"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself" - Harvey Fierstein
Stigma-free, affirming, affordable therapy for LGBTQ+ Individuals
Do you live outside of the heteronormative-cisgender box?
Have you been to other supposed “LGBTQ-friendly” counselors who had no idea what you were talking about?
Could you use a safe space to process your feelings and assess your goals?
Or maybe you’re seeking relationship counseling from someone who understands where you’re coming from.
If you can relate to any of the above, then you’ve come to the right place.
No judgments. No biases. Just a strong support system with open ears.
Stigma, in any form, is an impediment to the well-being of those who experience it. Given the stressors that LGBT groups must confront, such as homophobia, prejudice, coming out, and discrimination, finding a therapist who is openly LGBT-friendly or who specializes in LGBT issues is crucial to your personal growth.
As advocates and therapists for the LGBTQ+, trans, and non-binary community we are committed to helping clients of all genders, sexual identities and expressions feel not only safe, but truly respected.
Identity-affirming LGBTQ+ friendly, inclusive counseling
At The Comfy Place, our inclusive therapists provide identity-affirming therapy services for members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning) and Nonbinary community and their families. We provide individual, couples, and family therapy and provide a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental environment for people to share who they are and whatever is happening in their lives.
Many people in the LGBTQ+ community have experienced oppression, discrimination, homophobia, and marginalization in different environments that have personally affected them, often in traumatizing ways. From navigating the coming out process to figuring out who their authentic self really is, there are multiple factors and life transitions that are unique to the LGBTQ+ community. At The Comfy Place, we care about supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community and provide a supportive environment to help them heal, grow, and transform.
Whether you identify as LGBTQ+, or you’re navigating and defining your sexual identity in a time of change, our therapists are here to help.
A safe space to discuss and explore your sexual identity
Sexuality and gender are critical parts of who you are and your identity. If you’ve had challenges integrating these parts of your life into who you are, it can be painful and create issues with your identity and anxiety that you might not know how to address.
If you’ve struggled with your identity, perhaps due to your religious upbringing or unsupportive family members, you are not alone. When going through this life transition, many family members may not understand this part of your identity, and you might even be familiarizing yourself with a new part of your identity.
Sexual feelings and attractions can naturally change for many people over the course of their lives. You might find that who you’re attracted to has changed or is changing. You might be struggling to figure out where you fit on the spectrum of defining your sexuality.
Even if you’re unsure about your sexuality, and just want a space to explore and figure things out. We’re here to support you and your journey.
For many people, discussing your sexual identity can feel deeply personal, and even scary to talk about. In our offices, we provide a safe, welcoming space for you to share what’s on your mind, who you are, and any issues you want to bring to therapy.
Are you redefining your sexual or gender identity
If you’re questioning or exploring your gender identity, you’re not alone. Over five percent of people in the USA identify as LGBT, and many of them went through a similar journey of trying to get to know themselves again.
Whether you’re learning or discovering how you want to express your gender or sexuality, or you identify as non-binary, this can feel like a highly personal experience, especially when you’re sharing that journey with someone. We fully respect and honor that.
Having the support of an affirming therapist can be incredibly helpful as you navigate these parts of your identity to help you gain a deeper, fuller understanding of who you are.
Who you are matters to us
Whether you’re unsure of your identity or you know exactly who you are and just want to work with a therapist who gets you, our therapists will hold space for you to be you. We focus our sessions on you and what you want to achieve in therapy.
We develop personalized therapy plans that respect who you are and where you want to go. Even though many have gone through their own gender and sexual identity journeys, we believe that your story and experiences that have brought you to therapy are uniquely yours.
We also recognize that this part of your identity doesn’t define all of who you are. We can integrate all aspects of you, including your ethnicity, culture, spirituality, faith, relationship styles, and more into how we approach therapy for you.
If you want, you can also come to therapy as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and never discuss anything about your sexual or gender identity and just know that your therapist respects all of who you are as a person. We are here to support you in your journey with therapy in ways that make sense for you.
How our therapists work with and support our LGBTQ+ clients
Here’s what you can expect from us when you come in for therapy:
- We’ll be open and non-judgmental. We don’t make assumptions about who you are and how you identify yourself. We’ll invite you to share with us, and we’ll help you explore the things that you want to work on.
- We’ll be sensitive to your needs. We know that many members of the LGBTQ+ community have experienced oppression, homophobia, discrimination, transphobia, and more. We recognize that you might be bringing some of these experiences to therapy, and we’re here to listen and help you work through them.
- We’ll ask questions and be honest. As therapists, we want to learn about you. We’ll ask you questions about your experiences, who you are, and your life. We want to specialize in you.
- We’ll focus on you. Your time is valuable, and we want to help you make progress in a safe, supportive environment where you can share what’s on your mind.
- We’ll affirm your identity. Even if you consider yourself a work in progress, we will empower your voice and help you heal, grow, and live in an authentic way that honors all parts of your identity.