LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy

1871940787You didn’t make this choice!

Confused and misunderstood, the message comes through that your sexuality and problems that are overtaking your life are choices you made.

But why can’t they understand? Why won’t they listen?

Unfortunately, you never made a choice.

Sticks and stones would be better than this.

The adage, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is absurd.

The gay jokes and slurs from family and friends alienate you. The church tells you that you are an “abomination to God,” leaving your spiritual heritage in ruins.

Caricatures and stereotypes strip your individuality and sense of self.

34821166The closet follows and haunts you.

Coming out and living out brings fear and feelings of danger.

You wonder what your boss will do to run you off or limit your promotions. You fear your family could shut you out or only accept and love you if you “just don’t live who you are.”

For many, the fear of physical safety is overwhelming. The closet is suffocating, but you wonder if it is safer emotionally and physically.

Pretending is exhausting.

Being constantly on guard and trying to figure out how much of yourself you reveal keeps your anxiety heightened.

Rejection of who you are leaves you feeling isolated and depressed. The confusion and noise of all this leave you angry and resentful.

You long for something different.

You long to live an authentic lifestyle and be who you are with confidence and peace. You want to love yourself and live a fulfilling, free, open life.

Willing that lifestyle to happen or trying to pray it into existence hasn’t worked. But the messages have reached deep into your soul, and you can’t quite find your way through.

1871940787Here’s the choice you CAN make.

Our therapists at Pathways Counseling NWA get it. And we can help you find the path to authentic living.

We welcome you to our office, where you will feel valued and appreciated for who you are. You will experience an affirming environment where you will find your peace and happiness.

We understand that you are an individual and not a stereotype. So we listen and hear your story. We will provide you with counseling that meets you right where you are. Imagine feeling free to be yourself wherever you go.

Imagine the depression lifting and the anxiety disappearing. Better days are ahead. Choose to feel better and live a life of fulfillment.

Call us for your free 20-minute phone consultation at (479) 481-4156.