Beyond Gay-Friendly: Therapy for LGBTQ+ Individuals and Couples in Fort Lauderdale

“I’ve seen members of the LGBTQ+ community turn the shame they unrightfully inherited into self-love and authenticity. This is why I love being a therapist.”
Terri Finnigan, Therapist at The Psychology Group

Members of the LGBTQ+ community face discrimination and marginalization in so many aspects of their lives. As a result, it can feel incredibly difficult to avoid challenges with depression, anxiety, shame, and self-esteem.  LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy can help.  There is a way to live a proud and authentic life, with healthy self-esteem that leads to healthy relationships.  

What is LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy?

At The Psychology Group Fort Lauderdale, we recognize everyone and provide inclusive services to the LGBTTQQIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual) community. LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy is an approach to counseling in which therapists demonstrate a supportive and collaborative stance with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ clients.

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy takes place with a therapist who truly understands the issues within the gay community. The Psychology Group is LGBTQ+ friendly and provides a safe and confidential environment for clients. Although any of our therapists are happy to serve you, we have therapists who are uniquely qualified to help. Terri Finnigan, LMFT holds extensive experience in LGBTQ+ Affirmative therapy.

Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or a family member, seeing an LGBTQ+ Affirmative therapist for treatment is an important step toward reaching your goals. Click here to see where our practice is located.

Why is Affirmative Therapy Different?

LGBTQ+ individuals are almost three times as likely to experience mental health issues as compared to non-LGBTQ+ persons. Because of this, access to mental health care is especially important. However, a common obstacle in seeking help is the anticipation of discrimination. Also, clients can find that even a gay-friendly therapist can lack sufficient knowledge about diverse sexual and gender identities, placing the burden of education on the client. At The Psychology Group, our therapists are supportive, knowledgeable and connected to the LGBTQ+ community.

Areas of Focus in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy

At The Psychology Group, our therapists counsel clients facing issues such as:

Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual & Queer+ Couples Therapy

The therapists of The Psychology Group offer couples counseling and marital therapy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer+ couples. We're here to help you create a relationship that works for you. If  you're on the verge of a break-up and your goal is to improve your relationship, we can help you rediscover love and friendship with your partner. If sexual intimacy is a continual issue in your relationship, we can help you explore the areas of disconnect.

Areas of Focus in LGBTQ+ Couples Therapy

  • Learn how to empathize and validate one another
  • Revolutionize your experience of intimacy
  • Recover from lies and betrayal
  • Heal from infidelity and affairs
  • Manage conflict
  • Identify & maintain healthy boundaries
  • Navigate open & polyamorous relationships
  • Improve communication
  • Enhance friendship
  • Cope with your partner's family

Becoming a Family: Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual & Queer+ Parents

At The Psychology Group Fort Lauderdale, we help LGBTQ+ couples or individuals who are in the process of creating families. We offer psychological assessments and evaluations that are often a required part of the process. Furthermore, our therapists also provide LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy to those couples facing challenges in the process of becoming a family. Therapy can help if you're facing infertility, challenges with adoption or third-party reproduction. 

Third-Party Reproduction & Adoption

Couples who decide to use third-party reproduction such as an egg donor and/or a gestational surrogate may be surprised to learn that all parties are often required to undergo psychological evaluation with a licensed psychologist.

At The Psychology Group, we offer infertility testing and third-party psychological evaluation to help you with egg donor, gestational surrogates and adoption. Learn more about the assessments that might be required for adoption, egg donor recipients, gestational surrogates.

The Psychology Group Can Help

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