You are navigating the world with an identity that is immensely important to you, but this identity might not be fully acknowledged, validated or accepted by others. You might struggle with coming out to your family, peers, and friends. Or you have mustered a lot of courage to finally come out, but it did not turn out well. There are a lot of invisible pain when a part of your identity is not being validated, and you might even have to hide your true self when interacting with others.
How can therapy help?
Unfortunately, these challenges are all too common in the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Based on the unique context each individual brings in, I provide LGBTQ sensitive therapy that will help you face your challenges in an honest and supportive manner.
I strive to create a space for you to openly talk about your identity, your experiences, your struggles minus the judgement or shame. Together in therapy, we will explore the various aspects of being a member in the LGBTQ community and how it influences your daily life. I will assist you resolve internal conflicts and confusions, and guide you towards self acceptance, freedom to be yourself, healing past wounds, and building supportive and nurturing relationships that celebrate your identity.
Apart from discussing gender and sexual identities, we might also discuss how to deal with discrimination, safety concerns, healthy communication, when and how to come out, navigating dating and romantic relationships, family concerns, self esteem, past trauma or abuse.
Note: LGBTQIA2S+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, and the countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify.