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with Simone Dougherty, LPC If you have an LGBTQ+ kid, you may be struggling with how to best support them. Simone is one of our out-of-state providers at Therapy for Women, who specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ community. She joined us on the Therapy for Women Podcast to share how she coped as a […]

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 […]

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 whole life had been […]

by Simone Dougherty, LPC Which organization do you work with and what do they do? I volunteer with Free Mom Hugs, which is a national organization whose mission is equality. Free Mom Hugs attends Pride events and offers hugs to members of the LGBTQ+ community. However, we also do presentations, panel discussions, letter writing campaigns, […]

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