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Therapy for Sexually-Marginalized Groups



“Sexually Marginalized Groups” sounds like a very academic term, but how we’re using it here is meant to convey that therapists at the Center are competent and affirming of the great diversity of sexual identities, expressions, behaviors and relationship structures that are represented in our rich Delaware Community.

Who are sexually marginalized communities?

Our therapists proudly serve our Delaware community members who are polyamorous, LGBTQ+, queer, transgender, kinky, and participate in sex-work.

Why is this important?

Our Delaware community members who represent sexually-marginalized groups like being queer, poly, transgender, kinky, or sexworkers are often at risk of being pathologized simply for their identities, interests, or gender expression. Many myths about what it means to be a part of these groups are still prevalent and still negatively impact our community members in significant ways.

Therapists at the Center for Connection & Desire are committed to serving each client and having them present their whole self in therapy, without judgment and welcoming their diverse identities, expressions, and relationships.

Therapists are queer-identified or queer-aligned and represent many of the marginalized groups we serve. Our psychotherapy services are for anyone struggling with their identity, expression, or simply the challenges you face living in a world that’s not fully supportive. We’re here to help our community members find support, meaning, joy and community.

Many people who start therapy feel like it may be hard to open up at first and to trust that someone won’t judge your identity or expression. Maybe this sounds familiar. We're here to help.

Have you Felt Hesitant or Cautious to Share Parts of Who you Are with Friends, Family or Therapists Before?

Do any of the following resonate with you?

You'd like to show up as your whole self in therapy, without hiding certain pieces of your identities or relationships?

Maybe you feel that parts of your life, though wonderful, are unable to be shared with other people in your life, your friends, your family, or your coworkers?

You're not sure who might understand your unique challenges and goals?

If any of these sound true for you, we want you to know that even though you may feel alone, know that many people in your circumstances need and deserve affirming support, especially considering the many challenges you are facing.


Affirming Therapy Can Help You Live With More Joy & Connection

We've helped individuals, couples, and groups in sexually-marginalized communities struggling with their own unique challenges in living authentically. Our clients feel supported by our caring, competent therapists and staff.

We are The Center for Connection & Desire and we are Sex Therapists, Relationship Therapists, and Psychotherapists who are here to help.

How Therapy Works

Therapy sessions consist of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, your therapist will guide you towards solutions and share what the science tells us about what's going on for you, they play an active role. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:

  1. First, your therapist will provide a safe, accepting affirming space so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggles with them.
  2. Through hearing your story, your therapist will start to get a picture of what your challenges are.
  3. Next, your therapist will start by helping you with immediate concerns like managing difficult emotions and challenging life situations.
  4. You will also work together to explore what your goals are in therapy and in life so you can know what success looks like for you.
  5. Keeping your unique goals in mind, you’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them.
  6. Over the course of your sessions, you will start making progress toward the life you desire.

Research shows that Therapy can positively impact your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors and resources available to you. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.

Let’s Get Started

Ready to start feeling better? If you feel worried, stuck, ashamed, and unsure of what to do next, therapy could help.

Email us at [email protected] and get scheduled for your free 15-minute phone consult so that you can ask questions and find out the next steps. We're here to help.