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Help For You
There are many challenges that one may face in coming to terms with being LGBTQIA. You may need help with figuring out for yourself whether you are LGBTQIA or not. Or, you may need help with deciding if you need to come-out or not. Often, coming-out results in relationship problems wiht parents and other family members. Whatever your LGBTQIA concern, let me help you sort it out and discover solutions that help you.
Help For A Loved One
What do you do when someone you love presents themself as LGBTQIA? How do you respond? How do you deal with the unexpected? What do you do with your religious beliefs and faith convictions? Often, years after their child comes-out, parents end up with profound regrets. Don’t let this happen to you! Let me help you sort things out and discover ways to respond that are both best for you and your loved one.
Reasons for LGBTQIA Related Therapy
Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Concerns
Did you know there are six phases one goes through in coming-out? Have you fully come-out to yourself? Are you thinking about coming-out to friends and/or family? Let me help you work through the complexity one often encounters when navigating the choices that must be made concerning coming-out. Contact me today!
Are you planning on a monogamous, covenental, and committed relationship with your spouse or life partner? Or, are you planning to have some form of open-relationship? Learn about the difficulties you might encounter either way. Strengthen your relationship by being on the same page with your spouse or life-partner. Let me help you learn how to discuss these important issues together and plan for success in your relationship.
Looking for someone to perform your wedding? Need someone to help you plan for a successful married life together? Look no further! Contact me today!
Sex is an integral part of every romantic intimate partnered relationship. Get help in discovering the most fulfilling romantic and sexual relationship possible. Learn how to talk about sex, inquire about sex, appropriately ask for sexual needs to be met, and perform sexually in areas you are finding difficulty, and emotionally bond through sex. Let me help you in this important area of life. Contact me today!
Nothing is more important than starting your civil union or marriage off on the right foot. I use the Prepare-Enrich tool to help make sure relationship partners are on the same page concerning key areas of life concerns. If you are planning on a committed life together in marriage or civil union, don’t miss out on this opportunity to start your relationship off on the right track.
It’s inevitable. Relationship problems happen. The most common thing I encounter is that relational partners often say things that do not actually communicate their true desires, wants, or needs. And once things are said, and defenses go up, the relationship suffers. Contact me today and let’s get started on improving your relationship. Don’t let the most important thing in your life – your romantic love relationship – erode any further!
Coming out as transgender to friends and family can range from scary and difficult to exciting and liberating. It’s different for everyone. There’s no one right way to come out. Coming out as transgender may mean that you tell people about your preferred pronouns (if you wish to be referred to as he/him, she/her, they/them, etc.). It may also mean that you ask people to call you by a new name and to think of you by the gender identity that you’re comfortable with. Read more.
Dealing with Transphobia
Transphobia is the fear, hatred, disbelief, or mistrust of people who are transgender, thought to be transgender, or whose gender expression doesn’t conform to traditional gender roles. Transphobia can prevent transgender and gender nonconforming people from living full lives free from harm.
Transphobia can take many different forms, including
- negative attitudes and beliefs
- aversion to and prejudice against transgender people
- irrational fear and misunderstanding
- disbelief or discounting preferred pronouns or gender identity
- derogatory language and name-calling
- bullying, abuse, and even violence
Transphobia can create both subtle and overt forms of discrimination.
Transitioning is the process of changing the way you look and how people see and treat you so that you become the gender you feel on the inside. Transitioning can means lots of different things. It can involve medical treatment and hormones. It can involve changing your name and preferred pronouns. It can involve changing your appearance and dress. It can involve coming out to your friends and family. It can be a long and ongoing process. Or it can be something that happens over a short period of time.
About LGBTQIA Therapy
Therapy for LGBTQIA concerns is the same as it is for any other personal or relational issue. It’s just that you are working with a clinical professional who understands LGBTQIA persons and the unique problems they face in life. A gay affirming therapist should be informed concerning the most up to date research concerning sexual orientation, sexual identity, and sexual behavior in an LGBTQIA context. It is even better when the clinical professional you are working with also has personal experience with LGBTQIA life. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get help with whatever LGBTQIA concern you are facing. Contact me today!
What is Gay Affirmative Psythotherapy?
Gay affirmative psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy for non-heterosexuals, specifically gay and lesbian clients, which focuses on client comfort in working towards authenticity and self-acceptance regarding sexual orientation, and does not attempt to “change” them to heterosexual, or to “eliminate or diminish” same-sex “desires and behaviors”. Affirmative psychotherapy states that homosexuality or bisexuality is not a mental illness, in accordance with global scientific consensus. In fact, embracing and affirming gay identity can be a key component to recovery from other mental illnesses or substance abuse. Clients whose religious beliefs are interpreted as teaching against homosexual behavior may require some other method of integration of their possibly conflicting religious and sexual selves.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be “Outed” by coming to your office?
No. Because I specialize in many different areas, no one will know the specific reason you are visiting my office.
Do I have to come to your office to get help?
No. I use a HIPAA compliant secure video tool that will allow us to work over the internet. You can read more about this.
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