All relationships aren’t the same. While same-sex/LGBT couples have many of the same challenges as heterosexual couples, they also face additional outside pressures due to homophobia that create conflict within the relationship. These issues include: family acceptance, different levels of comfort with being “out” and religious/cultural expectations.
You need a counselor who can teach you to recognize these outside influences, so that you can better learn how to come together as a couple instead of letting these pressures tear you apart. Speak with a therapist who understands the dynamics of LGBT relationships. I am a gay affirmative therapist with additional training in queer relationships.
Common reasons couples schedule an appointment:
-One partner is jealous without cause
-Couples can’t stand arguing anymore
-One partner has been unfaithful
-One partner is feeling smothered or too clingy
–Couples with different sexual drives
-Couples that fell in love over the Internet and now are having problems
Individual Therapy: For individuals who would like to speak with a gay/lesbian positive counselor about issues such as: coming-out, making friends, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
How much is counseling? Do you take insurance? Other questions? Please see my Frequently Asked Questions page.
Call me at (626) 644-1609 or use my contact form.