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Looking for an LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapist?

We’ve got you.

We aren’t just about being allies for LGBTQIA+; we want to be a safe harbor in the storm of all that is going on in our world.

We hold deep values that ALL people must be able to honor their values of autonomy and freedom, authenticity and genuineness, and love and connection.

Being a member of the LBTQIA+ community or questioning can come with fear yet, sadly, often real social stigma, rejection, abandonment, or isolation. Although cultural acceptance is growing, sadly, there is still discrimination and oppression happening in this community. This is a heartbreaking reality that must be acknowledged and stopped.

Yet, there is no way this is the end of the story. 

We are fiercely committed to helping our clients feel like someone has their back and that there is hope for a rich, meaningful, and authentic life fully integrated with their sexuality and gender identity—a life with rainbow threads interwoven throughout!

If you want to work through difficulties with your family of origin, fully explore your authentic self and identity, spiritual or religious conflicts, and learn how to effectively navigate relationships at work and home, we’ve got you.

Do you struggle with embodying your true self at work, home or both?


Always, our LGBTQIA+ clients are coming to their work with high intelligence, commitment, and dedication, yet often they struggle with things like:

  • imposter syndrome
  • setting and maintaining healthy boundaries
  • feeling emotionally safe at work
  • asserting core needs
  • identifying values and taking values-based actions
  • lack of confidence
  • a sense that they have to work harder or “earn it” more than others
  • feeling like creativity and innovation is blocked
  • low sense of self-worth and self-compassion
  • workplace trauma
  • feelings of disconnection and isolation
  • feeling accepted in LGBTQ+ identity
  • finding social groups or circles at work
  • trusting self and tendency to “put on a mask”
  • systemic oppression
In a 2021 study published in Science, LGBTQIA + professionals working in STEM were more likely than their non-LGBTQIA+ peers to experience career limitations, harassment, and professional devaluation as well as health problems.


Our clients often report struggling with:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • difficulties with understanding and embodying authentic self and identity 
  • sexual or other traumatic stress, including childhood bullying 
  • discrimination and harassment
  • managing relationships and improving communication with family of origin
  • questioning sexuality and/or gender identity
  • making and sustaining meaningful relationships
  • identifying a social group or circle that fully embrace or identifies as LGBTQIA+
  • exploring and reconciling faith, spirituality, and sexuality
  • coming out to friends and family
  • c0-parenting
  • chronic illness
“If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I’m shortchanging myself.” 
— Zanele Muholi

What does LGBTQ+ mean?

The acronym LGBTQ means lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. LGBTQ has more recently been expanded to LGBTQ+ or LBGTQIA+, which often includes queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual. 

Why is it important to have an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist?

Research has show that affirming care saves lives. 

Numerous studies have found that affirming care leads to improved mental health among LGBTQIA+ youth.

In a 2020 national survey on LGBTQIA+ youth, 54% of young people who identified as transgender or nonbinary reported having seriously considered suicide.

Affirming care can be demonstrated in many ways.

For example, it would include a demonstrated commitment to using the client’s preferred pronouns and terms that feel most authentic to them. 

It would include recognizing where the therapist does not have a shared lived experience and helping the client to feel heard and understood. It would also include a commitment to the therapist to fully explore those aspects where there are gaps in understanding and empower the client to give feedback on their thoughts and feelings easily in a trusting relationship.

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Potential Benefits of Individual Therapy 

Some possible benefits of individual therapy include:

  • Feeling more confident in relationships at work and outside

  • Feeling more confident in how your actions can improve your relationships without waiting for the other person to change

  • Enjoying better relationships with family, friends, colleagues, employees, and supervisors

  • Feeling more confident and less guilty about asserting your needs and limits

  • Better equipped to set healthy boundaries at work and in life

  • Being able to delegate and negotiate more effectively

  • Saying no to people whose behaviors have become toxic for you

“We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we are meant to. The absence of love and belonging will always lead to suffering.”
— Brene Brown


At Momentum Psychology, our skilled team of therapists understands how important relationship satisfaction is to our day-to-day lives.

We utilize evidence-based treatment methods that include ACT, DBT, CBT, and Trauma-Informed Practices.

We currently offer individual therapy for relationships in North Carolina and all PSYPACT states, including, but not limited to, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Georgia.

If you are ready to take control of your life and build momentum toward a bright future, follow the steps below to get started.


As an online or virtual therapy practice, our mission is to offer various online therapy services to help you focus on your needs. We take the stress out of getting your desired treatment with our flexible, convenient, and easy-to-use therapy and assessment services. We offer online therapy in several states, including North Carolina, Alabama, Colorado, Washington DC, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Utah, and all PSYPACT states

We specialize in working with high-performing professionals, executives, lawyers, entrepreneurs, physicians, healthcare professionals, creatives, athletes, and students (college, graduate, and professional programs). We will soon be offering for high-achieving teens who want and are a good fit for online or virtual therapy. Our therapists are all doctoral-level psychologists. 

Depending on the therapist you see, we can offer help with stress and burnout, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, ADHD, and depression, as well as vicarious trauma, life transitions, and relationship problems. Learn more about the cost of online therapy on our investment page. Getting the best therapist for your needs no matter where you live and being able to fit it into your busy schedule might be the secret. Online therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for! 

We use evidence-based treatment methods, including ACT, DBT, RO-DBT, CBT, ERP, and trauma-informed therapies.

Please contact our office and request an appointment to learn about the many ways we can help you thrive and be successful in work and life, and hopefully, all around.


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