Xavier Quinn worked in the domestic violence movement for 15 years in various roles from hotline worker to shelter manager. Early in his career Xavier Quinn’s began to focus specifically on partner abuse in LGBQ/T communities as the Technical Assistance Coordinator for The Network/La Red. In this role, he trained providers on partner abuse in LGBQ/T communities. He eanred his Masters of Social Work at Barry University, in Miami Shores, Florida, where he worked with LGBTQ youth and adults.
Xavier Quinn returned to The Network/La Red as the Director of Organizing and Education to provide trainings and consultation on LGBQ/T partner abuse on a national level. Xavier spent the next five years at Fenway Health, an LGBTQ Community Health center, in various roles such as: the VRP Bilingual Counselor, the Assistant Manager of the Violence Recovery Program, and the Manager of the Violence Recovery Program. In these roles Xavier provided clinical supervision and support to advocates and counselors. Xavier Quinn now runs his private practice, Level Up Counseling LLC in Nashua, NH.
Focus on Trauma Survivors and Trans and Non-binary Individuals
Expertise in working with LGBTQ communities and survivors of domestic and sexual violence
I offer consultation and clinical supervision for therapists, counselors, and social workers on working with trauma survivors and LGBTQ communities. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and EMDR. I also have experience working with polyamorous and BDSM/kink communities. I meet the requirements to provide supervision towards licensure in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Tactics and Justifications for Abuse in IPV involving Transgender Individuals. Transgender Intimate Partner Violence: A Comprehensive Introduction, New York University. July 2020
Intimate Partner Violence in LGBQ/T Communities. Handbook of Interpersonal Violence across the Lifespan. Springer Publishing Company. 2020.
Open Minds Open Doors: Transforming Domestic Violence Shelters to be more Inclusive of LGBTQ survivors, The Network/La Red, 2010
“It is difficult to explain how easy it feels to work with Xavier. He is one of those few practitioners who can make trauma-informed work look easy. Xavier is a highly-skilled, boundaried, ethical and effective clinician who has so much work experience as a clinical provider, a supervisor and a program manager– but that is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of his work. Xavier is able to bring a level of authenticity to this work that is so rare. He has somehow mastered the art of being able to convey warmth, compassion and understanding all the while simultaneously holding space for difficult conversations, critical analysis and conflict at any given moment.
It was such a relief knowing that I could speak to Xavier about my most difficult cases, biggest frustrations/challenges and his approach would always be social justice-oriented, person-centered, and strengths-based. Xavier was so intentional about co-creating a space with me where we could engage in values-driven conversations that not only addressed relevant evidence-based practices, but also took into account my own humanity and the humanity of the clients that I am working with.”Erin Miller
Equity, Inclusion, and Abuse Prevention Officer
Mass General Brigham