Rachelle Bloksberg is a LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist.
LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning) is a specialized approach and is not just a matter of being neutral.
In this type of therapy, your therapist understands that LGBTQ+ people are a part of society and are an asset to our culture. LGBTQ+ peoples’ perspectives add to diversity and increases the beauty of kindness and inclusivity. Celebrating LGBTQ+ people is very important, rather than just tolerating or accepting them.
A therapist who has this perspective can provide therapy that addresses individualized challenges and the impact of inhospitable environments and hostility due to a homophobic, heterosexually-biased and discriminatory culture. People often feel shame and self-hatred resulting from living in this kind of unaccepting culture.
I have worked with many LGBTQ+ clients. We can explore your feelings in a safe and accepting environment. Therapy can be a place where you can work out your hurt and pain. Together, we can work to empower you to lead a happy, fulfilling life.