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Name: Nyle Biondi
Name of Practice: Nyle Biondi, LLC
Address: 1634 Walnut St. Suite 221 Boulder, CO 80302
Mental Health Degree/Licensure/Certification: MS, LMFT
Does your practice accept private health insurance payment ? Consumers are advised to contact their insurer regarding insurance coverage for a specific provider.
Practice Accepts :
Most PPO or POS plans.
Do you have a sliding scale for patients with limited resources ?
Please estimate the number of clients you have worked with in each of the following categories :
Trans* Children – 10
Trans* Youth – 50
Genderqueer and Gender Non-Conforming – 50
Trans* Women – 50
Trans*Men – 50
Trans* Elders – 10
Do you specialize in particular health issues (e.g. gender identity, trauma related depression and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, etc. ) ?
I work primarily with trans* and gender non-conforming people, LGBTQ+ people, teenagers, and people with developmental disabilities.
Please describe your level of experience (e.g. years, training, etc. ) in working with Trans* and Gender non-conforming clients ?
I have been working with trans* clients since I started my internship in 2006. I recently moved to Colorado from Madison, WI where I was one of only a few providers working with trans* clients. When I left Madison, my practice was roughly 2/3 trans clients in various stages of identity development, transition and beyond.
Please describe your treatment approach ( e.g., cognitive behavioral, experiential , body-centered, DBT, etc. ).
I have a client-centered, strengths-based, non-judgmental approach. I am a systems therapist, which means I help clients understand themselves in the contexts of the families and communities they were raised in and are a part of today (please read more on systems therapy here: http://www.goodtherapy.org/family-systems-therapy.html). I am also trained in DBT which was originally designed to help people with borderline personality disorder or people who struggle to regulate their emotions.
Do you provide single case assessments ( for individuals not seeking ongoing psychotherapy ) and, as appropriate, letters of eligibility for hormone therapy and gender related surgeries ?
On average, how many sessions or hours of assessment do you require to assess eligibility for:
Hormone Therapy- 1-3
Chest Surgery- 1-3
Genital Surgery, if primary letter writer- 2-5
Genital Surgery, if secondary letter writer (when 1st letter is written by client’s primary/ ongoing psychotherapist) – Yes.
How do you assess readiness for Hormone Therapy and or Surgery:
Clinical Interview- Yes.
Collateral Contacts- Yes.
Psychological Testing- No.
Written Questionnaire- Yes.
If there have been cases in which you have determined that a client does not meet eligibility requirements for hormone therapy or gender surgery, what are the criteria under which you have denied a request for a letter ( or cases in which you anticipate that you would deny a request for a letter) ?
I have never denied someone a letter but at times may have asked a client to slow down in order to stabilize before beginning hormones. I generally work from an informed consent model and assume that clients know what they need.
Does a coexisting mental condition preclude providing the client with a letter ?
No. Many clients experience depression and anxiety before transitioning and often find relief through and as a result of the transition process. If I am concerned that a condition may be exacerbated by taking hormones, I discuss those concerns with the client and allow them to make an informed choice.
Does your practice have inclusive paperwork (e.g., list more than male and female gender options, allow a place for preferred name, etc.) ?
Paper files that are inclusive ? – Yes.
Electronic Health records that are inclusive ? – Yes.
Does your practice have a system for recording preferred name and pronoun of patients and communicating that to staff, especially scheduling/appointment and reception staff ?
Does your practice have all-gender or gender-neutral restrooms ?
Do you have anything in your physical environment that would be welcoming to a Trans* person ( i.e. brochures, pamphlets, magazines, pictures that relate to Trans* people and or Trans* issues ?
Does your practice have an inclusive non-discrimination policy that includes gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation ?
Do you have a way of protecting the confidentiality of a patients Trans* status ?
Yes. Confidentiality is crucial in a therapy practice. If I need to communicate with someone in regards to a client, I obtain written permission through a release of information and discuss with the client what will be shared and what name and pronouns will be used when speaking to a third party.
Have you or your staff attended training or had other education on providing services to Trans* patients :
Person responding to survey – Yes.
Other Clinical Staff- N/a.
Scheduling/ Appointment Staff- Yes.
Reception/Front Office Staff- N/a.
Please describe the training noted above, if applicable.
I have attended the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference and various workshops at local conferences. I have also received individual and group supervision around trans mental health. Most of my training has been through self-education and witnessing many clients’ processes and transitions since 2006.
I f you have any concerns about the level of intake staff that could create an uncomfortable situation for Trans* clients ? Is there someone the patient can contact to assist ?
Yes. I am an independent practitioner and so it is unlikely my clients will encounter anyone other than me. If for some reason, one of the people I share office space with or the billing service I use were to say or do something to cause discomfort, I would want my clients to report that to me so I could address it.