LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Lakewood, CA

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Gabryel Gutierrez
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
You’ve been looking for the right therapist; you want a good fit, someone who you don’t have to explain the basics of what it means to be gay , trans , or another part of the LGBTQ community. Life threw you into adulthood without a manual. You dread the judgement of people for the ways your relationship(s) look. Your family continues to affect the way you live your life, and their beliefs are holding you back from living a life that is genuine, joyful and unique. You want someone who understands living in the crossroads of being a person of color, and being queer . You’re anxious, you’re depressed, you need someone to just listen.
(562) 561-2609 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Dani Coleman
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW, MSW
Verified
I am passionate about working with the LGBT + community, as well as helping family of those in the community learn to be affirming of gender and sexuality.
Help is hard to ask for, especially when it comes to mental health. Let me assure you of a few things: My approach is strength-centered and collaborative. You are the expert on your life and experience. I can help you recognize and build protective factors for your mental health. As a non-binary Butch person, I enjoy working with people in learning more about and affirming their sexuality and gender. I can help you with understanding and managing anxiety, depression, and healing from past trauma. You don’t have to do this alone.
(562) 512-7125 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Joanna Amenero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LPHA, RADT-C
Verified
Hola, I am LCSW Joanna, a Peruvian therapist that grew up in the city of Cudahy. I am the founder of CONDOR CENTER, a group practice made up of other BIPOC clinicians who share similar backgrounds, therapeutic approach and level of energy when providing services. In therapy my holistic and alternative approach is sex positive. I work with the LGBTQ + population, the military and veteran community. I promote the importance of radical self-care and how this is what leads to emotional, mental, sexual and physical health. My specialty is working with survivors of trauma. I help individuals navigate ancestral healing, generational and
(323) 458-5750 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Susan Walshe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in treating: LGBTQIA + Community, Alcoholism and Addictions, Relationship Issues, Couples Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD/Trauma: (Mental, Emotional, Physical, Sexual Abuse).
NEW! Foundations of Mindfulness Course registration is open and accepting participants! I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist in private practice in Long Beach, California working with individuals, couples, and families. As a non-binary person who uses the pronouns they/them/theirs, I am especially qualified and passionate about working with folks in the LGBTQIA + Community and their allies. I am an eclectic therapist focused on the healing arts utilizing a wide variety of theories and techniques including Mindfulness, Somatic, Cognitive Behavioral, Existential and Gestalt to serve the diverse needs of my clients.
(562) 445-3729 
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Lakewood, CA 90711
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Michelle Taylor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
LGBTQIA -affirming.
*Accepting new clients/couples NOW- Online Video Therapy* Couples and individuals! I am a direct, tell-it-how-it-is therapist. I don't want you to be in therapy forever... we get straight to the root, do the work, get the skills you need and you become your own therapist. 8-10 sessions is the goal. If you're not ready to do the work, I'm not the therapist for you. But, if you're ready to step into courage and out of comfort, I'm ready to charge the storm with you. Couples like my straightforward approach, giving you the proven communication skills for healthier relationships. Do the hard thing and email me. Let's begin now!
(562) 317-7556 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Sam Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My passion is to help individuals who are a part of the LGBTQIA + community. As a trans -man, I find it immensely important to give back to the community through the art of psychotherapy. In addition to working with the LGBTQIA + community I have worked extensively with individuals who experience PTSD/trauma, substance abuse, and other mental health issues such as Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Anxiety.
(310) 861-7371 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Scott Altamirano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I identify as gay , American-Mexican, and ex-military.
Accepting immediate clients as of September, 2022. I enjoy working with adults and teenagers on the autism spectrum who are having difficulties knowing how to socialize, date, make friends, and even navigating sexuality! I utilize a combination of attachment theory and socialization practice in session to help clients learn skills.
(707) 505-8736 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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S. Jolene Hui
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have years of experience working with those with addiction and substance use histories and those identifying as LGBTQ +.
Life is full of ups and downs - the first step in getting help is reaching out and I like to work with those who are open and willing to make the necessary changes for optimal happiness. I have experience with many different kinds of people struggling with their mental health issues - in particular those with addiction issues, mood disorders (including perinatal), psychotic disorders, and more. I love to work with those who are committed to bettering their mental health and improving their lives.
(562) 210-0129 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Brigitte Gisele Dutil
Marriage & Family Therapist, ATR, LPCC, LMFT
Verified
The LGBT community continues to face prejudice.
Aspirations for personal growth and self-improvement can be succeeded. I provide a safe, compassionate, and nurturing environment to help clients feel better able to share their thoughts, fears, and goals. I believe that my clinical training, education, and community advocacy allow me to understand and support your needs.
(562) 507-1974 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Khan Ramkeesoon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Hi, I'm Khan, a BIPOC immigrant of Trinidad & Tobago, queer , and a non-binary licensed therapist in Long Beach, CA. I work with individuals, couples, and Immigrant, First Gen, & Non-Binary populations looking for a range of emotional needs.
(562) 374-8752 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Pat Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
With over 25 years of experience working with adults, children, couples and families experiencing a variety of life's challenges, El Arco Iris Family Counseling Center can help you get back on track. I have extensive experience with adoptive parents, gay / lesbian parents, blended, step-families and couples of all kinds. I work with individuals dealing with life's stressors, feeling unbalanced or overwhelmed. I have a deep understanding of the life-long complications stemming from childhood abuse and ACA (adult child of alcoholics) issues. Issues that often cause recurring problems in relationships, parenting, and at work. Se habla espanol.
(424) 226-4894 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Jen Leong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CT
Verified
I am LGBTQ + affirming, and multi-culturally aware and I understand that each of us has many facets to our identity.
Most of the people I work with are told they need to be different than they are. Sometimes they get that message explicitly, always they get that message in the way people treat them. Therapy with me doesn’t aim to make you different. We’ll work to help you navigate the world while being healthy and fully you. Specific issues my clients are navigating include: being outside the gender binary, being non-monogamous, being neurodivergent (mostly autistic and ADHD), or being deep in grief.
(424) 361-1015 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Irene Lara - Integrative Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Issues: chronic illness, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ , child sexual abuse issues, suicidality, major transitions, grief, depression, anxiety and PTSD.
"All is Possible, with Gentleness." [Todo es posible con paciencia.] I am so glad that you are making a big difference in your life. What a courageous and honorable decision. Would you like to call me? Let's have a conversation, & see if we are a good fit. Allow me to embark with you on this journey. 'Starting a wait list for Breath-Body-Mind meditation groups to Improve Creativity, have more internal mental, emotional, financial Stability, increase Focus and concentration, reduce trauma, improve Confidence and Relationships. Hope to speak soon. - - Favor de llamarme para tener una conversacion mas profunda.
(323) 739-7975 
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Lakewood, CA 90711
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Kyra M Mendoza-James
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
I am an experienced psychologist with over 12 years experience having worked with children, adults, families, couples, and LGBTQ individuals.
My mission in life and my personal passion as a Psychologist is to be of service to those navigating life’s most complex and difficult challenges in their day to day lives. That is why I am so excited about your decision to begin therapy. Sharing your life experiences is not made lightly and that is why I am always humbled to be apart of each new journey. We will work collaboratively throughout the process in navigating through the anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and other challenges keeping you from enjoying the life you envision.
(562) 249-1757 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Beth Sullivan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Though I mostly identify as a "generalist" I do have specialized training working with LGBTQ + populations.
It is not easy to recognize when you might need help, and even harder to reach out to others during difficult times. I am sensitive to the difficulty of the therapy process and do my best to honor each person individually. Being culturally sensitive and competent in meeting the diverse needs of all of my clients is one of my biggest values as a psychologist. I value social justice and this informs my work immensely.
(562) 733-3629 
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Lakewood, CA 90805
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Shelly Crosby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I welcome clients from all backgrounds and beliefs, and I particularly enjoy working with first responders/ military/ veterans and members of the LGBTQ + community.
Do memories of past traumas keep getting in the way of the life you want? Do you feel anxious, on-edge, and worried about the safety of yourself and/or your family? Do you try to hide your thoughts and feelings, because other people won't understand? Even though you're trying to manage it on your own, has your anger and isolation started to impact your relationships/family? If you feel this way and you are ready for a change, trauma-focused therapy can help you recover from the past and move forward with your future. Please know that it is possible to heal from trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder!
(562) 414-6629 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Jaimee Beck
Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ + community, and I have experiencing working with individuals who have experienced trauma and are survivors of domestic violence or crime.
As a therapist, I seek to form genuine relationships with my clients to create a space in which they feel safe exploring any topic. I work with each client to create an individualized treatment plan addressing their mental health concerns. In addition, I approach the counseling relationship as a partnership in which the client brings the knowledge about themselves, and I bring the knowledge about psychology, working with the client to determine the best course of treatment.
(562) 352-2153 
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Lakewood, CA 90805
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Cristina Arenales
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified
If you are sick of having the same fight on repeat, staying up all night, alternating between doom-scrolling, online shopping, and planning imaginary trips, and you've run out of people you can turn to (because your religious/conservative/disconnected family is not an option, and you're too shy to keep telling your friends the same sob story) - I'm your therapist! OK, but if you need a therapist who won't flinch, who will go at the pace of the slowest part of you, and will listen and actually believe you: I'm your therapist! AND, if it's important to you that I am a WOC and openly queer ...I'm your therapist!
(949) 649-2356 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Abbeyfield Practice Management Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
The clinicians at Abbeyfield serve the LGBT community, including issues such as sexual orientation (self or child), coming-out, gender identity, life transition, self empowerment and identity formation.
The clinicians at Abbeyfield provide a safe, compassionate, and nurturing environment to help clients better able to share their thoughts, fears, and goals. Through therapy, aspirations for personal growth and self-improvement can be achieved. People seek counseling for a wide range of reasons: difficulty sharing thoughts & feelings, negative feelings about oneself and/or others, lacking motivation or energy, difficulty focusing, increased family conflict, differences in parenting styles and many others. Our clinicians are ready to help you. Se Habla Espanol. Marque 40 cuando llamemos.
(562) 731-0542 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Manuel Fonseca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
CONGRATULATIONS on taking this step! This is the right time for you to make YOU a priority! I am committed to guiding you on how to improve your overall well-being. I have over 15 years of clinical experience assisting individuals, couples, and families with practical tools to help them manage & overcome difficulties in their lives – I am here to help YOU reach your absolute BEST potential.
(626) 604-0719 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Lakewood. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.