Beth Thomas, NCC, MS
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About Beth Thomas, NCC, MS
Looking for a space to explore your varied and intersecting identities as you move through your relationships, career, etc.? Welcome!
I am part of the team at the The Aguirre Center for Inclusive Psychotherapy, which provides Individual, Relationship, and Group Psychotherapy as well as Psychological Assessment. We believe that you deserve to work with someone who understands and affirms the complexities of your identities. We are committed to providing excellent therapy for all, with a special focus on those who hold marginalized identities, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and the LGBTQIA+ communities.
As a mixed/biracial woman, it has taken a lot of ongoing work to not only understand the ways that my intersecting identities impact the ways that I move through the various spaces I am a part of. I spent much of my childhood, teenage and college years feeling othered. Finding a therapist of color that created a space where I felt inspired to explore those identities was indescribably impactful and I hope to create that same space for my clients, no matter their uniquely varied identities.
You are the expert of your lived experience in the room. No matter your primary challenges and goals for counseling, I will encourage autonomy and do my best to weave lessons of self-advocacy within oppressive systems, often by encouraging you to provide blunt feedback on our relationship and my approach as I am not exempt from perpetuating those oppressive dynamics as well. I avoid holding too tightly to certain restrictive and antiquated rules of professionalism (within reason) and let my personality shine through.
My professional and personal identity is rooted in leveraging my various identities and privileges alongside themes of resilience, community care, and social justice passed down through generations to move towards a practice of cultural affirmation and responsiveness and away from the myth of “cultural competency” traditionally fed to therapists. I believe that all clinicians should be actively working to change the systems fueling facets of client dysfunction. I believe that you cannot truly heal in an unwell society. Unless we’re using our privileges, sources of power, access to various spaces, etc. to heal and rebuild our communities and systems, we’re simply slapping a band-aid on the problem.
How to get started
The best way to get started is to contact me through the contact form below (be sure to put my name where it asks who you'd like to work with): https://www.inclusivepsych.com/gettingstarted
Below are the payment options this practice offers:
- Initial Assessment: $150 / Individual Session: $125 (Reduced rates available for those with financial need)
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