Grace Picard

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MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

Grace believes therapy is an intuitive and collaborative process. Rooted in cultural humility, She builds a therapeutic environment that is anti-oppressive and trauma-informed. Grace partners with clients to co-create a therapeutic space of mutual growth to explore pathways of healing, connection, and meaning. She brings humor, compassion, and support to the work, providing an affirming space for all sexual and gender identities and expressions and non-traditional relational structures. Grace fosters shame-free, pleasure centered clinical work, providing safety and containment for folx to explore kink, queerness, and intimacy.

 

As a therapist, Grace is eclectic and uses a psychodynamic, relational, and attachment-based approach. Her therapeutic philosophy emphasizes meeting clients where they are, walking with them through their past to create a rich, meaningful future. She uses an intersectional, anti-oppression lens, with an emphasis on naming and decolonizing systems which further subjugate or limit our capacities to heal, grow and connect. Grace believes that we heal through our relationships with others, ourselves, and the world.

Education and Training

MSW • West Chester University of Pennsylvania

BA • Psychology • West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Specialization

HIV/AIDS, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, gender, eating disorders

Theoretical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Feminist

  • Anti-Racist

  • Attachment-based

  • Social justice-oriented

  • Disability justice