If you’re a member of the LGBTQ community and need mental health care, you want to work with a psychiatrist who is sensitive to the unique challenges you cope with as you navigate life. Luis J. Olivera-Rodriguez, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist practicing at Lumos Psychiatric Services in Orlando, Florida, offers compassionate, customized psychiatric care to help you improve your mental and overall health. Call Lumos Psychiatric Services or request a consultation online today.

What are some common LGBTQ psychiatric needs?

Your sexual orientation or gender identity doesn’t cause mental health conditions. However, the prejudice, harassment, and denial of civil and human rights experienced by the LGBTQ community can increase your risk of mental health challenges.

For example, LGBTQ adults are twice as likely as heterosexual, cis-gendered adults to experience a mental health condition. Additionally, LGBTQ people are more likely to think about suicide, and LGBTQ adolescents are five times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers.

You may experience any mental health issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Psychotic disorder

At Lumos Psychiatric Services, Dr. Olivera-Rodriguez provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to talk about your mental, emotional, and physical health, and get the support and treatment you need to lead a fulfilling life.

What are the available LGBTQ psychiatric services?

You should have access to expert mental health care regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity. Dr. Olivera-Rodriguez provides customized psychiatric care with sensitivity to the prejudices and challenges faced by the LGBTQ community. He combines psychopharmacology with psychotherapy and lifestyle modification advice to help you develop the tools and techniques you need to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

You can count on expert psychiatric care, regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity. Dr. Olivera-Rodriguez has years of experience helping diverse communities. He understands that the challenges you face can impact your mental health and enables you to explore and resolve the issues that contribute to your mental and overall health.

Why would I need specialized LGBTQ mental health care?

You don’t need specialized psychiatric services because of your sexual orientation or gender identity. Unfortunately, the ongoing stigma and discrimination against the LGBTQ community are far too prevalent. While you may face prejudice elsewhere in your life, at Lumos Psychiatric Services, you can count on compassionate care from an LGBTQ ally.

Dr. Olivera-Rodriguez is a nonjudgmental psychiatrist who is aware of and sensitive to the effect your sexuality and gender impact your life and mental health. In addition to treating your mental health condition, Dr. Olivera-Rodriguez helps you develop the coping strategies necessary to deal with the external stressors and negativity that can impact your mental health. He provides outstanding psychiatric care, regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity.

If you’re looking for an LGBTQ ally to provide expert psychiatric services, call Lumos Psychiatric Services or request an appointment online today.