Danielle MatiasLicensed Mental Health Counselor,
I work to improve the life of my clients daily and I am very successful at achieving therapeutic goals.
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.
You feel as though you are constantly under a microscope and everyone is judging. You're overly concerned with others' evaluation of you. You have been told not to be "so sensitive". It is almost impossible for you to be free from worry an just be in the moment. I can help you discover your strengths and embrace your true self. It helps to have someone outside your circle available to listen to your unique perspective. I want to help you explore ways to stop perfectionism and over-thinking.
One step in the right direction can start you on a new path! In a warm, welcoming office, we offer in-person or virtual therapy in the Sarasota area, and are only 20 mins from Bradenton or Venice, FL. We provide adult psychotherapy, counseling for children (ages 3 & up), teen therapy, family therapy, couples/marriage counseling, and a variety of group therapy options-- including a DBT Skills Group online or in-person for teens & families, adults, LGBTQ+, expressive mindful arts, and more.