Counseling for the LGBTQIA+ Community

It’s important to find a therapist who understands your unique needs and the complexities of sexual orientation/identity. I work with a wide range of folx who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, queer, asexual, genderqueer, non-binary, questioning, and anything in between. Whatever you’re going through, I strive to be an affirming, supportive, allied and competent provider for the LGBTQIA+ community.

If you’re seeking counseling for self-exploration, we can work on that. If you’re seeking counseling for something unrelated to your gender or sexuality, we can work on that as well! Being within the LGBTQIA+ community is not a disorder and will not be treated as such. In our time together, we will focus on your identified needs within therapy and counseling. You won’t be shamed in our space and we can explore your experiences and build upon your skills in an affirming and understanding environment.

I am constantly assessing my blind spots as a cis femme person and regularly seek out paid consultation with those with lived experience. I have specialized training in providing gender affirming letters and am happy to offer this service free of charge as appropriate. I support the GALAP movement of informed consent.

Often my clients come to me for assistance finding balance and relief from the expectations of their family, friends, partners, coworkers, and themselves. They may have depression, anxiety, substance-related issues, mood stuff, OCD, relational hurdles, you name it. Whatever brought you to this page deserves to be explored. Let’s take this journey together.

Ready to Schedule an appointment with Leah Riddell Counseling and in the LGBTQIA+ community? Visit my Contact Page, Give me a call at 252-220-5896 or email me at 

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