About Bauer

Bauer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private therapeutic practice and a Data Scientist. She was trained at Columbia University for a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. She earned a Bachelors in Social Work from NYU. In her postgraduate experience she attended the National Institute for Psychotherapies in their One Year Program and the Dual Program at The Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy.

Her therapeutic work is focused on competencies with the queer, LGBT, asexual, trans/non-binary, poly-amorous, ethically non-monogamous, relationship anarchy, and relationship communism communities, in a sex and body positive environment.

She has been an active organizer in the asexual community, founding Aces NYC in 2012. She gives workshops, conducts research, contributes to academic books, and has worked with many people on understanding their identities. In the broader queer community, she has had years working with trans & non-binary folks personally and professionally, through transitions, medical & legal frustrations, and differentiating feelings about sexuality and gender. As a white therapist, she promises to do the work of educating herself on communities of color outside of our sessions, and makes the same promise to anyone who is part of a community she is less familiar with.

In her Data Science roles, she worked in corporate Data Science settings for the first 7 years of her career and has transitioned to mission based contract and project work for the last several years of her career. She works for the Building Movements Project as a consultant Data Scientist on their Building Blocks for Change racial equity assessment. She is a Co-Lead of the Ace Community Survey Team, which hosts an annual survey of the Ace community of 10,000+ respondents, and is a contributor to the Project Recognize Grant at Northwestern University in their Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing.