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  • 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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