You deserve a supportive and enriched life. As a LGBT counselor who has had poor experience in individual therapy with a counselor who thought they were accepting of the LGBT community, I understand the value of a safe and accepting space to share personal information free of judgment and imposition of a counselor's values or beliefs. Whether you are exploring your sexuality for the first time, coming out, dating, in a long-term relationship or married, parenting, or navigating the relationship rules for monogamy, polyamory, or an open relationship, find answers and resolution, develop tools for success.
Counseling can help clients explore and develop personal meaning and understanding of the following:
Identity and self-acceptance: Gender identity, sex assignment vs identity, sexual orientation (straight, M4M, F4F, Bi, Curious/Questioning, Gay, Lesbian)
Relationships: Keeping it casual--dating or not, applying labels--girlfriends, boyfriends, partners, husband/s, wife/wives, or spouse/s; moving in together; exploring religious differences; long-term planning
Sex: Creating a sex-positive and healthy life; overcoming stigma or issues with use of PrEP; understanding how to healthily manage FWB or FB; exploring role play, Dominant/Submissive, Pup/Handler, as well as BDSM, and sexual preference (Top, Vers, Bottom)
Health: Physical, medical, mental, smoking cessation, eating issues/choices, HIV and STI management
Family: Acceptance, planning (children--biological, adopted, surrogate, or none), helping extended family reconcile hopes and dreams
External Pressures: Social labels and unintentionally assumed and often negative stereotypical beliefs stemming from community or institutional values of our dominant, sex-negative culture
David Clark can be reached at 916.234.3346. He is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, IMF#103359 employed by Hope for Healthy Families, a 501(3)(c) non-profit and charitable corporation in California. David is supervised by Regina Isabel K'burg, LMFT #86991.