I am a therapist and I work with marginalized individuals of all genders and sexualities. I volunteer for a trauma network who treat individuals, for free, after major traumas, like the Boston Marathon Bombing, shootings, and fires. I like to smile at people when shopping and make eye contact. It tends to make them smile.
People have lots of stereotypical beliefs of therapists. We are this blank slate that people come to when vulnerable and sometimes powerless. Being human, being approachable and real, being a real person, if it bridges that gap and allows people to seek aide then that's one step forward to easing the world's trauma burden.