Welcome to Affirming Psychotherapy!
Your place for safe and competent individual, couples, and family therapy
UPDATE: As of 3/15/2020, due to congoing concerns about COVID-19, I will be waiving all telehealth fees until further notice and offering sliding scale fees. All of my services will be held over HIPAA-compliant and confidential telehealth.
Areas of Expertise
Welcome to my page! My name is August Tousignant-Stanton (formerly Heather) I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over ten years of clinical experience. Please peruse and learn more about my practice, my areas of expertise, and my qualifications as well as speaking and presenting services.
Intimate-Partner Relationship Therapy (IPRT)
Friendly and thoughtful therapy for any relationships structure
Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to get everyone on the same page.
Youth, (ages 11 to 21) who identify as non-heterosexual or cisgender have a unique set of needs.
Autism, ADHD, and other neurodiverse identities are often misunderstood
Therapy to balance yourself during the unpredictability and stress of the pandemic.
No matter who you love, you are welcome here. You have access to informed, judgement-free therapy.
Knowledgeable and sensitive therapy for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, and everyone in between!
Therapy sensitive to the needs of female-identified people, with kindness and compassion.
Prenatal and Infant Loss
Therapy for individuals, couples, and families who have experienced fetal and infant loss
Talk to someone sensitive to the nuances of the fertility journey and educated in the fertility process.
Epilepsy and Seizures
It can be hard to find a therapist trained in working with those epilepsy and non-epileptic seizures. Look no further!
Safe therapy that understands the complexity and pervasive effects of trauma, all at your own pace
Therapy for Nerds
Anime! Science fiction! Fantasy! Talk to a therapist that has the same interests as you.
Black Lives Matter Statement
The murder of George Floyd by police has forced our nation to come to grips with the racist history of our country and police brutality. This awareness should have happened decades ago.
I stand with protesters all over the county. I hear you, I see you, and I join you. White people have to make a statement that our country can no longer turn a blind eye to police brutality and the systematic oppression of people of color. We must say the names and recognize the deaths of George Floyd, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, and the countless others–including dozens Black transgender women just in the past year–who have been thoughtlessly murdered.
I honor the experiences of the Black community, and am humbled to provide trauma-informed and culturally competent services to people of color. As a white woman, there are a multitude of lived experiences of racism that I have not endured and I experience privilege as a result. I believe that confronting my privilege is a lifelong journey, and strive to show up as an ally to the Black community, and to other people of color.
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