Being an LGBTQ+ individual is challenging in our culture today. Progress on rights and visibility continue to advance… yet LGBTQ+ individuals continue to face stigma, discrimination, and prejudice. And that’s on top of daily life, work, and relationship pressures.
Whether from past or current situations, stigma and discrimination can amplify emotional distress.
You can heal from past negative events. Feel empowered to learn strategies to help cope with current challenges. Be calm, confident, and connected.
LGBTQ+ individuals may seek therapy for the same reasons as other people. They want to relief from anxiety, stress, depression and more.
Yet, an LGBTQ+ person’s experiences are different. They can face challenges that exacerbate emotional and situational difficulties.
LGBTQ+ individuals may face stigma and discrimination on a regular basis. It could be from society, family members, peers, and co-workers, or just walking down the street. Experiences like these can contribute to higher rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
Also, past negative experiences can make it harder for an LGBTQ+ individual to seek help.
As a gay therapist (he/him), I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, stress, and relationship ruptures that can be brought on by a society that is often unaccepting or even hostile to the LGBTQ+ community.
My therapeutic approach to LGBTQ+ counseling is affirmative so that you feel, seen, heard and supported.
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I create a warm, safe, supportive, environment that will allow you to be yourself. Whether working with issues directly related to being LGBTQ+ or to other life or emotional experiences, I want to be there to help with problems you are facing.
LGBTQ+ counseling focuses on people who face challenges unique to the LGBTQ+ community. It can encompass issues like stress, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and more.
It can provide specialized help paired with the support you need if you face discrimination, bullying, or are “coming out”.
Online LGBTQ+ therapy works similarly to in-person therapy, except you don’t have to spend time traveling to a therapist’s office.
Before therapy starts, you will complete a set of online forms using my confidential and secure system. You will receive appointment reminders by text or email, depending on your preference, and sessions are conducted using a HIPAA-compliant online video service. Sessions last 55 minutes.
LGBTQ+ counseling can help if you experience stress, anxiety, struggle to cope with life stressors, or deal with issues specific to the LGBTQ+ community.
Safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, LGBTQ+ therapy can provide you with a place where you can freely share your experiences and be you.
LGBTQ+ counseling is $145 per 55-minute individual session.
The process can vary by the individual and is tailored to your specific needs, goals, and situation. Weekly sessions are usually recommended until an individual feels confident that they can handle the problems with less support. Some individuals may achieve their goals in 12 weeks. Others may need more ongoing support or have sessions on a every other week basis.
It can help you if you want to work through current or past emotional or situational challenges. You will gain insights and skills to help you achieve your goals and pursue the life and relationships you want.