While issues related to your sexuality and/or gender identity may or may not be what brings you to therapy, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual folks experience unique challenges in this world. Individuals in the LGBTQ+ community may experience higher levels of stress on a regular basis as a result of marginalization and social stigma.
While social acceptance of LGBTQ+ folks has grown over the last few decades, homophobia and oppression are still forces that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual folks face on a daily basis. The pressure of trying to figure out who you are in a world that is not always accepting of you can be overwhelming sometimes. The process of deciding to come out to friends and family about your sexuality and/or gender identity can be terrifying. And for these reasons, LGBTQ+ folks may be more prone to experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health concerns.
Therapists at Live True Counseling Can Help
Therapists at Live True Counseling are here to help you navigate the challenges of life whether or not they are related to your sexuality and/or gender identity. We'll match you with a therapist with specialized training and lived experience as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you're wanting support to help you decide whether or not coming out is right for you, process through the hardships you face as an LGBTQ+ person, or explore more deeply who you are, we'll work with you collaboratively to help you sort through it all so that you may live intentionally, authentically, and with integrity.