Turning Pain Into Pride
You've been told you need to fit in, you've been told you will never fit in. That this world won't ever accept the way you love, and how you love and who you love. If this sounds like you, spend a minute with us on this page.
To those who matter, we know, the queer community comprises of individuals championing and showcasing resilience, fortitude and determination. We have seen revolutions begin, and cultural wars end all of which were led by queer advocates. With that resilience and strength, comes vulnerability, fears and terror. Oftentimes resulting in a host of mental health challenges.
Extensive research has confirmed that the queer community are more likely to encounter mental health challenges. This compounded by ongoing discrimination, prejudice, and denial of civil and human rights, harassment, and familial rejection, often exacerbates existing symptoms, particularly for those with multiple intersecting socioeconomic and racial identities.
Why does this matter?
This matters because we, at Boundless, believe that unhappiness is not absolute and that community exists. At Boundless, you can find solidarity, feel seen & heard, and embark on the difficult yet marvelous journey of healing. Studies have shown that Queer-affirmative therapy, which validates the experiences and identities of queer individuals, has been found to be particularly effective. One study published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology found that queer-affirmative therapy was associated with significant improvements in mental health outcomes for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Another study found that therapy was effective in specifically reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety in LGBTQIA+ individuals. Additionally, research has shown that therapy can be effective in helping LGBTQIA+ individuals navigate issues related to their identities, including coming out, exploring gender identity, and managing family relationships. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings, and to develop coping strategies to manage their unique challenges.
Why choose Boundless in New York to start your therapy journey?
Our team comprises of queer-identified clinicians that along with their personal experiences of being in the community come with years of clinical work engaging with LGBTQIA++ individuals. At Boundless, we are your ally, cheerleader, and guide all at once. Our aim is to foster a culture that embraces diversity and inclusivity by providing trauma-informed, non-judgmental, and compassionate psychotherapy that caters to the distinctive requirements of underrepresented communities.