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LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychotherapy

At Areale Counseling & Wellness, we compassionately embrace people who identify as LGBTQ+. We are willing to get to know you and your needs and wellness goals.  

We understand the damaging psychological impact that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism may have on the lives of members of the LGBTQ+ community. We work collaboratively with our patients to provide empowerment, liberation and freedom and offer emotional support to achieve your individuation and wellness goals. 

You might be struggling with anxiety or depression or would like to explore challenges you are experiencing around identity, transitioning or relationship dynamics. We can work with you to explore a range of issues that may include: conflict resolution, self-esteem, confidence and intimacy, and help you create a life full of self-acceptance, self-worth and love.

Our open, accepting, and affirming psychotherapists provide a safe space for you to share your emotions, and explore your issues and concerns without judgement. 

We employ an affirmative, depth-oriented approach in our working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. Seeing beyond the sexual and identity politics and social pressures of life, our affirmative and depth-oriented approach takes into consideration the totality of the human being, including lived experience, aspirations, creativity, sexual expression and spirituality. 

The affirmative, depth-oriented approach is dynamic. It requires work and collaboration to explore unconscious complexes and conscious ego strengthening, which helps out patients to move towards self acceptance and confidence. Every session is new, uniqure and dynamic. Depending on your needs and depth in the work, each session may explore both old and new patterns or coping mechanisms. 

We understand it can feel daunting taking the first step and asking for help. We offer free 15 minute consultations to provide an opportunity to learn more about our practice and therapists and how we can support you before deciding to book an appointment.