LGBTQ+ Affirming Care

At Twin Lakes Counseling, we are committed to supporting the LGBTQIAAP+ community.

Affirming care means that we openly acknowledge, value, and stand behind all gender, sexual and romantic orientation, and relationship identities, experiences and structures. We recognize that the mental health profession has--historically and even currently--marginalized and pathologized those who were non-heteronormative, non-gender-conforming, and non-monogamous. To us, this is unacceptable, so we strive to suport equality and affirmative practices both in the care we provide and within our professional community.

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Here, we believe that there is no one "right" way to be, feel, or relate to one another, and all humans deserve recognition, respect, and dignity in their truths.  Whether you are just beginning to discover, question, or approach an LGBTQ+ identity or have long-known your truth, our clinicians will support you in finding ways to step fully into your authentic self and integrate your whole self into all aspects of your life.

We also understand that oftentimes, your LGBTQ+ identity is only one part of what is happening in your life when you reach out for support, and it may not even be a part of what you are struggling with. Rest assured that we at TLC will center what you have identified as important for us to talk about and work on, while honoring and affirming all of who you are.

Change is possible. Our team is invested in the continual and lasting growth of our clients, providing meaningful support that empowers you to write your own story.

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While all our clinicians are dedicated to and trained in providing LGBTQ+ affirming care and supporting all gender expressions, these are the providers who are particularly passionate about and/or experienced with working with this community.

Gender & Transitions

At TLC, we understand that gender is very personal, with endless possibilities for how one might identify, express, and experience their gender. No matter what your experience of gender, whether you are feeling clear or confused, confident or concerned, pain or pride, we are here to honor and support you along your gender journey. Additionally, our clinicians will gladly write letters of support for gender-affirming medical procedures (such as hormone replacement therapy or gender confirming surgeries) after a thorough assessment and the ability to fully get to know your unique situation.

Couples & Relationships

We recognize that LGBTQ+ couples experience all the same inds of struggles that other couples do, in addition to those unique to their identities--which might include the management of oppression, decreased family or social support, challenges in family planning, or non-monogamous relationship agreements or structures. We affirm the beauty and worth of all expressions of relationship and are here to help you and your loved one(s) navigate what's challenging so that you can co-create a relationship that honors, celebrates, and fulfills all of you.

Children & Adolescents

Whether your children are still young, or nearly grown, there's a lot for them to figure out, and it's not always easy. From their own mind and identity, to social relationships, from changes in the family, to changes in our world, being a young person in an LGBTQ+ community or family adds a layer of complexity that we at TLC understand. We know that supporting your child to live their best life is one of the most important concerns in your world, and our talented clinicians are here to do all we can to help.

Medication Management

Our clinicians have heard too many stories from LGBTQ+ folx who have had harmful experiences with medical providers who did not understand or affirm their identity. This is why we at TLC are proud to be able to offer medication management with an on-site provider who specializes in LGBTQ+ health and gender-affirming care. Whether you are already on or just considering medication support for your mental health, rest assured that TLC is here to help with affirming care you can trust.

Parents & Families

Parent and family relationships can be some of the most important and challenging relationships of our lives. No matter what age we are, our families can affect our sense of self, our ideas and beliefs, and how we relate to others. If you're struggling as a parent or within your family, you're not alone! ALL parents struggle. ALL families struggle. At TLC, we want to honor and support your family in all its diversity and challenges, so you can leave behind any pain or patterns that are no longer serving you and step into greater alignment, authenticity, and healing in your family relationships.

Change is possible. Our team is invested in our clients' continual and lasting growth, providing meaningful support that empowers you to write your own story.

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