Do you struggle with issues of sexuality, sexual identity, and/or gender identity?

Are you unable to accept and declare your sexuality or the sexuality of a loved one without shame?

Do you find yourself inhibited by internalized homophobia?

Have you identified with negative or stereotypic images of sexual minorities as portrayed in the media?

Do you feel alone in your family because of your sexuality?

In the United States, it’s estimated that more than 9 million American adults identify as LGBTQIA+. Even more acknowledge having same-sex attraction or experience, without identifying as LGBTQIA+.

Beyond the “either/or” classification of human sexuality, decades of research has revealed that sexual orientation ranges along a continuum—from exclusive attraction to the opposite sex to exclusive attraction to the same sex—with most people somewhere in the middle.

Even though sexuality is incredibly diverse, those who exist outside the collective idea of “normal” have become subject to coarse and subtle forms of social exclusion. This long, institutionalized history of intolerance against non-heterosexism can lead sexual minorities to feeling marginalized, rejected, and shameful.

When shame is left unaddressed, it will cause people to shut down. It can develop into anger or anxiety. Relief is often sought from alcohol, drugs, sexual acting-out, any behavior done to excess (e.g., gambling, eating, shopping), or even suicide. Without question, it will lead to low self-esteem.

We believe that you don’t have to resign yourself to living with shame, anger, internalized homophobia, and negative self-images. In LGBTQIA+ supportive therapy, people can develop and cultivate self-empowerment and self-acceptance.

Serving the Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Seattle areas, OptimalLife Wellness is here to free you from the destructive path of shame, fear, and self-rejection. Contact us to have a quick and easy conversation with our scheduling coordinator, who will match you and your needs with one of our LGBTQIA+ allied therapists. Together, we will help you learn how to become your best self and enjoy the life you deserve to have.

Our online therapy services, facilitated by skilled therapists, provide personalized care for stress, anxiety, and depression. Regardless of your location in Washington State, quality mental health care is just a click away. Our secure and user-friendly online therapy appointments ensure privacy while offering flexibility and convenience, making mental health care more accessible than ever.

LGBTQIA Therapy in Bellevue with OptimalLife Wellness
LGBTQIA Therapy in Bellevue with OptimalLife Wellness