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
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.