At High Expectations Counseling, we are proud to provide affirmative therapy for the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando. We strive to provide a space in which people of all sexual orientations and gender identities can find the support they need. Our therapists are trained to facilitate conversations that allow individuals to explore the full scope of who they are, without feeling confined by heteronormativity or socially constructed gender roles.
LGBTQ+ Therapy Services
Being a member of the LGBTQ+ community is something to take pride in and it should never be assumed that identifying within this community leads to needing therapy. With that being said, it can be important for an LGBTQ+ identifying individual to find a therapist who is affirming of the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, it is important for therapists to feel entirely comfortable having conversations surrounding gender and sexuality, as well as how these elements of life impact one’s life story.
Taking this into consideration, our practice offers a variety of affirmative, mental health support services to members of the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando, including, but not limited to:
LGBTQ+ Individual Therapy
LGBTQ+ individuals looking for one-on-one therapy services have the opportunity to build a therapeutic relationship with a counselor who is affirming of their identity. Your therapist will help you reach your mental health goals by discussing any element of life that you wish to bring into the counseling room, while also being mindful of social issues at large that impact the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQ+ Teen Therapy
LGBTQ+ teens face an enormous amount of stress, as they face all of the normal life transitions that come with being a teenager, while also navigating gender norms and assumptions about their sexual orientation. Finding an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist can help teens feel supported as they explore their identity. Our therapists work to help LGBTQ+ teens build confidence in who they are, by encouraging the development of self-awareness, as well as healthy coping strategies to combat negative feedback from both peers and society at large.
LGBTQ+ Couples Therapy
Same-sex couples must navigate unique stressors that are brought on by the pervasiveness of stringent gender roles in society. Finding a therapist that is not bound by these gender roles and who has a working knowledge social issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community can lay the foundation for meaningful therapeutic work in your relationship with your significant other(s).
LGBTQ+ Online Therapy
All of the services outlined above are also available to be conducted online, via Zoom, while you are in the comfort of your own home. We are confident that we can provide the same level of care via online therapy, as we can via in-person therapy.
If you would like to speak with one of our therapists about LGBTQ+ mental health support, call us today to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation at 407-967-1327.