Stonewall Behavioral Health

Stonewall Behavioral Health was established in 1983 to serve the mental health needs of the Dallas GLBT community. We are GLBT counselors looking to help people improve their relationships with self and others.

In 1983, Stonewall Behavioral Health was founded to meet the mental health needs of the North Texas LGBT population. We are a group of LGBT Affirming Licensed Professional Counselors who also self identify as LGBT. Stonewall Behavioral Health is "Where Our Community Comes to Talk".

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Holidays 2018

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12 Secrets to Teaching Your Child How to Manage Their Emotions

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08/11/2018

TED-Ed

A must-watch for anyone who has ever suffered from depression, or known someone who has:

04/14/2017

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The Phrase Gay People Need To Stop Using

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Why Didn't Gay Rights Cure Gay Loneliness?

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12/25/2016

From all of us at Stonewall Behavioral Health. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all who celebrate.

11/10/2016

You may be at a loss for words post election. Unfortunately, sometimes extremes are too real. One of those extremes happened, when Donald Trump was elected president.
Like many, you may be frustrated with a system that allowed this to happen you may be angry, and scared. You aren’t sure what we will do now, or where we need to go from here, but we know this is not the end. In the face of every challenge, Humanity has prevailed, and we will again. We will come out better, stronger and more loving after having gone through this. The world we had yesterday was not perfect, and it is no different than the world of today. We can still make a difference, and sure, things might get worse come Jan. 20, but regardless, we will prevail.
If you’re having a difficult time, it’s important to take care of yourself and those around you. Here are some things to remember:
1. You are not alone. Millions are scared and unsure of what the future carries.
2. Historically we’ve gone through this before, and we have overcome these systems of oppression every single time. Hope is still an option, we just need to hold onto it.
3. You have the choice: of shutting this off for four years, of fighting, of doing anything you’d like. It’s still a choice. We’re stuck with a president, but we get to decide everything else.
4. Some environments will be more toxic than others. Try to get to higher ground, where the air is cleaner. Rest, and when you’re ready find your way back through the miasma.
5. You have everything you need within you to make a difference. You can take charge of your life and change things. You can do that.
6. Find support throughout this all. Find people who are willing to go through this with you.
7. Most of all, remember you are a priority. You deserve the absolute best. This is why this is difficult, and this is why it’s going to be OK. Take care of yourself, and remember, there’s always Hope.

If you find that your unable to cope and would like to speak with someone at Stonewall Behavioral Health—please call us today. If you’re not local we encourage you to get help somewhere.

06/13/2016

In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando we may be overcome with emotion and feel that it is the time to espouse our political opinions or what we could have and should have done.

It's time as a community to come together and work to help those who may be hurt, those who may be grieving and later to work together to make sure things like this do not continue to happen. Our thoughts are with those affected and hope that they can find a moment of peace in the days to come.

We encourage those who need help during this difficult time to seek it out with us or any other agency in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex.

For those who are able to perform their own self-care--

Emotional self care along with stress management is one of the best self care techniques to maintain overall well-being. Promote a positive attitude in life and practice techniques that will help to reduce stress and help in controlling emotions.

Emotional self care tips

• Spend more time with family and friends
• Spend some time alone in quite and peace
• Cut down on any wastage of time
• Meet old friends and have fun together
• Go out on a date with your spouse
• Seek balance by prioritizing activities
• Listen to your favorite music
• Indulge in a long neglected hobby

Ignoring your emotional self care can slowly drain out your energy, hope, and positivism in life. Sheer willpower and control to some extent can help one deal with the gravities of life. Remember emotions do not last forever and change over time. This means all of your emotions, whether they are good or bad, they will change eventually. The main thing to remember is that on does have control over emotions and change their attitude if they want to with the emotional self care.

Keep the above emotional self care tips in mind to keep your emotions positive when negative events like these occur. If you feel like you may not be able to contain your emotions or feelings and need to speak with someone-- please do not hesitate to call our offices.

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The Renewal That Is Spring

The Renewal That Is Spring

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Welcome 2016

The Best is Yet to Come. Please enjoy my latest ezine.

us1.campaign-archive2.com The English Poet, John Donne, wrote that “No man is an Island, entire of itself…”  As such, we all need friends and contacts to be happy and successful in both life and business.

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Welcome 2016

To borrow from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, "The Best is Yet to Come". Welcome 2016

us1.campaign-archive2.com The English Poet, John Donne, wrote that “No man is an Island, entire of itself…”  As such, we all need friends and contacts to be happy and successful in both life and business.

[10/11/15]   Today is National "Coming Out Day" for those who may be struggling in terms of their s*xuality-- and are not out to themselves or to others-- Stonewall Behavioral Health is hear to help you address your coming out issues. Call us to consult with one our counselors who can help you navigate the coming out process no matter at what life-stage you are currently in.

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Everybody's Doing It!

Our latest ezine. Everybody's Doing It. Should we?

us1.campaign-archive2.com Premarital counseling helps partners improve their ability to communicate, set realistic expectations for marriage and develop conflict-resolution skills. In addition, premarital counseling can help couples establish a positive attitude about seeking help down the road.Through premarital counseling,…

08/04/2015

What are the reasons the LGBT community needs premarital counseling? Here are the top 7 reasons why-- READ ON!

1. The need to establish healthy communication skills

Many individuals debate rather than communicate. Learning ways to effectively listen, reflect back, and disagree with your partner is the basis for all healthy relationships. This point is particularly true if you are a new couple.

2. The importance of healthy boundaries

It is rare for couples to discuss individual boundaries until that person believes a boundary has been crossed.

But can you really cross a boundary that has never been established?

We have found it works best for couples to establish ground rules before entering into a partnership with the realization the boundaries will evolve.

For example; have you discussed the role (or non-role) of in-laws? What about house chores? Will either of you need “quiet time” to decompress from work?

3. Recognize your communication patterns

The way you communicate and interact with others is learned – passed on to you from family and friends. Some of those patterns may not be a problem while others may cause friction – particularly during times of stress. Can you identify which ones are likely to cause bumps down the road? Will either one of you need help with controlling your temper?

4. Establish Goals

Do both of you have goals for the future? If so, are they the same? For example, do you want children? Where will they be raised? How will they be raised? By exploring what your plans are for the future and outlining the necessary steps to reach those goals, the two of you will go a long way in preventing potential problems.

FYI: Mismatched goals happen to be a major reason why relationships don’t make it over the long term. This is one area you really will want to think about.

5. Boundaries for S*x and Intimacy

S*xual intimacy whatever that may look like for the two of you is an important part of your coupling. Yet, how many couples ever discuss their likes, dislikes, frequency, and desires? Beginning a healthy dialog before the wedding is a way for your s*x life to get better throughout your marriage…not fall by the wayside when the first stressor arises.

6. Keeping the Romance Alive

One of the things we hear most often from couples in trouble is that the romance has died. Establishing healthy dating patterns, which will remain throughout your marriage, begins before you say, “I do”. This means making a realistic commitment to one another about spending quality time together. While it is normal for all couples to go through dull periods, there is a lot the both of you can do in the here and now to minimize their length and intensity.

7. Handling Adversity and Prejudice as a couple…

While we as a community have come a very long way since the 1969 Stonewall riots, gay and le***an couples still face prejudicial treatment. Remember that religious persecution has not magically disappeared. Families still reject gay and le***an members who come out of the closet – particularly when a marriage is announced. Premarital counseling is an excellent way to explore any issues on this front and create a universal plan that both you and your spouse to be use for dealing with prejudice.

Premarital counseling is a core component of Stonewall Behavioral Health's services-- make an appointment with one of our counselors before you tie the not. You may be glad you did!

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Learning New Tricks!

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06/28/2015

As pride is celebrated traditionally in June throughout much of the country-- let's remember why it is still important and is still relevant. Our Supreme Court has ruled that marriage equality is now the law and we cannot be denied the same marital rights as our heteros*xual counterparts. But there is much more to this decision than just that. There is much more to the path that has led us to this point and there is still much work to be done-- But we should remember why the name is as important as how we came to this point in history. Celebrate today and every day how far we have come-- and do not forget about how much more must be done to further our complete equality.

What’s in a name? Why “Stonewall Behavioral Health as a name of a counseling organization?”

Lest we not forget those who have gone before us, and those who are our future.

The Stonewall Inn of New York City’s Greenwich Village is the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement. On June 28th, 1969, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back against what had become regular, tolerated, city sanctioned harassment of LGBT people by the New York City police department. For the first time in history LGBT people refused to accept the status quo of oppression and stood up for themselves and, ultimately, the global Gay community.

The Stonewall Inn, and the rebellion became flashpoint that sparked the long, uphill battle towards equality for all members of the LGBT community. Historians and patrons present at the original Stonewall Inn refer to this as the “Rosa Parks moment” in LGBT history. The rebellion paved the way for future members of the community to not accept treatment as second-class citizens but rather to expect that the LGBT community be treated as equals in the eyes of both the government and society at large.

Global celebrations of pride are to recognize how far we have come, to remember those less fortunate who came before us and, and to remind those who may have grown complacent, how far we still must go to achieve true equality.

Here at Stonewall Behavioral Health we celebrate small triumphs every day. We live the values of the origin of our name. We move toward behavioral and mental health with regard to treating our LGBT clients AND their ALLIES with respect integrity, compassion and empathy.

Our name is a reminder to all that we serve the importance of our history and our legacy as people who are all created equal. It is more than a mere homage— it reminds us of how importance of the Stonewall Riots and what they represent to the LGBT people both here and around the world.

Stonewall Behavioral Health's mission and vision is to continue to do our personal best to help our clients thrive, prosper, and give back to the community that supports us all.

06/28/2015

Stonewall Behavioral Health

What’s in a name? Why “Stonewall Behavioral Health as a name of a counseling organization?”

Lest we not forget those who have gone before us, and those who are our future.

The Stonewall Inn of New York City’s Greenwich Village is the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement. On June 28th, 1969, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back against what had become regular, tolerated, city sanctioned harassment of LGBT people by the New York City police department. For the first time in history LGBT people refused to accept the status quo of oppression and stood up for themselves and, ultimately, the global Gay community.

The Stonewall Inn, and the rebellion became flashpoint that sparked the long, uphill battle towards equality for all members of the LGBT community. Historians and patrons present at the original Stonewall Inn refer to this as the “Rosa Parks moment” in LGBT history. The rebellion paved the way for future members of the community to not accept treatment as second-class citizens but rather to expect that the LGBT community be treated as equals in the eyes of both the government and society at large.

Global celebrations of pride are to recognize how far we have come, to remember those less fortunate who came before us and, and to remind those who may have grown complacent, how far we still must go to achieve true equality.

Here at Stonewall Behavioral Health we celebrate small triumphs every day. We live the values of the origin of our name. We move toward behavioral and mental health with regard to treating our LGBT clients AND their ALLIES with respect integrity, compassion and empathy.

Our name is a reminder to all that we serve the importance of our history and our legacy as people who are all created equal. It is more than a mere homage— it reminds us of how importance of the Stonewall Riots and what they represent to the LGBT people both here and around the world.

Stonewall Behavioral Health's mission and vision is to continue to do our personal best to help our clients thrive, prosper, and give back to the community that supports us all.

06/26/2015

At Stonewall Behavioral Health we feel strongly about LGBT equality because it’s a social justice and civil rights issue, but also because it’s a mental health issue. We are elated that the decision from the Supreme Court’s decision has been handed down on the side of marriage equality.

Although things are changing, America is still a heteronormative country. Heteros*xuality, and “opposite-s*x” marriage are presented by our culture as normal and for the most part desirable. Even today, non-heteros*xuals often experience various forms of heteros*xism (prejudice and discrimination on the basis of s*xual orientation). According to a recent PEW survey 39% of LGBT people reported being rejected by a family member or close friend because of their s*xual orientation; 30% reported physically attacks or threats; 29% said they were unwelcome in a place of worship; 21% said they were treated unfairly by an employer; and 58% reported being the target of slurs or jokes.

Heteros*xism includes heteros*xuals’ use of “gay,” “fag,” “homo,” etc. to insult others (psychologists consider this a form of heteros*xist micro-aggression). It also includes institutional heteros*xism such as when states deny marriage to non-heteros*xuals and permit workplace discrimination on the basis of s*xual orientation or even gender identity. There are many ways in which our society suggests that non-heteros*xual identities are devalued and deviant.

All this contributes to the s*xual stigma experienced by many people with non-heteros*xual s*xual orientations and identities. This stigma is stressful and has negative consequences such as depression, loneliness, substance use disorders, and lowered self-esteem. This is unsurprising when you think about it. Heteros*xism often involves shaming and the suggestion that you are perverted and going against God. It may involve rejection by family, church, and community. It may require that you live a lie or keep secrets to avoid becoming a target of prejudice, losing your job, or upsetting the ones you love.

Many LGBT people enjoy good mental health in the face of this social stigma. In what is a sometimes a lengthy process, they reject others’ stigmatization of their s*xual orientation/identity and embrace it as a positive part of their identity. They surround themselves with accepting family, friends, and community. They don’t personalize others’ prejudice and instead chalk it up to ignorance. They are often involved with LGBT social and political communities that provide social support and a positive group identity.

Today an overwhelming majority of mental health professionals agree that same-s*x s*xual attractions, behavior, and orientations are normal and positive variants of human s*xuality. Research and clinical experience indicate that just like heteros*xuals, LGBT individuals form stable, committed relationships and families. Their children do just as well as those raised by heteros*xual couples. Treatments intended to change or repress s*xual orientation are rejected as ineffective and harmful. “Affirmative therapies” that provide acceptance and support are emphasized.
Today’s decision is one of the first steps toward equality and it is a step for better mental health for our LGBT community and its citizens.

Stonewall Behavioral health continues to honor our heritage and the formation of healthy relationships through individual counseling, groups, and workshops. We also provide counselor continuing education. All this is our contribution to the greater community.

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