Gay Friendly? Gay Affirmative?
LGBTQ people deserve more than tolerance from other people, especially their counselors. It is important to find a gay-affirmative counselor who honors and celebrates who you are.
It is especially important for LGBTQ people, whether open or not regarding their sexual orientations, to feel safe enough with their counselors to disclose all aspects of their lives and to explore those areas about which they may be questioning.
You want a gay-affirmative counselor who will meet you where you are and guide you along the process of moving toward your personal goals.
For suggested questions to ask a prospective counselor and lots of useful information, visit The LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild Of Utah website.