Mari has worked at the same company for three years. She loves her coworkers and her job, and she can’t imagine leaving the company any time soon. But her boss has just announced her retirement, and the person slated to fill her position has made more than one remark about the LGBTQ+ stickers and knick-knacks that decorate Mari’s desk.
After her beloved boss retires, Mari continues to perform well within her role, but her new boss makes disparaging comments about everything she does. When he assigns tasks, he gives Mari the most difficult ones with little or no support. Additionally, he belittles her in front of colleagues and forgets to include her in important emails.
After two months of feeling overworked and demoralized, Mari decides she needs some additional support. She speaks with a counselor to talk about workplace bullying and harassment. She learns about how she can speak up for herself when dealing with authority figures and about how to cope with her stressful work environment in a healthy way.
Despite recent legal and social victories, the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people still persist. These challenges take place at work, at home, and in local communities. Because these challenges can occur almost anywhere, they might feel unavoidable and incredibly emotionally draining.
If you’ve ever experienced harassment or bullying because of your sexual orientation or gender, a therapist or counselor from Thriveworks in Maitland, FL, can help you learn to advocate for yourself and take action to improve your working conditions. You shouldn’t have to settle for mistreatment when you’re meant to thrive. Call our office today to set up your first appointment.
What Services Do We Provide?
No two individuals have the same hobbies, personalities, aspirations, and fears. Even among close friends, there are differences in the things we enjoy and the things we dislike. It serves to reason that because our interests vary, so do our problems.
When it comes to mental health, some of us may struggle with body dysmorphia and sleep problems, while others struggle with personality disorders and anxiety. Our clients at Thriveworks come to us with many different challenges and opportunities. Some of their most common concerns include:
- Gender identity
- Homophobia, harassment, and bullying
- Depression and anxiety
- Career and life planning
- Life transitions
- Sexual orientation
- Services for transgender individuals
- Addiction and substance abuse
- Familial disputes
- Dating and relationships
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
Everyone has concerns in life, but LGBTQ+ clients often face challenges in their lives that cis-gendered people might not understand. LGBTQ+ counseling helps our clients get support for the issues they’re facing in life. We understand your unique challenges, and we would love to help you resolve or mitigate them. To get started, consider calling us at our office in Maitland, FL. You can often begin discussing your concerns with a mental health professional within 24 to 48 hours.
How Can Counseling Benefit You?
Opening up to someone is a matter of trust. We know that the LGBTQ+ community has faced sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination over the years. Because of these difficult experiences, trusting in someone can prove challenging.
But we want to assure you that we have your best interests at heart. Our caring staff is dedicated to your specific problems and concerns as well as the concerns of your community at large. We strive to provide services that move at your pace and comfort level.
When you speak with one of our counselors, therapists, or other mental health professionals, you’re speaking to someone with years of professional experience. We offer several services and therapies, some of which are listed below:
- Talk therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal therapy
- Family therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) therapy
- Mindfulness and meditation practices
- Exercise and nutritional approaches
- Coping mechanisms
These and other practices can be used to address topics such as communicating with family and friends, advocating for better working conditions, and other issues that might be relevant to your specific needs. Consider reaching out to our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL to set up your first appointment with a mental health professional.
Discuss LGBTQ+ Issues With a Counselor at Thriveworks in Maitland, FL
If you believe therapy or counseling can benefit you, think about reaching out to us at Thriveworks. We’re ready to set up an in-person or virtual appointment with a therapist, psychiatrist, or other mental health provider.
Our offices are open during evening and weekend hours to make it easier to see someone. Additionally, we offer online tools such as a counselor-moderated mental health discussion board, virtual life coach, and video content. We also provide a convenient 23.5-hour cancellation policy and accept a variety of insurance plans.
Our job is to empower you. To get started, call us to set up an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling Maitland, FL. The LGBTQ+ community has an ally in Thriveworks.