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Lee Cubis
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3004
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years working in the health and disability sectors (as a support worker, assistant in nursing and Psychologist). I have an interest in working with people from LGBTQIA+ populations including individuals and relationship work. I have a strong understanding of the many ways that intimate relationships are structured. I als work with adults from all populations to manage anxiety disorders using effective and evidence-based interventions. I have a further interest in working with adults with disability including acquired brain injury, intellectual disability, ASD, and neuro-degenerative disease.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years working in the health and disability sectors (as a support worker, assistant in nursing and Psychologist). I have an interest in working with people from LGBTQIA+ populations including individuals and relationship work. I have a strong understanding of the many ways that intimate relationships are structured. I als work with adults from all populations to manage anxiety disorders using effective and evidence-based interventions. I have a further interest in working with adults with disability including acquired brain injury, intellectual disability, ASD, and neuro-degenerative disease.
(03) 6316 1110 View (03) 6316 1110
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Anthony Smith
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
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
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Zave Leo
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Zave (he/they), a queer and trans counsellor. I work with people all over Australia and support them to live their most authentic lives. I explore their experiences and discover how they want to move forward. I understand the fear associated with accessing support, and prioritise creating safety and trust. My approach is integrative, and based on providing tailored, non-judgmental and trauma-informed support.
Hello I'm Zave (he/they), a queer and trans counsellor. I work with people all over Australia and support them to live their most authentic lives. I explore their experiences and discover how they want to move forward. I understand the fear associated with accessing support, and prioritise creating safety and trust. My approach is integrative, and based on providing tailored, non-judgmental and trauma-informed support.
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Anine Cummins (they/them) - Ginger Cat Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
(03) 8338 1789 View (03) 8338 1789
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Emmy Fitz-Gerald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3004  (Online Only)
I am a queer and nonbinary clinical psychologist with a background in providing trauma-informed, neurodivergent-affirming, person-centred therapies.
I am a queer and nonbinary clinical psychologist with a background in providing trauma-informed, neurodivergent-affirming, person-centred therapies.
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Emma Mansell
Counsellor, PsychD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I specialise in LGBTQIA+ therapy.
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m a therapist who works with adults on their mental health. My areas of specialist experience are trauma, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. I support people who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, grief or loss and addiction. I provide a person centred approach to therapy, which looks at individuals as a whole person. My method is narrative therapy which looks at your story and the patterns of behaviour the story. My style is relaxed and gentle to help guide you through whatever brings you to therapy.
I specialise in LGBTQIA+ therapy.
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m a therapist who works with adults on their mental health. My areas of specialist experience are trauma, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. I support people who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, grief or loss and addiction. I provide a person centred approach to therapy, which looks at individuals as a whole person. My method is narrative therapy which looks at your story and the patterns of behaviour the story. My style is relaxed and gentle to help guide you through whatever brings you to therapy.
(02) 8403 2271 View (02) 8403 2271
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Niamh Connellan
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
As a non-binary, queer, neurodivergent, and fat therapist, my lived experience allows me to understand the wider systemic impacts on each of our mental health and relationships.
I provide specialised counselling support to people with diverse experiences, including neurodivergence, gender, race, sexuality, disability, and fatness. My work centres anti-oppressive practices and values. I prioritise lived experience values and draw on my own journey and the journeys of others in my work.
As a non-binary, queer, neurodivergent, and fat therapist, my lived experience allows me to understand the wider systemic impacts on each of our mental health and relationships.
I provide specialised counselling support to people with diverse experiences, including neurodivergence, gender, race, sexuality, disability, and fatness. My work centres anti-oppressive practices and values. I prioritise lived experience values and draw on my own journey and the journeys of others in my work.
(03) 9626 9520 View (03) 9626 9520
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inner haven therapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
As an empathetic and inclusive counsellor, I am committed to supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds on their unique journeys. With a focus on the queer/gay, BIPOC, Asian, and male communities, I offer a safe space where clients can explore the full spectrum of the human experience. My holistic approach addresses mental health, well-being, relationships, sexuality, identity, and confidence. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of life, fostering self-discovery and empowering personal growth. Let's embark on a transformative path towards healing, authenticity, and empowerment.
As an empathetic and inclusive counsellor, I am committed to supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds on their unique journeys. With a focus on the queer/gay, BIPOC, Asian, and male communities, I offer a safe space where clients can explore the full spectrum of the human experience. My holistic approach addresses mental health, well-being, relationships, sexuality, identity, and confidence. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of life, fostering self-discovery and empowering personal growth. Let's embark on a transformative path towards healing, authenticity, and empowerment.
(02) 9100 0511 View (02) 9100 0511
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Matthew Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Caring & non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ folk. You may have been feeling bad about yourself and have noticed that you have been acting in inauthentic ways. Perhaps you are worried others won’t accept the real you. It’s been difficult to share your self-critical thoughts with others. I help LGBTQIA+ folk with a non-Judgmental and caring space to explore and better understand and process their distress.
Caring & non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ folk. You may have been feeling bad about yourself and have noticed that you have been acting in inauthentic ways. Perhaps you are worried others won’t accept the real you. It’s been difficult to share your self-critical thoughts with others. I help LGBTQIA+ folk with a non-Judgmental and caring space to explore and better understand and process their distress.
(03) 7020 2779 View (03) 7020 2779
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Coby Liew - Registered Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsychD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! I've dedicated my life to helping people of all ages and backgrounds navigate their way through life's challenges, and I do so with compassion, care, and empathy. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay, and have experience living in different countries and cultures. I offer more than ten years of clinical experience in counselling and psychotherapy, specialising in loss and grief, gender and sexuality, complex trauma and abuse, attachment issues, ASD, ADHD, personality disorders, relationship and intimacy issues, anger management, family conflicts, workplace bullying, and intercultural adjustment issues.
Welcome to my profile! I've dedicated my life to helping people of all ages and backgrounds navigate their way through life's challenges, and I do so with compassion, care, and empathy. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay, and have experience living in different countries and cultures. I offer more than ten years of clinical experience in counselling and psychotherapy, specialising in loss and grief, gender and sexuality, complex trauma and abuse, attachment issues, ASD, ADHD, personality disorders, relationship and intimacy issues, anger management, family conflicts, workplace bullying, and intercultural adjustment issues.
(03) 8595 5297 View (03) 8595 5297
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Ben Torrens-Witherow
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Ben is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in assisting adults to manage their difficulties and journey toward a rich and meaningful life, with a special interest in working with ADHD and queer folk. Ben provides a collaborative space that is warm, safe, and judgement-free. In this space, Ben will empower you to identify your strengths, develop strategies and tools for positive change, boost wellbeing and resilience, and build understanding and acceptance of yourself. Ben’s approach is primarily informed by the evidence-based “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” (ACT).
Ben is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in assisting adults to manage their difficulties and journey toward a rich and meaningful life, with a special interest in working with ADHD and queer folk. Ben provides a collaborative space that is warm, safe, and judgement-free. In this space, Ben will empower you to identify your strengths, develop strategies and tools for positive change, boost wellbeing and resilience, and build understanding and acceptance of yourself. Ben’s approach is primarily informed by the evidence-based “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” (ACT).
(03) 9111 2664 View (03) 9111 2664
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Creating Wellbeing Melbourne
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
***PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL*** Hi, I'm Rae (they/them) and I'm an Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I am Non-Binary and Neurodivergent with a lived experience of Chronic Illness. I am very passionate about Disability Rights, the LGBTQIA+ Community and Mental Health. I am also vegan and love animals. I also have a sensory garden outside the studio.
***PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL*** Hi, I'm Rae (they/them) and I'm an Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I am Non-Binary and Neurodivergent with a lived experience of Chronic Illness. I am very passionate about Disability Rights, the LGBTQIA+ Community and Mental Health. I am also vegan and love animals. I also have a sensory garden outside the studio.
(03) 7302 2943 View (03) 7302 2943
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Dr Mike van Dijkhuizen
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I am a gay man and have a particular interest in LGBTQIA+ well-being.
I am clinical psychologist and work with anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, trauma and relationships. My therapeutic approach uses CBT, ACT and mindfulness for letting go of unhelpful thoughts, being present with difficult emotions and connecting to your values; the things that really matter to you.
I am a gay man and have a particular interest in LGBTQIA+ well-being.
I am clinical psychologist and work with anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, trauma and relationships. My therapeutic approach uses CBT, ACT and mindfulness for letting go of unhelpful thoughts, being present with difficult emotions and connecting to your values; the things that really matter to you.
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Clinton Power
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I provide sex therapy for individual and couple sexual issues and I’m experienced in working with LGBT and same-sex couples.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
I provide sex therapy for individual and couple sexual issues and I’m experienced in working with LGBT and same-sex couples.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
(02) 8188 3842 View (02) 8188 3842
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Jayson Rom
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Jayson has 17 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and groups within a range of settings (drug and alcohol, forensic, the LGBTQIA+ community, mental health, sexual health, and private practice settings).
Jayson has 17 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and groups within a range of settings (drug and alcohol, forensic, the LGBTQIA+ community, mental health, sexual health, and private practice settings).
(03) 9068 5653 View (03) 9068 5653
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Sex and Relationship Therapist | Mim Kempson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
(08) 7079 5667 View (08) 7079 5667
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Lux Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
The work I do is informed by queer and feminist theory, as well as anti-oppression frameworks.
As a dedicated sex and relationship therapist, I am passionate about fostering healthy and fulfilling connections between individuals and within relationships. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I strive to create a supportive space where clients can explore their concerns, desires, and challenges regarding intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. Ultimately, my goal is to help clients navigate the complexities of intimacy and relationships with confidence, resilience, and a renewed sense of connection and fulfillment. I have advanced training in working with LGBTQ+, kink, and non-monogamous communities.
The work I do is informed by queer and feminist theory, as well as anti-oppression frameworks.
As a dedicated sex and relationship therapist, I am passionate about fostering healthy and fulfilling connections between individuals and within relationships. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I strive to create a supportive space where clients can explore their concerns, desires, and challenges regarding intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. Ultimately, my goal is to help clients navigate the complexities of intimacy and relationships with confidence, resilience, and a renewed sense of connection and fulfillment. I have advanced training in working with LGBTQ+, kink, and non-monogamous communities.
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Suzanne Hall
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Also, if you're trans, queer or more generally part of the LGBTQIA+ community, you're in good hands here.
Hey, I'm Suzanne. I know that reaching out for that first appointment can feel daunting, and finding the right fit in a psych can be tricky. So let me make it a bit easier for you, by sharing a bit about me, and the kind of experience you can expect if you see me. When I sit down with someone, I make it a point to create a judgment-free zone. It's all about acceptance and genuine care. I want you to feel like you can open up about those deeply personal thoughts and feelings that maybe you've never shared before. I want you to feel truly heard and seen.
Also, if you're trans, queer or more generally part of the LGBTQIA+ community, you're in good hands here.
Hey, I'm Suzanne. I know that reaching out for that first appointment can feel daunting, and finding the right fit in a psych can be tricky. So let me make it a bit easier for you, by sharing a bit about me, and the kind of experience you can expect if you see me. When I sit down with someone, I make it a point to create a judgment-free zone. It's all about acceptance and genuine care. I want you to feel like you can open up about those deeply personal thoughts and feelings that maybe you've never shared before. I want you to feel truly heard and seen.
(03) 8771 5815 View (03) 8771 5815
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Michelle Tamara
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I work with people around the following themes and topics - LGBTQIA+ folks, people who are moving towards honouring their needs and values in life, all forms of grief, including bereavement, addressing the effect of trauma, oppression and violence, people in non-monogamous relationships.
NOTE - I am currently accepting participants in my 6 week online somatic practice group, beginning in July (cost is $400 - sliding scale available). I’m Michelle (she/her). I am a registered counsellor, offering 1:1 sessions, groups and workshops. My work is informed by Narrative therapy, Focusing, Somatics, Grief-tending, Anti-oppressive and Trauma informed practice. I run my business predominantly online, so my offerings are accessible to people throughout Australia and overseas.
I work with people around the following themes and topics - LGBTQIA+ folks, people who are moving towards honouring their needs and values in life, all forms of grief, including bereavement, addressing the effect of trauma, oppression and violence, people in non-monogamous relationships.
NOTE - I am currently accepting participants in my 6 week online somatic practice group, beginning in July (cost is $400 - sliding scale available). I’m Michelle (she/her). I am a registered counsellor, offering 1:1 sessions, groups and workshops. My work is informed by Narrative therapy, Focusing, Somatics, Grief-tending, Anti-oppressive and Trauma informed practice. I run my business predominantly online, so my offerings are accessible to people throughout Australia and overseas.
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Felix Perigrie
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Online Australia-wide. I work with teens and adults on the ADHD and Autistic spectrum, LGBTQIA+ folks, and anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in with society’s expectations. You’re not alone, and we’re surrounded by messages about how we’re supposed to be and when we don’t measure up it leaves us feeling isolated, wrong and hopeless. But you aren’t the problem, and therapy isn’t about fixing you. You’re already enough, and sometimes we all need a little help in remembering that who we are underneath the mask is someone worth knowing, loving, and learning from.
Online Australia-wide. I work with teens and adults on the ADHD and Autistic spectrum, LGBTQIA+ folks, and anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in with society’s expectations. You’re not alone, and we’re surrounded by messages about how we’re supposed to be and when we don’t measure up it leaves us feeling isolated, wrong and hopeless. But you aren’t the problem, and therapy isn’t about fixing you. You’re already enough, and sometimes we all need a little help in remembering that who we are underneath the mask is someone worth knowing, loving, and learning from.
(03) 8592 9249 View (03) 8592 9249

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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.