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How is Pride Counseling Different?
Many LGBTQ people, either in the closet or out, approach mental health counseling with some trepidation. Stereotypes about sexual orientation and Gender Identity creep into a therapist’s ofﬁce and can impact a person’s process of change.. It can be challenging to find a place for therapy where you feel safe. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people should not have to wonder about their therapist’s capacity to understand their lives.
In addition, court-ordered therapy is usually designed for heterosexuals and fails to ethically address valid concerns for LGBTQ clients. Often clients feel on the outside looking in while participating in these programs. LGBTQ clients should not have to educate their therapist about their mindset or validate their lives with their therapist.
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 or gender identity.
Pride Counseling’s goal is to provide affirmative, ethical services and referrals to the Salt Lake City and Utah LGBTQ community.