Depression, anxiety as well as low self-esteem and addiction are significant issues which can often affect each and every one of us, regardless of our sexual orientation. Yet, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBTQ) individuals, the sources of mental anguish are both wide and far-reaching. Facing one’s sexuality, dealing with homophobic attitudes, and frequent discrimination, along with rejection from the ones we love, are all major issues that have the potential to cause far-reaching emotional as well as lasting psychological distress.
LGBTQ Psychotherapy Counseling can help you to deal with your pain, which otherwise you could not be able to discuss with anyone else. Since, they influence most aspects of life which most definitely include self-worth, romantic relationships, and even our career choices, and can, unfortunately, have a detrimental impact on health, happiness, and overall quality of life. Sadly, it can seem as if there is no one who can assist and no way out of the downward spiral of emotional suffering and misery.
How can LGBTQ Psychotherapy counseling help with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues?
By discussing the problems you face with a trained and licensed therapist in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment, you can begin to rebuild a solid foundation of support that can provide you with the coping strategies to challenge and overcome the problems you are confronted with. Your therapist can teach you the tools and techniques to be able to cope effectively with events/situations that might cause distress, and assist you in exploring complex and hurtful emotions in a safe and accepting environment.
Your therapist can zero in on related issues such as depression, anxiety or substance use which may be standing in your way to improved mental health. Therapists can also process issues surrounding sex and relationships and support you from conception all the way through to reach both your short as well as your long-term goals. Finally, therapists can also offer relationship counseling for married and couples who live together, if you and your partner agree that this would be of benefit to each of you as well as the relationship as a whole.
Benefits of LGBTQ Psychotherapy Counseling and psychotherapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues
- The confidential, non-judgmental environment in which to you are able to openly discuss your concerns, emotions, and feelings
- Develop personalized coping strategies to manage stressful/distressing situations, e.g. in the face of homophobia, discrimination or hostility
- Support with the challenging and anxiety-provoking process of ‘coming out’ to both friends and family
- Zero in on surrounding issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem as well as addiction
- Be able to openly discuss and process private matters such as dating, sex, intimacy, and LGBTQ specific relationship issues in safety.
Counseling for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender problems at Reconnect Relationship™ in Beverly Hills & Laguna Beach, CA.
The psychologists and counselors practicing at Reconnect Relationship Therapy in Beverly Hills & Laguna Beach CA help many people, each with their own unique issues and situations to resolve. If you are having challenges with some of the problems listed here, then you too may greatly benefit from counseling and psychotherapy. Several of the therapists at Reconnect Relationship Therapy (in Beverly Hills & Laguna Beach, CA) have extensive experience in working with LGBTQ issues and can assist you on your journey self-discovery and self-improvement.
Furthermore, if you wish to combine counseling and psychotherapy with medication, we can refer you to a psychiatrist.