M. Julius OwensPsychotherapist, LCSW
As an experienced licensed clinical psychotherapist specializing in culturally responsive BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ support
Just like any other group, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health issues and unique challenges. However, LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. Additionally, more than half of individuals who identify as transgender experience depression or anxiety. The LGBTQ community is also at a higher risk for suicide. Young people are even more at risk, as they may experience a lack of support at home and fear, hatred or prejudice in school. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and are facing mental health challenges, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s LGBTQ experts and get help today.
In order to serve clients with a broad range of diagnoses, I provide therapeutic interventions tailored to each individual case. Whether you are a couple looking to improve your relationship, or an individual hoping to gain insight and coping skills, your goals can be addressed.
Many of us feel disconnected, carry burdens from past traumas, and struggle to balance caring for ourselves with having a fulfilling life. My approach will help you respond to intense emotions and memories with more curiosity and speak to the parts of you that feel self-critical, alienated, and alone in a more compassionate and nurturing voice. We will explore your unmet needs and help you express yourself with more vulnerability, confidence, and authenticity.
My clients have often struggled to work well with therapists who don't understand who they are, who they love, and how they live their lives. I work with queer, trans, gender non-conforming, kinky, ethically non-monogamous individuals who want to get to work in therapy, not spend sessions educating their therapist about their identities or being questioned about their choices.