LGBT-Affirming Therapist Guild


The LGBT Therapist Guild aspires to equity in every area of outreach, and as such we seek more professionals of diverse backgrounds to join our leadership team. If you are a member of another underrepresented group, particularly BIMPOC, and aspire to leadership, we would love to talk to you about adding your voice to the future of the LGBT Therapist Guild. If you know anyone else who may be interested in this position, please forward them our information, we would be happy to get connected to them. If you have any interest in volunteering in other places, we want to hear from you!

Introducing our current leadership team 

  Board Member


Kasen Anderon (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and certified Art Therapist (ATR). She has experience and training working with families and individuals with a wide range of concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, grief, anticipatory grief, and other symptoms of the human condition. She provides services for children from age 6 to adult.


Secretary

 Devonie Atchison (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor who specializes in working with relationships (couples, polycules, families) and gender non-conforming folx. Devonie has extensive experience and training working with individuals who are in transition and supporting them and their families/loved ones during this time. Devonie is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri and is also certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy. 

 

Board Member

 Stacey Cooper (she/her) is a Licensed Masters Social worker and Licensed Masters Addiction Counselor in Kansas. For the last several years, Stacey has worked as a substance abuse services director in a Kansas non-profit. In 2020, Stacey and her wife Amanda, opened a private practice providing therapy to LGBTQIA+ adults and adolescents. Stacey is passionate about overcoming systemic barriers and sees the need for more affirming, quality healthcare for LGBTQIA+ individuals.  As a member of the Guild Board, Stacey hopes her non-profit and clinical experience can have a positive impact on the community.

Board Member 

Raquel Craney (she/her) will graduate with her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May of 2022. At present, she is a predoctoral intern at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. She will begin a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT) specializing in OCD and other anxiety disorders in the Fall of 2022. Raquel is particularly interested in helping individuals experiencing PTSD, insomnia, chronic pain, and OCD.

 

Membership Coordinator 

Quinn Eggesiecker-Mack (she/they) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in Missouri and Kansas who specializes in working with concerns related to sexuality, relationships and gender. Quinn has extensive experience in helping relationships navigate sexual concerns and in helping gender diverse individuals of all ages navigate the transition process as they move towards gender joy. In addition to running her clinical practice, Quinn has also written two sex positive and inclusive sexuality curricula for tweens and teens, created an intimacy e-course, presented at local universities on the topic of sexuality and sexual health and volunteers through GALAP and JayDoc to write letters for individuals who are seeking affirming medical care. 
 


Treasurer 

Chuck Franks (he/him) holds a license in clinical social work and is an ASSECT Certified Sex Therapist specializing in sexual health.  Chuck provides psychotherapy for various issues usually with a leaning toward improving relationships that are meaningful to our happiness and sexual health. He recently began working with therapists to integrate sexual health principles into existing models and theories through case consultation.

 


Continuing Education Developer 

Julia Schafermeyer (she/they) is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, EMDR Certified Therapist, and Supervisor in Missouri and Kansas. Julia is a bisexual, non-binary woman (both pronouns work great for different reasons). Julia is newly enrolled in a year-long Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy training program through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute. 


Director

 Dr. Erin Sunsong (she/her) received her Masters in Counseling from Webster University in 2015, and her PhD from the University of the Cumberlands in 2018. She started her career working in the foster care system before transitioning to private practice in 2020, and starting her own practice in 2022. Erin specializes in working with people dealing with anxiety, ADHD, and the many different struggles that come from being part of the LGBTQ+ community.
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