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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 Riverside, the suburbs of Riverside, other nearby places such as Berwyn, Hines, 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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Laura Richardson
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Figure out what is causing your current difficulties, craft a plan for you to get better, and get you there. Change is possible, with the right guide.


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Figure out what is causing your current difficulties, craft a plan for you to get better, and get you there. Change is possible, with the right guide.

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I run an adherent DBT program with all modes of DBT. We also do CBT, EMDR for Trauma and we are LGBTQIA+ affirming and anti-racist.

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  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • gender dysphoria
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  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NNSI)
  • Suicide
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma EMDR
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Mellany de Medeiros Nones
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Work towards connection, exploration, rethinking, allowing growth and elaborating for change. We can focus on understanding yourself better, processing difficult moments, finding new meanings and ways, affirming strengths or improving communication.


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Work towards connection, exploration, rethinking, allowing growth and elaborating for change. We can focus on understanding yourself better, processing difficult moments, finding new meanings and ways, affirming strengths or improving communication.

Something to know about my approach is:

It is centered on people's experiences, internal and communal resources, with attention to social and cultural contexts, and the many factors that influence our lives, values, self-view and decisions.

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  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Family Relationships
  • grief
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Dr. Rosanna Lora
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We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.


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Together, we will:

We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.

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I'm supportive and non-judgmental. I like to be straightforward in a way that will foster growth and healthy ways of being in the world. Therapy is about shifting those thoughts and behaviors that have kept you from being healthier.

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  • Aging and Getting Older
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  • Black and African American Issues
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Dr. Rosanna  Lora  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Jerrold Yeo
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Find what kind of solution works best for what you currently need, and how to best optimize your way of life. I believe in helping you achieve your maximum, while also taking the time to enjoy the moment and the process.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Find what kind of solution works best for what you currently need, and how to best optimize your way of life. I believe in helping you achieve your maximum, while also taking the time to enjoy the moment and the process.

Something to know about my approach is:

I meet with my clients to determine through discussion what the best approach will be. I believe in active communication and discussion to achieve a joint understanding of goals to achieve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coaching
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Grief counseling
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Relationship Skills
  • Stress Management
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Gita Tewari
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I take a holistic approach to emotional and psychological healing, as well as a sensitivity to diversity and multiculturalism. Clients will feel encouraged and motivated to use the tools and strategies we discuss.


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Together, we will:

I take a holistic approach to emotional and psychological healing, as well as a sensitivity to diversity and multiculturalism. Clients will feel encouraged and motivated to use the tools and strategies we discuss.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a client centered approach to develop trust and rapport with clients along with an integrative approach that includes narrative therapy, CBT and mindfulness practices based on the presenting issues of the client.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Gita Tewari remote and phone therapy in Illinois