Pride Counseling & Consulting Southcoast was started in 2018 as a training and consulting service. It has now evolved to include LGBTQA+ mental health counseling for children, adolescents, and adults!
Trace Rothwell, LICSW
"My passion for working with LGBTQA+ communities stems partly from my personal experiences as a queer individual, but I am also sensitive to the impact of inclusivity, acceptance, and understanding on the positive life outcomes of LGBTQA+ persons. I strongly believe there is value in creating inclusive communities, providing affirming mental health care, and fostering cultural humility and an appreciation for diversity in mental health professionals. I try to reflect these notions in the work that I do."
Trace is the owner of Pride Counseling & Consulting Southcoast. They are a queer therapist, clinical consultant, and trainer with a certification in LGBT- affirmative Psychotherapy from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT-CA).
Education & Experience:
Trace has been working in the mental health field for over a decade. They are a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a BA in Anthropology and Psychology from The University of Massachusetts- Amherst, and they also have an MSW from Bridgewater State University.
Trace's clinical experience includes direct care work in a therapeutic group home, outpatient therapy in both clinic and school settings, and providing supervision to MSW interns and therapists seeking licensure. In addition to their LGBT certification, they are also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), and they have spent the majority of their mental health career working with individuals who have experienced trauma.
Trace's preferred age groups are children, adolescents, and young adults, and they also enjoy doing family work. Most of the clients they see currently are transgender youth, and/or clients who identify as part of the LGBTQA+ community.