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Are you seeking an LGBTQIA+ friendly therapy experience? Have you been misunderstood or mistreated because of your identity? Do you want a space to share, explore, and understand your identity?
We are here for you.
Heredia Therapy Group offers compassionate, affirmative therapy for the LGBTQIA+ community - and we would love to work with you. We serve clients from all over Downey, The City of Industry, and everywhere across the state of California via online teletherapy. Our team of therapists offers LGBTQIA+ friendly psychological services to kids, teens, and adults because everyone deserves a space to feel supported.
If you are ready and interested in signing up for your first session, contact us today. Or, read on to learn more about LGBTQIA+ friendly therapy and what makes it unique.
Kids and adults who identify as LGBTQIA+ face the same struggles and hardships as everyone else.
However, they must also deal with other unique challenges and stressors, such as:
4) Dealing with rejection from family and friends
5) Coming to terms with one's identity
6) Coping with stigmatized illness (example HIV)
7) Body or sex shaming
8) Pressure from family and society
Many feel alone, isolated, and unsupported as they face these difficulties. Parents may withdraw support or outright reject you. Friends may not know what to say or how to provide care. To make matters worse, not all therapists are trained to help support people with diverse genders and sexualities; and so, even in therapy, you may have felt misunderstood, shamed, or stigmatized.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
LGBTQIA+ friendly therapy is all about helping you find yourself, be yourself, and love yourself. Whether you are questioning and exploring, facing rejection and crisis, or simply looking for a space to feel understood, you should feel right at home with your therapist. Get the help you deserve and contact us today.
In addition to the other benefits of individual therapy, LGBTQIA+ friendly therapy can help in three main ways.
First, the safety and privacy of therapy provide a chance for you to realize yourself fully. All therapy sessions are completely confidential so that you can freely express yourself without fear of judgment or shame. This is especially helpful for those who are questioning or looking to understand their identities and values better. Here at Heredia Therapy Group, we also work hard to provide privacy for teenage clients who may be LGBTQIA+, as many teens feel uncomfortable discussing these issues with family members.
Second, therapy offers the support of a compassionate, caring professional who recognizes your struggles and respects your needs. LGBTQIA+ therapy is affirmative, sex-positive, and humbly curious about your experience. Whether you are queer, gay, femme, trans, bi, pan, poly, or questioning, your therapist is here for you. We recognize that you may have been mistreated or misunderstood because of who you are. You shouldn’t have to defend who you are or how you feel – your job is just to be you.
And third, therapists can help you navigate important life decisions. Of course, your therapist isn’t here to make your choices for you or push you in any particular direction. Instead, therapy is about helping you find clarity. Whether you are coming out to friends and family, making decisions about marriage and partnership, or taking steps towards transitioning, your therapist can help you feel confident in your choices. You don’t’ have to do this alone.
As you make progress in therapy, you can:
· Develop a stronger sense of confidence and self-worth
· Deal with depression and anxiety
· Recover from traumatic experiences
· Discover new aspects of your personality and identity
· Rebuild relationships with friends and family
· Gain clarity regarding important life choices
· Cope with life’s stressors
· Move closer to your goals
· Learn to love yourself, exactly as you are
You deserve to feel supportive, affirmed, and respected. You deserve a chance to overcome whatever challenges life has thrown your way. You deserve a space to discover yourself and your purpose in life.
Contact us today to get the help you deserve.
Teletherapy: Anywhere in the State of California.
City of Industry Office: Baldwin Park, El Monte, Whittier, Hacienda Heights, La Habra Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut, Diamond Bar, West Covina, Montebello
Downey Office: Lynwood, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, South Gate, Santa Fe Springs, Bell Gardens, Paramount, Lakewood, Cerritos, Compton, Huntington Park
Are you interested in hearing more about Heredia Therapy Group? Want to learn more about us? Check out our Meet the Team section to read about who we are and what we do! We hope that you feel welcome and encouraged so that, when you are ready, we can get started your wellness journey.