LGBTQ2+ & Trans Counselling in Vancouver, BC
While things have been changing significantly for queer folks, many people still struggle with many of the same things we always did. Just because our society has made some important strides, this does not mean your individual struggles as an LGBTQ2+ identified person have disappeared.
You may still have families whom are unaccepting or don’t understand you.
You may still be figuring out who you are.
You may still be working on clarifying your own values to yourself.
You may find yourself having to come out over and over again in different arenas of your life.
And this is in addition to all the usual life challenges like life transitions, career struggles, relationship pain, mood ups and downs, grief, loss, etcetera, etcetera.
Some typical subjects queer folks grapple with:
making sense of your story and identity
unwelcoming family members
relationships of various types
struggles with communicating what is important to you
feeling depressed or anxious
Many of these challenges are not specific to being queer, but one’s queerness may add a different dimension to your experience of them.
You might find yourself thinking things like:
Who am I? What is important to me?
Will this relationship improve?
Is this person right for me?
What do I really want?
How do I make lasting changes?
How do I love and care for myself?
How can I manage my difficult relationships?
Why do I feel badly about myself?
Why I am so stressed whenever I have to see a specific challenging person? Can this relationship improve?
You may also notice things like:
feeling agitated or unsettled
feeling too afraid or nervous to speak up about things that are important to you
feeling excessively irritable or annoyed
being more isolated
avoiding difficult situations or people
increased criticality towards yourself
increased anger at yourself or others
feeling uncertain or confused about important aspects of your life
The result is feeling stuck, or stressed, or uncertain about yourself or how to move forward in your life. The goal of therapy is to become clearer about who you are and what you want in your life and relationships.
LGBTQ2+ identified people may find it challenging to find counselling professionals who are competent and familiar with queer and trans issues. I identify as queer and am at home working with folks who identify as members of LGBTQ2+ communities. I can help with important and often painful concerns like coming out, accepting yourself, gender questioning, relationship struggles, identity, queer parenting, mood struggles, sexuality, and challenges with family.
Consider counselling with me to be a safe place to be queer.
Reach out for help and start the process of change now
No matter who we are, we can all benefit from outside help at stressful times in our lives.
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Reach out for counselling with me in Vancouver, BC today.