LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Nicholas F Flickinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90028
I believe that we all have the ability to heal from our past and learn to grow in the present. Sometimes life presents us with challenges that require guidance in order to change our patterns of thinking and beliefs that are making us feel trapped. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, relationships, low self-worth, body image, gender & sexuality, grief, or addiction, I would be honored to walk this path with you and find the form of therapy that suits your needs. Practice experience: Private practice, LA LGBT Center, NC State University Health Center, community mental health non-profits. *Free 15-minute phone consult bookable online.*
I believe that we all have the ability to heal from our past and learn to grow in the present. Sometimes life presents us with challenges that require guidance in order to change our patterns of thinking and beliefs that are making us feel trapped. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, relationships, low self-worth, body image, gender & sexuality, grief, or addiction, I would be honored to walk this path with you and find the form of therapy that suits your needs. Practice experience: Private practice, LA LGBT Center, NC State University Health Center, community mental health non-profits. *Free 15-minute phone consult bookable online.*
(323) 792-7487 View (323) 792-7487
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Micaela Caudillo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Additionally, as a woman in the LGBTQIA+ community, my endeavor is to validate and uplift those in marginalized communities.
Seeking therapy is often a very difficult decision to make, but a brave and probably necessary one. I am here to make you feel safe and confident that it was the right decision. Therapy works to help resolve issues that affect virtually every facet of our lives. If you've been afflicted with mood dysregulation (i.e., depression, anxiety, anger, borderline personality disorder, etc.), trauma, troubles in your relationships (family, social, and/or romantic), low self-esteem, addiction, or are just noticing that things in life have been slipping, I am here to walk with you towards resolution.
Additionally, as a woman in the LGBTQIA+ community, my endeavor is to validate and uplift those in marginalized communities.
Seeking therapy is often a very difficult decision to make, but a brave and probably necessary one. I am here to make you feel safe and confident that it was the right decision. Therapy works to help resolve issues that affect virtually every facet of our lives. If you've been afflicted with mood dysregulation (i.e., depression, anxiety, anger, borderline personality disorder, etc.), trauma, troubles in your relationships (family, social, and/or romantic), low self-esteem, addiction, or are just noticing that things in life have been slipping, I am here to walk with you towards resolution.
(626) 869-5481 View (626) 869-5481
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Macayla Meyers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community with lived experience, I am committed to providing compassionate and affirming care to this population.
Are racing thoughts keeping you up night? Tired of ER visits from panic attacks? Struggling to focus or pay attention? Feeling overwhelmed in crowds? Overall lack of motivation or energy? Do your emotions feel like a rollercoaster? Spending more time on hold or waitlists instead of getting the card you need? Take the first step and Book a consultation today - leave the rest up to us! Every client gets a personal concierge and other exclusive benefits. Schedule to learn more. All inclusive mental health and primary care. Appointments available 7 days per week for returning clients. Every client gets a personal concierge.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community with lived experience, I am committed to providing compassionate and affirming care to this population.
Are racing thoughts keeping you up night? Tired of ER visits from panic attacks? Struggling to focus or pay attention? Feeling overwhelmed in crowds? Overall lack of motivation or energy? Do your emotions feel like a rollercoaster? Spending more time on hold or waitlists instead of getting the card you need? Take the first step and Book a consultation today - leave the rest up to us! Every client gets a personal concierge and other exclusive benefits. Schedule to learn more. All inclusive mental health and primary care. Appointments available 7 days per week for returning clients. Every client gets a personal concierge.
(949) 776-8428 View (949) 776-8428
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Brian Loveless
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist who work with kids, teens, adults, and romantic partners. My goal is to create a safe, trusting, and uplifting environment for my clients to grow, gain insight and make meaningful change. Through collaboration, I feel that we all have the ability to heal from our pasts and learn and grow in the present. I have a strong passion for working with the LGBTQ community and I specialize in LGBTQ issues including gender identity and body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, trauma.
I am a licensed therapist who work with kids, teens, adults, and romantic partners. My goal is to create a safe, trusting, and uplifting environment for my clients to grow, gain insight and make meaningful change. Through collaboration, I feel that we all have the ability to heal from our pasts and learn and grow in the present. I have a strong passion for working with the LGBTQ community and I specialize in LGBTQ issues including gender identity and body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, trauma.
(323) 843-7810 View (323) 843-7810
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Aaron Chavez Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90069  (Online Only)
I’m a Queer, mixed-race therapist committed to helping other Queer folks learn how to better manage their worry by riding the waves of our emotions, and softening the language we use to describe ourselves. My work focuses on targeting unhelpful thought patterns we convince ourselves to be true, and mute that harsh inner critic. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, which means we will work together to help you reach your goals.
I’m a Queer, mixed-race therapist committed to helping other Queer folks learn how to better manage their worry by riding the waves of our emotions, and softening the language we use to describe ourselves. My work focuses on targeting unhelpful thought patterns we convince ourselves to be true, and mute that harsh inner critic. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, which means we will work together to help you reach your goals.
(415) 968-4296 View (415) 968-4296
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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 curious outside perspective with all my clients.
I have dedicated my career to helping individuals and couples navigate life's ups and downs and use 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 men’s psychology.
As an LGBTQ+ therapist and writer, I am skilled at sharing my curious outside perspective with all my clients.
I have dedicated my career to helping individuals and couples navigate life's ups and downs and use 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 men’s psychology.
(720) 784-4189 View (720) 784-4189
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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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Joshua M Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Welcome. I am Gay-identified clinician; my goal is to team up with you and identify what you’d like to work on and together, tackle those challenges head-on. I’m here to help you with anything from relationships, to work/family stress, sexuality, gender identity, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, life adjustments, major health changes. As a gay male, I vowed to work with LGBTQI individuals as I know first hand how challenging it is to find a clinician that has a lived understanding of the struggles within the community. I work with all adults, specializing in LGBTQI issues.
Welcome. I am Gay-identified clinician; my goal is to team up with you and identify what you’d like to work on and together, tackle those challenges head-on. I’m here to help you with anything from relationships, to work/family stress, sexuality, gender identity, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, life adjustments, major health changes. As a gay male, I vowed to work with LGBTQI individuals as I know first hand how challenging it is to find a clinician that has a lived understanding of the struggles within the community. I work with all adults, specializing in LGBTQI issues.
(949) 347-5098 View (949) 347-5098
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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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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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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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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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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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Chris Tompkins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 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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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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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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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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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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Emily (Lee) Goldstein
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90069  (Online Only)
I am an LGBTQ+ clinician and focus on providing services to the LGBTQ+ community.
Hello, my name is Lee and I am looking forward to connecting with you. Starting therapy can be one of the hardest, but most rewarding decisions you can make. My own time in therapy continues to be one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and has allowed me to live my life in a way I never thought possible. In working together, we can address your past traumas and heal old wounds.
I am an LGBTQ+ clinician and focus on providing services to the LGBTQ+ community.
Hello, my name is Lee and I am looking forward to connecting with you. Starting therapy can be one of the hardest, but most rewarding decisions you can make. My own time in therapy continues to be one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and has allowed me to live my life in a way I never thought possible. In working together, we can address your past traumas and heal old wounds.
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Steven Su
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90042
I have experience working effectively with adults, young adults, and teenagers facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, phase-of-life issues, trauma, and grief. Additionally, I provide couples therapy to enhance relationships and communication skills. My specialization includes supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, racial minorities, Asian Americans, children of immigrants, individuals with autism, and their families.
I have experience working effectively with adults, young adults, and teenagers facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, phase-of-life issues, trauma, and grief. Additionally, I provide couples therapy to enhance relationships and communication skills. My specialization includes supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, racial minorities, Asian Americans, children of immigrants, individuals with autism, and their families.
(714) 930-1542 View (714) 930-1542