Coming out is an often hard process of understanding, as well as accepting, and valuing your own sexual orientation and identity. It involves sharing and exploring your identity and true self with others. Counseling for LGBT Orlando can be immensely helpful in sorting out your feelings.
Coming out often can be a very gradual process or it can be sudden. First you come out to yourself. You make sense of your world and how you identify in it. Coming out can be very difficult and is a process. Society strongly enforces the codes of behavior that regard sexual orientation and that of gender identity. Most get the message that they need to be heterosexual and act according to the definition of society and of their gender. For gay, bisexual, and lesbian persons, there is often a sense of being and feeling different. Not fitting into the defined rules that have been placed on you in your family, workplace, friends, and the society at large
When coming out you will be faced with many who will support you, many who will not and many who are indifferent. It is common to have feelings of shame, feel scared, isolated, anxious and many times depressed.
Yes coming out is difficult. Counseling For LGBT Orlando clients can help you to make this transition. It can however be liberating and a freeing transformation. You may see that as you do your able to be finally the most authentic version of yourself. You find your tribe and an entire community of like minded people await you with open arms and acceptance.
Individuals will not all go at the same speed when it comes to the stepping out process. This process is personal. It will happen in many different ways and can occur at different ages. Some are very aware of their own sexual identity early on in life. Others become aware of this after several years.
Once you can accept that you are a lesbian, gay, queer, or transgender, you can then can make the decision to come out to others or may choose to “stay in the closet.” Only you can decide when the time is right.
Call us today at High Expectations Counseling and lets get started finding your true and authentic self. No more wearing a mask. Who you are is infinite love. Light surrounds you always. Together with an amazing and supportive team of therapist, we will help you to unpack any fears, hesitation and help you to find that alignment you have been looking for. Call today at 407-967-1327.