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LGBTQ – what?

Doubt. Disbelief. Disappointment. Secret shame. Guilt.

When your child comes out as something other than you expected, it brings up a host of conflicting emotions. You wonder if it’s just a phase, or if you have somehow done something to make this happen.

You worry that they will be bullied, or worse.

But most unnerving of all, you are forced to re-examine what you believe about things you took for granted.

You’re either a boy or a girl, right?

The whole idea of gender being on a spectrum may be a new concept for you. It takes some getting used to.

That’s okay.

My kid is gay.

You think you have a tolerant view until the person you love most in the world challenges it.

Being gay is fine for those “other” people but you never really considered what it would mean if it happened in your family.

And yet here you are, and you have to find a way to deal.

There is no “right” answer.

Every child has to figure out who they are for themselves.

Every parent has to figure out how they can best support their child while at the same time figuring out how to cope with all of their own emotions.

It’s a lot to deal with.

And it’s not something you want to talk about with your workout buddy or your book club.

Heck, you’re not even sure how to tell the grandparents.

You need a safe place to figure it out.

You’ve come to the right place. Not only have I been trained in working with LGBTQ+ kids, I’m also a parent of kids who identify somewhere on both the gender and sexuality spectrums.

Let me help you find your way to peace with their decision, acceptance of who they are, and digging deep to be supportive even when you’re not 100% bought in.

What you can expect in our time together

A 50-minute block of time where you can find

  • encouragement
  • hope
  • support
  • guidance

Create the life you want.

The Art of Therapy offers counseling for professionals, parents, and wanna-be parents in Cincinnati, OH.
Also serving Mason, Loveland, Blue Ash, and the surrounding communities.