It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
– E.E. Cummings

LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy

LGBTQ Affirmation Therapy in Charlotte, NCAre you looking for an LGBTQ-identified or affirming therapist? Have you had negative experiences with mental health providers in the past or have you felt unseen or unsafe by therapists who just didn’t get you?

At Isaiah Counseling and Wellness, we understand that “tolerance” is not enough. We are committed to offering support and therapy experiences that are affirming of all sexual and gender identities. Our counselors will help you to achieve wellness by exploring and integrating all parts of your identity. We understand the consequences of not being able to show up as your full self and never want our clients to hold the burden of teaching their therapist about the challenges (and beauties!) of what it means to be a part of the LGBTQ community.

Our therapists not only offer compassionate support– we will support and encourage self-growth that manifests more authentic self-expression, increased fulfillment, healthy coping, and improved quality of interpersonal relationships.

If you are struggling with any of the following issues, call and get support today!

Coming Out – While the ‘coming out’ process can often feel liberating, it can also represent loss (loss of relationships, loss of previous identities, loss of support).

Relationship Issues – As an LGBTQ-identified person, it is likely that you have had to develop unique coping strategies to help you navigate the world. When people form committed relationships, our coping strategies don’t always compliment each other, and can cause friction.

Identity Confusion – Due to social norms, not all of us feel safe exploring our sexual orientation, and society can make us feel like we need to be one thing. With professional support, you have the space to develop a narrative for your identity and your desires, free of judgement.

Depression/ Anxiety – Studies show that somewhere between 40 and 60 percent of LGBTQ-identified folks experience depression or anxiety at some point. If you have been experiencing persistent negative thoughts, isolation, or feel like it is difficult to function in your everyday life, you are not alone. Please reach out!

Sexual Trauma – As a community, LGBTQ people face higher rates of marginalization, poverty, and stigma, putting them at greater risk for sexual violence. If you have a history of sexual assault or are feeling unsafe, we are here to support you. Call us today!

Not sure if you really need counseling or if counseling is right for you? Let’s talk about it. The therapists at Isaiah Counseling and Wellness are here for you, and want to help you find the best fit.