Jessica Hope Murph
The decision to begin therapy does not make you weak minded or a weak person; it does not mean you have failed, it means you're ready to get better! Everyone has different reasons for attending therapy: anxiety, trauma, family, relationship issues, intimacy issues, gender dysphoria.... No matter what made you take this step know that you are in a safe space where your rights and beliefs are fully validated. As a client focused therapist I will not give you advise but rather help you find your own solutions to the barriers lying in your way that's keeping you from living your best life.
When working with individuals, couples, and families I employ science based approaches but also encourage holistic self-care. I encourage my clients to advocate for their spiritual, social, medical, and artistic needs. I allow my clients the right to choose which treatment method they prefer as only my clients know what will help them the most.
There is nothing weak about processing trauma, learning to control anxiety, getting help for your marriage... There is nothing wrong with you because you identify in the LGBTQ+ spectrum... There is no shame for just wanting to be/feel better... It doesn't matter if you are in a traditional or non-traditional relationship as long as it's healthy.