Walking into a therapist’s office can feel hard enough – without wondering if you will be judged for simply being who you are.
Too often gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people have to make difficult decisions about with whom they can be fully open. This painful phenomena can occur within workplaces, families and friendships. There is no place for this within a counseling setting. You deserve to feel comfortable bringing your whole self into therapy.
People come into therapy with various concerns, hopes and goals which most often have little to do with sexual orientation and/or gender identity. However, sometimes, due to a lack of understanding and acceptance in mainstream culture GLB and T people may encounter additional stress. Frequently GLB and T relationships are not taken as seriously, nor celebrated as much as mainstream heterosexual relationships. Consequently, it is beneficial to have a GLBT therapist who is familiar with issues that impact people GLBT people and their families. In my practice I welcome you as you are – it is your journey and affirming you and your sexual orientation and/or gender identity is a good place to begin.