Caring for you, just as you are.
From experiencing covert, and sometimes overt (*thanks, assholes*) discrimination at the grocery store to navigating barriers in medical, academic & work settings to struggling with family members who aren't quite as accepting as you would want them to be...
Being your authentic self can be brutal. Most people who start LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy feel uncertain where it's okay to fully show up. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you know you deserve to take up space but it feels safer and more comfortable to limit yourself or you fear making others uncomfortable by sharing your truth.
LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy online across Virginia and in-person in the Charlottesville office
Helping LGBTQ+ women and nonbinary adults build their confidence and get secure in who they are.
Do any of the following resonate with you?
You're tired of spending time and energy explaining your basic truths.
You struggle with a scarcity story, that resources (time, love, worthiness) are limited because you're you.
You're exhausted from assessing when and where you can be yourself.
You want to give more attention to your loves, likes and interests.
If these sound true for you, I want you to know that you might feel uncomfortable to open up about what you’re really going through, even to family and friends. Therapy provides a non-judgmental space for you to talk freely about what’s bothering you. Even if you don't believe that your story is worthy or time and attention, it is. It is immeasurably important you take care of you.
Why LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy? When we begin working together clients often say that fear is a barrier that keeps them out of spaces and conversations they want to be in. They share ways in which they've encountered painful rejection in important relationships. Here, while we celebrate you, we also acknowledge that grief and anxiety are often parts of the LGTBQ+ experience. Grief can can cause you to feel lost and overwhelmed, uncertain what next step to choose. Anxiety stops you from sharing both your brilliance and your hurts, stealing your power and your vulnerability. That impact is huge.
You change the world by being yourself.
Therapy Can Help You Gain The Courage To Be Your True Self
It’s possible to feel better.
Imagine a life where you could...
Create a more meaningful life aligned with your truest self and deepest desires.
Stop allowing anxiety to limit your true self-expression.
Improve your relationship with yourself.
Feel confident in creating genuine, vulnerable human connections.
Find the Freedom to Be Yourself
LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy helps you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less confusion and more confidence
You will connect with the clarity and actionable skills you need to prioritize yourself so you can take care of you and begin being present in your relationships.
Even if you are not usually comfortable opening up to people, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy may be able to help.
I've helped LGBTQ+ people tune in to their strengths and build confidence to navigate their personal and professional relationships. My clients experience greater ease and stop struggling with anxiety as begin prioritizing their authentic self.
How LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy Works
LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy consists of 50 or 75-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. I used an evidence-based approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition to listening, I will share thoughts when it's helpful and support you in making connections, I play an active role. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:
Research shows that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can alleviate your struggle with thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.
Let’s Get Started Today
Ready to start feeling better? If you feel uncertain when & where it's okay to fully show up as yourself, ACT-based LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy could help.
Start now and start building your confidence. During your free online consultation we can start getting to know each other and discover how I can be of service.
Connect Today for your free online consultation from the Contact page.