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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) Mental Health


The results of several breakthrough studies from the American Psychological Association (APA 2002) are offering new insights on gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. Among the key findings:

  • Several studies suggest that gay men, lesbians and bisexuals appear to have higher rates of some mental disorders compared with heterosexuals, although not to the level of a serious pathology. Discrimination may help fuel these higher rates.

  • A study found lesbians reported equally strong levels of mental health as their heterosexual sisters and higher self-esteem.

  • A new study of gay and lesbian youth finds that they are only slightly more likely than heterosexual youth to attempt suicide, refuting previous research that suggested much higher rates.


Dr. Bauchman's extensive work with the LGBTQ population will provide you with a stable, honest, and healthy working therapeutic environment in which to grow. This is an opportunity to explore the myriad components of LGBTQ identity in the dynamic context of ongoing interpersonal process therapy. The purpose of therapy is to develop your capacity for meaningful, authentic and loving relationships with other individuals in your life in the context of a safe, supportive setting, as well as to explore the various questions and concerns that arise from one's personal sexual identity.

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