I have worked with lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals and couples. I have also worked with transgender individuals. I consider myself a LGBTQ affirming therapist and a straight LGBTQ ally.
You have been marginalized, oppressed, and discriminated against for far too long. Although progress is being made, there is a long way to go for total equality.
I admire your courage, determination, and persistence in the pursuit of equality. And I fully support you. I will listen with an open mind and learn about the unique challenges you face.
I also realize that many of the issues you face are the same as that of all people.
I commit to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can speak freely and be yourself.