Our professional counsellors provide supportive and comforting services for LGBT individuals, couples, and families. Our experience in this area allows us to offer specialized mental health services specifically tailored to the unique needs of LGBT individuals and families.
We focus on providing a warm and safe environment for all of our clients. All conversations and communication is 100 percent confidential. You can call us at (732) 817-0103, or send us a confidential note on our Contact Us page.
Despite a growing acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and gender identifications, individual, couple, and family counselling for the LGBT community may include:
- Understanding sexual orientation & gender identity
- “Coming out”
- Relationship satisfaction
- Coping with discrimination, bias & homophobia
- Unique challenges for same-sex couples
- Parenting an LGBT child
For LGBT parents facing child-rearing issues, we can help navigate these areas to create a harmonious and healthy relationship between both sons and daughters.
- How (and when) to come out to your children
- Answering inevitable questions
- Helping children to understand their origins
- How your sexual orientation/gender identity impacts their own
- Coping with the heterosexism of community
Gender dysphoria is defined as significant distress caused when a person’s gender identify does not correspond with their physical gender at birth that persists for at least six months. Symptoms may include:
- Measurable impairment in daily activities
- Distress in routine functions
- Social or professional anxiety
Our team of therapists can help to navigate through these unique challenges to empower and strengthen you to lead the life you were meant to lead and enjoy happy and fulfilling relationships.
Provider Staff Trainings
Understanding the Transitioning Client:
A 1-HOUR diversity training lead by licensed Markell therapist Cameron Mazzeo, on gender identity and expression that specifically reviews basics surrounding the transgender community. The class reviews various important elements including, but not limited to, relevant terminologies, history, transition phases, impact on relationships and behavior.
Transgender issues can be complex, and are still new to many people. These issues can be approached and discussed from a variety of different angles depending on the goal of the training and the background of the participants. Program managers should contact Cameron for a more in-depth explanation or to discuss the needs of your group!