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Primary Care Providers/Hormone Initiation and Management

Britt Murphy, MSN, ARNP:

Britt Murphy is a Family Nurse Practitioner with an interest in college health and travel medicine. She has been a health care provider at the Hall Health Primary Care Center on the University of Washington campus for over 10 years.

Ms. Murphy is Hall Health’s Trans* Healthcare Point Provider. More info about Ms. Murphy can be found here.

LGBTQ & Questioning Support Individual Mental Health Therapy:

Ryli Webster, MSW, LICSW:

Ryli Webster is a licensed independent clinical social worker  with experience in individual, couples, group, and family therapy. She has worked around the country with people from various backgrounds, cultures, and age groups.

Ryli Webster is invested in supporting students interested in pursuing gender transition. This includes supporting writing WPATH letters.

For more information about Ryli Webster, go to her page on the Hall Health Webpage.

Meghann Gerber, PsyD

Dr. Gerber received her M.S. in clinical psychology in 2007 and Psy.D. in 2010 from Long Island University in Brookville, NY.  Her most recent work has been providing individual and group psychotherapy as well as crisis intervention to undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. She also has experience working with adolescents, families, and couples struggling with a range issues including substance use, suicidality, trauma, and questions related to sexual identity.

Her areas of interest include life transitions, cultural issues in identity formation, and addressing post-trauma symptoms. Dr. Gerber’s approach to psychotherapy is integrative, reflecting her training in dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness meditation, and contemporary insight-oriented treatment.  She strives to meet individuals where they are and collaboratively establish meaningful therapeutic goals. (Licensed psychologist, license #PY60202043)

For more information about Dr. Gerber, go to her page on the Hall Health Webpage.

LGBTQ & Questioning Support–Group Therapy:

Group Details
Where: Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health Primary Care Center
When: TBD

Frequency: Weekly, ongoing

The purpose of this group is to provide a safe, supportive, and affirming environment where individuals can explore thoughts and feelings around sexual orientation and gender identity.

Members can be individuals who are anywhere in the lifelong “coming-out” process, which includes: people who may be uncertain and are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, people who may be coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and people who struggle with “being in the closet” at work or school, with friends, and with their families.

Themes and topics that arise in this group may include:

    • Understanding and dealing with feelings of physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual attraction
    • Issues of gender identity and expression
    • Examining the impact of stereotypes, social and gender roles and expectations
    • Considering the consequences of homophobia, heterosexism, discrimination, and oppression
    • Dealing with issues of vulnerability, guilt and shame
    • Exploring the question, “Who am I?”
    • Intersections of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, and culture
    • Issues around labels, identities, authenticity, disclosure, belonging, rejection, and community
    • “Coming out” process and stages
    • Dealing with fear and isolation
    • Accepting oneself and developing a positive self-image
    • Coming out to family, friends, classmates and co-workers
    • Developing allies and a support network
    • Issues around loss and grief
    • LGBTQ culture and communities

More Information:
If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group leader:

Ryli Webster, MSW, LICSW
206-543-5030 or
ryliw@uw.edu.

NOTE: Group screening/orientation is required. Call to schedule with the group leader.

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