All tagged mental health

Dating App Guidelines From a LGBTQ Therapist

With the mixture of wintry weather, the new year’s resolutions and Valentine’s Day coming up, love is surely in the air, or maybe lust. You can have fun, be safe and enjoy your dating experiences. We all know apps are all the craze when it comes to meeting new people for dates or dare I say it, a one-night stand. (Don’t worry, I’m not judging you, I’m a counselor) From Grindr to Jack’d to Tinder to Scruff to POF and many more, you have many different virtual places to meet people. As a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in providing counseling services for gay men and the LGBTQ community, I’ve heard it all. Here are a couple tips on making sure your virtual interactions and meetings go well and that you are putting your best foot forward in dating. 

Holiday Lessons

As we approach the holidays, there are many LGBTQIA+ people who will be sitting alone. It is an unfortunate aspect of the ongoing liberation of Queer people that they can be pushed out of spaces like home in which they have grown comfortable. Could you imagine the trauma that must arise yearly for a person who can’t go back to the first place that they felt had a sense of normalcy? How this must impact their mental health.