LGBTQ+ Counseling in Federal Way

close up of two individuals holding handsIf you need a counselor specializing in working with members of the LGBTQIA community, Thrive Counseling Center can match you with one of our excellent therapists. We offer therapy for all individuals, regardless of their particular identities or the unique challenges in their relationships. 

We can provide individual, couples, and family counseling for those with LGBTQ+ identities and their loved ones working to support them. 

Individual LGBTQIA Counseling

When you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or any other minority group in society, you may struggle to understand exactly where you fit in. If the people in your life or your community fail to see you as just another person and constantly treat you like you’re different or “other” in any way, you might have a hard time going about your daily life or doing your job without feeling burdened and distracted.

To provide additional emotional support to LGBTQ+ individuals in the Federal Way area, we offer counseling that truly focuses on the individual and how to understand and appreciate oneself more effectively. Our therapy can help people feel more certain of themselves and go through their daily routines with confidence and surety. 

Individual LGBTQ+ counseling in Federal Way can teach you how to:

  • Let go of your insecurities and embrace who you are 
  • Effectively communicate with the people around you and learn to express your needs better, including standing up for yourself if people attack your sexuality or act unkindly based on gender identity 
  • Openly discuss and work through the specific anxieties and relationship issues that can come with being a societal minority 

Because we all process the difficulties and traumas of life differently, there is no one right way to approach therapy. However, many people who identify as LGBTQIA find that they must cope with an extra set of emotional baggage compared to heteronormative views of the world. 

Our counseling is for everyone who feels they need some extra support or structure in their lives, and we bring years of experience working specifically with members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

a male couple hugging and smilingLGBTQ+ Counseling for Families and Partners in Federal Way

In addition to individual counseling, we also offer couples, family, and intimacy counseling in Federal Way. We recognize that having one or more LGBTQIA individuals in any relationship dynamic can present unique challenges for some people, which is why we’re here to help and support those who may be dealing with unsupportive family members or an insecure romantic partner. 

The great thing about couples and family counseling is that it brings multiple perspectives into the room and allows people to talk freely with a neutral mediator and listener there to guide the conversation. Often, people who are afraid to have difficult conversations at home or with their partner are more willing to open up in a safe, neutral space. 

Family LGBTQIA counseling can help those who are:

  • Struggling to accept the identity, lifestyle, or choices of a loved one
  • Feeling abandoned or betrayed by a family member who disagrees with their path
  • Getting their footing in a new LGBTQ+ relationship or having insecurities about what others think when it comes to their romantic life

Our therapists know how to specifically work with personal, delicate issues or topics prevalent in these relationships. They know how to help each other work through their feelings more effectively. 

Are you interested in individual, family, or couples LGBTQIA counseling in Federal Way? Please call us at (206) 567-7267 or send us a text at (206) 659-1153 to schedule a consultation with one of our counselors!