LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Beverly Hills, CA

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Rachel Lipstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized experience treating clients with eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as the LGBTQ+ community, relationship difficulties, and acute, complex, and intergenerational trauma. I am a firm believer that no mental health concern or symptom is illogical or unreasonable, and that all types of emotional pain can be understood by looking deeper at the greater context of life experiences. I will never pathologize your pain.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized experience treating clients with eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as the LGBTQ+ community, relationship difficulties, and acute, complex, and intergenerational trauma. I am a firm believer that no mental health concern or symptom is illogical or unreasonable, and that all types of emotional pain can be understood by looking deeper at the greater context of life experiences. I will never pathologize your pain.
(310) 750-4860 View (310) 750-4860
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John Cabonce
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, ASW, PPS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
I specialize in working with LGBTQ+, trauma survivors, teens, adults, and couples.
Welcome clients! Do traumatic memories impact different areas of your life? You tried so hard to cope with them, and yet they still affect you, your relationships, and your hopes for the future. The trauma limits your capacity to move on to the next chapter and hold you back from creating your preferred life story. The trauma does not get the final say on how you live your life. What if I tell you that you are able to reclaim that life you have always wanted, as you get in touch with your strengths and values in a safe space to create your solutions and build hope. You are the author of your story! Let me help you write it.
I specialize in working with LGBTQ+, trauma survivors, teens, adults, and couples.
Welcome clients! Do traumatic memories impact different areas of your life? You tried so hard to cope with them, and yet they still affect you, your relationships, and your hopes for the future. The trauma limits your capacity to move on to the next chapter and hold you back from creating your preferred life story. The trauma does not get the final say on how you live your life. What if I tell you that you are able to reclaim that life you have always wanted, as you get in touch with your strengths and values in a safe space to create your solutions and build hope. You are the author of your story! Let me help you write it.
(442) 233-3895 View (442) 233-3895
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Jason Levine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
My expertise is in working with those with addictions, smoking cessation, gay/lesbian Issues, and anger management.
I began my private practice with one purpose in mind: to treat clients with respect for the possibility of change in their lives. It is my belief that the best treatment includes the development of a trusting relationship. I am here to support you in creating a life of courage in which you can tackle the obstacles that have limited your potential. I empower individuals to replace feelings of hopelessness with hope for a brighter future. Together, we can forge a plan that will lead to a much more fulfilling life experience.
My expertise is in working with those with addictions, smoking cessation, gay/lesbian Issues, and anger management.
I began my private practice with one purpose in mind: to treat clients with respect for the possibility of change in their lives. It is my belief that the best treatment includes the development of a trusting relationship. I am here to support you in creating a life of courage in which you can tackle the obstacles that have limited your potential. I empower individuals to replace feelings of hopelessness with hope for a brighter future. Together, we can forge a plan that will lead to a much more fulfilling life experience.
(424) 835-6482 View (424) 835-6482
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Brian Carpenter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
Are you an LGBT person who struggles with coming out, doubts your own self-worth, believes others' negative opinions, or is affected by prejudice and discrimination? I help LGBT folks to be proud of who they are and to empower themselves.
I work with individuals and couples. I address such questions as: Are you having difficulties in your relationships? Do you experience anxiety or depression? Do you just want to feel better about yourself and reach your full potential? And I'm especially qualified to help Creative and LGBT people. Are you a Creative person with high standards for yourself or who has a hard time dealing with rejection? As a long-time member of SAG-AFTRA, I help you to recognize that being creative is hard and to strive for excellence instead of "perfection."
Are you an LGBT person who struggles with coming out, doubts your own self-worth, believes others' negative opinions, or is affected by prejudice and discrimination? I help LGBT folks to be proud of who they are and to empower themselves.
I work with individuals and couples. I address such questions as: Are you having difficulties in your relationships? Do you experience anxiety or depression? Do you just want to feel better about yourself and reach your full potential? And I'm especially qualified to help Creative and LGBT people. Are you a Creative person with high standards for yourself or who has a hard time dealing with rejection? As a long-time member of SAG-AFTRA, I help you to recognize that being creative is hard and to strive for excellence instead of "perfection."
(323) 498-1290 View (323) 498-1290
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Danny Haloossim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
I have eight years of experience running therapy groups, ranging in topics from addiction to LGBT issues.
I believe in an approach to psychotherapy that is empathetic, collaborative and tailored to an individual's unique needs, where you feel understood from the first meeting. My approach recognizes the importance of the relationship between us, where therapy is an opportunity to make changes in our relationships by working within one in a therapeutic environment where you feel respected and supported. Life can be painful and challenging; my goal is to provide a space that feels safe and non-judgmental in order to experiment with new ways of thinking, gain insight, and have a happier, healthier, and fuller life.
I have eight years of experience running therapy groups, ranging in topics from addiction to LGBT issues.
I believe in an approach to psychotherapy that is empathetic, collaborative and tailored to an individual's unique needs, where you feel understood from the first meeting. My approach recognizes the importance of the relationship between us, where therapy is an opportunity to make changes in our relationships by working within one in a therapeutic environment where you feel respected and supported. Life can be painful and challenging; my goal is to provide a space that feels safe and non-judgmental in order to experiment with new ways of thinking, gain insight, and have a happier, healthier, and fuller life.
(323) 310-2992 View (323) 310-2992
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Aaron Jimenez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) who graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. My clinical experience has been honed at AIDS Project Los Angeles and The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, two widely renowned sites where I served the diverse populations of Los Angeles in the company of exceptionally skilled colleagues. I combine my professional knowledge and personal experience to create a safe and encouraging space for clients to grow, process and gain insight.
I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) who graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. My clinical experience has been honed at AIDS Project Los Angeles and The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, two widely renowned sites where I served the diverse populations of Los Angeles in the company of exceptionally skilled colleagues. I combine my professional knowledge and personal experience to create a safe and encouraging space for clients to grow, process and gain insight.
(619) 268-4995 View (619) 268-4995
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Alex Barragan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I have extensive experience in addressing LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, grief, loss, immigrant and first-generation concerns, relationship dynamics, adjustment difficulties, behavioral challenges, and trauma.
Hey there! I'm all about creating a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and make some positive changes. I use an evidence-based approach to help you tackle whatever challenges life throws your way. We'll work together to unravel the complexities of life and get you back in control, living a more fulfilling life. Life can throw some tough stuff at us, but I'm here to help you navigate through it in a relaxed and collaborative way. I aim to give you the tools to face life head-on and find fulfillment and self-discovery. We'll team up and use personalized strategies to get you on a path to a more resilient and satisfying life.
I have extensive experience in addressing LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, grief, loss, immigrant and first-generation concerns, relationship dynamics, adjustment difficulties, behavioral challenges, and trauma.
Hey there! I'm all about creating a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and make some positive changes. I use an evidence-based approach to help you tackle whatever challenges life throws your way. We'll work together to unravel the complexities of life and get you back in control, living a more fulfilling life. Life can throw some tough stuff at us, but I'm here to help you navigate through it in a relaxed and collaborative way. I aim to give you the tools to face life head-on and find fulfillment and self-discovery. We'll team up and use personalized strategies to get you on a path to a more resilient and satisfying life.
(323) 310-9646 View (323) 310-9646
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Elizabeth Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Elizabeth. My pronouns are they/them/elle. I identify as a bicultural nonbinary therapist (Mexican-American). I have worked with the queer community for several years connecting clients to not only mental health, but medical gender affirming care as well.
Hello, my name is Elizabeth. My pronouns are they/them/elle. I identify as a bicultural nonbinary therapist (Mexican-American). I have worked with the queer community for several years connecting clients to not only mental health, but medical gender affirming care as well.
(619) 350-0309 View (619) 350-0309
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Rainer Geissler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90209  (Online Only)
I'm proud to support the LGBTQ+, sex-positive, polyamorous, and non-monogamy communities and consider sexuality to be an important part of life that should be fun for everyone.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. I strive to create an environment of compassion, authenticity and understanding, inclusive and welcoming to all clients. In working with me, you will identify the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and beliefs that are preventing you from living joyfully. I work with you to help you discover your strengths and capabilities so that you can live a life that is meaningful, rewarding and free from conflict. I believe that therapy must be engaging, non-judgmental, and supportive to facilitate growth.
I'm proud to support the LGBTQ+, sex-positive, polyamorous, and non-monogamy communities and consider sexuality to be an important part of life that should be fun for everyone.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. I strive to create an environment of compassion, authenticity and understanding, inclusive and welcoming to all clients. In working with me, you will identify the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and beliefs that are preventing you from living joyfully. I work with you to help you discover your strengths and capabilities so that you can live a life that is meaningful, rewarding and free from conflict. I believe that therapy must be engaging, non-judgmental, and supportive to facilitate growth.
(415) 322-0761 View (415) 322-0761
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Macayla Meyers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community with lived experience, I am committed to providing compassionate and affirming care to this population.
Are racing thoughts keeping you up night? Tired of ER visits from panic attacks? Struggling to focus or pay attention? Feeling overwhelmed in crowds? Overall lack of motivation or energy? Do your emotions feel like a rollercoaster? Spending more time on hold or waitlists instead of getting the card you need? Take the first step and Book a consultation today - leave the rest up to us! Every client gets a personal concierge and other exclusive benefits. Schedule to learn more. All inclusive mental health and primary care. Appointments available 7 days per week for returning clients. Every client gets a personal concierge.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community with lived experience, I am committed to providing compassionate and affirming care to this population.
Are racing thoughts keeping you up night? Tired of ER visits from panic attacks? Struggling to focus or pay attention? Feeling overwhelmed in crowds? Overall lack of motivation or energy? Do your emotions feel like a rollercoaster? Spending more time on hold or waitlists instead of getting the card you need? Take the first step and Book a consultation today - leave the rest up to us! Every client gets a personal concierge and other exclusive benefits. Schedule to learn more. All inclusive mental health and primary care. Appointments available 7 days per week for returning clients. Every client gets a personal concierge.
(949) 776-8428 View (949) 776-8428
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Brian Loveless
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist who work with kids, teens, adults, and romantic partners. My goal is to create a safe, trusting, and uplifting environment for my clients to grow, gain insight and make meaningful change. Through collaboration, I feel that we all have the ability to heal from our pasts and learn and grow in the present. I have a strong passion for working with the LGBTQ community and I specialize in LGBTQ issues including gender identity and body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, trauma.
I am a licensed therapist who work with kids, teens, adults, and romantic partners. My goal is to create a safe, trusting, and uplifting environment for my clients to grow, gain insight and make meaningful change. Through collaboration, I feel that we all have the ability to heal from our pasts and learn and grow in the present. I have a strong passion for working with the LGBTQ community and I specialize in LGBTQ issues including gender identity and body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, trauma.
(323) 843-7810 View (323) 843-7810
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Jeremy Thacker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I specialize in helping people struggling with sexuality & relationships, grief/loss, and LGBTQ+ issues. That includes anyone who has grown up feeling unaccepted as their authentic self or experienced the loss of a loved one. I especially understand the deep impact of childhood trauma and how to approach healing. I believe healing begins with connection. Good therapy is a safe place where all parts of you are welcome! The trust we build together comes with an open invitation to explore the protected parts of yourself at your own pace.
I specialize in helping people struggling with sexuality & relationships, grief/loss, and LGBTQ+ issues. That includes anyone who has grown up feeling unaccepted as their authentic self or experienced the loss of a loved one. I especially understand the deep impact of childhood trauma and how to approach healing. I believe healing begins with connection. Good therapy is a safe place where all parts of you are welcome! The trust we build together comes with an open invitation to explore the protected parts of yourself at your own pace.
(323) 834-2420 View (323) 834-2420
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David Blacker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
As a gay dad and former advertising executive of 20+ years, I bring a unique perspective to my diverse client base.
Life is messy. Relationships are hard. Pandemics are lonely. And parenting...? Don’t even get me started! If you're feeling like societal expectations are consistently setting you up for failure, I get it... and I assure you that you are not alone. If you've gotten this far in my profile, I imagine it's because you have a different story you'd rather be telling yourself right now — one where you are thriving and not merely surviving. If this resonates, give me a call. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can determine if my therapeutic style is a good fit for your current needs.
As a gay dad and former advertising executive of 20+ years, I bring a unique perspective to my diverse client base.
Life is messy. Relationships are hard. Pandemics are lonely. And parenting...? Don’t even get me started! If you're feeling like societal expectations are consistently setting you up for failure, I get it... and I assure you that you are not alone. If you've gotten this far in my profile, I imagine it's because you have a different story you'd rather be telling yourself right now — one where you are thriving and not merely surviving. If this resonates, give me a call. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can determine if my therapeutic style is a good fit for your current needs.
(310) 929-6431 View (310) 929-6431
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John D Berndt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210  (Online Only)
I trained at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and interned at the Southern California Counseling Center.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist helping couples who are repeatedly caught in conflict find better ways of communicating. I enjoy helping couples work together toward changing their interactions to more positive, more productive and less stressful patterns of communication. I strive to create a collaborative, nonjudgmental space where both members of a couple will feel heard and understood. I also help individuals connect with others, strengthen their core identity and live more authentic lives. I love helping people create stronger, more meaningful relationships with themselves and with others.
I trained at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and interned at the Southern California Counseling Center.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist helping couples who are repeatedly caught in conflict find better ways of communicating. I enjoy helping couples work together toward changing their interactions to more positive, more productive and less stressful patterns of communication. I strive to create a collaborative, nonjudgmental space where both members of a couple will feel heard and understood. I also help individuals connect with others, strengthen their core identity and live more authentic lives. I love helping people create stronger, more meaningful relationships with themselves and with others.
(323) 312-5199 View (323) 312-5199
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Thomas Charles Keenan-Hunt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
41 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I work with individuals and couples, specializing in gay male/LGBTQ populations.
Are you feeling stuck in relationships, jobs, or entrenched beliefs about yourself that may not be valid? Unhealthy thoughts, feelings, behaviors and attachments can create patterns that lead to anxiety, depression, addiction and more. The definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.” If you want to break the cycle, therapy can be a powerful tool in helping you identify problem areas and begin your personal transformation. The process begins with having someone who will listen, understand your needs, uncover stressors and seek solutions.
I work with individuals and couples, specializing in gay male/LGBTQ populations.
Are you feeling stuck in relationships, jobs, or entrenched beliefs about yourself that may not be valid? Unhealthy thoughts, feelings, behaviors and attachments can create patterns that lead to anxiety, depression, addiction and more. The definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.” If you want to break the cycle, therapy can be a powerful tool in helping you identify problem areas and begin your personal transformation. The process begins with having someone who will listen, understand your needs, uncover stressors and seek solutions.
(323) 839-1214 View (323) 839-1214
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Joe Taravella
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I’ve also trained other psychologists and have a special interest and experience working with individuals and couples looking to create families, and the LGBTQ population.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth and fulfillment with me? I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who embodies a compassionate, understanding, and respectful therapeutic approach with all my clients. My expertise lies in identifying and treating psychological, emotional, and relationship issues, and I have been instrumental in getting individuals to achieve breakthroughs by revealing toxic secrets and long-standing issues. Our work together will enhance your ability to effectively communicate, identify triggers, break maladaptive patterns, and achieve your greatest potential in life.
I’ve also trained other psychologists and have a special interest and experience working with individuals and couples looking to create families, and the LGBTQ population.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth and fulfillment with me? I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who embodies a compassionate, understanding, and respectful therapeutic approach with all my clients. My expertise lies in identifying and treating psychological, emotional, and relationship issues, and I have been instrumental in getting individuals to achieve breakthroughs by revealing toxic secrets and long-standing issues. Our work together will enhance your ability to effectively communicate, identify triggers, break maladaptive patterns, and achieve your greatest potential in life.
(310) 773-9780 View (310) 773-9780
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Lyndsey Doolen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I'm a trauma-informed LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist with specialized training in the exploration of gender, sexuality, and internalized oppression through an intersectional and culturally sensitive lens.
I'm a therapist because therapy saved my life. Through that lived experience, and with education and training, I help clients improve their relationship with themselves and others, navigating issues related to trauma, gender, sexuality, ENM, dating, boundaries, and self-worth. My clients are thoughtful people who have done the best they can on their own and are looking for additional support. They seek to expand their perspective, to feel differently in the world, and want lasting change. Together we'll create that change, and I firmly believe in your inherent worth, power, and self-determination to facilitate the shift you seek.
I'm a trauma-informed LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist with specialized training in the exploration of gender, sexuality, and internalized oppression through an intersectional and culturally sensitive lens.
I'm a therapist because therapy saved my life. Through that lived experience, and with education and training, I help clients improve their relationship with themselves and others, navigating issues related to trauma, gender, sexuality, ENM, dating, boundaries, and self-worth. My clients are thoughtful people who have done the best they can on their own and are looking for additional support. They seek to expand their perspective, to feel differently in the world, and want lasting change. Together we'll create that change, and I firmly believe in your inherent worth, power, and self-determination to facilitate the shift you seek.
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Dr. Peter Kassel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
I also specialize in offering services to mental health professionals, physicians and other healthcare providers, LGBTQ individuals, academics, and those in the creative arts.
With over 25 years of practice experience, I provide psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and couples. The therapeutic approach I use is integrative, combining different perspectives that are proven effective by researchers. Typical goals include helping you to reduce distress, decrease self-defeating thoughts, feelings and actions, increase happiness and satisfaction, improve self-understanding and acceptance, enhance resilience and emotional control, and increase hope about your future. My professional style is empathic, interactive, and engaging. I enjoy and appreciate my job helping people move closer to their values and goals.
I also specialize in offering services to mental health professionals, physicians and other healthcare providers, LGBTQ individuals, academics, and those in the creative arts.
With over 25 years of practice experience, I provide psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and couples. The therapeutic approach I use is integrative, combining different perspectives that are proven effective by researchers. Typical goals include helping you to reduce distress, decrease self-defeating thoughts, feelings and actions, increase happiness and satisfaction, improve self-understanding and acceptance, enhance resilience and emotional control, and increase hope about your future. My professional style is empathic, interactive, and engaging. I enjoy and appreciate my job helping people move closer to their values and goals.
(323) 544-5084 View (323) 544-5084
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Cynthia A. Levy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Individual & group topics included: Parent Education; sexual orientation/gender identity, all ages (LGBTQ & ally community, PFLAG); life-span changes (career & academic transitions, "failure to launch," "empty nest," menopause, etc.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who places greatest value in establishing an empathic, warm, & respectful environment (while modeling firm, healthy boundaries) for clients & their families. Over the last 7 years I've treated adults, children, teens, couples, families, & groups in a private practice setting. My strength-based, collaborative approach drawing on numerous techniques (CBT, DBT, Fam Systems, etc.) helps clients get the most from therapy & allows tailoring our work to your needs. When beneficial and appropriate, I work to foster a "team approach," encouraging good communication w/other members of a client's daily life (i.e. other practitioners/physicians, family, teachers, etc.).
Individual & group topics included: Parent Education; sexual orientation/gender identity, all ages (LGBTQ & ally community, PFLAG); life-span changes (career & academic transitions, "failure to launch," "empty nest," menopause, etc.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who places greatest value in establishing an empathic, warm, & respectful environment (while modeling firm, healthy boundaries) for clients & their families. Over the last 7 years I've treated adults, children, teens, couples, families, & groups in a private practice setting. My strength-based, collaborative approach drawing on numerous techniques (CBT, DBT, Fam Systems, etc.) helps clients get the most from therapy & allows tailoring our work to your needs. When beneficial and appropriate, I work to foster a "team approach," encouraging good communication w/other members of a client's daily life (i.e. other practitioners/physicians, family, teachers, etc.).
(818) 962-6438 x101 View (818) 962-6438 x101
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Viktoria Cicolli
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the celebration of LGBTQIA+ identities and relationships, fostering a positive and nurturing environment for all.
I'd like to begin by praising you for reaching this juncture in your journey. Embarking on the quest to find the right therapist can often be fraught with stress and anxiety, and the task of discovering a suitable match can sometimes appear insurmountable. In my perspective, one of the fundamental tenets of psychotherapy is the creation of a secure, collaborative, and mutually respectful partnership where significant personal development can flourish.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the celebration of LGBTQIA+ identities and relationships, fostering a positive and nurturing environment for all.
I'd like to begin by praising you for reaching this juncture in your journey. Embarking on the quest to find the right therapist can often be fraught with stress and anxiety, and the task of discovering a suitable match can sometimes appear insurmountable. In my perspective, one of the fundamental tenets of psychotherapy is the creation of a secure, collaborative, and mutually respectful partnership where significant personal development can flourish.
(310) 906-2740 View (310) 906-2740

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LGBTQ+ Therapists

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.