For more than 30 years, Radiant Health Centers has been offering mental health counseling throughout Orange County. People living with HIV, along with many others in our community, face significant mental, physical, social and economic challenges. Access to professional counseling services has proven to be an important tool for dealing with mental and emotional distress, improving health and well-being throughout the area.
Mental Health Counseling for the LGBTQ+ Community
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone and, like so many others, Radiant Health Centers has had to adapt to changing circumstances. Much of the work performed by professional counselors during the past two years has taken place virtually, including individual and group mental health support groups. We hope to get back to in-person sessions soon.
During 60-minutes sessions over Zoom, by phone or in-person, people living with HIV and others in the LGBTQ+ community discuss pressing issues, such as depression, anxiety, troubled relationships, stress, substance abuse and more. Over the last fiscal year, this has led to 264 individuals getting the mental health counseling they need via individual or group sessions.
Dedicated LGBTQ+ Counseling Addressing Community Needs
Many people within the Orange County LGBTQ+ community struggle to get medical care tailored to their individual needs. We have previously reported on transgender barriers to physical and mental healthcare, but the challenges extend to countless others.
Through the counseling services at Radiant Health Centers, individuals can access sensitive and responsive support that is compassionate and understanding of their circumstances. Sessions are culturally sensitive and available in both English and Spanish. Details of upcoming counseling sessions can be found here.
What Can Clients Expect From LGBTQ+ Counseling?
Radiant Health Centers’ counseling sessions deliver individual and group therapy, couples and family therapy, and age-appropriate therapy for children and the elderly. Some session goals include a mental health assessment, the development of an individualized treatment and goal planning.
The varied sessions address subjects like coping strategies for substance use and addiction, support for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and mental health support for nonbinary and trans youth and families. Counseling sessions are a safe and supportive space for anyone in the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of their HIV status, to tackle life challenges through individual therapy or group calls.
Dedicated LGBTQ+ Mental Health Support for Orange County Clients
At Radiant Health Centers, our team has been committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community in overcoming health challenges for many years. As anyone who has experience with mental health issues will know, a crucial part of this support is through counseling that deals with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues and the daily stress of coping with health problems. With that in mind, we encourage anyone with mental health concerns to contact our LGBTQ+ medical clinic and access professional support.
Access Mental Health Counseling in Orange County
Radiant Health Centers is committed to providing mental health counseling services to the LGBTQ+ community. If you require phone, video or in-person counseling, contact us for help today. Call our Irvine center at (949) 809-5700 or request an appointment now.
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