Gender and Sexuality

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We believe the act of seeking out therapy for issues concerning gender and sexuality is both courageous and brave. We welcome you to our practice. And we’re committed to supporting you in a comfortable, relaxing, unbiased environment where you feel safe and supported to discover more about yourself, share your concerns, and work toward healing.

When people feel uncomfortable with the gender assigned at birth, it can affect every aspect of their lives: from family and work relationships to the deeply personal and often painful struggle to reconcile their true identity and live their most authentic life.

And, when people feel uncomfortable with societal expectations around issues of sexuality, it can create an inner conflict that permeates every aspect of a person’s emotional, mental, physical, and social wellbeing. Our team of trained psychotherapists in New York City can help with issues related to gender and sexuality.

Services For Gender and Sexuality In New York City

At Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy in New York City, our goal is to support people to come into full ownership of their authentic selves and to achieve a sense of personal liberation and celebration. We are dedicated to providing this vital support and guidance in a non-judgmental, safe environment. Issues of gender and sexuality are extraordinarily personal matters, which is why our team is committed to providing you with the highest clinical care in a safe, compassionate, and respectful environment.

The professional team at Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy includes LGBTQ therapists who specialize in individual or group therapy for people from every background, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Addressing Gender and Sexuality Issues To Achieve Peace and Wellbeing

We work with people as they identify and reconcile barriers with full acceptance and peace around gender and sexuality. This process requires identifying barriers to living an authentic and true life and taking active steps to remove these boundaries and clear the path for authenticity. This involves a number of tactics including:

  • Exploring personal history
  • Establishing or enhancing personal boundaries

  • Improving self-acceptance

  • Increasing tolerance of the unknown

  • Increasing tolerance of the judgment of others around issues of gender, sexual orientation, your relationship with others, etc.

Whatever the barrier, the professionally trained therapists at Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy in New York City are qualified and ready to meet people where they are in their journey of self-actualization, self-acceptance, and moving toward a more authentic and true life.

Experienced Gender and Sexuality Therapists in New York City

Kathryn Grooms, owner of Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy, began her work as a practicing social worker during the AIDS epidemic. This real-world experience had a profound effect on her both personally and professionally. As part of the LGBTQ community, Kathryn brings a deep level of empathy and understanding in her work with clients. She and her therapist team bring a holistic, trauma-informed approach in their work with every client.

For people in New York City who are dealing with issues related to gender and sexuality, our goal at Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy is to allow people to be free to be who they are and help them move into a more grounded place.

But we know that for many people, this can be a real struggle. There is no one size fits all set protocol or strategy. Rather, our holistic, trauma-informed approach is focused on the individual person and how together we can best support their growth and healing.

We believe this topic of gender and sexuality is critical, especially at this time. People are having a different expedience of their gender and sexuality and sometimes it’s not as easily definable as we’d like to it to be. And that’s ok. Still, we know for others it is meaningful to define it. Wherever you are on your journey, our therapists work with you to get to a place where you can feel a sense of self-acceptance and peace

Many clients we see in New York City for gender and sexuality concerns come to us initially for other reasons. This is very common. It is often something else that emerges first as a factor, including struggles with self-acceptance, low self-worth or self-esteem, relationship troubles, and more. And this is OK. Many people aren’t even aware there may be an issue with gender or sexuality until together we begin to unpack the contributing factors that brought them to therapy in the first place.


During this unprecedented time, you may be experiencing increasing feelings of uncertainty, loss, anxiety, fear, grief or rage. We are all experiencing a different reality and it can and will affect everyone very differently.

Whether you’re performing an essential job that requires long hours and potential risk to your health, or you’re navigating school re-opening, returning to work or continuing to work from home and practicing social distancing, please know that you are not alone.

We are pleased to offer the same level of compassionate care through the convenience and confidentiality of TeleTherapy services, accessible on your computer, tablet, or phone. We are welcoming fully vaccinated clients to return to the office for in-person sessions on a case by case basis.

Please stay safe and know that we are with you.

Have Questions?

Payment can be cash, check or credit card. (Please note: there is a surcharge of $2.50 per invoice.) Payment is expected at the time of each session. We are an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies. On a monthly basis we will be happy to provide receipts and/or completed insurance forms for you to submit for out of network reimbursement.
We request that you provide no less than 3 days (72 hours) notification to cancel appointments. We will make every effort to reschedule cancelled sessions within the same week, at no additional fee. If you cancel within the 72 hour period, and we are not able to reschedule within that time frame, you will be responsible for paying the full amount of our session. Note: this cannot be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.

Free Phone Consultation

We offer a free phone consultation prior to making an in-person appointment. Schedule online or call us today to get started.

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