Sexual orientation is the term used to describe an individual’s physical or emotional attraction. i.e. (Gay, Straight, Lesbian, Bisexual, Heterosexual, Homosexual). Currently there is no scientific consensus about the development of ones sexual orientation. Thus, complicating the psychological and emotional toll on those who are struggling to identify their preference. For some individuals it is simple and quite obvious, for others the process is complex, confusing, and emotional.
Gender identity, sometimes confused with sexual orientation, yet distinctly different, refers to a person’s psychological identification as man, woman, or other gender which may conflict with their biological identification at birth. The term transgender is used to describe those who identify with a sex other than the biological one given at birth.
If you have questions or concerns regarding these topics or know someone who may be struggling with these issues, please give us a call. Here at Heritage Counseling & Consulting it is our priority to provide the highest quality of care for our clients. In the event we may not be the best fit or additional mental health services are recommended, it would be our pleasure to assist you in finding a satisfactory provider to meet your needs.