What We Do
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) students at USF encounter the same struggles as other students but also manage the stress of navigating in a world that isn't fully accepting of people who are not heterosexual and cisgendered.
Given negative messages in society, you might worry about what impact your sexual/gender minority status will have on your career path, religious beliefs, health, family, and friends. Examples of related stressors include:
- Finding or building a supportive community
- The coming out process
- Understanding your identity
- Worrying about others' reactions to coming out or changes in your relationship status
- Tension in family relationships
- Finding and engaging with romantic and sexual partners
- Discrimination and internalized oppression
- Loneliness or isolation
- Unhealthy coping strategies
Our clinicians strive to be a resource for LGBTQ students to discuss these and other concerns in a safe and affirming environment.
If you identify with these or any other concerns, we encourage you to contact us to make an appointment.