Lesbian and gay counseling services in NYC

Lesbian and gay counseling services in NYC

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Gay and lesbian counseling

Homophobia is still a widespread issue in society and gay and lesbian people often experience relentless microaggressions and discrimination, which can lead to mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and other mental health struggles. Specialists that offer gay counseling services focus on helping people learn ways to cope and address negative and destructive elements. 

Having one-on-one therapy sessions in a safe environment with a trusted professional can help in reducing distressing symptoms and explore positive approaches for better outcomes. If you are considering seeing a therapist, it is important to find a professional who is trained and experienced in gay and lesbian counseling. Specialized counselors are skilled in using different techniques that are unique to gay men and lesbians that positively reinforce your sexual orientation, discover self-love and acceptance, and resolve other ongoing issues.

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Gay men counseling

Homosexuals face unique challenges that affect their mental health, which is where lesbian and gay men counseling can be an effective tool. Lesbians and gay men are more prone to experience mental health problems such as depression that can lead to suicide. Gay males already endure higher levels of anxiety than straight men and they are more susceptible to developing an eating disorder and body dysmorphia. 

Many gay people have had to master the art of pleasing people, conceal their sexual orientation, live with chronic stress due to discrimination, and continuously question their self-worth and belonging. When they are repeatedly exposed to homophobic language, and stereotypes, they internalize this negativity. This can trigger drug and alcohol abuse, and lead to harmful and unsafe behaviors that can increase their risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

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How gay and lesbian counseling can help?

When gay men and lesbians do not have adequate support and acceptance within the workplace and from family and friends, it can be difficult to maintain good mental health. Navigating challenges with a qualified clinician offers a great opportunity for healing. With a therapist who specializes in gay and lesbian counseling, it is possible for clients to develop a deeper understanding of their issues, so they can learn to practice emotional regulation, learn grounding skills, and find relief in self-acceptance. 

Individual therapy helps people understand how their sexual orientation, lifestyle, and family relationships affect their mental health. A counselor can offer productive ways to manage stress, cope with discrimination, get support for coming out, treat depression, sexual problems, and parenting issues. Therapy can also help those using alcohol and drugs as a coping mechanism.

Testimonials

Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
kiara diazkiara diaz
03:24 13 Sep 23
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03:24 13 Sep 23
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
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Lesbian & gay counseling online

Good Health offers lesbian and gay counseling online. Our multidisciplinary team can provide sound, expert advice in a virtual environment using internet services. Online counseling makes it simpler to get mental health care if you live in a remote place or you cannot locate a therapist nearby who specializes in issues that gay people are confronted with daily. The time commitment of in-person counseling may be impractical if there is an additional hour or two of travel time required on top of the hour of counseling. 

Having therapy sessions online with our psychiatrists and psychologists eliminates the need to commute, which makes therapy sessions more relaxed. Another major benefit of online counseling is privacy and confidentiality. Clients can avoid potentially bumping into people they know at the therapist’s office.

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