Embracing Differences

Embracing Differences

I take an approach embracing a positive and wholehearted view of all gender and sexual identities and relationships. I treat all clients and their families with dignity, respect and the affirmation they deserve.

Your sexual orientation and gender identity or expression may or may not be source of distress for you. You may find that having a qualified mental health professional who has familiarity, experience and desire to work with issues you face as a member of the LGBTQ community helpful to you achieving your desired outcomes. Having access to an unbiased and supportive resource can make a big difference on your journey to authentic living.

For individuals within the LGBTQ community, I provide a safe, supportive and positive space to explore feelings and issues related to all stages and seasons of life including:

  • Identity Development
  • Stress Management
  • Self–Esteem Concerns
  • Coming Out Processes
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Coping with Perfectionism
  • Social Concerns
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • Transgender Support – a humanistic approach to making thoughtful decisions (not Gatekeeping) regarding hormone & surgical therapy using the standards of care set by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
  • Community and Statewide Resources

Of course, many of the issues you might bring to therapy are those that are common among all people. Here are a few outcomes you may experience through the therapy process:

  • Accept change and adjust to life’s transitions
  • Develop healthy coping skills to reduce stress
  • Help reduce emotional and physical feelings of anxiety
  • Learn to tolerate and express feelings in healthy ways
  • Improve your ability to relate others
  • Develop healthy interpersonal relationships
  • Quiet self-criticism and adopt positive view of self

For family members, parents, allies and friends of individuals who identify as LGBTQ, I provide a supportive opportunity to explore feelings and concerns in a non-biased and judgment free environment, including:

  • Transgender Transition Process Education
  • Communication Skills – Vocabulary, Pronouns, Names
  • Mindful Acceptance
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Connecting to Resources
  • Coping with Transition and Adjustments

Contact Today

Alli Glorioso, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

15050 Elderberry Lane, Suite 4
Fort Myers, FL 33907

(239) 789-8464

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