Individuals who identify as (or have intersecting identities across) lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, or intersex, as well as people are from minoritized groups will have experiences that differ from my own. This is an unsurprising statement of fact, as are the elevated rates of anxiety and depression reported by LGBTQI+ youth1. While I do not have lived experience of the external and internal stressors that are embedded within the systems we live and seemingly the air we breathe, I’m writing this note to signal that I’m affirming of differences. My practice is a safe space for you to share your experiences and your identities, even if you are in the process of exploring them, to the extent that you’d like to do so. I’m smart enough to know you are the expert on your life, ambitious enough to think we can understand one another, and optimistic enough to believe that we can collaborate in a way that allows you to withstand many stressors by building upon your inherent resilience.