Lucie Fielding , MA
I am a trans- and queer-identified resident in counseling at Creating Change, PLLC (within the Charlottesville Counseling Collective). I completed my MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2018. During my course of study at Pacifica, I was privileged to receive supervised training in counseling within the Student Counseling Center at Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA) as well as at The Women’s Initiative (Charlottesville, VA). In addition to my counseling education, I also have a PhD in French from Northwestern University (2008), where I specialized in erotic literature and histories of sexuality. My background in literature and history attunes me to the powerful ways that myth, image, metaphor, and cultural scripts shape and inform the narratives we carry with us as we move through the world as well as how these narratives can write themselves on our bodies. I work with adult individuals, relationship units (couples, triads, D/s relationships, polycules, etc.), and groups to develop empowered visions of sexual and relational health. I also specialize in providing support to trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming adults as they navigate journeys of gender emergence, including transition support, coming out, and identity development. As a trans-identified provider, I am particularly attuned to the ways that social stigma and discrimination manifest in deeply distressing and disruptive ways. I thus work tirelessly as an advocate for gender, sexual, and relational minority communities. I operate from a person-centered, trauma-informed, somatically-attuned, sex-positive approach that is grounded firmly in intersectional feminism and social justice. As an integrative practitioner, I draw techniques from psychodynamic psychotherapy, narrative therapy, existential-humanism, and imaginal psychology. I enjoy working with image, metaphor, narrative, dream, and reverie, while integrating behavioral interventions, psychoeducation, and skills development when they can benefit my clients. I can provide assessment and letters of support for people seeking gender-confirming surgeries and other medical interventions.