LGBTQIA+ Therapist: Affirming Therapy/Psychotherapy
LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy
LGBTQIA+ Therapist: As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I have dedicated my training, research, and clinical work to helping those within the LGBTQIA+ community find pride, belongingness, fulfillment, and a strong sense-of-self.
Do you need a therapist experienced in helping with LGBTQIA+ issues, relationships, parenting or family issues?
- Same-sex marriage and divorce
- Sexuality and gender identity
- Monogamous, “monogamish,” non-monogamous, and polyamorous relationships
- LGBTQIA+ relationship counseling
- Lesbian, gay, and transgender families and parenting
- Bisexuality and bisexual spouse issues
- The Coming Out process (to self, parents, or others)
- LGBTQIA+ bias and discrimination
Maintaining A Strong Sense Of Self
Society has thankfully undergone a fundamental transformation in the way it views the communities named under the LGBTQIA+ acronym. However, in addition to overt aggression towards LGBTQIA+ individuals, more covert negative stereotypes of LGBTQIA+ individuals persist. These stereotypes are harmful to the physical and mental health of LGBTQIA+ 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, LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ individuals must battle against conscious and unconscious processes of self-devaluation.
LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ Identity And Relationships With Others
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 LGBTQIA+ community
- Utilizing self-defeating amounts of alcohol, drugs, hookup websites/apps, and unfulfilling sex