When discussing cultures, some may think of ethnic cultures (Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern, African, etc.), though a culture is defined as behaviors, beliefs, and characteristics of a particular group. In this case, sexual orientation culture.
Living as a sexual minority may be a source of stress or anxiety for some. When working with cultures in the minority, it is important to understand the issues that the culture has as a group.
When selecting a therapist as a sexual minority, keep in mind if your therapist has experience or knowledge with the following:
Personal cultural experience
They affirm your sexual identity
Issues that confront the LGBTQIA+ community
Transgender clinical training and experience
HIV/AIDS clinical training, and risk prevention
Training and experience with LGBTQIA+ population
Specialized training with LGBTQIA+ partners and relationships
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"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
― Maya Angelou
Orlando Zuniga, LMFT98936 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach Clinical Hypnotherapist