What Are the Stages of Coming Out?

What Are the Stages of Coming Out?

There is a good chance you have heard of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s stages of grief, known as the acronym DABDA. When working with people who discovered that they would die soon, she observed a five-stage journey through which they seemed to progress. The stages are not linear. A person often jumps around, as they walk this […]

Tips for Coming Out

Tips for Coming Out

By Kyla Winlow, LCSW Coming out is a journey. I definitely experienced the rainbows and joys of living my truth by coming out. But there were also some cloudy days and stormy weather along that path. Here are some tips I have picked through my journey: First, I want to take away the pressure of […]

Being Yourself Is Enough: LGBTQ+ Edition

Being Yourself is Enough

By Kyla Winlow, LCSW “Being enough” is a theme throughout Brené Brown’s books. One quote from both Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfections that always resonates with me is, “No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.” It has become a mantra for me in many areas of […]

What’s Next After Marriage Equality?

What's Next After Marriage Equality?

by Adam Maurer, LPC Intern, LMFT Associate, LGBT and couples therapist A Peek At The Gay Agenda After a wonderful pride week, we wanted to take a closer look at LGBT issues.  We have a great deal to celebrate this year.  Last June the Supreme Court ruled that marriage equality is now the law of the […]

Tips on Coming out at Work

Tips On Coming Out At Work

by Adam Maurer, Just Mind LGBT therapist, LPC, LMFT Some people will never have to come out at work.  One sashay to the copier and the whole office seems to give each other knowing glances.  Except for Phyllis, the woman from payroll who ALWAYS leaves the break room wreaking of broccoli and fish.  No one […]