KATE KAUFFMAN, LPC

Kate (Katherine) Kauffman, LPC

They/them pronouns

503.389.5801

kate@bravespacellc.com

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has specialized in working with transgender and non-binary people, young and old, and their families, for 5 years.  I have worked as a therapist for 9 years.  I work from an anti-oppression and trauma-informed framework and welcome dialogue about cultural and identity dynamics, both yours and my own, that can show up in our relationship.  I believe that change involves personal, familial, community, and system participation, and I am dedicated to helping change happen in all of these areas.  I am committed to personal privilege and oppression work, so that the risk of harm to you in the therapeutic relationship is minimized.  I highly value your feedback and pushback in our work, and I strive to know when I make mistakes and take accountability, even before you have to tell me to do so.

 

While I do not believe that gender dynamics are actually separate from other life dynamics, I must prioritize gender-related care at this time.  This is largely due to the high demand for specialized care.  However, "gender-related care" incorporates coping with persistent external and internalized oppression, healing past trauma, family or couples therapy to increase connection, building new forms of resiliency, and managing the effects of dysphoria over time.  If other symptoms are present for you, I commit to helping you find affirming resources and collaborate with them.  I am prioritizing seeing clients with OHP insurance.

I provide assessments for medical care from a "facilitated progress" model.  Please see our About Page to know more.