Finding your voice in spaces that feel unsafe or unfitting can be difficult.
You may be trying to figure out who you are and what drives you. Maybe you want to explore transitioning or embrace your identity and orientation, despite what others think. Or perhaps you are seeking support to manage daily stressors from someone who is experienced in working with the LBGTQIA+ Community.
I’m Heather Chase, a licensed therapist and founder of Chase Counseling. I offer therapy for LGBTQIA+ folx living in Annapolis, Severna Park, Baltimore City, and nearby areas.
My goal is to provide culturally-informed and LGBTQIA+ affirming care that supports your true self.
Contact me to book an initial assessment and get the help you deserve.
What Is LGBTQIA+ Therapy?
LGBTQIA+ therapy refers to counseling focused on helping the LGBTQIA+ community take care of their mental health. The purpose is to provide open, empathetic, and educated treatment to address your challenges.
Do You Need Therapy?
Pain and suffering are universal. As part of the LGBTQIA+ community, you may face the same life stressors as everyone else—depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and more.
However, you may experience additional hardship fueled by prejudice, discrimination, and misinformation. These challenges can impact your ability to handle common problems, turning into a damaging spiral.
Some of the added challenges LGBTQIA+ individuals go through include:
Bullying or attacks
Confusion or lack of support when exploring gender identity, sexual orientation, or transition process
Guilt, shame, and low self-worth
Ignorance about the LGBTQIA+ community
Mistreatment and rejection
Risky or self-destructive thoughts, emotions, and actions
Society’s stigma and stereotypes
Unequal access to human rights, healthcare, housing, jobs, and resources
Consider therapy if you or someone you know is enduring any of these issues.
LGBTQIA+ therapy gives you the space and guidance to navigate common and unique difficulties in a way that honors your authentic self. We will peel your layers, discuss your experiences, and enhance your skills for present and future adversity.
LGBTQIA+ Therapy at Chase Counseling
I have 15+ years of experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly with trans individuals, helping them gain awareness and confidence to embark on their journey. I also offer evaluations for gender confirmation surgeries.
My approach integrates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), schema therapy, insight-oriented work, mindfulness, and other modalities depending on what serves you. Services are available via telehealth.
Whatever you are struggling with, I’m here to partner with you—whether that means listening, guiding your process, or providing evidence-based feedback and strategies to improve your well-being.
Contact me to see if we are a good fit.