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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. Whether you are located in downtown Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, 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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Bee Cook
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We'll explore your relationships, attachments, sense of self, and how past experiences still impact you today. I'm happy to support those undergoing major life transitions, working through trauma, navigating identity questions, or seeking growth.

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In our work together, you can expect a warm, nonjudgmental presence as we explore your inner world. I offer a space where all parts of you are welcome, even those you've tried to push away. My goal is for you to feel truly seen, heard, and understood

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Dive into what brings you to therapy and build a therapeutic relationship that allows for your authenticity, self-expression, and exploration.

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My style is strengths-based and person-centered; I approach therapy with a great deal of creativity, curiosity, and respect for who you are and what you want to get from our work together.

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create an environment where I decenter myself as an expert and strongly endeavor to foster a person-centered, hope-based, bio-psycho-social minded, collaborative experience.


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create an environment where I decenter myself as an expert and strongly endeavor to foster a person-centered, hope-based, bio-psycho-social minded, collaborative experience.

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I’ve worked with a variety of populations, including LGBTQIA, trans, neurodivergent, kinky, polyamorous, disabled, and asexual. Anti-racism, decolonization, and the impact of intergenerational trauma are at the core of my practice.

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Get you to a place where you can identify your strengths, recognize your short and long-term goals, know where to start, feel more empowered and balanced.

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My approach is very relational and strength-based. I work hard at establishing rapport and trust. I draw a lot from feminist and multicultural psychology. I often provide psycho-ed about self-compassion and challenging automatic negative thoughts.

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Explore current negative patterns within your life, address traumas and negative self talk, and work toward a better aligned life for you.

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Every person holds a unique story and experiences; it is my goal to work collaboratively with you to achieve personal goals and growth throughout the therapy experience utilizing different modalities of EMDR and narrative therapy.

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