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Beckham Ronaghan

  •   250-884-8981
  •   Website
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Summary

  • Addictions counselling Addictions counselling
  • Individual counselling Individual counselling
  • Information and referrals Information and referrals
  • Sliding Scale Sliding Scale
  • LGBQ+ Affirming  LGBQ+ Affirming
  • Trans Affirming Trans Affirming
  • Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible
  • Online resource Online resource

My name is Beckham Ronaghan. I am a Registered Social Worker in British Columbia. My practice is entirely online; I can see clients from anywhere in BC. I predominantly work with adults and occasionally work with youth. I have a Masters of Social Work from The University of Windsor (2019) and a Bachelors of Arts with Honours from Queen’s University (2012).

I have developed an approach to working with clients based in anti-oppression, feminism, and social justice. I have worked in a variety of contexts, from nonprofit organizations to major urban hospitals to street-based outreach. I have built community programs from scratch and done lots of regional network building. I have worked with interdisciplinary teams in acute care hospital environments. I have done one-on-one counselling with both civilians and active military members.

I am thankful to have such a varied professional background. I understand how a lot of different systems work and that many systems are very difficult to navigate. I know a lot about how a person might advocate for themselves to access services. I’ve worked with people living on the street, people who are actively using illicit substances, people who are barely making ends meet, people who are in top leadership positions at work and feel completely isolated and alone. Everyone has the capacity to change.

I am nonbinary and queer. I use the pronouns they and them. I navigated years of difficult family conversations around my identity. We underwent a long journey of learning together. There were lots of rocky patches. We are now very close and my parents are major support figures in my life.

I live with a number of chronic illnesses and chronic pain. My health issues are directly tied to my mental health; when one is bad usually the other is down as well. I have learned over the years how to manage my health with physical as well as emotional strategies.

I’m a parent of two children that were conceived through a known donor and carried by my spouse. We have two dogs and two cats. I love spending time outside either in our garden, at the beach, or hiking in the forest usually wearing at least one wildly patterned article of clothing. If you have questions for me or want to say hello, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at ronaghantherapy@gmail.com or give me a call at 250-884-8981.

Warmly,
Beckham

My areas of speciality are gender affirming therapy, addictions, families of LGBTQ+ people, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression.

Want to learn more about this service’s work with Two-Spirit, trans, LGBQ+ people?

We invite all service providers listed on MindMapBC  to answer the following questions. These questions were developed in collaboration with community members, researchers, and mental health and other service providers. They're intended to help us understand what a service provider or organization is doing to affirm and support sexual and gender diverse service users.

See below for responses for this listing.

Want to learn more about our screening questions and filters?


Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?

—Yes

Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

I am trans and non-binary myself so I understand the lived experience of trying to access mental health services.

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?

—No

Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?

—Yes

Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received. (For example, do you have experience working with people with diverse physical or cognitive abilities, or those who are living with specific chronic illness(es)?)

—Yes

I have personal experience living with chronic health issues and chronic pain.

Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?

—Yes

Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?

—Not applicable (please explain why this is not applicable)

virtual based service, no physical space.

Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?

—Yes

Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in decolonizing their practices and/or organization? If yes, please type below what actions you and/or your organization are taking.

—Yes

I approach my work with clients from an anti-oppressive practice. I have done many AOP trainings.

Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?

—Yes

Languages

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  • English

Last updated: January 13, 2022
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