LGBT Affirmative Treatment

lgbt-affirmative-treatmentSexual identity and gender identity are present in all individuals, yet sometimes individuals who identify as LGBT may face barriers or discrimination in their pursuit of treatment.  At Upside Therapy, we are committed to providing affirmative, accepting, and positive evaluation and treatment experiences.

We help create a warm, safe, and welcoming place to explore identity, and relationships, for children, adolescents, and adults.  We are also collaborative with medical professionals to ensure continuity of care, and safety.

Research demonstrates that the outcomes for individuals who feel rejected based on their gender or sexual identity have an exponentially greater risk for negative outcomes, whereas acceptance and affirmation is correlated with greater achievement, better mood, higher self-esteem, and overall greater life satisfaction.

We work using a family systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), person-centered and relational integrated approach.  We also have experience and training from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and adhere to their Standards of Care.