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    LGBTQ Depthful Psychoanalysis

    Do you live outside of the heteronormative-cisgender-binary categories that we are all indoctrinated into living?

    Have you been impacted by the oppression of systemic privilege?

    Have you experienced traumatic effects from having grown up in a homophobic, bi-phobic, transphobic family and community that, for example, impact your ability for emotional openness, intimacy, and trust in relationships?

    Have you been to other supposed “LGBTQ-friendly” counselors who had no idea what you were talking about?

    Could you use a safe space to process your feelings and assess your goals?

    Or maybe you’re seeking relationship counseling from someone who really understands the relationship issues specific to LGBTQ+ individuals?

    If you can relate to any of the above, then you’ve come to the right place.

    The central focus of my practice is on the healing, lifting out of oppression, and liberation of the spirit of those of us who identify as sexual and/or gender minorities. That focus especially includes depthfully exploring the inherent value and meaning of each individual’s sexual or gender identity as experienced by that individual.

    Of course, before we can liberate our spirits and really feel into and embrace the value of our identities, we must first address the trauma that each of us experiences, to a greater or lesser degree, from having grown up in a world hostile to our very nature and which continues to impede our full self-acceptance today.

    Over the past 20+ years I have assisted individuals of various self-identities in exploring and addressing the trauma they experienced in their upbringings, what I refer to as part of their “unfinished family business” from childhood, and uncover how the psychological internalization of their parental figures continues to impact them from within today. As healing from that trauma begins, the focus then can broaden to include a depthful exploration of the meaning of the individual’s self-identity, ways to further liberate one’s spirit going forward, and developing a stronger connection to one’s soul. I have found it crucial in this work with my clients to have “walked this talk” myself by having actively engaged in my own depthful trauma work and to be ongoingly engaging in Gay-Centered inner work, so that I can effectively guide you through this typically difficult process.

    As an LGBTQ+ therapist, I am committed to helping clients of all genders, sexual identities and expressions feel not only safe but truly respected, and to help you truly feel your own value. I specialize in working with gay men and lesbians through a depth-oriented Gay-Centered Psychoanalysis that assists individuals in overcoming the psychological impact of the oppressive and traumatizing homophobic environment in which we are raised, in enhancing one’s connection to Gay/Lesbian Soul, to the enlivening and inspirational Gay/Lesbian Spirit within, and in differentiating a Gay/Lesbian Self. I have found this depthful approach to be equally effective with individuals with various self-identities.

    If you or someone you know is seeking help from an LGBTQ+ therapist, contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you through a free brief consultation about how I can help.