LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Natalia I Melancon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a therapist who will help you feel accepted, supported and free to process your feelings and thoughts in a safe judgment-free space, you will find me a good fit for your needs. I will not tell you what to do but will gently guide you through your journey toward your goals and your own decisions. I love working with adults (18+) and helping them navigate challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ and life transitions issues in a warm and compassionate environment.
If you are looking for a therapist who will help you feel accepted, supported and free to process your feelings and thoughts in a safe judgment-free space, you will find me a good fit for your needs. I will not tell you what to do but will gently guide you through your journey toward your goals and your own decisions. I love working with adults (18+) and helping them navigate challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ and life transitions issues in a warm and compassionate environment.
(951) 904-2682 View (951) 904-2682
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Wendy Silva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90022  (Online Only)
I am a first-generation queer woman of color.
Welcome, you are taking the first step in your healing process. You may be experiencing situations that may be overwhelming and may be creating daily life function. You may be noticing patterns that continue to perpetuate thoughts and emotions that can be difficult to understand and manage. In therapy, we can work together in identifying and understanding the “origen” of our patterns and work towards embracing growth, healing, and change. I believe therapy should be a safe space to process your emotions and thoughts without feeling judged and I aim to create a safe and trusting therapeutic space to facilitate growth and healing.
I am a first-generation queer woman of color.
Welcome, you are taking the first step in your healing process. You may be experiencing situations that may be overwhelming and may be creating daily life function. You may be noticing patterns that continue to perpetuate thoughts and emotions that can be difficult to understand and manage. In therapy, we can work together in identifying and understanding the “origen” of our patterns and work towards embracing growth, healing, and change. I believe therapy should be a safe space to process your emotions and thoughts without feeling judged and I aim to create a safe and trusting therapeutic space to facilitate growth and healing.
(562) 561-2029 View (562) 561-2029
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Violet Vanilla Valley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
My clients are typically between the ages of 16 and 60. They are typically, but not exclusively, queer, trans, polyamorous, neurodivergent, or exploring identities. Clients come to me to receive coaching from someone who shares one or more of my identities. freespiritcounselingllc.com/violet-vanilla-valley-msw-lsw-she-they/
My clients are typically between the ages of 16 and 60. They are typically, but not exclusively, queer, trans, polyamorous, neurodivergent, or exploring identities. Clients come to me to receive coaching from someone who shares one or more of my identities. freespiritcounselingllc.com/violet-vanilla-valley-msw-lsw-she-they/
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Jennifer Broomfield, Cadeia Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you identify as LGBTQ+ and have had trouble accessing affirming behavioral healthcare? I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and decided to start a private telehealth practice to help members of my community who may have had trouble finding a therapist who understands the experiences and challenges of our beautiful and proud community. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, coming out or relationship issues, I would be honored to help you on your healing journey.
Do you identify as LGBTQ+ and have had trouble accessing affirming behavioral healthcare? I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and decided to start a private telehealth practice to help members of my community who may have had trouble finding a therapist who understands the experiences and challenges of our beautiful and proud community. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, coming out or relationship issues, I would be honored to help you on your healing journey.
(302) 497-5925 View (302) 497-5925
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Dr. Daniel Garrett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, LGBTQIA, kink/poly, anger management, life transitions/adjustment, grief/loss, trauma, addiction, and mood disorders.
My focus is on providing multi-culturally affirming therapy to help people achieve their therapeutic goals and cope with struggles they face. I use an integrative and collaborative approach to deeply understand my client’s concerns, meet people where they are, and support their specific needs from therapy.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, LGBTQIA, kink/poly, anger management, life transitions/adjustment, grief/loss, trauma, addiction, and mood disorders.
My focus is on providing multi-culturally affirming therapy to help people achieve their therapeutic goals and cope with struggles they face. I use an integrative and collaborative approach to deeply understand my client’s concerns, meet people where they are, and support their specific needs from therapy.
(747) 200-8760 View (747) 200-8760
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EMDR Therapy & Holistic Therapy by Sandy Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a neurodivergent, bi-cultural Black queer therapist, clients come to me searching for someone with shared lived experiences because therapy should be a place where you can be ALL of you.
You may often feel misunderstood by the world. Probably you're exhausted from feeling like you're never doing enough, like you're unworthy of the beauty life has to offer. It might be hard to recall when things didn't feel this way because you've always felt weird, different...like you've never belonged. Yet, you’re ready for any relief, any change. You're ready to transcend feelings of shame and embrace self-acceptance and compassion, not just for yourself but also for your communities. You're ready to feel confident and explore how you can utilize your strengths, experiences, and imagination to have a positive impact on our world!
As a neurodivergent, bi-cultural Black queer therapist, clients come to me searching for someone with shared lived experiences because therapy should be a place where you can be ALL of you.
You may often feel misunderstood by the world. Probably you're exhausted from feeling like you're never doing enough, like you're unworthy of the beauty life has to offer. It might be hard to recall when things didn't feel this way because you've always felt weird, different...like you've never belonged. Yet, you’re ready for any relief, any change. You're ready to transcend feelings of shame and embrace self-acceptance and compassion, not just for yourself but also for your communities. You're ready to feel confident and explore how you can utilize your strengths, experiences, and imagination to have a positive impact on our world!
(626) 779-8747 View (626) 779-8747
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Vanessa Torres
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Vanessa (she/they) I am an AMFT and Registered Art Therapist. I am of Zapotec heritage, raised on Tataviam lands, known today as the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Identities I hold are being queer, disabled, 1st gen, neurodiverse, and somewhere on the gender spectrum of being femme and beyond one gender. My commitment as an Anti-Imperialist/abolitionist therapist show up in the space in the ways I do not center tenants of white supremacy such as perfectionism, worship of written word, centrism/white comfort, and individualism. As a person of color, my lived experience has led me to center social justice in my work.
Hi, my name is Vanessa (she/they) I am an AMFT and Registered Art Therapist. I am of Zapotec heritage, raised on Tataviam lands, known today as the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Identities I hold are being queer, disabled, 1st gen, neurodiverse, and somewhere on the gender spectrum of being femme and beyond one gender. My commitment as an Anti-Imperialist/abolitionist therapist show up in the space in the ways I do not center tenants of white supremacy such as perfectionism, worship of written word, centrism/white comfort, and individualism. As a person of color, my lived experience has led me to center social justice in my work.
(619) 853-4410 View (619) 853-4410
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Alton Carswell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked with various groups and clients. If you are looking for a therapist that will listen and acknowledge your unique perspective you don't have to look any further. I have 10 years of experience working with singles, couples, military, LGBTQ, people of color, undocumented immigrants from various countries and even inmates. In addition to my hours spent in working with varying communities, I have been highly involved as alumni from Antioch University in Los Angeles and as a current doctoral student in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked with various groups and clients. If you are looking for a therapist that will listen and acknowledge your unique perspective you don't have to look any further. I have 10 years of experience working with singles, couples, military, LGBTQ, people of color, undocumented immigrants from various countries and even inmates. In addition to my hours spent in working with varying communities, I have been highly involved as alumni from Antioch University in Los Angeles and as a current doctoral student in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
(562) 454-1773 View (562) 454-1773
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Jesse Andrew Proia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
As an LGBTQ+ therapist and writer, I am skilled at sharing my natural curiosity, and an outside perspective with all my clients.
I have dedicated my career to helping individuals and couples navigate life's ups and downs using therapy to gain a sense of control over their lives. I provide clients with a safe and inclusive space to explore their emotions and experiences. I am passionate and experienced in working with LGBTQ+ populations, helping couples build healthy relationships, and supporting men develop stronger mental and emotional awareness.
As an LGBTQ+ therapist and writer, I am skilled at sharing my natural curiosity, and an outside perspective with all my clients.
I have dedicated my career to helping individuals and couples navigate life's ups and downs using therapy to gain a sense of control over their lives. I provide clients with a safe and inclusive space to explore their emotions and experiences. I am passionate and experienced in working with LGBTQ+ populations, helping couples build healthy relationships, and supporting men develop stronger mental and emotional awareness.
(720) 784-4189 View (720) 784-4189
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Edwin Albert Huerta
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Hi there, my name is Edwin! My experience in Social Work has allowed me to work alongside students of all ages (elementary through college) where we worked on topics such as depressive moods, anxiety, stress, and questions surrounding queer identity. Working with these students allowed us to start conversations about communication skills and triggers that they faced in their day to day life. Working alongside them, we were able to identify what steps they were comfortable doing to implement into their lives to see results.
Hi there, my name is Edwin! My experience in Social Work has allowed me to work alongside students of all ages (elementary through college) where we worked on topics such as depressive moods, anxiety, stress, and questions surrounding queer identity. Working with these students allowed us to start conversations about communication skills and triggers that they faced in their day to day life. Working alongside them, we were able to identify what steps they were comfortable doing to implement into their lives to see results.
(747) 347-3590 View (747) 347-3590
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Nick Ulrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90001
I believe that one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Beginning in therapy can be a way for you to start to put together the pieces of your life and who you are. And ultimately, you deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. If you're someone that struggles with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, LGBTQIA issues, and past trauma, I'd love to help you work through those challenges. I want to be the therapist that helps you along that journey.
I believe that one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Beginning in therapy can be a way for you to start to put together the pieces of your life and who you are. And ultimately, you deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. If you're someone that struggles with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, LGBTQIA issues, and past trauma, I'd love to help you work through those challenges. I want to be the therapist that helps you along that journey.
(714) 924-3032 View (714) 924-3032
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Dr. Lou Bigelow
Registered Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046
I work with LGBTQ+ people experiencing grief and loss, supporting you through life’s biggest challenges toward transformation and wholeness. When things feel like they’re falling apart, it is important to take time to allow the immensity of the event to be felt. I will be with you in the falling and also help you anchor into your personal truths and strengths, ultimately leading to greater richness in life. Therapy with me offers space to realign with your deepest self and who you want to be. I will work collaboratively with you to understand the challenges you face and connect to the wisdom within.
I work with LGBTQ+ people experiencing grief and loss, supporting you through life’s biggest challenges toward transformation and wholeness. When things feel like they’re falling apart, it is important to take time to allow the immensity of the event to be felt. I will be with you in the falling and also help you anchor into your personal truths and strengths, ultimately leading to greater richness in life. Therapy with me offers space to realign with your deepest self and who you want to be. I will work collaboratively with you to understand the challenges you face and connect to the wisdom within.
(213) 973-8386 View (213) 973-8386
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Jason C Churchill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90030  (Online Only)
Are you a a member of the LGBTQ community facing the complexities of life, and in need of a therapist who understands the nuance of your identity? I deeply understand the unique challenges you encounter, from the emotional weight of your identity to the stigma and relationship issues that may arise. Together, we can work on building your self-esteem, fostering resilience, and creating a balanced, fulfilling life.
Are you a a member of the LGBTQ community facing the complexities of life, and in need of a therapist who understands the nuance of your identity? I deeply understand the unique challenges you encounter, from the emotional weight of your identity to the stigma and relationship issues that may arise. Together, we can work on building your self-esteem, fostering resilience, and creating a balanced, fulfilling life.
(747) 237-4524 View (747) 237-4524
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Ryan McVicar Kozisek
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Wáa sá i tuwatee (hello/how is your spirit)? I see clients from all walks of life, and specialize in supporting people from my own communities, including trans, queer, neurodivergent, Indigenous, mixed or complicated race/ethnicity/culture, and chronically ill/disabled people and their loved ones. My approach is non-pathologizing, liberatory, decolonial, and recognizes you as the expert on your story. I integrate a variety of evidence-based therapies, including Gestalt, EFT, EMDR, and mindfulness to tailor the right fit for each client. I welcome teens 16+, adults, elders, couples, and polycules for individual and group sessions.
Wáa sá i tuwatee (hello/how is your spirit)? I see clients from all walks of life, and specialize in supporting people from my own communities, including trans, queer, neurodivergent, Indigenous, mixed or complicated race/ethnicity/culture, and chronically ill/disabled people and their loved ones. My approach is non-pathologizing, liberatory, decolonial, and recognizes you as the expert on your story. I integrate a variety of evidence-based therapies, including Gestalt, EFT, EMDR, and mindfulness to tailor the right fit for each client. I welcome teens 16+, adults, elders, couples, and polycules for individual and group sessions.
(510) 241-3981 View (510) 241-3981
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Mikhaëla Beaudet-DeBus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
Welcome! I support my Clients' path to arrive at a freer, more empowered version of themselves. I am passionate about working through an intersectional and trauma-informed lens with everyone. I respect my Clients deeply and give them my genuine warmth and attentiveness. I am a good fit for people who are nervous about therapy, people working on boundaries, self love, finding their voice, embodiment, healing from trauma/complex trauma as well as folks from all parts of the LGBT+ family. I am here for gender exploration, questioning, arrival and take a non judgmental stance on all corners of consensual sex/sexuality/kink/non-monog+
Welcome! I support my Clients' path to arrive at a freer, more empowered version of themselves. I am passionate about working through an intersectional and trauma-informed lens with everyone. I respect my Clients deeply and give them my genuine warmth and attentiveness. I am a good fit for people who are nervous about therapy, people working on boundaries, self love, finding their voice, embodiment, healing from trauma/complex trauma as well as folks from all parts of the LGBT+ family. I am here for gender exploration, questioning, arrival and take a non judgmental stance on all corners of consensual sex/sexuality/kink/non-monog+
(510) 880-3764 View (510) 880-3764
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Jessica Moya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
My passion is working with LGBTQ+ identifying individuals to gain tools to overcome depression, anxiety, and live out their full potential.
Hello beautiful human, many of us walk through life with self-doubt, fear, and uncertainty that lead to depression and anxiety. I believe we all have the right to heal and each have the resources, tools, and strength within ourselves to do so. I find it valuable to explore thought work and consider how thoughts are impacting our functioning. This helps to then gain tools and skills on how we can intervene and support ourselves for long-lasting growth. I take on a Feminist approach to recognize how power and oppression impacts our lives and we can gain tools to disrupt and endeavor for change.
My passion is working with LGBTQ+ identifying individuals to gain tools to overcome depression, anxiety, and live out their full potential.
Hello beautiful human, many of us walk through life with self-doubt, fear, and uncertainty that lead to depression and anxiety. I believe we all have the right to heal and each have the resources, tools, and strength within ourselves to do so. I find it valuable to explore thought work and consider how thoughts are impacting our functioning. This helps to then gain tools and skills on how we can intervene and support ourselves for long-lasting growth. I take on a Feminist approach to recognize how power and oppression impacts our lives and we can gain tools to disrupt and endeavor for change.
(714) 627-4072 View (714) 627-4072
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Kel Mathews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
As an African American woman who also identifies as part of the LGBTQ community, I have a passion for working with people of color and those who identify as LGBTQ.
At the root of depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues is trauma. Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines of life and watching? Are you wanting and waiting to be truly happy? These are just a few of the issues, my clients and I are processing and working through.
As an African American woman who also identifies as part of the LGBTQ community, I have a passion for working with people of color and those who identify as LGBTQ.
At the root of depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues is trauma. Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines of life and watching? Are you wanting and waiting to be truly happy? These are just a few of the issues, my clients and I are processing and working through.
(323) 475-7530 View (323) 475-7530
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Kyle Dow
Psychological Associate, MS, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90230
I specialize in working with individuals from toddlerhood through young adulthood. My areas of expertise include autism, executive functioning issues such as ADHD, anxiety and depression, mood disorders, oppositional concerns, and communicative disorders. Additionally, I specialize in supporting the LGBTQIA+ population, guiding individuals through identity formation, addressing identity issues, and helping them align with their personal values.
I specialize in working with individuals from toddlerhood through young adulthood. My areas of expertise include autism, executive functioning issues such as ADHD, anxiety and depression, mood disorders, oppositional concerns, and communicative disorders. Additionally, I specialize in supporting the LGBTQIA+ population, guiding individuals through identity formation, addressing identity issues, and helping them align with their personal values.
(310) 340-6491 View (310) 340-6491
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Drew Wiggins
Limited Licensed Psychologist, TLLP
Not Verified Not Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001
My clinical interests and specialties include childhood/adult trauma, childhood sexual abuse, LGBTQ+ affirmative care, couples/relationship issues, identity and intersectionality, gender and sexuality, and grief/loss.
Seeking therapy for yourself can be complex and multi-layered. Finding a therapist you connect with is essential. I work interactively and collaboratively to support you at your pace while helping you move toward the fullest expression of the life you wish to lead. I value and utilize a trauma-informed lens wherein I aim to co-create a safe holding environment where the changes you hope for can occur. The therapeutic relationship is the backdrop for investigation, integration, and healing with openness, curiosity, self-compassion, and tenderness. I aim to embody authenticity, humor, and generosity throughout my work with clients.
My clinical interests and specialties include childhood/adult trauma, childhood sexual abuse, LGBTQ+ affirmative care, couples/relationship issues, identity and intersectionality, gender and sexuality, and grief/loss.
Seeking therapy for yourself can be complex and multi-layered. Finding a therapist you connect with is essential. I work interactively and collaboratively to support you at your pace while helping you move toward the fullest expression of the life you wish to lead. I value and utilize a trauma-informed lens wherein I aim to co-create a safe holding environment where the changes you hope for can occur. The therapeutic relationship is the backdrop for investigation, integration, and healing with openness, curiosity, self-compassion, and tenderness. I aim to embody authenticity, humor, and generosity throughout my work with clients.
(734) 514-4068 View (734) 514-4068
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Andy Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Dr. Andy Davis. I have been involved in the mental health field for more than 15 years, 10 years of which I've practiced as a licensed psychologist both in the U.S. Air Force and in private practice. I have a varied experience helping those with depression, PTSD, anxiety and stress, grief, personality disorders, and LGBTQ+ issues. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can discuss and work through any issues they feel are important.
Hello, I am Dr. Andy Davis. I have been involved in the mental health field for more than 15 years, 10 years of which I've practiced as a licensed psychologist both in the U.S. Air Force and in private practice. I have a varied experience helping those with depression, PTSD, anxiety and stress, grief, personality disorders, and LGBTQ+ issues. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can discuss and work through any issues they feel are important.
(657) 332-0993 View (657) 332-0993
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