KURSTIE BEVELHYMER-RANGEL, LSW

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Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, MSW, LSW (she/her/hers)  is a mixed race Indigenous queer Chicana, who is cis, mid-size, and posesses white privilege. She is passionate about providing inclusive and culturally sensitive care to individuals of all backgrounds, with a focus in serving individuals in the LBGTQIA2S+, Latine, and Indigenous communities. Her clinical areas of focus include trauma, anxiety, identity exploration, body image, and substance use. Her therapeutic style is largely based in a person-centered and holistic approach that incorporates evidence-based theories, mindfulness interventions, and Indigenous and Latine traditional healing knowledge and techniques. She firmly believes that therapy is a collaborative process, where the client is the expert on their life, and there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy. Because of this, she tailors her therapy practice to fit each individual she works with and incorporates a variety of theories, interventions, strategies, techniques, and frameworks. Kurstie strives to foster a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients while providing them with a safe, anti-racist, affirming, and trauma-informed environment where they are able to process through their lived experiences and find their ideal life balance.

Kurstie received her Bachelor of Arts with Research Distinction in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She began her career as a trauma social worker at Grant Medical Center where she worked with Victims of Crime and patients who were actively in crisis and experiencing mental health and substance use-related issues. As she transitioned out of her role as a trauma social worker, she began working with clients in private practice and developing her specialties and areas of focus/interest. Kurstie has spent the last few years incorporating her own lived experience and expanding her research and knowledge base to provide education and training on Latine culture, Indigeneity, and intersections of Queer and Indigenous identities. She continues to enjoy providing education and training on the aforementioned topics, as well as on self-care and rest from an anti-capitalist and anti-racist framework and perspective.

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board License #: S.1904118

Supervised by Elijah Johnson LISW-S (I.2002507-SUPV)