We Are Here To Help
LGBTQ+ & Gender Identity
Counseling to help your feel safe, understood, empowered, connected, and loved on your path to understanding your authentic self.
Understanding and accepting our authentic selves regarding sexuality and gender can be wonderful, but is oftentimes filled with lack of acceptance, fear, stress,and other challenging emotions. Processing these components to one’s identity in a heteronormative and cisgender society is challenging and isolating. Sexuality and gender exist on a spectrum, and can be fluid.
Supporting you while you assess where you see yourself on those spectrum in a binary society is our goal. Even the most understanding and well-intentioned friends and family can fail to comprehend how to support members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Therapy for the LGBTQ+ Community
Counseling is here to help:
- Finding an “authentic” sense of self
- Exploring sexual orientation
- Exploring gender identity
- Processing questions around transition
- Thoughts and feelings of guilt, shame, abandonment, or confusion
- Coming out to one’s friends and family
- Queer/religious intersectionality
- Bullying, oppression, and discrimination
- Low self-esteem
- Anxiety and depression
- Substance abuse
- Destructive behaviors
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
A Safe Space for
Growth & Development
If you feel overwhelmed as you come to terms with your gender or sexual identity, you are not alone. The mental health professionals at City Counseling Center are dedicated to helping you identify and overcome the obstacles impacting your happiness and wellbeing. Our counselors are here to help individuals and their families as you work to process this time in your lives. From exploring your gender identity and sexual orientation to transitioning or coming out, we are here to help you through these challenging times..
We understand that there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy. We create an inclusive space where you will feel comfortable expressing your feelings and emotions. Our therapeutic approaches are unique to your specific needs and goals. Our team leverages their experience and diverse backgrounds to create individualized treatment plans designed to help you live your best life.