Are you searching for a counselor who works with individuals of all sexualities and specializes in offering therapy to people in the LGBTQIA community? Here at Clarity Counseling Seattle, our therapists specialize in all different types of therapy for all different types of people, no matter how you feel or who you love.
We offer sex and intimacy counseling, couples counseling, and traditional one-on-one therapy sessions for individuals. No matter what your reasons for seeking out a therapist are, we can help!
Finding the Right Seattle Therapist
With so many therapists out there for you to choose from, it can feel overwhelming to know where to begin in your search.
Arguably, the most important factor to consider when choosing a therapist is compatibility. You want someone who you can trust with deeply personal problems and who you feel comfortable talking with extensively regularly.
Even so, despite compatibility being crucial in your therapy relationship, it’s also challenging to quantify and analyze. Compatibility is largely a feeling of comfort一a gut instinct rather than something to scientifically prove.
Members of the LGBTQIA community sometimes feel they have to be extra cautious when determining this compatibility because they are worried about being judged or misunderstood by a therapist, which often keeps them from seeking help in the first place.
To make the selection process for finding an LGBTQIA therapist a little easier, we encourage asking the following questions in your search:
- Does this counselor have any credentials or special training that makes them more knowledgeable about the nuances of the LGBTQIA community?
- Do the other counselors at this therapy office seem LGBTQIA-friendly? Does the practice as a whole give off a vibe of being supportive, welcoming, and encouraging?
- Does this therapist seem to have any reservations about openly discussing sexuality, sexual identity, or sexual preferences?
It’s also helpful to use an online therapy search engine with filters and to attend any free telephone consultations available to you to get a better feel for how a particular therapist will mesh with your personal ideals and beliefs. Ultimately, if you feel good about moving forward after doing your research, it’s probably safe to do so.