• Have you or your child recently come out as LGBTQI?
  • Does your family need guidance and a safe space to work on communication?
  • Are you looking for a supportive environment to express yourself with your family?

Working together as family, especially during a transitional time, can be instrumental in supporting your loved one’s mental health and wellbeing. Negative messages from our society related to LGBTQI individuals can lead to feelings of shame and sadness. For this reason, having a supportive network can create an environment of acceptance allowing your loved one to feel confident in being themselves.

At Wellspring, every kind of family is welcome. There is no “one size fits all” solution to the inevitable social, emotional and behavioral challenges that all families face. Family relationships are rich and complex and whether you are a parent, child, sibling or spouse, we all play a role in how the family system functions on a day-to-day basis.

Our therapists are experts at helping you deal with issues that are specific to the LGBTQI community such as alternative relationship structures, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender parenting, and internalized and externalized homophobia and transphobia. Whether you are LGBTQI or someone in your family is, we can help individualize therapy to your family’s personal needs.

Family therapy can help you learn how to communicate and interact with each other in a supportive way. Family members can feel free to express themselves in a safe, contained space and learn how to better interact with each other. Working with a therapist who has expertise in LGBTQI issues can help family members with education, communication, and understanding. We work from a strength-based approach that is compassionate and client-centered.

Learn how to support and accept one another with a skilled therapist who can affirm your experiences and provide individualized guidance on your journey.

BJ Douglass is a caring and insightful therapist who helped our daughter during the first few months of her gender transition while she was a college student. She was also helpful in facilitating communication between us and our daughter. Based on our own experience, we would highly recommend her to anyone dealing with anxiety, depression or gender dysphoria, and to their loved ones.
R.M.

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