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LGBTQ in the Media Over the Past 3 Decades

LGBTQ in the Media Over the Past 3 Decades   Over the course of the last 30 years there has been a noticeable shift in the representation of individuals who identify as LGBTQ in the media.    The 90’s and Early 2000s As I was growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s, there were […]

Identity-Affirming Care

Identity-Affirming Care   Many individuals and therapy practices claim to be identity affirming, yet seem to lack the basic structure to support various identities such as race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual or relationship orientation, etc.    As a therapist who specializes in LGBTQ+ issues, I see this OFTEN. Therapists and other health care professionals say […]

Bisexuality and Other Invisible Identities 

Bisexuality and Other Invisible Identities    Being attracted to more than one gender bisexuality (and pansexuality) can be complicated and wonderful!  In my work and over 8 years of experience as a therapist, I have learned an extraordinary amount about these identities that allow individuals and their partner(s) to manage their needs.    Some people […]

Gender Stereotypes in Toys

Gender Stereotypes in Toys Gender stereotypes in toys are recurring questions from parents! Parenting is complicated. Gender stereotyping in toys was normal in the past but times have changed!   Trying to parent children in an environment that allows for a child to explore their gender expression is complicated.  GenXers and Millennials are the next […]

My Fertility Journey

My Fertility Journey – Do Not Downplay the Impacts of Those Struggling With Infertility!    Fertility. Ugh.  It really is one of my least favorite “F” words. Fertility (or infertility, as many say) is a complex concept that is generally misunderstood by anyone who has not undergone it themselves.  The assumptions and statements made to […]

They Them Beyond the Binary UPDATE!

They Them – Beyond the Binary UPDATE!   Today I heard some great news for those who identify as they them! The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has added they them as new pronoun and the word of the year! This is a huge win for the non-binary and LGBTQ community. For years, people have commented that using […]

LGBTQ Definition: Beyond the Binary

LGBTQ Definition: Beyond the Binary By Nicole Scrivano, LMFT – Clinic Director at Life Coaching and Therapy   Read our latest blog post: “LGBTQ Definition: Beyond the Binary” to help you understand the LGBTQ+ community and the definitions within them. There are many identities and labels for people that have become more commonplace.  Often in […]