LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Orange County, CA

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Maryam Obeyd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Trauma-informed care, embodying social justice, and providing safe space for culturally diverse and LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals are foundational.
Navigating relationships, understanding oneself amid familial and cultural ties, or grappling with one’s own identity can sometimes be overwhelming and isolating. Whether it’s the weight of family relationships, the stress of a current relationship, managing depression and anxiety, or the journey of exploring your identity, you are not alone.
Trauma-informed care, embodying social justice, and providing safe space for culturally diverse and LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals are foundational.
Navigating relationships, understanding oneself amid familial and cultural ties, or grappling with one’s own identity can sometimes be overwhelming and isolating. Whether it’s the weight of family relationships, the stress of a current relationship, managing depression and anxiety, or the journey of exploring your identity, you are not alone.
(657) 837-2576 View (657) 837-2576
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Alex Kropf
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92832
My passion lies in supporting those of all ages and identity backgrounds who are interested in self exploration and discovery. I practice from a trauma informed, sex-positive, queer affirming, feminist, spiritual and social justice-oriented standpoint. Understanding how the “personal is political” and how psychological challenges are rooted in systemic oppression is central to my work. My experience in sexual/reproductive healthcare and working as a birth and postpartum doula catalyzed my interest in supporting those undergoing vulnerability regarding their sexuality, pain, pleasure, health, gender identity and life transitions.
My passion lies in supporting those of all ages and identity backgrounds who are interested in self exploration and discovery. I practice from a trauma informed, sex-positive, queer affirming, feminist, spiritual and social justice-oriented standpoint. Understanding how the “personal is political” and how psychological challenges are rooted in systemic oppression is central to my work. My experience in sexual/reproductive healthcare and working as a birth and postpartum doula catalyzed my interest in supporting those undergoing vulnerability regarding their sexuality, pain, pleasure, health, gender identity and life transitions.
(657) 500-4665 View (657) 500-4665
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Chelze Zamani
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
My name is Dr. Zamani (she/her) and I am a queer Afghan-American mixed licensed doctor in marriage & family therapy. I specialize in working with Complex Trauma for folks who have been exposed to consistent stressful experiences throughout their development ranging from childhood trauma, displacement, financial instability, and abandonment. Since I went to school for 9 years and had to complete a doctoral exam and dissertation, I have a wide range of knowledge and experience working from different therapy modalities and approaches. Most of which originate from eastern teachings and indigenous practices.
My name is Dr. Zamani (she/her) and I am a queer Afghan-American mixed licensed doctor in marriage & family therapy. I specialize in working with Complex Trauma for folks who have been exposed to consistent stressful experiences throughout their development ranging from childhood trauma, displacement, financial instability, and abandonment. Since I went to school for 9 years and had to complete a doctoral exam and dissertation, I have a wide range of knowledge and experience working from different therapy modalities and approaches. Most of which originate from eastern teachings and indigenous practices.
(657) 837-2566 View (657) 837-2566
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Tiffany De La Riva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
La Habra, CA 90631  (Online Only)
As a Latinx therapist, I am passionate about providing the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities with a safe and culturally inclusive space for reflection and processing of trauma, change, and loss.
Welcome! I am so glad you have taken the first step towards your healing journey. With life's different demands, it's normal to feel overwhelmed. Are you having a hard time adjusting to a change, setting boundaries, or coping with high levels of stress and anxiety? It may be time to consider reaching out to a therapist to receive support navigating life stressors. With over 6 years of experience, I am passionate about supporting adults and teens who are willing and ready to start their healing journey.
As a Latinx therapist, I am passionate about providing the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities with a safe and culturally inclusive space for reflection and processing of trauma, change, and loss.
Welcome! I am so glad you have taken the first step towards your healing journey. With life's different demands, it's normal to feel overwhelmed. Are you having a hard time adjusting to a change, setting boundaries, or coping with high levels of stress and anxiety? It may be time to consider reaching out to a therapist to receive support navigating life stressors. With over 6 years of experience, I am passionate about supporting adults and teens who are willing and ready to start their healing journey.
(562) 284-2320 View (562) 284-2320
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Maya Attia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Maya Attia, LMFT 139693, is a sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, polyamory, kink, and BDSM-friendly therapist. She offers space to express, explore, and learn about your whole self to find ease and greater satisfaction in life. My approach is humanistic and tender. I facilitate conversations that inspire insight and change. I enjoy using the practical tools from cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), and other modalities, but at my core, I am relational.
Maya Attia, LMFT 139693, is a sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, polyamory, kink, and BDSM-friendly therapist. She offers space to express, explore, and learn about your whole self to find ease and greater satisfaction in life. My approach is humanistic and tender. I facilitate conversations that inspire insight and change. I enjoy using the practical tools from cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), and other modalities, but at my core, I am relational.
(949) 806-3433 View (949) 806-3433
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George Tyler Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
I have counseled adult individuals, children, adolescents, couples and families from many different backgrounds including members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Having a healthy relationship with yourself and others is not always easy. There are times when it can be challenging to embody the positive support you need, rather than that inner critic that is not always helpful. I believe that improving your sense of self-worth and self-esteem through self-acceptance, compassion and appropriate boundaries, with yourself and others, is necessary to maintaining healthy relationships and imperative when working through life stressors that impact your quality of life.
I have counseled adult individuals, children, adolescents, couples and families from many different backgrounds including members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Having a healthy relationship with yourself and others is not always easy. There are times when it can be challenging to embody the positive support you need, rather than that inner critic that is not always helpful. I believe that improving your sense of self-worth and self-esteem through self-acceptance, compassion and appropriate boundaries, with yourself and others, is necessary to maintaining healthy relationships and imperative when working through life stressors that impact your quality of life.
(949) 997-2638 View (949) 997-2638
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Elizabeth Frances Armstrong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
I am LGBTQIA affirmative.
If you were to make list of everyone you care for, where would you place? Would you be on your list at all? It is your time to be heard and supported! Whether you are being visited by anxiety, grief, or relationship struggles; whatever problem weighs on you, you are not alone. Together we will find solutions to challenges through a kind and collaborative therapeutic relationship. It is a privilege to be invited into your journey, and l will strive to see the world through your lens. Let's harvest your strengths and capabilities, and discover your most amazing you!
I am LGBTQIA affirmative.
If you were to make list of everyone you care for, where would you place? Would you be on your list at all? It is your time to be heard and supported! Whether you are being visited by anxiety, grief, or relationship struggles; whatever problem weighs on you, you are not alone. Together we will find solutions to challenges through a kind and collaborative therapeutic relationship. It is a privilege to be invited into your journey, and l will strive to see the world through your lens. Let's harvest your strengths and capabilities, and discover your most amazing you!
(949) 438-4569 View (949) 438-4569
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Raysean Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tustin, CA 92780
Hi! My name is Raysean Ford, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I provide therapeutic services via teletherapy to adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger management, conflict resolution, and LGBTQ+ Identity issues. My style and approach could be a good fit for individuals who may be dealing with symptoms that include: Anxiety, Grief, Stress, Anger, Low- Self-esteem, and Peer and Family Conflicts. I collaborate with clients to help them identify their symptoms, identify the source of their symptoms, and learn healthy ways to cope and build skills to feel better about themselves.
Hi! My name is Raysean Ford, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I provide therapeutic services via teletherapy to adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger management, conflict resolution, and LGBTQ+ Identity issues. My style and approach could be a good fit for individuals who may be dealing with symptoms that include: Anxiety, Grief, Stress, Anger, Low- Self-esteem, and Peer and Family Conflicts. I collaborate with clients to help them identify their symptoms, identify the source of their symptoms, and learn healthy ways to cope and build skills to feel better about themselves.
(714) 786-1058 View (714) 786-1058
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Bryan Doster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
I am LGBTQ and multi-cultural affirming influenced by the intersectionality of culture, spirituality and psychotherapy.
Has life attempted to convince you that you are not enough? Do you feel pressured to fulfill everyone else’s expectations for your life? Is it difficult to believe in your abilities from day to day? Have you found yourself conforming to societal expectations you do not agree with and wonder if the story will ever change? If you are feeling hopeless, exhausted or as if you are the only person living this reality and isolated from the rest of the world, I would like to help.
I am LGBTQ and multi-cultural affirming influenced by the intersectionality of culture, spirituality and psychotherapy.
Has life attempted to convince you that you are not enough? Do you feel pressured to fulfill everyone else’s expectations for your life? Is it difficult to believe in your abilities from day to day? Have you found yourself conforming to societal expectations you do not agree with and wonder if the story will ever change? If you are feeling hopeless, exhausted or as if you are the only person living this reality and isolated from the rest of the world, I would like to help.
(949) 899-6742 View (949) 899-6742
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Laura Weber
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Waitlist for new clients
I am experienced in various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, as well as LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent affirming therapy.
I understand that life can be challenging, and at some point, we all face struggles. Whether it's dealing with depression, anxiety, adjusting to a new phase in life, coping with loss, or navigating relationships, I'm here to offer you the extra support you need. I believe that therapy should be tailored to your unique life experiences because we all have different stories to tell. My goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment where you can openly talk about your struggles and work through them. Together, we'll collaborate to find solutions that are tailored to fit you and your life.
I am experienced in various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, as well as LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent affirming therapy.
I understand that life can be challenging, and at some point, we all face struggles. Whether it's dealing with depression, anxiety, adjusting to a new phase in life, coping with loss, or navigating relationships, I'm here to offer you the extra support you need. I believe that therapy should be tailored to your unique life experiences because we all have different stories to tell. My goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment where you can openly talk about your struggles and work through them. Together, we'll collaborate to find solutions that are tailored to fit you and your life.
(949) 670-9169 View (949) 670-9169
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Ankita Mohanty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Orange, CA 92868  (Online Only)
Therapy is a co-created, immersive experience. You are invited to bring all of you, in your own time and at your own pace. Your multiplicities, contradictions, and inner conflicts are all welcome. Therapy traverses the sacred and mundane, and I see all topics as meaningful on the path of healing. I specialize in grief, self-esteem, (family) conflict and communication, dating and sex, and identity (de)construction. My flexible and relational therapeutic style suits a wide array of individuals. I especially welcome people who identify as being children of immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, highly sensitive, and/or spiritually inclined.
Therapy is a co-created, immersive experience. You are invited to bring all of you, in your own time and at your own pace. Your multiplicities, contradictions, and inner conflicts are all welcome. Therapy traverses the sacred and mundane, and I see all topics as meaningful on the path of healing. I specialize in grief, self-esteem, (family) conflict and communication, dating and sex, and identity (de)construction. My flexible and relational therapeutic style suits a wide array of individuals. I especially welcome people who identify as being children of immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, highly sensitive, and/or spiritually inclined.
(657) 571-7013 View (657) 571-7013
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Laurie Fitzgerald
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I'm Laurie Fitzgerald, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I help people struggling with anxiety, depression, domestic abuse/violence, trauma, PTSD, LGBTQIA+ issues, and more. My work integrates relationship-based and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I strongly believe in the inherent ability of every individual to find their own answers to the big questions that bring people into therapy. I see my role as a therapist primarily as a facilitator and guide. During times of struggle or uncertainty, we often need someone who can ask questions and provide the space for inner answers to be found.
I'm Laurie Fitzgerald, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I help people struggling with anxiety, depression, domestic abuse/violence, trauma, PTSD, LGBTQIA+ issues, and more. My work integrates relationship-based and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I strongly believe in the inherent ability of every individual to find their own answers to the big questions that bring people into therapy. I see my role as a therapist primarily as a facilitator and guide. During times of struggle or uncertainty, we often need someone who can ask questions and provide the space for inner answers to be found.
(619) 329-8164 View (619) 329-8164
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Cassandra Buehner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience in the clinical setting, especially working with addiction and relationships, including in the LGBTQ+ community.
Listen, here’s the thing. If you’ve come this far, you’ve most likely read a lot of therapist profiles, and may read a lot more. Any therapist is probably going to tell you that they are equipped with what it takes to help you, and for the most part, that’s probably true. But just like any relationship, the therapist/client relationship has to be two things: A good fit, And not an easy fix. The truth is, mental and emotional health and well-being isn’t like a fad diet. You can’t keto your way to stability. Being healthy is a lifestyle, a commitment to working at something that can sometimes seem daunting.
I have extensive experience in the clinical setting, especially working with addiction and relationships, including in the LGBTQ+ community.
Listen, here’s the thing. If you’ve come this far, you’ve most likely read a lot of therapist profiles, and may read a lot more. Any therapist is probably going to tell you that they are equipped with what it takes to help you, and for the most part, that’s probably true. But just like any relationship, the therapist/client relationship has to be two things: A good fit, And not an easy fix. The truth is, mental and emotional health and well-being isn’t like a fad diet. You can’t keto your way to stability. Being healthy is a lifestyle, a commitment to working at something that can sometimes seem daunting.
(562) 724-4522 View (562) 724-4522
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
I also provide LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy.
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
I also provide LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy.
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
(949) 284-2931 View (949) 284-2931
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Adrienne Parker-Morano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Garden Grove, CA 92841
My name is Adrienne Parker-Morano. I am a licensed psychotherapist MFC39605. My focus of practice is as a Relationship Counselor/Sexuality Specialist. I specialize in sexuality; spirituality; communication; truth telling; and alternative relationship styles such as polyamory. I am LGBTQIA affirmative. My continuing education focuses primarily on sex therapy, communication, and all aspects of relationship.
My name is Adrienne Parker-Morano. I am a licensed psychotherapist MFC39605. My focus of practice is as a Relationship Counselor/Sexuality Specialist. I specialize in sexuality; spirituality; communication; truth telling; and alternative relationship styles such as polyamory. I am LGBTQIA affirmative. My continuing education focuses primarily on sex therapy, communication, and all aspects of relationship.
(657) 837-1409 View (657) 837-1409
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Chris 'alder' Johnson
Psychological Associate, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92614
Alder prides themself on working to affirm members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Alder has worked in the field of psychology since 2018, when they began providing mental health services to children and youth diagnosed with autism. Alder received their master’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University Global and has extensive experience working with neurodivergent clients. Alder is working to obtain their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Chris is supervised by Dr. Katie Moore (PSY 32941). Alder believes in living life as their most authentic self and brings this authenticity into the therapeutic experience.
Alder prides themself on working to affirm members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Alder has worked in the field of psychology since 2018, when they began providing mental health services to children and youth diagnosed with autism. Alder received their master’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University Global and has extensive experience working with neurodivergent clients. Alder is working to obtain their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Chris is supervised by Dr. Katie Moore (PSY 32941). Alder believes in living life as their most authentic self and brings this authenticity into the therapeutic experience.
(949) 401-7184 View (949) 401-7184
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Madison Reich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Beach, CA 92660
I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, couples, families, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
You have likely landed on this page in search of a therapist for yourself or a loved one. I know looking for the “right fit” can feel daunting, but you are worthy of feeling safe with the person you develop this therapeutic relationship with. So, in the spirit of making your search a little easier, let me tell you about myself. I utilize a collaboration of client-centered and psychodynamic therapy to help you explore the different parts of self that may be experiencing distress. Together, we will work to bring understanding and insight to the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that may be causing confusion.
I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, couples, families, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
You have likely landed on this page in search of a therapist for yourself or a loved one. I know looking for the “right fit” can feel daunting, but you are worthy of feeling safe with the person you develop this therapeutic relationship with. So, in the spirit of making your search a little easier, let me tell you about myself. I utilize a collaboration of client-centered and psychodynamic therapy to help you explore the different parts of self that may be experiencing distress. Together, we will work to bring understanding and insight to the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that may be causing confusion.
(714) 492-1419 View (714) 492-1419
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Christi Gallon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Irvine, CA 92604
I also have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing relationship/family issues, divorce, and LGBTQ challenges.
Are you hindered by anxiety, depression, or trauma, preventing you from expressing your authentic self? Do you find yourself trapped in navigating challenging family and relationship situations? Every minor issue now feels incredibly overwhelming, reopening past wounds and creating new ones. Despite attempting to bury the pain, it persists, leaving you feeling isolated and tormented. The constant exhaustion, stress, and anger make you question your resilience. Unsure of where to seek assistance, you don't have to endure this painful journey by yourself. I aim to assist you in achieving a more integrated and balanced sense of self.
I also have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing relationship/family issues, divorce, and LGBTQ challenges.
Are you hindered by anxiety, depression, or trauma, preventing you from expressing your authentic self? Do you find yourself trapped in navigating challenging family and relationship situations? Every minor issue now feels incredibly overwhelming, reopening past wounds and creating new ones. Despite attempting to bury the pain, it persists, leaving you feeling isolated and tormented. The constant exhaustion, stress, and anger make you question your resilience. Unsure of where to seek assistance, you don't have to endure this painful journey by yourself. I aim to assist you in achieving a more integrated and balanced sense of self.
(949) 354-6516 View (949) 354-6516
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Katherine Barnes
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Orange, CA 92867
I've learned that therapy works best when we can be two real people having an open, ongoing conversation in the room together. I specialize in treating adults, teens and couples struggling with anxiety, stress management, relationships/dating issues, depressive symptoms or simply seeking change. My approach is authentic, safe, supportive, non-judgmental, and I absolutely love the work I do. I will actively work with you toward quick relief of symptoms while we address the long-standing limiting beliefs that have been obstacles to your emotional wellness. Other areas of focus: LGBT, past trauma, self-esteem issues, creative/performing artists, college/grad students, executives.
I've learned that therapy works best when we can be two real people having an open, ongoing conversation in the room together. I specialize in treating adults, teens and couples struggling with anxiety, stress management, relationships/dating issues, depressive symptoms or simply seeking change. My approach is authentic, safe, supportive, non-judgmental, and I absolutely love the work I do. I will actively work with you toward quick relief of symptoms while we address the long-standing limiting beliefs that have been obstacles to your emotional wellness. Other areas of focus: LGBT, past trauma, self-esteem issues, creative/performing artists, college/grad students, executives.
(310) 736-2846 View (310) 736-2846
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Stephanie Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Orange, CA 92868
I specialize working with individuals, geriatrics and families dealing with depression, substance abuse, child abuse, grief, medical issues, death and dying, adoption, marital issues and LGBT issues.
I provide in home , telehealth or office sessions for adults, older adults, children, and adolescents. I have 20 years of experience helping others change their lives.
I specialize working with individuals, geriatrics and families dealing with depression, substance abuse, child abuse, grief, medical issues, death and dying, adoption, marital issues and LGBT issues.
I provide in home , telehealth or office sessions for adults, older adults, children, and adolescents. I have 20 years of experience helping others change their lives.
(949) 656-4359 View (949) 656-4359

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