Lindsey Piper, LISW

Lindsey Piper, LISW

Lindsey has experience working with individuals and couples with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues. She specializes in trauma, specifically sexual abuse and domestic violence, and is passionate about working with the LGBTQ populations. Lindsey's approach is eclectic and includes, CBT, DBT, EMDR and mindfulness.

If you are LGBTQ and struggling with a mental health concern, please know that you are not alone, and that your mental health issues are not because you are LGBTQ.

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Please note, the information in this post is not a replacement for personal medical advice.

June is Pride Month, a very important tradition that provides a space where people in the LGBTQ community can connect. Pride is also about the history of this community, which includes both pain and celebration. In the spirit of celebrating pride, let’s talk about the pain and the unique mental health struggles that exist within the LGBTQ community and why.

Did you know that homosexuality used to be categorized as a mental illness? The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from their manual of mental disorders entirely by 1987. Yet, the impact of this history is still present.  There are still many individuals in our society who believe being gay, bisexual, transgender, or gender nonconforming is a mental illness. Rather, they might consider that mental illness among LGBTQ people is a response to how they are treated.

In the video below, we will dive deeper into the “why” behind these mental health struggles. We will also talk about the help that is here for you and your family.

You are not alone.

If you are LGBTQ, please know that you are not alone, and that your mental health issues are not because you are LGBTQ. There is someone out there who can accept you for who you are and help you navigate the challenges that are unique to you and your family.

At Covenant Family Solutions, we have providers who are experienced in caring for LGBTQ individuals. It’s perfectly ok to share your personal needs when looking for a new therapist. Your mental health is what matters most.

In a world that continues to tell many trans, non-binary, and queer people that they should not exist, having a therapist who understands and affirms your identity can quite literally be lifesaving. I encourage you to find yours because your life is important and worth celebrating.


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