Society has taken steps toward acceptance for anyone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or with any gender identity. However, there is still much work to be done. Many people in the LGBTQ+ community still face discrimination, harassment, and abuse simply because of who they are.
People in the LGBTQ+ community deal with a lot of unique issues that cisgender people might not understand. Over time, these issues can weigh on you and keep you from living your best life. Many people struggle to find someone who understands the problems they face –– feeling like you can’t talk about the issues in your life can lead to burnout and mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
Fortunately, there’s a way for you to discuss the struggles you face. Our therapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals can provide guidance and support for LGBTQ+ clients who may be dealing with a wide range of mental health concerns. Speaking with a mental health professional who understands what you’re facing can make all the difference.
Do you want to reach out to a licensed therapist or counselor? Our mental health professionals are informed on LGBTQ+ issues and can help you achieve your goals and live a happier life. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Monroe, LA to get started.
Should I Reach Out to a Therapist or Counselor?
Our mental health professionals provide a personalized therapeutic experience for every client. There are many unique challenges faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals like managing a changing gender identity and deciding when and how to come out.
Your provider will get to know you and your specific issues and goals so they can create a treatment plan that makes sense for you. Working with a compassionate counselor or therapist who understands your issues can help you achieve your goals and find a happier, calmer state of mind.
Having the space to discuss your life can help you understand where you are and where you want to be. Many people starting LGBTQ+ counseling discuss issues like:
- Ineffective communication habits
- Dealing with non-acceptance
- Deciding how and when to come out
- Transitioning gender roles
- Addiction or substance abuse
- Self-esteem and self-worth issues
- Stress and anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Eating disorders
Working with a compassionate counselor or therapist who understands LGBTQ+ issues can help you deal with the stresses of day-to-day life. If you want to reach out to a therapist or counselor, call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Monroe, LA.
Can LGBTQ+ Counseling Help Me?
Everyone deserves to feel safe and accepted. For people in the LGBTQ+ community, this can be especially difficult to achieve. You might be worried about acceptance from your friends and family. Societal adversity can impact how you see yourself. You might not want to burden your friends with your issues, so you keep them bottled up inside.
Unfortunately, this adversity leads to a higher rate of mental health issues for people in the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ individuals are more likely to deal with anxiety or depression and have a higher rate of self-harm and substance abuse –– this applies to children, adults, and teens.
Counseling can help people in the LGBTQ+ community deal with these issues. Therapists and counselors can provide a confidential space for you to discuss your life without fear of judgment. Our mental health professionals work with LGBTQ+ clients to discuss their concerns about sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health issues like anxiety and depression, or something else entirely.
Do you want to talk to an LGBTQ+-informed mental health professional? Call our office today at Thriveworks in Monroe, LA to get started.
Schedule Your First LGBTQ+ Counseling Session at Thriveworks in Monroe, LA
Our counselors and therapists are experts in helping LGBTQ+ individuals talk through their issues. If you’re ready to begin, call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Monroe, LA.
Our goal is to make therapeutic services easy to access for everyone. You’ll speak with a real person when you call and we won’t put you on a waitlist. You might be able to start your treatment more quickly than you thought –– some new clients can have their first session within 24-48 hours after calling.
Many of our clients love working with their therapist or counselor remotely. You can talk to a mental health professional over the phone or through a video call. These sessions are easy to schedule and allow you to talk to a professional from the comfort of your own home.
Many health insurance plans cover mental health care and we accept a wide range of health plans. When you’re ready, call Thriveworks Counseling in Monroe, LA to schedule your first appointment.