Owen Karcher, MA, LPC-IT
Informed Consent / ICATH Provider Yes
Specialties: LGBTQ+ Identities, Gender Transition & Affirming Transgender Identities, Sexual Orientation & Sexual Health, Living with HIV/AIDS, Spirituality, Trauma Recovery, Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault, Multicultural Considerations.
"My name is Owen Karcher and I am an Art Therapist and Social Justice Consultant with ten years of experience working as a care provider and educator in the fields of mental health, violence prevention and intervention, child sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS, and building healthy relationships. I am passionate about social justice and serving my community and hope to offer you my experiences, expertise, and creative self in service of your goals." Owen is bilingual in English/Spanish
In my experience Owen was incredibly affirming, kind and very very competent. I usually go into medical appointments expecting at least a little resistance, to have to run an impromptu Gender 101 class or having to work through initial, open or hidden, skepticism about the legitimacy of my identity- that wasn't necessary with Owen. The entire experience was clear of any of those burdens. In addition to being so affirming, he was incredibly professional in returning messages, providing letters etc. I can't recommend Owen enough.