Dahkotahv is an Eastern-European American, who is an openly transgender therapist. He strives to make not only his gender-queer clients but every person that he works with feel safe, supported, and comfortable. He utilizes humor when appropriate and he normalizes the human experience. He celebrates being unique and audacious. He served two terms on Washington state's governing board for the committee to end homelessness. He was a main contributor in getting the homeless youth prevention and protection act passed. He has experience in a diverse range of practices. Some populations he has served include homeless youth and young adults, gender-diverse clients, the LGBTQIA2S+ community, neurodivergent folx, community mental health, couples, families, and more! In his free time, he enjoys rockhounding and longboarding.
Dahkotahv got his first undergraduate degree at Seattle Central in social and human services. He then went to Antioch University Seattle, where he studied art, liberal studies and psychology. After graduating from Antioch in 2018, he felt a higher calling to help others, but felt limited by his bachelors degree. He challenged himself to get his masters degree. He went to Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he studied depth psychology and family therapy. He graduated Pacifica in 2021 with a master of arts in psychology, with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy, professional clinical counseling and depth psychology.