LGBTQ+ Services


LGBTQ+ Services

The LGBTQ+ community often faces persistent challenges that can cause immense stress and mental health concerns. If you need support, you’ll find acceptance, understanding, and compassion at Kensington Wellness Mental Health Counseling. The experienced counselors provide telehealth care for LGBTQ+ people aged 12 and older in the New York City, New York, community. The team takes a holistic approach that cares for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Schedule a telehealth appointment today using the online booking tool or by calling the friendly staff. 

LGBTQ+ Services Q & A

How can I benefit from LGBTQ+ services?

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning plus (LGBTQ+) is a strong community that also faces several unique challenges. If you’re LGBTQ+, these challenges can increase your or your loved ones’ risk of developing a mental health condition. 

At every age, the LGBTQ+ community has a higher risk of experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

You may benefit from services if you or a loved one is looking for support with: 

  • Gender dysphoria 
  • Coming out 
  • Rejection (in school, at work or church, or in relationships) 
  • Trauma
  • Discrimination 
  • Hate crimes
  • Substance use 
  • Homelessness 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • PTSD 
  • HIV prevention or care 
  • Various mental health concerns 
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide 

The Kensington Wellness Mental Health Counseling team can teach you ways to overcome, cope, feel confident, and establish overall well-being. 

What do LGBTQ+ services include?

The Kensington Wellness Mental Health Counseling team provides holistic care that centers on your unique needs. No matter what service you receive, the team honors and encourages your gender and sexual orientation. 

During your initial consultation, your provider creates a safe and supportive atmosphere to share any mental health concerns, challenges, goals, and ambitions. 

Your treatment plan could include: 

  • Psychotherapy
  • Gender-confirming hormone therapy
  • Medication 
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Self-management tools
  • Transgender care

With transgender care, the team can write professional letters to counter discrimination or referrals for gender-affirming surgery.

Your provider may also help you locate local support groups and crisis support phone numbers. They can share several other useful LGBTQ+ resources. 

How can LGBTQ+ services help me with coming out?

During psychotherapy sessions, your Kensington Wellness Mental Health Counseling provider can discuss your concerns and goals around coming out. They can answer questions and help you decide when and how to come out to your friends, family, or community. 

Supportive discussions with your provider help you identify any risks or advantages of coming out. They can help you plan, talk through, and prepare for the occasion. They also are there for you afterward if you experience any difficult emotional situations. 

For exceptional LGBTQ+ services, schedule a virtual consultation by phone with Kensington Wellness Mental Health Counseling today or by using the convenient online booking tool.