“Liberation for all. Freedom to heal.”
Radical Liberation Counseling’s mission is to provide healing through therapy to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. The practice was created with values of equity, justice, inclusion, and social justice at the forefront. We believe that systemic oppression is a barrier to positive mental health. Therapy can facilitate self-liberation, rather than teaching people how to cope or adjust to oppression.
Brie Sutton’s work with clients is trauma-informed and centers the experiences of marginalized communities. Her approach is client-centered while also addressing systems of oppression that may exist outside of the therapy room. This includes creating an accepting, supportive, nurturing environment and providing a safe space to acknowledge how oppression impacts your mental health. Brie uses an eclectic approach to therapy by relying on EMDR, IFS, DBT, Feminist, Liberation Psychology and Multicultural treatment modalities. Outside of psychology, Critical Race Theory, Black Feminism, and Queer Theory influences Brie’s work.
Initial Client Consultation
Consultation For Providers
Every new client must book a brief
15-minute complimentary phone consultation before intake session.
We also offer a brief 15-minute complimentary phone consultation
for other providers.
If you are seeking one-on-one support, we offer space for your personal growth. We offer sessions that are typically 45-55 minutes in length. You will receive an individualized approach to gaining insight, learning new skills, and processing your experiences. This therapy is for an intensive approach to liberatory healing. We are also committed to making individual therapy accessible by offering select sliding scale therapy spots prioritized to QTPOC clients.
Issues for Individual Therapy:
Depression | Anxiety | Historical Trauma | Identity Exploration | Life Transitions | Grief and Loss
COUPLES & FAMILY THERAPY
It is easy to feel stuck in frustrating patterns with your loved ones. In both couples and family therapy, we provide support to the unit as a whole. You and your loved ones will learn communication skills, boundary setting, and conflict management with a therapist to facilitate necessary conversations.
Issues for Couples or Family Therapy:
Ethical Non-monogamous Couples | Communication Problems | Families of Queer Children
Group therapy provides the opportunity to learn and heal in community. Before a group starts you will have a brief 20 minute consultation with the group counselor to discuss fit, learn more about the group, and discuss any goals you may want to achieve through a therapy group.
Future Groups Sessions:
LGBT POC Group | DBT Skills Group
GENDER-AFFIRMING SURGERY LETTERS
In alignment with the mission of Radical Liberation Counseling, we are committed to removing barriers that disadvantage marginalized communities. For trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people, surgery can feel difficult to obtain and finding an affirming provider for a letter can be another stress in the process. We will write surgery letters on a sliding scale fee system while fulfilling all WPATH criteria. The fee for the letter will be determined between you and the provider and factor in your individual income. In most cases a surgery letter can be written after one 45-55 minute session but it may take 1-3 sessions for the provider to have the information needed for the letter.
Things We Go Over During the Surgery Letter Session:
Hopes and expectations for the surgery outcome | Aftercare plans for recovery
Any risks or complications associated with the surgery | Referrals for surgeons
What to Expect From Our Services
Therapy can often be a new experience for many clients and it can be difficult to find a provider who is the correct fit. Therapists at Radical Liberation Counseling strive to make the client feel comfortable and understood, while trying to evaluate fit. Sometimes it can take multiple meetings beyond an intake to know if a therapist is right for you.
Before scheduling an intake session, clients will have to do a brief 15 minute phone consultation to discuss presenting issues and concerns that they would like to work on in therapy. After the consult, the therapist will schedule an hour long intake session where you and the therapist will discuss in more detail presenting concerns, background history, and learn more about you. Clients will also have the opportunity to learn more about the provider’s theoretical orientation and treatment approach. Before the intake, new clients will receive intake documents to fill out via our secure portal that includes informed consent forms, consent for teletherapy, practice policies, and other background forms.
*Due to COVID-19, all services are through telehealth using our secure client portal.