Counseling for the LGBTQ+ Community
Mental health is a crucial component to overall health and wellness. Each person experiences emotional ups and downs throughout life. For the LGBTQ+ community, there is often an added layer of challenge due to prejudice, stigma, or biases. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), LGBTQIA+ communities are three times more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression or anxiety.
Gender and Sexuality Counseling Services
HWP supports equality and acceptance by providing a safe space to every sexual or gender identity. We believe that sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression are essential to shaping who we are, how we are seen, and how we move through the world. Our LGBTQ+ counseling services are provided by licensed mental health professionals who are well versed in LGBTQ+ issues.
LGBTQ+ Therapy in Alpharetta, GA
The professional team of mental health experts at HWP understand the interconnectedness of the body, the spirit, the mind, and the environment. We also understand the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. We dedicate ourselves to maintaining an up-to-date knowledge base of coping mechanisms and therapy methods with continuing education. Your trust in us is of paramount importance as we understand that in order to feel safe, you must feel trust.
Who is LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy for?
The first step to seeking therapy is getting matched with an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. Mental health care is important regardless of age – therefore HWP provides counseling services to LGBTQ+ teens, young adults, and adults.
Due to the interconnectedness of all things, it is important that your counseling experience be as inclusive and specific as possible. Areas addressed in our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual + counseling sessions include, but are not limited to:
- Anxiety | Stress
- Low self-esteem
- Grief and loss
- Self-injurious behaviors
- Social rejection/ bullying
- Relationship issues
- Family issues
- Coming out
- Transgender identity
- Gender-queer, non-conforming, and questioning identity
- Physical/body and other gender expressions
- Cis-gender men’s and women’s issues
- Sexuality and intimacy
- Monogamy, polyamory and non-monogamy