Gender and/or Sexual Orientation

Affirmative therapy for individuals is based on the premise that LGBTQIA+ and heterosexual identities are equally valid. An LGBTQIA+    affirmative counselor has particular knowledge, awareness (specifically self-awareness), and skills specific to competent counseling for LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples. While maintaining a broad view of acceptable lifestyles, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy intervenes by challenging oppressive  stereotypes and systems of thought, and celebrates and advocates for LGBTQIA+ people and their relationships.

Gender Therapy

Psychotherapeutic assistance to explore gender identity and expression or to facilitate a coming-out process; assessment and referral for feminizing/masculinizing medical interventions; psychological support for family members (partners, children, extended family); psychotherapy unrelated to gender concerns; or other professional services.