Members of the lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender communities face challenges traditional therapists are often unfamiliar with. There are issues surrounding coming out, around processing your gender and sexual identity, around how others perceive you because of that identity, and much more. I have years of LGBT+ community therapy experience working with adults, teens, and couples who are struggling with such issues.
How Does LGBT+ Counseling Work?
My approach is simply to provide you with emotional support that comes from a place of experience and understanding, in a completely safe and non-judgmental environment. I can help you come to a better understanding of yFourself and those you are in relationships with. The hope is that this will lead to a happier, more confident, more fulfilling life.
What Concerns Does This Therapy Treat?
I can help individuals, couples, and families. I address relationship issues, gender issues, depression, anxiety, and a range of other mental health concerns. My goal is to help you feel more stable, active in the direction of your life, and comfortable in your environment.
How Long Does LGBT+ Community Counseling Take?
Some of us have scars from not always being recognized, appreciated, or understood for who we are. Processing your experiences can be really helpful; even more helpful with a therapist who understands the struggle. I’ll be here to help you feel support and in control of your life as long as you need me.
What Is Your Experience Working With Transgender Clients?
I work with the transgender community to provide safe, non-judgmental care. I work with clients around any number of issues, but can also focus work on gender identity and transition-related care. I receive specialized training when available around best practices, and follow WPATH Standard of Care guidelines in my practice.
How Do I Begin LGBT+ Community Therapy in San Francisco or Sacramento?
Any good therapy begins with trust. If you’re around the San Francisco or Sacramento areas, we should meet to talk and get to know each other. If you feel I can be helpful, we can then arrange a time to meet regularly for therapy. To schedule a meeting, submit the contact form or call me now at (415) 723-4141.