LGBTQIA+ Therapy in Silverthorne, CO

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At Grit Therapy, we fully support all members of the queer community.

 

We can help in all aspects of your mental health so you can live your most authentic, joyful life.

We can also help support you on your journey to more fully understand and express your sexuality, gender, and/or identity.

Don't wait to be your truest self

Contact us today to learn more

At Grit Therapy, we have clinicians who are both allies and a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe in equal rights for all, including the right to sensitive and informed counseling. We support our clients with a range of issues, including those related to sexuality, gender, and identity.

Common reasons LGBTQIA+ clients start counseling:

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Low self-esteem

  • Body image issues

  • Trauma

  • School related or teen issues

  • Exploration of sexuality

  • Issues with intimacy

  • Exploration and expression of gender

  • Identity

  • Relationship issues

  • Support with nontraditional relationship structures

  • Attachment issues

Our specialized therapists can help you or your child flourish.

Call today to see if working with Grit Therapy is right for you

Sexuality
 

We know that sexuality can take many forms and we honor all the unique ways an individual can express their sexuality. We also know that some people have experienced significant and undue hardships due to their sexuality from their family and community.

 

Our goal is to support your identity, wherever you may be on your journey. Perhaps you are newly questioning your sexuality or thinking about coming out to some of the people in your life. Perhaps you are fully out and want support around past experiences or current relationships. 

 

Wherever you are on your journey, we are here to help. 

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GENDER vs. SEXUALITY vs. ROMANTIC ORIENTATION

Gender, sexuality, and romantic orientation are all different aspects of a person's selfhood. Sexuality defines who a person does or does not feel sexual attraction towards. Romantic attraction or orientation defines who a person wants to have a romantic relationship with. Sexual and romantic attraction are not the same thing, though they can often occur at the same time. A person's gender is their internal and individual experience of gender. This may or may not correspond with the identity they were assigned at birth, and it has nothing to do with who they are or aren't attracted to. It is a person’s sense of being a woman, a man, both, neither, or anywhere along the gender spectrum. 

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Gender
 

At Grit Therapy, we are so glad that many people are now able to acknowledge that gender can be experienced many different ways, and we are committed to supporting people of all genders.

 

However, we know that some people experience persecution due to their gender. We also know that many people need and deserve support around gender identity as they work to define their true self in a very binary culture. 

Wherever you are on the gender spectrum, we are here to support and honor you.

Intersex Individuals

Intersex is a term used to describe individuals who are born with a variation of reproductive and sexual anatomy that doesn't fit the "female" or "male" categories. This can happen in a variety of ways, and is not medically problematic. It is quite common and estimates suggest that 1-2 out of every 100 people is born intersex.

 

Some intersex people are assigned a sex at birth that doesn't necessarily coincide with the gender they experience as they grow older. If you or someone you love is intersex and would like more support on your journey, reach out to us today for a free consult!

Supporting Children and Teens

 

 

Identifying your sexuality or gender can happen at any age. At times, children or teens confront resistance, fear, bullying, inequity, and/or trauma related to their gender or sexuality. Unfortunately, we know that there are higher rates of mental health concerns and suicidality among LGBTQIA+ youth than their peers. We are committed to supporting the children and teens in our community on their journey.  

Support for Teens

If you are a teen aged 12 or older, you can reach out for mental health support without a parent's consent. While having the support of a parent or caretaker is ideal, we understand that some teens are not supported by their caretakers. Reach out on your own today to learn more about our options to get your therapy covered. Your sessions and information are completely confidential.

Support for parents

We understand that some parents have a difficult time with their child's sexuality and gender. In a non-judgemental setting, we can help you better understand your child's experience and needs, work through your own biases and misconceptions, process your grief and loss, and find compassionate ways to support your child. 

If you or your LGBTQIA+ child are looking for more support, contact us today for a free consult call.

 

Coming Out

 

When and how a person comes out with their queer identity is highly personal and ideally, at the time and pace of their own choosing.

 

If you are thinking about coming out and want support from an experienced therapist with lived experience, you have come to the right place! 

 

If you were unfairly outed or experienced trauma or disappointment after coming out, we see you, and we can help. 

A close-up of a pride flag that reads "queer and proud." Teen counseling in Silverthorne, CO serves as a safe place for LGBTQ+ teens. Contact a teenage therapist in Silverthorne, CO for more info on how teen counseling in Summit County, CO can support you.

Non-Traditional Relationships

 

Did you know that 20% of American's participate in a non-traditional relationship? If this is you, and you are looking for a compassionate, supportive, and non-judgmental therapist, reach out to us today! At Grit Therapy, we strive to create an inclusive environment where clients can explore the many ways that they engage in love, sex and romance including but not limited to:

 

Polyamory or polyfidelity

Consensual non-monogamy open relationships

Swinging

Relationship anarchy 

Non-romantic relationships

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Transgender Support & Letters

At Grit Therapy, we believe in trans rights and supporting trans people in their journey to becoming their truest and happiest selves.

 

We believe that transgender people have the right to counseling that is affirming, compassionate, and informed.

We can also write letters of support required for gender-affirming care.

 

Call today to learn more about how we can help!

Being Queer in a Mountain Community

 

We wish that every community honored and appreciated their queer members, however, we know that is not always the case. Some communities are more open and inclusive than others. Being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community in a rural mountain town can pose some challenges such as:

 

  • Lack of resources

  • Lack of community

  • Bias and oppression

  • Lack of community education around LGBTQIA+ related issues

  • Difficulty for LGBTQIA+ children and teens

  • Hyper focus on traditional gender expressions

 

However, you are not alone! 

Reach out today to learn more about how we can help!

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Begin Counseling in Silverthorne, CO

You have the right to compassionate, informed, and effective therapy. We offer support from our Silverthorne, CO-based therapy practice. To start counseling in Summit County, CO, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Reach out by completing the form below

  2. Schedule a free phone consultation

  3. Start your first teen counseling session

Other Services Offered with Grit Therapy 

Support for LGBTQIA+ clients isn't the only service we provide at our Summit County, CO-based therapy practice. We also provide therapy for depression, anxiety and panic, traumaEMDR, addiction counseling, parent coaching, and eating disorders. For new and expecting mothers, we provide support for pregnancy and postpartum. Additionally, we provide ketamine therapy and support for clients of all ages via family therapy and older adult therapy. Feel free to visit our blog or about page to learn more today!