Mental Health

Intersecting Identities: Hard-of-Hearing / Disability and LGBTQ Identity

Patrick Tully

Patrick Davey Tully

Patrick Davey Tully, MA, LMFT #115115

Workshop Session #1

9AM - 10AM -

Session Overview

This workshop describes how clinicians can approach working with clients who have multiple challenges, such as hearing loss or other disabilities, as well as are members of the LGBTQ community, thus experiencing multiple layers of oppressive messages. Clinicians will develop new awareness as to how to navigate uncertain terrain. Ignored disability often makes treatment less effective.


Patrick Davey Tully is a Los Angeles-based LMFT #115115 in private practice. Patrick is a hard-of-hearing, cis gay man, and has a mild movement disorder. He uses the pronouns he/his/him. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for his AA in Acting after graduating from high school, and obtained his BA as well as MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles in December 2017. Patrick enjoys helping people who feel like "others" reclaim their inner power. Patrick finds being upfront about his own challenges has enhanced his client's work as they feel more comfortable sharing their own fears and concerns. Patrick was a figure skater and holds membership in SAG-AFTRA where he produced and starred in a web series. Patrick also produced a comedy one-person show about the hilarity of being both gay and hard-of-hearing (at most, one expects just one of these!). Patrick brings compassion and humanity to his sessions and people he talks to. He hopes to encourage others to discover what their passions are and to follow their dreams. Patrick was able to follow his dreams with the discovery that he held something meaningful and that's what he hopes everyone who sees him will also discover within themselves. Patrick's website is: