Looking for support in exploring, affirming, and loving every part of you?
LGBTQIA+ informed practices at Zane Counseling
- Tired of feeling judged for who you are and having a hard time finding professionals who are informed, educated and accepting of LGBTQIA+ experiences and people?
- Are you looking to explore your gender and sexuality in a safe, affirming environment?
- Have you experienced being subjected to hurtful and ignorant comments from friends, family, and peers? Faced rejection, discrimination or trauma because of your identities?
- Do you want to explore parts of yourself that you are unsure of or have been avoiding?
For many individuals, living in a world that isn’t accepting or supportive may result in feelings of worthlessness and negative self talk and self image. Those feelings and thoughts can lead to depression, anxiety, self harm, thoughts of suicide as well as substance use. According to the American Psychiatric Association, LGBTQ individuals are 2.5 times more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and substance misuse compared with heterosexual individuals. *
You don’t have to go through these experiences alone. At Zane Counseling, we are here to support you. We accept and affirm all identities in the wide beautiful spectrum of the LGBTQIA+ community. As someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, demisexual, nonbinary, gender fluid, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, two spirit, polyamrous or any type of gender and sexuality, you deserve a safe space to be seen and supported.
Issues we can help support you with:
- Talking through any questions you might have about gender and sexuality and your experiences.
- Coming out to your friends, family and community. Unfortunately people fear what they don’t know. We can help support you in these tough conversations.
- Getting connected to resources in your area that are affirming and specific to your identity.
- Exploring new relationships, old relationships, transitioning, raising children, adopting children and living life as your authentic self.
- Addressing mental health symptoms like anxiety, depression and substance use that you may be experiencing as a result of invalidating environments or trauma.
- Working through any negative self talk or self images you may have about yourself regarding your gender and sexuality.
Here at Zane Counseling, we know that your gender and sexuality is only one piece of your unique self, and it’s an important piece that we know how to validate and support.
How could therapy from a LGBTQIA+
informed therapist be helpful?
- We will use and respect all pronouns.
- It’s a safe space to explore new pronouns, names and identities.
- Therapy is always confidential, so you can safely discuss some of these sensitive topics in privacy.
Our therapists at Zane Counseling are looking forward to supporting you to find and express your authentic self. We have several therapists on staff who share multiple identities within the LGBTQIA+ community and we know how important it is to feel accepted, comfortable and seen. We look forward to working with you.