LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy

Safe Zone

Many therapists, trained in traditional developmental theories that often assign stigma or pathology to LGBTQ+ clients and in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) that historically classified homosexuality as a mental illness, have absorbed the unconscious yet pervasive biases that continue to plague our societal struggle with sexuality and gender as an aspect of civil rights. 

As an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, I am trained in cultural competency and view gender and sexual minorities as a normative and healthy expression of humanity. I will be accepting, supportive and encouraging during our sessions together.  

Some common LGBTQ+ issues I've worked with:

- Self-esteem

- Relationships/ Dating

- Coming out

- Substance use & Behavioral addictions

- Intimacy issues

- Dealing with shame

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