Affirmative therapy, sometimes referred to as gay affirmative psychotherapy, is therapy that helps LGTBTQ+ people embrace their unique identity and lead them on the path to self-acceptance.
Adam D. Blum, founder of the Gay Therapy Center, discusses the process of individual psychotherapy.
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How Affirmative Therapy Can Promote Self Acceptance
Every LGBTQ+ person needs to put work into loving themselves. Feelings of shame may be unconscious. All of us have been raised in a culture that wrongly assumes that being straight is better than being LGBTQ+. The impact of growing up and living in a family and a world that marginalizes LGBTQ+ people is profound. Many of us were flooded with shame at a young age when we were not equipped to deal with it.
Affirmative therapy practices celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ affirmative therapists work closely with clients to:
- Find and learn to love one’s self-identity
- Offer support in the journey to coming out
- Provide a safe space to explore larger, systematic barriers that face the LGBTQ+ community
If you’re finding it difficult to love yourself or accept who you are as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, or any other sexual or gender identity, we encourage you to embrace an affirmative point of view with the help of our fully licensed LGBTQ+ therapists.
Schedule your free 15-minute consultation to be matched with a therapist that suits your unique personality and needs.
Why Choose The Gay Therapy Center?
At the Gay Therapy Center our LGBTQ+ therapists will work to bring feelings of shame or low self-worth to awareness where they can be compassionately examined and then left behind, resulting in a much happier life. This is our mission.
With the help of therapy for LGBTQ+ people, you can live authentically as yourself, regardless of the social setting. Our experienced therapists can teach you how to have relationships that are intimate and more connected, as well as help you feel good about and love yourself.
You don’t have to suffer from low self-esteem. We will guide you through the process of changing self-defeating thoughts and habits and accepting yourself. Our LGBTQ+ therapists can offer more empathy because they, too, have felt what you’re feeling.
We will work together to engage with the part of you that wants to stop abandoning yourself.
Lastly, our work will help you reduce the strength of your Inner Critic. Take our Inner Critic self-survey to help you get started on your path to self-acceptance.
“I have found my time with my therapist at the Gay Therapy Center to be incredibly beneficial. It has provided an experience of deep healing and profound personal understanding and growth.”
— Recent Client
Find A LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapist Near You
We provide both online and in-office LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy services in the following cities:
- New York LGBTQ+ Therapists
- Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Therapists
- San Francisco LGBTQ+ Therapists
- Washington, D.C LGBTQ+ Therapists
Schedule to book your free 15-minute consultation with one of our LGBTQ+ therapists today!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does Affirmative Therapy also help manage anxiety, relationship problems, and other issues?
Yes, Affirmative Therapy starts you on the path of loving and accepting yourself. These affirmative practices can directly help you manage anxiety and depression, communicate better with your partners, and more.
There’s no limit to where Affirmative Therapy can make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ people.
2. How much will a session with one of your LGBTQ+ affirmative therapists cost?
We believe loving oneself and living a happier life is priceless. However, we don’t live in a free world and it will take work to get you to that point. The typical client has ten sessions. We’re confident our team of experienced LGBTQ+ therapists can provide you with the tools to love and accept yourself.
Our therapy fees begin at $185 per 50-minute session, and you can find more information about our therapy fees and insurance here.