Gender & Sexuality
Our understanding of gender and sexuality is expanding and deepening. When development of these core aspects of identity is thwarted, youth and adults may experience significant mental health problems.
Persistent yet unexplained difficulties in daily life may be related to overwhelming events experienced by previous generations of family members. They are sometimes considered family 'secrets,' that are rarely talked about (i.e. war, emigration, early loss, Holocaust). Without realizing, psychological wounds are passed down to children and grandchildren.