top of page


Do you ever feel like you have to hide a part of yourself to fit in? Maybe you're questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity, but societal expectations or a lack of understanding leave you feeling confused and alone. Perhaps you've already come out, but navigating relationships, discrimination, or your own internal exploration can be overwhelming. At Empower to Change, we know this journey can be complex, but you don't have to walk it alone.

We create a safe and affirming space for LGBTQ individuals... explore their identities, overcome challenges, and celebrate their authentic selves. Whether you're a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or somewhere else on the spectrum, we welcome you with open arms and a commitment to understanding your unique experience. Our therapists understand the pressure to conform to societal norms, the fear of rejection, and the complexities of navigating relationships and family dynamics within the LGBTQ community.

Gradient Purple Blue

When you seek Therapy at Empower to Change

  • We'll provide a supportive environment for you to explore your sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression without judgment.

  • We'll help you develop a positive self-image and embrace your unique identity with confidence.

  • Whether you're considering coming out to family, friends, or at work, we'll provide guidance and support throughout the process.

  • We can help you navigate relationship challenges specific to the LGBTQ community and build healthy, supportive connections.

  • We'll equip you with tools to manage stress, anxiety, or depression related to societal pressures or discrimination.

A rainbow flag in Cologne, Germany._edit

Who Benefits Most from LGBTQ Counseling

We believe your sexual orientation and gender identity are integral parts of who you are, and they deserve to be celebrated. Our goal is to empower you to embrace your authentic self with confidence, build healthy relationships, and create a life that feels true and fulfilling.

You may benefit from therapy if you're experiencing:

  • Difficulty understanding or accepting your sexual orientation or gender identity

  • Feeling isolated or alone due to your identity

  • Struggling with coming out to loved ones

  • Facing discrimination or harassment

  • Experiencing anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem related to your identity

  • Relationship challenges specific to the LGBTQ community

  • Difficulty navigating family dynamics

  • Considering gender confirmation surgery or hormone therapy (Note: We can provide support and guidance, but do not directly offer medical advice. We recommend consulting with a qualified healthcare professional for these aspects.)

What to Expect in LGBTQ Counseling

Week One: Intake

  • We'll discuss your concerns, goals, and experiences in a safe and affirming space.


Weeks Two & Beyond: Therapy

  • You'll explore your identity, develop coping mechanisms, and build resilience. We can also address any specific challenges you may be facing.

  • Therapy is a collaborative process focused on achieving your goals. We'll work at your pace and celebrate your progress along the way.

Termination: 1-2 Final Sessions

  • We believe in empowering you to live authentically and embrace your unique voice in the world.

Your next steps

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our LGBTQ counseling services. Together, we can create a path towards self-acceptance, connection, and a life that celebrates your true self.

You can reach us by calling 813-445-8575 or emailing You can also book your session by completing the form on our Contact Us page.

Website Quick Links

New Clients   |   Meet Us  |   Contact Us   |   ETC Blog

710 Oakfield Dr # 153, Brandon, FL 33511

bottom of page