About Skyler Okey, Therapist In Training
Whether you’re single, dating, in a partnership (or identify your relationship another way!), couples counseling and family therapy provides a space to learn skills for better communication. With an emphasis on emotionally focused attachment, I can help you identify the impact significant relationships in your past have on your present behavior and beliefs. We can use that insight to actively build stronger connections and establish healthy boundaries. My systemic lens also aims to address the impact racism, classism, patriarchy, homophobia and sexism has on mental health, whether you identify with a dominant or minority group.
With a lighthearted, empathetic, non-pathologizing approach, I offer pleasure-positive, affirming therapy for clients across the gender + sexuality spectrum. Our relationships both at work and home, as well as the communities we live in, impact our well-being, and while we can’t always control those circumstances, we can learn how to live better within them.
My 10+ years working in public relations for women-and minority-owned small businesses has taught me the importance of cultivating strong relationships, as well as the impact and healing potential of storytelling. Let’s learn (and hopefully laugh) together as we explore your authentic self and ability to influence your lived experience.
I grew up in Southern California and spent over a decade in Los Angeles before moving to Brooklyn in 2021. I spend my free time exploring all the culture NYC has to offer–restaurants, shops, theater, museums, classes, parks, concerts! Or for a more low-key day, I’ll take my pom mix Roscoe for a walk around the park, curl up with a book, or experiment with an ambitious cooking or baking project.