Even though homosexuality is decriminalized in India, we are still far from social acceptance. The LGBTQ+ folks experience distinct stressors associated with their identities including acts of violence, discrimination, bullying, isolation, and rejection. These stressors prevent many from coming out causing severe mental health concerns.
Therapy provides the following and much more:
- Affirmative care through the mind tab provides the much needed space and asserts one’s experiences and beliefs regarding sexual orientation and gender identity
- A compassionate and empathetic space where one can be authentic, where pride can be free of caveats, while validating the unique struggles that the LGBTQ+ folks face on a daily basis
- An open curious space where one can explore intersecting identities (social economic status, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity) and how they influence one’s unique experiences