True Colors Counseling - Providing LGBTQ Counseling in Ellijay, Ga

Serving the LGBTQ+ Community and Their Families in North Georgia

What You Can Expect From True Colors Counseling

LGBTQ+

I offer competent care in working with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community through experience and training. My passion lies in providing the compassion and care that is often lacking for these individuals who are often most in need. Treatment may be provided through individual, group, or family therapy. 

Families

Families members of LGBTQ+ individuals also have their own unique and individual challenges to face. I will provide guidance and care to these individuals as well, through individual and family therapy. 

My Safe Space Promise

The clients that I see are only in the LGBTQ+ community, and their families. This is to ensure that everyone can feel as though they are coming into a safe space each and every time they enter the door. Family members must come in with the attitude of wanting to do the best for their LGBTQ+ family, even if that is something they are struggling with. 

LGBTQ+ Counseling

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LGBTQ+ Youth Concerns

Depression and suicidality are significant concerns with LGBTQ+ youth. According to the HRC, LGBQ youth are more than twice as likely to feel depressed and over four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight youth. A third of transgender youth have considered suicide and one in five have attempted. Having support from family, school, and other caring adults significantly lowers these risks. I will see youth ages 13 to 17. Family must be involved in therapy with these youth.  (Link to HRC statistics on resource page.

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LGBTQ+ Adult Concerns

According to the HRC, one in three LGBQ adults experience mental illness compared with one in five straight adults.  Forty percent of transgender adults have attempted suicide versus five percent of cis gender individuals. One study has found that LGBQ adults who live in communities that stigmatize based on sexual orientation, die on average of twelve years earlier than LGBQ adults who live in non-stigmatizing areas. I see adults of all ages who are primary mental health, but can have co-occurring substance use.  An assessment will be completed at the first appointment to determine if my services are appropriate, or if a referral would be appropriate. (Link to HRC statistics on resource page)

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Relationship Concerns

Relationships among LGBTQ+ individuals can be very different than those of cis-gender straight individuals and can be challenging for some therapists to understand.

Therapy can be provided for any type of relationship dynamic without concern of judgement.

Encouraging Diversity, Inclusivity, and Advocacy in North Georgia

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True Colors Counseling

Serving Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, and surrounding Counties

762-448-0100

Hours

By Appointment Only - currently evenings and Saturdays only



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