People in the LGBTQQI and Kink Communities are Welcome!

As you know, there are many difficulties for a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person living in a heterosexually-dominated society. There are also stigmas attached to alternative lifestyles that reflect more provincial, traditional ways of thinking. Stigma has negatively affected people for many years and it is my hope that this will change in the next generation. That lack of acceptance can create social, psychological, and emotional challenges, such as:
  • Identity struggles;
  • Isolation, alienation, ostracism;
  • Self-injury;
  • Substance abuse;
  • Rejection by one's spiritual community and/or family;
  • Social rejection in general;
  • Self-alienation (if you feel you're in the wrong body); and
  • Harassment and/or violence from others.

I have helped many people cope with many of the challenges involved in those experiences. Sometimes people have internalized the homophobia they experience in society, which impedes relating to friends, lovers, and people in general. These wounds can be hard to heal; it is important to have a place to let your guard down and experience deep acceptance. This can give you the space to start healing those wounds that keep you from having the relationships and life you want.

While I am not queer-identified, I have been successfully helping people in the queer community for years. People have told me that my casual style and empathetic, compassionate approach help them open up and let go of their fears of judgment. I enjoy working with people in the LGBTQQI community and am comfortable working with many of the issues they experience. By creating a nurturing, nonjudgmental space, we can explore and resolve wounds and create solutions to your particular troubles.

I also have experience with people in the leather community and those who participate in nontraditional sexual practices (e.g., fetishes). People can be shamed and ostracized for these practices. Shame can make it lonely and uncomfortable to have preferences that do not match what mainstream lovers want. My basic feeling is that if your practices are safe, sane and consensual, and minors are not involved, I welcome discussion of whatever sexual practices you engage in. Regardless of your particular flavor, I can provide a kind, open-minded, receptive, understanding place to talk. For more information about how I can help you with unwanted stress, please call me at 661-233-6771.