The therapy team at Therapyology acknowledges the unique and complex struggles individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and/or gender non-conforming experience.
Members of the LGBTQIA+ community face discrimination at a much higher rate than individuals who are outside of the community. This discrimination often comes in the form of negative attitudes towards LGBTQIA identifying folx. Unfortunately, these negative attitudes cause them to encounter barriers preventing them from success and happiness. These barriers include homelessness, loss of friends, and family that reject their new identity, lack of representation in media, fears related to coming out, and struggles with self-acceptance. This is why Therapyology aims to provide support in overcoming these barriers with LGBTQ therapy in West Bloomfield, MI.
Similarly, research shows LGBTQIA+-identifying youth experience higher rates of suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, bullying, and higher rates of unexcused absences from school when compared to their straight and cisgender peers. Discrimination takes its toll. Furthermore, it can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness from a lack of support. In fact, this often is the catalyst for a variety of mental health concerns.
Common mental health concerns experienced amongst members of the LGBTQIA+ community include:
- Low self-esteem
- Questions surrounding identity
- Relationship challenges
- Academic struggles
- Body image issues
- Isolation and loneliness
Therapyology is committed to eliminating the physical and behavioral health disparities members of this community face through services such as individual counseling, family therapy, and identity-affirming groups. We want to offer members of the LGTBQIA+ community a safe and non-judgemental place to explore the issues that matter most to them. We hope LGBTQ therapy in West Bloomfield, MI can help them feel confident to face the challenges they’re experiencing.
Supporting Wherever You Might Be On Your Personal Journey
We’re aware that gender, sexuality, and identity are concepts that are fluid. Meaning they are ever-changing. Regardless of if you’re just questioning, ready to come out, or have been identifying as a member of this community your whole life, we can help. Our therapists are skilled at working with teens and young adults AND members of the LGBTQIA community. So, we are not only aware of the challenges you face, but we have the tools to help you thrive and feel confident.
Our therapists are proud to offer identity-affirming and trauma-informed counseling in West Bloomfield, MI. We help you explore your sexuality and gender expression. We also want to assist you in learning how to love and accept yourself. Ultimately, we want you to be your true authentic self and live a life that makes you happy.
Our goal is to help you address the concerns you have and work through the negative emotions you’re experiencing. We are fully aware that these issues, may have everything, or nothing at all, to do with your identity as a member of the LGTBQIA+ identity. We will work to helping you build a tool kit of helpful tools to use when you are going through hard times.
Therapyology’s Approach to LGBTQ Therapy in West Bloomfield, MI & San Francisco, CA
As a teen, you may have concerns about your privacy being respected by your parents or guardians. But, we want to be clear, counseling is a safe place for you to express yourself. This means we will respect your privacy. The only exception to this is if you disclose information that leads us to believe that you are a danger to yourself or others. We want to ensure that your health and safety are protected. Therefore, we are legally obligated to share that information with your legal guardians.
As a parent of a teenager, it’s natural to want to do everything you can to help your child. However, respecting their privacy is important. If you’re looking for tools to help support your child, consider family therapy or parent coaching. At Theropology we want what’s best for our clients and their families and that means our support isn’t limited to your teen.
We are Certified Trauma Therapists
This means we can help you work through any trauma or painful events in your past. Perhaps, you’re wondering if a therapist can really help you move on from what happened, especially if they don’t understand your unique lived experiences. But, we invite you to think about healing from trauma as moving forward, not moving on. We can help you process what you experienced and provide you with tools to help you cope with the painful memories and flashbacks from the event. Working with a trauma-informed therapist who specializes in LGBT affirmative therapy in West Bloomfield, MI offers you an opportunity for hope and healing.
If you’re looking for a counseling center where you fit in and are accepted no matter what, then you have come to the right place. Our therapists will offer you a safe place to work through the concerns you have with someone who supports you and has the tools to help you be successful. We believe in the power of counseling and the power it has to transform your life so you can find a brighter tomorrow
Start LGBTQ Therapy in West Bloomfield, MI & San Francisco, CA
You deserve to love who you are. Our West Bloomfield therapy practice has caring therapists who can help you overcome past trauma, and support you on your personal journey. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
- Request an appointment
- Meet with one of our caring therapists
- Start moving forward and begin healing!
Other Services Offered at Therapyology
LGBTQ therapy isn’t the only service we offer in our West Bloomfield, MI therapy practice. Other mental health services Therapyology provides include camp in California, online therapy, grief counseling, therapy for children, therapy for teens, and groups and workshops. We also offer parent coaching, therapy for children of divorce, and Camp Therapyology.
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