Major mental health organizations, such as the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association, no longer view same-sex attractions, homosexual orientation, or a LGB identity as a mental illness, disease, or pathology. Nevertheless, there are many different reasons that someone might seek therapy to focus on experiences of same-sex sexuality.

 

Sexual Identity Therapy

Envision Counseling Clinic offers sexual identity therapy, which is an approach that helps clients explore and develop their identity in light of their values and beliefs. Clients can:

  • Talk about how sexual attractions impact life and relationships
  • Strategize how to build social support
  • Learn how to minimize shame and compulsive behaviors
  • Recognize how your experience fits into God’s larger purposes for your life

Sexual identity therapy is considered an appropriate therapeutic response to sexual orientation by a 2009 American Psychological Association task force. Envision therapists treat each client as an individual whose story is unique and unfolding. Call 720-WELCOME (720-935-2663) or contact us to schedule an appointment and talk more about how this therapy can help.

 

Providers With This Specialty

Veronica Johnson, Psy.D.
C. Paige Smith, M.A., LPC
Stacia Littlefield, Registered Psychotherapist