Gender, sexual orientation, roles, and concepts can seem overwhelming however, it is a part of what makes each and every one of us human. Phoenix Counseling Services LLC, provides an affirming safe space in which you will not have to spend time teaching us about how you identify and what it means but, rather allow us to meet you where you are at on your journey and assist in defining what a path of empowering growth looks like for you.
Feelings of social isolation, fear around coming out, rejection, shame, difficulties with self-love and acceptance, substance abuse to mask negative emotions, stigma, discrimination, pressure to constantly be someone that you aren’t, suicidal or self-harming thoughts, these are all reasons to start a journey here at Phoenix Counseling Services, LLC. Together we will work to identify supportive networks and how to include them within your counseling process. Having a safe space and the support of a professional can be the key identifying healthy coping skills, decreasing the risk of developing a mental health disorder, and being the you that you always envisioned for yourself.
Within the LGBTQIA+ community, we recognize the challenges that those who identify as transgender are faced with every day. Transition looks different for each individual, there is no right or wrong rather, we work towards a goal of identifying what it feels like to be completely comfortable within yourself. Although medical transition is commonly sought, we recognize that it may not be for everyone, common topics we focus and assist with include but are not limited to: identifying chosen name and pronouns, legal name change, gender marker change on identification documents, change of appearance such as hair, clothes, or makeup, or resources for medical transition. If medical transition is a part of your journey, we are honored to be able to provide letters for those seeking hormone replacement therapy or surgeries by following the WPATH Standards of Care and the American Counseling Association’s ALGBTIC Competencies.
We also offer two support groups for adults and teens. For more information about the groups, please follow the links:
Please see the recommended readings page for additional LGBTQ tools.
Contact us today if you any of these topics resonate with you or you are simply seeking additional resources.