LGBTQIA+ Couples and Relationship Counseling
We’ve worked with gay couples, lesbian couples, and polyamorous relationships. Many times they get caught up in the data. We’ve done gay couples therapy for those that need a simple tune up and as well as lesbian couples counseling for individuals who have got caught up in the data. By the data we mean who said what, who did what, and who was at fault. Many people in relationships get stuck keeping tally while the resentment accumulates like a snowball rolling down a massive hill.Free 15 Minute Consultation
What Makes iAmClinic Different?
Minority Led & Inclusion Focused
Our organization strives to create a diverse and equitable environment for all. Learn More Here
50+ Years of Cumulative Experience
We continue to provide ongoing training and certifications together as a team.
The LGBTQIA+ Is Our Community
We are a proud, queer-led business, and active advocates for our LGBTQIA+ community.
No matter your relational needs, our therapists will attune to your concerns efficiently. Whether you’re looking for the comfort of periodic professional help or are facing incredible challenges, we’ll help you understand what keeps your relationships from thriving and we’ll give you the skills to overcome your challenges. As you work toward reigniting your lost passion, we’ll not only help you stabilize your relationship with effective communication, but we’ll also help clear up the root system that created the challenges in the first place.
- Protect your relationship(s) from resentment
- Learn how to balance healthy independence and healthy dependence
- Develop communication skills, such as empathy and active listening
- Address the affects of internalized and externalized homophobia/transphobia in your relationship(s)
- Deconstruct and transition out of repeating arguments
- Develop tools to keep from further arguments
- Learn how to quickly return to attachment repair when arguments arise
- Provide unconditional love for your partner’s authentic self
- Understand the relation patterns that aren’t working you
- Learn how to identity your emotional desires and communicate them effectively
We offer therapy in different formats
Couples Counseling FAQs
In couples therapy the client is the relationship. We focus on how the couple, throuple, or polycule functions as a system, rather than competing individuals. In couples therapy you will learn about your relational patterns, tools to improve communication, and identify why unwanted behaviors keep surfacing. We always tell our clients, “It is our job to work ourselves out of job.” We don’t want you to figure out who is right or wrong. We want you to figure out how to repair your relationship without us in the room because that will lead to your relational success.
Many relationships experience challenges related to their differing identities and all the implications they have in their social lives. Empathizing with one another’s experience in a productive way requires a healthy and sophisticated boundary system- one that takes practice and the emergence of a stable self-confidence. From a sturdy internal knowledge that sits behind a healthy and workable boundary, challenges can be talked about and resolved. To learn more or get the support you need, reach out for a free consultation.
Dating and creating long-lasting, healthy relationships might just be two of the hardest things we will ever do. Navigating them requires a lot of awareness, and for many of us in the LGBTQIA+ community, the healing from developmental trauma. Knowing your attachment style and how to manage it will also give you a lot of control in relationships. To learn more, scroll through our blog or reach out to us for a free consultation.
At iAmClinic we are a team of queer, trans, and allied therapists. We believe it is important that you work with someone who has not only walked in your shoes, but has also experienced the changes you seek. You have found a good queer or trans therapist when they can speak from life experience in addition to their academic training. You should look for a therapist who does not need you to teach them about your queer or trans experience, but one who knows because they share that experience with you.
We often say that it is our job to work ourselves out of a job. In that light, therapy sessions are collaborations between you and your therapist. We first want to earn your trust by being safe, well-trained, and capable. As the therapeutic process takes shape, it becomes a working relationship, much like teamwork. We often provide psychological education on certain behavioral patterns or relational dynamics and provide safe feedback that will help you grow in a safe environment. We also take great pride in showing up authentically, so you’ll get to know your therapist as much as we get to know you. We affirm what research tells us time and time again: It is the therapeutic relationship that is most important. As a result, therapy sessions are more of a safe place to be challenged, to be heard, and to be allowed to be honest with how you show up in the world.
The length of therapy deepens on what you would like to address and how deep you want to go. Many people like to address a specific issue, while others want to reach a new level of wholeness. Although a specific number of sessions cannot be determined, you can work closely with your therapist to get the most out of every minute you are with us.
We have a wide range of experienced therapists who offer a variety of price points. Depending on what you would like to address and how deep you’d like to go, therapy will range in price. If you’d like to set a free consultation with a therapist, they will help give you an anticipated range of the cost.
Yes. Therapy, especially therapy with queer, trans, or allied therapists, can be helpful in giving you tools to cope with, desensitizing reactions, and finding confidence to deal with discrimination and stigma. We often act as advocates when it is appropriate and help you find resources that offer support and assistance. In terms of therapy, we can use modalities like EMDR or Breathwork to help you gain the skills and insights to help you stand firm in a heterosexist, cisgendered world.
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