Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers LGBTQ+ therapy and counseling to help people of all identities and orientations cope with life’s challenges.
The LGTBQ+ community faces unique challenges, which is why it’s often helpful to work with LGBTQ+ affirming mental health professionals. Even if your needs aren’t related to gender and orientation, knowing that your therapist has unconditional acceptance for who you are can be incredibly validating.
Our highly trained therapists and counselors have extensive backgrounds counseling people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and other identities. They will help you navigate transition points in life, learn how to cope with external stress factors, deal with complex emotions, and so much more.
What You Can Expect with LGBTQ+ Counseling
Cultural acceptance of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations has evolved dramatically in recent years. However, discrimination, marginalization, and oppression remain a reality for many people who identify as LGBTQ+. It’s not uncommon for people in this community to experience stress, anxiety, and depression as a result of these stigmas.
When you choose to work with a Foundations Counseling therapist in Fort Collins, Loveland, or Windsor, you can be confident that those stigmas won’t follow you into therapy. Our LGBTQ+ counseling provides a safe, warm, welcoming, and secure environment.
This environment doesn’t exist solely in your therapist’s office, either. Whether you’re walking into our reception area, speaking with the billing department, or scheduling an appointment, you’ll be treated with true acceptance. Every member of our team is LGBTQ+ affirming. Keeping this in mind can be a helpful way to alleviate some of the anxiety and fear that comes with seeking therapy.
When to Ask for Help
There are many reasons someone might seek counseling services. Here are some examples of the experiences that have led clients to seek LGBTQ+ therapy:
- Anxiety over sexual orientation
- Conflicts over coming out
- Support through gender transition
- External stress factors, like starting a new job
- Transitioning into or out of a relationship
- Life transitions, such as adolescence into young adulthood
- Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and anxiety
However, it’s also important to note that LGBTQ+ people experience mental health disorders (like anxiety and depression) more frequently than other groups. This doesn’t mean that every person who identifies as LGBTQ+ will encounter these obstacles. Still, LGBTQ+ individuals and the people who love and care for them should be aware of this statistic.
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know would benefit from LGBTQ+ counseling and therapy, please use this link to contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. We’ll be in touch within 24 hours to arrange your free consultation.