The LGBTQ community is at increased risk for developing mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety. South Florida Psychiatry offers empathetic, personalized care to meet the needs of LGBTQ adolescents and adults. Ernesto Sarduy, PMHNP, DNP, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues, eating disorders, and other psychiatric concerns. Dr. Sarduy provides a wide range of therapeutic resources to protect the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ people. Call the Miami, Florida office to schedule an LGBTQ consultation or book an appointment online today.

What LGBTQ services are available?

To meet the needs of LGBTQ individuals, South Florida Psychiatry provides therapeutic services and resources to address the unique concerns and challenges of the LGBTQ community.

These issues can include:

  • Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Coming out
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders

Dr. Sarduy can also manage mental health conditions like anxiety and depression that can increase your risk for self-harm and suicide.

Because he understands the many challenges LGBTQ individuals face when seeking psychiatric care, Dr. Sarduy provides a safe, judgment-free space for you to learn how to cope with negative thoughts, emotions, and trauma to protect your long-term mental health.

When should I schedule a consultation for LGBTQ care?

You should schedule a consultation at South Florida Psychiatry if you’re an LGBTQ individual who experiences mental health issues like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Relationship conflicts

You can also meet with Dr. Sarduy in-person or through telehealth to address insecurities or questions you have about your sexuality or identity.

What happens during a consultation for LGBTQ services?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Sarduy evaluates your needs and screens for mental health disorders. He may also request blood work or other medical tests to assess your overall health.

Based on the results of your evaluation, Dr. Sarduy can recommend therapies that improve your self-esteem and self-confidence and reduce the symptoms of depression or anxiety. He uses a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive processing (CP)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Positive psychology
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Brief dynamic therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Behavior modification
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)

You may also need nutritional counseling or other specialized services if you have an eating disorder or substance abuse issues.

If you have persistent symptoms of anxiety or depression, Dr. Sarduy may prescribe medications to improve your quality of life. Through in-office visits and telehealth appointments, he helps you manage your medications and monitors your progress in therapy.

Dr. Sarduy can also recommend lifestyle changes to enhance your overall wellness, boost your confidence, and improve your quality of life. 

Call South Florida Psychiatry to schedule a consultation for LGBTQ services or book an appointment online today.