LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Melbourne, VIC

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Larz Lauer
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
As a queer and trans therapist, my lived experience grounds me in this work.
As a holistic, relational, gestalt therapist, my approach is grounded in the present moment, non-pathologising, inclusive and trauma-informed. Through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, I prioritise creating a therapeutic space where all the parts of you are considered, held and deeply respected. In sessions, your healing, growth, and increasing self-awareness is what we co-create in this space. I can support you in connecting with your inner experiences to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life and make deeper connections to yourself, others, and the wider environment.
As a queer and trans therapist, my lived experience grounds me in this work.
As a holistic, relational, gestalt therapist, my approach is grounded in the present moment, non-pathologising, inclusive and trauma-informed. Through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, I prioritise creating a therapeutic space where all the parts of you are considered, held and deeply respected. In sessions, your healing, growth, and increasing self-awareness is what we co-create in this space. I can support you in connecting with your inner experiences to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life and make deeper connections to yourself, others, and the wider environment.
(07) 2100 4783 View (07) 2100 4783
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Carey Little
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I work with depression, anxiety, chronic health and health anxiety, adjustment issues, grief and loss, gender questioning/transgender adults and adolescents and am a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.
Finding a therapist that fits with you is daunting! I have a relaxed and patient nature and have experience with a wide range of ages, cultures and experiences. I also love a good metaphor, to laugh and to engage humour in our sessions as we work together. We will collaboratively to reconnect you with who you want to be. Together, we will work as a team in a safe and friendly space where there is no judgement only respect for you as an individual. I'm here to help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to you.
I work with depression, anxiety, chronic health and health anxiety, adjustment issues, grief and loss, gender questioning/transgender adults and adolescents and am a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.
Finding a therapist that fits with you is daunting! I have a relaxed and patient nature and have experience with a wide range of ages, cultures and experiences. I also love a good metaphor, to laugh and to engage humour in our sessions as we work together. We will collaboratively to reconnect you with who you want to be. Together, we will work as a team in a safe and friendly space where there is no judgement only respect for you as an individual. I'm here to help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to you.
(02) 9100 0680 View (02) 9100 0680
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Rhiannon Flavel
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I work with adults & adolescents experiencing complex trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger, life transitions, grief & loss, overwhelm & stress, LGBTQIA+ issues, & relational challenges between people who long to connect more fully.
My approach as a psychotherapist is holistic, non-judgemental, trauma informed & deeply relational. I have worked in various roles including mental health counselling, outdoor education teaching, adventure therapy, wilderness rites of passage, & group facilitation for over a decade, supporting adults, young people & families. I bring these diverse experiences into my therapeutic practice to offer a specialised approach to this transformational work.
I work with adults & adolescents experiencing complex trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger, life transitions, grief & loss, overwhelm & stress, LGBTQIA+ issues, & relational challenges between people who long to connect more fully.
My approach as a psychotherapist is holistic, non-judgemental, trauma informed & deeply relational. I have worked in various roles including mental health counselling, outdoor education teaching, adventure therapy, wilderness rites of passage, & group facilitation for over a decade, supporting adults, young people & families. I bring these diverse experiences into my therapeutic practice to offer a specialised approach to this transformational work.
(02) 5016 7519 View (02) 5016 7519
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Beth McNamara
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
My name is Beth, and I am a psychologist who focuses on working with neurodivergent young adults, teens, and kids, particularly those who identify as gender diverse or LGBTQIA+. As a teenager, life can be hard and confusing. You may be struggling with self-esteem, figuring out your identity, or dealing with changes in your life
My name is Beth, and I am a psychologist who focuses on working with neurodivergent young adults, teens, and kids, particularly those who identify as gender diverse or LGBTQIA+. As a teenager, life can be hard and confusing. You may be struggling with self-esteem, figuring out your identity, or dealing with changes in your life
(02) 9100 0439 View (02) 9100 0439
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Yvonne Daly
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Yvonne, a senior psychologist at Very Helpful Chats. I'm an ADHDer, LGBTQIA+ and navigate life as a spoonie. I know personally the grief, anger and then acceptance of finding out later in life why things have always been different for me. I have learnt that no two brains are the same; that's what makes humans so interesting! Knowing how your brain works is like the keys to Disneyland.
Hi there! I'm Yvonne, a senior psychologist at Very Helpful Chats. I'm an ADHDer, LGBTQIA+ and navigate life as a spoonie. I know personally the grief, anger and then acceptance of finding out later in life why things have always been different for me. I have learnt that no two brains are the same; that's what makes humans so interesting! Knowing how your brain works is like the keys to Disneyland.
(02) 9100 0347 View (02) 9100 0347
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Stickbymecounselling - Johanna
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Johanna focuses on working with singles, couples, and families. She also works with men's sexual health difficulties, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and out-of-control sexual behaviours like porn addiction in addition to family therapy, fertility challenges, and low libido, women's sexual health issues, including preconceptions and conception, hypoactive sexual desire disorder .Johanna is sex worker friendly. Johanna is capable of working with poly/open partnerships and is LGBTQ, kink, and fetish friendly. Johanna also works with clients of the NDIS.
Johanna focuses on working with singles, couples, and families. She also works with men's sexual health difficulties, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and out-of-control sexual behaviours like porn addiction in addition to family therapy, fertility challenges, and low libido, women's sexual health issues, including preconceptions and conception, hypoactive sexual desire disorder .Johanna is sex worker friendly. Johanna is capable of working with poly/open partnerships and is LGBTQ, kink, and fetish friendly. Johanna also works with clients of the NDIS.
(02) 9100 0121 View (02) 9100 0121
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Thinking Feeling Moving
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
LGBTQIA plus Safe Space, Sex Positive, GSRD aware.
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely online. Contact for an initial free 30 min chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, and Educator.
LGBTQIA plus Safe Space, Sex Positive, GSRD aware.
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely online. Contact for an initial free 30 min chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, and Educator.
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Darcy Richardson - Authentic Self Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Waitlist for new clients
Darcy (She/Her) is a Registered Psychologist and works with adults. Darcy utilises a Health at Every Size lens (HAES), Neurodivergent-affirming framework, and prioritises working with our LGBTQIA+ community (as a proud member herself). Darcy is also skilled at working with disabled communities, including Autistic folk and ADHDers in the neurodivergent community, (self-identifying, exploring or diagnosed).
Darcy (She/Her) is a Registered Psychologist and works with adults. Darcy utilises a Health at Every Size lens (HAES), Neurodivergent-affirming framework, and prioritises working with our LGBTQIA+ community (as a proud member herself). Darcy is also skilled at working with disabled communities, including Autistic folk and ADHDers in the neurodivergent community, (self-identifying, exploring or diagnosed).
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Maria Crowley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with over 20yrs of experience as a therapist, currently working in private practice. Workcover registered, offering Medicare rebates and in the EAP space, for employees and their families. Previous experience includes working for government, with victims of domestic violence and with families on child protection orders. I also have experience working in the community, with refugees, homelessness, youth, families and couples. My practice actively includes working with LGBTQIA+ communities. This has included but is not limited to: bullying/ discrimination, relationship and identity issues.
An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with over 20yrs of experience as a therapist, currently working in private practice. Workcover registered, offering Medicare rebates and in the EAP space, for employees and their families. Previous experience includes working for government, with victims of domestic violence and with families on child protection orders. I also have experience working in the community, with refugees, homelessness, youth, families and couples. My practice actively includes working with LGBTQIA+ communities. This has included but is not limited to: bullying/ discrimination, relationship and identity issues.
(07) 2100 4863 View (07) 2100 4863
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Gracie Johnstone
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
She is an LGBTQIA+ friendly and sex worker-allied psychologist and provides a welcoming environment for clients who identify as such.
Gracie is a Clinical Psychologist. She has a warm and empathetic approach and creates a non-judgmental and safe space that allows her and her clients to be straightforward, transparent and collaborative. She aims to help her clients reduce distress, and build their confidence and self-compassion to be able to thrive and achieve their goals.
She is an LGBTQIA+ friendly and sex worker-allied psychologist and provides a welcoming environment for clients who identify as such.
Gracie is a Clinical Psychologist. She has a warm and empathetic approach and creates a non-judgmental and safe space that allows her and her clients to be straightforward, transparent and collaborative. She aims to help her clients reduce distress, and build their confidence and self-compassion to be able to thrive and achieve their goals.
(03) 7003 2229 View (03) 7003 2229
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Melissa Desmarchelier
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I work predominantly with adolescents, young people, and adults, and have a special interest in working with people who are studying or working in creative fields (music, visual arts, dance), people from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds and the LGBTQIA+ community, girls from age 12 and women of all ages. I apply an integrative approach of evidence-based interventions including CBT, ACT, EFT, NT and SFT. I have a special interest in Mindfulness, Music-Assisted Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Feminist Psychology and working with girls and women. I work with many adults seeking ADHD & Autism Assessment & coaching.
I work predominantly with adolescents, young people, and adults, and have a special interest in working with people who are studying or working in creative fields (music, visual arts, dance), people from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds and the LGBTQIA+ community, girls from age 12 and women of all ages. I apply an integrative approach of evidence-based interventions including CBT, ACT, EFT, NT and SFT. I have a special interest in Mindfulness, Music-Assisted Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Feminist Psychology and working with girls and women. I work with many adults seeking ADHD & Autism Assessment & coaching.
(07) 2100 4865 View (07) 2100 4865
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Ty Tran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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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Shoshanah Frenkel
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I aim to understand what is being communicated and support alternative strategies that are neurodivergent, disability and LGBTQIA+ affirming.
Hi! I am Shosh. I am a neurodiversity affirming behaviour support specialist and NDIS access liason specialist, at Perfectly Imperfect. I strive to help individuals develop positive coping mechanisms and communication skills that empower to navigate the challenges they face. Using person-centred, strengths based approach to recognise individuals unique strengths and challenges and focuses on building capacity and independence.
I aim to understand what is being communicated and support alternative strategies that are neurodivergent, disability and LGBTQIA+ affirming.
Hi! I am Shosh. I am a neurodiversity affirming behaviour support specialist and NDIS access liason specialist, at Perfectly Imperfect. I strive to help individuals develop positive coping mechanisms and communication skills that empower to navigate the challenges they face. Using person-centred, strengths based approach to recognise individuals unique strengths and challenges and focuses on building capacity and independence.
(02) 9100 0141 View (02) 9100 0141
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Lauren Hamilton
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Lauren is a compassionate and dedicated psychotherapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental environment, tailoring therapy to the unique needs and goals of the individual. Lauren has expertise in LGBTQIA+ issues, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, finding purpose, self-esteem and confidence-building. Lauren ensures that you feel heard, understood, and empowered throughout the counselling process. Lauren identifies as queer and understands the unique challenges faced by the queer community.
Lauren is a compassionate and dedicated psychotherapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental environment, tailoring therapy to the unique needs and goals of the individual. Lauren has expertise in LGBTQIA+ issues, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, finding purpose, self-esteem and confidence-building. Lauren ensures that you feel heard, understood, and empowered throughout the counselling process. Lauren identifies as queer and understands the unique challenges faced by the queer community.
(03) 7003 2621 View (03) 7003 2621
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The Healing Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
(03) 8203 5569 View (03) 8203 5569
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Shiao-Hua Kwong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am an LGBTQIA+ affirmative clinician.
I am a clinical psychologist and a client-centred and trauma-informed therapist who works from a standpoint of compassion and curiosity. A migrant from Asia, fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, I have firsthand experience of uprooting from what is familiar and reestablishing in a new environment. I also bring into the therapy room an experience of major career change. I feel privileged to be able to help people make personal recovery from life-changing circumstances, in rebuilding hope, redefining self-identity, assuming / re-assuming responsibilities, and leading a meaningful life.
I am an LGBTQIA+ affirmative clinician.
I am a clinical psychologist and a client-centred and trauma-informed therapist who works from a standpoint of compassion and curiosity. A migrant from Asia, fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, I have firsthand experience of uprooting from what is familiar and reestablishing in a new environment. I also bring into the therapy room an experience of major career change. I feel privileged to be able to help people make personal recovery from life-changing circumstances, in rebuilding hope, redefining self-identity, assuming / re-assuming responsibilities, and leading a meaningful life.
(03) 9111 2663 View (03) 9111 2663
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They/Them/Us Mental Health & Well-Being
Occupational Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
They/Them/Us Mental Health & Well-Being LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent and TGS Affirmative Practice (Allies Welcome!) is client centred, culturally inclusive, recovery and strengths based and trauma informed. We provide a non judgemental calm/alert environment to enhance emotional, physical and psychological safety. Increasing your 'Window of Tolerance' to be more present, regulate your emotions and your capacity to process, reflect and communicate yourself during Therapy.
They/Them/Us Mental Health & Well-Being LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent and TGS Affirmative Practice (Allies Welcome!) is client centred, culturally inclusive, recovery and strengths based and trauma informed. We provide a non judgemental calm/alert environment to enhance emotional, physical and psychological safety. Increasing your 'Window of Tolerance' to be more present, regulate your emotions and your capacity to process, reflect and communicate yourself during Therapy.
(03) 9111 5377 View (03) 9111 5377
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Amy Della-Torre
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am a queer person who is dedicated to decolonising my own practice and I bring a deep awareness of anti-oppresive practice to my work.
Hello! My name is Amy, nice to meet you :) I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist and my priority when working together is making sure our relationship is based in trust and supporting you to feel heard and understood. In my practice, I emphasize the importance of reclaiming bodily awareness and exploring personal meaning making as a path towards healing and empowerment. By developing a deeper understanding of how our stories have been shaped by our contexts, we can begin to unravel and challenge old patterns of engagement with the environment, and experiment with new ways of being.
I am a queer person who is dedicated to decolonising my own practice and I bring a deep awareness of anti-oppresive practice to my work.
Hello! My name is Amy, nice to meet you :) I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist and my priority when working together is making sure our relationship is based in trust and supporting you to feel heard and understood. In my practice, I emphasize the importance of reclaiming bodily awareness and exploring personal meaning making as a path towards healing and empowerment. By developing a deeper understanding of how our stories have been shaped by our contexts, we can begin to unravel and challenge old patterns of engagement with the environment, and experiment with new ways of being.
(07) 2100 4671 View (07) 2100 4671
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Todd Mills
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I specialise in Trauma and trauma related conditions and work a lot with the LGBTQ+ community.
My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. I believe that psychotherapy is a powerful tool that can be used as a tool to enrich your life and relationships through increasing self-compassion, self-understanding and insight, or to work through specific life challenges. My work draws heavily on attachment theory, psychodynamic and developmental theory, mindfulness, systems thinking & existentialism. I take a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach and always work collaboratively with my clients to identify their unique needs and goals.
I specialise in Trauma and trauma related conditions and work a lot with the LGBTQ+ community.
My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. I believe that psychotherapy is a powerful tool that can be used as a tool to enrich your life and relationships through increasing self-compassion, self-understanding and insight, or to work through specific life challenges. My work draws heavily on attachment theory, psychodynamic and developmental theory, mindfulness, systems thinking & existentialism. I take a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach and always work collaboratively with my clients to identify their unique needs and goals.
(03) 7003 2100 View (03) 7003 2100
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Jesse Muller - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Are you recovering from trauma, oppression or psychological abuse? Do you need support to heal and take charge of your life, creating wellbeing and freedom. If you are living with distress, anxiety, co-dependency or something is in the way of you enjoying and living your life, reach out and we can work together to support you to regain connection with yourself to start/continue towards creating the life you want. I also work with parents and the impacts of trauma on their experience as a parent and healing parent child dynamics. Trans and gender diverse people are welcome along with all people from LGBTIQA+ communities.
Are you recovering from trauma, oppression or psychological abuse? Do you need support to heal and take charge of your life, creating wellbeing and freedom. If you are living with distress, anxiety, co-dependency or something is in the way of you enjoying and living your life, reach out and we can work together to support you to regain connection with yourself to start/continue towards creating the life you want. I also work with parents and the impacts of trauma on their experience as a parent and healing parent child dynamics. Trans and gender diverse people are welcome along with all people from LGBTIQA+ communities.
(08) 7100 9046 View (08) 7100 9046

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