JAMES RAMSEUR III, LMSW
As a therapist I firmly believe that transformative growth and liberation depend on first developing a trusting relationship, so many of my areas of focus are informed by my intersecting and underrepresented identities. I am a Black, Latino, biracial, queer, polyamorous, kinky, and neurodivergent cisgender man. While navigating these intersections in my practice, I’ve maintained a commitment to center queer and trans BIPOC individuals, as well as clients in relationship structures that are not always served by traditional therapy models. I welcome individual and multiple clients including polycules, power-exchange dynamics, and chosen families.
I received my MSW from Hunter’s Silberman School of Social Work, studying clinical practice with a focus on Gender and Sexuality. Prior to that, I also received degrees from Columbia University in psychology and higher education, focusing on attachment research and the experiences of transgender, indigenous, and first-generation students. Through prior work in higher education, I also bring previous experience working with issues that most impact people marginalized at the axes of race, gender, and sexuality, including intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS, and intergenerational trauma. More recently, my work has involved supporting caregivers of gender-expansive youth with Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Gender & Family Project, and integration of clinical best practices into kink and leather education.
Therapeutically, I bring this same dedication to creating inclusive and empowering spaces that resist systems of power. Grounded in trauma-informed, anti-racist, and feminist ideals, my approach is eclectic, blending various modalities to suit the unique needs of each client. Collaboration is at the heart of my practice; together, we'll navigate your journey, examine what works and what doesn't, and pave the way for new possibilities. Your story is unique, and I'm here to listen without judgment, nurture without enabling, and support you in this project.
If you're curious about working together, I invite you to reach out: please email email@example.com to set up a consultation.