Hours: Mon – Fri :8 AM – 8 PM | Sat: 8 AM – 4 PM
382 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02906     |      111 Wayland Ave #1, Providence, RI 02906.

Fax: (401) 226 0137 | Contact@pvdpsych.com

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LGBTQIA+ Identified Individuals and Their Families

The therapists at PVD Psychological Associates have expertise working with LGBTQIA+ identified individuals and their families.

We may work with these individuals on issues non-specific to their sexual orientation or gender identity, such as an eating disorder or relationship problems, or therapy might focus on very specific issues such as exploring one’s gender identity or coming out. Whether the topic of therapy is specific to an LGBTQIA+ identified individual or not, many of our clients have told us they find it to be important and helpful that their therapist is knowledgeable about the LGBTQIA+ community and is affirming in their approach.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Coming Out, Etc.

​We frequently work with college students, adolescents, and adults on exploring their sexual orientation, exploring their gender identity, coming out, and transitioning. Depending on where individuals are in these processes and their needs and wants for therapy, we may do this in a more structured way, offering specific behavioral recommendations, or in a more supportive and exploratory manner.

LGBTQIA+ Family Planning

We also work with LGBTQIA+ families on family planning to help them navigate fertility treatments and/or the adoption process. There are many different ways to start a family as a LGBTQIA+ couple, whether it be through intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), using a donor egg, reciprocal IVF, fostering and adoption, or surrogacy. The therapists at PVD Psychological Associates are aware of all of these permutations, what they “look like,” and the unique challenges families may face while trying to get pregnant, undergoing prenatal care, and then early parenthood including postpartum anxiety or depression for mothers who were pregnant and those who were not, and also postpartum anxiety or depression for new fathers. We are also familiar with the adoption process for same sex couples in Rhode Island and can help guide clients through that experience. ​

Community Resources

SAGE Rhode Island – Services and Advocacy for Gay (Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender) Elders (SAGE)
Sojourner House – Domestic and sexual violence resources in Rhode Island
Youth Pride Inc – An affirming space for LGBTQIA youth that offers drop-in and other services

General Resources

PFLAG Greater Providence – Support, education, and advocacy for parents, families, friends, and allies of LGBT individuals in the Greater Providence Area
The Trevor Project – Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth

Medical Resources

Gender and Sexual Health Services in Rhode Island – Guide to local resources
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equity Group (SOGI Equity) – Guide to local resources
Trans* Health Access – Thundermist Health Center offers comprehensive medical resources for transgender individuals
True Self Intensive Outpatient Program – This Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers affirming therapy for LGBTQ young adults 

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