LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA

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Aba Horthy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Aba Horthy (they/them) is a queer mixed nonbinary therapist who creates a nonjudgemental space for their clients and has a passion for helping clients find and express their authentic selves. Born in a conservative country in Europe, living in the Caribbean and then migrating to the US, Aba understands issues of human rights, immigration, as well cultural barriers and internalized shame around queer sexuality and gender. They have a deep capacity for working with trauma and supporting clients who think their story is “too heavy” for others to bear.
(310) 564-1408 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Rebeks L. Clark Mane
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Hi! I'm Rebeks (they/them) - a transmasculine nonbinary therapist who specializes in trauma, LGBTQIA + affirmative therapy, and life with chronic illness, disability and neurodiversity. I love working with folx in the "gray spaces" of identity who aren't quite sure they are (fill in the blank) enough. My astrologically-minded friends describe me as "such an earth sign" - which I translate as grounded, unwavering, and dependable. My approach to therapy is to provide solidity and a sense of containment to enable the deeper healing-work — especially for those with complex trauma, dissociation and early attachment ruptures.
(310) 807-6585 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Omer Harari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
All the work I do originates from a trauma-informed LGBTQ + affirmative lens.
I offer support for individuals who are feeling stuck and looking to foster joy through better relationships. Together, we’ll build greater awareness around anxieties, fears, triggers, or conflicts that get in the way of connection with others. We’ll work to identify your needs and further develop skills to communicate them. We'll spend time calling attention to beliefs, "shoulds" and narratives that might no longer serve you. We'll find the things that get in the way of self-compassion, and unpack them together.
(323) 897-1230 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Lauren J Auerbach
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
LGBTQIA +-affirming.
Does anxiety, fear, sadness, grief, confusion, helplessness, anger, or shame overwhelm you? Maybe a recent loss or previous trauma affects the way you are coping. Perhaps you struggle to navigate your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, or relationships. Let me help you find meaning, patterns, and ultimately relief, with compassion, insight, and tools to heal. Through this process, I hope you will find a greater sense of calm, clarity, and agency.
(323) 775-9882 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Michelle Chong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a queer Chinese Chicana woman and have a background in Art and Photography.
These are difficult times navigating the pandemic and how it continues to affect our world. Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Are you having trouble focusing or finding balance in your life? Are Anxiety or Depression affecting you? Are your relationships with loved ones or roommates under stress? If you're in need of support and looking to make some sense of these trying times, then please reach out. Together we can identify all the things you are up against, find ways to navigate them, and make sustainable, meaningful changes and personal growth.
(213) 335-2580 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Rachel Abroms
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC-I
Verified
I also have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community and in particular those who identify as transgender .
People are complex and life can be very challenging. The way we process and live our lives, especially the way in which we respond to life's difficult challenges, is often informed by painful experiences from our past, and unresolved issues. I will help you find the inner resources you need to recover, understand yourself better, and create the changes that will improve your well being. We all have the potential to heal, grow, and be successful in our lives. It is this potential that provides hope for all of us to overcome pain and adversity.
(323) 203-0901 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Laura Fuller
MA, CHT
I also bring experience in LGBT affirmative therapy, and helping people recover from addictions.
Life calls to us through circumstances, symptoms, intuitions, hopes, and dreams - there is great power in acknowledging these cues. Our challenges are opportunities for even deeper healing and fulfillment. I work in modalities that listen for what is asking to heal and which believe in your ability to do so. Anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, purpose, and meaning are just a few things it can help. If you know that change is possible, but are not sure how, I would love to help you along your journey. There is great power in bringing together the conscious and subconscious; action and compassion.
(310) 734-4857 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Nicole Rademacher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, MFA, AT
Verified
No two people are alike and neither is my approach, therefore, I work eclectically fusing narrative, somatic, experiential, and mindfulness in my practice. I am also an art therapist and enjoy working with clients who want to dig deeper through creative ways when words are not enough. I am adoption competent and an adoptee myself, and I am also LGBTQ + affirming.
(323) 761-7310 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Jennifer Bieler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hi, glad you're here. Therapy is great place for any person, no matter how small or big of an issue you are going through. I see therapy like going to a gym but for your mind & soul. I specialize in working with trauma & addiction along with relationships, substance use, identity, eating disorders, mood disorders, BPD, ADHD, & ASD. As a queer therapist, I work closely with my LGBQ+ community and trans & gender diverse people. My goal is to help you reach your goals.
(925) 452-4882 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Laura Kay Mclauchlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I have worked with many clients in the LGBT community.
Are you struggling with DEPRESSION or ANXIETY? Is your RELATIONSHIP stuck in negative patterns?Is SUBSTANCE USE getting in your way, or you're needing extra support in RECOVERY? Are you going through a stressful LIFE TRANSITION? If you answered "yes" to any these questions, or even "maybe", I might be the help you are looking for. I've been told by my clients that I take a more active, direct approach to therapy, and I believe humor is a great healer. It is my 1st job to help you feel accepted, and listened to. I want to help you achieve your therapeutic goals by learning about what motivates you as a unique individual.
(310) 484-5715 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Denny Pleimann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I invite you to reach out and call if your interested in embarking on a journey of self-discovery and change in a comfortable environment filled with kindness, understanding, laughter and hope. Choosing a therapist that "fits" can be challenging. My unique style, knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion are qualities that support and encourage the development of practical healing strategies to deal with relationship conflict, developmental trauma, addiction, depression, and anxiety issues, career/occupational stress, and LGBT concerns. Transforming difficulties into opportunities for growth, connection, improved passion and potential is the key to effective therapy.
(310) 299-8097 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Alexis Gilliam Lerner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I also enjoy working with BIPOC clients' challenges and joy, male clients' trauma and difficulties, support for female clients in all aspects and stages of life, LGBTQIA + clients and adolescents.
Thank you for reviewing my profile. Looking for a therapist can be mutually daunting and exciting. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and vulnerability to decide to get support in any area of your life, and I am available to empower and guide you on your therapeutic journey. I offer a Relational Gestalt approach to therapy, which means that we build an alliance together focusing on embodiment and what is present for you in the moment. I bear witness and support you in increasing your awareness of your experience as we share space for your transformational healing.
(424) 387-3578 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Sterling Walker
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQIA community.
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(310) 879-5156 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Stephanie Book Koehler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
We’re finding ourselves living in a fragmented world, trying to hold it together when the nature of things is to fall apart. How can we feel whole within so much fragmentation? The big questions arise: Who am I now? What matters to me? How do I enliven myself within these restrictions? We are all grieving, mourning lost friends, illusions of safety, illusions of control and predictability, opportunities gone that will never return. Are you sadder? Sadder and wiser but more adrift? Are past traumas holding you back? Right now is the time to get more support as you grapple with your life's meaning and purpose.
(310) 339-5812 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Open Sky Recovery Sober Living
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC-I, SUDCC
Verified
We are a sober living home for adult men seeking a safe and comfortable environment for those in recovery from addiction. If you are looking for somewhere that is peaceful and supportive, we are the house for you.
(424) 238-6473 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Dr.JM, Licensed Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MSEd
Verified
I work with men and women who are seemingly high achievers but deep down inside feeling disconnected, lost, alone, even if they are in a relationship, and often feeling like they don't belong. I treat anxiety and depression through examining deep-rooted inner conflicts, shame, guilt, insecurity, childhood trauma, family of origin, as well as unconscious cognitive distortions and unhealthy coping mechanisms that manifest in perpetuating self-doubts/disappointments, relationship difficulties, and career dissatisfaction. It often gives me great joy when clients with prior therapy experiences find progress in our initial work together.
(714) 464-7616 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Ashley (Jennifer Ashley) T. Booth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, MSW
Verified
Things are crazy right now, huh? Our world is in an extreme state of uncertainty which can tax our existing coping strategies, shed light on unhelpful habits, and challenge us with fundamental questions about ourselves and our place in the world. I work with clients wanting to lean into these issues and offer a warm presence as they explore what’s happening underneath. Typically, I work with those struggling with trauma, depression, and/or anxiety, wanting to untangle the influences of their past. I also offer support to those that are dabbling with psychedelics by providing risk reduction and integration.
(805) 323-9309 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Stacy Scates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you a couple, individual or family in need of new coping skills? Due to the pandemic you may be experiencing more uncertainty, fear, and sadness. Perhaps you're overwhelmed with family dynamics and re-entry. So much of our collective experience has changed in a short period and you may need help processing it all. If you are feeling a bit lost, or experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, you may benefit from therapy now.
(323) 375-2872 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Leslie Gilliam
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path”- Buddhist quote . I am here to support you on this path. Feeling heard, respected, and validated when life feels overwhelming can be a great comfort. Are you are dealing with a past trauma that feels unbearable, hindering you from your authentic self? Maybe it's been difficult to create boundaries, leaving you feeling depleted and unable to incorporate self-care. Perhaps you and your partner are struggling to empathize with one another. My goal is to aid my clients to release from harmful patterns and process past pain that impair wellbeing.
(424) 233-1547 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Ariel Bahner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Do you feel disconnected from living a vibrant and engaged life? Do the simplest tasks stand before you like an ocean? Are relationships a source of emotional pain in your life? Our ability to make sense of our emotional experiences can be the key to releasing emotional pain and suffering. Often times, our own cultural perceptions of mental health can prevent us from seeking the help that we need. My personal and professional experiences have influenced my understanding of the value of promoting mental health and how simple changes can have a profound effect on our lives.
(818) 860-7357 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Mar Vista, Los Angeles. 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.