Emerson Douglas, LISW, owner of Authentic Pride Therapy

Emerson Douglas (he/him), owner of Authentic Pride Therapy, LLC in Beachwood, OH, is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist whose mission is to help LGBTQ+ individuals find pride in the radical act of embracing their authentic selves. He is an openly queer transgender man who believes in the power of creating a space of solidarity in the therapy room to celebrate clients’ resilience and help them navigate the ways their self-determination is limited or thwarted by the influences of systems of oppression and privilege.