Fai Knudson, MSCP

Sex/Gender: Non-binary
Pronouns: They / Them
Ethnicity: Vietnamese
It’s hard to navigate a world that was built against your needs. As a queer, nonbinary, neurodivergent person of color, I recognize that interlocking systems of oppression impact your life and wellbeing. I aim to hold space for LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, and BIPOC folx, and anyone affected by fatphobia, xenophobia, ableism, or the White supremacist capitalist patriarchy. Here, we can untangle experiences of marginalization, complex trauma, and difficulties stemming from depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, gender dysphoria, and other mental health conditions. I also work with adult adoptees on adoption/separation trauma.
I conceptualize mental health and marginalization through social models — you are not defective, society lacks adequate structures of support. With a non-pathologizing approach, I help folx develop authenticity, self-advocacy, boundaries, and coping skills. Within the trans community specifically, I provide gender-affirming surgery assessments and letters.
If we choose to work together, our relationship will center collaboration, consent, and autonomy in each step. I want you to feel empowered in the care you receive. You are the expert of your own life. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to hear your story and get to know you. Please feel free to reach out for a consultation. I’m here to support you!
License Number: PC012030
License State: Pennsylvania
Practice Information
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Types of Insurance Accepted: Aetna, United Health, Optum, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Out of Network, Private Pay
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Therapy Offered
In Person Therapy, Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused, Narrative Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Humanistic, Family Systems, Feminist
ADHD, Trauma and PTSD, traumatic-braing-injury, Women's Issues, Transgender, Stress, Relational Concerns, Racial Identity, Adoption, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Depression, LGBTQ+ Related Issues
Last modified: May 21, 2023

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