LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Jason Levine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My expertise is in working with those with addictions, smoking cessation, gay / lesbian Issues, and anger management.
I began my private practice with one purpose in mind: to treat clients with respect for the possibility of change in their lives. It is my belief that the best treatment includes the development of a trusting relationship. I am here to support you in creating a life of courage in which you can tackle the obstacles that have limited your potential. I empower individuals to replace feelings of hopelessness with hope for a brighter future. Together, we can forge a plan that will lead to a much more fulfilling life experience.
(424) 835-6482 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
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Ashley Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As a queer woman, I am attuned to questions regarding gender and sexuality and welcome clients who are in the process of exploring these and other parts of self.
Hi, I'm Ashley, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience working with adults, couples and families affected by substance use disorders, trauma and acute mental health disorders. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings which include residential, outpatient, community mental health, private practice and teaching graduate students in an adjunct role.
(213) 568-6048 
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
Offers online therapy
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Matthew Spector
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I specialize with working with the queer community and also tend to work with individuals and partners of all ages and gender identities dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship concerns, grief, perfectionism, life transitions, and body image issues.
Let's just come right out and say it, life can be really challenging! We all have things that cause us to sometimes feel lost, confused, upset or misunderstood. Through our work together, I can help you find helpful ways to work through uncomfortable emotions, relationship concerns, self-defeating thoughts, and more of life's inevitable stressors. I believe that we all hold the ability to manage life's challenges. To do this, we sometimes need a supportive guide. Enter therapy.
(213) 421-0609 
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Los Angeles, CA 90010
Offers online therapy
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Alison Picard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy, influenced by post-modern feminist therapy and LGBTQIA + affirmative therapy.
The decision to enter therapy can be prompted by many different things. Whether you are trying to untangle old and restrictive patterns, seeking relief from depression or anxiety, working through grief or trauma, or wanting to deepen a relationship to your authentic self-- it can begin here. Your therapy process will be unique to who you are. Some of the elements that I bring to our work will be an exploration of how you express feeling, how your past experiences are influencing your present, and ​how those dynamics may show up in the therapy space. Curiosity, collaboration, and compassion will guide this work.
(213) 410-4924 
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Los Angeles, CA 90041
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Renae Johnson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, ATR-BC
Verified
Hi, I'm glad you're here. If you've come this far it means that you are making the choice to take care of yourself and work to lead a healthy life. That is a brave and important decision, and I'm here to help. I specialize in working with Queer and Trans people as well as artists, writers, and creatives who have experienced trauma or find themselves feeling stuck and disconnected. We will utilize your unique strengths and focus our work on processing your experience and providing you with the tools so you can live as your most authentic self.
(323) 347-3189 
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
Offers online therapy
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Philip Lance Hollywood Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified
At Hollywood Psychotherapy I provide sensitive and effective therapy to gay men and others. While my specialization is in psychoanalysis and LGBT mental health, my strength is in being an excellent therapist for all. I am an advanced practitioner who treats other therapists, teaches at a local institute, and supervises doctoral candidates. Research has proven that having an in-depth conversation with a caring, astute, wise, and experienced therapist can have a profound effect upon your mental health and general well-being. It can also foster your personal growth.
(323) 484-4212 
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Los Angeles, CA 90038
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Jose-Antonio Aguilar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology along with experience in working with gay , transgender , LGBTQIA + individuals, BIPOC and Latinx communities.
Pandemic life is complex, but there is hope. You might find yourself struggling and aren’t sure how to move forward. It could be that you are going through a life change such as ending a relationship or exploring your gender expression. Maybe you’re questioning if you are drinking too much and not sure if you want to stop. Sometimes positive change can bring up feelings of anxiety. Holding on to all of these feelings and experiences can be overwhelming and talking with a Licensed Clinical Psychologist like myself is a step to releasing and exploring these feelings.
(213) 325-3906 
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Los Angeles, CA 90042
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Rainer Geissler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I'm proud to support the LGBTQ +, sex-positive, polyamorous, and non-monogamy communities and consider sexuality to be an important part of life that should be fun for everyone.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. I strive to create an environment of compassion, authenticity and understanding, inclusive and welcoming to all clients. In working with me, you will identify the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and beliefs that are preventing you from living joyfully. I work with you to help you discover your strengths and capabilities so that you can live a life that is meaningful, rewarding and free from conflict. I believe that therapy must be engaging, non-judgmental, and supportive to facilitate growth.
(415) 322-0761 
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
Offers online therapy
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Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services (ADRS)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mike Rizzo, LMFT I have worked in the addiction recovery field since 2004. From 2007 to 2019 I worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, developing and managing their Addiction Recovery Services / Crystal Meth Recovery Services. Since 7/19 thru 12/21 I was the Program Director of CAST Centers in West Hollywood. Please visit my website for more information.
(323) 987-6732 
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
Offers online therapy
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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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Los Angeles, CA 90066
Offers online therapy
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Patrick Davey Tully
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Are you LGBTQIA + and do you want someone who listens, provides feedback, and tailors sessions to your preferred format? Anxiety and figuring stuff out as an LGBTQIA + person is draining. You deserve a space where you can be vulnerable. You are exhausted as you try to manage it all with your inner-critic snapping at you. I'm gay myself, so I understand how weird this world can feel. Let's work together to bring back a sense of ease and calm. You can learn how to deal with stress, overwhelm, and feelings of hopelessness.
(323) 819-0747 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
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Anthony Barnes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW
Verified
As a cis- gay man, I’ve spent the better part of my adult life unlearning the harmful messages our world tells us about what is means to be LGBTQIA + - that we’re somehow broken or unworthy. You are not broken. You are not unworthy. You are fabulous and vibrant and deserving of all the gifts this world has to offer. I became a therapist to share what I’ve learned and to bring healing not just to queer folks, but to anyone who knows what it feels like to be left out. When we work together, you can expect a safe, affirming, and sometimes silly space where we collaborate to find real solutions you can implement right away!
(818) 392-5301 
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Los Angeles, CA 90028
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca Gitlin (She | Her)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My doctoral training included dual emphases in LGBTQ + Psychology and Diversity & Community Mental Health.
Los Angeles is not an easy city, and these are not easy times. I invite individuals who are navigating identity, relationships, health, and trauma to my practice. I specialize in working within a gender affirming and trauma-informed framework, cultivating our strengths in order to build a life that feels sustainable and true to who we are. I especially welcome those who are new to psychotherapy and am a firm believer in demystifying the process. I approach my practice with warmth, cultural humility, an active and collaborative stance, and authenticity.
(818) 214-7534 
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Los Angeles, CA 90068
Not accepting new clients
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Riley Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Note: As a queer and non-binary provider I have special interest in working with LGBTQIAplus identified people.
Are you finding career success but stumbling when it comes to other important areas of life like self-care and relationships? Do you struggle to enjoy your accomplishments, even when friends and family say you’re doing well? Adulting can be really hard. Concern around whether you're "doing it right" can contribute to feelings of being an imposter and prevent you from really savoring the wins you have in life.
(818) 666-2324 
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
Offers online therapy
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Tamala J. Poljak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA + individuals & families.
People seek therapy for so many reasons, but mostly we all want to feel loved, safe and understood. We want to feel a sense purpose & feel good enough as we are, and yet so many of us struggle to feel these ways. Sometimes our lives look very different than we imagined & we need help making sense out of things. We might be feeling disconnected or numb, uncertain or alone. We might be questioning the direction we are heading and need to find some clarity or hope. Self compassion & radical self-acceptance are cornerstones of my work. I'd like to explore these concepts with you and help you make meaning of your life and sense of self.
(323) 892-8715 
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with people in LGBTQ + communities, addictions, borderline personality, complex trauma, and anxiety disorders.
I see therapy as a collaborative process exploring how the past informs the present and allowing trust and authenticity to foster insight and development. I strive to provide the highest quality of care, focusing on the unique needs of each individual and creating a safe environment with room for challenges, exploration, process, and growth. I help clients learn and practice skills for tolerating pain in times of crisis, responding instead of reacting, increasing self-respect, improving relationships, and participating fully in each moment. My ultimate goal is to help my clients build and nurture a life they feel is worth living.
 
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
Offers online therapy
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Thomas Charles Hunt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with individuals and couples, specializing in gay male/ LGBTQ populations.
Are you feeling stuck in relationships, jobs, or entrenched beliefs about yourself that may not be valid? Unhealthy thoughts, feelings, behaviors and attachments can create patterns that lead to anxiety, depression, addiction and more. The definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.” If you want to break the cycle, therapy can be a powerful tool in helping you identify problem areas and begin your personal transformation. The process begins with having someone who will listen, understand your needs, uncover stressors and seek solutions.
(323) 839-1214 
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
Offers online therapy
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Erika Morris
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in LGBTQ + affirmative therapy and welcome clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Therapy is a space for you to be fully YOU - and to discover what you can become - in a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment. Most people start therapy because they are struggling: overwhelmed by personal stressors, times of adjustment and transition, or past trauma. You don't have to do it alone. I am here to support you with a warm, authentic, human connection. I use my experience and training to help you get closer to where you want to be. As we work through your struggles, you will learn to uncover inner strengths and cultivate a greater sense of purpose and meaning.
(424) 373-6740 
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
Offers online therapy
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Cassie Karr
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with LGBTQ + identified adults, couples, and adolescents.
Choosing a therapist is an important decision. In my experience, the best therapeutic work happens when there is a strong relationship between you and your therapist. I believe that healing happens when you are able to share your inner world with another person and feel safe and supported doing so. My goal is to create an environment where you feel seen, heard, cared for, and understood. Processing your experiences in therapy helps to deepen self-awareness, and can positively impact your mood, functioning, and interpersonal relationships.
(714) 410-2219 
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Bryan Scheihing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with clients of all backgrounds with a particular specialty serving the LGBTQ + community.
I love those moments when a client has an “Aha Moment,” saying with raised awareness, “I’ve never thought about it that way before.” Perhaps this moment is in regard to helping heal an emotional wound or recognizing how to overcome a seemingly insurmountable barrier standing in the way of one’s goals. Sometimes clarifying what those goals are, discovering a path toward achieving them, then taking small/realistic steps to do so is what the therapeutic work is about. Healing emotional wounds and uncovering or remembering your strengths will help you clarify and possibly even reach your goals.
(213) 376-3805 
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Los Angeles, CA 90042
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in 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.