We still have a long way to go to ensure that all LGBTQ and Transgender people are protected under the law and treated equally by family members, peers and coworkers.
Many people still face stigma and discrimination in their communities, work environment, and families. Hate crimes take place daily and many people feel forced to stay closeted.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals might seek a professional counselor for many of the same reasons as heterosexuals.
They may be dealing with depression, stress, addiction, etc. These issues may have nothing to do with sexual orientation or gender identity.
However a counselor who specializes in LGBTQ identity issues can offer unique insight and perspectives on life situations that are connected to the LGBTQ identity and lifestyle.
Due to the stigma that many LGBTQ individuals face on a daily basis, they are at a higher risk of anxiety, depression, and addiction or substance abuse. However, these individuals are less likely to get counseling due to fear of discrimination by the healthcare worker or counselor.
However....R.C.B.S. of America,L.L.C. ...WELCOMES all LGBTQ and Transgender clients and their family members equally.