LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy Services

LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy Services Program Application

 

Stand with Trans has available funding from the United Way of Washtenaw County to provide access to LGBTQ+ affirming mental health care for transgender and nonbinary youth (and families when needed) who don’t have the funds to cover the session costs or do not have health insurance. The person receiving services must live in Washtenaw County and be 13-24 years old. Fees or co-pays for services will be paid directly to the mental health provider with whom youth will be working. Fees will be provided for a predetermined number of sessions on a case-by-case basis and based on the individual needs of the youth. There are a limited number of sessions available.

Meet Our Therapy Partners

Amy Ver Wey, MA LLP RPT (she/her)

Amy Ver Wey, MA LLP RPT (she/her)

Therapist

Amy practices an active and interpersonal approach to therapy, incorporating mindfulness, popular culture, art, music, role playing games and technological aspects to modify her treatment on an individualized basis to best meet the needs of her clients. She works with clients of all ages, primarily working with children and young adults and is a Registered Play Therapist. She meets people where they are in their journey and helps walk with them. Amy strives to create a genuinely warm therapeutic environment based upon empathy, resiliency and a relatable atmosphere to help normalize mental health services. Amy practices a gender affirmative therapeutic approach and focuses on working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and has specifically worked with gender expansive youth for many years. She has held full membership with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health since 2017 and is a WPATH Certified Transgender Health Provider.

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