Episode 2

Episode 2102: Youth Coming out as LGBTQ+ with John Sovec

Supporting our LGBTQ Youth – Coming Out

(Being a Queer Affirming Provider)

Certainly, not all of our shows will be about the LGBTQ+ community but since we're coming out with our 1st episode it made sense to talk to John Sovec, an expert in coming out as a teen. Ed, (our host) and John talk about the coming out process and how mental health professionals, such as PMHNPs, can better understand and support the patients of all ages who struggle with coming out the 1st time and every time.

Guest: John Sovec, MA, LMFT https://www.johnsovec.com/ and http://gayteentherapy.com/

Trevor project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Trevor Project 2020 mental health youth survey: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/survey-2020/

GLSEN – semi-annual report https://www.glsen.org/research/reports-and-briefs

John mentioned "Essentialism in everyday thought" here's an overview - https://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2005/05/gelman

Glossary of LGBTQ terms (there are many but here are some):





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Ed Stern

Ed is a PMHNP-BC in the DC Metro area. He is the founder and host of PsychNP Cast. He's started successful podcasts before, and currently co-hosts a syndicated public radio show.

He's been a healthcare professional for decades and isn't new to Psych. Click here to email the host at PsychNPcast@gmail.com