Society has become more accepting of the LGBTQ+ community in recent years, but we still have a long way to go. Many people in the LGBTQ+ community still face adversity and discrimination from the people around them.
Unfortunately, this adversity and stress mean that LGBTQ+ individuals have a higher rate of mental health issues like anxiety and depression. The social stigma experienced by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or any gender identity, can be difficult to navigate. Most people in the community have difficulty finding someone to talk to who understands their issues –– we want you to know that support is available.
Counselors and therapists from Thriveworks Counseling in Jackson, MS, are LGBTQ+ informed and can help you talk through the things you’re facing. Our mental health professionals can help LGBTQ+ clients with a wide range of mental health issues and life concerns.
Do you want to talk to one of our compassionate therapists or counselors? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Jackson, MS. Someone from our scheduling team will help you set up your first session.
Should I Reach Out to a Counselor or Therapist?
Many challenges are unique to the LGBTQ+ community, like deciding when to come out to your family or dealing with a changing gender identity. Working with a counselor or therapist that’s informed about LGBTQ+ issues can help you overcome your problems and live your truth.
There are many situations where working with a therapist or counselor can help. There’s no set agenda for each session, but LGBTQ+ clients often address topics like:
- Depression and anxiety
- Managing gender transitions
- Family issues
- Deciding how and when to come out
- Drug abuse or addiction
- Transcending gender roles
- Safety concerns
- Communication skills
- Trauma or abuse
- Low self-esteem
- Dating and sexual orientation
Working with a helpful, sympathetic counselor can help you overcome adversity and manage life’s stresses. If you want to speak with one of our LGBTQ+ counselors, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Jackson, MS, today.
The Benefits of LGBTQ+ Counseling
Each LGBTQ+ counseling session will be different because everyone is unique. For example, one person might be struggling with their gender identity. Someone else might want to come out to their family, but they’re worried about being accepted. Struggling alone with these kinds of difficulties can be difficult, but a compassionate LGBTQ+ counselor can help.
Everyone’s situation is different, and your experience with mental health care will be unique to you. The things you’ll gain and learn from counseling will depend on what you need. Your provider will get to know you, your issues, and your goals during your first session together. They’ll use this information to create a customized treatment roadmap for future sessions.
For example, transgender individuals might want to discuss their self-identity, gender identity, and how they want to present themselves to the world. Someone with a contentious familial relationship might benefit from learning communication and problem-solving skills. Another person who’s living with low self-esteem might learn how to confront negative self-talk.
Generally, you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to therapy and counseling. You’ll decide what to talk about with your provider, and they’ll help you make valuable insights into your life and overcome the obstacles you face. Sessions will go at your pace with your counselor or therapist behind you every step of the way.
Do you want to start working with a therapist or counselor? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Jackson, MS. One of our compassionate mental health professionals can help you deal with the issues you’re facing.
LGBTQIA+ Counseling Appointments at Thriveworks in Jackson, MS
Are you thinking about reaching out to an LGBTQ+ informed therapist or counselor? Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Jackson, MS, today to get started. When you call our office, you’ll talk to one of our scheduling specialists who can help you make your first appointment.
Our professionals are ready and waiting to help you. We’ll never put you on a waitlist, and you might be able to start seeing a professional quickly –– sometimes within just a day or two after calling.
We know that life can be challenging, but we think that scheduling a therapy or counseling appointment should be easy. We offer online counseling appointments, weekend and evening sessions, and a flexible cancellation policy.
Are you worried about affording care? Check to see if your insurance plan includes coverage for mental health care –– we accept most major insurance plans.
Mental health professionals can create an accepting, supportive environment to help you develop the skills and tools you need to live a happy, healthy life. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Jackson, MS, to start working with a qualified LGBTQ+ counselor.