From bullying to finally accepting their truth as an LGBTQ+ individuals, teens and parents often struggle with the journey and can even think that they are alone. In celebration of National Coming Out Day, we are proving you are not alone. Author and LMFT Psychotherapist, John Sovec shares his new book, “Out: A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Kid Through Coming Out and Beyond”. Let’s celebrate the journey of coming out, regardless of where you are in the journey as a teen or parent.
John Sovec, MA, LMFT is a Psychotherapist based in California. He is also the Author of the new book “Out: A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your Lgbtqia+ Kid Through Coming Out and Beyond”. John specializes in working with LGBT teens and their families during the coming out process. His work has been featured on The Riki Lake Show, OWN, FOX, The Advocate, YHTV, LA Talk Radio, Huffington Post & more.
The coming out process for LGBTQIA+ adolescents can be a terrifying moment, not only for themselves, but also for their family and friends. Offering essential guidance and advice, Out: A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your Lgbtqia+ Kid Through Coming Out and Beyond (Comes out April 21) is here to help you with chapters that explore LGBTQIA+ terminology, understanding the coming out process, effective communication strategies, talking to your LGBTQIA+ kid about sex, the parents’ process of acceptance, and the family coming out process. Importantly, this guide also covers a wide range of lesser-known orientations such as pansexuality and asexuality as well as dedicated chapters on trans youth and the often overlooked grieving process for parents with stories of lived experience throughout.