Licensed Social Worker/Consultant
Ray Moneypenny, LCSW-C is a White, Queer- and transgender-identified clinician with a passion for providing affirming care to LGBTQ+ adolescents and adults navigating gender transition or coming to terms with their sexuality. Ray has years of experience in many modalities of trauma-informed care, and strives to integrate experiences in the LGBTQ community with the latest research and development of clinical work and process.
Ray has experience working in residential treatment, non-profits and rape crisis, treatment foster care in the state of Maryland, and private practice insurance-based care.
Ray’s clinical background is primarily in working with LGBTQIA+ adults, children, teens, and their families, survivors of acute or complex trauma, individuals managing diagnoses of mental illness such as anxiety and depression, and individuals and couples navigating alternative lifestyles such as BDSM and non-monogamy.
Ray has a passion for guiding other therapists and healthcare professionals who are at all skill levels of treating LGBTQIA+ clients and their families. Ray is committed to uplifting and advocating for their community, through support and encouragement for other LGBTQ clinicians, and compassionate feedback for all providers seeking to offer more ethical and inclusive treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming people of all ages.
Ray is committed to a social justice framework in their clinical and professional practice, prioritizing anti-racism, and working to combat ableism, fatphobia, transphobia, and all patriarchal systems. Ray believes in mutual aid centering BIPOC transgender women and other intersections of marginalized identities.
Ray has varied experience implementing and advocating for trauma-informed and LGBTQIA-inclusive care in both nonprofit and private practice settings, and provides supportive and professional guidance on growing competency in these areas.
Ray also has a variety of experiences as an educator, including as a secondary mathematics teacher, offering trainings in trauma-informed care for other clinicians, providing affirmative and sex-positive psychoeducation to adults, and co-presenting on continuing education for clinicians in the ethical treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents. Ray can provide consultation to professionals who are looking for support as they develop skills in creating and presenting trainings.