LGBTQIA+

At Meisel NP in Psychiatry, experienced mental health specialist Jason Meisel, NP, offers compassionate, personalized attention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other (LGBTQIA+) people in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn in New York City. Jason understands that LGBTQIA+ people have unique challenges and mental health needs, so he’s here to help you in a supportive and empathetic way. Call the office or schedule your appointment using the online booking feature.

What does LGBTQIA+ include?

LGBTQIA+ is an inclusive acronym with room for everyone. It includes people who are:

  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender
  • Questioning
  • Intersex
  • Asexual
  • Allies
  • Pansexual
  • Non-binary
  • Gender fluid
  • Polyamorous

There are many others whose personal identities don’t correspond with heteronormative and cisgender identities — and all are welcome as members of the LGBTQIA+ group.

What kinds of challenges do LGBTQIA+ people face?

While society is becoming more inclusive, LGBTQIA+ people can still face a great deal of discrimination and prejudice as both young people and adults.

LGBTQIA+ adults are twice as likely to have mental health challenges and conditions as their heterosexual counterparts, and mental health conditions are four times as common in transgender people compared with cisgender people.

LGBTQIA+ youth are especially vulnerable to mental health challenges. They have a much higher incidence of suicidal ideation and suicide than heterosexual people, and transgender youth have an even higher risk of suicide than their lesbian, gay, and bisexual counterparts.

Many LGBTQIA+ people of all ages deal with anxiety, depression, fear, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other challenges.

These symptoms may be particularly pronounced if you’re facing family problems, harassment, prejudice, work problems, and other issues in your day-to-day life.

What does mental health care for LGBTQIA+ people include?

At Meisel NP in Psychiatry, Jason focuses on your individual needs and mental health challenges. He takes a compassionate and empathetic approach, and you can always expect truly nonjudgmental and genuinely supportive mental health care.

Your mental health care may include:

  • Prescription medication such as antidepressants
  • Ketamine therapy
  • Long-term medication management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Family counseling
  • Group counseling

At Meisel NP in Psychiatry, Jason works hard to create a safe space for you to discuss your feelings, wishes, needs, and goals. He’s here to gently support you every step of the way so you can have the best possible life while protecting your mental health and wellness.

If you have mental health issues, even if they aren’t related to being LGBTQIA+, it’s important to seek supportive treatment. Jason is ready to support you.

Book your appointment by calling Meisel NP in Psychiatry, or click on the online booking link to schedule a private consultation.

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