LGBT Issues therapists in Danville, Kentucky KY
Much of my career has focused on supporting LGBTQIA people in any number of ways. Whether you're at a point where you're considering coming out, if you're exploring your sexual or gender identity, or need space to process the important relationships in your life, this can be a great space to do some work. Many LGBTQIA people have had to make compromises in their lives to fit into social norms that don't mirror queer realities, and doing so can leave a real impact. I love to help LGBTQIA people work toward becoming more fully themselves.
1 Years Experience
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CFT-I
In our work together, I help you gain a greater sense of self-awareness, acceptance, and resilience. I help LGBTQ+ clients like you address issues related to coming out, exploring gender identity, managing anxiety and depression, building healthy relationships, and finding community support.
10 Years Experience
Providing LGBT-affirming psychotherapy and assessment services has been a core part of my training, research, and clinical practice for the past 8 years. My doctoral research and post-doctoral fellowship focused on the psychological well-being of queer men and LGBTQ-affirmative health care. I continue to teach in graduate programs and provide consultation on working with LGBTQ-identified individuals and couples. I have substantial expertise in the psychological effects of discrimination, the intersection of race and gender/sexuality, identity exploration, ethical nonmonogamy, psychosocial and medical gender transition, queer men’s issues, and queer relationship concerns. As a clinician, my practice has consistently focused on the needs of queer people, particularly those who may be on the margins of the LGBTQ community, including trans and nonbinary folx, non-monosexual people (e.g., bisexual, pansexual), queer people of color, and polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals and relationships. I work to understand the effects of other identities (race, class, ability, age, etc.) on my patient’s concerns and tailor treatment accordingly.
9 Years Experience
When bias and discrimination are part of a person's problems, I show them how not to anger themselves and then how to address the prejudice and discrimination constructively. In cases where people are shameful about their sexuality, I teach them how to unconditionally accept themselves and never to shame themselves for who they are and what they like both sexually and non-sexually.
33 Years Experience
LGBTQ+ issues are ones which are close to my heart as I am a gay-identified man. LGBTQ+ individuals share many unique experiences due to their sexual orientation and gender identity. The symptoms that result from those experience are often more accurately understood by a psychologist who has shared in those experiences. This understanding facilitates greater affirmation and validation of your needs, along with designing a more effective approach to achieve your desired symptom relief. Helping people in our LGBTQ+ community is one of the primary reasons I decided to become a psychologist.
18 Years Experience