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LGBTQ+ Therapy in NYC.

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LGBTQIA therapist Brooklyn NY

We provide safe, supportive, and identity-affirming services to members of the LGBTQ+ community in Brooklyn and beyond.

 

Our group’s diverse expertise in LGBTQ+ issues, combined with available queer-identified psychologists and psychiatrists, work together to find the right therapeutic fit for you.

 

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What is LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy?

LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy is any therapy service where the therapist supports the client’s sexual and gender identity, is knowledgeable of the diversity of issues LGBTQ+ people face, and is equipped to help our LGBTQ+ clients with their relationships and mental health.

Our LGBTQ+ affirmative therapists work to create a space for their clients to feel safe, validated, and best supported to address their personal therapy goals. 

 

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If you’d like help connecting with an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist that is right for you, please contact our main office to learn more about our team’s suite of services, expertise and answer any questions you may have. Schedule an appointment to meet a doctor that's right for you.

 

How we can help.

Below are some of the most common identity-related issues that Williamsburg Therapy Group LGBTQ+ affirmative therapists can help address.

 

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Identity Exploration

Younger clients who are just beginning to grow into their identities tend to go through a confusing phase. We can help demystify this development stage to help people explore and accept their identity.

Trauma

Some individuals might find trouble living authentic lives as someone within the LGBTQ+ spectrum because of underlying trauma. Affirming therapists can help these people excavate that trauma to help them live a fulfilling life fearlessly.

Medical Interventions

Gender affirmation involves helping transgender individuals match their identity with their outer expression. We can help connect you to the medical procedures that are unique to transgender people, such as hormone therapy and reconstructive surgery.

Past or Current Discrimination

Many LGBTQ+ individuals have faced or continue to face discrimination based on their identity and expression. Affirmative therapy can help them find healthy approaches to these challenges.

Intimacy, Dating, and Sex

Queer people might face trouble engaging in sensual and sexual activity when they have no healthy guides to follow. With limited media representation of what healthy queer relationships look like, an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist can help queer people navigate such topics.

Romantic Relationships

Any couple going through problems needs professional counseling. When people in a romantic relationship identify as queer, they will need a therapist who is sensitive to the unique challenges queer couples face.

Shame and Guilt

Queer-identified people seeking therapy might feel ashamed of living authentically, especially if they have no one to relate with. The safe spaces that LGBTQ+ affirming therapy creates can help such individuals reevaluate their guilt and assure them of their identity.

Community Stress

LGBTQ+ individuals can also experience discrimination from within queer communities, especially when marginalized identities intersect. Affirming therapists with comprehensive understandings of queer identities can help these people offload their stress.

 

Why is LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy beneficial?

People who identify as LGBTQ+ face additional unique challenges and types of stress from living in a stigmatizing society. Research shows that this additional stress is the very reason why LGBTQ+ individuals are 2-3 times more likely to struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other mental health issues over the course of their lives. Sadly, many LGBTQ+ people never seek help out of fear of a therapist’s judgment or ignorance.

LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy strives to create a safe environment where clients can focus on the reasons bringing them to therapy without fear of rejection or judgment. This is particularly important because the quality of a person’s relationship with their therapist is closely tied to therapeutic success. Williamsburg Therapy Group is comprised of numerous queer-identified, field-leading psychologists and psychiatrists with specialties spanning the full spectrum of LGBTQ+ identities.

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We are here to help you no matter where you are at emotionally and want to pair you with a professional that cares and can help.

 

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