Nichole Mayweather-Banks LCSW (She/Her)
Founder & Visionary
I received Master of Social Work degree from Springfield College. I am a licensed clinical social worker LCSW in the state of Connecticut, and an experienced lecturer and trainer on practicing cultural humility in a gender fluid society and transgender homelessness.
I am a skilled community organizer who has lead community initiatives i.e. Gunn Square Park Initiative in Springfield, Ma. I committed 1 year of volunteer service, as an AmeriCorps VISTA, developing literacy programs with United Way of Eastern, CT.
I have have supported several populations throughout my professional career to include early childhood, teen parents, mentoring, juvenile justice and substance use. I am most passionate about supporting the transgender community.
I am also a gender affirming therapist at Beehive Counseling and Wellness, llc in Manchester, CT. I work with gender expansive clients, to help enhance skills that encourage sustainable personal growth and coping with transitions in their lives.
Through my clinical work I have seen firsthand the effects of gender discrimination on
my clients' mental health. Discrimination, such as housing and employment, creates a barrier to gender diverse individuals obtaining safe, secure and affordable housing. The lack in such services leaves this vulnerable population with little to no options for survival. In turn many of these individuals end up homeless, uneducated and unemployed. Without these foundations of support many of these individuals turn to substance use and crime for survival. Research shows this population is at higher risk for anxiety, depression and suicide.
I am continually inspired by the beauty, vulnerability, and strength represented by the gender expansive community. I am committed to helping to create a sense of safety and resilience for gender expansive individuals, both in the therapeutic setting and in the community.
As a social worker it is my personal mission to uphold the value...
'Dignity and Worth of the Person'