Love Yourself

ok-477504_1280Lots of people seem to worry about whether a therapist will see something about them as pathological. In my opinion as a psychotherapist, there is nothing inherently problematic about being:

  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender
  • Genderqueer
  • Asexual
  • Polyamorous
  • Non-monogamous
  • Into kink/BDSM
  • Religious
  • Not religious
  • Fat

Of course, there is nothing problematic about lots of things, but those are the ones people seem to be most worried about. So, my recommendations are:

  • Love yourself, don’t hate yourself.
  • Know that you are OK the way you are; there is nothing essentially wrong with you.
  • Be truthful with your partner(s). Get some help if things get difficult.
  • Make sure your sexual behavior is consensual and safe.
  • If one of your relationships is not safe, respectful and loving, get some support.
  • Take care of your body and accept it as it is.
  • Allow your religious beliefs or your ideas about the world to support you.
  • Respect where you are in your own process.

Therapy can help. But really try to find a therapist who accepts you as you are.

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