to providing compassionate, culturally-sensitive, and culturally-tailored treatment.

As therapists who strive to practice with cultural competency, we are committed to being mindful of our own attitudes, beliefs, and biases as it relates to individuals with different identities and backgrounds from ourselves. We simultaneously commit to meeting our clients with sensitivity, openness, appreciation, and understanding of their unique lived experiences.

Understanding that evidence-based treatments are often founded on research conducted with non-diverse populations, we are committed to tailoring evidence-based treatments to an individual's specific cultural context. 

Therapy For Racial/Ethnic Minorities & Immigrants

Our psychologists at Mind Body Health are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all individuals. 

Many of our therapists have had specific work experiences and training in providing culturally competent care to racial/ethnic minorities and immigrants. In our therapy, we often discuss the following:

  • Exploration of cultural, ethnic, and/or racial identity concerns
  • Racial trauma and race-based traumatic stress
  • Processing the impact of microaggressions, racism, discrimination, stigma, and inequalities
  • Acculturation stressors 
  • Intergenerational conflict
  • Interracial dating/relationship concerns
  • Migratory trauma
  • Intersectionality concerns
  • Asylum/refugee/immigration concerns

Research indicates that all of the above can be associated with mental health concerns including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, eating disorder symptoms, substance use, isolation, lack of social support, physical health concerns, bullying, teasing, trauma, being a victim of violence or hate crimes, housing concerns, and inequalities in access to care, education, and employment. 

We are here to help and are committed to providing culturally-sensitive and culturally-tailored treatments.

LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy

Our psychologists and dietitians are dedicated to providing a safe, accepting, and affirming environment for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, questioning, intersex, or asexual.

The impact of stigma and discrimination in individuals identifying as LGBTQ+ can result in a lack of access to services, lack of social support, family rejection, isolation, poverty, unemployment, bullying, teasing, hate crimes and being a victim of violence. 

Research demonstrates that this stigma can impact mental health. LGBTQ+ individuals are at higher risk for experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance misuse, suicidal ideation, and depression. When there are additional marginalized intersections between sexuality, gender, and race/ethnicity, mental health consequences are often more severe.

Given their past work experiences and specialized training, many of our therapists are particularly suited for working with LGBTQ+ individuals. Our therapists have a history of helping LGBTQ+ clients with the following:

  • Identity confusion
  • Process of coming out to family and friends
  • Relationship, marriage, or dating concerns
  • Building supportive networks
  • Tailored treatment for eating disorders, body image concerns, substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, and depression
  • Exploration of the intersections of faith, race, ethnicity and gender/sexual identity
  • Parent support/family acceptance
  • Exploring internalized homophobia, biphobia, and/or transphobia
  • Navigating LGBTQ+ communities
  • Gender transition support
  • Gender affirming treatment evaluations

Gender Affirming Treatment Evaluations

Surgeons and other healthcare providers may require a Biopsychosocial evaluation and referral letter from a Licensed Clinical Psychologist to provide gender affirming treatments.

Dr. Stephanie Seibert & Dr. Trevor Dun are trained in providing gender affirming psychotherapy as well as Biopsychosocial evaluations to provide referral letters to healthcare providers. Dr. Seibert & Dr. Dunn have experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-binary populations. 

Our providers use the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care as a flexible guideline in their approach to working with transgender and gender non-binary individuals. Their referral letters follow the WPATH guidelines.

Examples of Gender-Affirming Treatments that may require a referral letter from a Licensed Clinical Psychologist:

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Breast/Chest surgery: augmentation mammoplasty (implants/lipofilling), mastectomy, creation of male chest
  • Genital surgery: penectomy, orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty, vulvoplasty, hysterectomy/salpingo-oophorectomy, reconstruction of the fixed part of the urethra, phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, vaginectomy, scrotoplasty, implantation of erection and/or testicular prostheses
  • Nongenital, nonbreast surgical interventions: facial feminization surgery, liposuction, lipofilling, voice surgery, thyroid cartilage reduction, pectoral implants, gluteal augmentation (implants/lipofilling), hair reconstruction, and various aesthetic procedures

  • $300 for the initial 60-minute evaluation and two letters sent directly to providers
  • $15 for each additional letter
  • $225 per each 45 minute follow-up session

Time Commitment
Evaluations may take anywhere from 1-3 sessions and occasionally additional sessions may be needed.