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Dr. Samuel Allen suggests having an ally on standby

Samuel Allen, Ph.D.
• November 12, 2021

Making the decision to come out as LGBTQ to family or friends is one of the biggest and most vulnerable steps a queer person can take. And while getting it done in one clean sweep, like when you're all sitting around the table enjoying your favorite holiday feasts, can certainly be tempting... is it really the best idea? 


Samuel Allen, Ph.D.

Core Faculty, Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
Primary Branch: MFT@NU Online
Dr. Allen (he/him) provides therapy that is client-centered and grounded in a commitment to social justice. He treats couples, non-romantic relationship dyads (e.g., sibling-sibling, parent-child, friend-friend) and individuals, employing techniques based in emotionally-focused, cognitive-behavioral and feminist family therapy models.