LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016
We at APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center are dedicated to serving our community, and we make working with individuals of all backgrounds part of our mission. We are here to help, whether you're completely committed to change or you're struggling with the idea. We provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care all within the same clinic. In addition to primary care, we offer sexual health testing and treatment, HIV/AIDs care, and medical interventions for the trans community. We also have a team of substance abuse and prevention specialists at this location.
We at APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center are dedicated to serving our community, and we make working with individuals of all backgrounds part of our mission. We are here to help, whether you're completely committed to change or you're struggling with the idea. We provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care all within the same clinic. In addition to primary care, we offer sexual health testing and treatment, HIV/AIDs care, and medical interventions for the trans community. We also have a team of substance abuse and prevention specialists at this location.
(323) 612-0729 View (323) 612-0729
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Vaelupe Ma'aele
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045
I am passionate in helping BIPOC, queer folx, and pacific islanders in navigating their mental health journey.
Firstly, I am proud of you and am honored to be considered as a person of support in your sacred journey. As a byproduct of your upbringing and community, some of your toughest battles have probably felt the most familiar. You've mastered the role as the "go-to" for everyone around you and pride yourself on this. You're fighting so many silent battles & survival mode has been a life long approach. Now you're tired and want to access peace and new ways of existing. You deserve the breath of fresh air and I am here to support as we explore ways of growth through boundary setting, healing inner child wounds & putting yourself first.
I am passionate in helping BIPOC, queer folx, and pacific islanders in navigating their mental health journey.
Firstly, I am proud of you and am honored to be considered as a person of support in your sacred journey. As a byproduct of your upbringing and community, some of your toughest battles have probably felt the most familiar. You've mastered the role as the "go-to" for everyone around you and pride yourself on this. You're fighting so many silent battles & survival mode has been a life long approach. Now you're tired and want to access peace and new ways of existing. You deserve the breath of fresh air and I am here to support as we explore ways of growth through boundary setting, healing inner child wounds & putting yourself first.
(424) 622-6116 View (424) 622-6116
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Angela Medrano
Associate Clinical Social Worker, 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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Amy Henderson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with young adults and LGBTQA+ folks who are survivors of trauma, sexual violence, and power-based harm. I work collaboratively with clients seeking growth, healing, and transformation in their lives due to trauma, distress, life transitions, identity exploration, or relationship issues. Together, we will use an intersectional lens to help you gain deeper insight into the underlying thoughts and patterns that underlie your distress.
I am passionate about working with young adults and LGBTQA+ folks who are survivors of trauma, sexual violence, and power-based harm. I work collaboratively with clients seeking growth, healing, and transformation in their lives due to trauma, distress, life transitions, identity exploration, or relationship issues. Together, we will use an intersectional lens to help you gain deeper insight into the underlying thoughts and patterns that underlie your distress.
(323) 792-8388 View (323) 792-8388
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María Serrano
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
I am a Latine, bilingual, queer woman and psychotherapist based in Los Angeles. Currently accepting new clients, I work with youth of all ages, adults, and couples/relationships. I weave together somatic and mindfulness practices rooted in Indigenous and Buddhist traditions, to guide you in reconnecting with your deepest truths while navigating change. I believe people in all bodies deserve healing, and that you deserve therapy that centers your cultures.
I am a Latine, bilingual, queer woman and psychotherapist based in Los Angeles. Currently accepting new clients, I work with youth of all ages, adults, and couples/relationships. I weave together somatic and mindfulness practices rooted in Indigenous and Buddhist traditions, to guide you in reconnecting with your deepest truths while navigating change. I believe people in all bodies deserve healing, and that you deserve therapy that centers your cultures.
(818) 276-9062 View (818) 276-9062
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Julia M Schwab
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
As a therapist who welcomes and affirms the LGBTQIA+ community, my specialization lies in working with the transgender, gender non-conforming, gender queer individuals, as well as those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, or questioning. Starting therapy might evoke apprehension, but rest assured, I am warm, empathetic, and fully engaged to support you during life's most challenging moments. Together, we will explore the obstacles and patterns that might be hindering your desired life, pushing beyond limits to attain a more enriching and fulfilling life.
As a therapist who welcomes and affirms the LGBTQIA+ community, my specialization lies in working with the transgender, gender non-conforming, gender queer individuals, as well as those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, or questioning. Starting therapy might evoke apprehension, but rest assured, I am warm, empathetic, and fully engaged to support you during life's most challenging moments. Together, we will explore the obstacles and patterns that might be hindering your desired life, pushing beyond limits to attain a more enriching and fulfilling life.
(818) 696-4514 View (818) 696-4514
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Jonathan Vickburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
My specialties include: 1) Relationship Issues 2) LGBTQ Issues 3) Trauma and Substance Abuse Issues 4) Grief and Loss.
Relationships, work, and life, in general, can be tough. Being told, "it will get better" or "time will help", although well intended, doesn't help. Being able to connect with someone who listens, connects with you, is honest and direct about challenges in order to help you navigate through the process can help.
My specialties include: 1) Relationship Issues 2) LGBTQ Issues 3) Trauma and Substance Abuse Issues 4) Grief and Loss.
Relationships, work, and life, in general, can be tough. Being told, "it will get better" or "time will help", although well intended, doesn't help. Being able to connect with someone who listens, connects with you, is honest and direct about challenges in order to help you navigate through the process can help.
(424) 235-1360 View (424) 235-1360
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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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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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Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
I work with cisgender heterosexuals in my practice, and I am also an LGBTQ+ affirmative clinician and clinically trained on issues uniquely impacting these communities.
My approach to working with you in therapy would encompass all registers of your experience, including non-verbal communication, the body, and the mind. In my way of working, developing an understanding of where and how feelings are actually felt is as important as understanding cognitive distortions and negative thought patterns. I listen to every which way you communicate. Psychotherapy can be used in myriad ways, short or long-term. Often when distressing symptoms have abated, psychotherapy shifts to become something more deeply self-reflective and meaningful.
I work with cisgender heterosexuals in my practice, and I am also an LGBTQ+ affirmative clinician and clinically trained on issues uniquely impacting these communities.
My approach to working with you in therapy would encompass all registers of your experience, including non-verbal communication, the body, and the mind. In my way of working, developing an understanding of where and how feelings are actually felt is as important as understanding cognitive distortions and negative thought patterns. I listen to every which way you communicate. Psychotherapy can be used in myriad ways, short or long-term. Often when distressing symptoms have abated, psychotherapy shifts to become something more deeply self-reflective and meaningful.
(323) 870-6388 View (323) 870-6388
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Christina Decoux
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
I am a psychotherapist and sex therapist providing CBT, EMDR and mindfulness to help individuals and couples overcome challenges in their lives; anxiety, depression, grief, issues around sex & intimacy, LGBTQ, healing from a cult/high-control group, and navigating the entertainment industry with integrity.
People often reach out to me because they are feeling stuck, either they have not progressed in therapy or they are looking for something more. If you are going through a difficult time, therapy can offer support, help you overcome obstacles and provide guidance to change your life for the better. I believe that within every individual lies the potential to live a happy, full life. I can help you align your actions with your values. I do what I do because I believe that the therapeutic process can bring about greater self-awareness and authentic, lasting change.
I am a psychotherapist and sex therapist providing CBT, EMDR and mindfulness to help individuals and couples overcome challenges in their lives; anxiety, depression, grief, issues around sex & intimacy, LGBTQ, healing from a cult/high-control group, and navigating the entertainment industry with integrity.
People often reach out to me because they are feeling stuck, either they have not progressed in therapy or they are looking for something more. If you are going through a difficult time, therapy can offer support, help you overcome obstacles and provide guidance to change your life for the better. I believe that within every individual lies the potential to live a happy, full life. I can help you align your actions with your values. I do what I do because I believe that the therapeutic process can bring about greater self-awareness and authentic, lasting change.
(323) 362-6971 View (323) 362-6971
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Elizabeth Slater
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026
I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and those in recovery.
Developing a healthy relationship with ourselves and others can be hard. I help people address issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, identity concerns, trauma, and problematic relationships. I also work with people who want to develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with themselves. I will help you understand how your unique history impacts you and will help you uncover the underlying root of your symptoms. Through our work, you will develop effective ways of communicating, coping, and navigating your feelings. I will help you work through emotions, build on strengths, and recognize your value.
I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and those in recovery.
Developing a healthy relationship with ourselves and others can be hard. I help people address issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, identity concerns, trauma, and problematic relationships. I also work with people who want to develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with themselves. I will help you understand how your unique history impacts you and will help you uncover the underlying root of your symptoms. Through our work, you will develop effective ways of communicating, coping, and navigating your feelings. I will help you work through emotions, build on strengths, and recognize your value.
(323) 475-6521 View (323) 475-6521
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Ashley Ramos
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
As an inclusive, sex-positive therapist, I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ folx, people of color, polyamorous, kinky, and alternative lifestyle individuals.
When was the last time you felt intimately connected in your life? Sometimes stressors in our relationships, careers, personal histories, and more can get in the way. Together we can explore and process the obstacles limiting your ability to let go and enjoy life. We will challenge any anxiety, sadness, guilt, and negative beliefs that disempower you from showing up as your authentic self.
As an inclusive, sex-positive therapist, I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ folx, people of color, polyamorous, kinky, and alternative lifestyle individuals.
When was the last time you felt intimately connected in your life? Sometimes stressors in our relationships, careers, personal histories, and more can get in the way. Together we can explore and process the obstacles limiting your ability to let go and enjoy life. We will challenge any anxiety, sadness, guilt, and negative beliefs that disempower you from showing up as your authentic self.
(818) 858-1471 View (818) 858-1471
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Kelly Van Amberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, 92157
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who works with individuals in relationships structures of all types.
Feeling safe and understood is a vital piece of what makes therapy helpful. I value finding a balance between exploring the issues that are important to you and being direct during our sessions. I will often check in with you to ask how you are feeling about what we talk about in sessions and the progress you are making.
I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who works with individuals in relationships structures of all types.
Feeling safe and understood is a vital piece of what makes therapy helpful. I value finding a balance between exploring the issues that are important to you and being direct during our sessions. I will often check in with you to ask how you are feeling about what we talk about in sessions and the progress you are making.
(424) 499-2827 View (424) 499-2827
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Krista Frank
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and other dyadic formations in a non-judgmental environment. I believe that you, the client, are the best narrator of your own story. I work with clients to find their voice and tell their story in their own words. I am CNM / ENM / Poly affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming, kink affirming, sex work affirming, MAP aware, sex positive and work with an intersectional lens. I welcome neurodivergent people and specialize in ADHD. I hope to provide a space for you to address anything that matters to you. We will chart a personalized plan for well-being as defined by you.
I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and other dyadic formations in a non-judgmental environment. I believe that you, the client, are the best narrator of your own story. I work with clients to find their voice and tell their story in their own words. I am CNM / ENM / Poly affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming, kink affirming, sex work affirming, MAP aware, sex positive and work with an intersectional lens. I welcome neurodivergent people and specialize in ADHD. I hope to provide a space for you to address anything that matters to you. We will chart a personalized plan for well-being as defined by you.
(323) 997-4385 View (323) 997-4385
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Casey Garner - Therapy for Nerds
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
For everyone stuck in a boss battle against anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, or homophobia, I see how hard you’re fighting. As a queer, trans man, I know how difficult it can be to be our own hero when the world around us keeps treating us like an NPC.
For everyone stuck in a boss battle against anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, or homophobia, I see how hard you’re fighting. As a queer, trans man, I know how difficult it can be to be our own hero when the world around us keeps treating us like an NPC.
(213) 816-5104 View (213) 816-5104
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Geri-Lynn Cesar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
I received my Master's of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychotherapy.
I am currently only providing telehealth services. I work with individuals, couples, and families to pay witness to and overcome the traumas and difficulties in their lives. My aim to empower and provide support to those who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship stress, and chronic illness.
I received my Master's of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychotherapy.
I am currently only providing telehealth services. I work with individuals, couples, and families to pay witness to and overcome the traumas and difficulties in their lives. My aim to empower and provide support to those who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship stress, and chronic illness.
(818) 722-6426 View (818) 722-6426
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Peter Balderas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I specialize in treating LGBTQ adolescents and young adults who have been struggling to find themselves, and who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or substance abuse difficulties.
Do you feel like you struggle with accepting your identity? I am a bilingual LMFT with over 20 years' experience in Los Angeles working with adults individually and with couples and families. I am here to support you to feel empowered, respected, and heard. I am passionate about helping you build connections and increase your self-awareness in order to live an authentic and productive life. I utilize a variety of clinical techniques to help children, adults and couples develop long-term coping tools and learn mindfulness skills to alleviate negative symptoms and build self-esteem.
I specialize in treating LGBTQ adolescents and young adults who have been struggling to find themselves, and who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or substance abuse difficulties.
Do you feel like you struggle with accepting your identity? I am a bilingual LMFT with over 20 years' experience in Los Angeles working with adults individually and with couples and families. I am here to support you to feel empowered, respected, and heard. I am passionate about helping you build connections and increase your self-awareness in order to live an authentic and productive life. I utilize a variety of clinical techniques to help children, adults and couples develop long-term coping tools and learn mindfulness skills to alleviate negative symptoms and build self-esteem.
(323) 417-2776 View (323) 417-2776
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Emma Thomson
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90005
I specialize in LGBTQ+ affirming therapy and work to support clients in becoming their authentic selves. In addition, I provide clients with tools and coping skills to best guide them through any unique situations that may come with being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. We live in a world that may or may not understand our experiences and so I aim to provide an understanding and supportive space where you feel seen. Previously I worked as an outpatient mental health clinician serving a range of clients with differing needs. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, and psychosis.
I specialize in LGBTQ+ affirming therapy and work to support clients in becoming their authentic selves. In addition, I provide clients with tools and coping skills to best guide them through any unique situations that may come with being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. We live in a world that may or may not understand our experiences and so I aim to provide an understanding and supportive space where you feel seen. Previously I worked as an outpatient mental health clinician serving a range of clients with differing needs. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, and psychosis.
(310) 868-0928 View (310) 868-0928
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Jessica Hyatt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034
It's hard to find non-stigmatizing mental healthcare and a supportive place to heal. That's why, together, we will collaborate to create a therapy that meets you as you are. I hold an affirming space for marginalized orientations, neurotypes, and relationship styles. We can work to navigate major issues like trauma, grief and life changes, or an ongoing condition like depression or anxiety. I am also passionate about supporting people through their gender journeys. My therapy is not just inclusive, but is LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity affirming. I also enjoy working with couples or relationship groups as they navigate challenges.
It's hard to find non-stigmatizing mental healthcare and a supportive place to heal. That's why, together, we will collaborate to create a therapy that meets you as you are. I hold an affirming space for marginalized orientations, neurotypes, and relationship styles. We can work to navigate major issues like trauma, grief and life changes, or an ongoing condition like depression or anxiety. I am also passionate about supporting people through their gender journeys. My therapy is not just inclusive, but is LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity affirming. I also enjoy working with couples or relationship groups as they navigate challenges.
(424) 622-7833 View (424) 622-7833