Supporting LGBTQIA+ in New Jersey
Body Positive Works
LGBTQIA+ Support in New Jersey
At Body Positive Works, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. As a practice, we proudly have practitioners who are LGBTQIA+ identified, and we deeply value the diverse experiences and perspectives they bring to our community.
Our LGBTQIA+ identified practitioners bring an understanding and empathy that can resonate deeply with individuals facing unique challenges and experiences. They offer specialized support that acknowledges the intersectionality of identities and fosters an environment where you can feel seen, heard, and understood without judgment.
For practitioners who are not LGBTQIA+ identified, we embrace a continuous journey of learning and growth. We understand that being truly affirming means actively seeking to educate ourselves and staying open to feedback. Our commitment is to be allies and advocates, creating an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, and cultural competence for all.
Your Safe Space Awaits
At Body Positive Works, you are not required to educate us about your experiences; our dedicated team is here to support and uplift you. Whether you seek counseling, therapy, or any of our services, rest assured that our LGBTQIA+ affirming practitioners are here to walk alongside you on your journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth.
We stand proudly in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community, embracing the diversity that enriches our lives and our understanding of humanity. Let us create a space where you can be your authentic self, where your identity is celebrated, and where you find unwavering support on your path to personal well-being and self-acceptance. Together, let’s cultivate a community that celebrates love, inclusivity, and respect for all.
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What is LGBTQIA+
LGBTQIA+ is an initialism that refers to sexuality and gender identity. It stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual or ally, other non-heterosexual people, which can include pansexual or genderqueer.
As a space that affirms individuals and couples who are part of this community:
◐ We will use the name and pronoun you prefer to be called
◓ We understand that coming out happens at different times in people’s lives, such as childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood
◑ We know that coming out later in life means that this new discovery of self might impact spouses, as well as children
◒ Therefore, we work with the individual, and if so desired, their family to ensure respect and safety
◐ For non-binary or trans-identifying people: we will not force transition, but rather walk through every stage you want and allow you to be the guide of how you want to be with this
Welcoming the LGBTQIA+ Community
Embracing LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity and Allyship
At Body Positive Works, we take immense pride in fostering an environment that celebrates diversity and inclusivity, especially for the LGBTQIA+ community. Our practice is committed to ensuring that every individual feels safe, respected, and valued for their unique identities and experiences.
As part of our dedication to LGBTQIA+ support, we are privileged to have practitioners who are LGBTQIA+ identified. Their firsthand understanding and lived experiences allow them to provide compassionate and sensitive care, making them a beacon of support for those seeking services catered to their specific needs.
For practitioners who do not identify as LGBTQIA+, we embrace the responsibility of continually learning and growing as allies. We recognize that true inclusivity requires ongoing education, empathy, and a willingness to listen and learn from the LGBTQIA+ community. Our team remains open to feedback, always seeking ways to be more affirming and understanding.
✨💜 Embracing Diversity and Learning Together 💜✨
When you choose Body Positive Works, you don’t have to educate us about your experiences or identities. Instead, you can trust that our practitioners are committed to creating an environment where you can feel seen, heard, and supported without the burden of explanation.
We strive to provide counseling, therapy, and all our services with a deep sense of cultural competence, respecting the unique challenges and joys that the LGBTQIA+ community faces. Our intention is to nurture a practice where you feel free to express your true self, where your gender identity and sexual orientation are met with the utmost respect and care.
Together, let’s continue cultivating a space where inclusivity, love, and understanding thrive. As allies and advocates, we stand side by side with the LGBTQIA+ community, fighting for equality and uplifting one another. Your journey to wellness and self-discovery is met with unwavering support and acceptance at Body Positive Works. Let us be your allies in building a brighter, more inclusive future.