Gender and sexual orientation minorities (including lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, asexual, aromantic, transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, genderfluid, and agender people) face a variety of unique stressors including discrimination and lack of support that can impact mental health. These pressures may lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, difficulties with family, friends and partners, or struggles with sexual wellness.
At Center Focused Therapy, we know your identity isn’t the problem---the problem is dealing with homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Our staff of queer/nonbinary identified and queer and trans friendly therapists provide affirming and understanding support no matter where you are on your sexual orientation or gender journey. Our staff works with clients on a variety of concerns including coming out of the closet, exploring gender identity and expression, understanding internalized homophobia, processing discrimination and trauma including past ‘conversion therapy,’ unlearning heteronormativity in relationships, building queer family, and exploring how gender and sexuality impact other identities such as race, class, and ability.
Working with a therapist knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ mental health can help you feel more comfortable and secure in your identity, build resilience for coping with oppression, and feel empowered in finding community.