My development as a therapist has been grounded in experience working with a diverse population. This has always been my preference. When I think of diversity, I think of more than just racial and cultural diversity. I think of diversity of sexual orientations, gender identities, religious backgrounds, socioeconomic differences, differing abilities, differing ages and differences in resident status. I also think of diversity of thought. It's my belief that we can only truly grow when we stretch outside our comfort zones and engage in relationships and interactions with those who do not entirely share our perspectives. I welcome clients from a wide range of life circumstances. And, I particularly enjoy working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer identified and questioning individuals. And while I emphasize the breadth of diversity, I do pay particular attention to the ways in which members of diverse groups, such as African Americans, Native Americans, biracial and multiracial individuals, women, and others, have been marginalized.