Kade Sharp, PhD, LICSW, CMHS, CST, RPT-S™ (he/they) is an autistic transgender Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker practicing in Richland, Washington at Spectrum Counseling, his private practice, where he sees therapy clients, supervises clinicians working toward licensure, and provides case consultation for colleagues. Kade is also a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and a certified Child Mental Health Specialist. He has his PhD in clinical sexology through Modern Sex Therapy Institutes. Kade has had a clinical focus on working with autistic and transgender folks of all ages, especially those with anxiety challenges, over the last 6 years. He has given public presentations on LGBTQIA2+ topics since 2014. Previously, he has worked as a Wraparound with Intensive Services Mental Health Therapist and Program Supervisor. His volunteer work over the past nine years has been with local LGBTQ+ youth centers, pride organizations, the diversity equity inclusion team at a local school district and serving on the WA state chapter of the Association for Play Therapy board.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kade Sharp has employment relationships with Spectrum Counseling and Aspen Grove Family Therapy. He receives a speaking honorarium from Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars and Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Kade Sharp receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Kade Sharp is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and Association for Play Therapy.