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LGBTQ COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES IN OMAHA, NE
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) may face complicated life experiences that range from challenging to traumatic.
LGBTQ Issues & Counseling
Historically, the LGBTQ population has been one of the most marginalized populations ó prone to a unique set of mental health challenges, based on sexual and gender identities. †
Families may have to come to terms with what it means to have a family member or loved one come out as LGBTQ and may need to challenge previously held negative stereotypes and beliefs about the LGBTQ community. Parents in particular may struggle to cope with what they perceive as a loss of dreams they had for their child's future, such as marriage and family.
While marriage and children are still very possible, it may occur differently than they had imagined. It may take time for family members to understand and view the possibilities of your life with a new lens.
However, same sex couples may also face additional hurdles, including dealing with prejudice and discrimination, as well as navigating the legal hurdles surrounding marriage, partnership, and parenthood.
Marriage and Family
All of these have the potential to cause great amount of distress and anxiety in same sex couples and families.
Furthermore, connecting family members and friends to organizations such as PFLAG can greatly improve their understanding and ability to provide support.
HOW WE HELP
At Counseling Connections & Associates, we provide individualized LGBTQ counseling to members of Omaha's LQBTQ community and their loved ones.
Whether you are looking for individual, couple or family counseling and psychotherapy, we help clients deal with issues such as:
∑ Understanding sexual orientation and gender identity
∑ Relationship satisfaction
∑ Coping with social stigma, bias and homophobia
∑ Parenting an LGBTQ child
∑ Depression and anxiety
∑ Relationships with family and friends
While all of our practice is made up of LBGTQ affirming clinicians, CCA's Dumayi Gutierrez has a special focus, experience, and expertise in working with the LBGTQ community.