LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy
Mental health issues DO discriminate.
Members of the LGBTQIA+ community face mental health struggles at a disproportionately higher rate than those who are outside of the community. We know that this is because of the constant stress of discrimination. Of course, prejudice faced by minority groups can take its toll on the mental health of the individuals within those groups.
Often, LGBTQIA+ Therapy Begins
for Some of These Reasons:
Trauma therapy or PTSD treatment
Relationship problems or couples therapy
Parenting and partner support counseling
...so much more.
Sometimes, people begin therapy while in the process of understanding their own gender and/or sexual orientation. Our therapists can help you on this journey and can help you live a more authentic life by figuring out what really feels right to you. Gender and sexual orientation are a spectrum, and you may find that you don’t fit clearly into any one box. That’s okay- we’re here to support you through the process of figuring out what feels right for you.
Another reason LGBTQIA+ individuals may seek therapy is due to issues with their families of origin. We are here for you f your family has not been entirely accepting. Or, they now treat you differently as a result of your gender and/or sexual orientation. Therapy can help you heal and/or set healthy boundaries that facilitate personal growth and strength. It is possible to move forward from this painful experience.
We realize that many LGBTQIA+ people seek therapy for reasons that have nothing to do with their gender or sexual orientation at all! We don’t assume that your identity is the reason that you are seeking therapy. However, we want you to be able to disclose all parts of your life to your therapist without fear of judgment. We are here for you!
The Golden Vibes Counseling Center Approach to LGBTQIA+ Therapy in Madison, WI
Of course, these issues are complex and can cause compound stress responses. This is why we ensure that every therapist at Golden Vibes Counseling Center gets it. Our team provides care that is affirming of LGBTQIA+ individuals. We will never judge you based on your gender, sexual orientation, or relationship preferences. Seeking mental health care can be intimidating. And, unfortunately, mental health stigma still exists in our society. Seeking treatment for your concerns can be difficult enough. We want to ensure you that there will be no judgment placed on you if you are a member of a marginalized community.
LGBTQIA+ Therapists Are Here For You
Furthermore, if you would like to request a therapist who is also part of the LGBTQIA+ community, we are able to offer that option for you. We understand that it can be easier to talk to someone who is also part of your community. If this feels safer for you, please mention this when you call or email to set up your initial appointment.
Gender Affirmation Assessments of Mental Health for LGBTQIA+ Therapy
If you are seeking gender-affirmation services through a healthcare provider, you may need to meet with a mental health provider for an assessment. So, we have therapists who are willing to meet with you and provide this service. We understand how difficult it can be to obtain the legitimate medical care that you need. Especially as a person whose gender does not fit the sex you were assigned at birth. We believe in the importance of providing mental health and assessment services that affirm your right to make decisions regarding your own body.
Begin LGBTQIA Therapy in Madison, WI
We know that getting started with a new therapist can itself be a source of stress and worry, so we make it simple! Our Madison, WI-based therapists can even help you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Wisconsin.
To get started, just follow these three steps:
Call our office at 608-571-0558 or e-mail us to make an appointment
Begin to feel more carefree and confident about your life today
More Mental Health Services at Golden Vibes Counseling Center
At our Madison, WI therapy clinic, we want you to feel comfortable. We know you are a multi-faceted person with a wide range of needs and concerns. That's why we have a lot of different ways to serve you. From therapy in our chic, contemporary counseling space to expert online counseling in Wisconsin, we are ready to meet you where you are. Our professional therapists can help you using a variety of approaches including CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting. These methods can help with sexual assault recovery, anxiety therapy, depression treatment, reproductive or maternal mental health, multicultural counseling, and more. We also specialize in LGBTQIA+ counseling and poly-affirming therapies and can assist with gender-affirming care. We truly look forward to meeting you and getting to know you as an individual.