What is LGBT Couples Counseling?

Everyone has the right to embrace who they are. They should feel accepted and affirmed. Couples counseling is not for the “broken”, but for the motivated couples in the LGBT community that are looking to live the best version of their lives together. Our clients are tenacious people who refuse to give up and strive for a relationship built from their values.

We have created a place where couples in the LGBT community can feel safe to explore, heal, and grow their relationships. We understand the importance of cultivating a fulfilling relationship and offer our services to include LGBT marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, and counseling for those who are dating and living together. We understand the common and unique challenges that LGBT couples face in their relationships and internal and external pressures.

BPC is passionate about the LGBT rights and acceptance, and affirmation of your relationships is built into everything that we do.

Our psychologists and counselors often apply Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques in working with couples. EFT method has been found to be effective in helping over 75% of couples in distress recover and grow even after counseling has ended. In a supportive environment, we help LGBT couples mend their relationship and assist them with finding tools to connect and love.

Common Focus of LGBT Couples Counseling Includes:

  • Inability to resolve conflicts
  • Intimacy difficulties/disconnection
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Internal and external pressures
  • A deep sense of hurt from numerous nonspecific events
  • Boundary crossing
  • Phase of Life distress
  • Repetitive arguments about parenting, finances, in-laws, work/life balance, etc.

Teletherapy & Video Counseling Sessions Available

Biltmore Psychology and Counseling offers teletherapy sessions as a way to participate in counseling without needing to be physically present at our office.

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Fill out the form below or call us at (480) 999-7070 for a free 10 minute consultation.

LGBT Couples Counseling FAQ

Can LGBT Couples Counseling Really Help My Relationship?

Being able to speak to your partner about difficult conversations in an environment of safety, acceptance, sensitivity, structure, and information can be extremely helpful for many couples. When it comes to topics like conflict resolution, finances, intimacy, parenting, and communications, a premarital counselor can help guide each partner to better understand their feelings and emotions involved.

Will My Insurance Cover Couples Therapy?

Our office is out-of-network, so we do not accept insurance directly. However, if your insurance plan offers out-of-network benefits, we can provide you with a receipt so that you can bill your insurance directly.

Depending on the individual insurance plan, many will be reimbursed for a percentage of their payment. To determine if you have out-of-network mental health coverage, contact your insurance and ask about whether your plan includes out-of-network mental health coverage. Feel free to contact our office with any questions.

What other services do you offer for Scottsdale?

Feel free to check out our other Scottsdale Therapist services. Our counselors are held to the highest standards of excellence and bring the best of their education, experience, and professional knowledge to their practice.

Our professionals build strong relationships with each person based on mutual trust and confidence and value each person’s perspective of his or her own life. Counseling at BPC is a dynamic, active process. Counselors work with each person to understand, engage, and overcome even seemingly insurmountable difficulties, and facilitate each person’s process of transformation and hope.

Meet our Team

Dr. Melissa Estavillo, PsyD

DR. MELISSA ESTAVILLO, PsyD

Doctorate and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
Practice Areas: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), relationship / marriage counseling, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD / Trauma, Grief, Spiritual Integration, Medical Counseling, Immigration Evaluation Services

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Self

SUSAN SELF, LPC

M.S. Counseling and Human Services, University of Toledo
B.S. Psychology, Bowling Green State University
Practice Areas: relationship / marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, parenting, general counseling, anxiety and depression, individual therapy, career decisions, caring for aging relatives, life changes, work/life stressors

Nicole Elliott, LPC

M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University
B.A. English (Literature), Arizona State University
Practice Areas: Adjustment Disorders, anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), depression, disability counseling, existential therapy, faith-based counseling, general mental health counseling, gerontological counseling, grief counseling, individual counseling, mindful self-compassion (MSC).

Allison Johnson LPC - Phoenix, AZ

ALLISON JOHNSON, LPC

M.S. Community Counseling – University of Phoenix,
B.A. Forensic Psychology – Saint Ambrose University

Practice Areas: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, EMDR, LGBTQ+, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couples Counseling, Mindfulness, Chronic Illness.

ELIZABETH FELIX, LPC

M.A. Human Resources and Substance Abuse, Ottawa University
M.A. Professional Counseling, Ottawa University
B.A. Psychology, Ottawa University

Practice Areas: Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Life Transitions, Women’s Focused Issues, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Depression, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Faith-based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling

Our Location Near Scottsdale, AZ

We’re here for you.

Our LGBT couples counselers apply professional expertise and understanding to provide the best holistic counseling services in Scottsdale, AZ.

A 10-min consultation can help you determine whether our services would be the right fit for you. Call us today for a free phone consultation.

(480) 999-7070