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Do you need support in understanding, accepting, or navigating your sexual orientation? It can be hard to embrace your identity if you are gay or lesbian, and even harder if you identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, or otherwise. Sometimes the labels of sexual orientation get in the way of just understanding and listening to yourself.

If you aren’t sure of your sexual orientation or which genders you are attracted to, seeking therapy is a great step to take. Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Could Benefit from a Therapist for Sexual Orientation

If you’re not sure whether you should seek treatment for sexual orientation issues and identities, we can help. Here are some signs indicating you could use the help of a trained professional:

  • You aren’t sure which genders you are attracted to.
  • You have internal turmoil between what you experience and what you want.
  • You are struggling to accept your sexual orientation.
  • You have experienced, or are currently experiencing, trauma related to your sexual orientation.
  • You need mental or emotional support with regard to your sexual orientation.
  • You don’t feel good about yourself.
  • You want people to know your sexual orientation, but are not sure how to tell them.

As one anonymous contributor shared about therapy and sexual orientation, "Therapy helped me love my queer self for who I am. I learned that I didn’t need to label my sexuality to understand it."

Get Started with Sexual Orientation Therapy Today!

Therapy for sexual orientation can drastically improve your mental health, leading you to become a happier, more confident version of yourself. And Mental Health Match can help you get started by matching you with a quality therapist in your area. Just browse the experts below or use our free therapist matching tool.

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Expect from my practice an environment where all parts of you are welcome, even those you might be struggling to accept yourself. To me, this means building a therapeutic relationship where you feel seen, heard, and valued for who you truly are.

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I offer careful and compassionate counseling with the primary focus on understanding my clients and their stories. I want to help my clients to achieve whatever solutions and life changes they are looking for while enjoying the therapeutic process.

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I help clients process challenging emotions, develop new insight, and improve their self-esteem in pursuit of creating the life they desire. 

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I utilize a client-centered, relational approach that is ultimately tailored to each client. I aim to be culturally aware and trauma-informed in all interactions with clients.

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Together, we will look at the beliefs causing your issues. They may have been appropriate when acquired, often as a child, but maybe not so much today. We have to learn to accept what we can't change and have the courage to change what we can.


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Together, we will look at the beliefs causing your issues. They may have been appropriate when acquired, often as a child, but maybe not so much today. We have to learn to accept what we can't change and have the courage to change what we can.

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I believe that our behaviors, how we feel, act, in a given situation, are a result of the beliefs we have about that situation. If you are willing to investigate your beliefs and adjust them to fit today's reality, you will feel and act differently.

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