Types of Therapy

Affirmative Therapy

Affirmative therapy is for people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community. Affirmative therapists focus on the client’s relationship to and feelings about their sexual orientation and/or identity. Their role is to help the client understand and accept what they are thinking, feeling, and desiring as a natural part of who they are. Those who benefit the most from affirmative therapy are individuals whose overarching difficulties are related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The goal of affirmative therapy is to help LGBTQ individuals feel more comfortable with who they are. Affirmative therapy works in person or through teletherapy with a single person or in a group environment. People of all ages may benefit from affirmative therapy, and it works well with other types of treatment.