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What is LGBTQ Affirming Therapy

Happy Pride Month!

I often get asked why I advertise my services as LGBTQ-Affirming on my website.  Which is a great question.  Check out my video response:


Lots of LGBTQ folks have trouble finding supportive professionals who truly understand their unique needs.  They end up explaining basic principles to their therapists, coach, or consultants during session instead of focusing on what they really need.  

Sometimes other providers will get caught up in their own curiosity and unintentionally force clients to focus on gender and sexuality instead of whatever agenda the client needs help with.

As an LGBTQ-Affirming provider, I have professionals training and knowledge in addition to personal experience that helps inform our work together.

But, just because I have this knowledge doesn’t mean I turn straight clients away.  Many of my clients are straight-identified but choose to work with me because they feel comfortable sharing liberal political views, sexual creativity, opening up their relationship, and other topics they fear might be judged in other therapist’s offices.  

Watch my video response here to learn more about my work with more traditional couples.

Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a polyamory consultant, sex educator and relationship coach specializing in polyamory, open relationshipsjealousy, LGBTQ issues and infidelity.  

She can help you:

Contact her for a free consultation to see if working with her is right for you.

Click here to download her free guides to strengthen your relationship (monogamous or not).