LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Edmonton, AB

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Erica Lane
Psychologist, RPsych, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
As an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I am committed to providing competent, non-judgmental, and affirmative services.
Do you feel trapped in cycles of anxiety and worry that just won't stop? Maybe you worry about what will happen in the future, or you question whether everyone is mad at you. Perhaps it feels like nothing you do is ever good enough. If you're looking for help, I may be the therapist for you. I take a gentle and down-to-earth approach to therapy, and focus on creating lasting change. Together, we can help you manage the anxious thoughts so that you can live the life you want.
As an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I am committed to providing competent, non-judgmental, and affirmative services.
Do you feel trapped in cycles of anxiety and worry that just won't stop? Maybe you worry about what will happen in the future, or you question whether everyone is mad at you. Perhaps it feels like nothing you do is ever good enough. If you're looking for help, I may be the therapist for you. I take a gentle and down-to-earth approach to therapy, and focus on creating lasting change. Together, we can help you manage the anxious thoughts so that you can live the life you want.
(587) 417-6871 View (587) 417-6871
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Brandy Paulson
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA, PPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6H
I have additional training in helping clients working through addictions and a strong interest in working with couples and BIPOC populations, as well as folks in the 2S+LGBTQ communities.
My goal is to provide a collaborative, open and supportive space for you to explore your experiences. I am trauma informed, gender and sexuality affirming and kink and poly friendly. I strive to create space for a variety of cultural backgrounds and I can offer a sliding scale to ensure counselling isn't financially prohibitive. I work from an existential, client-centered, and feminist perspective and believe strongly that everyone is capable of healing.
I have additional training in helping clients working through addictions and a strong interest in working with couples and BIPOC populations, as well as folks in the 2S+LGBTQ communities.
My goal is to provide a collaborative, open and supportive space for you to explore your experiences. I am trauma informed, gender and sexuality affirming and kink and poly friendly. I strive to create space for a variety of cultural backgrounds and I can offer a sliding scale to ensure counselling isn't financially prohibitive. I work from an existential, client-centered, and feminist perspective and believe strongly that everyone is capable of healing.
(587) 805-0490 View (587) 805-0490
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Skyler Todd
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
I am most passionate about dismantling the gender/sex binary and promoting the gender health of all individuals, both trans and cis alike.
My work is guided by the belief that our stories are nested within broader social, cultural, economic, and political narratives that can diminish our personal ways of knowing the world. I aim to nurture a collaborative, transparent, and empathic space where we can be curious about the stories we tell. A space of possibility to wonder if there are more valuable stories that we could author. Guided by feminist and queer care ethics, my intention is to cultivate a transformative relationship where we can construct counter-stories that center your personal values.
I am most passionate about dismantling the gender/sex binary and promoting the gender health of all individuals, both trans and cis alike.
My work is guided by the belief that our stories are nested within broader social, cultural, economic, and political narratives that can diminish our personal ways of knowing the world. I aim to nurture a collaborative, transparent, and empathic space where we can be curious about the stories we tell. A space of possibility to wonder if there are more valuable stories that we could author. Guided by feminist and queer care ethics, my intention is to cultivate a transformative relationship where we can construct counter-stories that center your personal values.
(587) 851-0848 View (587) 851-0848
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Megan Malo
Psychologist, MA-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Do you want to explore your gender identity? I have experience with LGBTQIA+ and gender-diverse communities.
Do you ever feel like you are doing life on hard mode? That you are stuck dealing with the same problems over and over or that things are just hard? Hi, I’m Megan! I’m a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I use evidence-based strategies to help you discover what life can be like with better mental health. People are all unique, and their therapy should be the same. I use my background and experience with therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gottman’s Couples Therapy and EMDR to help you discover what will work best for you. We’ll work together every step of the way.
Do you want to explore your gender identity? I have experience with LGBTQIA+ and gender-diverse communities.
Do you ever feel like you are doing life on hard mode? That you are stuck dealing with the same problems over and over or that things are just hard? Hi, I’m Megan! I’m a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I use evidence-based strategies to help you discover what life can be like with better mental health. People are all unique, and their therapy should be the same. I use my background and experience with therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gottman’s Couples Therapy and EMDR to help you discover what will work best for you. We’ll work together every step of the way.
(587) 819-5258 View (587) 819-5258
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Queer Spirit Counselling and Therapy Services
MA-CP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
My name is Naomi Isaac (she/her), and I am a queer therapist who specializes in working with individuals who may be struggling to integrate queer and spiritual identities. Queer people from religious faith backgrounds (and their families) are often marginalized by both the queer community and their faith community, and may feel alone in the struggle they may have to understand their queerness in the context of their faith or religious upbringing. Having a therapist who is familiar with both worlds, who will respect all aspects of their identity, is crucial in working through these unique challenges in counselling.
My name is Naomi Isaac (she/her), and I am a queer therapist who specializes in working with individuals who may be struggling to integrate queer and spiritual identities. Queer people from religious faith backgrounds (and their families) are often marginalized by both the queer community and their faith community, and may feel alone in the struggle they may have to understand their queerness in the context of their faith or religious upbringing. Having a therapist who is familiar with both worlds, who will respect all aspects of their identity, is crucial in working through these unique challenges in counselling.
(825) 809-5495 View (825) 809-5495
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Coltan Thompson
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
), and LGBTQ+ issues (in addition to the issues listed below).
Are you ready to move beyond coping and toward change and healing? I help clients achieve their goals by introducing practical strategies/skills, while simultaneously working through the causes of issues so that symptoms reduce in the long term. This may involve re-evaluating your thinking, improving awareness and regulation of emotions, getting in tune with your values, identifying parts of yourself that are in conflict, or making peace with past experiences. Everyone's' needs are different, so I will work with you to create a personalized treatment approach.
), and LGBTQ+ issues (in addition to the issues listed below).
Are you ready to move beyond coping and toward change and healing? I help clients achieve their goals by introducing practical strategies/skills, while simultaneously working through the causes of issues so that symptoms reduce in the long term. This may involve re-evaluating your thinking, improving awareness and regulation of emotions, getting in tune with your values, identifying parts of yourself that are in conflict, or making peace with past experiences. Everyone's' needs are different, so I will work with you to create a personalized treatment approach.
(587) 802-3617 View (587) 802-3617
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Brittany Li
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
I am LGBTQ+, polyamory, and sex worker friendly and provide a non-judgemental environment for all of my clients.
As an Intern Mental Health Therapist and certified Grief Recovery Specialist, I strive to create a non-judgemental, validating space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions. I use an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from therapeutic models that foster strength, acceptance, and change such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and EMDR. I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, emotion dysregulation, Autism, and trauma. The majority of my experience is with adolescents and young adults, but I welcome individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
I am LGBTQ+, polyamory, and sex worker friendly and provide a non-judgemental environment for all of my clients.
As an Intern Mental Health Therapist and certified Grief Recovery Specialist, I strive to create a non-judgemental, validating space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions. I use an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from therapeutic models that foster strength, acceptance, and change such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and EMDR. I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, emotion dysregulation, Autism, and trauma. The majority of my experience is with adolescents and young adults, but I welcome individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
(587) 802-0944 View (587) 802-0944
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Forouz Salari Online Counselling & Consulting - AB
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
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Jessica Henschel
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Hi! I'm glad you're here. Speaking from experience, I know asking for help and prioritizing your mental health is hard. Facing the difficult aspects of your life is scary and it's easier to stay in the same patterns that have helped you survive. If you find those patterns aren’t working for you anymore, it could be worth it to take that leap and reach out- and I'd love to take that step with you! I work with LGBTQIA+ community members and individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. I am also trained to assess for and diagnose/treat ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Hi! I'm glad you're here. Speaking from experience, I know asking for help and prioritizing your mental health is hard. Facing the difficult aspects of your life is scary and it's easier to stay in the same patterns that have helped you survive. If you find those patterns aren’t working for you anymore, it could be worth it to take that leap and reach out- and I'd love to take that step with you! I work with LGBTQIA+ community members and individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. I am also trained to assess for and diagnose/treat ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(587) 905-0995 View (587) 905-0995
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Mateo Huezo
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
My training and specializations include using postmodern and feminist approaches, play and arts in therapy, cognitive behavioural approaches, and approaches that meet the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's Standards for Care.
Welcome! I'm so glad you found your way here. My name is Mateo Huezo and I'm a Latin Patlacheh (2 Spirit) person who works with folks across Alberta. I work with folks who are navigating issues around mood, anxiety, stress, burnout, trauma, grief, and more. Most of my work has been within 2SLGBTQ+ communities, with folks who are neurodivergent, and/or folks who are racially diverse in this society.
My training and specializations include using postmodern and feminist approaches, play and arts in therapy, cognitive behavioural approaches, and approaches that meet the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's Standards for Care.
Welcome! I'm so glad you found your way here. My name is Mateo Huezo and I'm a Latin Patlacheh (2 Spirit) person who works with folks across Alberta. I work with folks who are navigating issues around mood, anxiety, stress, burnout, trauma, grief, and more. Most of my work has been within 2SLGBTQ+ communities, with folks who are neurodivergent, and/or folks who are racially diverse in this society.
(587) 570-7991 View (587) 570-7991
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Kristy Harcourt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5M  (Online Only)
I am a fat, queer woman with deep roots in the local community.
I'm a good fit for people who are seeking affirmation and encouragement. Therapy can be a space to work on building the life you want, taking new steps: coming out, being authentic, shedding harmful ideas, changing relationships with family members, improving your relationships, building your community. Many of my clients have connections to LGBTQ and two-spirit communities and issues. You have the wisdom of your own experience. As a therapist I am a safe partner in gaining confidence, stating your needs and working towards your goals. I work with individuals and couples, adults and teens (and their parents).
I am a fat, queer woman with deep roots in the local community.
I'm a good fit for people who are seeking affirmation and encouragement. Therapy can be a space to work on building the life you want, taking new steps: coming out, being authentic, shedding harmful ideas, changing relationships with family members, improving your relationships, building your community. Many of my clients have connections to LGBTQ and two-spirit communities and issues. You have the wisdom of your own experience. As a therapist I am a safe partner in gaining confidence, stating your needs and working towards your goals. I work with individuals and couples, adults and teens (and their parents).
(587) 850-0595 View (587) 850-0595
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Jess Marie
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G  (Online Only)
My approach involves narrative therapy, trauma-informed practice, anti-oppression, disability justice, and draws on queer and feminist theories along with specialized training in non-monogamy, BDSM/kink, and sex work.
I encourage you to bring forward any topics you'd like to explore during our sessions. It is my privilege to get to support you through any number of life experiences with non-judgement, compassion, and authentic interest. My experience spans sexual assault centres, various non-profits, and most recently developing the counselling program of a medical clinic offering sexual health and gender-affirming care.
My approach involves narrative therapy, trauma-informed practice, anti-oppression, disability justice, and draws on queer and feminist theories along with specialized training in non-monogamy, BDSM/kink, and sex work.
I encourage you to bring forward any topics you'd like to explore during our sessions. It is my privilege to get to support you through any number of life experiences with non-judgement, compassion, and authentic interest. My experience spans sexual assault centres, various non-profits, and most recently developing the counselling program of a medical clinic offering sexual health and gender-affirming care.
(226) 794-5311 View (226) 794-5311
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Whitney Bryant
Psychologist, BHSc, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5A
As a queer therapist I bring lived experience, compassion & understanding to our work together.
Whatever road brought you to this page, welcome. I'm glad you are here. Do you feel lost or disconnected from yourself? Would you like to take steps to live a more authentic life? Do you want others to get to know the real you? Maybe you are wanting out of the closet, out of the shadows, or to have a space to explore your identity, sexuality or relationships. You might also be looking for a gender affirming therapist to support your journey as you begin or continue your transition. I take a holistic and anti-oppressive approach to mental health, and believe we all have the potential to grow, rewire our brains and heal.
As a queer therapist I bring lived experience, compassion & understanding to our work together.
Whatever road brought you to this page, welcome. I'm glad you are here. Do you feel lost or disconnected from yourself? Would you like to take steps to live a more authentic life? Do you want others to get to know the real you? Maybe you are wanting out of the closet, out of the shadows, or to have a space to explore your identity, sexuality or relationships. You might also be looking for a gender affirming therapist to support your journey as you begin or continue your transition. I take a holistic and anti-oppressive approach to mental health, and believe we all have the potential to grow, rewire our brains and heal.
(587) 429-9648 View (587) 429-9648
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Meghan McDonald
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5A
I take a trauma informed and affirming approach to our work together, and my specialties include grief/loss, family therapy, burnout, depression, anxiety, estrangement, complex trauma, couples therapy and LGBTQ+ concerns.
Welcome! Whatever road brought you to my profile, I'm glad you are here. Are you struggling with substance use or addictive behaviours? Are you feeling burnt out? Are you needing a safe, supportive, and calm place to talk about the challenges you are facing? I will support and help guide you to make lasting, positive and sustainable changes in your life. I take a kind and compassionate approach that gives you the space to feel truly seen and understood. Together, we can help you cultivate and advance your own strengths and capabilities, to move from existing to thriving.
I take a trauma informed and affirming approach to our work together, and my specialties include grief/loss, family therapy, burnout, depression, anxiety, estrangement, complex trauma, couples therapy and LGBTQ+ concerns.
Welcome! Whatever road brought you to my profile, I'm glad you are here. Are you struggling with substance use or addictive behaviours? Are you feeling burnt out? Are you needing a safe, supportive, and calm place to talk about the challenges you are facing? I will support and help guide you to make lasting, positive and sustainable changes in your life. I take a kind and compassionate approach that gives you the space to feel truly seen and understood. Together, we can help you cultivate and advance your own strengths and capabilities, to move from existing to thriving.
(825) 609-4939 View (825) 609-4939
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Santyna Brar
Occupational Therapist, MSc(OT), OT Reg, (Ont)
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5A  (Online Only)
I am a brown (South Asian), Queer, spiritual but not religious (SBNR), sex-positive, trauma survivor and advocate for equity and justice.
I am an Occupational Therapist (OT), Psychotherapist working in the field of spiritual/transpersonal psychology. The term "occupation" in OT does not directly refer to your job (a common misconception!). Rather, "occupations" are defined as your personally meaningful activities. I collaborate with clients who are interested in engaging in more spiritual, self-care & leisure activities to help improve their mental health. As your OT, I will combine activity engagement, spiritual care and psychotherapeutic modalities (Emotional Freedom Techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, etc.) to support your healing/recovery.
I am a brown (South Asian), Queer, spiritual but not religious (SBNR), sex-positive, trauma survivor and advocate for equity and justice.
I am an Occupational Therapist (OT), Psychotherapist working in the field of spiritual/transpersonal psychology. The term "occupation" in OT does not directly refer to your job (a common misconception!). Rather, "occupations" are defined as your personally meaningful activities. I collaborate with clients who are interested in engaging in more spiritual, self-care & leisure activities to help improve their mental health. As your OT, I will combine activity engagement, spiritual care and psychotherapeutic modalities (Emotional Freedom Techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, etc.) to support your healing/recovery.
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McKenzie Lukacs
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5A
As a queer therapist, I understand the challenges of finding inclusive support and the transformative effects of collaborative therapy. I believe the most powerful aspect of therapy is a therapeutic partnership that learns and grows together. This means that I will bring my whole self into our work together and join you in your exploration and identify the things that matter to you. Healing and growth happen in the presence of safety and being truly seen and understood. I offer an anti-oppressive, queer, intersectional, and social justice approach to counselling.
As a queer therapist, I understand the challenges of finding inclusive support and the transformative effects of collaborative therapy. I believe the most powerful aspect of therapy is a therapeutic partnership that learns and grows together. This means that I will bring my whole self into our work together and join you in your exploration and identify the things that matter to you. Healing and growth happen in the presence of safety and being truly seen and understood. I offer an anti-oppressive, queer, intersectional, and social justice approach to counselling.
(825) 808-0591 View (825) 808-0591
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Kris Smolley
Pre-Licensed Professional, B Sc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6G
Hi my name is Kris and I am non-binary with two gender presentations. I am a Mental Health Therapist working at finishing the final year of my degree from City University of Seattle. I believe that everyone is unique and because of this, the path towards healing requires a flexible approach. I specialize in working with the 2SLGBTQ+ community including queer and gender identity concerns. I also help with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self-worth, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and discrimination. I am available to see individual clients 13 years or older, couples, and families.
Hi my name is Kris and I am non-binary with two gender presentations. I am a Mental Health Therapist working at finishing the final year of my degree from City University of Seattle. I believe that everyone is unique and because of this, the path towards healing requires a flexible approach. I specialize in working with the 2SLGBTQ+ community including queer and gender identity concerns. I also help with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self-worth, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and discrimination. I am available to see individual clients 13 years or older, couples, and families.
(587) 872-7131 View (587) 872-7131
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Victor Wakarchuk
Counsellor, RCC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
As a fellow gay man, I know that there are unique challenges that can come with being a gay guy.
Are you a gay man who feels anxious, stressed and overwhelmed? Do you feel like life is passing you by while you silently suffer alone? Anxiety can feel so incredibly overwhelming. You may feel sick to your stomach or have trouble sleeping. You’re looking for relief to finally feel “you” again. The good news is that there are specific skills you can learn to not only manage the anxiety, but truly thrive. I know reaching out for support can be really difficult when you don’t know what to expect. I provide a warm, non-judgemental and shame-free counselling environment so that you feel safe and supported.
As a fellow gay man, I know that there are unique challenges that can come with being a gay guy.
Are you a gay man who feels anxious, stressed and overwhelmed? Do you feel like life is passing you by while you silently suffer alone? Anxiety can feel so incredibly overwhelming. You may feel sick to your stomach or have trouble sleeping. You’re looking for relief to finally feel “you” again. The good news is that there are specific skills you can learn to not only manage the anxiety, but truly thrive. I know reaching out for support can be really difficult when you don’t know what to expect. I provide a warm, non-judgemental and shame-free counselling environment so that you feel safe and supported.
(877) 542-8727 View (877) 542-8727
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Jordan Gruenhage
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
I believe gay men have inherent worth, and that we deserve fulfilling lives.
Are you a gay man who is overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings? Do certain situations feel triggering or remind you of a past trauma? It can feel unbearable when you’re just trying to keep it together, and hoping nobody notices when you start breathing rapidly, sweating, or shaking. Even between intense moments, there can be a low-level anxiety that feels like it’s always lurking, ready to take over at any time. Not to mention the shame about not feeling in control of your responses. The good news is that there are specific skills that can be learned to listen to your emotions and think about your past in a whole new way.
I believe gay men have inherent worth, and that we deserve fulfilling lives.
Are you a gay man who is overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings? Do certain situations feel triggering or remind you of a past trauma? It can feel unbearable when you’re just trying to keep it together, and hoping nobody notices when you start breathing rapidly, sweating, or shaking. Even between intense moments, there can be a low-level anxiety that feels like it’s always lurking, ready to take over at any time. Not to mention the shame about not feeling in control of your responses. The good news is that there are specific skills that can be learned to listen to your emotions and think about your past in a whole new way.
(877) 542-8727 View (877) 542-8727
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Ruby Rowan MSW RSW
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am non-binary and queer, and welcome members of queer and trans communities.
My approach to therapy is practical, creative, humorous, and interactive. Engaging in therapy is a vulnerable and courageous step, and I aim to foster a comfortable, collaborative process. When the tools and skills that were previously helpful are no longer working, I support clients to cultivate new coping skills, and identify potential areas for change and/or acceptance. I am a seasoned therapist who is able to draw from a variety of modalities depending on what comes up for the client.
I am non-binary and queer, and welcome members of queer and trans communities.
My approach to therapy is practical, creative, humorous, and interactive. Engaging in therapy is a vulnerable and courageous step, and I aim to foster a comfortable, collaborative process. When the tools and skills that were previously helpful are no longer working, I support clients to cultivate new coping skills, and identify potential areas for change and/or acceptance. I am a seasoned therapist who is able to draw from a variety of modalities depending on what comes up for the client.
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Robert Cey Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
I also have wide-ranging experience working with people who want to focus on personal growth and self-improvement, and I have a particular interest in LGBTQ-specific issues such as navigating the coming-out process and dealing with discrimination.
The emphasis of my practice is on working with adults, both individually and in groups, and I strive to engage with each person in a collaborative and holistic process of growth and change. I use a variety of theories and interventions, always working to find the best fit between the unique individual, the issues they face, and one or more proven, research-based approaches. My therapeutic style includes Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused, Reality, mindfulness-based, and Hypnotherapies. I have worked with clients dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, addictions, and grief and loss.
I also have wide-ranging experience working with people who want to focus on personal growth and self-improvement, and I have a particular interest in LGBTQ-specific issues such as navigating the coming-out process and dealing with discrimination.
The emphasis of my practice is on working with adults, both individually and in groups, and I strive to engage with each person in a collaborative and holistic process of growth and change. I use a variety of theories and interventions, always working to find the best fit between the unique individual, the issues they face, and one or more proven, research-based approaches. My therapeutic style includes Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused, Reality, mindfulness-based, and Hypnotherapies. I have worked with clients dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, addictions, and grief and loss.
(587) 818-5203 View (587) 818-5203
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Ebb & Flow Art Therapy
Counsellor, MPS-AT, CCC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Are you yearning to know yourself better so you can celebrate your strengths rather than focusing on your flaws? Looking for a compassionate listener? Your art making can transform the way you perceive and experience yourself, help you access your inner resources, and strengthen your relationships. I work with a creative arts, developmental, narrative, and emotionally focused lens. I am 2S + LGBTQIA affirming. I welcome clients of all ages, genders, abilities, cultural backgrounds, and ethnicities. I work with people who experience neurodivergence, trauma, anxiety, challenging life transitions, addictions, grief, and depression.
Are you yearning to know yourself better so you can celebrate your strengths rather than focusing on your flaws? Looking for a compassionate listener? Your art making can transform the way you perceive and experience yourself, help you access your inner resources, and strengthen your relationships. I work with a creative arts, developmental, narrative, and emotionally focused lens. I am 2S + LGBTQIA affirming. I welcome clients of all ages, genders, abilities, cultural backgrounds, and ethnicities. I work with people who experience neurodivergence, trauma, anxiety, challenging life transitions, addictions, grief, and depression.
(825) 305-4109 View (825) 305-4109
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Ignite Counselling & Wellness Services
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
I maintain a body positive, sex positive, poly, queer and trans friendly, safe(r) space within my practice.
At Ignite Counselling & Wellness Services we specialize in feminist, social justice focused, anti-oppressive counselling. Our team members have experience working collaboratively with clients on wide array of concerns. Please check out our website at www.ignitewellness.ca for our full bios or email hello@ignitewellness.ca for our availability.
I maintain a body positive, sex positive, poly, queer and trans friendly, safe(r) space within my practice.
At Ignite Counselling & Wellness Services we specialize in feminist, social justice focused, anti-oppressive counselling. Our team members have experience working collaboratively with clients on wide array of concerns. Please check out our website at www.ignitewellness.ca for our full bios or email hello@ignitewellness.ca for our availability.
(780) 666-7358 View (780) 666-7358
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Dr. G Peggy McFall
Registered Provisional Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I work with clients from 10 to 100 years old, and I welcome LGBTQ, Indigenous, and other ethnic communities.
Occasionally, we all experience feelings of unhappiness, restlessness, or "stuckness". Sometimes, we find ourselves struggling with a more pressing issue, such as depression, anxiety, uncomfortable expressions of anger, difficulty expressing yourself, life transitions, dealing with trauma, or you may find yourself struggling with addiction. Regardless of whether you are looking to learn how to budget or for a therapist who can help you manage symptoms of past or present trauma; I am here to help.
I work with clients from 10 to 100 years old, and I welcome LGBTQ, Indigenous, and other ethnic communities.
Occasionally, we all experience feelings of unhappiness, restlessness, or "stuckness". Sometimes, we find ourselves struggling with a more pressing issue, such as depression, anxiety, uncomfortable expressions of anger, difficulty expressing yourself, life transitions, dealing with trauma, or you may find yourself struggling with addiction. Regardless of whether you are looking to learn how to budget or for a therapist who can help you manage symptoms of past or present trauma; I am here to help.
(587) 741-2673 View (587) 741-2673
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Brittany Sales
Psychologist, MC, BA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6H
Hi, I'm Brittany and I work with individuals & couples/partners seeking support while navigating life challenges. I have experience working with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, relationships, grief/loss; & concerns associated with gender (transgender exploration; affirmation; identity), sexuality (2SLGBTQ+; BDSM/kink identity exploration), reproduction (fertility; pregnancy; post-partum), ethical non-monogamy & alternative relationship styles, & religious trauma (trauma recovery; folks who either want to transition out of their religion or who want to maintain their religious identity).
Hi, I'm Brittany and I work with individuals & couples/partners seeking support while navigating life challenges. I have experience working with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, relationships, grief/loss; & concerns associated with gender (transgender exploration; affirmation; identity), sexuality (2SLGBTQ+; BDSM/kink identity exploration), reproduction (fertility; pregnancy; post-partum), ethical non-monogamy & alternative relationship styles, & religious trauma (trauma recovery; folks who either want to transition out of their religion or who want to maintain their religious identity).
(587) 604-6272 View (587) 604-6272
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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.