Counseling, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy
I'm a licensed professional.
LMFT - 46376
When a teen starts to realize that they are gay it can be a challenging moment in their life full of questions and confusion.
Is it safe to tell my parents?
Will my friends find out?
Will I get bullied at school?
How do I date?
As a teen therapist and counselor I specialize in working with teens and their families during the coming out process. I help your teen to find their way through this maze of confusion and emotional turmoil; assisting them to find out who they are, how this new aspect of their identity will effect their life, and learning how to live a full and productive life as a member of the LGBT community.
Coming out as gay is a very important moment for your teen and working with a counselor who specialize in working with gay teens can make the process easier and more open for your teenager and the entire family.
Choosing to go to therapy is not about being weak or flawed, it is actually about choosing strength and awareness. Therapy is a place to uncover the stories that have kept you from succeeding and then learn how to create the dreams and goals for the future you desire.
I look at therapy as going in for a tune up with a professional who has the training and skills to help me gain better focus. In my life I have used therapy to manage the feelings of ending a relationship, as a place to explore my feelings after having lost a loved one, and as an incubator to focus myself toward the dreams and goals that I envisioned for my future.
Having a place where you can talk over anything and not feel judged or shamed is one of the most amazing aspects of therapy. A good therapist will direct you toward a path of healing without holding judgement over your head.
In my therapy practice, you are the expert on your life, after all you have been there for most of it. I use my professional training as a means to explore that life in a positive and non-judgemental fashion so that you can move toward the life you desire.