Blacksburg LGBTQ Counseling

LGBTQ Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Blacksburg, VA

Is there an advantage to seeing an LGBTQ-informed counselor?

At Thriveworks Blacksburg, we certainly believe there is. In many ways, people in the LGBTQ community are just like anyone else. In other ways, the LGBTQ community faces unique challenges that can hinder their ability to navigate emotional stress and traumas. What are some of those challenges? Well, they can include but are not limited to:

  • rejection by friends/family
  • societal oppression, homophobia, transphobia
  • confusion with regards to gender roles/expectations
  • increased risk for being a victim of person-on-person crimes
  • higher suicide rates

Whether in spite of, or because of these things, the LGBTQ community faces mental health concerns just like the rest of the population. However, they experience more negative mental health outcomes, possibly because of these prejudices and biases. At Thriveworks Blacksburg, we offer a space that is welcoming, supportive, knowledgeable, and free from bias. We want to ensure a positive outcome for our LGBTQ clients.

One of our goals is to inspire and empower our clients, while helping them achieve their goals. While a person’s gender identity may not be a source of stress, LGBTQ people often find that the social stigma of living as a minority is stressful, and can lead to anxiety and other mental health issues. At Thriveworks Blacksburg LGBTQ counseling, we believe that whether one is seeking therapy for gender identity issues, or for other mental health concerns, it’s important to work with a qualified mental health professional who is LGBTQ informed.

What Issues Might LGBTQ People Face?

Society’s acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and gender identifications is progressing. But the fact remains that bullying, discrimination, and marginalization of LGBTQ people continues, sometimes even in one’s own family unfortunately. Add to that the usual daily stressors, such as relational complexities, workplace concerns, or low self-esteem, and the result is higher levels of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health concerns for LGBTQ people.

Seeking Therapy for LGBTQ-specific issues

Though many therapists may be qualified to help, sometimes LGBTQ clients feel more comfortable with an LGBTQ therapist, or at least an LGBTQ informed therapist. Knowing what challenges you may face as a member of the LGBTQ community and working with LGBTQ inclusive providers can help ensure more positive outcome.

Prejudice & Stigma

“Minority stress” within the LGBTQ community comes from a variety of factors including social stigma, discrimination, prejudice, denial of civil and human rights, abuse, harassment, victimization, social exclusion, and family rejection. Though not all people will face mental health challenges, discrimination or violence, many people report less mental well-being and satisfaction.

Your LGBTQ – Informed Therapist

Though more therapists today have positive attitudes toward the LGBTQ community, people still face unequal care due to a lack of training and/or understanding. Here at Thriveworks LGBTQ Counseling in Blacksburg, our providers have up-to-date knowledge of the unique needs of the LGBTQ community and experience with LGBT mental health issues.They will focus on more than just a your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We want you to feel comfortable, welcome, supported, and cared for. You can be confident in talking about sensitive issues, your thoughts, and feelings. Here, you’ll receive acceptance, support, and encouragement to grow and ultimately, to THRIVE.

Thriveworks Counseling Blacksburg

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 11 5 1 11 reviews. See all reviews
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Initial Contact: Jackie

★★★★★
So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
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Good Idea

★★★★★
Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
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Great people to work with

★★★★★
We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
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Counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.

★★★★★
When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
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It’s a pleasant place

★★★★★
I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
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I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be “humanized.”

★★★★★
The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
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Professionalism

★★★★★
I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
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Nearby & Helpful

★★★★★
Close to downtown Blacksburg and easy to get a hold of. Just what is needed for this area.
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Easy & Helpful

★★★★★
Really enjoy this facility. Appointments are easy to set up, calls are answered quickly. Professional and a great place for support.
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Excellent services

★★★★★
Offers flexible hours and high quality counseling. The company is run by professionals and definitely comes across that way. No complaints whatsoever! Highly recommend it
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not what I expected

★★☆☆☆
I found the requirement for giving credit card information over the phone to be a little distressing. I wasn't given a very good reason for needing this information before scheduling an appointment. I was also told I needed to pay a $99 fee to avoid cancellation fees IF I needed to ever cancel without 24 hours notice. I found the scheduling staff to be a little pushy and I was already very anxious about scheduling an appointment. I felt like the focus was more on collecting fees than helping people in need. They also don't take any form of medicaid. I also don't like being required to provide my name and email address in order to be able to post a review.
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  • 106 Southpark Dr Suite C,
    Blacksburg, VA 24060

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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