LGBTQ Issues

LGBTQ Issues

My practice is positive, proactive, and accepting, and that includes being gay affirmative. I’m not here to change you; I’m here to support you. If you or someone in your family is struggling to navigate issues of gender, orientation, prejudice, and acceptance, I can help.

Gay-Affirmative Support

LGBTQ issues are difficult for anyone to navigate, but even harder when you have no one to talk to. My therapy practice provides a place where you and your family can feel safe, respected, and supported. I have a great deal of experience with LGBTQ clients, families, and loved ones. If you don’t know what to think or say, I can help you to navigate your relationships with respect and to make peace with yourself and your loved ones about complex issues.

When You’re Gay or Questioning

Who we are and whom we love are complex questions that some of us will explore for a lifetime. Genuine acceptance requires that we accept ourselves. Only when we truly believe in our own goodness and worth can we put our best selves forward into our relationships.

My counseling techniques will help you achieve greater fulfillment and deeper relationships regardless of who you love or how represent yourself to the world. I’m sensitive to the stigma, confusion, uncertainty, and intolerance that LGBT people sometimes face. My therapy practice can help you build confidence in yourself, strength in your relationships, and hope for the future.

Transgender Issues

If you’re considering or going through the process of transitioning, it’s likely that you have plenty to deal with. You may even be required to receive therapy in order to progress through the transitioning process. My therapeutic approach is aimed at lightening the load, rather than just being another base to cover. In my office, you won’t have to withhold information for fear that your words or thoughts will hinder your process.

For you and your family, transitioning brings a whole new realm of ideas and scenarios. Even with the most incredible support system, there’s plenty to learn through the self-exploration offered by therapy that can make the experience better. Transitioning isn’t a new idea for me, and my practice will provide a comfortable place where you can truly embrace your feelings, your new perspective, and any struggles that you face.

Common Struggles:

  • Finding gay-affirmative support
  • Becoming a gay parent
  • Going through a gender transition
  • Getting married
  • When your child or parent comes out
  • Religious conflicts
  • Uncertainty about the future
  • Guilt
  • Feeling alone or misunderstood
  • Adversity from family, school or work
  • Coming out — at all ages
  • Questioning your orientation
  • Finding your unique gender expression
  • Family conflict
  • Being bisexual
  • Conflicts between your chosen family and your family of birth