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Thrive Counseling Center
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): LGBTQ+ Counseling Services

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At Thrive Counseling Center we strive to be transparent about the process of counseling.

We know that counseling is something that a lot of people feel hesitant to talk about, and resistant to share their experiences, which can lead to confusion and a lot of unknowns about the process. Especially if this is your first time considering working with a therapist.

Our goal is to demystify the counseling process and help you understand how counseling works.  

Below are some of the most common questions we are asked and some answers to get you started.  If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by email, or give us a call. 

LGBTQ+ Counseling Services

At Thrive Counseling, we offer in-person and online LGBTQ+ counseling sessions where you’ll speak with a board-certified therapist with expertise in supporting people of diverse sexualities and genders. Our goal is to work with you on whatever concerns you’d like to address, help you gain insight, and help you lead an emotionally healthier life.

LGBTQ+ counseling can help people explore their gender expression, identity, or sexual orientation; think about “coming out”; identify and manage anxiety, depression, and gender dysphoria; and deal with bullying and discrimination. 

What to Expect During an LGBTQ+ Counseling Session

During an LGBTQ+ session, you can speak confidentially with a licensed therapist familiar with gender and sexuality diversity concerns. You are free and safe to discuss any concerns you may have, whether they’re specific to your gender identity or not. Your counselor can also assist you with various topics, such as relationships, parenting matters, sexual problems, self-esteem, and addiction. 

At your first session, your counselor will ask you questions to better understand your difficulties and your goals for counseling. We will then recommend a therapy treatment plan tailored to your unique goals and needs. 

LGBTQ+ Therapy in Federal Way 

If you identify as LGBTQ+ or are exploring your gender orientation or identity, your caring and highly experienced counselors can offer you the support you need. Our licensed therapists have particular expertise in gender and sexual diversity, and we look forward to supporting you. 

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During an LGBTQ+ counseling session, you can speak confidentially with a therapist familiar with issues specific to people of diverse sexualities and genders. We want our clients to feel comfortable talking with us about their concerns, whether they’re specific to one’s sexual orientation or gender identity or not. There are no limits to what topics we can explore and discuss together. 

woman smiling in fieldOur LGBTQ+ counseling can help clients explore their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression; thinking of coming out; identify and manage gender dysphoria, depression, or anxiety; and deal with bullying or discrimination. Your LGBTQ+ counselor can also help you with sexual problems, relationship issues, addiction, or parenting matters. 

LGBTQ+ Counseling in Federal Way

Do you identify as LGBTQ+, or are you exploring your identity/orientation? Are you seeking support? Our LGBTQ+ therapists with expertise in gender and sexual diversity are here to help you.

At Thrive Counseling Center, we support our LGBTQ+ clients as they work through unique problems, and we do this by getting to know them and their present issues. We value each client as an individual with unique issues and goals, and we are here to help you thrive and live your best life.

Once we get to know you, we can design a specific treatment to address your concerns and meet your therapy goals. 

Please feel free to give us a call today to schedule your consultation with one of our LGBTQ+ counselors in Federal Way. 

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