Serving the LGBTQIA+ Community and Allies
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Wyatt Okeefe MA, LMHC, LPC. My pronouns are He/They/His. I identify as Transmasc. I am licensed in multiple states and have more than 20 years' experience as a therapist.
Into every therapeutic interaction I bring respect, humor, kindness, honesty and a true desire to help my clients meet their life goals. My practice focuses on the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ clients, especially fellow transgender/nonbinary individuals and partners who are transitioning together. I also work with those who have experienced childhood abuse and who may have trauma recovery needs, depression, anxiety, intimacy and relationship issues – (but not traditional couples therapy). Additionally I have extensive experience with telephonic and video based therapy.
My therapeutic style is flexible depending on the needs of my clients. I have a person centered approach with an existentialist leaning as I believe we as humans strive to find meaning in our lives in everything we do and in every interaction we have. We need meaningful relationships, work and social activities in order to be healthy. When we don’t have meaning we become unhappy, overwhelmed, depressed or addicted. In addition to my existentialist toolkit, I have many other therapeutic tools I can use to help clients achieve their mental health goals. I tailor my style and focus based on the individual's needs and interpersonal style.
Much of my work is with those who are undergoing significant life changes such as gender expression/identity; physical, social and emotional transition, navigating significant life changes such as moving from student role to adult role, coming out, marriage and divorce, changing careers and other major life transitions. I know that even good change can be stressful and can bring up long forgotten issues or old coping mechanisms that are no longer useful to us. One of my goals is to help clients identify what old mechanism is being triggered and help them develop newer more useful coping skills so they can successfully navigate all the current aspects of their lives and develop skills that can be used when facing life’s next challenges.
Wyatt Okeefe MA, LMHC, LPC
Behavioral Health Therapist