LGBTQ Community Health Services
Mental health appears to be worse among LGBTQ people than heterosexual people, with the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and suicide being 2–3 times higher in the LGBTQ population. Research shows that these issues begin from an early age in LGBTQ people. Despite the fact that LGBTQ individuals are at a higher risk for developing mental health issues than heterosexual people, they have limited access to good, non-discriminatory healthcare services.
Data from a nationally representative CAP survey conducted in 2017 shows that this discrimination still exists. 8% of LGBQ respondents and 29% of transgender respondents said that a doctor or other health care provider refused to see them because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. 9% of LGBQ respondents and 21% of transgender respondents said that a doctor or other health care provider used harsh or abusive language when treating them. The survey data also suggested that this discrimination prevents a large number of LGBTQ individuals from seeking treatment.
At La Noce Psychiatry, I offer LGBTQ community health services for my patients. Not only am I proficient at dealing with LGBTQ issues, I care about the community’s needs and work to help fill the gap in the lack of healthcare available to the community. LGBTQ people are welcome to visit my office for any of their mental health issues. I believe in a holistic approach to health care which stands apart from the traditional route of just prescribing pills. I work with my patients in a collaborative way to create the best-suited treatment for them.
Insurance and Payment
I do not accept any health insurance. You may pay by cash or credit card; however, you are required to have an authorized credit card on file to schedule an appointment.