Gender and Sexuality
At TheraThrive we specialize in working with gifted and/or highly sensitive people, including those who are exploring their gender and/or sexuality, and those who identify with the LGBTQ+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc.).
Our therapists consider gender and sexuality as aspects of our identities, and we view these aspects from a non-judgmental and caring lens. We will support you in gaining self-understanding.
Questioning parts of identity is common, and we are here to help you manage any changes as they come up. We understand the connections between romantic feelings, gender and sexuality, and we offer support through the process of learning about who you are and finding your authentic self.
We have worked with, and are educated on, a variety of identities—including, yet not limited to, the following:
Gay and Lesbian Identified
Do I need therapy if I identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum?
Rather than viewing your gender or sexuality as a pathology, we work to help you learn to manage possible mental health effects of questioning your identity. We do not believe that everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ needs therapy, although we think that counseling and therapeutic support can be beneficial for many people. We are here for those who want support and a safe space.
Some of the challenges that people may experience when questioning their gender and/or sexuality or identify with the LGBTQ+ community might include:
- Self-harming behaviors
- Feelings of shame and/or stigma
- Social isolation
- Suicidal ideation
- Struggling with an eating disorder
- Substance use and/or abuse
At TheraThrive we want to help you live your life as your authentic self, without struggling with shame or worry. We work to provide you with the space needed to rediscover who you are, and we validate your journey, exploration, and bravery to becoming your true-you!