Eunoia Counseling provides a safe and supportive environment for members of the LGBTQIA community. If you or a family member identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, or asexual and would like support in continuing to explore who you are as a person, Eunoia Counseling can help. We are trained and experienced in working with individuals of a variety of sexual orientations and gender identities. Our clients span the ages of adolescents, teenagers, college students, young adults, and adults.
Our affirming therapists at Eunoia Counseling have a unique understanding of how social identities and systems of oppression intersect. Although our society has come a long way, we understand that a culture of discrimination, oppression, fear, and sometimes resistance towards the LGBTQIA community still exists. We also understand how these social systems of oppression impact you as an individual; this environment can stand in the way of maintaining an authentic sense of self and be a source of anxiety. Eunoia Counseling can provide a safe space for support and healing around these challenges. At Eunoia, we care about helping you embrace your true self and living as authentically as possible.
What can you expect during an LGBTQ therapy appointment at Eunoia’s Gender Therapy Naperville?
- Safety: Wholeness can feel out of reach when you don’t feel safe. We strive to create an atmosphere of security from the moment you walk through our door.
Safety means you won’t be judged or scrutinized. It means you’re accepted and supported. Safety also means you can be yourself with your therapist so you can be empowered to thrive and know which steps to take on your journey.
- Affirmation: It can be incredibly painful not to be seen. We acknowledge that many in the LGBTQIA community have been harmed by damaging methods of conversion therapy. This harm prevents people from living out their full potential and understandably can create hesitation about seeking out help.
At Eunoia, our therapists are LGBTQIA affirming; we see you for who you are, and your identity will not be treated as a mental illness by our highly-skilled counselors who possess expertise and training in LGBTQIA affirming therapy. You can be yourself whenever you feel comfortable because your identity won’t be challenged here.
Our affirming therapists do understand the stressors and anxiety that can result from the biases of our culture and aim to equip you with tools to walk in the fullness of all you can be.
- Treated as an individual: We understand that although you share similarities with others you identify with, you are an individual with your own perspectives and challenges to overcome. Our therapist will treat you with dignity, honor, and respect. We will support and affirm your identity by using correct pronouns.
If you are also experiencing mental health concerns, we will help you find resolution and healing. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, trauma-informed care, and other treatment modalities in our therapy sessions.
We will meet you where you are and facilitate you in taking the next steps forward. At Eunoia Counseling, we will work to help you break down the barriers that are blocking the light so that you can spend your future in a brighter place. We know the power of counseling and how it can transform lives for the better. We look forward to assisting you in this momentous journey.