LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Hamilton, ON

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Jessica Gilchrist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I see therapy as a space to speak openly about what it means to be a human. I am a therapist who values safety and understands that trust must be earned. I would like to offer you a warm, welcoming environment, where any topic can be explored without judgement. I have 7 years experience working in the mental health field with children, teens, adults and seniors. Most recently, my work has been in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, where I supported Trans and Non-Binary youth, living with complex mental health concerns.
(365) 650-7597 
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Hamilton, ON L8P
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Dan Bevan-Baker
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MA, MTA, BMus
Verified
I am a white, queer , cisgender man and settler. I value authenticity and strive to be collaborative, warm, playful, curious, and compassionate in my work with clients. I invite you to also bring any parts of your self to our shared therapy space - the hurt, the hidden, the joyful, and anything else we may discover. My approach to care is rooted in intersectional, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed frameworks. Some specializations of mine include anxiety, perfectionism, relational/attachment challenges, queer experiences, identity development, HIV/AIDS, and navigating trauma.
(289) 273-7986 
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Hamilton, ON L0R
Not accepting new clients
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Bee Kind Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified
Looking for one on one support with issues you are dealing with in your day to day life? You've come to the right place. I am a cis-gendered female, Indigenous, LGBTQ + and ADHD identified therapist who specializes in supporting your specific needs with a personalized plan of care. I work with all kinds of individuals and/or families based on their needs. If this is something you are looking for please feel free to reach out via phone, email or on my website.
(548) 800-1397 
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Hamilton, ON L0R
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Michelle Denise Winterburn
Registered Social Worker, BA Hons, MSW, RSW
Verified
LGBTQ + with over 25 years’ experience working with diverse populations, a Diploma in Human Services Counselling, Honours B.
Are you ready to get out of the loop you’ve found yourself stuck in? Do you know there is something better for you, but you can’t seem to figure out how to get there? Do you feel shackled by your past or the image others may have of you? Are you ready to access and claim your inner power?
(289) 210-7009 
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Hamilton, ON L8E
Offers online therapy
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Art of Thriving
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
My name is Alicia Pinelli, RSW, MSW and I identify as a queer person with lived experience.
You have a power within you to overcome obstacles, and thrive within the life you want for yourself. Starting counselling can be scary, intimidating and overwhelming, and that is okay. At Art of Thriving I help to create space where we can go on a journey together towards building a stronger relationship with yourself, uncovering the power that lives within you, and building towards your goals. If you are looking to decrease your stress, build a healthier and more loving relationship with your body and soul, and embark on a journey designed specifically for you, then you’re in right place.
(289) 275-9480 
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Hamilton, ON L8M
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Jennifer Thomson
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CPT, FNS
Verified
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ2S+ community and, specifically, the transgender community, helping individuals navigate the transition process.
As a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, it can be extremely difficult to find a safe space that offers kindness, understanding, and support without judgement. It is my mission to provide a safe space for the LGBTQ2S+ community to receive therapy, support, and work towards living the best life they can live. Whether you're questioning your sexuality or gender, working on coming out to loved ones, navigating a new space for the first time, or just need to work on life issues, this is a place where you can do so without fear of judgement.
(226) 786-0867 
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Hamilton, ON L8H
Offers online therapy
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Roots in Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Are you experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, or identity issues? If so, you are not alone! Life throws many challenges our way that can be overwhelming. This can lead to us experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and those around us. At Roots in Wellness, our goal is to empower you with strategies to cope with life’s difficult situations, minimize your suffering, and live a life that is meaningful to you. We have practitioners who specialize in a multitude of disciplines, including parenting, LGBTQ +, trauma, and EMDR.
(226) 503-9412 
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Hamilton, ON L9C
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Syrett
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Queer folks are taught early on to squeeze into arbitrary, prescriptive boxes that stifle our self-trust and restrict our self-expression. My goal in our work together is to create an environment where you feel safe to freely explore and liberate yourself from that box - piece by piece - so you can grow to know, accept, and love yourself, paving the way for more joy in everyday life, more fulfillment in relationships, and more self-honouring interactions with the world around you.
(226) 546-1791 
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Hamilton, ON L0R
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Emma Griffiths
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I work with adults, youth, and couples dealing with self-esteem issues, trauma, healthy relationships with ourselves and others, sense of identity, and exploring the LGBTQIA community. I work with sex workers, people in non-traditional relationships including kink and polyamorous dynamics, larger bodied and fat people, and generally, people struggling with the weight of capitalism and society's unrealistic expectations of us. I work with other people, too, and if you feel like the way I work lines up with your values, reach out.
(365) 800-6201 
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Hamilton, ON L8N
Not accepting new clients
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Alex Norris
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I’m a queer & trans person living in Toronto.
We all have stories that we tell about ourselves, our lives, and that others tell about us. Often when we’re struggling, these stories are about feeling powerless, hopeless, scared, and are full of shame and self-doubt. My therapeutic approach explores these narratives, creating space for new, richer stories to emerge. We’ll explore the stories different parts of yourself tell you, drawing you closer to your values, deconstructing your patterns and uncovering your strengths and resiliency to find new paths forward. We will build a deeper understanding of what you've been through, where you are, and where you're going.
(647) 957-9421 
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Hamilton, ON L8N
Offers online therapy
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Caitlyn Young - Now Accepting New Clients!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
I also support youth in the LGBTQ + community, including gender identity.
My goal is to give your family a safe space to work on developing skills and building relationships. I work with children and youth to develop the skills they need to cope with difficult emotions and situations, as well as empower parents to feel capable and improve relationships within the family. I provide a holistic approach to support the whole family and strongly believe that helping parents to understanding and supporting their child's identity is one of the most powerful ways of reducing risk around mental health issues.
(365) 598-5842 
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Hamilton, ON L8H
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Tess MacIsaac
Registered Social Worker, MSW, SSW, RSW
Verified
As someone who identifies as a queer femme, much of my community-based work has been alongside 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
Are you someone who's looking for support with gender or sexuality? Are you a survivor of family violence? Or, are you looking for someone to talk to about the anxieties of everyday life? I have spent the last 10 years working with these communities in various social work, advocacy and activist settings. I incorporate the principles of mindfulness during our time together, and I treat our therapeutic relationship as a collaborative, joint effort.
(289) 275-1320 
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Hamilton, ON L8H
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Alison James
Registered Psychotherapist, BAH, MA, RP
Verified
I strive to practice from an anti-racist and ableist, intersectional feminist, sex and body positive, queer and trans allied, and class conscious position.
Do you feel like you’ve gotten too far away from who you really are, or who you want to be? Together, we will bring awareness to where you have been, where you are now, and where you want to go. While insight is essential, true transformation comes not just from being aware of how the past has influenced the present, but by processing through the mental, physical, emotional, and neurological remnants of those previous experiences and embodying new ways of being. Therapy can help you gain the clarity, confidence, and courage you need to change your life.
(647) 699-5530 
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Hamilton, ON L8R
Not accepting new clients
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Aimee Chouinard
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Intergenerational), Marginalized Persons, Parenting, LGBT Plus (incl.
I am compassionate and active listener who aims to hear the truth(s) of my clients. I want to assist them in leveling up in life and building a solid foundation. It is important for my clients to be able to move beyond the past and start looking at the present and get excited about the future. My hope is that they will gain the insights they need while feeling supported. Most importantly these skills will give clients the confidence to be able to navigate concerns and challenges that are encountered in their daily lives.
(289) 275-5706 
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Hamilton, ON L9A
Offers online therapy
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Patricia (Patty) Suzanne Frazer
Registered Psychotherapist, CYW, RP
Verified
I have spent 30 years working with children, youth and their caregivers providing Mental Health treatment for a wide range of challenges facing families today. Whether it is proactively building resilience, providing age appropriate psycho-education or teaching behaviour management skills and coping strategies, I have experience with trauma, school related difficulties, emotion regulation, anger management, behaviour management, self-esteem, LGBTQ guidance and crisis. I encourage an open mind and a genuine desire to explore ones self to find strength and insight to move forward on their personal journey of life.
(289) 807-3457 
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Hamilton, ON L8R
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Erin Poole
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified
Please note that I am not currently accepting new clients. My approach is affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, collaborative, emotion-focused, and integrative, creating space for meaning-making and a diverse range of identities. I have 13 years of experience in health care, working with people of varied ethno-cultural backgrounds. I've also worked with 2S and LGBTQ + people in group settings and individually, and am part of the Hamilton Trans Health Coalition. (Please note that I'm unable to write a second letter of assessment, but can refer.) My office is in a building that is accessible and a positive space.
(289) 273-3514 
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Hamilton, ON L8N
Not accepting new clients
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Katie Ritchie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
My name is Katie Ritchie and I support individuals with a wide variety of a personal challenges in a collaborative and strength-based manner. I welcome clients with diverse needs and backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety (including intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, social phobia), depression, life transitions, addictions, and LGBT /non-binary issues.
(289) 203-2072 
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Hamilton, ON L8H
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Mitch Evans
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
I have a keen interest in understanding the sources of human suffering, as well as the tools needed to navigate and create a meaningful life. Over the last few years, I have worked in a variety of diverse social service settings, focusing primarily on adult mental health. I have supported individuals facing a variety of mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and relationship issues. I am passionate about exploring the complexities of modern relationships, supporting queer and non-monogamous folks and how we can create healthier outcomes for ourselves and loved ones.
(519) 270-9368 
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Hamilton, ON L8M
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My Kin Therapists Collective
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc
Verified
You believe you are Neurodivergent: that explains a lot about your life! You may have received a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia or identify as a HSP or Autistic. Sometimes you suffer in relationships and jobs due to difficulties in expressing your needs, asking for accommodations, or adjusting to a culture that was created for the Allistic/Neurotypical. School can be a problem. Behavioural approaches worked short tem, or you were bullied by ABA. You may be trans and/or BIPOC, and have other intersectionalities. You are looking for your "kin", or "neurokin": a therapist like you, and we can help you.
(833) 455-0834 
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Hamilton, ON L8H
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Jen Doyle
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
As a queer practitioner, I understand the challenges of the community.
My outgoing personality, empathetic nature, and positive energy, I create a space where clients feel understood and ready to make positive life changes. I has 15 years’ experience working in various mental health settings. I understand people do not anticipate sudden challenges or overwhelming emotions. During these times looking after yourself gets pushed aside, deterring us from wellness, ambitions, and happiness. My goal is to support clients re-discover their inner strength to overcome challenges in life and explore what living their best life looks like.
(548) 490-0363 
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Hamilton, ON L8N
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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in Hamilton. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.