Training to agencies interested in building understanding around gay and lesbian issues and sensitivity
Pride Counseling is dedicated to providing Gay/Lesbian client’s quality counseling services in a Gay/Lesbian friendly environment. We provide services that are consistent with the skills of our therapist who are either Gay or Lesbian or have demonstrated a commitment to the Gay and Lesbian Community.
Gay & Gay-Friendly Therapists for GLBTQ Clients
Many gay and lesbian people, either in the closet or out, approach mental health counseling with some trepidation. Stereotypes about homosexuality creep into a therapist‘s ofﬁce and can impact the process of change for the client. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning people should not have to wonder about their therapist‘s capacity to understand their lifestyle.
In addition, court-ordered therapy is usually designed for heterosexuals and fail to ethically address valid concerns for gays and lesbians. Often clients feel on the outside looking in while participating in these programs. Gay clients should not have to educate their therapist about their mindset or validate their lifestyle.
Pride Counseling offers a safe, discrete and relevant alternative, an unprecedented holistic healing center that eliminates the potential therapist/client barrier of differing sexual orientation. Gay and Gay-Friendly therapists working with GLBTQ clients make the difference.
Whether you are looking for a traditional, Native American, Buddhist, reality, or environment-based approach to healing and a new life, Pride Counseling will ﬁnd the best ﬁt for your speciﬁc needs. Pride counseling‘s goal is to provide affirmative, ethical services and referrals to the Salt Lake City and Utah GLBTQ community.
What about Heterosexual or Straight Clients?
Pride Counseling seeks to provide a safe and affirming counseling experience with anyone who seeks our services. Due to the unique needs of the LGBTQ community we seek to increase our visiablity with this community through our marketing efforts hence the name and information. ALL CLIENTS are welcome to seek services, including our heterosexual friends and allies.