While I work with heterosexuals, as most psychologists do, I also work with many people who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. I see them either individually or as couples.
Some people come in because they are questioning their sexual orientation. You may be in a process of self-examination and self-discovery, and you will be the one to decide what your sexual orientation and identity is rather than have me or anyone else tell you what it is.
You may be in a process of coming out, and together we can consider if, when, how, and with whom you decide to do that. I will be your sounding board, your dis-information advocate, your guide, and your ally.
Sometimes, though, people come in being very clear and comfortable with their sexual orientation, whatever that may be. They are coming in to deal with other issues, and they want to do that with someone with whom they can just be themselves.
If you are looking for a safe place where you can be open about who you are, use honest words like “he” when referring to your male partner or “she” when talking about your female partner, talk candidly about your sexual practices, and maybe also frankly discuss how HIV has impacted your life or your relationships, then I’m happy to be able to give that to you.
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