LGBT+ Affirmative Therapy
You are welcome here.
You are welcome here.
Are you grappling with feelings that have you wondering how you identify?
Or are you going through a rough patch in life and seeking support from an affirmative therapist? Wherever you’re at, it’s common to struggle with questions and fears. You may find yourself wondering things like:
If you’re seeking LGBT+ affirmative therapy, you might be questioning your own identity and feel completely alone while struggling with internal questions about who you are. You might be in agony over the process of coming out and have no idea where to start.
You might be trying to figure out a difficult relationship, life transition or event and need support without having to explain being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to someone.
If you’re looking for an LGBT+ affirmative therapist, you may be struggling with challenges directly related to how you identify. Questions people often come to therapy with sound like:
Coming out is a continuous lifelong process and it can present as an expected or unexpected hurdle at any point. Some common hurdles include:
If you are experiencing any of this, know you are not alone.
Gender and sexual identity minorities deal with social stigma, prejudice, and discrimination on a daily basis. In addition to experiencing stigma and prejudice in the community at large, LGBT+ people sometimes experience these same things from the very people one might normally turn to for support, like family members and your church. The stigma in society can make a person feel even more alone and rejection from loved ones may cause further isolation.
Depression and anxiety are often exacerbated because many LGBT+ folks do not seek support.
Do you find yourself wanting to reach out for support, but are afraid you won’t find anyone who gets you?
Seeking therapy in a heteronormative world can be a daunting task. Often, people hesitate seeking support, wondering “Will I be accepted for who I am? Will the therapist try to change me?” When you come here, we don’t want you to have to worry about that.
I support YOU and your FAMILIES
Your values will drive our work together. I believe homosexuality, heterosexuality, asexuality, everything in between, and any gender identity are all equally authentic and beautiful ways of being.
~ Ellen Ross
We offer LBGT+ affirmative therapy which is effective at addressing a variety of challenges.
Research shows LBGT+ affirmative therapy is effective at treating mental health diagnoses, like anxiety and depression, while acknowledging your unique experience.
We can explore what’s going on right now that may be creating feelings of hopelessness, worry, fear, or overwhelm and we can do something about it. We employ a range of interventions with foundations in cognitive behavioral therapy and a focus on you as an individual.
People who have been in therapy at True North Psychology, PC report not only feeling better, but also things like:
Take the first step toward living the life you truly want to live.
If you found this page because you love a person who is, or may be, LGBT+ and you want to support them, we can help with that too.