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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 Knoxville, the suburbs of Knoxville, other nearby places such as Kingsport, Johnson City, or anywhere else in Tennessee, 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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Hope Burbine
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Will we laugh? Yes. Will we cry? Also yes. Will we navigate this wild ride called life and break patterns that no longer serve you? Absolutely. I don't see you as a pathology, but as a person having a human experience.


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Together, we will:

Will we laugh? Yes. Will we cry? Also yes. Will we navigate this wild ride called life and break patterns that no longer serve you? Absolutely. I don't see you as a pathology, but as a person having a human experience.

Something to know about my approach is:

I offer a holistic approach to therapy. I take into account a client’s emotional, physical, environmental, spiritual (or non-spiritual), culture, and social justice factors. I allow an open-minded place for them to feel seen, empowered, and heard.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Forensics
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Religious Trauma
  • Sex Therapy
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Women's Issues
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Brittany Bate (she/her)
Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

Something to know about my approach is:

Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Child Custody
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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Brittany Bate (she/her) remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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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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Together, we will:

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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Maura Merritt
Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.


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Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT techniques and teach DBT skills. CBT involves exploring how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effect each other to create maladaptive patterns. DBT skills focus on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Orientation
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Maura Merritt remote and phone therapy in California, Tennessee