LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Hollywood, CA

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Matt Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90028
Have you been affected by trauma in your life? Trauma may be manifesting as depression or anxiety, or as challenges in relating with others. Through mindful, compassionate, attuned attention to your emotions and needs, you can recover that spark that remains hidden within you. Here at Matt Porter MFT, we offer evidence-based treatments combined with empathy and a genuine focus on your needs. Therapy is an individualized experience, and we tailor our interventions to meet your goals. We work with individuals, couples, adolescents/youth, families, groups, elders, and LGBTQ clients.
Have you been affected by trauma in your life? Trauma may be manifesting as depression or anxiety, or as challenges in relating with others. Through mindful, compassionate, attuned attention to your emotions and needs, you can recover that spark that remains hidden within you. Here at Matt Porter MFT, we offer evidence-based treatments combined with empathy and a genuine focus on your needs. Therapy is an individualized experience, and we tailor our interventions to meet your goals. We work with individuals, couples, adolescents/youth, families, groups, elders, and LGBTQ clients.
(323) 745-2866 View (323) 745-2866
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Aubri Gomez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hollywood, CA 90028
I am especially passionate when working with adolescents, adults, LGBTQ+ individuals, and older adults.
Maybe you are acknowledging that old patterns of behavior or thinking are no longer serving you and are instead causing you discomfort or even distress. Maybe you are facing new challenges and are motivated to enhance your skill set to cope with them. In any case, I am ready to join you on your journey of redefining purpose in your life and making meaningful change.
I am especially passionate when working with adolescents, adults, LGBTQ+ individuals, and older adults.
Maybe you are acknowledging that old patterns of behavior or thinking are no longer serving you and are instead causing you discomfort or even distress. Maybe you are facing new challenges and are motivated to enhance your skill set to cope with them. In any case, I am ready to join you on your journey of redefining purpose in your life and making meaningful change.
(213) 431-0814 View (213) 431-0814
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Paul Backlund
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA , AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90068
I am experienced in working with the LGBTQ+ community: Trans, adolescents, addiction, grief, couples, parents, and families.
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. So why therapy now? What are your hopes and dreams for the future? Problems only survive when they are supported by particular beliefs and principles. This can feel like a relentless need to escape a moment that never ends. Exploring the details and effects of these obstacles will help lead to different outcomes not yet discovered.
I am experienced in working with the LGBTQ+ community: Trans, adolescents, addiction, grief, couples, parents, and families.
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. So why therapy now? What are your hopes and dreams for the future? Problems only survive when they are supported by particular beliefs and principles. This can feel like a relentless need to escape a moment that never ends. Exploring the details and effects of these obstacles will help lead to different outcomes not yet discovered.
(323) 768-0535 View (323) 768-0535
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Don Nocon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CA LMFT, GA LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90068
I am a gay, first-generation Filipino American.
Life has a way throwing curve balls. From unexpected challenges to fluctuating deadlines, life sometimes causes us to feel like we are aiming for a moving target. Relationships are guaranteed to have pitfalls that can surprise anyone. Trauma often is the leftover when a home or society is not welcoming, when violence has been perpetrated on you, or when you are faced with overwhelming loss. You will need access to your internal resources when addressing past and present trauma. Living life with a centered mindfulness can help guide you to wholeness.
I am a gay, first-generation Filipino American.
Life has a way throwing curve balls. From unexpected challenges to fluctuating deadlines, life sometimes causes us to feel like we are aiming for a moving target. Relationships are guaranteed to have pitfalls that can surprise anyone. Trauma often is the leftover when a home or society is not welcoming, when violence has been perpetrated on you, or when you are faced with overwhelming loss. You will need access to your internal resources when addressing past and present trauma. Living life with a centered mindfulness can help guide you to wholeness.
(323) 784-9756 View (323) 784-9756
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Jillian Boelke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood, CA 90028
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults and adolescents in the following areas: depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, trauma, LGBTQ, gender and cultural identity, codependency, grief, dating, creative blocks, and career development.
Healing is a non-linear process. I will guide and support you through the ups and downs of change by empowering you to embody your strengths. My goal as a therapist is to help you build a better relationship with yourself and others by exploring your authentic needs and fostering self-acceptance. I am highly sensitive to cultural and societal influences and the impact they have on each person’s unique experiences. We will go at your pace to help you heal from painful memories that may have led to stuck feelings, negative thoughts, unhelpful patterns, distrust in others or in self, or difficulties in concentration and attention.
I work with adults and adolescents in the following areas: depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, trauma, LGBTQ, gender and cultural identity, codependency, grief, dating, creative blocks, and career development.
Healing is a non-linear process. I will guide and support you through the ups and downs of change by empowering you to embody your strengths. My goal as a therapist is to help you build a better relationship with yourself and others by exploring your authentic needs and fostering self-acceptance. I am highly sensitive to cultural and societal influences and the impact they have on each person’s unique experiences. We will go at your pace to help you heal from painful memories that may have led to stuck feelings, negative thoughts, unhelpful patterns, distrust in others or in self, or difficulties in concentration and attention.
(323) 210-3753 View (323) 210-3753
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Salter Giddens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood, CA 90028  (Online Only)
My practice is LGBTQ affirmative, informed, and supportive.
Starting with the initial consultation, I begin helping my clients clarify their goals for treatment, identify any potential obstacles to achieving those goals, and together we begin creating a treatment plan for success. My style is empathic, candid, and direct. I listen intently, but I also ask questions, I explore, I provide real, authentic feedback, and I use humor…I love to laugh!
My practice is LGBTQ affirmative, informed, and supportive.
Starting with the initial consultation, I begin helping my clients clarify their goals for treatment, identify any potential obstacles to achieving those goals, and together we begin creating a treatment plan for success. My style is empathic, candid, and direct. I listen intently, but I also ask questions, I explore, I provide real, authentic feedback, and I use humor…I love to laugh!
(310) 299-8453 View (310) 299-8453
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Mark Gallo - Therapywerkz!
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood, CA 90028  (Online Only)
After growing up in a small industrial town in Ohio, I earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in the nascent field of Psycholinguistics. Upon graduation I became an activist at its inception when West Hollywood became the “first gay city in the US”. As a manager of a major niteclub I'm proud to have the doors for guests and staff alike without regard to race, sexuality, gender identity, or abledness and my Practice reflects such inclusivity. I see primarily Adult Individuals of any age; as well as teens ranging in age from 14yo+; and Couples.
After growing up in a small industrial town in Ohio, I earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in the nascent field of Psycholinguistics. Upon graduation I became an activist at its inception when West Hollywood became the “first gay city in the US”. As a manager of a major niteclub I'm proud to have the doors for guests and staff alike without regard to race, sexuality, gender identity, or abledness and my Practice reflects such inclusivity. I see primarily Adult Individuals of any age; as well as teens ranging in age from 14yo+; and Couples.
(323) 997-8086 View (323) 997-8086
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Dexter Mai
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
24 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you experienced traumas that have left you feeling stressed? Or perhaps you're simply looking to understand yourself better and lead to a happier life. If these resonate with you, I can help. As a Taiwanese American who immigrated to America at a young age, I have firsthand experience of the challenges individuals from AAPI/immigrant communities face. I also understand the unique challenges the LGBTQ population faces, and I'm committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all of my clients.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you experienced traumas that have left you feeling stressed? Or perhaps you're simply looking to understand yourself better and lead to a happier life. If these resonate with you, I can help. As a Taiwanese American who immigrated to America at a young age, I have firsthand experience of the challenges individuals from AAPI/immigrant communities face. I also understand the unique challenges the LGBTQ population faces, and I'm committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all of my clients.
(408) 478-9309 View (408) 478-9309
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Rachel Feldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90028
If you identify as Polyamorous/Non-monogamous, Kinky, Queer/Trans or Anti-capitalist, you already know the tyrannical way normativity polices “Others” who deviate from conventional cultural scripts. Even more so when your preferred expressions of intimacy and embodiment are deemed “problematic”. I do not equate “healthy” with “normal”. Nor am I prescriptive about how you ought to experience your life & relationships. Living along the fringes of normativity isn’t an easy choice. But it can be a worthy choice, fulfilling and purposeful! And yet it may also be accompanied by high costs that feel compromising to dignity & self-worth.
If you identify as Polyamorous/Non-monogamous, Kinky, Queer/Trans or Anti-capitalist, you already know the tyrannical way normativity polices “Others” who deviate from conventional cultural scripts. Even more so when your preferred expressions of intimacy and embodiment are deemed “problematic”. I do not equate “healthy” with “normal”. Nor am I prescriptive about how you ought to experience your life & relationships. Living along the fringes of normativity isn’t an easy choice. But it can be a worthy choice, fulfilling and purposeful! And yet it may also be accompanied by high costs that feel compromising to dignity & self-worth.
(805) 919-8776 View (805) 919-8776
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Dr. Richard J. Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90068
Do you long for a fuller, happier, or more creative life? Have you worked with other therapists and made little progress with your anxiety or depression? Are you having difficulty communicating and connecting in your romantic or family relationships? Have you been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or experienced psychosis? Are you just feeling stuck in your life? Do you imagine that you could benefit from a supportive and confidential therapeutic relationship?
Do you long for a fuller, happier, or more creative life? Have you worked with other therapists and made little progress with your anxiety or depression? Are you having difficulty communicating and connecting in your romantic or family relationships? Have you been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or experienced psychosis? Are you just feeling stuck in your life? Do you imagine that you could benefit from a supportive and confidential therapeutic relationship?
(213) 772-6564 View (213) 772-6564
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Brett D. Morana
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90028
Although "pain" is something we would like to avoid, it is an inevitable part of life. But the positive aspect of painful experiences is that they can provide the opportunity to change... change that helps us grow and transform ourselves, bringing our lives a deeper sense of meaning. It is often very difficult to recognize these positive life changing opportunities while in the midst of profound pain or even after it subsides but that is where therapy can help. Collaborative work in therapy can facilitate awareness, promote healing, and illuminate paths for change leading to a more meaningful relationship with yourself and others...
Although "pain" is something we would like to avoid, it is an inevitable part of life. But the positive aspect of painful experiences is that they can provide the opportunity to change... change that helps us grow and transform ourselves, bringing our lives a deeper sense of meaning. It is often very difficult to recognize these positive life changing opportunities while in the midst of profound pain or even after it subsides but that is where therapy can help. Collaborative work in therapy can facilitate awareness, promote healing, and illuminate paths for change leading to a more meaningful relationship with yourself and others...
(323) 400-6276 View (323) 400-6276
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Ryan Grady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hollywood, CA 90068
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. As a therapist, I’m not here to judge you or tell you what’s wrong. Instead, I am here to help you uncover your hidden strengths and harness those abilities to address any challenges or roadblocks you may face. You don’t have to do it alone; we can walk this path together.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. As a therapist, I’m not here to judge you or tell you what’s wrong. Instead, I am here to help you uncover your hidden strengths and harness those abilities to address any challenges or roadblocks you may face. You don’t have to do it alone; we can walk this path together.
(213) 320-6344 View (213) 320-6344
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Reconnect Marriage and Family Counseling
MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood, CA 90028
At Reconnect, we strive to provide a space in which people feel seen, heard, and included by providing various treatment options and specialties. To meet the needs of our clients, our clinicians can assist clients with changing or modifying undesired behaviors, improve both mood and relationships, deconstructing childhood trauma, assisting children and parents with their concerns, and much more.
At Reconnect, we strive to provide a space in which people feel seen, heard, and included by providing various treatment options and specialties. To meet the needs of our clients, our clinicians can assist clients with changing or modifying undesired behaviors, improve both mood and relationships, deconstructing childhood trauma, assisting children and parents with their concerns, and much more.
(818) 619-3835 View (818) 619-3835
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Abigail C Taubman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90028
Therapy is an opportunity for us to uncover a deeper understanding of ourselves so we can begin to find more ease and fulfillment in our day to day. It is about embracing that oftentimes there’s nothing to “fix”, and instead our task is to slow down, notice and then exercise self-compassion. I work with clients who are seeking a safe space to process in their own time recent and past trauma, challenging family and relationship dynamics, as well as clients who are exploring gender and sexual identity. I enjoy working with clients who this might be there first time seeking support from a therapist.
Therapy is an opportunity for us to uncover a deeper understanding of ourselves so we can begin to find more ease and fulfillment in our day to day. It is about embracing that oftentimes there’s nothing to “fix”, and instead our task is to slow down, notice and then exercise self-compassion. I work with clients who are seeking a safe space to process in their own time recent and past trauma, challenging family and relationship dynamics, as well as clients who are exploring gender and sexual identity. I enjoy working with clients who this might be there first time seeking support from a therapist.
(213) 279-0445 View (213) 279-0445
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Daphna Cardinale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Therapy works. Emotional relief is possible. Changing your life is possible. It takes hard work, dedication, and support from someone who really cares. That's what I offer. I believe that in looking at how we relate to others and ourselves both now and throughout our lives up until this point, we can come to a greater understanding of ourselves and therefore can change. I cater my approach to the individual, couple, family, or group as I get to know you and your needs. When appropriate, I also use dream analysis, meditation, play therapy, and art therapy.
Therapy works. Emotional relief is possible. Changing your life is possible. It takes hard work, dedication, and support from someone who really cares. That's what I offer. I believe that in looking at how we relate to others and ourselves both now and throughout our lives up until this point, we can come to a greater understanding of ourselves and therefore can change. I cater my approach to the individual, couple, family, or group as I get to know you and your needs. When appropriate, I also use dream analysis, meditation, play therapy, and art therapy.
(310) 331-8504 View (310) 331-8504
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Pamella LaBella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hollywood, CA 90028
As a Neuro Psychotherapist, I’m aware of how beautiful, yet complex it can be to navigate life. Things get busy, relationships are complicated, ancestral patterns present themselves, work or family life can be demanding, and finding time for healing takes intention. Whether you’re walking the path of consciousness, parenthood, in service to those on the path, a medicine man or woman, or are on your healing journey; you deserve to live well and have some magic in your life.I specialize in EMDR and Brainspotting therapy amoung other treatments to alleviate depression, anxiety, grief/loss,PTSD, trauma and more.
As a Neuro Psychotherapist, I’m aware of how beautiful, yet complex it can be to navigate life. Things get busy, relationships are complicated, ancestral patterns present themselves, work or family life can be demanding, and finding time for healing takes intention. Whether you’re walking the path of consciousness, parenthood, in service to those on the path, a medicine man or woman, or are on your healing journey; you deserve to live well and have some magic in your life.I specialize in EMDR and Brainspotting therapy amoung other treatments to alleviate depression, anxiety, grief/loss,PTSD, trauma and more.
(213) 645-2735 View (213) 645-2735
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Yvonne L. Westbrook
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Hollywood, CA 90068
I do my best to keep an open mind and to create an environment that is conducive to fostering open communication and trust. I respect and value the thoughts and feelings of my client's. I believe that therapy is, ultimately, about freedom and that healing occurs through the process of self-exploration, understanding, finding meaning and deepening one's insight. I tend to work directly and dynamically, rather than passively; I do a lot of listening and I am also active in the therapeutic role.
I do my best to keep an open mind and to create an environment that is conducive to fostering open communication and trust. I respect and value the thoughts and feelings of my client's. I believe that therapy is, ultimately, about freedom and that healing occurs through the process of self-exploration, understanding, finding meaning and deepening one's insight. I tend to work directly and dynamically, rather than passively; I do a lot of listening and I am also active in the therapeutic role.
(323) 387-3979 View (323) 387-3979
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Robert Kilgore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90028
Not accepting new clients
Living life passionately without limitations and regrets from the past intruding into today and tomorrow is the path to happiness and freedom. Sometimes these roadblocks prevent us from moving forward or realizing our full potential for achieving and enjoying life. Perhaps we're stuck in a job we don't find fulfilling, or a relationship that doesn't meet our desires but we can't seem to make a change, or perhaps past experiences intrude on our capacity to love in the present or we encounter parts of ourselves that we don't understand that hinder our happiness.
Living life passionately without limitations and regrets from the past intruding into today and tomorrow is the path to happiness and freedom. Sometimes these roadblocks prevent us from moving forward or realizing our full potential for achieving and enjoying life. Perhaps we're stuck in a job we don't find fulfilling, or a relationship that doesn't meet our desires but we can't seem to make a change, or perhaps past experiences intrude on our capacity to love in the present or we encounter parts of ourselves that we don't understand that hinder our happiness.
(323) 366-4534 View (323) 366-4534
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Alisa Dennis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hollywood, CA 90028  (Online Only)
People come to my office with a variety of concerns related to relationships, identity, spirituality, career, self-development, or life purpose. Others may be seeking relief from trauma response patterns, anxiety or depression. In a rapidly changing and tumultuous world, people often feel comforted by the presence of a therapist who can provide a safe enough space to understand themselves, resolve conflicts, and live with more coherence and freedom from unfulfilling relational patterns. I listen with an intuitive and compassionate heart and give you tools to navigate through stressful times with greater resiliency and embodiment.
People come to my office with a variety of concerns related to relationships, identity, spirituality, career, self-development, or life purpose. Others may be seeking relief from trauma response patterns, anxiety or depression. In a rapidly changing and tumultuous world, people often feel comforted by the presence of a therapist who can provide a safe enough space to understand themselves, resolve conflicts, and live with more coherence and freedom from unfulfilling relational patterns. I listen with an intuitive and compassionate heart and give you tools to navigate through stressful times with greater resiliency and embodiment.
(818) 946-2125 View (818) 946-2125
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Francisca Fenwick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollywood, CA 90028  (Online Only)
My goal as a therapist is to help you examine your lived experience in a safe and inspiring way. In addition to my clinical experience I provide an environment that can be humorous and fun as well as vulnerable and challenging. We will identify the desired and undesired aspects of your habits and beliefs and attend to them with compassion and accountability. I am an active therapist and will help you connect the patterns and themes present in your psyche, in addition to your past and present actions, so that you can experience your life with increased self-compassion and gratitude.
My goal as a therapist is to help you examine your lived experience in a safe and inspiring way. In addition to my clinical experience I provide an environment that can be humorous and fun as well as vulnerable and challenging. We will identify the desired and undesired aspects of your habits and beliefs and attend to them with compassion and accountability. I am an active therapist and will help you connect the patterns and themes present in your psyche, in addition to your past and present actions, so that you can experience your life with increased self-compassion and gratitude.
(310) 651-6872 View (310) 651-6872
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