2SLGBTQIA+ MENTAL HEALTH:
Mental health difficulties are universal phenomena that impact every human being regardless of sexual orientation and gender. Every individual will have their own unique sets of variables (e.g., individual and family history, development, socioeconomic status) that can influence their experience of these difficulties or that can increase their risks to experience them. Additionally, this can mean that your sexual orientation or gender identity/expression (SOGIE) does not equate mental health challenges. You may be seeking support for issues that are not related to your SOGIE (e.g., social anxiety, depression, relationship issues) and also want to meet with a provider who you can assume will be affirming and understanding.
During the clinical intake your provider will do their very best to understand your story, your unique experiences, your risks, your needs, and help to understand your therapeutic goals. At times this may include attempts at understanding the influence of the minority stress model (MSM) on your mood and behavioral health. The MSM concludes the impact of gender/sexuality discrimination within families, neighborhoods, societies can lead to mood, behavioral, and wellness challenges not simply because of their gender/sexuality.
SOGIA therapists provide sexual orientation and gender affirming sex positive counseling. We share in the belief that there is nothing inherently wrong with your sexual orientation, consensual sexual needs/desires (i.e., Kink affirming), or gender expression/identity. We provide a safe environment for all our 2SLGBTQIA+ clients and are prepared to address the complexities facing our clients. Indeed, our providers have had specialized training in kink and BDSM sexuality and affirm that these are healthy consensual sexual expressions.
We also understand that those who love you may also be going through their own acceptance journey and we provide a safe space for them to process their experience within a supportive nonjudgmental nor pressured therapeutic relationship.
SOGIA therapists have extensive experience and training working with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We understand that some of the common challenges that we tend to provide therapy include:
•Relationships and Dating
•Living with HIV/AIDS
•Substance Use/Addictions (e.g., smoking cessation, alcoholism)
•Sexuality (e.g., open relationships, BDSM, kink)
•Dealing with Shame
•Suicidal Thoughts/Self Harm
Groups topics include:
Reach out to us to request an appointment
Dr. Kellison ext. 101
Khia Pieratt ext. 102
Michaela Gusman ext. 103
Bingyu Xu ext. 104
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