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    LGBTQ+ Therapy

    Have you been to other supposed “LGBTQ+-friendly” counselors who had no idea what you were talking about?

    Could you use a safe space to process your feelings and assess your goals?

    Or maybe you’re seeking relationship counseling from someone who understands where you’re coming from.

    If you can relate to any of the above, then you’ve come to the right place.

    No judgments. No biases. Just a strong support system with open ears.

    Although there is increasing cultural acceptance with regard to sexual diversity, many people still feel afraid by their own realities and deal with internal conflict about how their life might change in being open about their identities.

    Stigma, in any form, is an impediment to the well-being of those who experience it. Given the stressors that LGBT groups must confront, such as homophobia, prejudice, coming out, and discrimination, finding a therapist who is openly LGBT-friendly or who specializes in LGBT issues is crucial to your personal growth.

    How Is LGBTQ Counseling Unique?

    Like anyone, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (or questioning) individuals may seek therapy for depression, anxiety, relationships and other challenges. At the same time, counseling for LGBTQ+ individuals is unique in many ways.

    LGBTQ+ individuals may face additional struggles that they wish to discuss with a therapist. For example, they may:

    • Face gender dysphoria, a condition in which gender identity and expression is not the same as the gender assigned at birth
    • Seek therapy for sexual identity issues, including questioning of their sexual identity
    • Need therapy for abuse, discrimination or challenges they have faced because they are LGBTQ+ individuals
    • Be interested in family therapy for loved ones who are not accepting
    • Be concerned about stigma and may want to learn how to deal with stigma at work or school

    LGBTQ+ individuals may have experienced bullying and hate crimes or been kicked out of their homes or lost friends and family after coming out. They may be seeking therapy to help deal with the emotional impact of these events.

    What Is Affirmative Therapy for LGBTQ+ Communities?

    Affirmative LGBTQ+ counseling is designed specifically for the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community. This approach is committed to empowering LGBTQ+ individuals in their relationships and all facets of their lives while honoring the struggles that the LGBTQ+ community faces. Affirmative therapy is focused on finding efficient ways to overcome daily challenges.

    Individuals in the LGBTQ+ community may seek counseling for the same reasons as heterosexual individuals, yet you do face unique challenges. Affirmative therapy addresses these unique needs.

    If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community and want affirmative therapy that addresses your needs, contact the team at Taylor Counseling Group to schedule an appointment today.

    As an LGBTQ+ therapist, I am committed to helping clients of all genders, sexual identities and expressions feel not only safe but truly respected.

    If you or someone you know is seeking help from an LGBTQ+ therapist, contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I can help.

    We invite you to make contact today for a free consultation or appointment.