The holidays can be draining, especially for couples who are having a hard time coping with the stress of the season. Thankfully, therapist Ty David Lerman has some advice for couples trying to survive the holiday crunch while attending family gatherings during the pandemic.
Lerman credits his upbringing with his decision to journey into psychology, and specifically into working with the LGBTQ community.
“When I came out to my parents, they said in unison, ‘So what?’ I realized that was unique,” he recalls. “When I settled into psychology as my career path, I really wanted to create that space for other people in the coming-out process, so that they would have a safe place and [be supported by] people who can look past their sexual orientation and see them for who they are.”
Lerman spent a year interning at Legacy, and after earning a master’s degree from University of…