LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Orange County, CA

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Kaitlin Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orange, CA 92868  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Kaitlin! Are you exhausted from trying to "do it all" and struggle to keep up with your relationships, work, and health? Do you feel stuck and disconnected from purpose in your life? Do you feel lost in old habitual patterns that no longer support the life you want to live, uncertain how to find your way out? Whether you're experiencing stress, anxiety, lgbtq + concerns, relationship challenges, trauma, low confidence, and/or life transitions, I'm here to help. It takes a lot of strength and courage to journey toward a more fulfilling and happy life. If you’re ready to take the next step, I am here to support and empower you
Hi, I'm Kaitlin! Are you exhausted from trying to "do it all" and struggle to keep up with your relationships, work, and health? Do you feel stuck and disconnected from purpose in your life? Do you feel lost in old habitual patterns that no longer support the life you want to live, uncertain how to find your way out? Whether you're experiencing stress, anxiety, lgbtq + concerns, relationship challenges, trauma, low confidence, and/or life transitions, I'm here to help. It takes a lot of strength and courage to journey toward a more fulfilling and happy life. If you’re ready to take the next step, I am here to support and empower you
(925) 493-8114 View (925) 493-8114
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Tara Eileen McGrath
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92659
Waitlist for new clients
I am a queer -identified, secular therapist. I help my clients recover from stress, anxiety, and adverse religious experiences / religious trauma. I also love to help people who are coming out later in life. I think laughter is healing and tears are often equally restorative. So let’s laugh, talk, cry, and swear together (okay, I won’t cry, but it is ALWAYS okay for you to cry in session), and we can work through your stuff. Check out my website, Taramcgrath.com for more info. You can book an intro call with me directly on my site.
I am a queer -identified, secular therapist. I help my clients recover from stress, anxiety, and adverse religious experiences / religious trauma. I also love to help people who are coming out later in life. I think laughter is healing and tears are often equally restorative. So let’s laugh, talk, cry, and swear together (okay, I won’t cry, but it is ALWAYS okay for you to cry in session), and we can work through your stuff. Check out my website, Taramcgrath.com for more info. You can book an intro call with me directly on my site.
(619) 486-3103 View (619) 486-3103
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Myles Marcotte
Associate Clinical Social Worker, BSW, MSW, ASW
Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92649  (Online Only)
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.
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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Mike L Migdat
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92832  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (424) 389-5092
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Jonathan Boland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, MPH
Verified
7 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
I work with all populations, but I specialize in trauma, EMDR, sexuality, and LGBTQ .
Are you struggling to reach your full potential? Do you feel like a prisoner of your past? Have traumatic events taken over your life? You're not alone. Life doesn’t have to be this way. I can guide you through the transformation of becoming who you were meant to be, stepping fully into your joy. I'll give you the courage you need to be your true authentic self, always. I’ve helped hundreds of people just like you radically transform their lives, including those healing from trauma and people who desire a healthier sexual relationship with themselves and with others. I’m passionate about assisting others reach their full potential.
I work with all populations, but I specialize in trauma, EMDR, sexuality, and LGBTQ .
Are you struggling to reach your full potential? Do you feel like a prisoner of your past? Have traumatic events taken over your life? You're not alone. Life doesn’t have to be this way. I can guide you through the transformation of becoming who you were meant to be, stepping fully into your joy. I'll give you the courage you need to be your true authentic self, always. I’ve helped hundreds of people just like you radically transform their lives, including those healing from trauma and people who desire a healthier sexual relationship with themselves and with others. I’m passionate about assisting others reach their full potential.
(310) 742-8451 View (310) 742-8451
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JB Psychotherapy, Coaching & Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP, CIHMP
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92657  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. I provide Telehealth services in CA & FL. Are you struggling to cope with life? feeling dysregulated? Experienced trauma, discrimination or oppression? Feeling hopeless or stuck? Struggling to connect with others? Feeling burnt out? I provide an inclusive, safe & neutral space to discuss challenges that bring individuals to therapy. I work collaboratively with clients to process emotions, reduce the use of unhealthy processes & develop skills to live a happier authentic life to foster self acceptance & love. As a Queer Latinx individual I provide affirming & inclusive care to LGBTQIA2s+, Latinx, BIPOC folx.
Accepting new clients. I provide Telehealth services in CA & FL. Are you struggling to cope with life? feeling dysregulated? Experienced trauma, discrimination or oppression? Feeling hopeless or stuck? Struggling to connect with others? Feeling burnt out? I provide an inclusive, safe & neutral space to discuss challenges that bring individuals to therapy. I work collaboratively with clients to process emotions, reduce the use of unhealthy processes & develop skills to live a happier authentic life to foster self acceptance & love. As a Queer Latinx individual I provide affirming & inclusive care to LGBTQIA2s+, Latinx, BIPOC folx.
(310) 421-4196 View (310) 421-4196
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Harry Dixon
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are struggling to find a therapist who understands the intersection of race/ethnicity, culture, and sexuality and gender and your mental health? I am an experienced counselor who specializes in understanding and helping you. I identify as a gay , poly, Korean American counselor (he/him). With my help you can better understand yourself and find healing through my effective use of my cultural awareness, cognitive, and self-compassion based therapies.
Are struggling to find a therapist who understands the intersection of race/ethnicity, culture, and sexuality and gender and your mental health? I am an experienced counselor who specializes in understanding and helping you. I identify as a gay , poly, Korean American counselor (he/him). With my help you can better understand yourself and find healing through my effective use of my cultural awareness, cognitive, and self-compassion based therapies.
(619) 514-4174 View (619) 514-4174
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Jin S. Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602
I specialize in working with people holding multiple identities, such as LGBTQ , racial, gender, religious, and cultural minorities, who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, and other conditions.
Authenticity, self-acceptance, and social justice are the tenets that guide my work as a therapist. Through our work cultivating an affirming and nonjudgemental relationship, and drawing from our lived experiences, I will support you in deconstructing what is causing ongoing distress, help facilitate insight and empowerment, and foster building healthier and more authentic relationships with yourself and others.
I specialize in working with people holding multiple identities, such as LGBTQ , racial, gender, religious, and cultural minorities, who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, and other conditions.
Authenticity, self-acceptance, and social justice are the tenets that guide my work as a therapist. Through our work cultivating an affirming and nonjudgemental relationship, and drawing from our lived experiences, I will support you in deconstructing what is causing ongoing distress, help facilitate insight and empowerment, and foster building healthier and more authentic relationships with yourself and others.
(213) 322-1535 View (213) 322-1535
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Kendall Lynn Leon Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
I am a DBT, Solution-Focused therapist who specializes in anxiety, depression, LGBTQ +, and trauma-related issues.
Website: kendallleonwalkeramft.net); I am very empathetic, nurturing, and understanding by nature and I utilize these qualities to help clients feel validated, heard, and seen in a new light. I utilize a psychodynamic approach to connect experiences to present or reoccurring symptoms. Fitting the "puzzle pieces" together will enable us to build awareness and guide us toward the appropriate treatment plan. My goal is to create a perspective that enables clients to see their world through a more positive lens while providing coping skills that can be implemented lifelong.
I am a DBT, Solution-Focused therapist who specializes in anxiety, depression, LGBTQ +, and trauma-related issues.
Website: kendallleonwalkeramft.net); I am very empathetic, nurturing, and understanding by nature and I utilize these qualities to help clients feel validated, heard, and seen in a new light. I utilize a psychodynamic approach to connect experiences to present or reoccurring symptoms. Fitting the "puzzle pieces" together will enable us to build awareness and guide us toward the appropriate treatment plan. My goal is to create a perspective that enables clients to see their world through a more positive lens while providing coping skills that can be implemented lifelong.
(949) 776-3110 View (949) 776-3110
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Kimberly Tang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Orange, CA 92868  (Online Only)
I'm a BIPoc therapist who specializes in working with Children/ Teens/ Young Adults/ Families, Neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, Giftedness, Learning Disorders), and LGBTQIA + identified or questioning.
Are you struggling with navigating the complexities of today's world? Or perhaps you just want to understand yourself better? Therapy is a safe and confidential space for you to explore.
I'm a BIPoc therapist who specializes in working with Children/ Teens/ Young Adults/ Families, Neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, Giftedness, Learning Disorders), and LGBTQIA + identified or questioning.
Are you struggling with navigating the complexities of today's world? Or perhaps you just want to understand yourself better? Therapy is a safe and confidential space for you to explore.
(657) 387-0976 View (657) 387-0976
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Maya Attia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My practice is sex-positive, LGBTQ + affirming, polyamory, kink, and BDSM friendly.
I help adults gain awareness and skills to cope with hardship. I also support couples to communicate, set boundaries, and meet their needs, including those where one partner is on the spectrum.
My practice is sex-positive, LGBTQ + affirming, polyamory, kink, and BDSM friendly.
I help adults gain awareness and skills to cope with hardship. I also support couples to communicate, set boundaries, and meet their needs, including those where one partner is on the spectrum.
(949) 832-6138 View (949) 832-6138
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Jessica Pourhassanian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Irvine, CA 92614
I have extensive training and experience working with relationships and sexual and gender issues, including but not limited to LGBTQ +, kink, non-binary, polyamory, open-relationships, BDSM and the coming out process.
I believe that every individual is unique and has the ability to transform their lives with the right care and support. I provide a sex-positive, culturally humble, non-judgmental approach to helping people with sexual needs, desires and expressions. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and polycules as well as adolescents, young adults and mature clients with various life transitions. My goal is to support every client in discovering and expressing their most authentic self to the world.
I have extensive training and experience working with relationships and sexual and gender issues, including but not limited to LGBTQ +, kink, non-binary, polyamory, open-relationships, BDSM and the coming out process.
I believe that every individual is unique and has the ability to transform their lives with the right care and support. I provide a sex-positive, culturally humble, non-judgmental approach to helping people with sexual needs, desires and expressions. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and polycules as well as adolescents, young adults and mature clients with various life transitions. My goal is to support every client in discovering and expressing their most authentic self to the world.
(949) 694-3561 View (949) 694-3561
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River Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults who are transgender , non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender or sexuality in an affirming space, finding the right resources, developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, or healing from past emotional wounds, I am here to help.
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults who are transgender , non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender or sexuality in an affirming space, finding the right resources, developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, or healing from past emotional wounds, I am here to help.
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Cynthia Elaine Roe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, She/Her
Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92706
I specialize in treating clients with major depression, anxiety, PTSD, parenting and relationship issues, adoption- and infertility-related concerns, and LGBTQ issues.
I am passionate about my work, because it allows me to help people become their best selves. For over thirty years, I have helped my clients to improve the quality of their lives by helping them to see that their struggles are not because there is something wrong with them, but because something wrong happened to them. My vision for my clients is that they learn how to practice self-compassion, to let go of debilitating shame, to live an authentic life, and to experience true joy.
I specialize in treating clients with major depression, anxiety, PTSD, parenting and relationship issues, adoption- and infertility-related concerns, and LGBTQ issues.
I am passionate about my work, because it allows me to help people become their best selves. For over thirty years, I have helped my clients to improve the quality of their lives by helping them to see that their struggles are not because there is something wrong with them, but because something wrong happened to them. My vision for my clients is that they learn how to practice self-compassion, to let go of debilitating shame, to live an authentic life, and to experience true joy.
(657) 312-3730 View (657) 312-3730
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Bernadette Mulvenna
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Welcome "To Your Journey of Self or Couple Empowerment-Enhancing Your Inner Self!" I work with both individuals and couples who identify as either Heterosexual or LGBTQ +; I specialize working to create and maintain a loving, respectful and thriving relationship with themselves or a partner relationship. My goal is to assist my clients to problem solve their various life issues, such as low self-esteem, career stressors and relationship choices through these strategies: improving communication, intimacy building, managing conflicts, reducing stress, and strengthening parenting and co-parenting skills.
Welcome "To Your Journey of Self or Couple Empowerment-Enhancing Your Inner Self!" I work with both individuals and couples who identify as either Heterosexual or LGBTQ +; I specialize working to create and maintain a loving, respectful and thriving relationship with themselves or a partner relationship. My goal is to assist my clients to problem solve their various life issues, such as low self-esteem, career stressors and relationship choices through these strategies: improving communication, intimacy building, managing conflicts, reducing stress, and strengthening parenting and co-parenting skills.
(949) 246-8389 View (949) 246-8389
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Dr. Roxanne Cherry
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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.
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 View (949) 228-2844
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OC Teen Center- Adolescent and Teen Mental Health
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
If your child has depression, anxiety, self harm, suicidal ideation, or trans /identity issues please call us.
Dr. Lauren Armstrong is a highly passionate licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Director with a PsyD from Pepperdine University, and has been working with children and adolescents for the past ten years. She is an expert in working with challenging psychological presentations such as trauma, self harm, mood changes, aggression, and other unsafe or maladaptive coping mechanisms. Dr. Lauren always believes in her patients, even when everyone else has stopped believing in them. She never loses hope, and tirelessly works with patients and their families on improving their relationships, coping skills, and positive change.
If your child has depression, anxiety, self harm, suicidal ideation, or trans /identity issues please call us.
Dr. Lauren Armstrong is a highly passionate licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Director with a PsyD from Pepperdine University, and has been working with children and adolescents for the past ten years. She is an expert in working with challenging psychological presentations such as trauma, self harm, mood changes, aggression, and other unsafe or maladaptive coping mechanisms. Dr. Lauren always believes in her patients, even when everyone else has stopped believing in them. She never loses hope, and tirelessly works with patients and their families on improving their relationships, coping skills, and positive change.
(714) 646-1580 View (714) 646-1580
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Affirming Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92614
Therapists at Affirming Psychological Services have various subspecialties, such as transgender care, behavioral analysis, and substance abuse treatment.
The clinicians at Affirming Psychological Services are highly experienced in treating trauma, anxiety, and depression. All of our clinicians are also trained in treating the needs of the LGBT + community, and many of our clinicians have lived experience as part of this community. We are conveniently located in Irvine, CA, and can provide both in person and telehealth services for you and your loved ones. We provide individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological testing and diagnostic clarification services. We provide a safe, comforting environment and expert therapists to help you meet your therapeutic goals.
Therapists at Affirming Psychological Services have various subspecialties, such as transgender care, behavioral analysis, and substance abuse treatment.
The clinicians at Affirming Psychological Services are highly experienced in treating trauma, anxiety, and depression. All of our clinicians are also trained in treating the needs of the LGBT + community, and many of our clinicians have lived experience as part of this community. We are conveniently located in Irvine, CA, and can provide both in person and telehealth services for you and your loved ones. We provide individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological testing and diagnostic clarification services. We provide a safe, comforting environment and expert therapists to help you meet your therapeutic goals.
(949) 528-4336 View (949) 528-4336
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Jenny Raz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hello, I'm Jenny Raz, a licensed clinical social worker. I work with adults and teens struggling with a range of mental health topics from relationship issues, aging & end of life, grief, suicidal ideations, veteran issues, LGBTQ + issues, and more. I am effective in utilizing CBT, psychodynamic approach, and person-centered therapeutic modalities. Therapy is a safe place to share, problem-solve and/or accept the present moment for what it is.
Hello, I'm Jenny Raz, a licensed clinical social worker. I work with adults and teens struggling with a range of mental health topics from relationship issues, aging & end of life, grief, suicidal ideations, veteran issues, LGBTQ + issues, and more. I am effective in utilizing CBT, psychodynamic approach, and person-centered therapeutic modalities. Therapy is a safe place to share, problem-solve and/or accept the present moment for what it is.
(714) 617-7416 View (714) 617-7416
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Linh Blackney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
I specialize in trauma, anxiety disorders, and LGBTQ issues, but am able to address many other issues as well.
Have you ever needed someone who can listen- actually listen- and help you work through problems in your life? So have I! We all have and that’s why I became a therapist. I believe that everyone can grow and I'd love the opportunity to help you get to where you want to be. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space for clients as you embark on this path to self-discovery and healing.
I specialize in trauma, anxiety disorders, and LGBTQ issues, but am able to address many other issues as well.
Have you ever needed someone who can listen- actually listen- and help you work through problems in your life? So have I! We all have and that’s why I became a therapist. I believe that everyone can grow and I'd love the opportunity to help you get to where you want to be. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space for clients as you embark on this path to self-discovery and healing.
(714) 912-7119 View (714) 912-7119

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