LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Kat Marie Yoas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
I am a queer femme artist and social justice therapist.
Have you been feeling stuck? Having difficulties making changes, or knowing what to do? Are you navigating a sense that something is off? I can help. My clients say I'm easy to talk with because I'm present, compassionate, and am real with them. I listen actively and reflect honestly, engaging in creative, authentic, and occasionally humorous ways. I share tools to help you change the patterns in your life that make you feel stuck. In my strengths-based, trauma-informed, creative and client-centered approach, you will find your way back to yourself: your unique voice, movement, vision, and your way of loving and being loved.
I am a queer femme artist and social justice therapist.
Have you been feeling stuck? Having difficulties making changes, or knowing what to do? Are you navigating a sense that something is off? I can help. My clients say I'm easy to talk with because I'm present, compassionate, and am real with them. I listen actively and reflect honestly, engaging in creative, authentic, and occasionally humorous ways. I share tools to help you change the patterns in your life that make you feel stuck. In my strengths-based, trauma-informed, creative and client-centered approach, you will find your way back to yourself: your unique voice, movement, vision, and your way of loving and being loved.
(510) 544-8098 View (510) 544-8098
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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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Dr. Allen Rosenthal Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
Most of my clients are gay men, and I’ve worked with many bisexual, lesbian, and trans clients over the years.
As a gay man, I know from experience what it’s like to worry if your therapist is an ally. Feeling safe is crucial for therapy to be effective, and that’s why my therapy practice is dedicated to helping LGBT+ people. In therapy, I create a warm, nonjudgmental, open space where you can freely explore what is coming up for you. You're the expert on you, so I ask lots of questions. I use humor and self-disclosure to foster growth and deepen rapport. Last but not least, I am trained in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous psychological disorders such as depression, which we can draw upon if needed.
Most of my clients are gay men, and I’ve worked with many bisexual, lesbian, and trans clients over the years.
As a gay man, I know from experience what it’s like to worry if your therapist is an ally. Feeling safe is crucial for therapy to be effective, and that’s why my therapy practice is dedicated to helping LGBT+ people. In therapy, I create a warm, nonjudgmental, open space where you can freely explore what is coming up for you. You're the expert on you, so I ask lots of questions. I use humor and self-disclosure to foster growth and deepen rapport. Last but not least, I am trained in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous psychological disorders such as depression, which we can draw upon if needed.
(707) 289-7696 View (707) 289-7696
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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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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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Bryan Schnebelt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046
We are all continually moving through different spaces trying to establish who we are and what is important to us. Adjusting to these environments can be especially difficult if who you are is not embraced, whether it is within your family, at work, in the military, in a social group, or faith-based community. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am an advocate for underrepresented individuals and communities, and try to be affirming to those struggling with being accepted or understood. Therapy can be a space to better recognize your needs, your values, and how to cope more effectively.
We are all continually moving through different spaces trying to establish who we are and what is important to us. Adjusting to these environments can be especially difficult if who you are is not embraced, whether it is within your family, at work, in the military, in a social group, or faith-based community. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am an advocate for underrepresented individuals and communities, and try to be affirming to those struggling with being accepted or understood. Therapy can be a space to better recognize your needs, your values, and how to cope more effectively.
(858) 832-2671 View (858) 832-2671
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Melina Miranda
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90060  (Online Only)
Accepting New Referrals! As a therapist, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adults, couples, and LGBTQ+ across individual and group therapy settings. I am a bilingual therapist. I can communicate with Spanish-speaking clients, ensuring that language barriers do not hinder the therapeutic process. Through collaborative efforts, I work closely with my clients to set goals, develop coping strategies, and foster personal growth. My commitment to empathy, authenticity and collaboration ensures that each client feels heard, valued, and empowered throughout their therapeutic journey.
Accepting New Referrals! As a therapist, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adults, couples, and LGBTQ+ across individual and group therapy settings. I am a bilingual therapist. I can communicate with Spanish-speaking clients, ensuring that language barriers do not hinder the therapeutic process. Through collaborative efforts, I work closely with my clients to set goals, develop coping strategies, and foster personal growth. My commitment to empathy, authenticity and collaboration ensures that each client feels heard, valued, and empowered throughout their therapeutic journey.
(951) 709-0641 View (951) 709-0641
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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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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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Brittaney Latta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
I'm a queer and trauma informed CBT based therapist with an online practice across CA.
My ideal client is "high-functioning." Ever heard of high-functioning anxiety, depression, and PTSD? High-functioners tend to look like they have it all together from the outside, but there's an ongoing battle inside. Queer and Neurospicy (ADHD & Autism Spectrum) people, I'm talking to you too! Masking is the norm, and it is done by studying the world to act how they "should." Compartmentalizing and pushing feelings deep down to keep moving forward is how they've survived the tough stuff. Children who grew up worrying about upsetting their family or caring for their siblings often become self-abandoning adults.
I'm a queer and trauma informed CBT based therapist with an online practice across CA.
My ideal client is "high-functioning." Ever heard of high-functioning anxiety, depression, and PTSD? High-functioners tend to look like they have it all together from the outside, but there's an ongoing battle inside. Queer and Neurospicy (ADHD & Autism Spectrum) people, I'm talking to you too! Masking is the norm, and it is done by studying the world to act how they "should." Compartmentalizing and pushing feelings deep down to keep moving forward is how they've survived the tough stuff. Children who grew up worrying about upsetting their family or caring for their siblings often become self-abandoning adults.
(619) 391-3507 View (619) 391-3507
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Elexia Estrada
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
Looking for a therapist that is a part of the LBGTQ+ community? Do you want treatment that explores your concerns? I provide treatment that validates you and advocates for your needs. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I am passionate about my work. I also have a special interest in working with people that practice indigenous healing, Paganism, New Age practices, and Spiritualism.
Looking for a therapist that is a part of the LBGTQ+ community? Do you want treatment that explores your concerns? I provide treatment that validates you and advocates for your needs. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I am passionate about my work. I also have a special interest in working with people that practice indigenous healing, Paganism, New Age practices, and Spiritualism.
(805) 519-8293 View (805) 519-8293
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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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Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90037  (Online Only)
I am a sex positive psychotherapist offering trauma-informed Telehealth sessions to couples, polycules, and individuals in California. My practice is affirming and supportive for gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity (GSRD) from early adulthood to later life. With a nurturing and non-judgmental approach, I empower people to explore their desires, overcome obstacles, and create fulfilling relationships. I aim to provide a grounded and warm space for folks to explore the parts of themselves that are challenging to sit with alone. I am kink affirming, queer affirming, and non-monogamy affirming!
I am a sex positive psychotherapist offering trauma-informed Telehealth sessions to couples, polycules, and individuals in California. My practice is affirming and supportive for gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity (GSRD) from early adulthood to later life. With a nurturing and non-judgmental approach, I empower people to explore their desires, overcome obstacles, and create fulfilling relationships. I aim to provide a grounded and warm space for folks to explore the parts of themselves that are challenging to sit with alone. I am kink affirming, queer affirming, and non-monogamy affirming!
(341) 758-5091 View (341) 758-5091
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Caroline Carter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Having a transgender or gender nonbinary child is a wonderful gift, but it comes with a unique journey for both child and parent. Support is not only essential, but a gem of the journey! Possibly your child has expressed feeling that they are another gender and you are unsure about what to do next. Maybe your child is already living as their authentic gender, but they are showing signs of insecurity or distress around their body. Or possibly, puberty is approaching, and your child’s doctor has recommended therapy as they prepare for puberty suppression. I seek to provide guidance and support through stretches such as these.
Having a transgender or gender nonbinary child is a wonderful gift, but it comes with a unique journey for both child and parent. Support is not only essential, but a gem of the journey! Possibly your child has expressed feeling that they are another gender and you are unsure about what to do next. Maybe your child is already living as their authentic gender, but they are showing signs of insecurity or distress around their body. Or possibly, puberty is approaching, and your child’s doctor has recommended therapy as they prepare for puberty suppression. I seek to provide guidance and support through stretches such as these.
(626) 502-6537 View (626) 502-6537
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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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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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Chris Tompkins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90069
I specialize in working with adult gay men and the unique challenges they face related to self-esteem, identity formation, and shame.
Do you feel truly heard and seen in your relationships? Are you out of the closet, but still struggle with your identity? Does low self-esteem get in the way of living more authentically? Are you sober curious? Have you been harmed by religion, but want to connect more spiritually? Do you feel trapped in a pattern of choices that, while you recognize aren’t supportive, you continue making despite the negative consequences? I can relate. I’ve been there. It's not uncommon for gay men to experience the effects of heteronormativity. Which is why an affirming therapist can help foster resilience in a unique way.
I specialize in working with adult gay men and the unique challenges they face related to self-esteem, identity formation, and shame.
Do you feel truly heard and seen in your relationships? Are you out of the closet, but still struggle with your identity? Does low self-esteem get in the way of living more authentically? Are you sober curious? Have you been harmed by religion, but want to connect more spiritually? Do you feel trapped in a pattern of choices that, while you recognize aren’t supportive, you continue making despite the negative consequences? I can relate. I’ve been there. It's not uncommon for gay men to experience the effects of heteronormativity. Which is why an affirming therapist can help foster resilience in a unique way.
(805) 874-5889 View (805) 874-5889
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Tig Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, AFMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
I'm a non-binary therapist offering gender affirming care to other trans, non-binary and queer individuals. My approach is warm, curious, trauma informed, and relationship-centered. So much of our trauma as a species has occurred in relational contexts. Therapy can be an opportunity to re-define and discover what it means to be in healthy relationship with ourself and others. Through building our therapeutic relationship together, I think we can uncover a lot about how you move through the world, where you get stuck, and how you relate to others.
I'm a non-binary therapist offering gender affirming care to other trans, non-binary and queer individuals. My approach is warm, curious, trauma informed, and relationship-centered. So much of our trauma as a species has occurred in relational contexts. Therapy can be an opportunity to re-define and discover what it means to be in healthy relationship with ourself and others. Through building our therapeutic relationship together, I think we can uncover a lot about how you move through the world, where you get stuck, and how you relate to others.
(650) 405-0031 View (650) 405-0031
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Emily (Lee) Goldstein
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90069  (Online Only)
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am deeply committed to serving my community and creating a space where my clients feel seen, heard, and valued.
Hello, my name is Lee and I look forward to connecting with you. Taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, but it can also be profoundly transformative. As someone who has experienced the impact of therapy firsthand, I understand its power to unlock new possibilities and pave the way for authentic living. In our sessions, we'll work together to navigate your past traumas, heal old wounds, and empower you to shape your present and future according to your desires.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am deeply committed to serving my community and creating a space where my clients feel seen, heard, and valued.
Hello, my name is Lee and I look forward to connecting with you. Taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, but it can also be profoundly transformative. As someone who has experienced the impact of therapy firsthand, I understand its power to unlock new possibilities and pave the way for authentic living. In our sessions, we'll work together to navigate your past traumas, heal old wounds, and empower you to shape your present and future according to your desires.
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Maritza Molina
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Congratulations on taking this brave step to improve your life through therapy. With 15 years of experience in the field, I have seen the amazing growth that can come from self-exploration in therapy. My focus is on improving mood, managing stress, and helping you find healing through self-discovery, compassion, and exploring your lived experience in a non judgmental environment. I am honored to align myself with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities and actively seek to provide a safe and understanding space for their unique experiences.
Congratulations on taking this brave step to improve your life through therapy. With 15 years of experience in the field, I have seen the amazing growth that can come from self-exploration in therapy. My focus is on improving mood, managing stress, and helping you find healing through self-discovery, compassion, and exploring your lived experience in a non judgmental environment. I am honored to align myself with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities and actively seek to provide a safe and understanding space for their unique experiences.
(619) 202-8439 View (619) 202-8439
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