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Specializing in LGBTQ+ counseling in Plano, Texas.

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Danna Blumenau, MA
(She/Her)

Master’s level student counseling intern at Relevant-Connections in Frisco, Texas, and is supervised by Jennifer Kendall, Ph.D., LMFT-S (#203322).

There are lots of ways to be in the world

 

You’re not broken or defective.  You’re you, and that’s totally okay.  It’s more than okay – you’re actually amazing.  Maybe it doesn’t feel that way yet, but it can.  

Society says you have to be a certain way and do things in a certain way.  We call BS on that.  Much of what holds us back are simply social constructs.  You don’t have to live this way.

You can live your authentic life.  It may feel scary – especially if that means exploring and discovering possibilities that you kept hidden or were scared to consider.  Maybe you never really realized that you have options – and things can be different.

Who are you deep inside?  In what ways are you holding back?  How would your life be different if you weren’t afraid or didn’t have your current limitations?  What if you could really be you. 

These can be unsettling and scary questions.  You may not feel like you have options or choices, but you do. Sometimes you just need a sounding board and a safe and supportive place to explore.

Your life can be rich and full while also accommodating your needs and limitations.  Believe it or not, you are not alone.  There are other people like you, and your differences can be accommodated and accepted.  You can be free to be you!  And maybe even develop some compassion for your younger self.

We can help.

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Danna Blumenau

Danna Blumenau, MA  (she/her)

Master’s level student counseling intern at Relevant-Connections in Frisco, Texas, and is supervised by Jennifer Kendall, Ph.D., LMFT-S (#203322).

I am a graduate student, finishing my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling (graduating in February 2024). I also have a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Technology, both from the University of Texas at Dallas.

How did you get into this?

 

I’ve had a variety of therapists throughout my life.  Some have been awful (they didn’t last long), and some were “meh.”  They helped with whatever I was struggling with at the time, but I didn’t really take therapy seriously.  For me, therapy was more like a weekly opportunity to vent about my frustrations and the ways that my life wasn’t working for me.  I wasn’t motivated to make changes, so not much really changed.

And then my life blew up.

I was an emotional mess and needed help.  My sister found me a therapist – one I would never have picked for myself (because she could see what I couldn’t see).  He was the therapist I really needed, and he changed the way I viewed and participated in therapy. I started journaling and really examined myself and my life.  It was really hard but unbelievably rewarding.

Rather than me talking the entire time, we had fascinating back-and-forth conversations where he listened to my thoughts and feelings while asking questions and challenging some of my thoughts and interpretations.

Most of all, he gave me permission to be me.  That sounds so simple, but it was incredibly powerful and life-changing.

It’s not all about the therapist though – it’s also about you as the client.  How invested are you in therapy?  Are you willing to do really examine your life?

Guiding Principles

 

You’re Not Broken
You’re not broken – you are coping (with a lot).  It’s my job to help you explore your inner world and solve the challenges in your life.  It’s hard but rewarding work.

Feminist-Oriented
Inflexible gender roles can negatively impact people of all genders.

Queer-Affirming
It’s not enough to just be knowledgeable or “affirming.”  It’s different talking with a therapist who really gets you.

Non-Religious
This is a space where you can be free to be yourself without moral judgments (it’s fine if you are religious or spiritual, but we won’t push any adgenda on you!).

 

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COLLIN COUNTY TEXAS

Take the First Step

Frisco LGBTQ+ therapy: Your safe space for healing and growth in Frisco, Texas.

We see clients in-person and online from our Plano, Texas office.  Most of our clients come from Collin County and surrounding areas:

  • Allen
  • Celina
  • Dallas
  • Frisco
  • Lewisville
  • Little Elm
  • Lucas
  • McKinney
  • Murphy
  • Parker
  • Plano
  • Prinston
  • Prosper
  • Richardson
  • Southlake
  • The Colony

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