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Tracey Lamers, MA, LPCC


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Name: Tracey Lamers
Name of Practice: Queer Asterisk Therapeutic Services
Address: 2027 Broadway Suite E. Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 720-507-6161
Email: tracey@queerasterisk.com, info@queerasterisk.com
Website: www.queerasterisk.com, www.facebook.com/queerasterisk
Mental Health Degree/Licensure/Certification: MA, LPCC

Does your practice accept private health insurance payment ? Consumers are advised to contact their insurer regarding insurance coverage for a specific provider.
No

In process of applying to be able to accept Medicaid and other major health insurance companies, but cannot currently. We can work with insurance companies since we fill a gap in their in-networks services as an exception.

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 – 1
Trans* Youth  – 2
Genderqueer and  Gender Non-Conforming  – 10
Trans* Women  – 3
Trans*Men  – 3
Trans* Elders  – 0

Do you specialize in particular health issues (e.g. gender identity, trauma related depression and anxiety disorders,  autism spectrum disorders, etc. ) ?
Grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, LGBTQ issues, gender identity, Women’s issues

Please describe your level of experience (e.g. years,  training, etc. ) in working with Trans* and Gender non-conforming  clients ?
I have been at QA for 6 months, and was at my internship site for 9 months.
I have worked with queer clients throughout my training and as a mental health care provider for 4 years.

Please describe your treatment approach ( e.g., cognitive behavioral, experiential , body-centered, DBT, etc. ).
Mindfulness based psychotherapy, holistic approach with a focus on the well- being of mind, body, soul, spirit. Gestalt therapy, experiential, somatic.

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, clients who only require letters from me will have a discounted rate according to need.

On average, how many sessions or hours of assessment do you require to assess eligibility for:

Hormone Therapy- 1-5
Chest Surgery- 1-5
Genital Surgery, if primary letter writer- 1-5
Genital Surgery, if secondary letter writer (when 1st letter is written by client’s primary/ ongoing psychotherapist)-1-5

How do you assess readiness for Hormone Therapy and or Surgery:

Clinical Interview- Yes.
Collateral Contacts- Yes.
Psychological Testing- No.
Written Questionnaire- No.

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) ?
Active psychosis – Inability to make informed consent.

Does a coexisting mental condition preclude providing the client with a letter ?
No, with the exception of a coexisting mental health disorder with psychotic features AND active psychosis at the time of request.

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 ?
Denver and Longmont = Yes, Boulder = Single-stall binary gender labeled

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 agreement, ROIs, HIPAA compliance.

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- Yes.
Scheduling/ Appointment Staff- Yes.
Reception/Front Office Staff- Yes.

Please describe the training noted above, if applicable.
Diversity & inclusion, trans-specific care

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, any other member of clinical or administrative teams.