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  1. Embracing Authenticity as a Trans Male Dave Roberts 40:14

Sam Castle is a certified behavioral health professional with over 12 years of experience, specializing in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and trauma-informed Coaching. At BeYouDoYou.com, Sam provides a safe space for individuals seeking support on their journey of personal growth and healing. With a passion for empowering others,

Sam’s transformative approach combines deep empathy, proven techniques, and a commitment to helping clients break free from the past and embrace their authentic selves. Through the “Be You Do You” podcast, Sam shares inspiring stories and insights from diverse individuals, while actively working towards ending suicide in the queer community. The next part is Sam’s words.

In 2018 is when I ultimately made the decision to choose me and my happiness. And so that’s when I started my journey to gender transitioning from female to male.

The Teaching Journeys Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify and other sites where podcasts are offered. To find out more about Dave , go to bootsyandangel.com and psychologyprofessorandminister.com

Dave Roberts LMSW, Author, Podcaster

David J. Roberts, LMSW, became a parent who experienced the death of a child, when his daughter Jeannine died of cancer on 3/1/03 at the age of 18. He is a retired addiction professional and an adjunct professor in the psychology child life department at Utica University in Utica, New York. Dave also teaches psychology classes at Pratt MWP School of Art and Design. He is the host of The Teaching Journeys Podcast, which can be found on Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms.

Dave has presented workshops at national conferences of The Compassionate Friends as well as for the Bereaved Parents of the USA. He was also a keynote speaker at the 2011 and 2015 national gatherings of the Bereaved Parents of the USA. Dave also co-presented a workshop titled “Helping Faculty After Traumatic Loss” for the Parkland, Florida community in May of 2018, in the aftermath of the mass shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School.

Roberts has been a past HuffPost contributor and has contributed articles to Medium, Open to Hope Foundation, Mindfulness and Grief, Thrive Global, and the Recovering the Self Journal. He has also appeared on numerous podcasts, as well as Open to Hope Television. In 2021,he co-authored and published a book with Reverend Patty Furino titled, When The Psychology Professor Met The Minister.