Dr. Sheila Addison is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Gottman Method therapist, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Her MA and PhD are from Syracuse University, where she learned to value self-of-the-therapist work and a commitment to social justice. Her clinical practice and research focus on couple & relationship therapy with marginalized groups, particularly the LGBTQ+ communities and those in cross-cultural relationships; Health at Every Size (r) and dismantling fatphobia and diet culture; sex therapy; clinical skills for cultural competency and “difficult dialogues” with clients; consensually non-monogamous relationships; and managing multiple relationships in small communities. She is also Executive Director of Margin to Center Consulting, where she supervises and trains post-graduation interns pursuing licensure. In her role as a consultant on diversity and inclusion strategies for the educational and corporate worlds, she offers wellness support for DEI firms and has taught the internationally-acclaimed Ally Skills Workshop originally developed by the Ada Initiative at institutions such as the University of Florida’s Weecology Lab, the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, and Google. She was a founding Board member of TransLifeline, the first national crisis hotline developed and staffed by and for transgender and non-binary people in need of support. She lives in West Seattle.