you find a lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans affirmative therapist?
the right therapist is not always easy. And finding a lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender-affirmative)
therapist can be challenging, even in New York, a therapy Mecca.
Here are some starting points:
Referrals from physicians or clinics.
Referrals from community agencies.
Community Center (The Center) and The
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center have lists of mental-health resources.
Friends who have had experience in therapy are sometimes willing
to share a name or get a referral for you.
Call ALGAP at 646-486-3430
have the name of a therapist, how can you tell if it is going to be a
good match? Because therapy is so personal, it is important to work with
someone with whom you feel comfortable.
Ask the therapist about his/her experience with the LGBT
An in-person consultation is helpful because it gives you an opportunity
to see how the therapist works and answers the question, What is
your style/approach? A personal meeting is the only way to confirm
whether a practitioner is the right therapist for you.
gay, bisexual, or trans individual or couple beginning therapy
is different. Our work with you is based not only on your sexual orientation,
but also on who you are as a person. ALGAP therapists have a variety of
styles and approaches to therapy. We make every effort to match you with
the therapist who is right for you.
and find out if we can be of assistance to you, your partner or your family.
Other resources may be found at SAGE, AVP and GMHC.