LGBTQ Counseling

If you identify as LGBTQ or are exploring your identity/orientation, and you’re seeking support, a therapist with expertise in sexual and gender diversity can help.

LGBTQ Counseling
LGBTQ counseling can help with a range of challenges, including:
  • Exploring identity/orientation
  • Coming out
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Relationship issues
  • And more.

Getting LGBTQ Counseling Online

People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or another sexual or
gender minority often face struggles that cisgender heterosexual people don’t. Whether you
are seeking counseling for a topic specific to your gender identity or sexual orientation, or for
an unrelated matter, it can help to find a therapist who has experience working with people of
diverse genders and sexualities.

How Can LGBTQ Counseling Help?  
LGBTQ counseling can help with concerns specific to gender and sexuality, including:
  • Exploring your gender identity/expression
  • Exploring your sexual orientation/affectional orientation
  • Decisions about coming out
  • Identifying and managing depression, anxiety, or gender dysphoria
  • Dealing with discrimination or bullying among peers or in your family, social, or religious community
  • Concerns about sexual health, STDs, or HIV status
An LGBTQ counselor can also help you with concerns that aren’t specific to — but may be
affected by — your gender or sexuality, including:
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual problems
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Addiction

Who is LGBTQ Counseling For?
LGBTQ counseling is for adults and adolescents (ages 10-17 who have the consent of a parent
or guardian). You may also benefit from LGBTQ counseling if your spouse, partner, family
member, or other loved one is struggling with concerns related to their gender or sexuality —
or if you are having difficulty understanding or accepting their gender or sexuality.

How Does LGBTQ Counseling Work?
During a secure, private video consult on Amwell, one of our licensed online therapists will
listen to your concerns. He or she will ask questions about your current obstacles and goals for
counseling.  Once your LGBTQ counselor understands your concerns and goals, he or she will suggest a
treatment plan tailored to your needs. LGBTQ counseling can be short-term, to address a
problem or make a decision. It can also be a longer-term approach, to work out larger, ongoing
issues and enhance your emotional health.

How to prepare for your Amwell® online visit
Get the most out of your visit by following these helpful tips.
  • Find a quiet and private space for your visit.
  • Tell your provider who the visit is for, you or your child.
  • Be specific about your concerns, symptoms, and questions.
  • Stay engaged and follow post-visit instructions if any are provided.
Have a visit today
Our LGBTQ counselors can help with issues common among people of sexual and gender
minorities. Talk with one today.
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See below for answers to some of our most common questions. You can also call us anytime 24 hours a day at 1‑844‑SEE‑DOCS for questions about our services or to speak to a doctor about your symptoms or conditions.

  • What issues are discussed in an LGBTQ counseling session?

    During an LGBTQ counseling session, you will speak privately and confidentially with a licensed therapist who is familiar with issues facing people of diverse genders and sexualities. You can talk about any concerns you have, whether they are specific to your gender identity/sexual orientation or not. LGBTQ counseling can help with exploring your gender identity or expression; exploring your sexual orientation; thinking about coming out; identifying and managing depression, anxiety, or gender dysphoria; and dealing with discrimination or bullying. Your LGBTQ counselor can also help with concerns such as relationship issues, sexual problems, parenting matters, and addiction.

  • What should I know before beginning an online LGBTQ therapy session?

    LGBTQ counseling is for adults as well as for adolescents (ages 10-17 who have the consent of a parent or guardian). You may benefit from LGBTQ counseling if you identify as LGBTQ, are exploring your gender identity or sexual orientation, or want to be an ally of someone who is. During LGBTQ counseling with Amwell, you’ll have a secure, confidential face-to-face session with a licensed therapist who is experienced with issues facing people of diverse genders and sexualities. To ensure your privacy, your Amwell therapy session will not be recorded or stored.

  • What is an online LGBTQ counseling session like?

    During your online LGBTQ counseling session on Amwell, you’ll meet face-to-face with a board-certified therapist experienced in helping people of diverse genders and sexualities. The therapist will work with you on whatever concerns you wish to address, helping you gain insights and skills to enjoy an emotionally healthier life and relationships. If it’s your first session, your LGBTQ counselor will ask questions to better understand how your difficulties are affecting your life and what your goals are for counseling. The therapist will then suggest a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals.

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