Dr. Kris T. Gebhard
PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I seek to garden healing so that my clients can more vibrantly and intentionally shape change as their truest selves. I'm genderqueer, transmasculine, queer, and enjoy working with clients across the gender and sexuality spectrum, including trans, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, LGB and pansexual-identified individuals, and individuals in diverse relationship structures including polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. I'm kink/BDSM-affirming, sex and body-positive. I've worked w/artists, professionals, organizers/activists, students, and disabled individuals and couples/polycules. I am trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. As a gardener, feminist, researcher, and anti-racist healer with abolitionist principles and a community organizing background, I seek to be cognizant of the ways we are impacted by our social identities and experiences navigating the family systems and larger societal structures that surround us. I am honored to support clients on their journeys envisioning and manifesting their contribution to shaping a world they can be proud to be apart of.
My specialties include gender-affirming care, supporting individuals dealing with traumatic stress (including cultural and complex trauma), PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, gender dysphoria, men’s issues, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. I practice from an ecology and somatic-informed relational and feminist perspective, integrating skills when appropriate from DBT, CBT, & ACT. I enjoy journeying with clients through life changes and transformations, which may include becoming more themselves, healing from trauma, navigating a challenging work environment, or grieving loss.
I identify as a pleasure activist (thanks to adrienne maree brown) and seek to be wholly present with a full-bodied Yes! in everything I do, in and out of the therapy office. In addition to therapy, I am active in conducting community-based research to inform efforts to address social problems and benefit trans, queer, and LGBIA communities. When not behind a desk, I love to be outside, learning from plants, animals, and the myriad of living beings who share this planet with us. As a percussionist, musician, lyricist, and poet, I enjoy playing drums and marimba, composing music, performing poetry, and storytelling with loved ones. I delight in culinary pleasures from my own kitchen or others', and am nurtured by quality times connecting, dreaming, and co-creating with friends, sweethearts, queer family, and in queer community.