Good health involves a lot more than eating well and exercising. The way we think and behave affects every aspect of our lives, and our goal at Cabot Psychological Services is to maximize people’s health by focusing on the mind—a very powerful tool. We help people use their own strengths to help them overcome difficult situations and emotions. Learn More
Even though a person’s sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity may not be a source of distress, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, or any other type of non-conforming sexual or gender identity (known as LGBT, LGBTQ, or LGBTQIA, among others) may find that the social stigma of living as a sexual minority is a source of stress or anxiety.
When a client is seeking therapy, whether for issues associated with one’s sexual or gender identity or for everyday concerns, finding a qualified therapist who has experience and familiarity with issues that confront the LGBTQ community can be crucial to successful therapy outcomes.
Though many therapists may be qualified to help, sometimes LGBTQ clients feel more comfortable with an LGBTQ-identified therapist.
Several therapists at Cabot Psychological Services identify as LGBTQ providers and understand that members of the LGBTQ community experience social stigma and may have struggled with emotions associated with harassment and discrimination, coming out to family and friends, or a variety of other situations unique to the LGBTQ community.