Intro by Dede Willis I had the privilege of becoming a part of the SMYRC staff recently. Since then, I have realized that there are many young adults out there living their life and becoming awesome people who once used the SMYRC program. Instead of talking about me and what I do, I’d rather share.. read more →

  Reid Vanderburgh is a retired therapist, living in Portland, Oregon. During his career as a therapist, he worked with over 450 clients, helping them answer the question, “How do I want to live my life?”, in the context of gender identity. He now works as a writer, educator, and consultant on issues pertaining to.. read more →

I am grateful. My family is a mountain of support and love. I have an intelligent, independent, caring, and strong-minded mother. My father is soft-hearted, calm, and very thoughtful. They raised three children that are the most interesting combinations of all those characteristics. I am sensitive, creative, a bit rambunctious, the bleeding heart, witty, and.. read more →

We would like to welcome the newest member of Q Means Business, A Healing Intention, LLC and Kevin Miyasato, MSW, LCSW! From A Healing Intention, LLC: One of the most important relationships that we will have in our lives is actually with ourselves. Therapy allows individuals the ability to discover ways to realize who they.. read more →