• LGBTQ Therapist: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, +

  • LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy

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    LGBTQ Therapist: As a member of the LGBTQ community, I have dedicated my training, research, and clinical work to helping those within the LGBTQ community find pride, belongingness, fulfillment, and a strong sense-of-self. 

    Do you need a therapist experienced in helping with LGBTQ issues, relationships, parenting or family issues?

    • Same-sex marriage and divorce
    • Sexuality and gender identity
    • Monogamous, "monogamish" and non-monogamous relationships
    • Lesbian, gay, transgender and polyamorous relationship counseling
    • Lesbian, gay, and transgender families and parenting
    • Bisexuality and bisexual spouse issues
    • The Coming Out process (to self, parents, or others)
    • LGBTQ bias and discrimination
  • Maintaining A Strong Sense Of Self

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    Society has thankfully undergone a fundamental transformation in the way it views the communities named under the LGBTQ acronym. However, in addition to overt aggression towards LGBTQ individuals, more covert negative stereotypes of LGBTQ individuals persist. These stereotypes are harmful to the physical and mental health of LGBTQ people, and result in increased rates of depression, anxiety, long-term relationship challenges, sexual dissatisfaction, substance abuse, loneliness and isolation, and lowered self-esteem for these communities.

    Over time, LGBTQ individuals understandably can take in negative societal attitudes about themselves, and direct them towards a hatred of who they are. To develop a healthy sense-of-self, recent research has shown that LGBTQ individuals must battle against conscious and unconscious processes of self-devaluation.

    LGBTQ affirmative therapy can help work through what societally-placed internalized beliefs might be getting in the way of your leading the fullest life possible.

  • Help With Your LGBTQ Identity And Relationships With Others

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    Do you need help with:

    • Coming out to yourself, a spouse, parents, siblings, family members, friends, or colleagues 
    • Dealing with homophobia, internalized homophobia, or heterosexism
    • Questions about intimacy or feeling numb and uncomfortable with others
    • Feelings of isolation and being lonely
    • Feeling as though you don't identify with any sexual orientation
    • Shame about your sexuality, gender, or identity
    • Feeling a part of the LGBTQ community
    • Utilizing self-defeating amounts of alcohol, drugs, hookup websites/apps, and unfulfilling sex
  • Contact me for LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

    To get started, please call, text, or email me to arrange a confidential consultation. During this session, we will explore how I might best be of help to you.

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