LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Orange County, CA

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Katie Moore
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Moore has a subspecialty in working with LGBTQIA + individuals and their families.
Dr. Katie Moore is a highly experienced licensed clinical psychologist with an extraordinary ability to connect with teens and adults who have been unable to make progress, or were even unwilling to meet, with previous therapists. Additionally, she is formally trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): two of the premier evidence based treatments for trauma. Dr. Moore started her career as a therapist treating adults, including severely and persistently mentally ill adults in a locked psychiatric facility.
(949) 997-0187 
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Irvine, CA 92612
Offers online therapy
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Ben N Quan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As LGBTQ minorities, we often find ourselves wondering "where is my community?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we don't feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder... when is this going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just "don't get it." We really want someone who can connect to us and make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
(951) 227-7430 
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Orange, CA 92865
Not accepting new clients
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Alexandra Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in creating an affirming space for LGBTQ folks.
You're not exactly sure why, but sometimes you feel alone even when there are other people around. It's overwhelming navigating through shame and trying to find self-acceptance. Maybe you are feeling as if you don't know exactly who you are and are having difficulties with your relationships. Or maybe that you lose yourself in some relationships. Either way, you feel an emptiness that seems like no one else will understand. Despite not knowing exactly how to shake this feeling, you know that it's time for a change.
(714) 576-2942 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92628
Offers online therapy
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Tracey M Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. Let me introduce myself. I'm Tracey. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with gender and sexuality. Whether you're newly wrestling with issues around identity or have been out for a million years and need a safe space with a therapist who "gets it", you're in the right place. As a queer therapist I understand the nuances of gender and sexuality and how they relate to who we are and how we relate and connect with those around us.
(714) 589-2391 
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Fullerton, CA 92835
Offers online therapy
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Ryan Borland
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I also specialize in LGBT /Same-Sex Couples.
Constantly anxious in your relationship? Tried talking about it but it just turns into an argument? I understand how draining it can be to have the same arguments over and over again. You might be wondering how it even got to this point. If you feel like your relationship is caught in an endless vicious negative cycle, there is hope.
(949) 541-2088 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Not accepting new clients
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Insight4Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ +, BIPOC, transgender and gender non-conforming, and culturally diverse communities.
Hello! I'm a licensed therapist practicing in Costa Mesa, CA, who enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a range of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, self/family acceptance, relationship conflicts, and trauma. If you are feeling stuck and wanting to change, therapy is an option worth exploring. Let me help you improve your emotional well being, enhance your ability to engage in relationships, and empower you with the tools necessary to restore balance in your life.
(949) 438-5597 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Offers online therapy
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Nick Ulrich
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
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 
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Fullerton, CA 92831
Offers online therapy
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John J Raasch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I enjoy working with a highly diverse mix of clients. While I take therapy seriously, I also see a place for humor and light-heartedness, creativity and imagination. The following is a partial list of the types of folks I have worked with and the challenges we have addressed together: • The LGBTQ + community • Spiritual seekers/crises of faith/religious abuse • College students/those transitioning to adulthood • Creatives • Death and dying • Depression • Anxiety • Addiction • Infertility • Adoption • Men’s mental health • Life transitions • Trauma • Disability/learning disability • Domestic violence/conflict
(657) 214-7213 
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Orange, CA 92866
Offers online therapy
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Kai Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
I am a queer -identified affirming therapist with client experience across all LGBTQ identities.
Perhaps you are brand new to therapy, or returning for better results. Maybe you are looking for a therapist that relates to the LGBTQ + identities/experiences you have, and how those may affect other areas of your life. You're looking for a space to be authentic and explore complex parts of who you are in a safe, affirming space. You might be experiencing anxiety, depression, confusion, or other barriers to your well-being. My priority is inviting you to share who you are so we can create positive outcomes. I combine evidence-based practices with real-world application, placing your experiences at the forefront of therapy.
(657) 214-4460 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Offers online therapy
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LGBTQ+ Couples & Individuals
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I'm an openly gay therapist and proud member of the LGBTQ + Community and I have been personally navigating my own Coming Out Journey for over 20 years, so I understand what you're going through, and I offer a safe space to allow you to discover your authentic self and to let others see who you were born to be.
Navigating the Coming Out Journey is a lifelong process, and going through it—with or without a partner—while dealing with the judgment and expectations from family, work, church, and society, instills shame, fear, confusion, pain, suffering, and loss that seems to control every waking moment.
(657) 216-9998 
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Irvine, CA 92618
Offers online therapy
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Karisa Quick
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, M A ED, LPCC, PPS
Verified
LGBTQ +, EMDR, trauma, Religious deconversion. I’m a queer , non-binary therapist who loves helping people recover from painful experiences, deal with life stress, and take control of their lives. Imagine being open about anything on your mind without the fear of judgment. We will take steps together to help you move towards your ideal self by focusing on your healing, goals, dreams, passions, fears, and unique qualities. Therapy is personal and beautiful and can bring up difficult feelings. We will work to help you feel safe and develop skills to deal with these intense emotions. I only work with adult individuals at this time.
(909) 244-3219 
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Tustin, CA 92782
Offers online therapy
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Olivia Stagnaro
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I work especially with Latiné, Jewish, and/or queer individuals to navigate the obstacles unique to these lived experiences.
Complex identity can cause intense feelings of isolation preventing so many people from living the way that they yearn to. This is especially true when there are layers of addiction, difficult relational patterns and past traumas. We become so much braver and more powerful when we face these things with an unconditionally present ally.
(831) 900-4982 
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Office is near:
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
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Mike L Migdat
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW, EMDR
Verified
I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ + community, but I take great pride in supporting individuals from all walks of life.
Everyone deserves an enriching life full of meaning and purpose regardless of the difficulties that may come our way. My goal is to provide an affirming space for you to develop a deep understanding of yourself, explore challenges you’re facing both internally and externally, and discover healthy ways to achieve your goals. No matter where our work together takes us, you will always receive unconditional acceptance, respect, and care.
(424) 389-5092 
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Office is near:
Fullerton, CA 92832
Offers online therapy
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Myles Marcotte
Associate Clinical Social Worker, BSW, MSW, ASW
Verified
You hope for a therapist who won't shy away from the difficult topics. Every part of you is welcome here. As a trans therapist and HAES-informed provider, I believe that you deserve a non-judgemental space where you can build a sense of safety and trust on your own terms. You want to shed feelings of shame and guilt that keep you looping back to unhealthy behaviors. I believe in your ability to learn new coping skills and your capacity to become even more resilient. If you decide you want to, together we can face the memories and emotions you've had to avoid in order to survive. You choose the destination, I’ll help you get there.
 
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Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Dr Roxanne Cherry
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Congratulations on taking a step closer to a solution and a life you love. I'd be happy to help you or your loved ones discover and practice more effective ways to experience and express. You'll learn to honor yourself, live your truth, and enjoy fulfilling relationships. Of course, making that happen requires your commitment and effort. I'll provide safe, non-judgmental listening and proven tools; you bring willingness and commitment to inquire, experiment and practice. As an expert in human behavior, I am a gender-affirming advocate for LGBTQ + people and families. Sessions can be conducted via telehealth, in-person or by phone.
(949) 228-2844 
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Offers online therapy
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Donald W (Donny) Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Hello there! Are you transgender or are you gender-questioning? Do you identify as gay or lesbian or bisexual ? Are you unsure about who or with what label you identify with, or are you even sure you want to be labeled? Welcome, you've come to the right place....
(714) 581-9584 
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may feel like you're never enough and wrestling with constant negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out. I love working with clients who are ready, able, open-minded, and introspective — they’re the ones who often see the most progress from our work.
(310) 929-7923 
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
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Beth Patrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
As a white, lesbian / queer , cisgender clinician I hold firm to my commitment to providing racially just, and affirmative care for transgender and nonbinary clients.
Hello, and thank you for taking a minute to read a bit about me and my work. I understand that life can be full of difficult experiences and circumstances that are often challenging to navigate on our own. Having worked in the counseling field for over ten years I have had the honor of joining with many adolescents, adults, couples, and families as they've journeyed through any number of experiences including relationship stress, gender and sexual identity development, life transitions, experiences of depression, anxiety, chronic illness, and death and grief.
(714) 461-2516 
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Fullerton, CA 92831
Offers online therapy
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Bella Vida Therapy with Molly Papp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, MS, MPH
Verified
You deserve to live 'la bella vida:' a beautiful life. Repeat after me: you are deserving of love, no matter what. If it's hard to get close to people, you have been betrayed, or you feel you have an unhealthy relationship with sex, I can help you. I specialize in helping my clients improve their intimacy with others, gain self-esteem, and create the sex life they feel good about. If you want to recover from relational trauma, you are also in the right place. I specialize in those identifying as LGBTQ / queer as well. I'm sex positive and try to be a guide for my clients, offering a different perspective to move forward with grace.
(619) 374-9754 
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Cypress, CA 90630
Offers online therapy
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Miranda @ Mental Wealth Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
As someone who identifies as queer and gender fluid, it is a great honor to work with LGBTQIA adults and groups.
Hey you! My name is Miranda. Like many, I came to the world of therapy through my own healing journey. I view mental health and resilience as deeply intertwined with social justice — both because injustice creates trauma, and because our determination to heal can elevate both ourselves and our larger communities. In my spare time, I love doting on my two senior kitties, crafting and baking, and living up to stereotypes about “woo-woo” Californians. I am most effective with clients who are recovering from trauma and abuse, including from the effects of childhood events and societal oppression.
(949) 822-9369 
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Irvine, CA 92618
Offers online therapy


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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Orange County. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.