by Simone Dougherty, LPC Want to be a better ally but unsure where to start? Here are my best resources for you! Know the terminology. Language and culture are dynamic, and the queer community reflects these shifts. Take the word “queer,” for example. Once thought of as derogatory slang, most folks now embrace queer as […]
by Melanie Greenberg, LCSW It’s been almost a year since I decided to get bangs. My esthetician told me I could rock a shag, a look I thought I couldn’t pull off because I wasn’t gay enough or cool enough. I’d be a poser. People would talk about me and say I look bad. My […]
By Simone Dougherty, LPC, LPCC Which organization are you involved with and what do they do? I volunteer with Free Mom Hugs, which is a national organization whose mission is equality, and I am currently part of the Burlington County NJ chapter. Free Mom Hugs is best known for going to Pride events and offering […]
In case you didn’t know, it’s Pride Month! To celebrate we are featuring one of our therapists who specializes in working with LGBTQ+ folks. Check out our full interview with Becca Adleberg, MEd, below… We’re so excited to have you on the team! Why don’t you start off and tell us a little bit about […]
I had a client a couple of years ago ask what the “Q” in LGBTQ meant. I told her it could mean a few things, including Queer and Questioning. She winced when I said the word “queer,” which I’ve experienced before and understand especially if you’re from a generation where that was a derogatory word […]
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