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LGBTQIA+ folks feel at home at Sentier. Seventy to 90% of Sentier clients are queer identified in some capacity. This means that we effectively provide a space that embraces all things gay, gender expansive, etc.! Our therapists are able to facilitate personal growth and community building within a therapeutic setting, which we honor and take pride in.
Common reasons that LGBTQIA+ clients see us for therapy:
LGBTQIA+ Services at Sentier:
Please email our Client Care Coordinator, Ellie, with specific questions about our therapists or LGBTQIA+ specific services: firstname.lastname@example.org
We understand how important it is for LGBTQIA+ individuals to feel heard and be seen. We strive to create a compassionate environment where everyone feels comfortable exploring their feelings without judgment or shame and we empower people by validating their experiences and supporting them on the path towards full self-expression.
We recognize the unique difficulties that our LGBTQIA+ clients face in today’s society and offer a safe and affirming space for them to work on a wide array of concerns including, but not limited to, the following:
General mental health concerns
Life transition challenges
Trauma (emotional, religious, sexual, etc.)
Support through transition (social, emotional, medical, etc.)
Phase of life transitions
Body image issues
In addition to welcoming LGBTQIA+ clients to all of our offerings, we also have a variety of mental health services tailored specifically to the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our approach to therapy aims to support our clients as they build healthy relationships with themselves and create meaningful personal relationships and connections with others around them. Our team is passionate about providing comprehensive gender health services tailored specifically to each individual’s situation so that every person can reach their goals. Some of our LGBTQIA+ services include:
LGBTQIA+ individuals face unique challenges that require special attention from therapists with specialized knowledge and expertise. We aim to connect individuals with qualified and compassionate therapists who specialize in providing effective mental health counseling specifically tailored to their unique needs.
Therapists need to have specialized training and education in order to competently work with LGBTQIA+ clients. This means they should be well-versed in both the mental health challenges faced by this community as well as cultural competency when engaging with them. Qualified therapists can help create a safe therapeutic space for individuals that foster acceptance, understanding, and respect for the client's identities. Our therapists understand and adhere to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care and participate in Continuing Education courses that are LGBTQIA+ specific on an annual basis.
Our team of counselors offers comprehensive treatment plans designed to help people work through a variety of challenges related to gender and sexuality, such as coming out, transitioning, relationship issues and more.
Therapy and counseling services can be a powerful tool for those who are trying to overcome feelings of isolation, confusion, or shame surrounding their sexuality or gender identity. It can also be a resource for folks who are comfortably in their journey and want individual or group support through the inevitable highs and lows. Gender and LGBTQIA+ specialists can also provide community resource referrals to help create a comprehensive care plan for their clients.
Many members of the queer community experience greater levels of stress and loneliness than their heterosexual peers – because of something known as ‘minority stress’. There is help available for anyone struggling with any kind of issue related to sexuality or gender identity. Seeking out therapy with a qualified professional who understands both the challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals as well as how they might affect one’s well being can prove invaluable in helping cope and thrive. We recognize this need and work to provide culturally competent care so our therapy clients feel seen and heard on their own terms. Our team takes pride in creating a comfortable environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
At Sentier, we work to support our clients as they build healthy relationships with themselves and create meaningful connections with others around them. Helping clients understand how past experiences have shaped their individual identity, our clients can move forward confidently into the future.