"Love is never wrong"
4.5% of the U.S population identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and of those, over 39% reported having a mental illness in the past year; that is nearly 5.8 million people. Everyone has a sexual orientation and gender identity and identifying as LGBTQ does not mean you have a mental illness or disorder. The negative stereotypes that surround the LGBTQ community can create these mental health struggles and make life uneasy and challenging. Individuals seeking LGBTQ counseling may find themselves struggling with:
The coming out process
One’s sexual orientation or gender identity
Discrimination or bullying
Here at Anchor Counseling, our clinicians can help guide you through these struggles and provide you with support and solutions to help.