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Kacee M. Markarian, MA, LMFT

I witnessed an amazing spectrum of human behavior through more than a decade as a successful hair colorist and makeup artist in diverse locations, from a posh salon in Manhattan to weddings in Marin, CA and from drag shows in New York to queer feminist sex-positive porn shoots in San Francisco. I developed reverence for my clients' intimate stories, and they often lovingly referred to me as their "hairapist." After I realized that I wanted to go further than simply listening, my professional training in Integral Counseling Psychology at CIIS brought that desire to fruition.
My clinical orientation is psychodynamic, existential-humanistic and trauma-informed, while also incorporating good old-fashioned humor and creativity. I am trained in EMDR, an evidence-based method for treating trauma and PTSD. My personal and professional ethics are informed by anti-racism, fat liberation and radical queer politics.

Queer Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her

California LMFT 86524

Oregon LMFT T1062


Phone: 503-902-4859

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