I help LGBTQ+ clients overcome anxiety and trauma so they can find peace and fulfillment in relationships with others and themselves.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Bowling Green, KY
As a gay therapist, there is a foundation of instant understanding and lived experience that is missing when working with straight cisgender clinicians. I work with issues including: LGBTQ+ Dating/Relationships/Marriage issues (including alternative lifestyles, non-monogamy, kink, etc.), exploring sexual/gender identity, coming out, dealing with non-accepting family members, sexual health/wellness, and more.
People with anxiety often can logically reason with themselves, but their body says otherwise: chest tightness, racing heart, shakiness, sweaty palms, feeling an impending sense of doom. It’s easy to feel out of control, helpless and betrayed by our own nervous system. Brainspotting and other “bottom-up” modalities can rapidly create long-term healing and change.
Being LGBTQ+ often means breaking free from societal norms of traditional gender roles and expectations. Each relationship is unique and has its own challenges. The Gottman Method is an evidence-based approach to couples therapy that implements research-based interventions with the goals (as stated from Gottman Connect website) of: "resolving conflicting communication, increasing intimacy, respect, and affection, and creating a greater sense of empathy and understanding within the relationship."