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Jackson Sky, LCSW

(they/them)

I'm a queer trans non-binary therapist of mixed South Asian descent (Indo-Fijian & Caucasian), and a first-generation college graduate and nature enthusiast. 

I approach therapy as a co-created space that nurtures curiosity of oneself, making room to examine who you are, what shaped you, and how to live authentically. We are subject to many different systems that attempt to define and limit who we can be, so by understanding and being able to identify what shaped you, you can then choose for yourself which of those definitions to keep, which to discard, and what you define for yourself; ultimately allowing for growth beyond the boundaries of existence within oppressive structures. In this space, we can move from a position that may be otherwise charged and consequential to being okay with where we are at, while leaving open the possibilities of self-discovery.

 

As a therapist I join with clients in their process of assessing who they are and what holds them back from being who they want to be. I do this by striving for a relationship that fosters collaboration, openness, trust, and safety with clients. My practice is relational and psychodynamic, and centers on trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practices while incorporating tools and skills derived from CBT, ACT, and mindfulness. I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma/abuse, identity development and issues (i.e. gender, sexuality, racial), navigating multiple marginalized identities, conflict and/loss with family, and transition/life changes.

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Practice Areas

I specialize and provide services in the following areas:

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Gender-Affirming Care

Navigating the world with a non-cis identity presents unique challenges. Experienced guidance through systems and  help accessing gender-affirming medical care brings real-world progress and relief.

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Trauma Work

Trauma has lasting effects, such as PTSD, and can inhibit our ability to function, let alone thrive. Talk therapy, alongside CBT, mindfulness and somatic approaches can bring lasting positive results.

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Conflicts and miscommunications are inevitable in any relationship. Coming together in a therapeutic space can teach adaptive and empathic communication,  reinforce consent and guide the development of  healthy boundaries.

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We all develop self-defeating patterns over time that can hamper our ability to adapt and thrive, especially through life transitions. A skilled and honest outside perspective can deepen self-insights and enable the  development of tools and skills to help navigate and overcome obstacles and life changes both now and in the future.

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Teen/Young Adult
Psychotherapy

Along with already difficult  changes,  the reality of socio-political and environmental conditions can affect younger people more severely. Compassionate, respectful, and empowering support can ease stress, build resilience, and make room for progress in academics, social well-being, and family dynamics.

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Anxiety and Depression

Living with anxiety and depression can make you feel invisible, isolated, and stigmatized. Fostering self-compassion and developing new coping skills can reduce suffering and lead to healthier outlooks.

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Race inherently and unavoidably affects how we move through the world. By developing self-compassion scarcity-based and oppressed mindsets or belief systems can be challenged to help move beyond survival into success.

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Being a part of the LGBTQA+ community comes with unique nuances in relationships as well as grief and loss - with family and with society as a whole. Learning how to cultivate healthier relationship dynamics can help you thrive.

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