LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Glendale, CA

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Dr. Andrew J Leone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91202  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I proudly serve the greater LGBTQ+ community and handle related Queer topics.
Just living in today’s world can be difficult and exhausting. Many of us feel as if we are just “getting by.” We all struggle with our mental health, from daily conflict with others, feeling frustrated or irritable, painful past experiences(trauma), struggles with work and family, and anxious thoughts. These issues can hinder our ability to heal and grow. We can all use help at times, even if we don’t know how to ask for it. I provide comprehensive support and direct feedback to help guide you through this difficult journey, to reach a path that leads to healing, understanding, acceptance, and resolution.
I proudly serve the greater LGBTQ+ community and handle related Queer topics.
Just living in today’s world can be difficult and exhausting. Many of us feel as if we are just “getting by.” We all struggle with our mental health, from daily conflict with others, feeling frustrated or irritable, painful past experiences(trauma), struggles with work and family, and anxious thoughts. These issues can hinder our ability to heal and grow. We can all use help at times, even if we don’t know how to ask for it. I provide comprehensive support and direct feedback to help guide you through this difficult journey, to reach a path that leads to healing, understanding, acceptance, and resolution.
(310) 361-0831 View (310) 361-0831
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Renay Panduro
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91208  (Online Only)
As a proudly queer, 2nd generation Latina, part of my work is helping others like me rebuild a connection with cultures that may be at odds with their queerness in order to find acceptance and healing for themselves. I also enjoy working with folks going through transitional life stages, struggling with “adulting”, and navigating challenges in all types of relationships.
As a proudly queer, 2nd generation Latina, part of my work is helping others like me rebuild a connection with cultures that may be at odds with their queerness in order to find acceptance and healing for themselves. I also enjoy working with folks going through transitional life stages, struggling with “adulting”, and navigating challenges in all types of relationships.
(818) 483-9646 View (818) 483-9646
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George Alberth Naves
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91203  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m George. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and families of all ages. I bring a diverse background and wide range of interests to my work as a mental health therapist. Some of my major areas of focus include grief and loss, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, gender identity concerns, and LGBTQ issues. Other areas include panic disorders, anger management, divorce, blended families, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and parenting issues.
Hi, I’m George. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and families of all ages. I bring a diverse background and wide range of interests to my work as a mental health therapist. Some of my major areas of focus include grief and loss, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, gender identity concerns, and LGBTQ issues. Other areas include panic disorders, anger management, divorce, blended families, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and parenting issues.
(323) 649-6485 View (323) 649-6485
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Anthony Zamudio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91208
Not accepting new clients
IBCT has been very effective in my work with ethnic, Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual individuals.
I work with individuals and couples encountering anxiety, depression, and/or a personal crises that leads to needing an outside perspective to a better understand how to move forward and create positive change in yourself, work and relationships. Losing a loved one including a partner, family member, or a beloved pet can become overwhelming in keeping a positive perspective in life's goals and mission. I also work with individuals who have awakened and brought out new or hidden parts of the self which can initially feel overwhelming in defining your personal, family, and work identity.
IBCT has been very effective in my work with ethnic, Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual individuals.
I work with individuals and couples encountering anxiety, depression, and/or a personal crises that leads to needing an outside perspective to a better understand how to move forward and create positive change in yourself, work and relationships. Losing a loved one including a partner, family member, or a beloved pet can become overwhelming in keeping a positive perspective in life's goals and mission. I also work with individuals who have awakened and brought out new or hidden parts of the self which can initially feel overwhelming in defining your personal, family, and work identity.
(818) 668-3032 View (818) 668-3032
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Moushumi Ghose, MFT & Los Angeles Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91203  (Online Only)
At Los Angeles Sex Therapy (LAST) my team of therapists specialize in sex therapy, sex-positive therapy, kink-positive therapy for non monogamous, polyamorous, LGBTQIA, gender variant, sex worker/erotic laborers, BIPOC and supporting you towards trust, connection, pleasure, healing relational stress/tension/trauma. We offer somatic sex therapy, emotion focused therapy, and trauma centered (both systemic/social and personal). We address harmful constructs which affect sexuality, gender expression and relationships. We are 100% virtual.
At Los Angeles Sex Therapy (LAST) my team of therapists specialize in sex therapy, sex-positive therapy, kink-positive therapy for non monogamous, polyamorous, LGBTQIA, gender variant, sex worker/erotic laborers, BIPOC and supporting you towards trust, connection, pleasure, healing relational stress/tension/trauma. We offer somatic sex therapy, emotion focused therapy, and trauma centered (both systemic/social and personal). We address harmful constructs which affect sexuality, gender expression and relationships. We are 100% virtual.
(323) 701-0936 View (323) 701-0936
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Amanda di Bartolomeo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91204
In my practice, I work with clients experiencing a range of concerns and who come to me from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and identities. My clients tend to be introspective, curious, and self-aware and are looking for tools to manage their emotional concerns and for pathways towards improving their quality of life. My clients want therapy that honors their full humanity and is solution- and present-focused. Clients who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community often seek therapists who share that identity; as a queer-identified therapist I am honored to serve my community.
In my practice, I work with clients experiencing a range of concerns and who come to me from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and identities. My clients tend to be introspective, curious, and self-aware and are looking for tools to manage their emotional concerns and for pathways towards improving their quality of life. My clients want therapy that honors their full humanity and is solution- and present-focused. Clients who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community often seek therapists who share that identity; as a queer-identified therapist I am honored to serve my community.
(747) 260-0755 View (747) 260-0755
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April Mack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91206
April Mack is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 8 years of experience treating anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. April spent the past two years working with individuals struggling with psychosis in the forensic population. She is passionate about underserved populations and would love to provide services to the queer and kink communities, helping to support their members as they navigate nontraditional relationships and lifestyles. April has experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques.
April Mack is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 8 years of experience treating anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. April spent the past two years working with individuals struggling with psychosis in the forensic population. She is passionate about underserved populations and would love to provide services to the queer and kink communities, helping to support their members as they navigate nontraditional relationships and lifestyles. April has experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques.
(323) 996-2165 View (323) 996-2165
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Robert Edward Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91201
I work with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety: gay, lesbian issues and the gender diverse community: relationships & intimacy issues: Mood disorders, anger and control issues.
I work with primarily adults, couples and adolescents. My work is to help you in meeting your potential and increasing abundance in all areas of your life. Working together in learning how to navigate thoughts, feelings and actions in difficult and non difficult times and with your relationship to everything. Helping to ultimately increase your motivation and self-worth.
I work with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety: gay, lesbian issues and the gender diverse community: relationships & intimacy issues: Mood disorders, anger and control issues.
I work with primarily adults, couples and adolescents. My work is to help you in meeting your potential and increasing abundance in all areas of your life. Working together in learning how to navigate thoughts, feelings and actions in difficult and non difficult times and with your relationship to everything. Helping to ultimately increase your motivation and self-worth.
(626) 385-7973 View (626) 385-7973
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Thali Rodrigues Costa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91201
I use EMDR, DBT, Queer and Attachment Theories, and other trauma-informed techniques to help my clients heal from trauma, build resilience, learn to stay present, and hold themselves accountable.
Feeling overwhelmed? Or maybe out of control, lost, stuck, anxious, or like an imposter? Are you or your loved ones repeating behaviors, relationships, or situations, and wishing you could break the cycle? Maybe little things feel more stressful than usual. Sometimes, we aren't sure what causes our distress, but we can sense we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. Even when we know the cause, change can still feel impossible. That's where I come in. My job is not to judge you; it's to listen, help you understand the root causes of your difficulties, and teach you practical tools to help change your life.
I use EMDR, DBT, Queer and Attachment Theories, and other trauma-informed techniques to help my clients heal from trauma, build resilience, learn to stay present, and hold themselves accountable.
Feeling overwhelmed? Or maybe out of control, lost, stuck, anxious, or like an imposter? Are you or your loved ones repeating behaviors, relationships, or situations, and wishing you could break the cycle? Maybe little things feel more stressful than usual. Sometimes, we aren't sure what causes our distress, but we can sense we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. Even when we know the cause, change can still feel impossible. That's where I come in. My job is not to judge you; it's to listen, help you understand the root causes of your difficulties, and teach you practical tools to help change your life.
(626) 790-2027 View (626) 790-2027
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Miguel Graciano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91206  (Online Only)
My name is Miguel Graciano. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10 years of clinical Experience. Proud member of the Queer Community. I provide support and guidance to all individuals who deal with issues such as gender exploration, sexuality, caregiving stress, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship issues.
My name is Miguel Graciano. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10 years of clinical Experience. Proud member of the Queer Community. I provide support and guidance to all individuals who deal with issues such as gender exploration, sexuality, caregiving stress, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship issues.
(657) 571-2176 View (657) 571-2176
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Allie Kauffmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
As a member of the LGBTQ community, I work from a place of inclusivity and radical acceptance.
Hi, I'm glad you've found your way here. My name is Allie Kauffmann and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with eating disorders, body image distress, anxiety, and depression. I'm passionate about supporting clients in gaining insight about their emotions and learning how to use these emotions to guide them towards living in alignment with their values to be their most authentic self. If you've ever felt "overly sensitive," overwhelmed by your emotions, or "too much," I'm excited to help you embrace your sensitivity and rich emotional life.
As a member of the LGBTQ community, I work from a place of inclusivity and radical acceptance.
Hi, I'm glad you've found your way here. My name is Allie Kauffmann and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with eating disorders, body image distress, anxiety, and depression. I'm passionate about supporting clients in gaining insight about their emotions and learning how to use these emotions to guide them towards living in alignment with their values to be their most authentic self. If you've ever felt "overly sensitive," overwhelmed by your emotions, or "too much," I'm excited to help you embrace your sensitivity and rich emotional life.
(747) 269-6979 View (747) 269-6979
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Yulia Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91209  (Online Only)
As an inclusive therapist, Yulia is LGBTQA+ allied, BIPOC allied, and intuitive eating and Health at Every Size aligned.
Yulia Fox (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Yulia’s clinical interest includes working with individuals struggling with emotional and behavioral dysregulation, suicidal or self-harm behaviors, and relationship challenges.
As an inclusive therapist, Yulia is LGBTQA+ allied, BIPOC allied, and intuitive eating and Health at Every Size aligned.
Yulia Fox (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Yulia’s clinical interest includes working with individuals struggling with emotional and behavioral dysregulation, suicidal or self-harm behaviors, and relationship challenges.
(310) 388-8305 View (310) 388-8305
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Shakeh Yegavian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91203
My extensive experience treating individuals, couples and families, make me competent in a variety of issues like depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, relationships, gay & lesbian issues, cultural issues, parenting, grief, aging, among many others.
For over 30 years, I have been helping individuals, families and couples through their journey of self discovery, with awareness of the roots of their issues, and with tools for growth, for self improvement and improved relationships in a safe, warm and supportive environment. In addition, I specialize in cross- cultural therapy and effective parenting tips for parents. I possess Armenian and Arabic language skills. I have written a book on effective parenting skills in Armenian for Armenian parents. I have trained interns in the field of Psychotherapy for 17 years.
My extensive experience treating individuals, couples and families, make me competent in a variety of issues like depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, relationships, gay & lesbian issues, cultural issues, parenting, grief, aging, among many others.
For over 30 years, I have been helping individuals, families and couples through their journey of self discovery, with awareness of the roots of their issues, and with tools for growth, for self improvement and improved relationships in a safe, warm and supportive environment. In addition, I specialize in cross- cultural therapy and effective parenting tips for parents. I possess Armenian and Arabic language skills. I have written a book on effective parenting skills in Armenian for Armenian parents. I have trained interns in the field of Psychotherapy for 17 years.
(626) 593-6635 View (626) 593-6635
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Antonio Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91203
I am fluent in Spanish, experienced with the LGBT+ journey, individuals with trauma, older adults, various types of codependency, substance-abuse and adolescents.
Do you suffer from restlessness, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, substance-use or ruminations? Do you feel your negative thinking and relationship patterns are keeping you stuck? Do you have difficulty with motivation or figuring out what’s the next best step? Would you benefit from exploring unresolved trauma or developing a new personal narrative? Acknowledging there’s a problem is the first step to changing your trajectory. I can help you to let go of blocks and distortions. We can work together to develop your vision for cultivating a better life and healthier relationships in a safe setting.
I am fluent in Spanish, experienced with the LGBT+ journey, individuals with trauma, older adults, various types of codependency, substance-abuse and adolescents.
Do you suffer from restlessness, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, substance-use or ruminations? Do you feel your negative thinking and relationship patterns are keeping you stuck? Do you have difficulty with motivation or figuring out what’s the next best step? Would you benefit from exploring unresolved trauma or developing a new personal narrative? Acknowledging there’s a problem is the first step to changing your trajectory. I can help you to let go of blocks and distortions. We can work together to develop your vision for cultivating a better life and healthier relationships in a safe setting.
(323) 991-8890 View (323) 991-8890
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Richard A Schofield
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91207  (Online Only)
People seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons.I have been in private practice for over 25 years. I specialize in addiction but also provide individual therapy for a variety of personal issues. I also provide relationship counseling for married couples and couples who are thinking about getting married or just struggling in their relationship. I also have experience working with Gay and Lesbian couples and individuals. My psychological orientation is eclectic and I like to work with clients who are interested in depth psychology and want to develop insight.
People seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons.I have been in private practice for over 25 years. I specialize in addiction but also provide individual therapy for a variety of personal issues. I also provide relationship counseling for married couples and couples who are thinking about getting married or just struggling in their relationship. I also have experience working with Gay and Lesbian couples and individuals. My psychological orientation is eclectic and I like to work with clients who are interested in depth psychology and want to develop insight.
(626) 658-3707 View (626) 658-3707
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Katie Zwolski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91208  (Online Only)
I frequently utilize CBT, Psychodynamic therapy, Mindfulness CBT, Behavior Modification, LGBTQ affirming therapy and am trained in EMDR.
Hello! I am Katie, therapist with over 17 years of experience with a variety of clients and age ranges. I am most passionate about working with adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, relational and attachment concerns and life transitions. I also provide EMDR and am part of the LQBTQ+ community. I enjoy clients who are ready to make changes in life, even if slowly, to become who they truly want to be.
I frequently utilize CBT, Psychodynamic therapy, Mindfulness CBT, Behavior Modification, LGBTQ affirming therapy and am trained in EMDR.
Hello! I am Katie, therapist with over 17 years of experience with a variety of clients and age ranges. I am most passionate about working with adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, relational and attachment concerns and life transitions. I also provide EMDR and am part of the LQBTQ+ community. I enjoy clients who are ready to make changes in life, even if slowly, to become who they truly want to be.
(213) 698-5527 View (213) 698-5527
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Chuck Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91205
As a neurodivergent LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, I'm committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals of all identities and orientations.
I view the role of therapy as learning to look at yourself and the world through a lens of curiosity. We'll create a space where you can sit alongside your emotions as they surface, while tuning into the wisdom of your body in real time. It's through this process that stories are unearthed and we can begin the work of self-discovery, healing, and transformation.
As a neurodivergent LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, I'm committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals of all identities and orientations.
I view the role of therapy as learning to look at yourself and the world through a lens of curiosity. We'll create a space where you can sit alongside your emotions as they surface, while tuning into the wisdom of your body in real time. It's through this process that stories are unearthed and we can begin the work of self-discovery, healing, and transformation.
(323) 214-3741 View (323) 214-3741
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Rey Lockwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91205  (Online Only)
I provide you with a place to speak freely, so that through this unique experience you can become yourself in a new way. I work with individuals, couples and children, with a focus on survivors, trans and queer people, neurodivergent people, and people in recovery. We may strategize together to address crises or life transitions, and we may speak on an existential plane with close attention to the unconscious. In any case, we will raise questions together, we will challenge normativity, and we will prioritize new connection. In our work together nothing is assumed, and in our speaking together new and old things become possible.
I provide you with a place to speak freely, so that through this unique experience you can become yourself in a new way. I work with individuals, couples and children, with a focus on survivors, trans and queer people, neurodivergent people, and people in recovery. We may strategize together to address crises or life transitions, and we may speak on an existential plane with close attention to the unconscious. In any case, we will raise questions together, we will challenge normativity, and we will prioritize new connection. In our work together nothing is assumed, and in our speaking together new and old things become possible.
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Vanessa Icazbalceta-Soto
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91203  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m a Spanish speaking sex-positive therapist, here to support in dismantling negative sex tropes upheld by society. I am trauma informed, centered on experiences of the kink, queer, LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities. I can also help individuals needing support on their weight loss journey while still supporting body positivity as well as fat pride/liberation towards eliminating the social stigma of obesity. Let’s eradicate long-standing negative attitudes towards sex and body for a more fulfilling, meaningful life and elevate your strengths, develop coping skills and open a space for you to feel authentic, safe, and empowered.
Welcome! I’m a Spanish speaking sex-positive therapist, here to support in dismantling negative sex tropes upheld by society. I am trauma informed, centered on experiences of the kink, queer, LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities. I can also help individuals needing support on their weight loss journey while still supporting body positivity as well as fat pride/liberation towards eliminating the social stigma of obesity. Let’s eradicate long-standing negative attitudes towards sex and body for a more fulfilling, meaningful life and elevate your strengths, develop coping skills and open a space for you to feel authentic, safe, and empowered.
(562) 609-4284 View (562) 609-4284
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91205
I also provide LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy.
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
I also provide LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy.
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
(626) 316-6712 View (626) 316-6712
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.