As sexual orientation and gender identity issues garner more attention across the United States, so, too, are the host of health issues that come with this group. People who identify as LGBTQ, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning, face a world of uncertainty and confusion, which is where Genesis New Beginning can help. The team of mental health experts at the Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, practice offers supportive services that address physical, mental, and societal issues. To learn more, call or fill out the form online to schedule an appointment.
Until recently, sexual orientation and gender identity were classified under LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. With the addition of the “Q,” which stands for queer and questioning, the community acknowledged the difficulty and confusion that comes with sexual orientation and gender identity.
Supporters of the group emphasize the inclusive nature of the community, which accepts anyone who may not fit the traditional view of gender and sexuality.
The stigma, prejudice, and discrimination surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years in human history. Today, American society as a whole is only just beginning to understand and accept the LGBTQ community, but there’s still a long way to go.
At Genesis New Beginning, the compassionate team of experts understands the problems that you face and offers specialized support services, ensuring that you get the health services you need, without judgment or discrimination.
To give you an idea of the scope of the problem, the LGBTQ community is three times as likely to suffer from mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, which largely stem from fear, harassment, and lack of acceptance. Many who associate with the LGBTQ community face abuse, discrimination, and rejection, even from their closest family and friends, which is where Genesis New Beginning can help.
If you find yourself in this group, Genesis New Beginning offers group counseling, therapy, and case management, giving you a safe place to get the services you need.
In addition to providing mental health and support services, Genesis New Beginning is a full medical facility that offers:
Whatever your medical needs, specialized or not, the team at Genesis New Beginning can provide care or point you in the right direction.
To explore the LGBTQ services at Genesis New Beginning, please call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.