LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Jaime Hubbard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Clinical emphasis: depression, anxiety, isolation/lonliness, trauma, managing emotions, self-esteem, codependency, grief and loss, addiction and recovery, 12 step programs, improving communication, career transitions, LGBTQ, and entertainment industry issues.
I engage in conversations that explore the ideas and understandings you have of yourself, others and of the world. Together we identify your strengths and values so that you may generate productive and effective choices that enable you to achieve the goals in life you desire.
Clinical emphasis: depression, anxiety, isolation/lonliness, trauma, managing emotions, self-esteem, codependency, grief and loss, addiction and recovery, 12 step programs, improving communication, career transitions, LGBTQ, and entertainment industry issues.
I engage in conversations that explore the ideas and understandings you have of yourself, others and of the world. Together we identify your strengths and values so that you may generate productive and effective choices that enable you to achieve the goals in life you desire.
(323) 553-3892 View (323) 553-3892
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Kate S. Logan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with individuals and couples on matters such as gender identity, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, non-monogamy, internalized homo/bi/trans phobia, religious trauma, kink/BDSM, and building strong relationships.
I am passionate about providing affirmative therapy that honors and celebrates the richness of each individual's identity and experience. Whether you're exploring your gender, seeking support during transition, struggling with relationships, or simply want to become your most authentic self, I am here to help guide you on your path. I use a collaborative approach to therapy, working alongside clients to uncover personal insights and develop strategies for overcoming challenges. I focus on fostering self-awareness, self-acceptance, and developing strong support networks outside of the therapy office.
I specialize in working with individuals and couples on matters such as gender identity, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, non-monogamy, internalized homo/bi/trans phobia, religious trauma, kink/BDSM, and building strong relationships.
I am passionate about providing affirmative therapy that honors and celebrates the richness of each individual's identity and experience. Whether you're exploring your gender, seeking support during transition, struggling with relationships, or simply want to become your most authentic self, I am here to help guide you on your path. I use a collaborative approach to therapy, working alongside clients to uncover personal insights and develop strategies for overcoming challenges. I focus on fostering self-awareness, self-acceptance, and developing strong support networks outside of the therapy office.
(424) 999-9470 View (424) 999-9470
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Dr. Shelby Solomon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
Solomon is an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities, disabled communities, and BIPOC communities, and works with adults of all ages.
Dr. Shelby Solomon is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California. Dr. Solomon recognizes therapy is an uplifting, supportive, and sometimes challenging experience, and believes establishing trust, safety, and open communication is essential to the process. She utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, which explores how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors often work in a cycle and can be difficult to break or re-shape, even when they are causing stress, anxiety, or sadness. Through techniques and exercises worked on in/out of sessions, many clients are able to strengthen their awareness and find relief.
Solomon is an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities, disabled communities, and BIPOC communities, and works with adults of all ages.
Dr. Shelby Solomon is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California. Dr. Solomon recognizes therapy is an uplifting, supportive, and sometimes challenging experience, and believes establishing trust, safety, and open communication is essential to the process. She utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, which explores how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors often work in a cycle and can be difficult to break or re-shape, even when they are causing stress, anxiety, or sadness. Through techniques and exercises worked on in/out of sessions, many clients are able to strengthen their awareness and find relief.
(424) 306-0988 View (424) 306-0988
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Justin T Gibson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Are you having trouble sleeping? Have you had a challenging time processing stressful life events after stressful life events? Are you finding it hard to communicate your needs or set boundaries in your relationships? Do you suffer from anxiety? Are you a person of color and/or a part of the LGBTQ community who struggles with shame or fitting into a society that can be disaffirming and intolerant? You've come to the right place, as these are areas that I commonly help empower my clients to overcome. My goal is to support my clients in their mental health, their emotional well-being, and their life goals.
Are you having trouble sleeping? Have you had a challenging time processing stressful life events after stressful life events? Are you finding it hard to communicate your needs or set boundaries in your relationships? Do you suffer from anxiety? Are you a person of color and/or a part of the LGBTQ community who struggles with shame or fitting into a society that can be disaffirming and intolerant? You've come to the right place, as these are areas that I commonly help empower my clients to overcome. My goal is to support my clients in their mental health, their emotional well-being, and their life goals.
(562) 669-3188 View (562) 669-3188
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Kat Valentine
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
I am a LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamy-affirmative therapist, who provides online therapy for adults, romantic partners, and chosen family. I specialize in empowering people to work through shame, anxiety, depression, ADHD, coming out, and relational issues. I take a humanist, collaborative, attachment-focused approach in my therapeutic work and believe it’s often useful to examine the stories we tell about ourselves and our relationships in order to weave new narratives that better serve us. I have completed my Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training (an attachment-based couples therapy method).
I am a LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamy-affirmative therapist, who provides online therapy for adults, romantic partners, and chosen family. I specialize in empowering people to work through shame, anxiety, depression, ADHD, coming out, and relational issues. I take a humanist, collaborative, attachment-focused approach in my therapeutic work and believe it’s often useful to examine the stories we tell about ourselves and our relationships in order to weave new narratives that better serve us. I have completed my Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training (an attachment-based couples therapy method).
(747) 245-3808 View (747) 245-3808
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Dean Stahl Trans-Affirming Body Liberation Specialist
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
For all queer & trans individuals seeking authentic and empowered body liberation, welcome HOME! I know you, I see you, because I am you. And it is my passion in life to walk alongside my fellow QT family as we un-learn all of the queerphobic, fat-shaming “values” we were raised upon. That ends today! (I don’t know you yet…and yet I’m super excited to be a part of this journey with you!) My path in life is to integrate transformation, creativity & play toward thriving in relationships and community. (And when I say, creative play, I really mean it. I literally have a degree in professional clowning…but that’s for another time.)
For all queer & trans individuals seeking authentic and empowered body liberation, welcome HOME! I know you, I see you, because I am you. And it is my passion in life to walk alongside my fellow QT family as we un-learn all of the queerphobic, fat-shaming “values” we were raised upon. That ends today! (I don’t know you yet…and yet I’m super excited to be a part of this journey with you!) My path in life is to integrate transformation, creativity & play toward thriving in relationships and community. (And when I say, creative play, I really mean it. I literally have a degree in professional clowning…but that’s for another time.)
(818) 214-7868 View (818) 214-7868
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Victoria Maria Gerdts
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Welcome! I provide support to individuals, couples, kink, and various polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous relational structures to guide them toward sexual wellness and health with an emphasis on communication, pleasure, and intimacy. I am also an avid advocate for combatting stigma in regard to STI/STDs, providing education on safe disclosures, and anxiety surrounding initial diagnoses. I've worked with folks with disabilities and chronic illness/pain, sex workers, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, LGBTQIA+, reproductive and perinatal issues, and those struggling with cultural identity and religious trauma.
Welcome! I provide support to individuals, couples, kink, and various polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous relational structures to guide them toward sexual wellness and health with an emphasis on communication, pleasure, and intimacy. I am also an avid advocate for combatting stigma in regard to STI/STDs, providing education on safe disclosures, and anxiety surrounding initial diagnoses. I've worked with folks with disabilities and chronic illness/pain, sex workers, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, LGBTQIA+, reproductive and perinatal issues, and those struggling with cultural identity and religious trauma.
(818) 918-2496 View (818) 918-2496
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Jesse McIntosh
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90039
I offer warm, socially informed, and collaborative therapeutic care, with an emphasis on treating depression, shame and self-esteem issues, and patterns of relational instability. With clinical training from the Los Angeles LGBT Center and over a decade as a high school and middle school teacher, I have specific experience with the challenges faced by adolescents, young adults, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. But in the end, I’m eager to work with anyone who feels I could be a match for their needs.
I offer warm, socially informed, and collaborative therapeutic care, with an emphasis on treating depression, shame and self-esteem issues, and patterns of relational instability. With clinical training from the Los Angeles LGBT Center and over a decade as a high school and middle school teacher, I have specific experience with the challenges faced by adolescents, young adults, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. But in the end, I’m eager to work with anyone who feels I could be a match for their needs.
(323) 765-0242 View (323) 765-0242
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Hannah Hewes-Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
My practice welcomes individuals and couples of all backgrounds, who are seeking to break intergenerational cycles of trauma, heal emotional and mental wounds, or navigate challenging life transitions. If you are struggling with feelings of shame and finding it hard to express yourself in meaningful ways, I might be a great fit for you. My practice is a safe space for queer and trans folks who are processing today's social climate, making family planning decisions, or simply reaching out for support and guidance.
My practice welcomes individuals and couples of all backgrounds, who are seeking to break intergenerational cycles of trauma, heal emotional and mental wounds, or navigate challenging life transitions. If you are struggling with feelings of shame and finding it hard to express yourself in meaningful ways, I might be a great fit for you. My practice is a safe space for queer and trans folks who are processing today's social climate, making family planning decisions, or simply reaching out for support and guidance.
(213) 354-8285 View (213) 354-8285
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Phillip Guttmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90015  (Online Only)
I am a gay licensed therapist in California who believes that change is possible, incrementally. I also believe that what works for one person may not work for another. I particularly enjoy working with LGBTQ clients but also happily see straight clients and find joy in working with all populations and people from all backgrounds. I work well with clients who appreciate some give and take in session. And who are open and ready to work on connecting to a stronger version of themselves - however that looks for you.
I am a gay licensed therapist in California who believes that change is possible, incrementally. I also believe that what works for one person may not work for another. I particularly enjoy working with LGBTQ clients but also happily see straight clients and find joy in working with all populations and people from all backgrounds. I work well with clients who appreciate some give and take in session. And who are open and ready to work on connecting to a stronger version of themselves - however that looks for you.
(213) 668-5589 View (213) 668-5589
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Jenni Pertuset
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients in WA and CA. My people are the deep thinkers and deep feelers — those who appreciate a gentle if persistent guide for their own thoughtful self-reflection and ethical action. Let's work together to create new possibilities for you and your relationships. I work with queer relationships and individuals. Anger, grief, resentment . . . what's getting in your way?
Accepting new clients in WA and CA. My people are the deep thinkers and deep feelers — those who appreciate a gentle if persistent guide for their own thoughtful self-reflection and ethical action. Let's work together to create new possibilities for you and your relationships. I work with queer relationships and individuals. Anger, grief, resentment . . . what's getting in your way?
(424) 552-4462 View (424) 552-4462
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Kasey Mandelbaum -Chronic Illness And Neurodivergent Specialist
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90005  (Online Only)
As a neurodivergent, queer, and disabled therapist, I know what it is like to not see yourself in your therapist. I'm a therapist with ADHD- I'm going to understand the grief you feel when talking about your past and how different it would have been if the world was built with neurodiverse people in mind. I'm a therapist with chronic illness- I'll understand how flares, injustice, and medical trauma effects your brain and your inner world. This world was not made for us in mind, but my counseling space was. Welcome!
As a neurodivergent, queer, and disabled therapist, I know what it is like to not see yourself in your therapist. I'm a therapist with ADHD- I'm going to understand the grief you feel when talking about your past and how different it would have been if the world was built with neurodiverse people in mind. I'm a therapist with chronic illness- I'll understand how flares, injustice, and medical trauma effects your brain and your inner world. This world was not made for us in mind, but my counseling space was. Welcome!
(213) 642-2948 View (213) 642-2948
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Kristen Crowe - Open Space Therapy Collective
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
You deserve to feel good in your body. You deserve relationships that contribute to your well-being- not detract from it. You deserve to enjoy healthy expressions of your sexuality. But due to societal pressures and less-than-helpful toxic norms and legacies, these are areas where many people struggle. As a sex-positive, anti-racist, queer & trans-knowledgeable therapist, I’m here to provide non-judgemental support. In therapy, you’ll learn gentle tools to help you love and accept your body, manage your stress, elevate your mood, and improve your relationships.
You deserve to feel good in your body. You deserve relationships that contribute to your well-being- not detract from it. You deserve to enjoy healthy expressions of your sexuality. But due to societal pressures and less-than-helpful toxic norms and legacies, these are areas where many people struggle. As a sex-positive, anti-racist, queer & trans-knowledgeable therapist, I’m here to provide non-judgemental support. In therapy, you’ll learn gentle tools to help you love and accept your body, manage your stress, elevate your mood, and improve your relationships.
(818) 696-4274 View (818) 696-4274
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Jake Paschke
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
As your therapist, I am here to offer support through life's challenges. I believe that gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves frees us from unhelpful patterns and enables us to live a more authentic life. I provide therapy for individuals and couples, with a focus on LGBTQ+ issues, sex and intimacy, healing from trauma, phase of life challenges, addiction and recovery, and men's issues. Together, we will examine the thought patterns, behaviors, and societal influences affecting your mental health, aiming to foster lasting change.
As your therapist, I am here to offer support through life's challenges. I believe that gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves frees us from unhelpful patterns and enables us to live a more authentic life. I provide therapy for individuals and couples, with a focus on LGBTQ+ issues, sex and intimacy, healing from trauma, phase of life challenges, addiction and recovery, and men's issues. Together, we will examine the thought patterns, behaviors, and societal influences affecting your mental health, aiming to foster lasting change.
(818) 873-3764 View (818) 873-3764
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Angela Medrano
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello there! Wishing you a warm welcome on this path towards healing and self-discovery. As a queer filipina-mexican therapist, I'm here to create a safe and inclusive space for folks of all intersections, with a primary focus on those at the intersections of BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+. Embracing your natural strengths, we'll work together to rediscover and reconstruct your personal narratives, nurturing trust within your body, mind, and spirit.
Hello there! Wishing you a warm welcome on this path towards healing and self-discovery. As a queer filipina-mexican therapist, I'm here to create a safe and inclusive space for folks of all intersections, with a primary focus on those at the intersections of BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+. Embracing your natural strengths, we'll work together to rediscover and reconstruct your personal narratives, nurturing trust within your body, mind, and spirit.
(323) 694-2027 View (323) 694-2027
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Bree is Helpful AF
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
And if you're fat, queer, non-binary, neurodivergent (I have bipolar I), disabled (I have lupus), navigating addiction, sex-positive, anti-capitalist.
Hi! I'm Bree and I'm a peer counselor rooted in fat liberation, community psychology, and feminist therapy. I mostly work with rad fat folx who strive for fat positivity and/or body neutrality. I work with others who aren't fat, but they're anti-diet and striving for body liberation, too. I also work with fellow neurodivergent folx who want to work with (instead of against) their unique circumstances. I love working with people who are collaborative, solution-oriented, open to feedback, and open to using tarot for additional feedback. If you're looking for empowerment and unconditional support, I've got lots of it to give! :)
And if you're fat, queer, non-binary, neurodivergent (I have bipolar I), disabled (I have lupus), navigating addiction, sex-positive, anti-capitalist.
Hi! I'm Bree and I'm a peer counselor rooted in fat liberation, community psychology, and feminist therapy. I mostly work with rad fat folx who strive for fat positivity and/or body neutrality. I work with others who aren't fat, but they're anti-diet and striving for body liberation, too. I also work with fellow neurodivergent folx who want to work with (instead of against) their unique circumstances. I love working with people who are collaborative, solution-oriented, open to feedback, and open to using tarot for additional feedback. If you're looking for empowerment and unconditional support, I've got lots of it to give! :)
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Teresa Blenggio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
As a queer, bilingual immigrant Latina with a professional journey spanning since 2012, I have dedicated myself to providing culturally sensitive and affirming care to my clients.
As a queer, bilingual immigrant Latina with a professional journey spanning since 2012, I have dedicated myself to providing culturally sensitive and affirming care to my clients.
(213) 652-9592 View (213) 652-9592
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Shahtaj Khan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010
In my practice, I specialize in supporting individuals who have experienced religious or spiritual trauma, survivors of various forms of violence and abuse (including domestic, sexual, emotional, and mental), individuals dealing with depression and anxiety, as well as queer and heterosexual couples in monogamous or polyamorous relationships.
My goal is to empower individuals by helping them tap into their inner strengths and resilience. As a first-generation immigrant and a non-binary individual, I understand the complexities faced by people with multiple identities, which fuels my commitment to creating a safe and affirming space for healing and growth. I incorporate a decolonized approach that acknowledges and challenges the harmful impacts of colonization on individuals' mental well-being. By centering the experiences and perspectives of marginalized communities, I aim to promote healing and empowerment.
In my practice, I specialize in supporting individuals who have experienced religious or spiritual trauma, survivors of various forms of violence and abuse (including domestic, sexual, emotional, and mental), individuals dealing with depression and anxiety, as well as queer and heterosexual couples in monogamous or polyamorous relationships.
My goal is to empower individuals by helping them tap into their inner strengths and resilience. As a first-generation immigrant and a non-binary individual, I understand the complexities faced by people with multiple identities, which fuels my commitment to creating a safe and affirming space for healing and growth. I incorporate a decolonized approach that acknowledges and challenges the harmful impacts of colonization on individuals' mental well-being. By centering the experiences and perspectives of marginalized communities, I aim to promote healing and empowerment.
(213) 770-4202 View (213) 770-4202
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Alejandra Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90089  (Online Only)
As non-binary and trans folx we often find ourselves wondering "where do I belong in this world?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we dont feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder when its going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just don't get it. We really want someone who can connect to us &make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
As non-binary and trans folx we often find ourselves wondering "where do I belong in this world?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we dont feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder when its going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just don't get it. We really want someone who can connect to us &make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
(951) 262-7917 View (951) 262-7917
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Malea Woods
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Hi! Are you looking for a queer, feminist therapist who can support you with body image and eating disorder issues? Would you like a place to feel supported throughout the week and actually look forward to therapy? If so, we could be a good fit! I believe that therapy should be a place where you can feel safe to unpack how you're truly feeling and feel like you have skills to help you move through difficult times. Seeking treatment for your eating disorder/body image issues is hard enough, so I strive to create a safe space to start the journey. My approach is LGBTQ+ affirming and rooted in Health at Every Size.
Hi! Are you looking for a queer, feminist therapist who can support you with body image and eating disorder issues? Would you like a place to feel supported throughout the week and actually look forward to therapy? If so, we could be a good fit! I believe that therapy should be a place where you can feel safe to unpack how you're truly feeling and feel like you have skills to help you move through difficult times. Seeking treatment for your eating disorder/body image issues is hard enough, so I strive to create a safe space to start the journey. My approach is LGBTQ+ affirming and rooted in Health at Every Size.
(818) 697-9692 View (818) 697-9692