Counseling in San Francisco or Oakland
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
Jim Walker, MFT
East Bay or San Francisco
Welcome...I have more than 12 years experience specializing in counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning people. I work with individuals and couples.
I also counsel people regardless of their sexual identity or gender expression. You can read more in-depth about my approach to counseling by going to my page calledMy Approach.
I'm experienced in providing therapy for:
- Healing from wounds of many kinds
- Childhood or adult trauma
- Coming out to family and friends
- Improving your relationships with family,
children and friends
- Couple's therapy
- Improving relationships and reducing loneliness
- Problems with alcohol or drugs
- Feeling depressed, lonely, abused or anxious
- Thriving with HIV
- Concerns about aging
I'm also very experienced in working with gay, bi and lesbian couples,
and working with parents and their adult children.
Please call me on my cell phone
for a free half hour phone consultation 510-684-4508
As queer, bi and trans people, we've not only been hurt by being human, we've also been wounded because of homophobia, biphobia or transphobia. The hatred and disrespect has taken a toll on us, making us need help with being ourselves more fully and with having pride in ourselves and our relationships.
Maybe you've also been physically attacked or physically abused. All this wounding is held in our psyches as well as our bodies. I work in a integrated mind-body approach to help you develop a self-observing approach to your problems and decisions. I explain my counseling approach more on this page.
The families and loved ones of LGBT people have been wounded too. Society can be harsh to them too for loving LGBT, Queer and Questioning people. I work with the families and loved ones of trans and queer people.
LGBT Positive Therapy
Being lesbian, bi, gay or queer is a normal expression of human sexual orientation
that poses no obstacle to leading a happy, healthy, and
productive life. There is no question about this when queer and bi people associate with understanding, accepting people. The same is true for trans people.
When LGBT people are respected, they lead happy, productive lives. Some of them choose to have families and raise children. The therapy I provide comes from the scientific and life experiences that show that being LGBT is healthy.
Attempts to change people's sexual orientation or their gender identity come from mistaken assumptions. Ex-gay therapy has done real harm. So-called reparative therapy for for gay or trans people harms them. I help people become more fully lesbian, gay, queer, bi or trans.
Two Office Locations
San Francisco office is in Hayes Valley at 414 Gough Street, Second Floor, SF 94102.
Oakland office is at 445 Bellevue Ave, Suite 104, Oakland 94610 near 580.
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