There are many readily available statistics that show us that members of the LGBTQIA+ community experience the same mental health difficulties as the wider population but at higher rates.
What isn’t often included is the fact that these challenges are typically caused by discrimination, stigma, and social pressures.
At ChangeWell Psych, our intention is to be sensitive and non-pathologizing.
TO BE CLEAR: Being gay, queer, trans, questioning, fluid, etc. is not a mental illness, a problem that needs to be solved, or any sort of indicator that someone has done something wrong.
Rather, these are important aspects of your ever-growing identity and parts of you that deserve to be met with compassion and respect.
We are here to support, affirm, and hold space for you as you navigate the nuance of life and love, no matter where you are on your self-discovery journey.