Category Archive: Counseling

“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 … Read More

What Is This “Happiness” We All Speak Of?

“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