Online Therapy Resources for LGBTQ+
Online therapy has many benefits for members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you live in a rural area or just can’t find a therapist who understands the challenges facing LGBTQ+ individuals, online therapy makes it easier to access mental health care. Online therapy also allows you to engage in therapy on your terms. Maybe you don’t want to drive to an office and talk with a therapist face-to-face; with online therapy, you don’t have to. You can engage in therapy sessions via video or text, ensuring you’re as comfortable as possible.
Online therapy is also helpful if you have any physical disabilities that prevent you from climbing stairs or entering buildings without ramps. Instead of having to navigate narrow hallways or climb steps to reach a therapist’s office, you’ll be able to connect with a therapist from the comfort of your own home. As demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic, online therapy is especially helpful for ensuring consistency even if you have a contagious illness. If you develop symptoms of a cold or some other type of illness, you can still keep your online therapy appointment as long as you feel well enough to talk to your therapist.
The following guide provides an overview of how therapy supports members of the LGBTQ+ community and links to resources that can be helpful for navigating the coming-out process, strengthening your relationships, and learning how to be true to yourself as an LGBTQ+ individual.