Julius PetersonClinical Social Worker , LCSW
Caring for people who are searching for self love, (including LGBTQ folks). "If we know ourselves, we are always home anywhere." - The Wiz
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.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
Often, life's deepest moments are intertwined with the relationships we form; and some of life's biggest struggles result from barriers to those connections. Whether it's trauma, anger management, codependence, isolation, suicidality or something else - you and I can tackle it together. Facing challenges in the safe container of the therapeutic environment helps build resilience to face whatever life tosses your way.
We each come to therapy searching for things like change, self-understanding, and symptom relief. During our sessions, you can expect me to take time to get to know you, and provide feedback that you can apply to yourself and others in your everyday interactions. We will also look at thoughts, feelings, and reactions that arise in therapy to learn from them and increase your clarity and self-awareness.