Teenagers between the ages of 12-17 years old start to deal with their sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender expression. While sexual maturity and growth are part of growing up, teenagers who start to realize that they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, (LGBTQQIA+) or any other gender identity, may experience social stigma, marginalization, oppression, homophobia, and discrimination, which may cause enormous stress and depression.
At Teen Depression, we understand that teenagers who identify as LGBTQ experience several issues – from coping with homophobia, to fear of coming out to one’s family and friends, to facing societal pressures when it comes to one’s sexuality. We understand that all of these factors can feel overwhelming, and teenagers may become depressed when they are unable to express who they really are, or when they are shunned for coming out with their true identity.
As a premier Southern California based Teen Depression Rehab Treatment Center, we are happy to say that we have mental health professionals who specialize in LGBTQ Depression Therapy. We understand that sometimes, LGBT clients may feel more comfortable with LGBTQ therapists, or therapists who specialize in LGBTQ issues, and we strive to meet that need. With our LGBTQ Depression Therapy, we want to provide teenagers with a safe, judgment-free space where they can talk about their sexuality – whether they are still questioning, trying to come to terms with it, figuring out how to come out to their loved ones, or if they simply want to talk about their experiences, our therapists are ready to listen and provide guidance.
Love is love – this is something that we firmly believe in at Teen Depression. Contact us at 888-226-0766 for further details regarding this service.