If someone came up to you and told you there were only two colors in the entire world, how would you respond?
You would probably disagree! There are so many beautiful colors all around us, it’s crazy to say there are only two.
Unfortunately, the same principle isn’t as pervasive when it comes to gender and sexuality. LGBTQ rights have come a long way, but they also have a long way to go. There is still too much pain and injustice inflicted on the LGBTQ communities. If you’re feeling alone, distressed, or trapped, Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) LGBTQ counseling is here to reach out a hand and be your biggest supporter and guide through this stage of your life and help you build the foundation for a great future, with affirming counselors and therapists.
Topics Discussed in LGBTQ Counseling
Members of the LGBTQ community have higher rates of depression, anxiety, and drug use than the rest of the population. So, you aren’t alone if you identify as part of the LGBTQ community and you feel hurt by society. If you haven’t been, you might fear you will be, and that fear can be just as destructive.
LGBTQ youth have more than their fair share of pressure. Researchers conducted a study where they found 43% of LGBTQ youth have considered suicide.
So, are you stuck feeling alone with some of this pain?
Of course not! Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) knows it will be hard, but healing and growth are more than possible. You can be comfortable with yourself and the life around you. We might start by working through emotional and mental scars, but hope will always be visible. You deserve to be able to walk down any path you choose, and Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) can be a steppingstone to get there.
Never let the thoughts “This problem is too big” or “This is so small; I should be able to hand it on my own” stop you from seeking a counselor. We are here for you no matter what you bring in and are excited to meet you and begin to work on the happy, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.
Some of the more common topics brought up in LGBTQ Therapy at Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) include:
- Social anxiety
- Past abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family concerns
- Self esteem
- Issues in School or work
You deserve a life you’re happy with and a future you’re excited about. And Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) counselors are excited to help you get there.
What Does LGBTQ Counseling Look Like?
Surviving and thriving are two distinct ideas. Our goal is to help you experience both, which is why Thriveworks Columbus/Polaris LGBTQ counseling will first help you overcome any previous pain you’ve had, and then help you form a life you can’t wait to wake up to every day.
There’s so much that goes on in questioning your gender and/or sexuality, accepting it, remolding your life to reflect it, continuing to discover things about yourself, and then somehow presenting git all to the world in a put-together life. (Although let’s be honest, no one’s life is entirely put together, and neither should it be.)
You’re human- you’ll always be discovering parts of yourself, whether they’re related to your gender and sexuality or not.
Which is why having a supportive, outsider’s perspective on your growth can be helpful. A Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) counselor can be there to ground you and help you find the way out when everything feels like it’s spinning out of control.
There are so many aspects of who you are, we could never write just one page on it. Thriveworks with our convenient Polaris office near Westerville, Worthington, and most all of Central Ohio, is here to support you through whatever changes you embark on.
In a counseling session, we might bring up:
- what gets you up in the morning (passions and goals)
- finding your strengths and learning how to use them
- working on confidence
- define your goals and work on a plan to accomplish them
- Coming-out to friends and family
- Overcoming social barriers as you pursued your career (anything from opening up your own business to moving up in the corporate ladder)
- Transitioning to a new home or phase of life (like going to college)
Before anything else, counseling is nurturement of the human spirit. How will you grow with a Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) counselor? What roadblocks will you overcome? Pain you overcome? Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) is excited to begin this journey with you and find out.