LGBTQ Counseling in Pooler, GA—Counselors, Therapists for the LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ Counseling in Pooler, GA—Counselors, Therapists for the LGBTQ Community

Most people would agree that we live in a world made up of vibrant colors. Every day brings beautiful hues and shades. It would be a shame to take away all the diversity and leave everything in black and white.

Unfortunately, the same principle applied to gender and sexuality doesn’t yield the same support. While LGBTQ rights have come a long way, there’s still so much ground to cover until members of the LGBTQ community can feel completely safe and accepted. If you have experienced injustice, distress, or pain due to your gender or sexuality, Thriveworks Pooler is here to provide a community of support, growth, and healing. We can’t go back and undo the hurt, but together, we can work toward a brighter future.

What Topics Are Addressed in LBGTQ Counseling?

The pain members of the LGBTQ community experience are not made up. Researchers have found higher rates of depression, anxiety, and drug use in people who identify as LGBTQ. Youth are especially at risk. In a staggering study, researchers found LGBTQ youth have a 43% chance of considering suicide.

If your past has hurt, Thriveworks Pooler is here to help you heal. But we are also a place to come and grow. Our counselors believe there is always hope, and that together we can work towards that life you’ve always dreamed of.

No matter what the motive driving you to read this page and consider counseling, you are welcomed at Thriveworks Pooler. And your future is worth the time and effort of counseling! So, no matter how small or big your problem may seem compared to others, Thriveworks Pooler is excited to meet you and begin pursuing a fulfilling, happy life.

Some of the most common topics discussed in a lgtqi counseling session with Thriveworks Pooler includes:

  • Social anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Depression
  • Past abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Family concerns
  • Self esteem
  • Issues in School or work

You deserve the best life you can make for yourself. So, if you’re unhappy, Thriveworks Pooler is ready to fight for you until you feel ready to take on the world.

What Does LGBTQ Counseling Look Like?

Thriveworks Pooler believes there’s surviving, and then there’s living. At LGBTQ counseling, healing from past pains is obviously a priority, but so is coping with current ones, and preparing for the future. We want to help you live a life that you’re excited to wake up to every day.

Living life day-to-day can be hard on its own. Put on top of it all the stress of questioning your gender and/or sexuality, accepting it, discovering new parts of who you are, and piecing it all together to present to the world and you can easily feel overwhelmed and hopeless.

But there is always hope. Sometimes an outside, supportive presence can be what you need to find the next steps. It can feel like everything you know is spinning out of control. A Thriveworks Pooler counselor can be the calm center point to start working your way out of the chaos.

Of course, there are innumerable things that go into who you are. Gender and sexuality can be a big part of it, but Thriveworks Pooler wants to support you through whatever life brings. In a counseling session, we might explore the topics of:

  • 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)

Who originally said it has been lost, but this quote sums up counseling well: “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”

Before anything else, counseling is about developing and protecting the human soul. It’s an exciting, terrifying and never-ending process. Thriveworks Pooler is here to give you tools that will help you for years to come. We are excited to meet you and begin chasing after your goals and moving farther away from your fears.

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My experience with Valery Dickinson has been amazing. She always takes her time, extremely knowledgeable, and challenges me in all aspects. I highly recommend.
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I can talk about Valeria forever because she was the only one who was able to help me with my condition. I was dealing with deep depression due to my husband’s passing from Covid complications. I was seen by many doctors but I was not getting better. My friend recommended to talk to Valeria. She was my last hope. From the first session I felt I could trust her. Valeria has a voice of an Angel. She makes you feel very happy and uncluttered. I was always anticipating for my next session with her because I knew that I am going to feel even better. Valeria is amazing and if you need help she is the one to go to!!!!
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I can talk about Valeria and her skills forever because she is a master of her craft. I was struggling with depression due to my husband’s passing. I was seeing by doctors and therapist but none of them were able to help. My friend recommended Valeria. Valeria was my last hope. Right from the first session I felt very comfortable with her. Her voice was very calming and welcoming. My trust to her grew right away. She is amazing! With her guidance I am able to control my emotions and I am feeling much much better. I highly without doubt recommend her!!!
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Deborah is compassionate and caring, and she gives good solid direction. She understands the challenges life brings and she has a wide variety of life experiences to draw from.
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Deborah is knowledgeable, down to earth, and humorous. Going to Deborah for a session is like going to visit a wise friend that makes me laugh.
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Highly recommend

Deborah is very professional and truly cares about her clients. She really helped me. I would highly recommend her!
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Melody is an excellent counselor who is warm, empathic, and very easy to talk to. She has years of experience and expertise working with children, teenagers, and young adults and is comfortable discussing and working with a wide variety of challenges faced by clients at those ages.
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I had a delightful conversation with the owner of Thriveworks Counseling coming to Pooler. This counseling services will truly be an asset to the community.
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Great Guidance

My parents divorced when I was in high school, as a family we went to Thriveworks Counseling in the ATL area. Now I'm a student at GSU and saw that there's a location coming to Pooler soon. Just a short drive to see a therapist at a place that helped me and my family during a difficult time.
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Thriveworks Counseling will be a great addition to the Pooler area. The owners are super excited about opening soon to provide help and assistance to anyone in the community that is in need of counseling or coaching services.
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  • 138 Canal St #506
    Pooler, GA 31322

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-9:30PM

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