How do you see gender and sexuality?
Gender and sexuality exist on spectrums. People identify themselves and their preferences in a number of ways.
I make an effort to educate myself about LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual) issues. There is so much information out there, and happily, it is constantly expanding.
I appreciate your patience with me as I continue to learn.
How can you help me navigate gender and/or sexuality concerns as a therapist?
Historically, therapists have misunderstood and severely mistreated LGBT+ identified folks. Because of this history, you may approach therapy with skepticism or even fear. I wouldn’t blame you.
As your therapist, I’ll be most interested in your unique experiences with gender and/or sexuality.
Your concerns may not be straightforward (no pun intended!). You might not know for sure how you identify yourself, or what you want. I can help you explore these questions, on your own timetable and terms.
Maybe you already know exactly who you are. You’re seeking therapy because of the impact of discrimination or abuse on your mental heath. Or perhaps you’re having difficulty finding an accepting community. I’m here to listen and help you cope.
How do you identify yourself?
My pronouns are she and hers. I am a cis woman married to a cis man. I would label my sexuality as “questioning.”