Our therapists are allies and/or community members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community. We are proud to provide safe spaces to discuss experiences of gender, sex, sexuality, and sexual orientation. Gender, 2SLGBTQI+, and sexuality-focused therapy provides the space to explore the ways in which our relationship with self and others, and the impacts of the world we live in. A therapist can help you deal with the challenges, problems, and feelings that come from societal attitudes, discrimination, and internal struggles about gender and sexuality.

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Our therapists have training and expertise in understanding the complexities of gender identity, sexuality, and related experiences. We give clients a safe and welcoming place to explore who they are, to talk about their feelings, and work through any conflicts or concerns. This might mean talking about letting others into their identity, family and relationship dynamics, self-identity, coping with discrimination, navigating transitions (such as transitioning gender), managing mental health issues like depression or anxiety, and building resilience and support networks.

Additionally, sexuality focused therapy can help individuals explore barriers to their relationship with self and sex with the goal of increasing their connection to their sexual experiences, pleasure and relationships.  

The goals of gender, 2SLGBTQI+, and sexuality therapy are often centered around promoting self-acceptance, empowerment, and overall well-being for individuals. It’s an important avenue of support for people who want to understand themselves better, feel accepted, and get help in a world that might not always accept or understand them because of their gender or who they like.

Gender Therapy and Counselling

Gender counselling or gender therapy is a specialized form of therapy that focuses specifically on issues related to gender identity. It is designed to help individuals explore, understand, and navigate their gender identity, as well as cope with the challenges that may arise from societal expectations, discrimination, and internal conflicts.

Our trained and compassionate therapists create a safe and supportive gender affirming  environment for individuals to explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences related to gender.

Individuals may discuss a variety of topics, including:

Gender Identity Exploration

Individuals may explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences related to their gender identity, including questioning their gender identity.

Gender Transition Support

For those who are considering or undergoing gender transition (social, medical, or legal), gender therapy can provide support, guidance, and assistance throughout the process.

Therapists can help an individual in exploring goals and desires for transition, discussing potential medical interventions (such as hormone therapy or surgery), navigating social and legal changes, and addressing any concerns or challenges that may arise.

Coping with Discrimination

Individuals who step outside of the normative experience defined by society or a group may experience discrimination or bias. Gender counselling can help individuals develop coping strategies to navigate discrimination, stigma, and prejudice related to their gender identity.

Family And Interpersonal Relationships

Therapists can help individuals navigate relationships with family members, partners, friends, and colleagues, including issues related to coming out and establishing boundaries.

Mental Health Support

Gender therapy can address mental health concerns commonly experienced by individuals exploring their gender identity, such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

Overall, gender counselling or therapy aims to provide individuals with a safe, affirming, and nonjudgmental space to explore and express their gender identity, as well as to develop strategies for living authentically and achieving greater well-being.

2SLGBTQI+ Therapy and Counselling

2SLGBTQI+, is an acronym for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex.

2SLGBTQI+ therapy and counselling help people who are not straight or other non-cisgender identity navigate in a world that might not always understand or accept them.

In counselling, you talk with a therapist who understands the unique challenges and experiences that 2SLGBTQI+ people face and makes a safe space for you to share your feelings, worries, and experiences. You might talk about things like telling your family or friends about your identity, dealing with people who don’t understand, figuring out who you are, or handling tough feelings like feeling down or anxious.

Therapists who specialize in 2SLGBTQI+ issues know a lot about gender identity, sexual orientation, and how society can treat people differently because of who they are. They’re there to give support, validation, guidance as you navigate your identity and relationships, and help you through tough times.

The goals of 2SLGBTQI+ mental health support help individuals accept themselves, build resilience, improve their mental well-being, and develop healthier relationships. It’s a really helpful resource for 2SLGBTQI+ folks who might face challenges because of who they are and who want someone to listen, understand, and support them.

2SLGBTQI+ Support

Some additional resources to find support include Rainbow Health Ontario, the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association, PFLAG in London, ON, and Trans Lifeline focused on transgender health. Our therapists can connect you with additional supports depending on your situation and the type of resources to help you in your circumstances. 

Sexuality Therapy

Sexuality therapy and counselling is talk support for people who want to explore or improve their sexual issues, experiences and relationships. It’s a safe and confidential space where you can talk openly about your sexual thoughts, feelings, and concerns.

Speaking with a trained therapist can help you with understanding your own sexual desires, addressing problems or challenges in your sex life, exploring your sexual orientation or identity, dealing with issues like low libido or performance anxiety, or working through past traumas or experiences that affect your sexuality.

Who Provides Sexuality Counselling?

Therapists who provide sex therapy are knowledgeable about different aspects of sexuality, including sexual health, pleasure, communication, consent, and the impact of cultural or societal factors on sexuality. They provide non-judgmental support and guidance as you navigate your sexual journey.

The goals of sexuality therapy are often centered around helping you feel more confident, satisfied, and comfortable with your sexuality. It’s a valuable resource for anyone who wants to improve their sexual well-being and relationships, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation.

Book Gender, 2SLGBTQI+, and Sexuality Therapy in London, Toronto or Virtually in Ontario

Meet our therapists who focus on gender, 2SLGBTQI+ and sexuality therapy and counselling in London, Toronto and online across Ontario. Some of our therapists also work with teens or adolescents facing these challenges or with couples around these issues. We also have therapists that can understand the intersectionality of gender, 2SLGBTQI+ or sexuality therapy with anti-racist, oppressive or culturally sensitive issues.

We can match you with a therapist, based on your unique needs, if you’re not sure who might be a good fit for you.