Therapy with Avery (they, them)
We are all on our unique individual life journeys, full of transitions, complex relationships with the world around us, all while navigating our identities and struggles in that process. I am here to validate that journey, all of its ups and downs as they inspire your forward-moving momentum towards becoming mindful, motivated, and fueled by self-love. You are resilient, strong, and already on the way towards harnessing the energies within yourself and the support networks around you. It is a privilege to help cultivate that ever-changing, ever-growing toolkit as a listener, a guide, and as a therapist. If you are navigating issues around LGBTQ+ identity, community, and resources, I can provide services that contour to your lived experience for effective delivery and application.
Avery Heimann, MA, MEd, LSW (they/them) is a sex educator, LGBTQ+ advocate, social worker, and healthcare worker. They believe in bodily autonomy, youth welfare, disability justice, and anti-oppressive praxis. Avery has led support groups for LGBTQ+ youth and adults, worked with friends and families of LGBTQ+ individuals, and offered professional trainings for LGBTQ+ competencies. They are certified by the NASW in Child and Adolescent Well-Being, the Transgender Training Institute, and have been recognized for their commitments by the Downtown Somerville Alliance as a Somerset County Community Leader by being featured on their 75-foot Pride Mural in June. Avery specializes in Eclectic and Person-Centered Therapy, using strengths-based, emotionally-focused techniques informed by queer and feminist theories. They offer psychoeducational services and group therapy and can provide workshops infused with affect-driven content.