Mental Health Challenges In The LGBTQ Community

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals are more likely to experience a mental health struggle such as depression or anxiety. The stigma that surrounds mental illnesses can keep people from seeking help to face these challenges just like everyone else, though LGBTQ individuals experience even more hurdles to caring for their mental health.

This is usually related to prejudices or discrimination from health care providers that still exist today. At NPS, we are inclusive and work with all people groups.

It can be difficult for someone to come forward and seek therapy for a mental health struggle, which encompasses different emotions and triggers, many of which are rooted in past experiences or concerns over what lies ahead. Our therapist’s goal is to create an environment that is safe and nonjudgmental for all individuals of sexualities, gender identities, and expressions.

Counseling sessions focus on the unique and progressing journeys of the LGBT population and offers support to those who are challenging gender and sexuality stereotypes.

What Specific Areas are Addressed During Counseling?

The journey of embracing a sexual identity or gender identity can be challenging. Therefore, you might wish to have some support directly addressing areas specific to the LGBT population. These areas could include, but are not limited to:

  • Questioning/Negotiating/Understanding Sexual Identity and Gender Identity
  • Navigating the Coming Out Process
  • Coping with and Addressing Societal Discrimination and Prejudice
  •  Parenting Skills and Support
  • Parents of Children who are Coming Out
  • Same-Sex Parents Raising Children
  • Locating Specific Services and Resources
  • Preparing for and Navigating the Journey of Transition

You may also wish for support coping with other areas in your life, including, but not limited to:

What Types of Counseling Services are Available?

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Counseling

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline 1-888-843-4564

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