JASON L. GARRETT, LMSW
Therapist & LGBTQ+ Consultant
Every human being deserves to find a sense of purpose and belonging in their lives, and it is my belief that these goals are achievable regardless of where you are on your journey. I find that human beings are strong because of, rather than despite, their adversities and, as a result, have a unique opportunity to build resilience and unwavering self-compassion. In our work together, you can expect a heart-centered, pleasure-positive, and shame-free space to express the parts of your experience that you wish to address; and I will encourage a collaborative approach in doing so.
The decision to invest in therapy is understandably anxiety-provoking, and I am devoted to addressing this sensitively. You will find that I focus primarily on cultivating a relationship with you, whereby change becomes possible through the act of relating rather than helping. I am dedicated to establishing a connection that both bolsters and empowers you, one where you will feel safe to overcome whatever keeps you from fully realizing the life you imagine.
I have specialized training and expertise in working with: issues related to sexual identity & expression, gender diversity & expansiveness, conflicts of faith/spirituality with queer & trans experiences, non-monogamy/polyamory, HIV-related concerns, desire discrepant relationships, infidelity, sexual trauma, familial conflict, LGBTQ+ individuals & groups, LGBTQ+ parents & children, sexual compulsions, anxiety, and depression.
Education: Master of Social Work from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work
Certifications: The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project, Making Gender-Inclusive Schools
The Center Training Institute, Substance Use & the LGBTQ+ Community, Trans Care Practices, LGBTQ+ Immigrant Concerns
The Anti-Violence Project, ILGBTQ+ Community & Intimate Partner Violence
The Trevor Project, LGBTQ+ Community & Suicidality