This paper discusses three topics important to counseling lesbian women: the social context within which the lesbian creates her lifestyle, specific therapeutic issues related to lesbianism, and lesbian survival skills. It is my intention to facilitate questioning the myths and stereotypes of lesbians that therapists have accepted as truth. Therapists will gain an awareness of counseling lesbian women from a viewpoint different from the traditional psychotherapeutic approach.
KeywordsLesbian Woman Feminist Movement Social Approval Lesbian Couple Lesbian Mother
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