“Out Late”

I now offer group therapy for people who come out later in life.  Our focus is on positive identity development.  Many reasons lead a person into heterosexual relationships and marriages when deep down they have an awareness of attraction to their same gender.  Culture, family, and religion all influence choices.  A time often comes when suppressing this aspect of self becomes unmanageable leading to depression, anxiety, and hopelessness.

If you are in this situation, know that you are not the first, and you are not alone.  Group therapy can offer support, insight, and connection with others who understand the complexities involved.  I also work with individuals and couples facing this process.  Some couples try to preserve their relationship in what are known as “mixed-orientation marriages.” I will meet you where you are with no pre-conceived solutions.  It may seem terrifying at first, but together – whether on-on-one, as a couple, or in group – we can chart these waters with dignity and respect.