LGBTQ+ Relationship Therapy in Chicago
Confluent Relationship Therapy serves all LGBTQ+ (LGBTQQIP2SA) relationships to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, two-spirit, non-binary, gender fluid, genderqueer folks, and allies! At the present time, LGBTQ+ relationships experience a unique set of challenges. These challenges are often related to being gender and sexual minorities in America and are often not understood by some traditional therapists and therapies. Sara has extensive experience in working with diverse relationship backgrounds and identities. She provides services from an anti-oppressive lens that respects all LGBTQ+ client backgrounds and lived experiences.
Contact Confluent Relationship Therapy, where all relationships are affirmed and welcomed!
“Love is the best survival mechanism there is,”― Dr. Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Therapy can be a prevention or intervention! When struggling in a relationship, there are various issues you may experience that lead to starting therapy. These could include communication issues, intimacy concerns, high conflict, infidelity, contempt, in-law or family-of-origin issues, becoming a new parent, and more.
In any relationship, partners can feel isolated when it appears that their partner is taking the opinionated side of their own family. Sometimes it may seem like there are voices in the relationship that aren’t your own! Relationship therapy can help you and your partner navigate the “in-law” dynamics you may be experiencing. Additionally, therapy can help with the relationship dynamics your partner has with your own family.
You may refer to the term “in-law” to include members of your families “of choice”. Some may use this term when not currently associating with their biological family. However you define your relationships, all are welcome at Confluent Relationship Therapy!
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”Brown, B. (2010). The gifts of imperfection: let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.
― Brené Brown
Experiencing relationship concerns or challenges at the present time? Or want to work on prevention of relationship issues? All relationship identities are welcome here. You can reach out today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with Sara!