Support for the LGBTQIA Community
The acronym LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex, and asexual. The letter “Q” in the acronym stands for both queer and questioning but are not identical.
Although there is much of an acceptance for various gender identities and sexual orientations in today’s society, individuals still face discrimination, stigma and other social issues.
Many would also encounter problems with oppression, harassment and the struggles of coming out to one’s family, friends and society. There is also the need for acceptance as well as the challenge in finding the sense of self amongst societal pressure and expectations all whilst attempting to understand one’s own needs.
Apart from this, many concerns that individuals in the LGBTQ community have and usually seek help with in therapy are no different. They also encounter common day-to-day stressors such as relationship problems, financial worries, issues with self-esteem, self-worth and confidence, challenges with family, parents, siblings and in-laws, stresses with work and studies, areas in mental health such as anxiety and depression etc.
Although many therapists are equipped to help; LGBTQ clients may feel a lot more comfortable and secure with one who specializes or who has vast and personal background and experience with the LGBTQ community. Seeking therapy can be very beneficial regardless of which part of the journey you are in. We provide individual therapy to meet all your needs. Couples counselling is also available for LGBTQ couples and family counselling is also available for families to help bridge better and more effective communication as well as understanding and support for both parties. We also work closely with other LGBTQ practitioners to ensure that we provide the best resources for you.