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