Therapy for LGBTQ Issues
in Troy and Across Michigan

Empowering lives & embracing identity: therapy for every journey.

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
— Rita Mae Brown

You weren’t made to fit in.

You were made to be uniquely you, in all your beautiful, perfectly imperfect complexity. And let’s be real — that is so much easier said than done.

For people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or who identify as another non-heteronormative orientation, finding and being yourself in a culture that defines “normal” as cisgender and straight can feel impossible.

Maybe you want to explore your gender or sexual orientation. Or, maybe you have a good sense of yourself, and you want support navigating social spaces, relationship issues, or coming out. Perhaps you’re facing discrimination, judgment, rejection, or feeling crushed under dehumanizing political and social structures.

You might feel out of place in your own body. Your self-esteem is low. Your mental health has taken a hit. You feel pulled in so many directions by friends, family, and the pressures of your culture, religion, or job.

Wherever you are in your journey, therapy can help.

You and your therapist will work together to build a safe and affirming space, where you can express yourself freely and openly address your unique needs. A judgment-free zone where you can explore all the facets of what makes you uniquely you, identify and enhance your strengths, and take real steps towards achieving your goals.

Therapy for LGBTQ issues can help you:

Therapy for LGBTQ Issues FAQ

Is LGBTQ+ affirming therapy confidential and non-judgmental?

Yes, confidentiality and non-judgmental support are core principles of LGBTQ+ affirming therapy. Therapists are bound by professional ethics and legal requirements to maintain the confidentiality of their clients' information. They also strive to create a judgment-free space where clients can express themselves openly and honestly without fear of discrimination or prejudice.

Do you offer LGBTQ-affirming therapy for children?

Yes, we do. Affirming therapy for youth and their families is an essential resource for navigating the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in the context of LGBTQ identity. Your child’s therapist will create a safe space for your child’s self-discovery and expression. They will help empower you to promote acceptance and understanding within the family, to address bullying and discrimination, and to advocate for your child’s mental, physical, emotional, and educational needs. LGBTQ-affirming therapy for children can foster resilience and help families create inclusive, accepting environments at home and within their communities.

Do you write letters for hormone replacement therapy or gender-affirming surgery?

Yes, we do. Liz is trained in writing WPATH letters and is happy to write them for anyone in need of one, regardless of whether you’re a current client or not, with no minimum number of sessions.