Welcome to Julia Schwab Therapy

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LGBTQIA Counseling

As a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer (LGBTQ) affirmative therapist in the Los Angeles area, I have the honor of sitting with people as they navigate the layers of gender, sexuality, culture, and race that shape their everyday experiences.

Over the last 15 years, I’ve worked in this community both as a therapist and as an advocate. If you identify outside of heteronormativity, it is invaluable to work with a therapist who grasps and affirms the breadth of gender and sexual identities.

Sexual Identity

Whether you are questioning your sexuality or identify outside of heteronormativity, it’s imperative to get quality support. Growing up in a heteronormative society, you’re made to feel othered. In our therapeutic relationship, you will experience belonging, understanding, and inclusion.

Gender Identity

Questioning your gender can come with intense amounts of shame, fear, and anxiety. Together, we will unpack the elements that create these feelings and hold space to explore gender.

LGBTQIA Relationships

Straight relationships are well-represented in our society, while LGBTQIA relationships often are not. Therapy is a great space to explore the types of relationships you would like to build.

WPATH - Letters for gender affirming surgeries

If you are considering a medical transition, I can provide mental health clearance letters that adhere to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) standards.

Helping the LGBTQIA Community

While the world is seeing a movement toward LGBTQIA inclusion, discrimination still runs rampant. Heteronormativity’s impact on daily life further contributes to the community’s challenges.

My aim is to help you embrace who you are and feel well cared for in this journey.

“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.” – Jason Collins

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I’ve been working with the LGBTQIA community for over 15 years and would be honored to work with you