LGBTQ+ Sexual & Mental Health
We live in a heteronormative society. This means that everything uses heterosexuality and cis gender identities as the bar to measure. An example, a homophobic microaggression that people often ask a gay couple “who is the man and who is the woman”. This is people’s fragilities and uncomfortableness to allow other dynamics to exist over the ones that our societal constructs have deemed acceptable.
This directly impacts the LGBTQ+ community’s mental health because it communicates that when we differ from what is “normal” that we are abnormal (most the time we don’t even notice). Which can lead to depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, anger, addiction, issues with one’s sexual functioning, and much more.
James engages from a trauma informed approach where you are exactly where you need to be and your conceptualization is accurate, we will work together to fine tune your experiences and engage in ways that are supportive and safer given what you want.