LGBTQ+ Therapy

LGBTQ+ Therapy at Red Cedar

At Red Cedar Counseling, we are committed to serving the Lansing, MI LGBTQ+ community. If you’re struggling with sexual or gender identity issues, our counselors are here to help you navigate this time of transition, anxiety, and uncertainty.

Oftentimes, LGBTQ folks can face misunderstanding, or outright disapproving friends and family members. At Red Cedar, we understand the stress this can cause, and are committed to helping LGBTQ+ folks break down barriers to communication with their loved ones in gender affirming therapy.

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We want to state clearly and openly that our counseling office is a safe space for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+. We welcome you to call our office for depression and anxiety counseling, anger management therapy, family therapy, and any and all of our counseling services.

We also offer services tailored to LGBTQ+ folk and the unique challenges they may face at our office in Okemos, MI. Read more about Sexual Identity Counseling and Gender Affirming Therapy below and get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Sexual Identity Counseling

Sexual identity counseling from Red Cedar is a form of therapy that focuses on helping individuals who are struggling to express, accept, or understand their sexual identity. These counseling sessions work through an individual’s emotions and feelings to help them arrive at a healthy acceptance of their true sexual identity. The team at Red Cedar offers non-judgmental sexual identity counseling. Our biggest goal is for each of our clients to reach a healthy and honest acceptance of their true self and to gain valuable tools for expressing their feelings and identity to loved ones.

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So what is sexual identity? Sexual identity refers to the way in which someone thinks of themselves in terms of who they are sexually and romantically attracted to. Many people often think of their sexual identity in terms of “heterosexual” or “homosexual,” but sexual identities can actually be more extensive than these two terms. Sexual identity can also refer to how an individual chooses to express their gender identity and is not limited to the attraction of only one gender. Many individuals struggling to express or accept their true sexual identity don’t fully understand the meaning of sexual identity and how different each individual’s identity truly is. There is no right or wrong sexual identity, but it can take time for an individual to process their emotions, experiences, and outside opinions to reach a healthy understanding of themselves.

Our office has worked with many individuals in the Lansing, MI area  who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and are struggling to accept and understand their unique sexual identity. Red Cedar Counseling offers sexual identity counseling in Lansing, MI, as well as the surrounding areas, to help individuals arrive at a healthy perspective of their sexual identity. Our counselors also offer online counseling sessions to offer sexual identity counseling to individuals who cannot travel to our Okemos, MI office or who feel more comfortable speaking with a counselor from the comfort of their home. We believe that a healthy and happy life includes a healthy understanding and acceptance of your sexual identity, so reach out to our Lansing counselors today.

Gender Affirming Therapy

It’s normal to feel uncomfortable with gender stereotypes and to question the various aspects of gender and how it relates to your identity. Many individuals struggle with  having a healthy relationship with their gender identity, which can include struggles with certain parts of their body. Gender affirming therapy from the team at Red Cedar helps individuals to work through their worries, fears, and emotions about gender in order to develop a healthier love and acceptance for who they are. A lack of acceptance for your gender identity can cause a negative impact on your mood, mental and physical health, and overall well being. That’s why Red Cedar offers a safe space in Lansing, MI for individuals to process their gender identity.

For those experiencing gender dysphoria, a gender identity therapist can help them to recover from the psychological distress and create healthier feelings towards their gender identity. Gender dysphoria, or the feeling of discomfort that can occur in people whose gender identity is different from their sex assigned at birth, is a common feeling for those in the process of transitioning or those who don’t feel comfortable with their sex-related physical characteristics. Red Cedar offers a safe environment and healthy strategies for individuals to process their gender dysphoria and live a fulfilling life.

Gender affirming therapy can be beneficial for any individual, not just those who identify as something other than cisgender. The counselors at Red Cedar focus on the social, mental, emotional, and physical needs of the individual to help them develop a deeper understanding of who they are and develop a healthier connection to their body. Gender affirming counseling from Red Cedar may be beneficial for those who are:

  • Questioning their gender
  • Experiencing gender dysphoria
  • Uncomfortable with certain aspects of their gender or body
  • Don’t identify with their assigned gender at birth

If you are looking for a safe environment to process your gender identity, set up an appointment for gender counseling at Red Cedar Counseling. Our gender affirming therapy in Lansing, MI is provided in a non-judgmental environment with the goal of helping individuals to live healthier and happier lives. We also offer online counseling for those who are unable to travel to our office, or who would feel more comfortable talking with one of our counselors from home.

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Therapy and your privacy

The therapists at Red Cedar Counseling respect your privacy. The information shared in a therapy session is strictly confidential. The relationship between the counselor and the individual is based on trust, compassion, and respect, so that each individual feels comfortable in the therapy environment.

​To learn more about individual therapy and to talk with a professional counselor in the Lansing, Michigan area, contact Red Cedar Counseling today.

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Therapy at Red Cedar Counseling

Red Cedar Counseling offers professional and compassionate individual therapy services for everyone. Our counselors are experienced and licensed professionals with the necessary skills to help individuals lead a healthier and happier life. We don’t discriminate nor judge anyone based on their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Our goal is to provide excellent counseling and therapy services where individuals can feel safe and comfortable.

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