Skilled and Caring LGBTQIA counseling for couples
We understand that the world is a better place when we can all feel comfortable with who we are. We are passionate about providing a well-informed, affirming and positive environment for our LGBTQIA+ clients. We understand that you may have experienced discrimination, lack of awareness, stigma, and prejudices, and we want you to feel welcomed and safe here.
We care deeply about providing safe and affirming LGBT counseling for couples. Our therapists are welcoming and affirming to people on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual), including non-binary identities.
Whatever you need, we want to provide the most affirming and best therapy experience for your needs and focus. We understand that opening up in a therapeutic setting may be scary at first, and that you may have had negative experiences of seeking help.
LGBTQIA+ Couples Counseling
In a lot of ways, couples counseling for LGBTQIA+ folks is similar to the counseling we provide to all couples. However, your identity is a part of you, and it gives you unique experiences to bring to the table. We understand that your sexual or gender identity impact the relationships in your life in a way that straight folks typically don’t have to consider.
- Communication difficulties
- Challenges with sexual intimacy
- Feelings of jealousy and insecurity, resulting in lack of trust
- Conflicts in a relationship
- Relationship injuries, such as affairs
- Financial issues
- Work-related stress
- Family conflicts
Challenges Specifically Affecting LGBTQIA+ Couples
- Dealing with prejudices or negative attitudes in society, resulting in feeling guilt or shame and wanting to hide who you are
- Homophobic and unaccepting families
- Commitment challenges
- Legal, medical and religious discrimination
- Internalized homophobia
- Parenting (becoming parents/starting a family, being parents in the “non-traditional” sense, issues and complications relating to this, lack of legal recognition of being a parent, social inequalities also affecting the children)
- Bisexual or pansexual erasure in straight-passing couples
- When one member of the couple/or a spouse comes out as transgender
If you and your partner are currently experiencing difficulties, our well-trained therapists are non-judgmental, respectful and sensitive to the issues experienced by all individuals and couples, including those in the LGBT community.
Let’s get started changing your life and meeting your goals! To schedule an appointment, feel free to call 303-513-8975, X1. You can also book an appointment online through our portal. Schedule Appointment