While selecting the right therapist is important for all clients, we know that as an LGBTQ identified person, you may have specific criteria that you seek in your therapist.
We wanted you to know a little more about us to help you make the right decision for yourself.
Center for Intimate Relationships, LLC is an LGBTQ affirming therapy practice. However, we do make some general assumptions up front that you may want to know:
We assume that when it comes to gender, you’ve absorbed the larger binary cultural norms about what it means to be male, or what it means to be female, with little awareness as to the nuances that come along with those labels.
We assume that regardless of your orientation, you are influenced by the larger heteronormative culture and we strive to attend to how these messages impact your relationship.
We also know that we too, as mostly straight, cisgender therapists are also influenced by these same cultural expectations.
We want you to know that we are aware of our own biases and through our mindful approach, we strive to be inclusive in all of our services and contact with you – and when we miss the mark, we will lean in and grow.
If you have read this and wish to work with our team, please click here to learn more about our services.
Specifically for transgender:
We believe that all transgender clients benefit most when working with a therapist specifically educated on transition related concerns. Our educational backgrounds best support clients who identify as gender questioning and/or gender non-conforming. If you are already identified as transgender, we can confidently refer you to a local therapist that specifically works with the transgender community.