LGBTQ Counseling in Fair Oaks & Sacramento, CA
In today’s world, finding a therapist who understands you can be a daunting task—especially someone who not only affirms and accepts who you are, but advocates and truly cares for you and the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) community you are a part of. Maybe you landed here because you've had therapy before, but felt like you and your therapist were on two different pages—or worse, you felt judged or looked down on. On the other hand, maybe you've never been to therapy before and are nervous you won't be able to find someone you can open up to, someone who understands you, and someone you can trust.
What's at stake.
The data is pretty clear: people in the LGBTQ+ community are at greater risk for experiencing violence, suicide, depression, self-harm, and anxiety. While it's true we have made strides as a society, we still have a long, long way to go. Discrimination, oppression and social stigma continue to run rampant in many communities, making it hard to live authentically.
As a result, people in the LGBTQ+ community often express feeling isolated and alone—feelings that are further amplified when a person feels like there is no room to be themselves, even with the people who are supposed to be closest to them.
Like many people we've have worked with, you might be feeling any one or more of the following:
You feel like no one “gets” you
You feel misunderstood or misidentified
You feel like you have to hide who you are from your family or friends
On the other hand, maybe you’re still figuring out who you are and feel lost
You feel “displaced” in the community you were once a part of, or are trying to reconcile other parts of you, like your faith or culture, with who you are on the inside
You feel abandoned and alone
LGBTQ counseling from experienced LGBTQ-affirming therapists.
When you're looking for help, you want to work with someone you know not only affirms who you are, but truly values your perspective and what you bring to the world around you. This is why it's easier to connect with an LGBTQ-affirming therapist even if the support you're seeking is unrelated to your sexual or gender identity.
We take great pride in helping people of all backgrounds, including people with LGBTQ+ or gender non-conforming identities. We have years of experience working with teens, adults and families from both traditional and non-traditional relationships—some who were in the process of coming out, some transitioning, and some who were still figuring out who they are.
If our collective experience has taught us anything, it is this: the LGBTQ+ community is full of brave, resilient, ambitious, and creative people who deeply enrich the world around them. This is why from the moment you reach out, our LGBTQ counselors work to create a safe space where you feel supported and heard.
We specialize in helping people who are struggling with:
Grief and Loss
The first step can be scary, but LGBTQ counseling can help.
It’s hard enough to reach out for help when you need it, and more, to open up to someone you don’t know. Whoever you choose, look for an LGBTQ therapist who accepts and affirms you for who you are—someone who is not only caring and sensitive, but understands the unique challenges and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.
If you're struggling, or ready to uncover all of the aspects of what makes you a truly unique person, don't wait to get the support you deserve. Reach out to us at Whole Wellness Therapy today. Choose from the following options:
"Isaac is a colleague of mine, with whom I have great respect for. Isaac has a way about him that makes people (of all ages, cultures, genders and sexual orientations) feel immediately comfortable; his knowledge is always impressing me. The biggest compliment I can give a therapist is to answer this question, 'Would I feel comfortable seeing them as my therapist?' and in regards to Isaac the answer is a definite 'yes.'"
- Julie Weckstein, LCSW
Former Co-chair LGBTIQ Medical & Mental Health Conference