As a queer-identified, sex-positive therapist, I welcome all identities, bodies, and partnerships. I seek to work from an anti-oppression framework, acknowledging the systems that cause harm to marginalized communities and affirming the resiliency that arises to resist them. I see clients hoping to address anxiety, depression, trauma, the effects of stigma and marginalization, and burnout/vicarious trauma. I offer space for clients to encounter and explore their stories and identities in brave and nurturing ways.
I believe that all life is relational, that we are bound to one another in harm and healing. Therapy can be a place to explore our histories and patterns of being together and practice ways to move forward towards greater health and happiness. Whether you come to therapy as an individual or with your partner(s), it is a great honor to hold your stories and discover new possibilities together. Therapy is a practice of storytelling, and I hope to offer you opportunities to share and shape your stories. I use a variety of tools including mindfulness, poetry, writing, and somatic work.
I also have experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and with LGBTQIA individuals and relationships across the life course. I enjoy working with caregivers and people in helping or healing professions.
I look forward to meeting you!
Education and Training
Joey Allaire, LCSW has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. They received a Bachelors in Arts in History from Davidson College. Joey lived and worked for several years with adults with intellectual disabilities in an intentional farming community in North Carolina before continuing his work in the disability community in graduate school. They began psychotherapy training at Carolina Partners in Mental Healthcare focusing on LGBTQIA+ clients and relationships. Joey also trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in 2018.