• LGBTQ2S+ Therapy

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    There’s nothing wrong with you.
    There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in.

    – Chris Colfer

    The past two generations have seen significant change in public awareness, greater inclusivity, and an expansion of human rights towards diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. 

    Nonetheless, oppression, discrimination, marginalization, and homophobia persist and past experiences often leave a mark.

    Our therapists can help with common LGBTQ2S+ concerns

    People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or other gender or sexual minorities often experience challenges that cis-gendered and heterosexual folks do not.  These challenges may impact family, work, and social and intimate relationships. These include:

    Coming out: considering, preparing and processing

    Self-love and self-acceptance

    Processing related traumas: ie. bullying, discrimination, oppression, and homophobia

    Navigating complex family dynamics

    Exploring gender and sexual identity

    Exploring gender identity and sexual identity while in a relationship

    Career and workplace challenges

    Dating and marriage

    Body image concerns related to transitioning and gender identity

    Integrating cultural and religious identities

    Exploring polyamory, sex and kink

    Sexual health concerns/HIV/serodiscordant relationships

    At New Moon Psychotherapy we understand the unique difficulties that come with diverse identities and intersections.

    Our therapists will create a safe space for you to explore these topics, provide you with resources, and empower you to process, heal, and grow into the person that you want to be.

    We acknowledge that everyone is unique and we will work with each client to understand their history, current struggles, and goals before creating a treatment plan.

    Not all issues are related to sexuality, gender, or identity

    Many LGBTQ2S+ folks come to therapy to work on something seemingly unrelated to their orientation or identity.

    At New Moon Psychotherapy we support various mental health and relational problems including: trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, sex and intimacy problems, relationship difficulties, self-harm, and emotion regulation difficulties.

    Our therapists will not limit your therapy experience to your sexual orientation or LGBTQ2S+ identity. You can use the space to process a full range of difficulties while also considering the unique ways in which your identity and orientation may intersect with the current problem.

    Support for parents and families

    We also offer support to family members who want to support their loved one and to process and accept their loved one’s gender and sexual identity.

    Parents

    You love your child and want the best for them. Supporting them isn’t always easy.

    Like many of their heterosexual peers, LGBTQ2S+ youth often experience challenges that parents aren’t equipped to handle. Other times parents don’t know how to react when their child comes out and there might be difficult and conflicting emotions. 

    We can help you understand and accept your child’s gender and sexual identity, process your thoughts and emotions, and prepare for difficulties that might arise.

    Partners

    When your partner shares their gender or sexual identity, you will likely experience conflicting emotions, have many questions, and feel uncertain of how to react.

    How does this change your relationship? What if you’re no longer sexually compatible?  How could they have kept this secret from you? Is the relationship over?

    There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to these questions. Human sexuality, gender identity, and orientation are complex. Each person and couple create their own answers and decide what to do with their relationship. 

    We can help you process what this means and create a plan for how to move forward.

    What can you expect?

    When you first begin meeting with a therapist, they will spend the first few sessions understanding your current problems and past experiences. They will explore your goals and create a treatment plan consisting of evidence-based therapies (the ones that research show work) for the very difficulties that you’re experiencing.

    Therapy is a collaborative process. This means that you and your therapist will work as a team to help you see the changes that you want.

    Meet our LGBTQ2S+ Affirming Team

    Our therapists have specialized training and some have lived experience in the LGBTQ2S+ community. This offers a unique perspective and affirming, inclusive, and stigma-free approach.

    No stereotyping. No labels. No judgements. Only the opportunity to fully embrace yourself  with someone who values the diversity of human identities and the fluidity of sexual and gender expression.

    Ready to get started? Reach out to us today!

    This part can feel uncomfortable and it’s the first step to finding freedom from symptoms of depression.

    Call, text, or email using the information/form below. Our administrative team will answer any questions you might have and learn how we can help you.

    Prefer to book on your own? Don’t want to wait for the office to open? Click the link below to schedule a consultation.

    You will then be connected with a therapist for a free 15-minute consultation. 

    This is a chance for us to meet the therapist, ask questions and learn about their approach so that you can determine if they’re the right fit for you. 

    Schedule your first therapy appointment and begin your healing journey! 

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