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While many in the LGBTQ community are experiencing current developments for their legal equality and cultural acceptance, many who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning recognize that there is still much work to be done. Indeed, human rights successes for marriage equality and the increasing number of cultural voices using their stage to promote inclusion are some of the underscores. Conversely, the lowlights are that sidelining, and prejudice are often ordinary events for those within the LGBTQ community. Truly, these types of inequality take a serious toll. On the whole, the LGBTQ population suffers from greater levels of anxiety, addiction, and depression than other populaces.

Without a doubt, living one’s truth is an introductory law of mental health. Certainly, individuals need to feel the liberty to be themselves. Likewise, this begins with self-acceptance. Thriveworks Woodstock recognizes that mental health professionals have not continually offered a place where those in the LGBTQ community can feel self-acceptance. The American Psychological Association (APA) only ceased characterizing homosexuality as an illness in 1973, and that chronicle of stigmatization has eclipsed mental health care. Furthermore, the LGBTQ community has repeatedly not gotten the mental health care it merits, and therefore, habitually confronts a “dual stigma.” Subsequently, the LGBTQ community suffers from increased percentages of mental disorders with additional obstacles in obtaining compassionate mental health care.

Without any reservations, the counselors, life coaches, and therapists who work at Thriveworks Woodstock recognize the strength of living in one’s confidence and the power of self-acceptance. Our trained staff is dedicated to delivering holistic care to our patients. In detail, we strive to assist our clients, who are participants of the LGBTQ community, with the knowledgeable and delicate care that they deserve.

What Is LGBTQ Inclusive Therapy?

To say the least, the complete being of people’s lives matters. Ones’ emotions, physicality, spirituality, and sexuality all add to what makes up a whole individual. No one should have to divide their social life from their sexuality or their intellect from their psychology. However, this is frequently what those individuals who distinguish themselves as LGBTQ are asked to do. They handle exclusive and complicated challenges, and therapists must extend individualized care while also being cognizant of these specific complexities. Without a doubt, a person’s sexuality performs an essential role in the development of identity.

Excellent therapy offers personalized care. Every person’s capabilities are distinctive and dissimilar from any others. What you have gone through in life is unique and no one else accepts the challenges that you encounter. Additionally, no one else has the breaks you have and no one else has survived the encounters that you have survived. When the therapists at Thriveworks Woodstock recommend all-encompassing and affirmative counseling, it also means that they are all-encompassing and agreeing towards your exclusive story. Our psychotherapy experts work relentlessly to earn each client’s confidence, as confidence and trust is the foundation of any therapeutic relationship. As the relationship between each counselor and each client progresses, clients regularly feel secure going deeper and often experience more healing. To go deeper, therapists may raise questions such as…

  • How is your living situation? Is it safe?
  • If there were one thing you could change about your life, what would it be?
  • What do you want to be doing in a year? Five years? Ten? More?
  • How did you decide to start therapy?
  • What are some of the exciting things happening in your life?

The truism of therapy is of a person lounging on a sofa, speaking about doom and gloom. Undoubtedly, a considerable amount of therapy focuses upon problems, but excellent therapy also concentrates people’s interest in their dreams. Skillful counselors help their clients reach key professional and personal goals. Trained counselors focus upon health and healing—whatever that may look like within a person’s life. For some, it may look like chasing a romantic relationship or meeting that significant other. For others, it may look like coming out to friends and family with a strategy for security as well. All in all, clients get to set the itinerary for therapy.

When the therapy room is an unrestricted, judgement free zone, patients often feel safe enough to discover without feeling embarrassed or humiliated. Clients often feel secure speaking easily of their past trauma as well as their imminent hopes. Topics that are generally tackled in LGBTQ therapy include:

  • Self-esteem issues
  • Transcending gender roles
  • Gender and sexual identity
  • Eating disorders
  • Dating and other relationships
  • Addiction Anxiety and stress
  • Coming out issues
  • Family concerns
  • Dealing with discrimination and non-acceptance
  • Past trauma and abuse
  • Healthy communication
  • Depression

Setting Up an Appointment for LGBTQ Sensitive Therapy at Thriveworks Woodstock

What is occurring in your life right now? What are the questions? Maybe you are suffering from sidelining or unfairness. If so, the staff at Thriveworks Woodstock wants you to know that we are profoundly unhappy you are experiencing this stigmatization. Please know that you are worthy of fitting in and worthy of respect. Maybe you are concentrating upon your future and are ready for your next achievement. If so, the staff at Thriveworks Woodstock wants you to know that you are valuable and can reach your dreams. Whatever your voyage is, we are grateful to be along with you for the trek.

When you contact Thriveworks Woodstock, know that you may be convening with your therapist the following day. We accept many forms of insurance, and we offer evening and weekend sessions. Nevertheless, we do not keep a waitlist so you will never be put on one. Our wish is that our clients obtain the care they deserve when they need it. Call Thriveworks Woodstock today.

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 Woodstock therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS - HMO

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS - PPO

  • 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

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Self-pay costs at Woodstock
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Woodstock reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
My 16 yr old daughter had been struggling with mood swings and depression/anxiety for a few years. We tried talk therapy first with a therapist but as she got older, the issues persisted. I contacted Thriveworks to seek out further help and everyone I engaged with was very helpful, very clear about the billing process and the psychiatry care schedule. We have had three sessions now with provider Melissa Gray and the care has been awesome. My daughter's mental health has been great and she is coping with things much better. It had been challenging to find the psychiatric care my daughter needed with other facilities either not taking new patients or being limited in the care provided. Thriveworks answered my call immediately and were able to get our first telemed appt within a few days. I strongly recommend Thriveworks!
Read more My 16 yr old daughter had been struggling with mood swings and depression/anxiety for a few years. We tried talk therapy first with a therapist but as she got older, the issues persisted. I contacted Thriveworks to seek out further help and everyone I engaged with was very helpful, very clear about the billing process and the psychiatry care schedule. We have had three sessions now with provider Melissa Gray and the care has been awesome. My daughter's mental health has been great and she is coping with things much better. It had been challenging to find the psychiatric care my daughter needed with other facilities either not taking new patients or being limited in the care provided. Thriveworks answered my call immediately and were able to get our first telemed appt within a few days. I strongly recommend Thriveworks!
Woodstock Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Very updated website, easily accessible. Basic info is quite informative, highly recommended.
Woodstock May 2022
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Amazing people!
Woodstock Feb 2022
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Outstanding service! Very attentive and caring. Provided very useful information.
Woodstock Feb 2022
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I am so thankful to have found counsel with Ms. Porter. She has given me great coping strategies and is diligent in helping me walk through challenges and finding viable solutions. I started counseling in September and believe that I would not be able to navigate through the recent challenges had it not been for extensive counseling with Ms. Porter.
Read more I am so thankful to have found counsel with Ms. Porter. She has given me great coping strategies and is diligent in helping me walk through challenges and finding viable solutions. I started counseling in September and believe that I would not be able to navigate through the recent challenges had it not been for extensive counseling with Ms. Porter.
Woodstock Jan 2022
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★★★★★
DeShawn provided world-class support for me during a time of transformation and confusion. He sat patiently with me and guided me to better understand my triggers, my strengths and my weaknesses so I can be a more formed person and more importantly, a kinder being to my self. Definitely recommend DeShawn for any therapeutic needs.
Read more DeShawn provided world-class support for me during a time of transformation and confusion. He sat patiently with me and guided me to better understand my triggers, my strengths and my weaknesses so I can be a more formed person and more importantly, a kinder being to my self. Definitely recommend DeShawn for any therapeutic needs.
Woodstock Jan 2022
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★★★★★
I was skeptical about doing therapy online but Ms. Parker made everything really welcoming and it has helped so much. I only write this so that anyone who is also skeptical knows how much Thriveworks has made this a positive experience and maybe they won't hesitate either
Read more I was skeptical about doing therapy online but Ms. Parker made everything really welcoming and it has helped so much. I only write this so that anyone who is also skeptical knows how much Thriveworks has made this a positive experience and maybe they won't hesitate either
Woodstock Oct 2021
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★★★★★
My 16 yr old daughter has been with Raven for a short time and already has had success in behavior and emotional healing. Raven is very brilliant, nurturing and caring, an excellent therapist. We are so thankful she is guiding our daughter in a healthy direction.
Read more My 16 yr old daughter has been with Raven for a short time and already has had success in behavior and emotional healing. Raven is very brilliant, nurturing and caring, an excellent therapist. We are so thankful she is guiding our daughter in a healthy direction.
Woodstock Jun 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Woodstock is located in the same building as PDQ Services Inc. and RTD Construction Inc. Nearby is HC Supply Hotel. We are right by the intersection of Churchill Ct and Route 92. Nearby is Strawberry Blonde hair salon and GA Auto World of Woodstock.

Phone number

(770) 284-9092

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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