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LGBTQIA+ Therapy

In Wollongong and Online

Turn the struggle of self-acceptance and self doubt into the freedom of self-expression and self love.

Do you feel misunderstood or isolated because of your LGBTQIA+ identity?

Maybe you’ve reached a breaking point in expressing your identity, feeling pressured to conform rather than celebrating who you truly are. Or perhaps societal norms are straining your relationships, leaving you and your loved ones in a cycle of misunderstanding and disconnect. You may be struggling with the challenges of transitioning, finding daily activities overwhelming as you navigate your path. Or simply the weight of not being seen for who you are is so heavy that it’s hard to face the day. Perhaps you’re feeling isolated, unheard, and exhausted from having to defend your true self.

The struggles you face are not isolated— you've noticed how they intricately weave through every aspect of your daily life:

  • Relationships and Social Life: Your relationships may feel strained or misunderstood, and social gatherings that once felt like a refuge now seem daunting.
  • Work and Daily Decisions: Workplace interactions are becoming more challenging, and decisions that should be simple feel overwhelmingly complex.
  • Personal Well-being: Your self-view might be clouded with doubt, and day-to-day joys are overshadowed by the stress of not living authentically. Each morning brings a reminder of the struggles you face in just being yourself.

The challenges and isolation you’re experiencing extend beyond mere misunderstandings; they reflect deeper conflicts within your own identity and in your interactions with others, affecting your ability to live authentically and connect genuinely. Recognizing these struggles is a vital first step toward embracing your true self and enhancing your relationships. This journey will empower you to overcome societal expectations and personal insecurities, enabling you to experience the acceptance and belonging that define a fulfilling life.

LGBTQIA+ Therapy can help.

It may feel impossible now, but you can find peace with your identity. You can build meaningful and supportive relationships. You can live authentically and proudly. And I can help you get there.

LGBTQIA+ Therapy helps you do 3 things:

  • Identify the root of your struggles — whether they stem from internal conflicts about your identity or external pressures from societal norms.
  • Enhance your relationship dynamics — understanding how you and others relate can transform your interactions and increase your sense of belonging.
  • Develop resilience and coping strategies — learn the tools that will help you navigate challenges confidently, so you can move forward in life with strength and self-assurance.

I’ll guide you through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs. My approach to LGBTQIA+ Counseling is rooted in personal insight and empathy: empowering you to celebrate your true self. As a bisexual individual, I understand the complexities of identity and societal pressure. Together, we’ll work towards a life where you feel seen, accepted, and vibrant.

You don’t have to live life feeling invisible and misunderstood.
I can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: LGBTQIA+ therapy sessions are tailored to provide a safe, affirming space where you can explore your identity and experiences without judgment. Every session is unique, but often includes a mix of conversation, therapeutic exercises, and sometimes creative methods like art or writing to help you express yourself in different ways. We’ll focus on understanding your personal journey, addressing any challenges related to your identity, relationships, and societal interactions. The goal is always to help you feel more empowered and supported in your daily life.

A: The length of time you spend in therapy truly depends on your individual needs and goals. Some people find that a few months of therapy helps them to navigate specific issues, while others may choose to engage in therapy for longer periods to explore deeper personal growth and development. During our initial sessions, we’ll discuss what you hope to achieve and periodically review our progress, adjusting as needed to ensure therapy is beneficial and supportive for you.

A: While no therapy can guarantee specific results, LGBTQIA+ therapy is designed to address the unique challenges and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. It works best for those who are seeking to understand and embrace their identity, improve their relationships, and enhance their overall well-being in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. During our sessions, we will explore your specific needs and tailor our approach accordingly. By committing to the process and engaging actively, you increase the likelihood of seeing positive changes and outcomes.

A: Getting started is simple. You can reach out via phone on 0489901504, email, or through my website to schedule an initial consultation. This first conversation is a chance for us to get to know each other, discuss what brings you to therapy, and how I can help. I’ll answer any questions you have and we’ll talk about what you hope to achieve. From there, we’ll schedule our first session and begin the journey towards a stronger, more connected relationship.