See more Ask the experts’ webinar: Click to download an mp3 audio file of the webinar: About the experts: – Dr. Yamonte Cooper Dr. Yamonte Cooper is Professor of Counseling at El Camino College, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT), Certified Gottman Therapist, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). He specializes in working with couples, trauma, sexual dysfunction, gender and sexual identity, depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality issues, grief and other mental health issues. He is the author of the forthcoming book Racial Trauma and African-American Men (Routledge). Further dividends Dr. Cooper as a Fulbright researcher best practice in career counseling and development in Germany and has exchanged best practice with higher education institutions in Botswana. He can be reached at dryamontecooper.com. – Nina Firooz, LMFT Pronouns: She / Her / Her identities: Queer / Lesbian / Cisgender / First Generation Persian-American Nina Firooz is a full-time private owner and clinician. Her internship is centered around LGBTQ + adults. Her specialties within the LGBTQ + community are: Working with LGBTQ + individuals who want to combine sexuality and gender identities with faith and Christianity; LGBTQ + black and non-black QTPOC (Queer & Trans People of Color); LGBTQ + adults struggling with addiction and substance abuse. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Los Angeles, California. She holds an MA in Clinical Psychology with LGBT-confirming specialization from Antioch University of Los Angeles. In addition to and in connection with her private practice, Nina works as a therapist & coach with The Christian Closet, the first completely LGBTQ team of counselors and trainers to provide 100% mental and spiritual health services online. Prior to that, Nina was the clinical director of the La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, one of the United States’ only LGBTQ-specific drug and alcohol treatment centers for adults, which monitored all levels of care and developed LGBTQ-specific curricula. She can be reached at www.NinaFiroozTherapy.com – Cadyn Cathers, PsyD Pronouns: Han / His / Him Identities: Polyamorous, Bisexual, Transgender / Bigender Man, First Generation Polish-American, Disabled Cadyn Cathers is the CEO of The Affirmative Couch, who provides online CEs for psychologists working with LGBTQIA +, non-monogamous and kinky clients. Cadyn is a faculty member and has been interim director of the LGBT specialization at Antioch University in Los Angeles for the past three years. He is an adjunct faculty at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Alliant International University and Cal State Los Angeles. He is a psychological assistant in private practice supervised by Kenneth Scott, PsyD, where he focuses on psychoanalytic psychotherapy with transgender and non-binary patients. .
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