“I am not trapped in my body,
I am trapped in other people’s perception of my body”


Are you feeling not right in your body or as if you don’t belong to the gender you were assigned at birth? Are you afraid to come out to someone you love? Did your partner or spouse tell you he/she/they are transgender and you are left with confusion and fear? Are you a parent of a child who came out to you and identifies as LBGTQI and you don’t know how to process your feelings or take a deeper look within? Are you feeling shame about your body size because of diet culture and are looking for a weight neutral (HAES) therapist? Do you use substances and feel stigmatized by being called an “addict” with no hope for support? Do you use substances and are not ready to stop using, but want someone to talk to that will accept you where you are at? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. And I know this is hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. But I’m so glad you found me and have taken the courageous step of being here.

In the context of substance use "Harm reduction values life, choice, respect and compassion over judgement, stigma discrimination and punishment"

I’m confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you’re struggling with Gender Dysphoria, a family member of transgender, gender queer or non-binary loved one, experience body shame or substance use, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

I understand no two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you’ve always wanted.

If you’re ready to work towards the life you’ve always wanted, I’m ready when you are. Contact me today and let’s get to work.

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About Coral Blankinship, MSW, LICSW
Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers

I am a Social Worker/ Therapist with a humanistic, anti-racist intersectional, affirming and social justice lens to my work. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. I worked with family systems in child welfare, where I took an anti-oppressive, trauma informed and social justice approach to working with families and building resiliency. Because I am passionate about equity and public health, I have also worked for a public mental health agency as a Mental Health Therapist for children, adolescents and adults. I also worked in harm reduction as a therapist supporting people with co-occurring disorders. I am a member of World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), Association for Size Diversity and Heath (ASDH) and the Washington State Clinicial Social Workers Association (WSCSWA).