Monique Randle, LCSW, RPT, RIST, BC-TMH
After years of marriage and children, are you starting to question your sexuality? Are you suffering from internal shame and guilt with your decision to come out as queer/gay? Judgment from your family and friends because of your new identity? Are you wondering if it’s necessary to come out? Are you trying to understand how you can be queer and a Christian? Are you trying to navigate a new world of dating and relationships since coming out? If any of these questions resonate, let’s talk.
Whether it’s their relationship with family, friends, their partners, or even themselves, relationships are what bring the women I work with to therapy. For us, in the queer community, navigating relationships in a culture of heteronormativity can be exceptionally challenging. We are often shamed and judged by our families, by our faith/religion, and sometimes by ourselves. We often struggle with being unapologetically authentic in a world that often prefers that we hide and due to the many messages we were taught throughout our lives. As a result, many of us have experienced depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I am a queer, sex-positive therapist with 12 years of experience. I specialize in working with queer women who struggle with coming out, internalized self-hate, shame and guilt, family rejection, and dating and relationships. I create space for women to be themselves and focus on healing from depression, trauma, anxiety, developing healthy relationships, and improving their sex lives as queer women using eclectic therapy to meet their individual therapy needs.
I offer secure and confidential online individual and relationship therapy to adult residents of Arkansas. I believe in inclusivity. Regardless of your race, body size, sexuality, gender expression, relationship structure, faith, or occupation, all women are welcome. I provide traditional and non-traditional hours including late evenings and weekends. I accept BCBS, Ambetter, Aetna, Qualchoice, UMR/UHC, Cigna, as well as, out-of-network benefits/self-pay.