Growing up “other” in a heteronormative world can present challenges for a developing child, teenager, or adult. In Burbank, California, highly trained psychologist Douglas Wilson, Ph.D., offers compassionate services designed for the LGBTQIA+ community to help individuals navigate unique life challenges. Psychologist Douglas Wilson, PhD, has extensive experience working with folks from the LGBTQIA+ Community. Call Dr. Wilson’s office to schedule an appointment or book your evaluation online today.
Gay affirmative therapy, also known as LGBTQ+ therapy, is a form of therapy that aims to support and empower individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer. This type of therapy acknowledges and affirms an individual's sexual orientation and gender identity, rather than treating it as a pathology. Here are some of the benefits of gay affirmative therapy.
What are the common mental health issues in the LGBTQIA+ community?
The voyage of self-discovery and learning how to live authentically can be challenging. You may face rejection and discrimination from your family or other support groups, as well as strangers.
Consequently, members of the LGBTQIA+ community can experience the following:
Dr. Wilson offers personalized therapy (also known as gay affirmative psychotherapy) services for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Your therapy session is a safe environment for you to explore your mental health and express yourself without fear of judgment or discrimination. Dr. Wilson offers in-person psychotherapy appointments as well as phone and video visits for your convenience.
Therapy helps you explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The opportunity to engage in self-reflection allows you to identify patterns of thinking or behavior that get in the way of leading a fulfilling and satisfying life. You learn techniques for coping with your emotions and thoughts in healthy and productive ways and stop harmful or self-destructive behaviors.
Some members of the LGBTQIA+ community benefit from taking medications. Should you need medications, Dr. Wilson can also help connect you with a psychiatrist.
If you’re in the LGBTQIA+ community and struggling with a mental health challenge, call Douglas Wilson, Ph.D., or schedule an appointment online for your initial therapy session today.