For far too long, members of the LGBTQ community have felt societal pressure to live in shame and silence. Fortunately, times are changing — but that doesn’t necessarily mean internalized feelings will immediately melt away. If you want support in leading your healthiest, most vibrant life, talk to Janelle Adams, MA, LMFT, ATR, and the team at In Touch Counseling Services about LGBTQ counseling. Call the office in Vancouver, Washington, or make an appointment online today to get started.
Members of the LGBTQ community live with a heightened risk for mental health conditions and suicidal thoughts. In fact, lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults are nearly twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition. Social stigmas and lives led in secrecy put pressure on LGBTQ individuals that frequently lead to mental health challenges.
Any counseling with a licensed therapist can help members of the LGBTQ community lead healthy, balanced lives. But finding a therapist who specializes in LGBTQ counseling can make things easier.
When you choose this type of therapist, you get someone who already understands the struggles of the LGBTQ community and has experience helping individuals overcome those struggles. You don’t have to spend time explaining what it was like to grow up knowing you were different. You and your therapist can instead focus on the specific issues that feel most pressing to you.
Far too many members of the LGBTQ community feel isolated and alone. If you have thoughts of hurting yourself, don’t wait to contact In Touch Counseling Services. Their team works with you to protect you from negative self-talk and the burden of social stigmas. They walk with you toward a healthier view of yourself and the world, creating the space you need to thrive.
LGBTQ counseling isn’t just for people experiencing a mental health crisis. It can help any individual who wants help processing the challenges of living in modern American society, better understanding themselves or their partner, or learning coping skills to help combat feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, and more.
In short, if you’re a member of the LGBTQ community and you want support leading a healthier, more balanced life, don’t hesitate to schedule a counseling appointment at In Touch Counseling Services.
Your In Touch Counseling Services counselor tailors your counseling sessions to you. Based on your preferences and mental health needs, your appointments might include:
In other words, a variety of approaches to care await you. To work with a team committed to supporting your well-being and the mental health of the LGBTQ community as a whole, call In Touch Counseling Services or make your appointment online today.