Safe Counselling Spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ Teens
Navigating the teenage years can be difficult, and this is often doubly true for teens that are also wrestling with questions regarding their gender and/or sexual identity, or a lack of acceptance from those around them. Stigma and discrimination can be present in a school setting, in peer groups or other community groups, or family members, and this stigma can lead to deep-rooted challenges with mental health and wellbeing.
When facing these challenges, it is helpful to have a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore and get curious. If a teen feels supported and nurtured in this way, they are more likely to experience success in therapy. In sessions with our identified 2SLGBTQIA+ therapist, teens and families can rest assured that they have a knowledgeable ally to tackle the many challenges that arise in the teen years, both related to and not related to their 2SLGBTQIA+ identity.
At the end of the day, we all long for a place of belonging, and being in an accepting and supporting environment can help contribute to positive mental and physical health.
SEEKING OUT AN IDENTIFIED 2SLGBTQIA+ SAFE SPACE FOR YOUR TEEN’S THERAPY IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR TEEN.
Delaney Stewardson (MSW) works to create a safer space for 2SLGBTQIA+ teens by inviting discussion and dialogue without judgement, avoiding assumptions and practicing from a place of curiosity. She loves hearing each unique story that is shared in the therapy room and brings forth her genuine self in response.
She has worked with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community for over 5 years. She has a background in counselling queer postsecondary students, advocating for transgender students as well as building a community amongst 2SLGBTQIA+ students in residence.
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