Experiences of Adult Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Pansexual Individuals in Therapy/Counseling

We are conducting a study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, pansexual and other non-heterosexual (LGBQ+) individuals’ experiences’ in therapy. The ultimate goal of this study is to develop a questionnaire that can help researchers and therapists understand LGBQ+ clients’ perceptions of their therapy experience.

You are eligible to participate in this study if you are (a) an adult age 18 or older, (b) live in the United States, (c) identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, pansexual, or otherwise non-heterosexual, (d) identify as cisgender, and (e) you have had at least one counseling or therapy session within the past 12 months. Individuals who have worked as therapists/mental health counselors are not eligible to participate in this study. 

In total, it is estimated that this survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. Please note, that as the goal of this study is to develop a questionnaire, you will be asked to complete all items before moving on.

If you are interested in participating please click here

If you have any questions about this study, please contact the principal investigator, Ryan Ebersole, Ph.D. Candidate in counseling psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York (rebersole@albany.edu). You may also contact Mryna Friedlander, Ph.D., professor of counseling psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York at mfriedlander@albany.edu or (518) 442-5049.

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