People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. They should expect a highly trained and experienced professional who understands and is comfortable with their lifestyle, sexuality, and gender. If the therapist needs to be taught, a great obstacle to empathy and insight must be surmounted.
Over the years, I have worked with many psychotherapy refugees; individuals whose work with clinicians lacking appropriate knowledge led to their being harmed by the very treatment for which they sought help.
Alternative sexuality can bring distinct issues of concern, such as incongruent sexual interests and jealousy within non-traditional relationships. The clinician you choose should be skilled in these areas.
When appropriate, my additional expertise in sex therapy facilitates open work on not only sexual difficulties, but understanding the potential importance of one’s sexuality in their overall well-being