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simone budzyn



The world is really hard for a lot of people right now, and exceptionally so for those of us who hold marginalized identities. As a therapist, it is my privilege to create a space where you can show up just as you are and be valued and understood. I believe that all people deserve to be witnessed, supported, and to receive comprehensive emotional care. I bring warmth, humor, and creativity into sessions, and work with my clients to create a strong network of support that is the foundation for healing and growth.


As a queer-trans nonbinary person, I believe that therapy can be an opportunity for all people to explore and question the identities they hold. No two people will have the same experience in therapy because we are all complex individuals. I will help you to understand what you want your therapy to look like, and together we will work to achieve that. This will include discovering what you need to feel safe and affirmed, and what makes therapy accessible and impactful to your life. I emphasize open dialogue and exploration of your life experiences to create a clear narrative of who you are, what you want from your life, and how you will find that.


Self-determination is important in therapy because we are all formed by our experiences, our relationships, our physical selves, and our environments. I am committed to racial justice and liberation for marginalized communities and individuals both in and out of the therapeutic space. I have worked with individuals and families across all ages, and am particularly focused on working with people of trans experience.

Education and Training

MSW • Smith College

BA • Studio Art & French Studies  • Smith College

Areas of Specialization


Sexual identity, gender identity, OCD, phobias, anxiety, depression, grief, sex, racial stress or identity, disability, open/poly relationships, sex positivity, BDSM & kink

Theoretical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Social justice oriented

  • Queer theory

  • Narrative

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