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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 Downers Grove, the suburbs of Downers Grove, 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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understand the influences that have led you to where you are so you can make lasting changes that will impact how you feel about yourself and how you interact with others. We will work together to help you gain insight into problematic patterns.


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understand the influences that have led you to where you are so you can make lasting changes that will impact how you feel about yourself and how you interact with others. We will work together to help you gain insight into problematic patterns.

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I want to work with you to create a space where you can be yourself, build on your strengths, explore your vulnerabilities and grow from your challenges. I tend to work with clients in long-term, insight-oriented psychotherapy.

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James Searing
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Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.


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Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.

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I view therapy as a sacred space and protected process. I'm a modern minded therapist always learning the latest in the sciences available. However, I love the art of therapy even more and strive to create a tailored approach unique to you.

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  • Addictions
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  • LGBTQ+
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  • Mood Disorders
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Casandra Townsel
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build a therapeutic rapport to help you work through the issues in life that are keeping you for being who you are meant to be. We will work through the fear and shame holding you back. We will discover the value and worth you bring to the universe.


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build a therapeutic rapport to help you work through the issues in life that are keeping you for being who you are meant to be. We will work through the fear and shame holding you back. We will discover the value and worth you bring to the universe.

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I provide a relaxing environment where you can be who you truly are. My clients have full autonomy to navigate through each session. There will be some challenges as that is how resilience and growth is established; you won't go through it alone.

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Mara Fisher
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Discover new ways of seeing your life and imagining your future. Our exploration of your challenges will help you move from accepting just an OK life to finding a life partner, reigniting faded romance, and realizing forgotten dreams of fulfillment.


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Discover new ways of seeing your life and imagining your future. Our exploration of your challenges will help you move from accepting just an OK life to finding a life partner, reigniting faded romance, and realizing forgotten dreams of fulfillment.

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You get 100% of my passion, expertise and commitment to your success. Using a combination of advanced techniques tailored to you and your needs, I encourage your progress towards your goals and help you find joy and courage in transforming your life.

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Alexis Lopez-Palomar
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work towards the goals you identify as important.


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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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  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociation
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • LGBTQ+
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  • Relationship Distress
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