LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in East Melbourne, VIC

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Anthony Smith
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
I have a special interest in working with neurodiverse people, people living with a disability and working with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
I am a registered psychologist with diverse experience across public and private mental health sectors. I work with adult clients, firmly believing in everyone’s potential for growth and change. My approach to therapy is grounded in the therapeutic alliance. I work hard to create spaces where clients feel safe, supported, and heard. I provide evidence based therapy for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self esteem, loss and grief. I also provide therapy related to sexual functioning and sexual health issues.
I have a special interest in working with neurodiverse people, people living with a disability and working with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
I am a registered psychologist with diverse experience across public and private mental health sectors. I work with adult clients, firmly believing in everyone’s potential for growth and change. My approach to therapy is grounded in the therapeutic alliance. I work hard to create spaces where clients feel safe, supported, and heard. I provide evidence based therapy for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self esteem, loss and grief. I also provide therapy related to sexual functioning and sexual health issues.
(03) 7003 2993 View (03) 7003 2993
Lisa Vuillermin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
I am particularly interested in emotion dysregulation, BPD, ADHD, cPTSD and experiences of rejection-based trauma. My aim is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to individuals, couples, and families struggling with mental health issues. I am committed to providing a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community and other communities experiencing marginalisation.
I am particularly interested in emotion dysregulation, BPD, ADHD, cPTSD and experiences of rejection-based trauma. My aim is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to individuals, couples, and families struggling with mental health issues. I am committed to providing a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community and other communities experiencing marginalisation.
(03) 9118 9069 View (03) 9118 9069
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Rocco Vincent Mammoliti
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002  (Online Only)
Rocco is an experienced psychologist with training working with adults, adolescents & children. He is sensitive to the issues young people face today, and how these issues uniquely present within heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ communities. Issues of identity, belonging, low self-worth, people-pleasing, perfectionism, anxiety, periods of depression; essentially, complex histories and how they impact the relationship to oneself and others. These problems can be the underlying cause of a lack of felt purpose or meaning in one’s life. Rocco’s goal is to help people befriend themselves & reconnect with that sense of purpose
Rocco is an experienced psychologist with training working with adults, adolescents & children. He is sensitive to the issues young people face today, and how these issues uniquely present within heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ communities. Issues of identity, belonging, low self-worth, people-pleasing, perfectionism, anxiety, periods of depression; essentially, complex histories and how they impact the relationship to oneself and others. These problems can be the underlying cause of a lack of felt purpose or meaning in one’s life. Rocco’s goal is to help people befriend themselves & reconnect with that sense of purpose
(03) 7037 6915 View (03) 7037 6915
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Susie Kim
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002  (Online Only)
I am a sex-worker friendly therapist and ally of Queer and BIPOC communities.
If you are going through a hard time or have been for a while, I am glad you have found my page. I know it can be daunting to find a new therapist, especially if it is your first time or if you have had a negative experience in the past. I have a compassionate, non-judgemental approach and I aim to provide a safe, welcoming space for people of all lifestyles, cultures, bodies, and gender identities. I am experienced in working with adults who have difficulties relating to: anxiety, depression, attachment, relationships, challenging family dynamics, self-esteem, trauma, grief, loss, identity, and discrimination.
I am a sex-worker friendly therapist and ally of Queer and BIPOC communities.
If you are going through a hard time or have been for a while, I am glad you have found my page. I know it can be daunting to find a new therapist, especially if it is your first time or if you have had a negative experience in the past. I have a compassionate, non-judgemental approach and I aim to provide a safe, welcoming space for people of all lifestyles, cultures, bodies, and gender identities. I am experienced in working with adults who have difficulties relating to: anxiety, depression, attachment, relationships, challenging family dynamics, self-esteem, trauma, grief, loss, identity, and discrimination.
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Sayaka Sayeed
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
I can support clients with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD management, Stress & Burnout, Relationship Issues, Intercultural Relationships, Women's Issues, Men's Issues, LGBTQIA+ Issues, Personal Development & Identity, Life Transition Issues & Life Coaching, Self-Esteem, Navigating Cultural & Religious Issues.
I have a strong interest in cultivating culturally responsive and accessible practices in my work and in the wider mental health industry. I focus on cultivating strong therapeutic relationships with clients from different age groups, cultural and neurodivergent backgrounds through using collaborative intersectional frameworks and maintaining authenticity, empathy, and curiosity in the counselling space with a focus on CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy and more, using multiple modalities as and when needed by my clients. If this holistic approach aligns with you, please reach out and we can address any hesitations or questions you may have.
I can support clients with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD management, Stress & Burnout, Relationship Issues, Intercultural Relationships, Women's Issues, Men's Issues, LGBTQIA+ Issues, Personal Development & Identity, Life Transition Issues & Life Coaching, Self-Esteem, Navigating Cultural & Religious Issues.
I have a strong interest in cultivating culturally responsive and accessible practices in my work and in the wider mental health industry. I focus on cultivating strong therapeutic relationships with clients from different age groups, cultural and neurodivergent backgrounds through using collaborative intersectional frameworks and maintaining authenticity, empathy, and curiosity in the counselling space with a focus on CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy and more, using multiple modalities as and when needed by my clients. If this holistic approach aligns with you, please reach out and we can address any hesitations or questions you may have.
(03) 7003 2356 View (03) 7003 2356
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Ty Tran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
I aim to create a therapeutic space that is validating, respectful, culturally safe and LGBTQIA+ inclusive.
I am a gentle, open and empathetic registered psychologist dedicated to enhancing individuals’ quality of life. I work with adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, substance use, perfectionism, burnout, stress, and low self-esteem. I have extensive experience working with individuals with employment and work-related challenges, such as career transitions and work-life balance. I enjoy working with high performers, executives, professionals, and those in high-stress occupations. As a father of young children, I also like helping other parents better manage their work and family responsibilities.
I aim to create a therapeutic space that is validating, respectful, culturally safe and LGBTQIA+ inclusive.
I am a gentle, open and empathetic registered psychologist dedicated to enhancing individuals’ quality of life. I work with adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, substance use, perfectionism, burnout, stress, and low self-esteem. I have extensive experience working with individuals with employment and work-related challenges, such as career transitions and work-life balance. I enjoy working with high performers, executives, professionals, and those in high-stress occupations. As a father of young children, I also like helping other parents better manage their work and family responsibilities.
(03) 7003 2749 View (03) 7003 2749
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Transformative Health Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Transformative Health Coaching has been borne out of my commitment to change the approach to eating, exercise & perception of fitness. I have intentionally stepped away from traditional clinical treatment towards a preventative model of health. I offer my clients a personalised diet and exercise health plan that has been customised based on their unique bio-medical data to get the best outcomes and on-going coaching and counselling support to help overcome any mental/emotional barriers that might stand in the way of their success
Transformative Health Coaching has been borne out of my commitment to change the approach to eating, exercise & perception of fitness. I have intentionally stepped away from traditional clinical treatment towards a preventative model of health. I offer my clients a personalised diet and exercise health plan that has been customised based on their unique bio-medical data to get the best outcomes and on-going coaching and counselling support to help overcome any mental/emotional barriers that might stand in the way of their success
(03) 8338 1126 View (03) 8338 1126
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George Nelson
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
George is a qualified psychotherapist, coach, clinical counsellor, relationship therapist, educator, speech therapist, voice production and training consultant. George has worked with children, teenagers and adults to help them with communication, speech, voice production and dramatic expression for presentation, (certain clients include news-presenters, actors, reporters and radio announcers). Working with individuals, couples & adolescents, George has developed a specialisation for relationship/couples counselling, family therapy as well as Men’s Health (for men, their partners and families).
George is a qualified psychotherapist, coach, clinical counsellor, relationship therapist, educator, speech therapist, voice production and training consultant. George has worked with children, teenagers and adults to help them with communication, speech, voice production and dramatic expression for presentation, (certain clients include news-presenters, actors, reporters and radio announcers). Working with individuals, couples & adolescents, George has developed a specialisation for relationship/couples counselling, family therapy as well as Men’s Health (for men, their partners and families).
(03) 7302 8896 View (03) 7302 8896
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Nathan Smith
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
I have a passion for working with young people to empower and support them with their challenges. I also work with people of all ages and gender identities. Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression, AOD, relationship issues, or any thing else I'd be happy to help.
I have a passion for working with young people to empower and support them with their challenges. I also work with people of all ages and gender identities. Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression, AOD, relationship issues, or any thing else I'd be happy to help.
(03) 8594 4097 View (03) 8594 4097
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David Voon
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
With an open, curious and enquiring style, I take a client-centred approach to support people who struggle with problems that affect their mental and emotional well-being. My focus is to foster a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic relationship to support you with developing the insights and emotional shifts that are necessary for lasting therapeutic change. Taking a process-oriented and experiential frame, we aim toward an integration of cognitive (mind), emotional (heart) and somatic (body) levels of experiencing to achieve the transformations that support a more fulfilling life.
With an open, curious and enquiring style, I take a client-centred approach to support people who struggle with problems that affect their mental and emotional well-being. My focus is to foster a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic relationship to support you with developing the insights and emotional shifts that are necessary for lasting therapeutic change. Taking a process-oriented and experiential frame, we aim toward an integration of cognitive (mind), emotional (heart) and somatic (body) levels of experiencing to achieve the transformations that support a more fulfilling life.
(03) 9111 2699 View (03) 9111 2699
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Edenn Baczyk
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002  (Online Only)
I'm Edenn, a passionate and approachable Psychologist. My approach is collaborative, flexible and guided by taking the time to understand your individuality and experiences. This allows therapy to be a space where you are able to build a deeper understanding of yourself and work towards goals that are important to you and your wellbeing. I work with adults across many areas of mental health and wellbeing and have a passion for helping others understand their attachment styles and regulate emotions to improve the quality and understanding around relationship patterns.
I'm Edenn, a passionate and approachable Psychologist. My approach is collaborative, flexible and guided by taking the time to understand your individuality and experiences. This allows therapy to be a space where you are able to build a deeper understanding of yourself and work towards goals that are important to you and your wellbeing. I work with adults across many areas of mental health and wellbeing and have a passion for helping others understand their attachment styles and regulate emotions to improve the quality and understanding around relationship patterns.
(03) 7003 2844 View (03) 7003 2844
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Anushka Phal
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
As a culturally responsive therapist, I understand the complexities of navigating different cultural identities, having grown up as a New Zealand-born Fijian Indian in Australia. I've experienced first-hand the frustration of seeking therapy that didn't address my cultural nuances. My goal is to offer a safe, representative, and empathetic space for all clients, regardless of their cultural backgrounds.
As a culturally responsive therapist, I understand the complexities of navigating different cultural identities, having grown up as a New Zealand-born Fijian Indian in Australia. I've experienced first-hand the frustration of seeking therapy that didn't address my cultural nuances. My goal is to offer a safe, representative, and empathetic space for all clients, regardless of their cultural backgrounds.
(03) 7003 2390 View (03) 7003 2390
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Cristina Jimenez
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Cristina is an ACA-accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist who brings an authentic and compassionate approach to her work. Focusing on the body and mind, she strives to create a profound sense of safety and trust in her clients. Cristina's warmth, empathy, and presence are foundational to every encounter, fostering reciprocal collaboration with her clients to facilitate positive change. Fluent in Spanish, Cristina maintains a culturally diverse practice and welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, including the LGBTIQ+ community.
Cristina is an ACA-accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist who brings an authentic and compassionate approach to her work. Focusing on the body and mind, she strives to create a profound sense of safety and trust in her clients. Cristina's warmth, empathy, and presence are foundational to every encounter, fostering reciprocal collaboration with her clients to facilitate positive change. Fluent in Spanish, Cristina maintains a culturally diverse practice and welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, including the LGBTIQ+ community.
(03) 7003 2675 View (03) 7003 2675
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Sophia Robinson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Sophia is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals and couples. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, Sophia works collaboratively with a relational focus to accommodate the individual needs of her clients. She hopes to create a safe and supportive environment for clients to engage in meaningful personal exploration. Working with an awareness of both mind and body, Sophia believes strongly in our innate capacity to create lasting personal change.
Sophia is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals and couples. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, Sophia works collaboratively with a relational focus to accommodate the individual needs of her clients. She hopes to create a safe and supportive environment for clients to engage in meaningful personal exploration. Working with an awareness of both mind and body, Sophia believes strongly in our innate capacity to create lasting personal change.
(03) 7003 2375 View (03) 7003 2375
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Luke Carrangis
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Something people are often confused by is my Greek surname. “You don’t look greek!” they say. Actually, I was born in Bangkok, but I was adopted into a Greek/Australian family when I was 3 months old, so that explains the surname. I grew up in Adelaide, SA but now call Melbourne my home. I live in the inner north, with my 2 children and dog.
Something people are often confused by is my Greek surname. “You don’t look greek!” they say. Actually, I was born in Bangkok, but I was adopted into a Greek/Australian family when I was 3 months old, so that explains the surname. I grew up in Adelaide, SA but now call Melbourne my home. I live in the inner north, with my 2 children and dog.
(03) 7003 2021 View (03) 7003 2021
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Judith Minster
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Life can be challenging - professionally and personally. Having worked in corporate, private and forensic environments, I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to address current situations and work towards a better life. I love learning about my clients - and tailoring my knowledge/skill based to assist to achieve positive outcomes reduced anxiety, improved sleep, mood, self-esteem/sef-efficacy, phobias, eating disorder and interpersonal effectiveness. Combining counselling, biofeedback/neurofeedback, EMDR & VR to help provide you greater understanding of yourself and others, increased skills and coping strategies.
Life can be challenging - professionally and personally. Having worked in corporate, private and forensic environments, I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to address current situations and work towards a better life. I love learning about my clients - and tailoring my knowledge/skill based to assist to achieve positive outcomes reduced anxiety, improved sleep, mood, self-esteem/sef-efficacy, phobias, eating disorder and interpersonal effectiveness. Combining counselling, biofeedback/neurofeedback, EMDR & VR to help provide you greater understanding of yourself and others, increased skills and coping strategies.
(03) 9070 5310 View (03) 9070 5310
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Bo Nixon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Bo takes a down to earth, non-judgmental approach with families and individuals across the lifespan in establishing collaborative therapeutic goals. Psychological interventions are guided by these goals, along with consideration of the person's developmental stage and the presenting challenges.
Bo takes a down to earth, non-judgmental approach with families and individuals across the lifespan in establishing collaborative therapeutic goals. Psychological interventions are guided by these goals, along with consideration of the person's developmental stage and the presenting challenges.
(03) 7003 2411 View (03) 7003 2411
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Sherridan J Green
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Sherridan is a Gestalt therapist and EMDR therapist, her personal style as a therapist is attentive, compassionate, and supportive. You will experience being listened to and responded to with curiosity and authenticity. She provides a safe and welcoming space for you to explore your deepest concerns. Sherridan supports individuals and couples on journeys of self-discovery through understanding vital areas of their lives, including emotional development, identity, responses to the world, awareness, process of enquiry, living skills, and capacity for self-responsibility.
Sherridan is a Gestalt therapist and EMDR therapist, her personal style as a therapist is attentive, compassionate, and supportive. You will experience being listened to and responded to with curiosity and authenticity. She provides a safe and welcoming space for you to explore your deepest concerns. Sherridan supports individuals and couples on journeys of self-discovery through understanding vital areas of their lives, including emotional development, identity, responses to the world, awareness, process of enquiry, living skills, and capacity for self-responsibility.
(03) 9118 9081 View (03) 9118 9081
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Inner Eastern Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Managing difficult emotions, such as feeling down or depressed, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, feelings of emptiness or insecurity Managing mood swings and chronic mood disturbances Reducing stress and burnout Treatment of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic Attacks Reducing harm from impulsive behaviours Adjustment to and management of major life events Coping with grief and bereavement Experience related to living with chronic illness Problems related to traumatic experience or abuse Managing distress related to body image concerns Experiences related to identifying as LGBTIQA Difficulties with identity, self-esteem or self-image
Managing difficult emotions, such as feeling down or depressed, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, feelings of emptiness or insecurity Managing mood swings and chronic mood disturbances Reducing stress and burnout Treatment of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic Attacks Reducing harm from impulsive behaviours Adjustment to and management of major life events Coping with grief and bereavement Experience related to living with chronic illness Problems related to traumatic experience or abuse Managing distress related to body image concerns Experiences related to identifying as LGBTIQA Difficulties with identity, self-esteem or self-image
(03) 9070 3597 View (03) 9070 3597
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Sean Renehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Currently open for new referrals. I work from an understanding that many of life's concerns stem from our past experiences in relationships and the structural difficulties that are present in our society. This organizes the way I understand peoples experience and distress and how I seek to understand how we are in relationship, and what fixed patterns get in the way of living a more meaningful and enriching life. I work with warmth and curiosity to help develop a deeper understanding of your area of concern and better make sense of why particular patterns might be causing distress.
Currently open for new referrals. I work from an understanding that many of life's concerns stem from our past experiences in relationships and the structural difficulties that are present in our society. This organizes the way I understand peoples experience and distress and how I seek to understand how we are in relationship, and what fixed patterns get in the way of living a more meaningful and enriching life. I work with warmth and curiosity to help develop a deeper understanding of your area of concern and better make sense of why particular patterns might be causing distress.
(03) 7003 2203 View (03) 7003 2203

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LGBTQ+ Counsellors

Do LGBTQ-affirmative therapists receive special training?

Yes. Many therapists who practice LGBTQ-affirmative therapy have completed specialised training, either during their degree programme or as continuing education, to learn the core principles of affirmative therapy and how to best support their LGBTQ clients; some have received certifications in LGBTQ-affirmative therapy. Prospective clients should inquire as to a clinician’s background and training to ensure a good fit.

Why might I want to see an LGBTQ-affirming or LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

Queer and gender-non-conforming individuals frequently experience bias and marginalisation in day-to-day life. Working with a therapist who understands these unique challenges, as well as accepts and affirms their identity, can help LGBTQ clients feel safe and supported during therapy—allowing them to better navigate their relationships, mental health, and anything else that they wish to explore during therapy. It is important to note that many therapists can be effective in their work with LGBTQ+ individuals, even in the absence of specific training or background knowledge. The most important component in therapy is the alliance between therapist and client, and this alliance can exist between individuals with very different backgrounds.

How can I find an LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

You may wish to inquire about a therapist’s expertise with your specific challenges or concerns—depression, for example, or relationship strife—as well as their past experiences treating LGBTQ+ clients. Prospective clients may also ask whether a therapist has obtained additional training and/or certification in LGBTQ-affirmative techniques.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience with LGBTQ issues?

Prospective clients should feel empowered to directly ask therapists whether they have received training or been certified in LGBTQ-affirming therapy; competent therapists will be happy to explain their educational background and preferred approach(es) to help a client find the best match for them. Clients may also wish to ask how a therapist has treated clients with their particular challenges in the past and what they expect treatment to look like.

Are all the therapists listed in the LGBTQ directory themselves members of the LGBTQ community?

While therapists may choose to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity in their profiles, the LGBTQ directory features not only those who have shared this information but also those who assert specialised training or experience in providing support to queer individuals, couples or families.