Addressing Sexual Identity Issues
Your sexual identity can lead to a lot of mixed feelings when you don’t identify yourself as heterosexual. Your sexual identity may cause you to experience feelings of guilt, fear, or confusion. Unfortunately, for some people, it can lead to discrimination, estrangement from friends and family, and other difficulties in life.
Sexual Identity Support
People who don’t identify themselves as heterosexual may find a lack of support from friends, family and the community. This lack of support can lead to depression, anxiety and social isolation.
Finding support for your sexual identity can go a long way to helping you feel better. However, many people don’t know where to find support. Meeting with a psychotherapist who specializes in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex issues can provide you with a safe and confidential place to talk.
Psychotherapy for Sexual Identity Issues
Psychotherapy can help if you are struggling with issues related to your sexual identity. A therapist won’t attempt to change your sexual identity. A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex affirming psychotherapist can help you deal with the emotions and issues related to your sexual identity without trying to change you. Instead, your therapist will have a better understanding of your situation and will be best-suited to help provide you with the help you need.
Whether you are interested in weighing the pros and cons of “coming out” or you are just feeling confused, talking to a psychotherapist about your sexual identity can be helpful. Therapists with expertise
in sexual identity issues can assist you with your questions and concerns and help you reach your full potential.
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