Young people and older people alike may have questions regarding their sexual orientation and gender identity. They may have lived with these questions for years, uncertain how to express the confusion, concern or burgeoning realization that they may feel. Younger people, especially, may worry about “coming out” to their parents and others for fear of disappointment or rejection.
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual or with any other sexual orientation or gender identity may need support navigating the social obstacles they may face as they try to live authentically. Dr. Gilbert helps patients enhance their self-understanding and self-acceptance, supporting them in becoming more authentic with the people in their lives, whether they be family members, friends, or romantic partners.
Many people struggle with body image issues that relate to feeling comfortable in the bodies they were born with; making sense of these confusing and complicated emotions can begin with seeing a therapist who is caring, non-judgmental and supportive. Dr. Gilbert can help guide people as they begin this journey of self-exploration.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” ~Dr. Seuss