LGBTQ - Affirming therapy for Teens and Adults

Queer & Trans - affirming therapy

We can't wait to support you!

  • Struggling to figure out your gender identity and/or sexual orientation and how it all fits into the rest of your life?

  • Want a therapist who understands that your gender and sexuality is part of your life but not a problem? 

  • Some people are terrified they will be kicked out of the house or place of worship for being themselves and telling their loved ones that they are questioning these identities.

  • Others are struggling with something else in their lives and want a therapist who gets that you consist of your sexual orientation and/or gender identity and all the other parts of yourself too.


The clinicians at Waves, A Psychological Corporation are LGBTQIQAP - affirming.

We are psychologists who feel that one can be queer and trans and be stressed out, worried, feel sad, or experience another mental health concern. We want to support you and assist in you surviving through the times in one’s life when you struggle with your reactions to life.

Dr. Abigail Weissman (pronouns: she, her, hers) is a queer and trans - identified psychologist and the founder of  Waves, A Psychological Corporation. She is wearing a green shirt with a blue, pink and white symbol that reads, “I stand with trans students.” She has her hands pressed against her chest and she is smiling.

Dr. Abigail Weissman (pronouns: she, her, hers) is a queer and trans - identified psychologist and the founder of Waves, A Psychological Corporation. She is wearing a green shirt with a blue, pink and white symbol that reads, “I stand with trans students.” She has her hands pressed against her chest and she is smiling.

Waves’ clinicians also celebrate the wins in our clients’ lives. We point out the moments of success and revel in our clients’ growth. We assist clients in noticing their strength and resiliency.

One don’t have to switch their pronouns or their partners’ pronouns when speaking with a Waves clinician.

One doesn’t have to hide one’s queerness at Waves.

We won’t judge one’s queerness either.

We accept a person for who they are.

We honor one’s gender presentation(s) and one’s identity labels.

We recognize that there are many ways to be queer and no one path is right for everyone.

We recognize that there are many ways to be trans. There is no one way to transition. One does not have to transition to be transgender.

We want you to feel comfortable being your full queer and/or trans self at our practice.

In our Banker’s Hill office, we have designed the space to be an LGBTQIQAP - affirming environment. There is a welcoming sticker on the front door. We have joined the Equality (San Diego’s LGBT) business association and proudly display its logo in our office. We have an all gender bathroom for the comfort and safety of our clients and clinicians. We post a sign in our office talking about why we have an all gender bathroom. We will be again displaying our a rainbow Mezuzah on the doorpost of our office showing our founder, Dr. Abigail Weissman’s queer Jewish connection.

In our Rancho Bernardo office, we have a rainbow display of books including titles relating to being a lesbian, bisexual, trans, gay, and/or intersex. We will continue to update our decor to embrace our LGBTQ - affirmation.

 YOU ARE WELCOME AT WAVES.

 

Lesbian, gay, bisexualtransgender, queer, intersex, questioning, and pansexual - affirmative therapy with a therapist at Waves can offer a warm, comfortable and supportive space to explore and understand oneself and one’s needs.

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