LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Century City, CA

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LGBTpsychologist.com - Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067  (Online Only)
As an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist, I understand how anxiety and low self esteem can be unrelenting companions, whispering worst-case scenarios and drowning out the voice of reason. The knots in your stomach, the racing heart, the feeling of impending doom. The weight of sadness can be suffocating, draining your energy and leaving you in a constant state of emotional numbness. Through our sessions, I will help you uncover the roots of your anxiety and sadness, providing you with coping strategies to manage their grip on your life. I want you to know that there is hope beyond this darkness and we will find it together.
As an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist, I understand how anxiety and low self esteem can be unrelenting companions, whispering worst-case scenarios and drowning out the voice of reason. The knots in your stomach, the racing heart, the feeling of impending doom. The weight of sadness can be suffocating, draining your energy and leaving you in a constant state of emotional numbness. Through our sessions, I will help you uncover the roots of your anxiety and sadness, providing you with coping strategies to manage their grip on your life. I want you to know that there is hope beyond this darkness and we will find it together.
(310) 692-7017 View (310) 692-7017
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Liz Selzer-Lang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Century City, CA 90067
LGBTQ+ and ENM allied.
My approach to therapy is relational and authentic. While research suggests ‘successful’ therapy is less about modality than the therapeutic alliance, I offer proven techniques from psychodynamic, CBT, and somatic therapies to help you cultivate what we all want--good feelings that last. If your history includes neglect/abuse or other forms of trauma, you may learn ways to calm your nervous system, tolerate difficult feeling states, and thrive at work and in healthy relationships.
LGBTQ+ and ENM allied.
My approach to therapy is relational and authentic. While research suggests ‘successful’ therapy is less about modality than the therapeutic alliance, I offer proven techniques from psychodynamic, CBT, and somatic therapies to help you cultivate what we all want--good feelings that last. If your history includes neglect/abuse or other forms of trauma, you may learn ways to calm your nervous system, tolerate difficult feeling states, and thrive at work and in healthy relationships.
(424) 400-7837 View (424) 400-7837
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Meisha (Mechelle) Thrasher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Century City, CA 90067  (Online Only)
We advocate for LGBTQIA and vulnerable clients and are committed to expanding access to supportive services that grow potential.
I am a Mindfulness and Trauma Resilience trainer who believes success and happiness result from a balanced mindset. Being stuck in unhealthy patterns, failing to accomplish the change we desire, or sustaining the nurturing relationships we deserve are all issues we expect to resolve on our own, but when we can't we feel defeated. Therapy is support that helps unearth our own best solutions while increasing skills and practices that grow fulfillment.
We advocate for LGBTQIA and vulnerable clients and are committed to expanding access to supportive services that grow potential.
I am a Mindfulness and Trauma Resilience trainer who believes success and happiness result from a balanced mindset. Being stuck in unhealthy patterns, failing to accomplish the change we desire, or sustaining the nurturing relationships we deserve are all issues we expect to resolve on our own, but when we can't we feel defeated. Therapy is support that helps unearth our own best solutions while increasing skills and practices that grow fulfillment.
(323) 736-4464 View (323) 736-4464
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Stephanie Mason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067  (Online Only)
I also hold an array of clinical expertise in dealing with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, stress management, LGBTQIA+ issues, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and much more.
New beginnings can often be disguised as painful endings. I work closely with those who have been through tragic events, suffered childhood abuse, those who have been victimized by others, as well as those who might feel like they have nowhere left to turn. My goal is to help you find your inner strength, and to courageously be free to display it and be proud. I am empathetic to my client’s needs, ambitious to provide support, and offer a nonjudgmental space for you to share and truly be heard.
I also hold an array of clinical expertise in dealing with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, stress management, LGBTQIA+ issues, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and much more.
New beginnings can often be disguised as painful endings. I work closely with those who have been through tragic events, suffered childhood abuse, those who have been victimized by others, as well as those who might feel like they have nowhere left to turn. My goal is to help you find your inner strength, and to courageously be free to display it and be proud. I am empathetic to my client’s needs, ambitious to provide support, and offer a nonjudgmental space for you to share and truly be heard.
(626) 247-3135 View (626) 247-3135
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Greg Stanford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Century City, CA 90067
Perhaps the most important variable in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. When meeting with new clients, I aim to establish a close and accountable working relationship as a basis for ongoing growth in your life. I give and welcome a lot of feedback, which improves the therapeutic relationship.
Perhaps the most important variable in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. When meeting with new clients, I aim to establish a close and accountable working relationship as a basis for ongoing growth in your life. I give and welcome a lot of feedback, which improves the therapeutic relationship.
(310) 858-3831 x116 View (310) 858-3831 x116
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Joanna Gillis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067
I believe everyone can use some extra support sometimes. Whether you are seeking therapy to address a specific issue or because life feels overwhelming in general, I am here to help you identify your strengths, figure out how to cope with challenges, and guide you to increase your self esteem. Everyone's needs are unique, and I use a variety of evidence-based modalities. I provide a safe space for people to explore their deepest vulnerabilities with me. I am an empathetic listener, sensitive, compassionate, and I value the power of humor.
I believe everyone can use some extra support sometimes. Whether you are seeking therapy to address a specific issue or because life feels overwhelming in general, I am here to help you identify your strengths, figure out how to cope with challenges, and guide you to increase your self esteem. Everyone's needs are unique, and I use a variety of evidence-based modalities. I provide a safe space for people to explore their deepest vulnerabilities with me. I am an empathetic listener, sensitive, compassionate, and I value the power of humor.
(424) 338-9658 View (424) 338-9658
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Julien Fyhrie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Century City, CA 90067
I specialize in helping people overcome their anxiety both by managing the symptoms and understanding the underlying causes. I have a special interest in working with men who are starting therapy for the first time and are not sure where to begin in addressing their concerns.
I specialize in helping people overcome their anxiety both by managing the symptoms and understanding the underlying causes. I have a special interest in working with men who are starting therapy for the first time and are not sure where to begin in addressing their concerns.
(323) 498-1210 View (323) 498-1210
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Molly Cahan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Century City, CA 90067
Life can be very difficult and relationships can be the source of much joy, but also of much pain. Talking about your problems with a non-judgmental, understanding, caring, and well-trained professional can help with life's questions, pain, and problems. I enjoy using a collaborative approach to help people find their own meanings. I specialize in working with young adults facing life's transitions and the accompanying feelings, fears, and decisions. I will work with you to process challenges with relationships and work through feelings of fear, uncertainty, and loneliness.
Life can be very difficult and relationships can be the source of much joy, but also of much pain. Talking about your problems with a non-judgmental, understanding, caring, and well-trained professional can help with life's questions, pain, and problems. I enjoy using a collaborative approach to help people find their own meanings. I specialize in working with young adults facing life's transitions and the accompanying feelings, fears, and decisions. I will work with you to process challenges with relationships and work through feelings of fear, uncertainty, and loneliness.
(424) 903-1568 View (424) 903-1568
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Rima Simon Individual and Couple Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBSR
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067
As a psychotherapist I help you sort through your feelings of confusion, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and/or life transitions so you can manage your unique circumstances with more understanding, acceptance and ease.
As a psychotherapist I help you sort through your feelings of confusion, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and/or life transitions so you can manage your unique circumstances with more understanding, acceptance and ease.
(818) 698-2559 View (818) 698-2559
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Maria Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NMP, CGP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Century City, CA 90067
Are you tired of traditional talk therapy? Overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, or fear and stress? Maybe you feel like you've already done "so much work on yourself" and yet you still engage in some self-defeating patterns. This may show up in dating the same dysfunctional type of person, or acting out childhood patterns at work, overworking to please your boss without being recognized. You may lack patience or sometimes get impatient with your partner/children, the same way your parents were with you. Or maybe you shut down when you need to speak up, since many of us were taught to be "good little girls and boys". I can help.
Are you tired of traditional talk therapy? Overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, or fear and stress? Maybe you feel like you've already done "so much work on yourself" and yet you still engage in some self-defeating patterns. This may show up in dating the same dysfunctional type of person, or acting out childhood patterns at work, overworking to please your boss without being recognized. You may lack patience or sometimes get impatient with your partner/children, the same way your parents were with you. Or maybe you shut down when you need to speak up, since many of us were taught to be "good little girls and boys". I can help.
(310) 846-8954 View (310) 846-8954
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Helen Grusd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067
I believe positive changes happen when a client is committed to learning and growing. Clients who want to expand and enrich themselves through therapy, no matter what their diagnosis or life challenges are, are the clients with which I work well.and see effective changes.
I believe positive changes happen when a client is committed to learning and growing. Clients who want to expand and enrich themselves through therapy, no matter what their diagnosis or life challenges are, are the clients with which I work well.and see effective changes.
(310) 475-2450 View (310) 475-2450
Photo of Patricia Ann Matthew, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Patricia Ann Matthew
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067  (Online Only)
Life is not always a straight line and the dots don't always connect in order and yet you can work through life transitions and THRIVE. I want to help you discover your strengths that you already have and find the life that is purposeful, meaningful and have more joy. Please call me and let's talk about how I can help you through life's stressors, whether it's work/life balance, relationships, health, interpersonal, depression, grief, or anger. I am here as your support, advocate, and sounding board in a trusting environment.
Life is not always a straight line and the dots don't always connect in order and yet you can work through life transitions and THRIVE. I want to help you discover your strengths that you already have and find the life that is purposeful, meaningful and have more joy. Please call me and let's talk about how I can help you through life's stressors, whether it's work/life balance, relationships, health, interpersonal, depression, grief, or anger. I am here as your support, advocate, and sounding board in a trusting environment.
(323) 988-0597 View (323) 988-0597
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Jenny Taitz
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067
In my mind, the ideal psychologist is validating, transparent, practical, and experienced. As both a board certified CBT and DBT therapist, I teach tangible tools to get "unstuck" based on scientific research within a nonjudgmental, warm, environment. My hope is to help you move toward the life you want and create some distance from the thoughts and behaviors that might get in your way. My goal isn't only to help you feel better, but to holistically live better. I really enjoy working with college and graduate students, people pursuing life changes (such as career, relationship), and individuals facing medical problems.
In my mind, the ideal psychologist is validating, transparent, practical, and experienced. As both a board certified CBT and DBT therapist, I teach tangible tools to get "unstuck" based on scientific research within a nonjudgmental, warm, environment. My hope is to help you move toward the life you want and create some distance from the thoughts and behaviors that might get in your way. My goal isn't only to help you feel better, but to holistically live better. I really enjoy working with college and graduate students, people pursuing life changes (such as career, relationship), and individuals facing medical problems.
(646) 798-1322 View (646) 798-1322
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Larry Levi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067
My goal as a therapist is to help you make positive and lasting changes in your life. You will find me engaged, competent, and collaborative. I have a good sense of humor, am compassionate but am also willing to ask you the difficult questions. I work with my clients to clarify their inner values and locate and develop inner strength and courage to make the changes they want to live more rich and fulfilling lives.
My goal as a therapist is to help you make positive and lasting changes in your life. You will find me engaged, competent, and collaborative. I have a good sense of humor, am compassionate but am also willing to ask you the difficult questions. I work with my clients to clarify their inner values and locate and develop inner strength and courage to make the changes they want to live more rich and fulfilling lives.
(323) 209-5955 View (323) 209-5955
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www.Chelsea CanningLCSW.com
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCM, C-ASWCM
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Century City, CA 90067  (Online Only)
We all need a little help from time to time to pull ourselves out of our...grief, trauma, depression, confusing thoughts, self criticism, intense feelings, and improve our relationship with ourselves and others. Helping ease your painful moments is the most important work we can accomplish together. Sometimes we just need someone to stand by us, assure us that it's going to be okay and guide us through the tough parts. Please give me a call today, we can see how to work together for a better quality of life.
We all need a little help from time to time to pull ourselves out of our...grief, trauma, depression, confusing thoughts, self criticism, intense feelings, and improve our relationship with ourselves and others. Helping ease your painful moments is the most important work we can accomplish together. Sometimes we just need someone to stand by us, assure us that it's going to be okay and guide us through the tough parts. Please give me a call today, we can see how to work together for a better quality of life.
(424) 338-9400 View (424) 338-9400
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Daniel Factor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Century City, CA 90067
Here's what I want you to know: You were born ready and able to be happy, and have a satisfying life--that's natures way. And, yet, at any point in life there can be many 'causes & reasons' for life turning in a different direction; and there can be many kinds of 'symptoms & behaviors’ that emerge when things go sideways; and when this occurs, we all can use some support to get back on track. For right now, just know that reaching for support is itself a sign of strength, and is also built into our human nature.
Here's what I want you to know: You were born ready and able to be happy, and have a satisfying life--that's natures way. And, yet, at any point in life there can be many 'causes & reasons' for life turning in a different direction; and there can be many kinds of 'symptoms & behaviors’ that emerge when things go sideways; and when this occurs, we all can use some support to get back on track. For right now, just know that reaching for support is itself a sign of strength, and is also built into our human nature.
(424) 835-7970 View (424) 835-7970
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Deborah Baker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067
On the road to your best and brightest self, it is expected you will take some new turns. I am here to assist you on your journey. Maybe you need help listening to your internal compass and clarifying your direction...or maybe I can help you clear obstacles from your path. Whatever it is, a new adventure awaits. Let's go! I especially enjoy working with clients who are self-reflective, who want to deepen their understanding of themselves, and who are actively seeking more satisfying lives.
On the road to your best and brightest self, it is expected you will take some new turns. I am here to assist you on your journey. Maybe you need help listening to your internal compass and clarifying your direction...or maybe I can help you clear obstacles from your path. Whatever it is, a new adventure awaits. Let's go! I especially enjoy working with clients who are self-reflective, who want to deepen their understanding of themselves, and who are actively seeking more satisfying lives.
(424) 347-6068 View (424) 347-6068
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Gabriela Pastor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Century City, CA 90067
Thank you for visiting my page. I work with individuals, couples and groups. I use a psychodynamic frame, however, I will meet the client with the therapeutic tool most needed. My goal is to provide a supportive and safe space which enables a transformational and healing experience that promotes self-understanding, self-compassion, differentiation, individuation and congruency. I work with clients who present with trauma, depression, anxiety, relational issues, anger issues, existential issues and I specialize in clients who have eating disorders/disordered eating. I conduct therapy in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Thank you for visiting my page. I work with individuals, couples and groups. I use a psychodynamic frame, however, I will meet the client with the therapeutic tool most needed. My goal is to provide a supportive and safe space which enables a transformational and healing experience that promotes self-understanding, self-compassion, differentiation, individuation and congruency. I work with clients who present with trauma, depression, anxiety, relational issues, anger issues, existential issues and I specialize in clients who have eating disorders/disordered eating. I conduct therapy in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
(310) 564-0758 View (310) 564-0758
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Dr. Cassidy Blair
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067
WE OFFER EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS. My goal is to help you improve the quality of your life and make positive changes by reducing your Anxiety, Depression, eliminating stress, Addiction, and gaining back control. You will achieve a much higher quality of life in a safe, exclusive and caring environment. I will support you to discover your inner strength, and develop effective coping skills. You will experience freedom from emotional pain and feel empowered to achieve your goals and dreams. I provide CONCEIRGE care to executives and professionals.
WE OFFER EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS. My goal is to help you improve the quality of your life and make positive changes by reducing your Anxiety, Depression, eliminating stress, Addiction, and gaining back control. You will achieve a much higher quality of life in a safe, exclusive and caring environment. I will support you to discover your inner strength, and develop effective coping skills. You will experience freedom from emotional pain and feel empowered to achieve your goals and dreams. I provide CONCEIRGE care to executives and professionals.
(424) 888-6124 View (424) 888-6124
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Filippo M Forni
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Century City, CA 90067
My specialty and passion is therapy for intimacy, couples, sexual dysfunctions, and relationship concerns. I work with individuals and couples who have difficulties adapting to the dynamics of an intimate relationship. This can be the result of traumatic experiences, the need for personal exploration, and/or sexual dysfunctions. The clients I typically work with are disappointed with their relationship and/or sex life, they may have experienced betrayal, they might avoid sex because it’s painful, stressful, or anxiety-producing, or want to expand their sex horizons (e.g., Kink, Vanilla, BDSM, etc.).
My specialty and passion is therapy for intimacy, couples, sexual dysfunctions, and relationship concerns. I work with individuals and couples who have difficulties adapting to the dynamics of an intimate relationship. This can be the result of traumatic experiences, the need for personal exploration, and/or sexual dysfunctions. The clients I typically work with are disappointed with their relationship and/or sex life, they may have experienced betrayal, they might avoid sex because it’s painful, stressful, or anxiety-producing, or want to expand their sex horizons (e.g., Kink, Vanilla, BDSM, etc.).
(424) 353-2349 View (424) 353-2349

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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.