How Can Therapy Help?
A professional mental healthcare provider will be a sensitive and aware support to struggling same-sex couples. He or she may offer the following help:
Treatment that considers the “developmental and socio-cultural variables” that shapes the gay and lesbian experience.
Assessment of the relationship and environment.
Management of “multiple social identities” like racial, religious, or class identities that co-exist with sexual identity and are factors in the partnership.
Provides a broader, more accurate picture of a couple’s connection.