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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 Aurora, the suburbs of Aurora, other nearby places such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Dr. Speshal Walker Gautier
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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

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Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

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Aubrey Koel
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Explore your greatest strengths, fears, challenges, and desires for growth by working together in a collaborative partnership. I specialize in athlete and executive clientele, helping clients realize their untapped potential.


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Explore your greatest strengths, fears, challenges, and desires for growth by working together in a collaborative partnership. I specialize in athlete and executive clientele, helping clients realize their untapped potential.

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I believe the therapy experience should be unique to each client, encompassing what is most important to them and fulfilling their specific needs. I am proud to work with clients of all races, religions, and identities. All are welcome.

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Erin Braden
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Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.


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Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.

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My approach is holistic and rooted in creating a sense of safety. Just as every person is different, our work together will be unique to you.

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work towards the goals you identify as important.

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my approach is trauma informed. I am trained in somatic and cognitive behavioral therapies.

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Dr. Adriana W. Bal
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work to help you face and overcome current and past challenges, understand the root cause of your difficulties, explore your thoughts and feelings, and develop long-lasting strategies to accomplish your goals and get closer to the life you want.


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work to help you face and overcome current and past challenges, understand the root cause of your difficulties, explore your thoughts and feelings, and develop long-lasting strategies to accomplish your goals and get closer to the life you want.

Something to know about my approach is:

I customize my therapeutic approach to fit your unique situation. In a pragmatic way, I guide you to face and cope with your present and past challenges in judgment-free atmosphere of empathy, trust, honesty, transparency, respect, and safety.

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  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
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Dr. Adriana W. Bal  remote and phone therapy in Florida, Illinois, Missouri