LGBTQIA-Affirmative Therapy

What is LGBTQIA-Affirmative therapy? Well, in short- it’s individual talk therapy. What makes this work unique, however, is the scope of topics, emotions, and experiences covered in session that are specific to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, assexual, or as one of the many other identities that fall along the spectrums of gender and sexuality.

Rate: $100 per session

Session Length: 50 minutes

Accepted Payment: Cash, check or credit card. 

 Please Note: I do not accept insurance, but can provide a detailed receipt that you can submit to your insurance provider if needed. Contact your insurance provider for details regarding your specific policy and out-of-network benefits.  

Our gender and sexual identities are central to who we are and how we experience the world. As a result, they often intersect with other important aspects of our lives, including relationships, mental health, and career/vocational goals. LGBTQIA-affirmative therapy can be especially helpful for LBGTQI-identifying individuals who want to:  

  • Find more clarity about their individual identity

  • Gain confidence about their place in the world

  • Explore and process significant life transitions

  • Foster greater self-understanding

  • Feel comfortable in their bodies and with their emotions and desires

  • Grow their self-esteem and self-acceptance

  • Process concerns or experiences around coming out

  • Work towards relief from mental health symptoms including depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use

  • Cope with conflicts with loved ones or other relationship discord

It is also important to recognize that oftentimes LGBTQIA-identifying clients are coming to therapy for concerns that may be unrelated to their gender and sexual identities. Every person has a unique internal relationship to their various identities. Perhaps you are seeking a therapist who understands and affirms your gender and sexual identities while holding space to work through concerns related to other parts of your life.

In addition to therapy, I am also able to provide therapist letters for name and gender marker changes, for hormone therapy, or for gender-affirming surgeries.

Ready to get started?

To work with me, contact (512) 537-3618 or email emilykarpinski@gmail.com

or fill out the contact form below. 

Please note: If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911. This form and the contact information listed on my website are not intended for response to emergencies.