In addition to working on ourselves as individuals, relationships also take work in order for the parties involved to feel satisfied, nourished, and whole in their romantic or intimate partnerships.
There are times in a relationship when we may feel we’re not being understood or seen by our partner, that they don’t respect us, or that they aren’t meeting our basic needs for intimacy. At other times, we may feel resentment in our relationship, anger at our partner, or find ourselves wanting to shut down or retreat.
When any of these situations happen, it can create a divide in our relationship where we feel disconnected, frustrated, sad, or lonely. The good news is that relationship issues can be solved, especially if you decide to do the work under the guidance of a same-sex couples therapist. Gay couples counseling can help to break down those walls and allow us to feel closer to our partners again and become once again part of a healthy relationship.
Gay couples counseling, also known as LGBTQ+ couples therapy, is a safe and supportive space where individuals in same-sex relationships can seek guidance, understanding, and healing. Just like any other relationship, gay and lesbian couples encounter their own unique set of relationship challenges, and this form of counseling is specifically designed to address these complexities with empathy and expertise.
Gay couples counseling can be a place for:
Oftentimes, couples just really want to be “seen” by each other. Even if the actual situation isn’t necessarily fully solved, couples counseling sessions can bring the partners closer together and improve their emotional intimacy.
Gay couples experience the common issues that heterosexual couples often face. However, they also have to overcome unique relationship challenges specific to being members of the LGBTQ community.
Below you’ll find some of the most common differentiations, which make our relationships unique and may require specialized consideration and attention when providing relationship therapy:
The purpose of our LGBTQ platform is to provide a safe and inclusive space for individuals and couples who identify as part of the LGBTQ community. Our aim is to match LGBTQ therapists with clients to help them access counseling services tailored specifically to their unique needs and experiences.
Our platform is committed to matching LGBTQ clients with therapists who are not just qualified, but also sensitive to the unique issues and challenges faced by individuals within this community. We select available therapists using parameters such as specialization, experience, certifications, and location. We also take into account factors such as language fluency and cultural sensitivity.
Our therapists have expertise in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and sexual orientations. They must receive appropriate training in LGBTQ-competent therapy techniques. We expect all our therapists to adhere to ethical guidelines laid down by professional associations such as the American Psychological Association (APA) or the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).