Ricardo PeñaClinical Social Worker , LCSW #80473
I am a Mesoamerica-Indigienous therapist. My life exposed to intersecting oppressions has led me to the work of ancestral healing.
Just like any other group, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health issues and unique challenges. However, LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. Additionally, more than half of individuals who identify as transgender experience depression or anxiety. The LGBTQ community is also at a higher risk for suicide. Young people are even more at risk, as they may experience a lack of support at home and fear, hatred or prejudice in school. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and are facing mental health challenges, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s LGBTQ experts and get help today.
Does depression weigh you down and say you always come up short? Is anxiety paralyzing that you can't seem to relax? Does trauma hold you back from creating your preferred life story? I follow your lead as I help you increase awareness of how the problems entered your life. The problem doesn't get the final say on how you live your life. Let's reclaim that life you've always wanted, while being in touch with your strengths, values, and wisdom to create your solutions.