Dear Potential Clients who are members of the LGBTQ+ community: I am unabashedly, unapologetically an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, both publicly and privately. I stand with people from all marginalized communities, whether that marginalization is due to gender, sexuality, race, age, marital status, religion (or lack of religion!) or any other reason.
As a client, you come to therapy with a wide variety of stuff you want to work on -- perhaps issues of identity, gender and sexuality aren't even on the list. Regardless, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, these days you worry about the possibility of ending up with a therapist who either overtly or covertly practices discrimination or exclusion against you, who is in favor of conversion or reparative therapy, or, at worst, has a problem with your very existence on this Earth. You also worry about ending up across a therapist who 'tolerates you instead of celebrates you.'
As you might have guessed by now, this is in no way my case and my practice is therefore a safe place for you. You come to therapy to be yourself - not the person others might want you to be. By the way, I'm a cisgendered heterosexual female, I will use your chosen pronouns, and mine are she/her.
I don't specialize in working with LGBTQ+ clients or issues but do have therapeutic experience working with people who identify as LGBTQ+ and am a staunch ally. So, since I haven't yet taken any advanced courses specializing in working with this demographic I might be the perfect fit for you - and... I might not be! Let's explore!
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