LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy

LGBTQ Affirming

We will work to help you heal from past/present pain, trauma, and/or challenges with trust and emotional intimacy.

My approach to therapy embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + (LGBTQ+) identities and relationships and addresses the negative influences that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism have on the lives of my LGBTQ+ clients.  This thoughtful approach serves a critical need for people who have been marginalized, oppressed, and continue to struggle with being “different than” our societal constructs. Both the historical constructs as well as the current day to day life experiences have an effect on people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and/or +.

Through our work together, in a nurturing and supportive environment, we can discover your unique strengths and build on them. We will work to help you heal from past/present pain, trauma, and/or challenges with trust and emotional intimacy. Based on your individual needs, you can learn effective coping skills to manage distressing symptoms interfering in your life. We will also look at any underlying issues to gain clarity and insight into negative behavior patterns, providing you with a lasting transformation.

Your situation may have lead you to a realization that you are tired of pretending to be someone you’re not. You may have spent a lot of time and energy on meeting the needs of others instead of yourself, or behaved in certain ways because you thought it was the only way to get people to like you.  Together we can uncover your identity and embrace who you are inside and out.

Parenting in today’s complex and layered culture can be a challenge!

While the prevailing professional opinion is that a parent’s sexual orientation or gender identity has nothing to do with your ability to be a good parent, LGBTQ+ parenting can have additional challenges that you may want support for.  Providing supportive, affirming environment where you can find the support and information you desire to keep your families and partnerships strong.  It’s still tough being an LGBTQ+ parent today.  You are pioneers in many ways and blazing the trail for future generations.  This can be exciting and isolating at the same time.  Prioritize your relationship and cultivate a loving, open and joyous family.

Building a family and having children can be stressful for even the most secure couples out there.  Kids require lots of your (delete your) time, energy and love. In order to sustain your relationship(s) and be the best parent(s) possible, it’s important to prioritize your relationship(s) and quality time.  Do you have a regular date night?  Can you get dressed up and do something fun from time to time?

In many relationships, the frequency and desire for sex can ebb and flow over time.  However, dirty diapers, play-dates and household responsibilities can kill even the most vibrant sex life.  The good news is that you can rekindle intimacy and revive your sex life at the same time.

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