Seeking therapy can be a vulnerable process. At East End Therapists, we attempt to make receiving therapy as safe as possible for the LGBTQ+ community. We strive to help clients find healing, connection, and self-exploration in a therapeutic environment with clinicians who are culturally competent and who have diverse experiences and identities themselves.
Clinicians at East End Therapists not only explore mental health issues impacting a client’s life, but also explore marginalized identities in treatment. These identities can bring joy and pain and a plethora of other emotions; our therapists will help clients explore the immense breadth and depth of the emotional impact these identities carry.
Whether a client is struggling with coming out, identity issues, family acceptance and support, or simply grappling with things like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues in conjunction with an LGBTQ+ identity, finding a quality therapist who understands and respects unique needs and experiences can be life-changing.
Our therapists are committed to the work of unearthing and challenging our own biases. While some of our staff identify themselves as being part of the LGBTQ+ community, we still all actively work to explore ourselves in relation to identities that are not ours. Our staff maintain training in culturally sensitive topics and an important part of our interview process is screening potential therapists for LGBTQ+ competency, experience, and training.
We are committed to continuing to engage in this work, through conversation, advocacy, and being honored to hear and sit with the stories that clients generously share with us.