DeAne and the counselors at Live Life Counseling and Consulting are well versed in working with LGBTQ+ individuals, LGBTQ+ families, as well as the specific concerns that the LGBTQ+ community may face in additional to general mental health and life concerns. We strive to create a positive proactive environment for the personalized exploration of mental health and life concerns for all individuals.
Despite rapidly growing cultural acceptance of diverse sexual and romantic orientations and gender identifications, oppression, discrimination, and marginalization of LGBTQ+ people persists. Coping with discrimination and oppression, coming out to one’s family, dealing with specific relational concerns, and sorting out an “authentic” sense of self in the face of social / family expectations and pressures can lead to higher levels of depression, anxiety, substance use, and other mental health concerns for LGBTQ+ individuals. Please contact DeAne to find out if she can be a positive fit for your specific concerns for yourself or for your relationship.