Pride Counseling is a Salt Lake City-based counseling service committed to the gay and lesbian community of Utah. Jerry Buie writes:
Pride Counseling is dedicated to providing Gay/Lesbian client's quality counseling services in a Gay/Lesbian friendly environment. We provide services that are consistent with the skills of our therapist who are either Gay or Lesbian or have demonstrated a commitment to the Gay and Lesbian Community.
Many gay and lesbian people, either in the closet or out, approach mental health counseling with some trepidation. Stereotypes about homosexuality creep into a therapist‘s ofﬁce and can impact the process of change for the client. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning people should not have to wonder about their therapist‘s capacity to understand their lifestyle.
In addition, court-ordered therapy is usually designed for heterosexuals and fail to ethically address valid concerns for gays and lesbians. Often clients feel on the outside looking in while participating in these programs. Gay clients should not have to educate their therapist about their mindset or validate their lifestyle.
Pride Counseling offers a safe, discrete and relevant alternative, an unprecedented holistic healing center that eliminates the potential therapist/client barrier of differing sexual orientation. Gay and Gay-Friendly therapists working with GLBTQ clients make the difference.
As the owner of PRIDE COUNSELING and QUEER SPIRIT websites, working with Robert Sink has been an absolute blessing. As a business owner and therapist I can "tell you" about my business, but Robert has the ability to listen intuitively to his clients and express through his creative genius and gifts the vision and goals of my ventures in web design format. Through his talent with images and layout he expressed for my business concepts that are poetic and appealing to my client base. About half of my referrals to Pride Counseling come from people who have reviewed my website, and Queer Spirit is a consistent base of inspiration for people in this genre. I am grateful for his professionalism and talent in getting our message out to the intended masses. — Jerry Buie