Clear Brook Counseling Professionals

LGBTQ and Identity

 

Hilary Johnson, LMHC is a proud member of the LGBTQIA community and currently works at our Ankeny location.

 

Navigating Society & Embracing Your Identity

Acceptance. Love. Support. Equality. These are things we all want. But they are things that can sometimes be hard to find.

Even in today’s more-accepting culture, LGBTQ individuals still face:

  • Discrimination from strangers, businesses, laws and more
  • Confusion and distress from family members and friends
  • Unequal rights and treatment
  • Identity confusion, high stress, depression and anxiety

 

Members of the LGBTQ can find relief from discrimination and identity confusion. And it starts with:

  • Exploring and developing an authentic sense of self
  • Developing coping skills for discrimination
  • Having a plan for coming out to friends and family members
  • Finding a support network
  • And more

 

Additional resources:

https://www.hrc.org
https://oneiowa.org
http://www.dsmpridecenter.org
https://www.thetrevorproject.org

 

Having someone to talk to can make all the difference. And having a professional who can help you take this journey can help even more. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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