LGBTQ+ Services

Mental Health Counseling & Therapy Services located in Hoboken and Teaneck, NJ

LGBTQ+ Services

About LGBTQ+ Services

If you’re a member of the LGBTQ community, finding support through counseling can make a positive difference in your self-confidence and help you develop coping skills for the unique challenges you face. The licensed counselors at Hudson River Care and Counseling provide personalized LGBTQ services at their offices in Hoboken and Teaneck, New Jersey, and via telehealth. To find out how you can benefit from these services, call Hudson River Care and Counseling or schedule a visit online today.

LGBTQ+ Services Q&A

What are LGBTQ services for mental health?

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) services in mental health care are counseling services specifically directed toward the LGBTQ community. Although acceptance among the general public has grown, LGBTQ individuals still face challenges that can affect their mental health and the quality of their lives. 

The mental health professionals at Hudson River Care and Counseling understand your concerns and have the necessary training to teach you coping skills and provide support. They start with a detailed questionnaire during your initial evaluation that can highlight your greatest concerns and any mental health problems that influence your well-being. 

What are the benefits of LGBTQ counseling?

LGBTQ counseling services can help you embrace your identity, gain confidence, and experience more life satisfaction and success. While your experience is unique, possible benefits of LGBTQ counseling include:

  • A non-judgemental place to freely express your questions and concerns
  • An opportunity to learn more about yourself and your identity
  • Relationship support
  • Increased self-acceptance and confidence
  • Validation and advocacy
  • Mental health support
  • Suicide prevention

You can express your goals to your counselor during your regular LGBTQ counseling sessions at Hudson River Care and Counseling so they can personalize your therapy experience. 

Which type of LGBTQ service might I need?

LGBTQ services at Hudson River Care and Counseling vary based on your primary needs. You may need any of the following:

Individual LGBTQ counseling

Through individual LGBTQ counseling, you can address personal topics like your familial relationships, trauma and abuse, and self-acceptance. 

Couples LGBTQ counseling

Couples counseling or premarital counseling can create a foundation for a healthy and long-lasting partnership. Some possible benefits include improving your communication skills and learning coping skills to handle the societal challenges of being in an LGBTQ relationship. 

Gender dysphoria and incongruence services

Gender dysphoria services are available to those who experience feelings of distress because of a misalignment between their gender identity and their sex at birth. These services can help you better understand your identity and address issues that arise because of a lack of familial or societal acceptance. 

Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment for LGBTQ services online or over the phone at Hudson River Care and Counseling. You can visit in person or book a telehealth appointment.