Finding a therapist experienced working with the LGBTQIA+ community can be very important to anyone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, gender-diverse, queer, or questioning.
Speaking with an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, a gender-affirming therapist (whether or not you're experiencing gender dysphoria), and/or a therapist who identifies within the LGBTQIA+ community themself, can be life-changing.
Online directories like Monarch from SimplePractice aim to make it easier to find a mental health therapist who's matched to your specific needs. You can quickly and easily search for and find therapists experienced in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Here's how you can find a LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist with Monarch:
First, go to the therapist directory homepage meetmonarch.com.
Next, enter LGBTQIA+ in the Specialty field. This will populate all therapists that specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ clients. This means each therapist that pops up under this filter will have experience working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and an awareness of some of the unique challenges a person in this community may encounter.
Lastly, to see all the therapists in a specific area that specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ clients enter your zip code in the Location field.
At Monarch, we understand that each person is on an individual journey to wellness.
We strive to make it as easy as possible for everyone to find the right therapist to support their specific needs.