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Gender-Affirming 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.

How does Gender-Affirming Care Help Deal with LGBTQ Issues?

For those who do not know what Gender affirming care is, here is a simple explanation. Gender Affirming Therapy is a therapeutic approach that affirms a person's gender identity without trying to repair it or convince the person otherwise.

But if you already understand what GAC or Gender-affirming care is, you must be aware of the stigma around it for transgender people. Of course, it is much more pro-transgenders but lacks the sensitivity needed, especially the phycological aspects.  

And so, many people from the LBTQ community seek Gender-affirming therapists who can help them navigate the transformation better. The GAC therapy equips the person with tools to tackle the emotional challenges and tap into the right mindset. These affirming therapies help diverse identity people combat acceptance phobias and embrace themselves proudly.  

Here are some questions to help you understand whether you need LGBTQ-affirming 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 LGBTQ?
  • Do you feel agitated about being treated differently?

If you agree with a majority of the questions listed above, you probably should consult a GAC therapist ASAP.   

How Does Gender-Affirming Care therapy help

Why LGBTQ people enter therapy is simple. They are depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, confused, lonely, and feel invalidated. Gender-Affirming Care professionals are the only ones equipped to help them navigate this lonely-dark phase without prejudice, which is vital for therapy.  

Common Issues faced by the LGBTQ community

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

People identifying themselves as LGBTQ still fight battles in employment discrimination, violence, parenting, housing discrimination, and unequal healthcare facilities. Such challenges take a toll on their mental and physical health to a great extent. 

Some of their 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 

LGBTQ depression is severe and requires Gender-Affirming Care as early as possible. If you exhibit these symptoms, wait no more and call for help! None deserves to feel that way. 

How Does Gender-Affirming Therapy Work?

Gender-Affirming therapy is about making a person dealing with a gender identity crisis comfortable, accepting, and confident in their skin. Some of the Gender-Affirming therapies include:

  • Trauma-informed care (TIC)
  • Trauma-focused treatment (TFT)
  • LGBTQ-friendly therapy
  • Medical Interventions (for severe cases)

If you are a resident of Missouri, you need not be lonely and go through all alone. All you have to do is muster the courage to call Brave - a multispecialty practice, empowering the LBTQ community to live their best life. 

How Brave's LGBTQ-Affirming Therapy Can Help

Brave is the leading therapy consultation that boasts some of the best minds in the industry. Our LGBTQ-affirming therapist in Missouri region ensures LGBTQ people can leapfrog the mental hurdles along with support in navigating other aspects. 

The therapists at Brave are compassionate experts who facilitate a comfortable space for the LGBTQ community. We understand that coming out and owning an identity might be an overwhelming experience. So we leave nothing to chance and provide every patient with a confidential and trustworthy space to discover themselves. You will be astounded by the professionalism and care you get at our center. And we ensure that by the end of the therapy, you will have the tools and the understanding to deal with complicated issues most easily on your own. 

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! Our Gender-care therapy at Missouri consists of Trauma-informed care, LGBTQ-friendly therapy, and even medical intervention if needed. In addition, we provide personalized therapies for each person. 

What comes next?
First, let's match you with a therapist or counselor. Who's who we recommend for Gender-Affirming Care:
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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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