There is so much that goes into who you are. Your passions, dreams, likes, fears, dislikes, how you love, who you love, hobbies, how you identify- not one thing makes up who you are and not one thing can define you. But certain aspects of us carry greater weight. Gender and sexuality are often one of them, not because we choose them to be weighty identifications but because we live in a society where constant attention is drawn to them. With too many people looking and asking and judging, it’s almost impossible not to give emotional weight to your sexuality and gender.
Thriveworks Red Bank stands by the LGBTQ community as you weather both the internal and external storm. We might not be able to fight your battles but we can equip you with the tools so you can go in better prepared.
You deserve to live the life of your dreams without carrying the weight of society’s expectations. While you won’t always get that freedom, freedom in yourself can always be found. We want to help you get there.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment today, give Red Bank counseling a call at 732-606-4469.
What Topics Are Covered in LBGTQ+ Counseling?
Thriveworks Red Bank believes that counseling should take into perspective the whole ‘you’. Not just the ‘you’ who is struggling or the ‘you’ that you want to be, but the whole, entire, messy, beautiful you. This means that the counseling process can’t ignore aspects of your identity like gender and sexuality. If it’s important to you then it’s important to us. Whether you are struggling with identity. mental illness, or something completely unrelated to gender and sexuality, we are here for you.
Recently, studies have been showing a startlingly strong correlation between the LGBTQ community and mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, drug use, and suicide. This is a statistic that the Red Bank counselors are fighting to undo. There has been a lot of harm done to the LGBTQ community. But there is still so much love, hope, and resilience within. Our job is to bring out the good and slay the bad in each of us so that we can live the most fulfilling, happy life.
The LGBTQ counselors in Red Bank can’t snap our fingers and make all the bad go away, but we can provide a supportive, nonjudgmental, empathetic environment to work with you through all the bad to find the good.
Some of the more common topics brought up in LGBTQ+ counseling in Rock Hill include:
- Social anxiety
- Past abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family concerns
- Self esteem
- Issues in School or work
Here’s the truth: you deserve to live a happy, fulfilling life! You can chase those dreams. You can love who you love and be proud of it! But no one else can do that for you. LGBTQ Counseling in Red Bank is a tool you can use to free yourself from all the things holding you back so you can take hold of your potential with both hands.
What Does LGBTQ+ Counseling Look Like?
There is a message in our society that all we must do is survive. The art of thriving has been lost to the drudgery of everyday life. At Red Bank LGBTQ topics counseling, we are here to help you survive and thrive. Our counselors will help you work through past pains, equip you with the tools to help you in the now, and work with you to achieve the goals of your future!
Humans are always changing; no one is ever completely sure who they are. That’s okay! There are certainly aspects of our identity that help us stay grounded, which are incredibly important. For some people, who they love and how they identify is one of those grounding aspects. If it is an important part of who you are, it should play a part in the counseling process! Counseling for LGBTQ individuals works as a safe space for you to work through what you have to work through without having to hide that intrinsic part of who you are. It takes all of you to heal and dream, so let’s bring it all!
In an LGBTQ topics 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 your own business to moving up in the corporate ladder)
- Transitioning to a new home or phase of life (like going to college)
Above all else, you are a human soul, and you deserve to be treated like one. Counseling for the LGBTQ community in Red Bank is a place to heal, grow, and celebrate who you are. How will you heal? Where will you grow?
For more information, or to schedule an appointment today, give Red Bank LGBTQ counseling a call at 732-606-4469.