Doctor

Nyle Biondi

Great therapist

★★★★★
5 5 1
We love working with Nyle. Before we started with him, I heard from folks who knew him in his last location. They were sad that he was leaving as the families of trans kids support group there though of him as "go to" person for their group. That's high praise. I would concur with their last comment - we are lucky to have him in Boulder County

surgery referral

★★★★★
5 5 1
I saw Nyle Biondi for a required second surgery referral letter. He was really wonderful. We had a great conversation, he was incredibly supportive, and diligent with following up. I would absolutely recommend him for any trans person regardless of gender seeking any kind of therapy needs.

Biondi Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

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Name: Nyle Biondi
Name of Practice: Nyle Biondi, LLC
Address: 1634 Walnut St. Suite 221 Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 608-219-1744
Email: nyle@nylebiondi.com
Website: www.nylebiondi.com
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.
Yes.

Practice Accepts :
Most PPO or POS plans.

Do you have a sliding scale for patients with limited resources ?
Yes.

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 ?
Yes.

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.) ?
Yes.

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 ?
Yes.

Does your practice have all-gender or gender-neutral restrooms ?
Yes.

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 ?
Yes.

Does your practice have an inclusive non-discrimination policy that includes gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation ?
Yes.

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.

 

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