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LGBT Affirmative Counseling

Do you, your child or teen feel isolated, depressed or anxious, or struggle with issues around being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer? If so, Claudia can help you source your emotional strength, find peace of mind, and figure out how to effectively and sensitively handle these special challenges you face. She works with children, tweens, teens, adults and couples who seek a safe place to explore sexual orientation, gender identity, and other issues related to building healthy self-esteem, fulfilling relationships, and positive experiences navigating a world that can be discriminating and oppressive toward people who are not heterosexual or are gender creative. 

Claudia is certified by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as an LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapist. Working with a therapist who specializes in this field is important, even if you are not suffering from issues related to your sexual orientation or gender identity. There are many ways in which our identity plays into our experience of ourselves, our relationships, our mental health, and our ability to cope with situations that feel overwhelming. It's important to recognize these specific stressors, and understand how they play out in your life and set up obstacles to your personal growth and happiness. When you recognize these influences, it makes sense that it has been a struggle to overcome these blocks. Claudia will help you combining her special knowledge and expertise with your desire to achieve long lasting fulfillment.

Questions? Claudia will be happy to speak with you on the phone about any questions you may have, and if you feel she's a good fit for you, you may then set an appointment to meet in person.