WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE
Specializing in Affirming Care for all individuals, partners, and groups with an awareness of intersecting identities that make up the whole of a person.
What We Do
Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Services, LLC was created with the mission of serving individuals, couples, and families by increasing a feeling of connection with themselves as well as in their relationships with others. Recent research reports that more than half of Americans feel lonely and lack authentic connection that make them feel loved, valued, and seen. Such loneliness can have detrimental effects on both emotional and physical health with youth and young adults being most at risk. At Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Services, LLC our goal is to help individuals undo this loneliness through authentic connection not just in therapy but in their personal and professional lives.
We offer therapeutic treatments for individuals, families, and couples and assist with coping coping skills for stressors related to depression, anxiety, identity development, relationships, trauma and workplace distress to name a few. We offer space to feel seen and heard within context where there is no "norm" for living but rather acceptance and openness for you to be who you are and were meant to be but have yet to figure out on your own. We believe our role is to validate and support you in the growth and healing you never knew was possible. In short, we help people cope and build new skills for thriving in life.
We specialize in supporting Queer and LGBTQ+ persons inclusive of working professionals, college students, families, and teens. We support diverse populations around issues such as perfectionism, identity development including intersectionality of identity and other parts of self, relationship challenges, work-life balance and career struggles, as well as healing from trauma. We recognize that these issues often manifest with symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, sleep issues and insomnia, and poor relationships with food, all areas that we assist individuals in understanding better, coping with, and managing in positive ways. Our primary goal is to help you get to a place where you feel they can thrive and be your best self!
We have a trauma-informed staff members trained in EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), CBT treatments for insomnia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in addition to general skills in counseling and therapy specializing in affirming treatment for queer and non-straight and non-binary individuals.
Our office is physically located in Gainesville, FL but our team serves clients throughout the state of Florida through Telehealth.
Acceptance, Inclusivity, Authenticity, Connection
Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Services, LLC is a Black, Queer, Woman Owned Mental Health Private Practice that provides counseling and psychological services to clients throughout the state of Florida. We emphasize seeing the whole of a person and all their intersecting identities, values and concerns. Under the gaze of social justice, inclusivity and authenticity we hope to meet each individual at their present places of struggle, distress, and/or pain in addition to celebrating in their successes and triumphs as they embrace the constant change of life's many mysteries.