Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ)
The LGBTQQ community is in the "early" stages of being culturally accepted. Despite these early stages of acceptance, the LBGTQQ community faces several issues including social acceptance, discrimination, "coming out", family and friend issues, learning to be "authentic" and sense of self, romantic and sexual issues, as well as their professional environmental stress. Studies of these additional stressors in the LGBTQQ community have shown to increase depression, substance abuse, bullying, low self-esteem, and anxiety. The client and counselor work together to individually tailor their therapy related to the client's specific area(s) of concern.