We Offer Compassion
The path to creating a family can be arduous and complicated for people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Members of this community often experience bias and prejudice from the very institutions and support systems that are meant to help prospective parents create and care for their families. Healthcare and doctor interactions can be invalidating and painful. Every reproductive option comes with its own unique challenges, stressors, and complicated set of decisions. This can lead those looking to start a family to feel frustrated, lost, or hopeless about becoming parents. If you have concerns related to pregnancy or are trying donor options and IVF, surrogacy, adoption, or foster-to-adopt, support is available to help you through this challenging experience.
We Have Expertise
We understand and have experience addressing the struggles LGBTQIA+ people might face when it comes to starting a family. Whether individually, in a group, or with your partner(s), psychotherapy focuses on understanding your reproductive story and how it is impacting your current experience. Finding understanding and support for what you are going through can bring hope, relief, and the resilience to persevere. Together we will discover ways to strengthen your relationships, bolster social support, and help you heal from the trials of your reproductive journey. You will learn techniques to quiet your nervous system, reduce the stress response, and develop healthy forms of coping. We will also address basic lifestyle factors, such as eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep.
We Emphasize Wellness
The main goal of therapy is wellness, and wellness is defined differently for everyone. Your treatment will address you as a whole person—body, mind, and spirit. We focus on helping you discover how to care for your emotional and physical health and strengthen your relationships while creating your family.