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Strategies for Managing Social Anxiety in the LGBTQ+ Community

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) can significantly impair an individual's ability to function in daily life. While it affects a broad range of people, queer people...
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Navigating the Intersection: Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity as a Neurodivergent Individual

There is a significant yet often overlooked intersection between neurodiversity and queer-LGBT identities. Neurodivergent individuals—those with neurological differences such as autism, ADHD, and other cognitive...
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Together or Apart: Navigating the Crossroads of Divorce and Breakup Decisions

Considering ending partnerships that we, at one time, considered would be permanent can be quite complex!  Such decisions require a thorough exploration of the dynamics...
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Queer Affirming Therapy for Polyamorous Relationships

Polyamory transcends the traditional confines of love by embracing the capacity to love more than one person simultaneously. It's not merely about the physical or...
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How to Heal from Religious Trauma

While for some, religion has provided affirmation, direction, and meaning, religion has been the cause of trauma for others.  This can be particularly profound among...
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CBT or EMDR? Choosing the Right Therapeutic Approach for You

Navigating the vast landscape of therapeutic approaches can often feel like trying to find your way through a complex, unfamiliar city. Just as each neighborhood...
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Single Again: Rebuilding After Divorce with the Help of Therapy in Chicago

In the vibrant but often challenging landscape of Chicago, relationships, just like the city itself, can undergo significant transformations. The end of a marriage, while...
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Which Type of Trauma Therapy Is Right for You?

The National Council for Behavioral Health reports that nearly 70% of Americans have experienced a traumatic event of some form in their life causing profound...
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Embracing Change: Strategies for Navigating Life’s Transitions

Change is a part of our lives, whether it’s welcomed or not, we must all become skilled at managing transitions.  The kinds of changes we...
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Navigating Identity: Considerations for Polyamorous Relationships Among LGBTQ+ People

In recent years, society has witnessed a remarkable shift in the recognition and acceptance of diverse relationship models. Among these, polyamorous relationships have emerged as...
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How to Navigate the Awkward Family Gatherings When LGBTQ+

Social gatherings can be a source of immense joy and connection, offering opportunities to celebrate milestones, holidays, and simply the pleasure of being together. Yet,...
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Building New Beginnings: Empowering LGBTQ+ Individuals in Divorce Therapy

Divorce represents a profound pivot point in an individual's life, a moment fraught with emotional upheaval, introspection, and the potential for transformation. For members of...
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