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Who We Are

Changing FACES Counseling & Wellness is a queer owned ally and advocate for the gender expansive community. The goal is to create a sense of safety and resilience for gender expansive individuals, both in the therapeutic setting and in the community.

Mission: “To increase the life expectancy of gender diverse young adults by increasing access to interpersonal connections, housing, employment, education and healthcare.” 

Vision: “For all gender diverse young adults to have access to quality comprehensive community support that will increase protective factors and life expectancy among the gender diverse community.”

License: Connecticut (10941)

NPI : 1578196739

NPI 2: 1487368395

Nichole Mayweather-Banks LCSW (She/Her)

Owner & Visionary

I am continuously awed by the beauty, vulnerability, and strength represented by the gender expansive community.  I am moved by the resiliency of this population and their brave journeys in a world, that can often be overwhelming. I am committed to focusing my work on offering gender-affirming therapy for those individuals seeking mental health support. 

I graduated from Springfield College with my Masters of Social Work.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Connecticut. Through my clinical work I have seen firsthand the effects of gender discrimination on my clients' mental health. Discrimination in areas such as housing and employment creates barriers to gender expansive individuals obtaining safe, secure and affordable housing. Research shows this population is at higher risk for anxiety, depression and suicide. It is my honor to help create a sense of safety and resilience for my clients, both in the therapy room and in the community.

I use creative techniques and real-world strategies to help clients identify and remove obstacles to peace and happiness in their lives. I am committed to providing a welcoming and safe space for all clients to confidentially share experiences while working towards their personal goals.

What kinds of clients do you work with? 

I am continually renewed by my work with clients. I have a strong commitment to and love for working with gender variant individuals, particularly young adults who are seeking to feel free to live their best and most authentic lives. I provide mental health support for people who want to understand and fully express their true selves.

As a social worker it is my personal mission to uphold the value: Dignity and Worth of the Person

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Tiffany Johnson (She/Her)

Administrative Organizer

I am the Owner of Gem & I LLC, a grassroots  administrative consulting company. As a skilled Administrative Organizer I support Changing FACES with administrative tasks such as billing, record keeping, organization, outlining structure to better assist in day to day job functions. I have supported both well established and grassroots type structures in creating efficient systems for information sharing and data collection. My experience in customer service and sales aid in my ability to promote and foster relationships among stakeholders.

My attention to detail began at a very young age. I found myself creating a list and reorganizing friends CD cases so they were easily accessible for impromptu jam sessions. As I  became more self aware I noticed a growing passion for all things organizational, which led to a career in business development. I am honored to utilize my skills toward providing quality support and services for the TGNB community.