Posts by: Tayler Rose, MA

Holistic Psychology and Yoga with LGBQTIA+ Youth

Posted: 9-18-23 | Tayler Rose, MA

LGBTQIA+ youth have a higher susceptibility to developing mental health disorders than people not in this group, along with a higher rate of body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria (Huerta, 2019). Struggles with body image can complicate symptoms and treatment. These higher risks are related to discrimination and mistreatment at home and in society (Trevor Project, [...]

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Kink Affirmative Therapy: Perceptions of Power

Posted: 3-14-23 | Tayler Rose, MA

When practicing kink affirmative therapy, it is important as a clinician to understand the inherent dynamics that play into working with clients who are a part of the Bondage and Discipline, Dominance, and Submission, Sadism and Masochism (BDSM) community. Over 40 percent of the United States population has fantasies about or has engaged in BDSM [...]

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Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth to Address Microaggressions

Posted: 11-22-22 | Tayler Rose, MA

Microaggressions are “everyday derogations, slights, and invalidations that are often delivered to people of minority or marginalized backgrounds” (Lui & Quezada, 2019). Daily microaggressions such as heterosexism (thinking heterosexual people are the norm and assuming everyone is heterosexual), assuming gender pronouns, or placing heterosexual norms about sexuality or relationships on an LGBTQIA+ person [...]

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Substance Use Disorders in LGBTQIA+ Youth

Posted: 9-14-22 | Tayler Rose, MA

*Content warning: eating disorders, substance use disorders in LGBTQIA+ youth

LGBTQIA+ youth are more susceptible to developing a substance use disorder than people not in this group (Garcia et al., 2019). Affirming therapists must be cognizant that LGBTQIA+ clients are more likely to make impulsive decisions and have a high rate of dysphoria around body [...]

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Eating Disorders with LGBTQIA+ Youth

Posted: 8-2-22 | Tayler Rose, MA

 *Content warning: eating disorders, sexual assault, aggressive behaviors

The intersection of eating disorders with LGBTQIA+ youth is a challenging presentation to treat. A therapist’s chief concern is that eating disorders have a higher mortality rate than any other mental health disorder (Edakubo & Fushimi, 2020). Secondly, people in the LGBTQIA+ community  have a high rate [...]

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