LGBT Counseling - Therapists in Charlotte, NC
For much of your life, or your entire life, you have found it challenging to "fit in." You know that you're a good person and have a lot to offer the world but remain frustrated that others can't or won't acknowledge that you are simply human. You might even feel as though you were born in the wrong body and feel desperate to make the necessary changes to finally match who you are on the outside with who you are on the inside. Or you simply feel misunderstood and would give anything just to have others understand that your sexual preference is not your only defining factor but rather just one small part of the vast person that you are.
You are sensitive and oftentimes get shamed and accused of being "overly emotional." It is easy for you to feel the weight of the world on your shoulders and feel the pressure from its weight and carry it around with you where ever you go. Each injustice, big or small, can feel personal because you can relate to feeling less than, not important enough, overlooked, and judged for simply being who you are.
I often hear LGBT clients say things like:
"I just want to be treated like a normal person,"
"I am secure in who I am, why can't others simply accept me?"
"I would like to transition to the sex that fits my soul but I am terrified of the repercussions. What will my family and friends think and how will they adjust? How will I adjust?”
“Being called by my birth name makes me cringe every time I hear it because it is a constant reminder of how the world perceives me and it's just not me."
"I have a hard time fully accepting that I am gay when my religion says it's wrong. This creates a constant tug-of-war inside of me and it can make it difficult just to get through the day."
The truth is it is a basic, human need to feel a sense of belonging and without it, we suffer more than we need to.
How LGBT Therapy in Charlotte, NC can help:
Providing a safe, accepting environment that promotes trust and openness. I help you gain the skills and confidence that is necessary to exist in a world that may not be fully accepting of who you are.
Help you to efficiently navigate challenging situations by teaching positive coping skills that have been shown to boost self-esteem, self-worth, and confidence in order to handle situations on your own.
Provide the necessary support while you discover solutions to living your truly authentic, joyful life.
A Counselor Who Supports the LGBT Community
Not all mental health professionals support the fundamental characteristics of the LGBT community. In fact, some techniques and views can do more damage than good! It is important that you know that I hear you, I believe you, and I support you. I am a member of the Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group with nearly a decade of experience treating various clients who identify as LGBT and have access to various resources designed to help you. My number one goal is to meet you where you are at on your journey and work with your unique personality to help you achieve your goals that are tailored to your specific needs.
Begin Counseling in Charlotte, NC Today
You are not in this alone. You deserve to work with a caring, supportive, LGBT affirming therapist. Maybe you specifically want to explore issues related to your gender identity or sexual orientation. Or perhaps you are suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma or PTSD. Regardless of what brings you to counseling, I want you to feel welcome in my Charlotte, NC counseling office. As a holistic mental health provider, I offer both counseling services as well as Reiki. Reach out today & let’s talk about how I can help you!