Gender & LGBTQ2018-02-01T15:21:25+00:00

LGBTQ and Gender Specific Services at Silverlinings Psychotherapy

LGBTQ Focused Care

You deserve to feel completely comfortable with your therapist and that’s why I offer an open and supportive therapeutic environment that embraces all sexual orientations and gender identities. Because I am an ally of the LGBTQ community you can feel confidant that you will receive knowledge and understanding free of judgement. Unfortunately, anxiety and depression occur at a higher rate in the LGBTQ community as a result of the stress and lack of support that comes from family, friends or the world at large. The issues that bring you in for counseling may very well have nothing to do with your gender or sexual orientation. Working with a LGBTQ welcoming provider ensures that your identity and orientation never come into question.

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Common Goals of Gender Counseling Services:

Clarfying gender identity: You might be looking for counseling because you are questioning your gender identity, but not sure what to do next. In your sessions you will be given the opportunity to explore your past and present experiences with gender identity. You will also receive information and support to help you on your journey.

Coming to terms with gender: You may have have resisted transitioning because you have anxiety about coming out. If you long to accept, embrace and love yourself for who you are, I will help you develop strategies to help you change the negative thinking preventing you from becoming your true self.

Dealing with gender dysphoria: Gender dysphoria is a set of symptoms related to feeling unhappy and having anxiety about living in your body. These emotions are common and natural for most transgender individuals. You may feel uncomfortable going to the bathroom, showering, and having sexual intimacy as a result of dysphoria. You can learn helpful ways to cope with these feelings so that you can improve your mood and have a brighter outlook during your transition.

My personal and professional philosophy regarding gender counseling


I feel very strongly that you know yourself best! I realize that you may require a letter from the doctor for hormone treatment or surgery or you may even be confused about how to identify yourself. When we work together in session, I consider you to be the expert on yourself. I am here to offer information, support and counseling. I am NOT here to decide what your gender identity is or how you should pursue transition. You may already have people in your life denying, rejecting or doubting you. I would love the opportunity to be someone that offers you support and trust.

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