It’s been going on for so long that you’re kind of used to it.
The endless arguments about who you can love, where you can pee, whether you deserve cake or a pew.
These not-so-subtle messages about all the ways you’re broken, defective and unlovable seem to be stuck on an endless loop.
And you’re so bombarded by these messages of unworthiness that it’s easy for them to become part of your own self-talk.
No wonder you’re struggling…
To protect yourself, you become an expert at hiding – hiding from others, but more importantly, from yourself. Who wouldn’t hide when their attempts to be seen and known are met with shame and punishment?
The problem is that your hiding prevents you from living a full, rich life. You disown and reject important parts of yourself to avoid further rejection. You contort and edit yourself to earn acceptance and approval.
When these efforts aren’t effective, you engage in risky behaviors to help numb or distract from the pain.
You are enough!
I understand intimately the challenges that we as LGBTQ+ folks face.
But I’m not here to tell you who you need to be or how to live.
Thriving looks different for all of us, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer that works for everyone.
Instead, I help LGBTQ+ clients connect with their deepest values so that they can live rewarding lives and forge deep, meaningful relationships… with others, but especially with themselves.
Let’s start your journey to knowing yourself today.
Together, we’ll discover and expand your resources for growth and resilience to help you move more effectively through the places where you seem to get stuck.
If you’re ready to start making some changes in your relationship with yourself, call me at (615) 823-0701