• We help people find the happiness they deserve

  • We help people strengthen sexual & gender identities

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LGBT Counseling

LGBT counseling for adults

Whether you are questioning your gender identity or sexual identity, we can help. We strive to support a shame-free environment where you can decide what’s best for you about coming out with loved ones. Our therapists have a deep understanding of the unique challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and couples face. You may be feeling sad, lonely, anxious, angry or concerned with your relationship. You might have questions regarding your sexuality, self-judgment, or difficulty negotiating and defining your sexuality with friends and family. Working with a therapist with whom you feel accepted and supported can help in getting clarity about these issues.

LGBT counseling for relationships

We help partners of all sexuality and gender identity and work with exclusive and non-exclusive relationships. Couples commonly come in seeking support on issues such as one person being more comfortable being out, partners affected by a history of shame, problems with sex, fears of cheating, or a relationship where interest has waned. All couples have a past that makes them who they are today.

LGBT counseling for youth

We work with parents to be supportive of their children and to educate them on tying into the world of their kids. Often parents won’t even realize all the things teens who are coming out have had to hide from others and the process of learning another way of being is challenging. Building trust and awareness is essential to having a stable relationship with your kids. We also have a variety of resources to help parents educate themselves on the world of their adolescents and how to be supportive.

Counseling Services

Some of the concerns that we help LGBT clients with include:

  • Relationship counseling
  • Negotiating open relationships
  • Substance abuse
  • Sex addiction
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Family and societal homophobia
  • Self-acceptance
  • Coming out
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Blended families

LGBTQ Counseling Client Testimonials

Meet Our Team

Our team has been trained on a variety of well-researched methods to help you make the most progress possible in counseling.

Diana Schaeffer

Diana Schaeffer

30+ years of experience, adults and couples

David Jenkins

David Jenkins

25+ years of experience, adults and couples
Adam Maurer

Adam Maurer

6+ years of experience, adults and couples
Kyla Winlow

Kyla Winlow

10+ years of experience, adults and couples
Marian Thompson

Marian Thompson

15+ years of experience, adults and couples
Julie Osofsky

Julie Osofsky

10+ years of experience, adults
William Schroeder

William Schroeder

10+ years of experience, adults and couples
Eva Escobedo

Eva Escobedo

25+ years of experience, adults and couples

LGBTQ Resources

The Family Acceptance Project-support for families of LGBTQ+ youth
OutYouth-for emerging adults
LGBTQ+ Stories
PFLAG
The Trevor Project-helpline for LGBTQ+ youth
Trans Lifeline-Crisis hotline for transgender folx
UT Gender And Sexuality Center Glossary (English, there is a Spanish version as well)
Allgo-Queer people of color group in Texas
Judge Frye-Bathoom Bill Article
My Kid Is Gay-Resources for parents