What is LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy?
Affirmative Therapy is an intentionally conscious commitment to working with LGBTQ clients with the understanding that:
LGBTQ clients experience mental health and relationship issues in the context of historical, institutional, and internalized forms of oppression, discrimination and marginalization.
The development of healthy ways of relating to self and other are linked to the development of positive identity by dismantling the effects of internalized shame
Affirmative therapy seeks to empower LGBTQ people in their lives and relationships as they come out; and as they adjust to life cycle challenges and opportunities that have historically only had a heteronormative lens. Affirmative therapists honor the life cycle events of LGBTQ family systems by creatively working to address the conflicts that can arise in families when a loved one comes out.
Affirmative therapists are intentional in their commitment to LGBTQ inclusivity and sensitivity in providing services that do not require the client to educate them about gender, sexuality, identity. Affirmative therapists honor the self understanding and language of the client.
What Training Topics Do you Offer for Mental Health Professionals?
*Beyond Tolerance: LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy Training for MHP
*Introduction to Affirmative Therapy with Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients
*Coming Out & Developmental Health for LGBTQ Families
What online courses do you offer?
I’m happy to announce that a 2 hour version of my signature course is being offered to members of GoodTherapy.org
LIVE STREAM Friday September 23rd 9-11 PST
Available on demand after that. Free of charge to members.
How do I schedule a case consultation with Lisa?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a phone or zoom consultation.