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LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Care

All of our Brave therapists are allies to the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Every human is worthy of love and belonging.

We provide a safe space for you regardless of your age, gender, orientation, kink, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or ability.

At Brave, everyone is welcome! Brave is a team of LGBTQIA+ Mental Health friendly Coaches, Therapists, and Medication Management Prescribers. We provide a safe space for you regardless of your age, gender, orientation, kink, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or ability.

Our clinicians provide LGBTQIA+ Mental Health coaching, counseling, and medication management services to children, adolescents, college students, young adults, and adults. Our dedicated team of experts have training and experience working with people from all walks of life, including a variety of sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationships. 

Our intake paperwork offers you an opportunity to disclose your preferred pronoun, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other information you would like us to know before you meet your therapist. 

When meeting with your therapist, we encourage you to freely share any additional information you may have chosen to withhold before your session. Our therapists make every effort to put you at ease, allowing you to share comfortably. 

We also recognize our humanity means we are inherently flawed. This is why, if at any time for any reason you feel uncomfortable, we would like to know! We want every person to feel welcome and accepted. This is why we want to have the opportunity to learn from our mistakes and make adjustments as necessary. We value our relationship with you!

Here are some questions to help you understand whether you need LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Care or not: 

  • Are you repeatedly questioning your sexual orientation? 
  • Does your identity create a phobia of acceptance in your mind?
  • Do you constantly feel invalidated among the people around you? 
  • Are you scared to come out as LGBTQIA+?
  • Do you feel agitated about being treated differently?

If you agree with a majority of the questions listed above, you probably should consult a LGBTQIA+ Mental Health therapist ASAP.   

Common concerns faced by the LGBTQIA+ community

Do you know that youth identifying themselves as LGBTQIA+ are more prone to mental health issues than other non-LGBTQIA+ people? As per a National Survey on LGBTQIA+ Youth Mental Health, 39% of LGBTQIA+ youth attempted suicide, and 71% of them feel depressed and sad.  

People identifying themselves as LGBTQIA+ still fight battles in employment discrimination, violence, parenting, housing discrimination, and unequal access to heath care needs. Such challenges take a toll on their mental and physical health to a great extent. 

Some of the common mental health symptoms are:

  • Feeling sad and pessimistic all the time
  • Feeling invalidated by loved ones
  • Disconnected from friends and social gatherings 
  • Self-criticism, guilt, and shame
  • Suicidal thoughts and self-harm
  • Suppressing physical changes in the body 

LGBTQIA+ depression is severe and requires intervention as early as possible. If you exhibit these symptoms, wait no more and call for help! No one deserves to feel that way. 

How Brave's LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Therapy Can Help

When you come into our office, we don't want you to feel as if you have to suppress your identity. We understand that your identity goes beyond whom you love and how you identify. In our sessions together, we'll tackle the struggles you've faced from the past that still have an impact on your life today. Our facility is dedicated to making sure individuals of all genders, sexualities and expressions feel secure and respected. If you or someone you know is looking for an LGBTQIA+ therapist, reach out to us. We'd love to have a chat about how we can be of assistance.

Here are some of the values we swear by:

  • Privacy, Discretion, Confidentiality
  • Warm Welcoming Environment
  • Meaningful Connections
  • Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice 
  • Dignity, Compassion, Respect 
  • Quality, Consistency, Transparency
  • Sex Positive, Kink Positive, and Diverse Relationships 

We believe in helping people to work through the complexities of having a diverse identity by becoming BRAVE and confident! By the way, we acknowledge you may already know and embrace your gender and sexual identities. This may not be the reason you are considering therapy at all. Please rest assured that if you are seeking someone who understands your identities so you feel safe opening up, but do not want to focus on them as an area of concern, we won’t.

What comes next?
First, let's match you with a therapist or counselor. Here's who we recommend for LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Care:

Aisha

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Meet Aisha

Amanda

Psychiatrist
Meet Amanda

Elizabeth

Owner & Founder of Brave Therapist and ADHD Coach
Meet Elizabeth

Max

Psychologist
Meet Max

Seth

LCSW, Clinical Supervisor & Therapist
Meet Seth
Second, schedule a consultation.
After you've matched with a therapist, we recommend you reach out by requesting to schedule a consultation. This helps us learn more about you, and how we can do our best to help.
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