Kameryn “Yams” Rose, LMFT

(he/it)

Kameryn “Yams” Rose, LMFT #119932 is a Black, neurodivergent, and agender individual joining the steadily growing pool of clinicians who desire to expand the services and support directly available to their communities. It is committed to co-creating a safe space while both modeling and encouraging being oneself in whatever that entails–including challenging internalized prejudices and messages not endemic to our own personal and cultural values.

Yams obtained a dual Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and in Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture from Swarthmore College; and its Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy at Alliant International University with a certificate in Latin American Family Therapy. It began working with adolescents and their families, where it saw how poorly BIPOC and queer kids were treated within the established systems, with little attempt to provide proper resources and treatment. His dedication to serve was renewed upon crossing paths with Wombat MHS, due to their desire to challenge and overturn many of the same colonial and capitalist mentalities that make those systems ineffective or harmful. Here, he can apply all his energy directly to those he is servicing and empowering them to build themselves up and flourish despite those harmful systems.

Yams has several years’ experience facilitating groups imparting DBT skills and stress management techniques, using art and creative writing to amplify nonverbal communication, and helping folks navigate the stages of change as they pertain to substance use and life’s changes. It also has worked extensively with folks outside the therapy office in residential settings, interacting hands-on with issues clients face as they arise and intervening in the moment. With a developed understanding of intergenerational trauma, he acknowledges we experience unique triggers that can manifest as a myriad of different symptoms–especially for marginalized folks; our issues are compounded by systemic racism, stolen land, loss of languages and cultural practices, need for reparations, stories of the wrongs done to our ancestors, and more. Various systems outside of ourselves can influence us without our consent, and finding the tools to write our own story anyway is a strength we can nurture.

Yams does not heavily ascribe to the idea of professionalism; his personal experiences and observations inform his practice–he will never claim to be without emotion, opinion, or flaws as you work through the therapeutic process. He operates with an eclectic approach, working together with you to determine what tools and resources are best suited to your needs. Your voice is always welcome and will be heard here.

He is an active part of the kink community, exploring his pupself and the way of service. There he found his people–emotionally evolving and supportive, queer-saturated, embracing differences and also set on growth and education to remain competent. Others who also wanted the best for their communities and to see those in it unharmed. In his free time, he dabbles in simple leatherwork, digital music production, and learning random facts that will definitely come in handy at some point. Yams engages in self-maintenance by resting and establishing shared routines with loved ones; and self-care by seeking out changes in scenery, fresh air, and taking advantage of vacation time to do so.

It hopes to share in your journey towards reimagining your vision of your world.

Speciality Areas

  • Intergenerational trauma and family issues
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Neurodivergent experience
  • Kink- and sex-positive
  • Substance use

Theoretical Approach(es)

  • Eclectic
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Collaborative Language Systems (CLS)
    • Systems theory
    • Narrative therapy
    • Solution-Focused approach (SFBT)
    • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

A photo of Kameryn Yams Rose with pink hair and wearing pink glasses