Counselling Service

LGBTQ2S+ and Queer Counselling Services

We help match folks in the LGBTQ2S and Queer communities with qualified, culturally relevant counsellors

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LGBTQ2S Counselling Near Me

Embracing diversity in mental health support

At Phare, we are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our dedicated LGBTQ2+ counsellors strive to provide personalized support that acknowledges and respects the unique qualities of each individual.

With counsellors who embrace a queer, non-heteronormative perspective, we prioritize your mental health journey. Our services are designed to be reflective, understanding, and devoid of assumptions. Phare's mission is to redefine mental health support, making it more respectful of individual identities and ensuring accessibility for all.

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Find the right counsellor for you

At Phare, we do our best to ensure we have a diverse selection of counsellors for you to choose from. After navigating emotional labor all day, you deserve a counselor who understands and shares your lived experience, sparing you from repetitive explanations.
Here's a bit more of what you can expect:

Diversity and Inclusion

We recognize and celebrate the unique identities within our community, including trans, non-binary and BIPOC folks.

Culturally Sensitive Approach

Our counselors are trained to provide culturally sensitive support, respecting and understanding the diverse backgrounds of our clients.

Easy and Accessible Process

We aim to make the counseling process as smooth as possible, allowing you to focus on nurturing your mental health.
LGBTQ2S+ Counselling

Taking your first step towards healing

Here are a few areas where we commonly provide support to folks in the LGBTQ2s+ communities:

  • Support around coming out or not feeling safe coming out
  • Depression resulting from lack of acceptance and judgment
  • Struggling to survive and/or thrive in a heteronormative world
  • Dealing with discrimination and persecution
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"Phare is a responsive, consistent, and reliable service. They act quickly to support our clients and they take the time to work with people wherever they are in their mental health journey. Phare fills a gap in the mental health sector by trying to support as many people as possible, regardless of financial barriers. I am confident in referring my clients to them."

Hayley Schmalz

"Phare has been wonderful. Katie is my superhero. Her superpower  is listening…"

Michelle Edis
Phare Client

"Amazing service with an amazing cause! Katie is a lovely human with all the right intentions to help anyone who comes into her life. Highly recommend her and Phare as a whole."

Phare Client

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know you're allies and not just virtue signaling?

We understand the importance of genuine allyship and are committed to more than just outward expressions. We have several counsellors that are members of the LGBTQ+ community and we invite open dialogue and feedback with them and other community members to ensure our allyship is authentic and impactful. Of course, there is always room for learning and growth, but we really are trying to do our best.

Is LGBTQ2S+ counseling confidential?

Yes, absolutely, we respect your privacy. All our sessions are confidential.

Do your counselors understand the specific challenges faced by transgender and non-binary individuals?

Our specialized counsellors work to establish safe and inclusive spaces, providing personalized support for each individual's unique journey. They are committed to delivering affirming and uplifting services, and empower clients on their unique paths by recognizing and honouring the diversity of gender identities.

Do you provide resources for families and allies of LGBTQ2S+ individuals?

Absolutely. We understand the importance of a supportive network. Our counselors can offer resources and guidance for families and allies to foster understanding and create a more inclusive environment.

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