LGBTQ INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
LGBTQ individual counseling is one of the most important phases of life for all who identify as LGBTQ. Discrimination and marginalization is something all of us LGBTQ individuals experience on a daily basis. Living with oppression and constant fear affects our lives tremendously.
Research shows that a lot of LGBTQ youth and adults turn to alcohol and substances to cope with rejection and pain. There is also a high suicide rate among LGBTQ individuals.
LGBTQ individual counseling helps in redirecting focus on the self and identity. It helps with mental health disorders that stem from rejection, societal pressures, bullying, discrimination, and hate.
Here are some of the benefits of LGBTQ individual counseling
2. Unconditional self-acceptance
3. Coming Out and Gay Identity Development
4. Strengths and Challenges
5. Cultural Differences and Understanding
For an expedited appointment with one of our professional therapists call 404-890-0822.
It is difficult to hold onto a sense of self in a society that rejects your identity. Being a part of this community can be taxing on your emotional and physical health as take on the toll of oppressive words and actions from outsiders. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer is not necessarily a source of stress but the social stigma that comes from being a minority can be a cause of anxiety. The cultural acceptance for the LGBTQ community is growing but the oppression and marginalization of this community continues, as a direct result individuals in this community are affected negatively. A lot of factors can go into why one individual in this community could need counseling but they include feeling higher levels of depressions and anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health issues. Counseling is a useful tool for this community as each individual battles with their inner and outer struggles.