The process of coming out is one of the most vulnerable times in life. In best case scenarios, what follows coming out is support and encouragement, with a history of shame. In worst case scenarios, what follows is pain and rejection. Seeking counseling during this time can provide you with support and guidance. Family counseling can also help families through the transition. Below are more resources to understand the coming out process, vulnerability, shame, sexuality and gender. Contact Carlos Mendoza, MA, LPC for more inforation.
The most difficult part about coming out is being vulnerable to those around you. Researcher and Scholar Brene Brown reviews this most important trait of growth and change.
Coming out often includes battling shame and years of social stigma. Researcher and Scholar Brene Brown discusses the effect of shame on individuals.
Sexuality is a dynamic and complex. Hank Green reviews one way to understand sexuality.
Gender affects everyone. When your gender doesn't line up with what's expected, it can lead to inner and outer turmoil. Mike Rugnetta further explores gender using The Sims.