LGBTQIA+ Counseling

“Helping adults and adolescents embrace and love all parts of themselves.”

Your identity is important but it can also feel like a source of great pain and disconnection from the weight of years of shame and fear of ridicule.  Sometimes you feel alienated, put out, and treated less than in your family or friend group. Maybe you’re starting to embrace your sexual orientation and you’re feeling confused, conflicted, and embarrassed. You deserve to have someone in your corner that truly listens and understands and reminds you that there is nothing wrong with you.

Maybe you’ve been coping with internalized hatred with your identity with substance use or self-harm behavior. You’ve maybe been abandoned by family members and close friends or are scared you will be and are grappling with your own sense of self-worth and connection. You sometimes wonder, is it worth it to be who I am?

Our clinicians are well versed in helping the LGBTQIA+ community and not just due to inclusivity training. Many of our clinicians identify and have experienced life dealing with their own dismissive family members. We’re here to help you find confidence in your own identity, live your best life, and will help to empower you to love all parts of yourself.

“Helping adults and adolescents embrace and love all parts of themselves.”

Sometimes life feels confusing, isolating, and painful. It can feel like we don’t belong or fit in anywhere.

Most people who pursue therapy for LGBTQIA+ support can feel like they don’t fit in this world or haven’t found their place. Maybe you mask how you’re feeling to protect yourself from fear of harmful words or experiences.

Do you struggle with gender identity, sexual orientation, and shame or curiosity around that? Do you feel like your life feels alienating and lonely?

Do any of the following resonate with you?

  • You’ve felt ashamed of who you are and who you’ve always been
  • You don’t think you can come out to your friends and family due to fear of how they’ll react
  • You feel isolated and lonely and feel this is how it will always be 
  • You are afraid of being picked out of a crowd, picked on, bullied, or worse
  • The state of the world feels scary like you have to hide yourself and your feelings
  • You’ve always felt different and grew up in a household that was less tolerant and accepting
  • Maybe you’ve grown up in a very religious home and struggled to feel accepted and safe

If any of the above connects with you, know that you’re not alone and you deserve to feel comfortable in who you are. We are here to help and walk alongside as you explore sides of you that you’ve never allowed yourself to enter. We are not here to “fix you” or make you feel different but to empower you to embrace your true self and find a community who loves, respects, and accepts all of you. Asking for help does not make you weak. In fact, it is one of the most courageous things you can do.

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Contact Resilient Mind Counseling, PLLC

(828) 515-1246


41 Clayton St. #201, Asheville, NC 28801