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LGBTQ Counseling | Overcome Your Anxiety & Depression
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LGBTQ Counseling

LGBTQ Counseling Can Help You

For people in the LGBTQ community, being lumped into one category when it comes to mental health counseling can be frustrating.  At Pacific Psychotherapy Associates, we treat a whole range of issues facing everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  It goes without saying that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, and gender non-conforming clients have mental health issues unique to their community – although society at large tends to lump them into one category.   LGBTQ counseling can help you overcome any mental obstacles that are causing you stress and anxiety.

It’s important for us as counselors at Pacific Psychotherapy Associates to acknowledge the unique mental health issues of each individual, while also not assuming that LGBTQ psychotherapy is only about sexuality and gender identity.  Lesbian marriage and relationships; gay marriage and relationships; specific issues facing bisexual clients; transsexual and non-conforming gender relationships; LGBTQ workplace issues, LGBTQ adoption career issues; gay career issues, lesbian career issues, transgender workplace concerns and simply general workplace issues and career problems affecting all populations; polyamory and “thruples,” psychotherapy must focus on the whole person, including identity and sexuality.  Although many in the LGBTQ community are comfortable with their sexual orientation and gender identity, many people still seek LGBTQ

counseling to help with the coming out process.  Society can be unforgiving, precipitating social stigmas that deeply affect people in the LGBTQ community.  Social stigma and cultural conflict can cause anxiety, depression, trauma and more.  We offer a safe, interactive approach when addressing the mental health needs of all LGBTQ clients.

The LGBTQ population is 3 times more likely than heterosexuals to experience a mental health condition such as debilitating depression or generalized anxiety disorder.  The rate of suicides in the LGBT community is higher than those who identify as heterosexual because of poor family support, and substance abuse is at an all-time high of over 25%.  We are knowledgeable and helpful with addiction issues utilizing cognitive-behavioral and 12-step perspectives, with specific emphasis on addiction counseling for gay, lesbian, trans (LGBTQ) clients.

At Pacific Psychotherapy we utilize family systems therapy (with specific emphasis on the needs of LGBTQ families), psychodynamic therapy, communication skill-building, and more – always interactive and client-centered.  We collaborate with the LGBTQ client to find ways toward a reduction of anxiety, depression, career stress, and improved relationships with partners, wives, husbands, and chosen family.