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3,825 people sought LGBTQ+ counseling help in Georgia in the last year

Discover how starting LGBTQ+ counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting LGBTQ+ counseling

What is LGBTQ+ counseling?

LGBTQ+ counseling is a type of queer affirmative counseling dedicated to assisting individuals and couples in navigating the intricate intersections of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and mental health, with a primary goal of fostering well-being, self-acceptance, and affirming a client's life experiences as a queer individual. Although not all LGBTQ+ individuals seek specialized counseling, a substantial number discover vital support and empathy within these inclusive and affirming therapeutic settings.

How does LGBTQ+ counseling work?

Thriveworks LGBTQ+ counseling in Savannah, GA typically begins with an initial assessment to understand your specific needs. LGBTQ+ counselors aim to create a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment for anyone within the LGBTQ+ community by encouraging self-acceptance and offering an understanding of your identity and experiences. The therapy addresses issues like coming out, discrimination, mental health challenges, and gender transition, and provides support for LGBTQ+ relationships.

Why is LGBTQ+ counseling important?

LGBTQ+ counseling is incredibly important because it can help queer individuals accept their identity, learn self-love, and give them important tools for facing the challenges of being a queer person in today's society, among many other benefits. LGBTQ+-affirming therapists can understand the unique perspective and experiences of queer individuals as they help them process past trauma, address family conflicts, treat issues with anxiety, and more.

Is LGBTQ+ counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks LGBTQ+ counseling in Savannah, GA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does LGBTQ+ counseling last?

The number of sessions for LGBTQ+ counseling depends on the specific needs and goals of the individual. It could encompass a relatively limited series of sessions or extend into a longer counseling plan. The precise quantity and duration of sessions typically emerge through collaborative discussion with the counselor, taking into account the client's progress and their therapeutic objectives.

Need more help deciding?

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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah. 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah is ready to fight for you until you feel ready to take on the world.

What Does LGBTQ Counseling Look Like?

Thriveworks Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Savannah therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Savannah is located on East Broad Street between East State Street and East President Street. We share a building with the Frayed Knot yarn store and Ritual Holistic Studio. We are located one block away from Greene Square Park.

Phone number

(912) 623-4320

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