WHAT ARE COMING OUT & OTHER LGBT ISSUES?
In recent years, society has come to better understand, as well as embrace, individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. However, bias and prejudices still exist and can place unfair pressure on LGBT individuals who wish to ‘come out’ and live more openly meaningful, productive lives. The stigmas associated with the LGBT community can be found within families, in the workplace, among religious communities, and even amongst friends. Let our experienced and compassionate therapists help. Call Wellsource Group today.
HOW COUNSELING CAN HELP LGBT INDIVIDUALS
Counseling may help LGBT individuals learn how to address these challenges head-on with self-confidence. Furthermore, LGBT counseling may afford you the tools you need to overcome certain stress factors including:
Guilt or shame
Feelings of loss or hopelessness
Social or family discrimination
Wellsource Group can give you the tools to have confidence in yourself, improve your self-esteem, learn how to deal with others' prejudices, and more. Get started today.
GETTING HELP FOR coming out & other lgbtq issues
The American Psychological Association reports that LGBT individuals are more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to suffer from major depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Much of this is thought to be caused in part by both direct and indirect discrimination. LGBT counseling is available to help with some of the mental health complications that may arise due to the preconceptions and judgments of other people.
There are many things you can do to help combat stigma and society's norms in order to feel comfortable and secure:
Get involved with your local LGBT community. There is strength in others, and they can offer great advice on their journey.
Educate yourself. Understand your rights in your local, state, and federal government.
Join an advocacy group. Help spread awareness of the struggles of LGBT individuals and raise money to help.
Seek a professional therapist. Get the tools you need to thrive.
CHOOSE WELLSOURCE GROUP TODAY
The Wellsource Behavioral Health Clinic is proud to be a Safe Zone for all individuals regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, faith, gender, or sexual orientation. We encourage education, self-acceptance, and positive identity formation. If you are struggling with any LGBT related issue, it is important that you visit with an open, competent, and experienced mental health professional. You will feel free to engage in open discussions that may help you gain the most from your time in therapy. You may also find an opportunity to share your experiences with other people in similar situations.
Counseling is offered on an individual, family, and group basis. We offer a variety of therapies that can help, including individual talk therapy and more. With our years of experience, we can help you process societal discrimination, negotiate family relationships as well as personal relationships, and be happy with who you are, as well as help with self-acceptance. We have counseling offices in Kingwood and Cypress for in-person therapy sessions, or take advantage of our excellent telehealth options, too. Schedule today.