Presenting at the Veterans Administration by Abigail Weissman, Psy.D.


Dr. Abigail Weissman presents on best practices in working with queer and trans people for social work month!

Phew! What a wonderful morning! I spent the morning presenting at the Veterans Administration for their social workers as a way to celebrate social worker month! Check out the event listing here: Yay!

I really loved providing the presentation. Thank you for inviting me, David Moss, LCSW!

Highlights included people participating by reading a slide out loud to the rest of the audience when I asked them to, asking wonderful questions even when they mentioned that it was hard for them to (but they did it anyways – yay them!), and adding resources, and their own voice into the mix. And the dance break. I always love the dance break. I picked a YouTube version of “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross and we spent 5 minutes dancing and connecting and stretching and it was wonderful.

We reviewed more vocabulary and I shared information about the difficulties that can impede the growth and happiness of queer and trans people including our political climate and how ongoing systemic oppression and violence impacts people.

I encouraged clinicians and caseworkers alike to support their clients and loved ones by using the name(s) that makes them happy and the pronouns that make them happy. And as they stretched their brains to welcome in new terms, I supported them in their journey(s). And, as usual, I asked those who wanted to be in a selfie with me that I’d post on Facebook pose with me and we did just that. There’s a serious selfie and a “happy” selfie.


Happy selfie!

I appreciate the energy the participants had! Yay us!

I absolutely love, adore, enjoy, cheer about, providing presentations. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to give back to community to present at the Veterans Administration – what an honor!

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I’m always learning how to do a better presentation and, as such, I want to welcome attendees of the event to please (pretty please?) fill out my feedback form at . I encourage you to reach on out for further connection with Dr. Camilla Williams and me, Dr. Abigail Weissman, make up the clinical team at Waves, A Psychological Corporation and we are available for therapy referrals, letter writing referrals, consultation, supervision, and/or training needs.

Thank you for reading!

Abigail Weissman, Psy.D

Waves, A Psychological Corporation


Abigail "Abi" Weissman, Psy.D.

Chairwoman and Founder, Waves, A Psychological CorporationPsychologist PSY 27497Pronouns: she, her, hers


Who I AmI am Abigail “Abi” Weissman, Psy.D. (PSY 27497). I am a clinical psychologist but you might also call me an empowering supporter and a self-love affirmer.


What I DoI help people who wish they could be their full queer, transgender, religious, liberal, activist, polyamorous, and/or kink selves but hold themselves back because they are scared they will be unloved, unemployed, and rejected by their loved ones and communities.


Why?I encourage them to share their deepest wishes so that they can learn to be happy being themselves. I know from my own path to wellness and years of working with LGBTQIQA clients that it is possible to survive the fear of others’ judgment, hurt, and disappointment to live your true self.


Contact Me TodayI believe that loving yourself will change the world for the better! That’s why I hope that you contact me today. I provide individual therapy, relationship, and group therapy; consultation for clinicians and organizations; supervision; and trainings.


The best way to reach me is through email at