Did you feel stigmatized and judged for being gay as you were growing up, or even as an adult? You may be experiencing the residue of that childhood shame, a general feeling of sadness or unhappiness with life, or difficult or painful family relationships that you can’t seem to resolve.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or queer adults have the same range of issues as most people, including anxiety, depression, and couple’s problems. But growing up gay and unaccepted, whether it’s your family’s discomfort, bullying in school, or condemnation from religion, can leave you with feelings of shame, low self-esteem, or even self-hatred. Although it does get better with time, this negativity leaves an impact.
LGBTQ Counseling Can Help
I’m a gay therapist, and I’ve been providing psychotherapy in San Francisco for gay individuals and couples for over a decade. As gay men and women, we can suffer from the same emotional and psychological challenges as everyone else, but we often also have the added stress of unresolved shame and sadness that comes from events long past.
As a gay man myself, I know that a therapist who understands and empathizes with your issues and supports and affirms your lifestyle can make all the difference. In therapy, we will use a variety of approaches to work with your emotional issues in the positive context of your gay, lesbian, bisexual, or queer identity.
In therapy, we will use a variety of approaches to work with your issues in the positive context of your gay, lesbian, bisexual, or queer identity. Together, we will discover fresh approaches to finding a rich, full, and meaningful life.
For LGBT counseling, please call my office at 415-242-9866, text me at 415-745-0612, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free 20-minute initial phone consultation or to schedule an appointment. I’m a gay therapist and I provide both individual lgbt counseling and gay couples counseling.