Gay Men's Counseling Alliance, GMCA, is an online counseling service specifically tailored to the needs of gay men and couples. The mission of GMCA is to help gay men and couples throughout Colorado, New Jersey, New York, and Washington State create and maintain healthy loving relationships.
Founded in 2017 by Jonathan Merker MA LMHC LPC, GMCA gives access to men who may not have the ability to engage with a licensed therapist because of geographic challenges.
GMCA's HIPAA compliant, safe, and secure online video conferencing service turns any room, anywhere into a private face-to-face counseling session.
Your relationship is gay.
Your counselor should be too.
Jonathan Merker #LH60547238.
WHAT IS ONLINE COUNSELING?
Online, secure, face-to-face counseling for gay men is just a click away.
GMCA's HIPAA compliant, online video conferencing service can be accessed anywhere, anytime on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone turning any room into a one-on-one, face-to-face counseling session.
Private, secure and loving, it’s everything you want your session to be without a visit to an office.
Gay Men’s Counseling Alliance is a psychotherapy practice by Jonathan Merker with the mission to help gay men across Colorado and Washington State create meaningful, satisfying, and healthy relationships. This could be your relationship with yourself, your family, your partner, lovers, friends, or coworkers. When gay men create healthy relationships it is an act of revolution against a homophobic world that tells us our love is not equal.
As a therapist, my purpose is to understand you, your story, and your struggles so that you can transcend the things that are holding you back. Many individuals come to GMCA to figure out why they can't make a relationship last, or can't seem to find the right guy. Many couples come to strengthen their communication, intimacy, and resolve conflict in order to create a stronger future.
Your first session is completely free so you can get to know me and decide together if you are a good fit for therapy.
Individual counseling at GMCA is narrative and relational, which means I spend time truly understanding your story. The more we understand about you, your history, and present patterns, the more we're able to change your relational patterns into ones that work. I can't find you the right guy, but I can make you ready for when he comes into your life.
My primary focus as a therapist is on relationships, but there are a variety of reasons that gay men may need therapy. I also work with issues such as body image, sexuality, depression, family conflict, coming out, trauma, abuse, and bereavement.
Couples counseling at GMCA is very active. I will offer immediate observations and suggestions for changing behaviors and beliefs. This allows your relationship to change in real-time and continue successfully after our session. Couples often choose to work with GMCA because they can't find a local gay therapist who understands the intricacies of a gay relationship, or because one or both members travel frequently.
I works with couples who are facing issues related to communication, intimacy, monogamy and polyamory, sex, HIV, PrEP, serodiscordant relationships, cultural differences, trauma, religion, bereavement, long distance scenarios, and many more.
My experience and expertise is inspired by clinicians such as David Schnarch and Esther Perel. My unique approach will help you and your partner navigate a path to a healthier place.
NEWS & STORIES
Jonathan Merker, MA LMHC LPC
Gay Men's Counseling Alliance
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