Jeremy Tomlinson  M.Ed., R.M.F.T., R.S.W., EMDRIA Certified

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, EMDR

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer and Two-Spirited People Issues

Issues for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer and Two-Spirited People

Feeling comfortable while discussing sexual orientation issues or gay/lesbian/bisexual life issues is key.  It is important to meet with someone who understands the challenges of coming out and how that can influence family, work, social life and self-esteem. 

It may be important to discuss how being gay/lesbian/bisexual has influenced:

  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Mental Health (depression, anxiety, bipolar)
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Family relationships
  • Social networks or social isolation

I work within in a framework that recognizes the impact of discrimination caused by homophobia and heterosexism.  It is important to have a safe place to discuss the experience of name-calling, workplace harassment, or gay-bashing.