for queer adults and their allies.
An investment in becoming the best “you” there is.
You don't have to hide at Queer Talk.
You’ve been going it alone long enough. Perhaps you’ve even tried therapy before, but still feel like you haven’t gotten to where you want to be. Queer Talk therapy is designed by queer people for queer people, and is especially beneficial for those who have tried and failed in therapy before.
“It takes one to know one,” isn’t just a childhood comeback. There’s truth in this statement. It’s the premise of Queer Talk, and filters through every service and interaction. From those first realizations that we “might have been a mistake,” through drinking our way through one club after another, there are some universal queer experiences that straight folks will just never understand.
A queer space.
This space is for you. ALL of you. Hold nothing back and experience absolute acceptance and understanding. Queer talk is what happens here.
When Queer Talk clients come to sessions with a few topics in mind, this allows us to quickly focus on pressing concerns. Consider taking some notes about what’s been on your mind lately, and bring them to your first session. This will deepen the content of your sessions.
Without practice, there is no perfect.
The benefit of Queer Talk Therapy is only as great as your willingness to practice new ways of thinking, responding, relating, and living in between our sessions. A part of this practice will include talking with others about the changes you are making in your life and building a support network to help you along the way.
Learn some new ideas.
A large element of Queer Talk Therapy includes reading, watching and learning. I’m selective in what I recommend, and only make recommendations because the author’s ideas have been a help to me or to my clients.
Finding time to read can be a challenge for busy people, so I will often recommend films, Podcasts, audiobooks, TEDtalks, and online lectures.
Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.
Meeting on a routine schedule and being consistent with sessions is the second more important element to good therapy. It can take months or more for some clients to have their “aha” moment in therapy. Meeting routinely helps the process along.
For someone in crisis, we may meet once a week. However, a bi-weekly or monthly rhythm seems to work best for the majority of people.