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Find Peace with Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Concerns or Coming Out

You may have arrived here if you are...

  • Seeking guidance and support in understanding, coming out about and embracing your sexual experiences and identity as a straight, gay or bisexual person, 

  • Feeling disconnected from your family and friends as a result of who you are, leaving you isolated with no one to speak with,  

  • Looking for help to live a full life that reconciles your experiences and LGBTQ+ identity with other aspects of who you are, including faith and spirituality, career and your community. 






However you arrived here, I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome.

If you're reading this, you're probably navigating the labyrinth of how to find someone to talk to about all that you are going through.  First off, kudos to you for taking this step and seeking guidance.  It takes a lot of courage because coming to terms with sexual issues, coming out about LGBTQ concerns and identity can be the most challenging (and rewarding) journey you will ever go on. 

Whether you are trying to make sense of sexual experiences, exploring questions about your sexual identity, or coming out for the first time, navigating these issues on your own can be very confusing.


So, you are moving in the right direction by reaching out for support. 

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lgbt therapy in Cincinnati OH

Statistics Illuminate the Path to Healing for Sexual Identity, Coming Out and LGBTQ+ Concerns

Research consistently shows that people who engage in counseling or therapy experience significant improvements in their mental and emotional well-being.


Consider these statistics:

  • 70% report reduced anxiety and stress levels

  • 60% experience improved self-acceptance and self-esteem

  • 80% report healthier relationships with partners, friends, and family


These numbers underscore the transformative power of counseling and therapy in addressing sexual issues and helping LGBTQ+ individuals lead more fulfilling lives.











At the Come Alive Counseling and Coaching Collaborative, we do our best to create a safe and welcoming environment for anyone struggling with sexual concerns, whether you are gay, straight, questioning, or bisexual. We specialize in helping individuals navigate the complexities of sexual experiences, identity, and the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community.  


We balance the importance of expressing your frustrations, grief and sadness with an emphasis on hope and constructing a positive path forward into a new life of acceptance and peace. 

How Counseling for Sexual Concerns and LBGTQ+ Issues Can Help You


At the Come Alive Counseling Collaborative, we understand the importance of creating an affirming and confidential space for you to explore your sexual identity and address related issues. Our encouraging approach helps in the following areas:

  • Mental Health: We offer strategies to manage anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges that may arise due to societal pressures or personal struggles.


  • Relationships: We help you build and maintain healthy relationships, whether they're with romantic partners, friends, or family members.


  • Sexual Identity Exploration: We provide guidance and support as you explore your sexual identity, navigate the complexities of being gay, bisexual, or straight, and find self-acceptance.


  • Coming Out: We walk with you throughout your coming out journey, helping you navigate conversations with loved ones and your own self-acceptance process.


  • Community and Support: We connect you with a supportive LGBTQ community and resources, ensuring you have access to the tools and knowledge you need.







Take Control of Your Sexual Journey

Your sexual identity and LGBTQ+ experiences are an integral part of who you are. By seeking support and guidance, you can empower and embrace your true self and overcome any challenges that may come your way.

Don't let the potential shame of sexual issues or the complexities of sexual identity hold you back from leading a happier, more authentic life. Counseling services can help you experience a positive change in these additional ways. 

lgbt therapy in Cincinnati OH
lgbt therapy in Cincinnati OH

Benefits of Counseling for LGBTQ Issues

​Research shows that counseling can help you: 

  • Make peace with your past and find hope for your future. 

  • Enhance interpersonal relationships.

  • Decrease depressive symptoms.

  • Increase quality of life. 

  • Reduce anxiety.

  • Improve emotional self-regulation.


David Stefan, Ph.D.
Founder of The Come Alive Counseling and Coaching Collaborative

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Hello, my name is Dr. Dave Stefan. I’d like to welcome you to the Come Alive Counseling and Coaching Collaborative. I know life can feel overwhelming and confusing (and also hopeful) when you decide to reach out for support. 

As someone who has faced significant personal and professional challenges and come out on the other side with a much richer and more grounded sense of who I am, I can understand the range of emotions you might be experiencing.

Throughout my life, I have worked hard at my own mental and emotional well-being. Along with therapy, I have explored and applied practices that have helped me change my unhealthy beliefs, manage my emotions, and find greater fulfillment in relationships. You can learn more about my journey and background through my "12 Months to Live" and "Gratitude Project: How I Overcame Seasonal Depression" podcast series. 

My approach to working with others is informed by what has helped me personally but also rests on four pillars of education, experience, science-backed research, and proven therapeutic techniques, which you can learn more about on my profile page

In my counseling and coaching practice, I strive to create an environment that offers compassionate understanding, challenging encouragement, and research-based solutions.

What others have said about our work together...

 "Dr. Dave helped me clarify my goals, organize my steps, and follow through for success." 


Not only is Dr. Stefan somebody I can receive great counsel from, but also someone with whom I feel very safe in sharing my heart and being myself.  


"Dave has been a non-biased sounding board helping me to look deep into my desires in life and then pointing me toward paths and opportunities to pursue them."


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