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Dr. Stacee Reicherzer

Dr. Stacee Reicherzer


20 years of experience

Hi there, my name’s Stacee and I’m a transgender therapist who specializes in work with adult LGBTQ+ clients. There are so many parts to our shared experience: Trauma that’s related to our families-of-origin. For many of us, our families were our first bullies. Grief from our losses of intimate partners, lovers, friends, family, and pets. Anxiety and perfectionism that comes with trying to prove our worth in the world. Spiritual trauma from histories with shame-based religious systems. History with abusive or exploitative relationships, whether bullying bosses, predatory ex-partners or family members. Sometimes, we allowed ourselves to be exploited if it meant we could matter to someone. Weird shaming dynamics that exist within our queer subcultures around body image, shape, and size; our gender behaviors; and even social factors like a decision to live sober. Legitimate fear for our own lives and the safety of our families that’s in response to government actions. Our histories can show up in complicated ways: intrusive thoughts and nightmares, panic and anxiety, compulsive behaviors that once soothed us but now are destructive, cycles of depression. Then we experience guilt and shame that comes with the belief that we should ‘just get over it,’ just as we’ve had to forgive and get over so many things. Yet, there are some things we can't just get over on our own. This is the subject of my self-help book, The Healing Otherness Handbook. I look forward to meeting you and learning how I can help you get your fabulous back, or maybe discover it for the first time.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

We get to work quickly! I get that you've been carrying around this thing for probably some time before you ever came to me. You're here because you want things to change. I'll listen, I'll assess, and from jump we'll begin formulating a plan that meets your vision for how you want live your life.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I've been out and active in our queer community for more than 30 years. Our story, our humor, and our resiliency are part of who we are, and I honor the ways that each of us has learned to survive. You can curse, talk about sex, and make reference to the many parts of life and culture that impact you. You've come to this point in a life where the rules were written by and for someone else. Now you can write the rules that work for you. Let me help you get started.

About Dr. Stacee Reicherzer

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My treatment methods


I've used eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) since 2006 when I served as a staff therapist at an LGBTQ counseling center. Over the years, I've treated a number of clients from all genders and sexual identities with trauma histories and/or who experience high anxiety and panic attacks. I love the model for its adaptability to general concerns about routine events like public speaking and test anxiety, as well as frequent queer cultural concerns such as familial rejection, spiritual trauma, and even racism, ableism, and body shaming within the community. EMDR is a treatment model for addressing violence-based trauma as well, and it's my preferred method for the treatment of PTSD.

Gender-affirming therapy

In addition to living out as a transgender woman since 1990, I've worked with transgender clients since my first counseling internship in 2003. I have researched trans issues; published work on trans experience; and trained other therapists, educators, and human resource groups on work with our community over the decades since. My approach is to provide a space where each person gets to name and take up space in their gender, irrespective of whether this is a time of exploring and testing, or of living in one's truth for many years.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

I've used meditation- and visualization-based practices throughout my counseling career. My book, "The Healing Otherness Handbook: Overcome the Trauma of Identity-based Bullying and Find Power in Your Difference" provides a blueprint of how I use mindfulness to address and begin healing from from the pain of feeling outcast, less-than, and left-out. By bringing awareness to the present moment, guiding you to a mental "safe place" that brings about calmness and a sense of peace, or envisioning new possibilities for your life that are the foundation for action steps we plan together, mindfulness-based therapy is a significant part of my practice.