CAST Centers, leader in dual-diagnosis LGBTQ treatment
It is an undeniable reality that we who identify as members of the LGBTQ community face very specific challenges. LGBTQ individuals are significantly more likely to experience depression, anxiety, addiction, and are at a higher risk for suicide than the non-LGBTQ population. Many of us also face homelessness, family of origin issues, and identity issues that may be related to gender identity or feelings of isolation and alienation. These issues can cause deep wounds that manifest in a number of unhealthy and counter-productive ways.
CAST Centers is not only located in the heart of West Hollywood’s diverse and thriving LGBTQ community, but is also LGBTQ owned and operated. One of CAST’s core beliefs is that everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, etc., deserves respect and non-judgment when seeking treatment for addiction and mental health.
Due to the naturally inclusive and holistic nature of the CAST Alignment Model, we do not believe in segregating our LGBTQ clients into a separate program. For those who would like the safe space to address LGBTQ-specific issues, CAST offers LGBTQ-affirmative therapy for our clients that is facilitated by an LGBTQ-affirmative therapist. Additionally, CAST works closely with LGBTQ providers and resources in the community to ensure the continuity and completeness of our clients’ treatment.