LGBTQ issues can affect and impact the entire family system. While we’re in an age of improved attitudes about sexual orientation and gender identity, there are still many hurdles and obstacles to overcome and deal with. LGBTQ youth are still struggling with sexual feelings and emotions in our schools, homes and communities.
- LGBT youth ages 14-21 were significantly more likely to report depression and anxiety than heterosexual peers
- Multiple studies show that LGBT youth are more likely to attempt suicide
- Rates of suicide attempt among LGB youth are 20 – 40% higher than among heterosexual youth
- One study showed that 33% of all transgender youth have attempted suicide
Counseling is a process in which a nonjudgmental, caring, and trained therapist helps a person arrive at effective solutions to challenges or obstacles. At Transitions Therapy our mission is to provide a welcoming, safe environment where issues of sexual orientation and gender identity can be explored and discussed freely without judgment. We support the notion that helping involves facilitating an individual’s self-exploration, self-understanding, self-acceptance, and self-esteem.