LGBTQ+ Therapists in Palm Springs, CA

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The Trans Power Project
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We are a completely free mental health organization. As a transgender lead program, we know how important it is to find mental health clinicians who are affirmative and well versed in working with the transgender and non-binary community. Created by a licensed transgender therapist, the TransPower Project provides completely virtual mental health sessions to clients in CA. All of our therapists are trained and certified in affirmative therapy and have the ability to write gender affirmation letters when needed.
(760) 824-5112
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Brace Bacon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
Verified
Your culture impacts the way you view the world, the way it views you, and your experience in seeking therapy. As someone who identifies as LGBTQIA + and a man of color, I understand the importance of inclusion. I am here to help you navigate anxieties, depression, romantic and peer relationships, career choices, sexual orientation, parenting, self-esteem, and recovery support. Our time together will be collaborative and an opportunity for growth where I see my role as someone walking alongside you.
(323) 405-7255
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Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Not accepting new clients
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Arlen Keith Leight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
Verified
Have you discovered over this past year that your life or your relationships are not really working for you? I understand your need for an empathic, caring professional to talk with about your feelings and improve your relationships and your life. With 20+ years of experience working with GAY MEN AND COUPLES, I know the importance of speaking with someone who understands our unique struggles. As an EXPERT IN RELATIONSHIP AND INTIMACY matters, I am particularly sensitive to the impact and effects environmental stressors have on our relationships. I am here to help you.
(760) 454-1432
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Not accepting new clients
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Jason Levine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My expertise is in working with those with addictions, smoking cessation, gay / lesbian Issues, and anger management.
I began my private practice with one purpose in mind: to treat clients with respect for the possibility of change in their lives. It is my belief that the best treatment includes the development of a trusting relationship. I am here to support you in creating a life of courage in which you can tackle the obstacles that have limited your potential. I empower individuals to replace feelings of hopelessness with hope for a brighter future. Together, we can forge a plan that will lead to a much more fulfilling life experience.
(424) 835-6482
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Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Alton Carswell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked with various groups and clients. If you are looking for a therapist that will listen and acknowledge your unique perspective you don't have to look any further. I have 10 years of experience working with singles, couples, military, LGBTQ , people of color, undocumented immigrants from various countries and even inmates. In addition to my hours spent in working with varying communities, I have been highly involved as alumni from Antioch University in Los Angeles and as a current doctoral student in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
(562) 454-1773
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Kurt Helfrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with LGBTQ community, and individuals who have experienced trauma.
Are you at a point in your life where you feel you need that extra support? I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides a supportive environment to allow individuals to grow and reach their full potential. I work with adults and couples, and have worked with children ranging from ages 3 to 17, along with their families.
(619) 664-4667
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Jason Churchill
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
As a member of the LGBTQ + community, I recognize that our identity isn’t the “route” of our negative mental health symptoms. However, the way in which we cope and heal are unique to our lived LGBTQ + experiences. Often we are unable to find an affirmative and safe space to heal for lack of true empathy and understanding from our providers - and I want to help change that narrative. While our experiences may differ, having a therapist who identifies similarly to yourself can make a world of difference in your journey to improving your mental health.
(747) 237-4524
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Zachary M Zaret
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am a queer cis white male therapist with a passion for both mental health and the entertainment industry. I believe that a combination of a queer affirmative lens and my background in performance make me different from other therapists. My background in entertainment allows me to bring a creative and innovative approach to therapy that allows me to provide a unique and valuable experience to every client. My approach is rooted in the belief that everyone has the capacity to make meaningful changes in their lives.
(310) 363-8224
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Jacob Rostovsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a transgender male, I believe that therapy means authenticating parts of oneself, whether you view those parts as negative or positive. I pride myself on being an affirmative space for individuals who identify as transgender and non-binary because I identify within that community as well.
(310) 929-6724
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Joshua M Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I am Gay -identified clinician; my goal is to team up with you and identify what you’d like to work on and together, tackle those challenges head-on. I’m here to help you with anything from relationships, to work/family stress, sexuality, gender identity, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, life adjustments, major health changes. As a gay male, I vowed to work with LGBTQI individuals as I know first hand how challenging it is to find a clinician that has a lived understanding of the struggles within the community. I work with all adults, specializing in LGBTQI issues.
(949) 347-5098
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Palm Springs, CA 92263
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Allan Grill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CRC
Verified
Verified
I work with clients with various medical conditions, including neurological disorders, physically disabling and aging-related conditions, and other impairments. Clients include Caregivers and LGBT persons with disabling conditions. For over 25 years I have helped adults with emotional and logistical concerns related to chronic medical and aging-related conditions, short and long term care planning, relationship and communication problems, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I hold an MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a California licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Please see my website www.allangrill.com for more information.
(510) 232-1630
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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James Barry
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PsyD, LAADC
Having previously worked as a music producer/engineer in Los Angeles, guiding musicians, and resolving creative conflict, Dr. Barry holds a Licensed Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor designation, as well as a Doctorate in Psychology. Working at the Betty Ford Center from 2007-2017, Dr. Barry designed Young Adult Programming, Outpatient services, and LGBTQ Integrated programming, and has been a featured speaker on LGBTQ issues for medical students and various professional organizations. In 2018, James joined the DAP Behavioral Health Department, departing DAP in 2020 to engage a private practice.
(760) 991-3529
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Joe Pelzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I also have 6 years' experience working in the LGBTQ community.
I use a variety of practices and therapies, including: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Therapy. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way. Then we collaborate to get you there!
(213) 344-5766
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Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Judi Anne Passy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD(HS), LMFT, RN
Verified
Verified
My experience from working at a LGBT center and multiple clients with a range of needs on the spectrum of gender choices, sexual orientation, and queered options has assisted me to look at various alternatives.
My objective for clients is to benefit from my experience as a psychotherapist, nurse, & human sexuality doctorate. Nine years ago, a client requested to speak to me while I was working as a nurse in an outpatient clinic. They confessed that under their masculine clothing, they wore feminine attire. They were contemplating self-harm as they were depressed by living incongruently. Their physician had denied them gender therapy. They eventually began attending psychotherapy with me to improve their self-acceptance. Hormone replacement plus gender-affirming therapy, enhance one's livability & authenticity increasing mental health.
(714) 900-0905
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Christopher Vincent Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified
Verified
Affirmative, interactive, client-centered therapy can help you address depression, anxiety, and destructive behaviors. I serve heterosexual, gay , lesbian , bisexual , queer , trans , non-binary, and polyamorous individuals. I practice individual therapy, relationship counseling, and sex therapy. My experience includes working with substance use issues from a harm reduction approach, regardless of whether my client's goal is abstinence or substance use management. I love to help people address trauma, improve communication, take control of their lives, gain sexual confidence, and get their needs met.
(415) 798-9586
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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S. Hultquist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
Verified
I'm queer and nonbinary, and am a mindful coparent to three teenagers.
I’m deadly curious about what you want to say but can’t, who you want to be but won’t, and what would unfold out of you if we could together tend to the parts that are hard to bear— without judgment and without a goal for what comes next. There is a reason you have been bottling up precious parts of you. We will explore that reason, that need you had to hold yourself tightly inside. It is from this safer space that you will once again look at the long-hidden precious parts of you, and together we will see how you want to unfold from here. I'm a good fit for authenticity/identity/wounds/therapists/ queer folks/over-thinkers/creatives.
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Nicholas Berry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, 108674
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you a gay male finding that the life you have cultivated for yourself is unfulfilling? Do you sometimes feel you have no idea what you are doing or where to even begin? How about navigating through life in a committed gay relationship, but finding that you and your partner just can't seem to get on the same page? You may also be in your early twenties and thirties feeling like you don't fit in with those you have held close relationships with your entire life or adult life. Even with increased acceptance and representation, some gay men find that they are experiencing even more mental health issues than before.
(424) 293-7488
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Divorce Prevention Counseling / Beverly Jewell
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
LGBTQ and alternative lifestyle clients are welcome!.
Are you at a crossroads, wondering what it would take to turn things around? Are you having the same arguments, not knowing how to break the cycle? Or perhaps you've decided to end your relationship but want to do so in a peaceful, respectful way that won't cause more hurt, especially if you have children together. This is a serious, life changing decision and should not be made out of frustration. Isn't it better to look at all options, get an objective opinion, then make the best choice possible? This is where a neutral professional can help. Limited In-personal appts available Tu-Th in Palm Springs. Video sessions avail. M-F
(760) 276-4704
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Bill Kavanagh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
If you identify as LGBTQ , and/or have an addiction or chronic illness, please give me a call.
Life hands us difficult challenges. Ironically, it is often those challenges that turn into our biggest blessings. But we must be willing to search. We often forget that one of our most beautiful gifts is the freedom to pursue happiness. There is nothing stopping us from that pursuit. The key word is "pursue." We must take action to discover happiness. Once you find it, happiness becomes part of your DNA. Happy people laugh, fall, get up, and laugh again. They can't wait for the next joke.
(323) 307-7922
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Jamie Trachtenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-CA, LCSW-NY
Verified
Verified
I am a seasoned psychodynamically trained psychotherapist. I work with individuals and couples on a short term or long term basis dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or phase of life. I have many years experience working in Palliative and End of Life Care, as well as with individuals coping with cognitive issues such as dementia and with adult issues of trauma, substance abuse, recovery, HIV/AIDS and chronic illness. I have a strong specialty working within the LGBTQ community and with End of Life issues surrounding terminal illness, dying, grief and bereavement.
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Palm Springs, CA 92264
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