H. L. "Lou" Himes, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Gender Specialist



As a relational and multicultural psychologist, I recognize the importance of culture, family, and social structures on the formation and function of our personalities, relationships, and identities.  It is through interactions with others that we learn how to be in this world, and thus, it is through affirming relationships with others that we can learn to listen to and accept our own needs, values, and gifts.  I attempt to use the therapeutic relationship to provide a safe context to explore cultural norms that hold my clients back and to affirm those cultural ways of being through which one can fully express his or her unique passions and gifts.  My areas of expertise include those issues specific to the LGBTQI community, including psychotherapy that is sensitive to the trans* community and gender-affirmative surgical/hormone evaluations.  I also have experience with individuals from all religious and spiritual orientations, college-age young adults, and early-career professionals.  If you have any questions about the services I offer or if you would like to set up an appointment, please fill out the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  I look forward to hearing from you-  Dr. Lou