LGBTQ Counseling

Although a person’s sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity may not be a source of distress, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, or any other type of non-conforming sexual or gender identity may find that the social stigma of living as a sexual minority is a source of stress or anxiety. Research suggests that LGBTQ individuals are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, and addiction or substance abuse due to the stigma and discrimination LGBTQ individuals face on a regular basis, from society, family members, peers, co-workers, even classmates.

Given the stressors that LGBTQ groups must confront, such as homophobia, societal discrimination and prejudice, coming out, and negotiating family relationships, finding a therapist that is openly LGBT or specializes in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender issues can offer some much needed support and healing.