LGBTQ Counseling in Buffalo, NY
Finding a therapist who you can actually trust can feel like a daunting task. This is especially true for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Sadly, LGBTQ+ individuals face a range of health disparities due to discrimination. This can, unfortunately, cause people to delay seeking treatment for their mental health. Harris Hill Counseling & Coaching is proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly practice. We can’t wait to welcome you to our supportive and healing community.
What Can I Expect from LGBTQ Counseling?
Imagine a society where we are all told that there are only two colors: blue and pink, and we all must choose one color to be our favorite for the rest of our lives. That wouldn’t sit right with most people: mainly because we know that there is a limitless array of colors, not just blue and pink. The idea is simple, obvious even, and yet the same principle applied to gender and sexuality does not prompt the same result. While society has come a long way in accepting members of the LGBTQ community, there is still a lot of pain placed on those who, to continue with the metaphor, see a wider array of colors than the majority do.
Your Harris Hill counselor will address these difficulties and more:
- Social anxiety
- Past abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family concerns
- Issues in School
Mental Health Issues in The LGBTQ Community
Mental health is an often ignored aspect of overall health in America, but it drives our day-to-day life. Having a bad mental health day can have a considerable impact, including making it harder to accomplish our duties. It can be as simple as forgetting to pick up vegetables for dinner. Or it can be more impactful, such as failing to show up for work.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health challenges just like everyone else. However, they experience even more hurdles to take care of their mental health. These hurdles are a result of enduring prejudice toward the community.
Because of this prejudice, LGBTQ individuals are more likely to experience mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety.
Your Harris Hill Counseling therapist will work with you to explore the parts of you that make you one-of-a-kind and amazing. What face do you want to show off to the world? What parts do you wish to reinforce? Harris Hill Counseling & Coaching can help you with your transition to a different mindset, different gender, or simply a different phase of life.
Learn to Thrive
We help you realize your goals. Is it your wish to ‘come out’ to your friends and family? Or are you on the path to starting a new career but are nervous about how others will react? Is it your goal to go to college, but you are struggling to solidify how you want to present yourself? Harris Hill Counseling & Coaching is here to guide you towards your goals and away from your doubts.