Members of the LGBTQIA+ community are at a higher risk for struggling with addiction concerns and mental health disorders. Sierra Tucson has the programming, policies and professionals in place to ensure that these individuals receive the personalized, supportive treatment they deserve.
A Safe & Welcoming Environment
For those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual or otherwise, it’s vital to participate in treatment in an environment that provides safety, support and understanding.
At our facility, we believe that inclusion is best promoted by an immersive community. Patients will find a zero tolerance policy when it comes to discrimination. Those from all genders and sexualities are part of the Sierra Tucson milieu, and we design all programming to address the unique needs of our LGBTQIA+ patients.
We also offer gender-neutral bathrooms for an added level of comfort and support.
Dedicated Groups for Healing
Individuals who are participating in residential treatment will have access to two weekly LGBTQIA+ support groups. We also offer individual therapy sessions that address sexuality and gender for patients on an as-needed basis.
Topics will vary depending on the specific needs of the participants in each session. All these support groups are led by a master’s-level therapist who identifies as LGBTQIA+.
Supportive, Experienced Staff
All clinicians at Sierra Tucson have experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population, and for our clinical director, this is a particular point of emphasis.
Sierra Tucson’s clinical director is a certified transgender care therapist (TCT) and provides supervision to clinical staff members surrounding any patients who identify as transgender. All our clinical staff members deliver affirming and integrative care, with elements tailored specifically for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
We recognize that each LGBTQIA+-identifying patient who is struggling has had unique experiences that have led them to us, and we make it our mission to provide compassionate, personalized care that can begin to plant the seeds of change toward better, healthier days ahead.