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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 Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, 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. Leyla Mansur
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Strengthen your relationships, process/uncover the roots of your dissatisfaction, develop more self-compassion, coping strategies, & find greater life balance. There is no "one size fits all" approach. Therapy is tailored for your individual needs.

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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.

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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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Dr. Emily Price
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Get to the root of your problems by uncovering patterns that keep you stuck, get in touch with your feelings, needs, and boundaries, increase your self-acceptance, deepen your relationships, and identify and go after what you want most out of life.

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I take an active, research-driven approach to identify why you are hurting, lost, or overwhelmed, bring you the relief you need and deserve, and create lasting changes that make you more satisfied with yourself, your relationships, and your life.

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Sophie Starks
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Our work will define and explore the questions and solutions that are specific to you and your circumstances. Some benefits of your treatment may happen quickly, but more meaningful change often takes time.


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Our work will define and explore the questions and solutions that are specific to you and your circumstances. Some benefits of your treatment may happen quickly, but more meaningful change often takes time.

Something to know about my approach is:

In my work, I focus my listening on your conscious experiences, as well as on the underlying dynamics present in all of us. By working in an empathetic environment, the individuals I work with create a space where they can speak the unspeakable.

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Meg Coyne
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Together we'll use the model of IFS/parts work. We will work together to change how you feel about yourself. We’ll find the self-compassion, caring that you have inside of you and over time you'll be able to see your innate gifts.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Together we'll use the model of IFS/parts work. We will work together to change how you feel about yourself. We’ll find the self-compassion, caring that you have inside of you and over time you'll be able to see your innate gifts.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is to assist you in learning about your feelings and needs. I am down to earth, and provide a warm & supportive environment.

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