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Living an Affirmative Life – an LBGTQ Discussion

The LGBTQ community faces many unique concerns . As a therapist who understands these concerns, I am honored to help you live an affirmative life and remove barriers to living your full potential. The LGBTQ community faces issues that deserve to be addressed in a responsible, supportive, and affirmative way. Whether an adolescent coming to terms with his or her identify or a committed couple trying to navigate family issues, Morgan Center can help.

LBGTQMorgan Center offers a safe place in which clients can relax in a welcoming environment – one that is supportive and understanding. Judgment is left at the door.  We understand that clients want to feel comfortable with a therapist who understands them.

Clients may seek counseling when dealing with coming out issues, intolerance and bullying at school or work, economic and workplace inequality, relationship and family dilemmas, substance abuse, rejection and violence, aging and the needs of older adults, and health related issues.  Because LGBTQ youth are twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual peers, it is important to develop healthy coping skills.

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Maya Angelou

The experiences of LGBTQ people vary as do their responses to those experiences.  The ability to manage and cope with stress is an important skill in day-to-day living.  Messages about sexual orientation and gender identity often become internalized and can develop into negative beliefs. These beliefs can color perceptions of one’s self and the world.  These beliefs can generate shame and constrict life experience. Further, self-limiting beliefs can hinder authenticity and thus one’s ability to reach full potential.

If you are seeking support, know that there is a place that affirms who you are and will treat you and your family with dignity.  The therapists at Morgan Center are available to help you and your family in both individual and couples counseling to overcome obstacles and live the life you deserve.  Call today – (561) 366-2476.