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 … Read More
“I just want to be happy!” How many times have you said or thought that? I know I have. What is this “happiness” we long for? Why does it seem so elusive and fickle?
Perhaps a place to start is to understand that “happy” is an emotion and not a state of being. Like any other emotion, it comes and goes depending on the situation. All people are capable of feeling it, but sometimes we don’t recognize it when it … Read More