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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BHP
Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Everyone. Yes, even you. Many of us are struggling to thrive in the world, dealing with unprecedented stress, oppression, and disconnection. I strive to offer hope to queer people, neurodivergent folks, and those living with painful trauma experiences. Let's honor your complexity, learn to heal your wounds through mindful self-compassion and find your aliveness again. I can help you root out self-shaming, and find love for yourself again. You deserve that, too.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
I help LGBTQ + adults feel empowered in their lives by reducing self-doubt, anxiety, and fear, and increasing your confidence to live a braver, bolder life.
Licensed in AZ and CO! TeleHealth appts available for Colorado based clients. TeleHealth and In-Person available for Arizona based clients. I am deeply passionate about working with emerging LGBTQ + adults who are questioning or integrating their identities and sexualities. I work with young and helping professionals who feel stuck in their job, are questioning their career path, or who may love their career but feel paralyzed by anxiety or fear of not being enough. Most importantly, I work with you. I strive to create a space and path forward that feels uniquely tailored for you.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Hi! I’m Sammy and I'm an openly queer therapist who is passionate about supporting other adults in the LGBTQ + community. I offer in-person and virtual therapy services for individuals aged 18 and older. My primary passion and area of advanced training as a therapist is LGBTQ + care, including a variety of related topics such as identity clarification, gender dysphoria, minority stress, coming out, navigating relationships, processing trauma, reducing shame, and fostering self-love. I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) but am trained in a variety of other modalities which I can use to adapt to each client’s needs.
Not accepting new clients
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CSAT, SomEx, EMDR
I work in the LGBTQ + community; with recovering people; with families impacted by addiction; with those trying to break free of exploitation and and traumatic bonding.
Based in Phoenix, I work with clients around the country and the world as licensing allows, including via Telehealth. I'm so glad you're here. The world can feel like an inhospitable home at times. Relationships can be unsettled, self-medicating can dominate, and the past can haunt like a persistent familiar ghost. Healing is necessary, because you are necessary. No matter how you may struggle - there is no one else quite like you, you are the very best at being you, you possess gifts and magic that only you can bring to the world. Therapy is about coming home to yourself - your physical body, emotional body or heart, and mind.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Discovering and disclosing your identity can be anxiety provoking. I partner with folks to navigate this journey including LGBTQIA +, Transgender , Faith Transitions, and Ex Mormon communities. Perhaps you've had questions about your identity your entire life that you've kept in the back of your mind. Or maybe some article or video just sparked something for you now. Not feeling trans enough? Can't wait to transition? It can feel daunting task to contemplate coming out. It can feel even more rewarding to live in a way that feels free and happy. I can't wait to see you happy and at peace.
Counselor, MA, LAC
As a queer , person of color, I believe in creating a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive space to assist clients in creating a life that they love. Due to the pandemic, many of us have had more time for reflection than we might have had in the past. Maybe this time of reflection has caused you to question your identity, gender or sexuality. Exploring and integrating your gender or sexuality can feel overwhelming, especially in a world that can be hostile to LGBT / Queer people, but you do not have to do it alone. Seeking help takes courage. You are courageous.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, LPC, NCC
As a proud member of the LGBTQ community, I work with those who feel alone, different, bullied, abandoned, and afraid.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Are you ready for a change for the better? Then let me help you. I work with people who feel unfulfilled and dissatisfied; people who feel frustrated in their ability to connect with others or themselves; people who feel ashamed, inauthentic, blocked, or unable to live to their fullest potential. I believe in your ability to make a difference in your life and with your life; I have devoted my career to helping people like you.
I currently work with all LGBTQ + clients in central Phoenix.
I have my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Alabama A&M University. During my professional experience, I have had the opportunity to support clients ranging from adolescents to adults. My main focus is on the therapeutic relationship with the client. I believe creating a safe space for the client and therapist to connect cultivates trust and makes the client feel validated in their journey. As a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, I can understand the challenges that comes with navigating the process of trying to best understand yourself and explore what makes you feel the most comfortable.
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, BCPC, CPT
Are LGBTQ + but also a spiritual person? Are you looking for a place that respects who you are and doesn't question your faith in the process? I specialize in helping LGBTQ + adults and teens struggling with various emotional and relational issues. I am comfortable discussing difficult topics and complex situations including grief, depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship problems with insight on how these issues intersect with one's spirituality. I also work with those who are wrestling with their faith, whether they have experienced church hurt, trauma, or are seeking to reconcile their faith and sexuality.
Not accepting new clients
Paul D Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Welcome! I specialize in working with Gay Men and LGBTQ + Adults. I also specialize in anxiety, worry and panic. If you have been looking for an LGBTQ + affirming therapist who understands the issues unique to our community, please feel free to reach out. Over the years I have had great rapport with my LGBTQ + clients.
Counselor, MC, LAC, BS, BA
I also specialize in helping gender diverse and LGB/ Queer adults.
I know that you want to feel hopeful about your future, and not haunted by your past. In order to do that, you need to find a way past, through or over your biggest challenges. The problem is you feel hopeless and trapped by what has happened. I believe that your past should not haunt you and hold you back from a great future. I understand your fears and pain which is why I have a the training and tools to help you tackle the ghosts of your past. I have helped many people create road maps through their fears and find hope in their futures.
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As a non-binary member of the LGBTQ community, I know the importance of having a provider who is genuine, empathic, warm, and understanding of the issues others in the community face.
I earned both my masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University - Phoenix. I completed my clinical internship at The University of Colorado Boulder's Counseling and Psychological Services Center where I created an integrated mental health and medical program for LGBTQ + students and Trans Care Specialty Team. I have experience working with community agencies and supports addressing a wide variety of mental health issues, including mood disorders, adolescent/young adult issues, substance use, eating disorders, and Sexual/Gender Identity concerns.
Not accepting new clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
I am an openly gay man, trauma-informed, and sex-positive Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)/psychotherapist with over ten years of experience specializing in clinical work with people living with HIV, individuals struggling with substance use disorders, as well as working with a diverse range of relationship styles.
Do you struggle to understand or name your feelings, needs, or desires? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Maybe you’re looking for an open, safe, and positive space to heal and grow from past trauma? Inclusive Therapy and Consulting Services LLC strives to create access to compassionate and quality psychotherapy services for the LGBTQIA + community, individuals living with HIV, and their supports.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Hey y’all, my name is Shay. My pronouns are they/them and I am a trans non-binary therapist. I am not accepting clients at this time but feel free to reach out for referrals or to get on a waitlist. I enjoy working with teens and young adults who are struggling with life’s challenges. I have a soft spot for the LGBTQ population and I will always hold space for them. I work with various mental health diagnoses and specialize in depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, gender dysphoria, and emotional regulation. Life is hard and we all need space and time to just focus on ourselves.
Counselor, MC, LAC
If you are seeking support for, but not limited to, stressors related to anxiety, depression, gender/sexual identity, LGBTQ + concerns, family/relationship concerns, trauma, or life changes, there is space here for you! Marissa is committed to client success and maintaining a warm environment both in-person and online. As a compassionate and attentive Licensed Associate Counselor, Marissa creates a safe and supportive environment to allow clients to reach their fullest potential.
Nai (Audrey-Paige) Smiddy
I am a non-binary Licensed Associate Counselor in Arizona, license number LAC-20028. I am currently working towards the Sex Therapist Certification and Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology at Modern Sex Therapy Institutes. My personal and professional knowledge of gender identity, transgender treatment, and human sexuality allows me the tools to help transgender and non-binary folx live authentically with self-love and acceptance. Working with the transgender and gender nonconforming community is my passion. I also provide family therapy to help partners through transitions of gender identity and build connection with true acceptance of
I specialize in working with LGBTQIA +, gender non-conforming, and non-monogamous people. I am a queer , non-binary, non-monogamous, white therapist who practices from an anti-oppressive lens to empower clients.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCC, LPC, NCC
I have a passion for serving those who identify as LGBTQ +, POC, and persons seeking Gender-affirming or Poly affirming care.
Hello, I'm Monique Mort (She/Her), and I'm a licensed therapist who is dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all individuals. My focus is on helping people who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, racial trauma, family/relational problems, and ethical non-monogamy. I provide services for Individuals, Couples and Families. I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have been practicing therapy for over 15 years.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
I'd like to help you take your narrative back from cultural and family conditioning and live more dynamically. My approach is respectful, creative, and evidence-based. I view my clients as equals and see myself as a collaborator rather than a clinically-distanced authority figure. I am grateful to serve many clients in the LGBTQIA + population.
Lindsey R Buckman
I have received extensive training in the areas of care giving, chronic illness, infertility, trauma, couples/relationship concerns, Lesbian , Gay , Bisexual and Transgender Issues, compulsive overeating/binge eating, and third party reproduction.
As a psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and help you find ways to be your best self. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can use them to better understand and resolve the current challenges in your life. By working collaboratively, we will work to adjust behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Do LGBTQ-affirmative therapists receive special training?
Yes. Many therapists who practice LGBTQ-affirmative therapy have completed specialized training, either during their degree program 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 marginalization 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 specialized training or experience in providing support to queer individuals, couples or families.