LGBT Counseling

Are you questioning your sexual identity?
Do you worry that it’s not ok to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual?
Are you wondering how to express your bisexuality?
Not sure how or when to come out?
Are you having problems in relationships?

We provide safe place for LGBT people and couples to grow.

We specialize in LGBT support and counseling.

It’s important to find a therapist who understands the unique needs of the LGBT community and the complexities of sexual orientation/identity.

As LGBT counselors, we work with people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, questioning, and those who aren’t sure what to call themselves yet. We also work with people who are in polyamorous or open relationships or are wondering how to express their bisexuality in a relationship. Our counselors help people to make sense of the cultural, family, or spiritual messages they have about what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We also support people as they choose who to come out to, when, and how.

Our LGBT friendly counselors can help with coming out, identity, bullying, and relationships.

Or – are you looking for help with something unrelated to your sexual or gender identity but want a therapist who “gets it”?  Virginia Beach Counseling and Wellness is a safe place for the LGBT community to talk about anything – whether it’s related to your sexual identity or not.

 We also help with:
Survivors of trauma
Stress and anxiety
Mood and depression
Life changes
Relationship problems
Eating disorders

In LGBT counseling, our goal is to support you as you find and accept your authentic self and explore what that means in your life. We can work together to explore and shift long-standing patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back.  We’re here to help you find a sense of peace, balance, and confidence so you can live life to the fullest.

Are you the parent of a teen who just came out as LGBT or is questioning his/her identity?

If you’re the parent of a teen who just came out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or who is questioning his/her identity, you might be wondering how to help..  When your teen first comes out, it can be an adjustment period for the whole family.  Our LGBT counselors can help your family work through your feelings and provide a safe, affirming, and supportive environment for your teen.  We help LGBT teens with bullying, coming out, and identity.  We also help teens with other concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, eating disorders, and PTSD in an LGBT affirming environment.

You might still have some questions or concerns about LGBT counseling

Will you try to change my sexual or gender identity?  
We are LGBT friendly therapists.  That means we love working with the LGBT community and would never try to change who you are.  We do NOT believe there is anything wrong with being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.  If you are struggling with your sexual or gender identity, we will help you explore those feelings and begin to accept yourself.  We also help families process and understand their feelings about having an LGBT child.

Counseling for transgender, non-binary, or gender-diverse people

Our therapists offer compassionate support for transgender, genderqueer, gender non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.  If you’re questioning who you are, we can help you explore your identity and what it means for you.  If you are thinking about a transition, our LGBT counselors can help you find the information and resources you need.  We will walk with you and provide the support you need.

We also offer a safe place for trans and gender-diverse people seeking counseling for other reasons, who are looking for a therapist who understands gender identity.

Counselors who work with LGBT:

As an LGBT friendly counseling center, all of our therapists provide compassionate and welcoming therapy to LGBT clients.  In addition, some of our therapists have specialized training in working with the LGBT community:

Kriston Nixon, LPC
Natalie Wingfield, LPC

If you need help from an LGBT specialist, call today.

To schedule an appointment, you may call 757-453-2144 ext. 1 or email our intake scheduler below:

*Please choose your insurance type. The therapists listed are in network with these insurances. If you have an insurance that is not listed, you may use your out of network benefits or pay our out of pocket rate. Our residents in counseling offer a reduced rate (Lilani and Jill).


*Please let us know your insurance ID number so we can check your benefits.


*Please let us know what you are seeking counseling for. If you have certain days or times in mind, please let us know here.

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