When you boil down much of the world’s beauty, you’re left with love. Love between family, friends, yourself, romantic interests, humanity- the root of many people’s happiness is love. The Greeks understood the diversity of love so well that they had 7 words to describe it- Eros (romantic), philia (friendship), ludos (playful, flirtatious), storge (family), philautia (self-love), pragma (committed, companion love), and agape (love for others). There are so many beautiful ways to love.
Wherever you place your love, and however you choose to love, should not be looked down upon and criticized. Yet for millions, how they choose to love can put them in physical, mental, and emotional danger.
Thriveworks Rock Hill counseling stands with the LGBTQ+ community and understands the many difficulties that you will have to overcome. It’s not fair, but there are ways to make the obstacles confronting you easier. Counseling is one such way. You deserve to live a life free from the expectations of society and the weight of a heteronormative society. Sometimes you can’t always get that acceptance, but you can always find freedom in yourself. 803-368-6499
What topics does LBGTQ+ Counseling address?
The obstacles members of the LGBTQ+ community are asked to overcome can range from questions of identity to mental illnesses. Know that there is never a reason too big or too small to see a counselor. Our LGBTQ+ specialized counselors will meet you where you’re at, wherever you’re at. Whether you’re just starting to embrace your true self or have been at ease with yourself for years and just want somebody who understand you to help you through an unrelated issue, the counselors at Rock Hill are excited to meet you.
It’s an unfortunate truth that members of the LGBTQ+ community are at higher risk for mental illness like depression, anxiety, drug use, and suicide. It is a statistic that Rock Hill counseling is fighting to push into existence. If you feel like there is no where else to turn, please give us a call. There is more to life, love, and you than the pain you’re feeling right now.
The LGBTQ+ counselors at Rock Hill don’t have a magic cure, but we can be supportive, nonjudgmental, empathetic, and can provide a space for you to work through whatever you are facing with a professional counselor by your side.
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
The happy, fulfilling, fun life you’ve dreamed of is a possibility! You deserve the chance to chase that life as much as everyone else. While no one else can do that except you, Thriveworks Rock Hill LGTBQ+ counselors are here to give you the tools you need to succeed.
What does LGBTQ+ Counseling look like?
The core of counseling for LGBTQ+ individuals boils down to one idea: surviving and thriving are two different things, and we want you to thrive.
The LGBTQ+ counselors at Rock Hill will help you work through any current or past pains that are preventing you from thriving in the present, and then help you build the future that you’re excited to wake up to.
The process of finding yourself is never-ending. We change, and that’s okay! No one is ever fully confident of who they are, but there are some things that can help you stay grounded in who you are. Who you love, or want to love, can be one of those grounding truths to a lot of people. It is a part of you and deserves to be brought into the picture. Counseling for LGBTQ+ individuals offers the space needed to truly be yourself while working through whatever problems brought you through the doors.
In a 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)
Before anything else, you are a human soul. You deserve to be treated like one, with respect, dignity, and love. LGBTQ+ counseling is mean to help you heal and grow. The possibilities are endless as far as where you will go. We accept most major insurance panels, offer discrete day, evening, and weekend appointments, and there’s never a waiting list – we can offer most appointments in 24-48 hours. Call to schedule an appointment today. 803-368-6499