Anxiety & Mood Disorders, Traumatic Experiences for LGBTQ population, Religious Abuse
I am a gay male, living with my partner of 4 years. I experienced bullying as a teenager and young adult, religious abuse, experienced the ex-gay movement and conversion therapy. I found a gay-affirming Church in my 30s and have now became a therapist helping others to find healing from past traumatic experiences of sexual, emotional, verbal, and religious abuse. I am a member of LifeJourney Church. I am currently employed as a licensed behavioral health therapist for a local community mental health center and starting a private practice. I have had extensive trainings providing behavioral health services for the LGBTQ+ population through community mental health centers, Association of Social Work Boards, and National Association of Social Work.