flowers in a fieldLGBTQ counseling provides help to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or are questioning issues related to any kind of sexuality and gender.

This gives individuals a chance to talk about any concerns they might have related to their sexuality or gender identification, as well as other experiences that could be impacting their personal relationships or their sense of the world.

These could include:

  • Depression
  • Conflicts with loved ones
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Relationship discord
  • Conflicting feelings
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Self-harm
  • Social rejection
  • Fears of alienation
  • Concerns related to coming out

Questions and concerns may arise as a result of life transitions, pressure to come out to friends and family, barriers to self-acceptance, and relational conflicts, among others.

If you’re being affected by some of these issues or similar situations and you are seeking guidance, we invite you come and speak with one of our counselors in Austin.

Working with a therapist you trust can help provide you with an opportunity to resolve conflicts, learn more about yourself, and enjoy satisfaction in life.

What can LGBTQ counseling do for me?

LGBTQ counseling provides a safe, empathetic environment where individuals of all genders and sexual orientations can find support and understanding for the problems they might be going through.

There has been a rapid surge of social and cultural acceptance, diverse romantic orientations, or gender identifications such as gay, lesbian, transgender, and more. Despite all this, there can still be cultural resistance to these new identities and practices, which may trigger certain feelings and lead to complicated emotions.

These could include depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns as a result of social rejection, bullying, or other factors.

LGBTQ counseling provides help to individuals as they work through these issues to achieve a better personal sense of fulfillment and overcome obstacles in life that prevent achievement in a person’s personal goals.

How long will LGBTQ counseling take?

The process depends on the situation and the factors that could be affecting your wellbeing.

Some of our LGBTQ clients seek out short-term counseling to address an immediate concern, while others pursue therapy over the longer-term to explore patterns they’re seeing in their thoughts or behaviors. We are able to work with you to create a timeline so that you can get the results you need from your sessions.

Our goal is to not make blanket assumptions about your individual situation, to meet your emotional needs, and to create an opportunity for you to personally grow and develop. It all starts with an appointment at one of our Austin offices, where our counselors can better get to know your concerns and how to better address them.

Contact us today to get started.