#31 HEATHER ESLIEN - PART 1
Heather Eslien is a LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) with a private practice in downtown Sarasota. Her primary focus is on the LGBTQIA+ community and she is particularly passionate about her specialization in working with transgender and gender expansive folks. In addition, she facilitates two support groups for the community: one for trans masculine individuals ages 16 and up and the other for the loved ones of trans folks (cisgender parents, partners, adult children and other family members). She is often called upon to speak at churches, schools and other organizations to provide psycho-education around the many barriers and inequities this vulnerable population faces as well as to break down the myths and incorrect assumptions surrounding this beautiful and dynamic community. She believes trans and gender-expansive people are a key to our societal liberation.