Behavioral Health Providers understands that individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or intersex may face challenges that differ from those faced by heteronormative individuals.
Areas of concern may include pressures related to societal stigmatization, prejudice and discrimination, as well as personal issues relating to gender identity, sexual orientation, romantic and intimate relationships, and relationships with family and friends. Additionally, LGBT parents may face further challenges.
Some reasons a family or individual may seek therapeutic support for LGBTQI issues:
Understanding sexual orientation & gender identity
When mom or dad is LGBTQI
"Coming out" and disclosure to family, friends & co-workers
Coping with social stigma, bias & homophobia
Challenges for couples
Parenting an LGBTQI child
Depression and anxiety
Relationships with family and friends
Additionally, LGBTQI parents may seek therapy to help with issues such as:
How (and when) to come out to your children
Preparing your kids for their friends' inevitable questions
Helping your sons and daughters understand their origins
How your sexual orientation/gender identity impacts their own
Challenges in everyday child management and child rearing
There are many areas of concern that are specific to people within the LGBTQI community. We are here to offer support and help you navigate life’s journey. Please call us today to schedule an appointment.