Improving The Counseling Process

Improving The Counseling Process

How Therapy Helps LGBTQ Individuals

by Martin Franklin

Sexual identity is one of the deepest components of our identity. For many people, the sexual and romantic relationships they build are the most important in their lives. It can be a difficult part of life to build a foundation in, but therapy can be part of the plan.

Therapists provide a lot of support for their clients. If you are looking for an LGBTQ-affirming therapist, these are some of the topics you may discuss.

Figuring Out Your Identity

Affirming one's own identity is often the most difficult part of coming forward with one's concerns. If you are still questioning or still trying to learn your own identification, a therapist can provide some guidance for the process, though you always remain in control.

Discussing Oppression and Discrimination

Unfortunately, oppression and discrimination are still part of life for many. No matter where you live, you may benefit from having somebody available who can discuss difficult events that may have occurred in your life.

Developing Coping Skills

Establishing healthy coping skills can be difficult for anybody. In therapy, you will learn how to build healthy ways to cope with life's difficulties. You will also learn strategies that put you in control of your life.

Treating Mental Health Conditions

Anxiety, depression, and substance abuse are not uncommon in any segment of the population, but individuals who are LGBTQ may experience higher instances of these conditions. You can discuss mental illness as well as minor instances of anxiety or depression that may emerge at times.

Exploring Social Rejection

Social rejection is difficult for anybody to deal with, but it can be especially difficult for people to deal with when they are still coming to terms with their own identity. If you feel rejected, this can cause harm to a core sense of self. A therapist can help you work through this feeling of rejection.

Expanding Relationships

Relationship issues are something everybody has to deal with, but it can be difficult to build relationships when you are exploring new territory. If you want to build stronger relationships with others or see improvements in your communication skills, a therapist can help.

Meet With an Affirming Therapist

Are you ready to meet a therapist who affirms your identity and gives you the tools you can use to move forward? Contact a therapist who offers LGBTQ support therapy today to get the help you deserve, whether you are looking for a support group or individual therapy.


About Me

Improving The Counseling Process

As a lifetime sufferer of depression, I have spent a great deal of time in therapy. One thing that I learned early on was the importance of having a good attitude and trying to figure out how to cope with some of the suggestions that my counselors gave me. I realized that when it came to having a good experience, the bulk of the responsibility fell in my lap. I started working hard to take their suggestions in stride and carefully analyze my life and my behavior. This blog is all about improving the counseling process by having a better attitude.