LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in South East, Pasadena, CA

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Philip “Tad” King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
While I work with clients of all sexual orientations, I specialize in work with LGBTQ + clients.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and addiction. In recent years I have developed a focus on work with couples, utilizing the science of human bonding and love. I have a strength in helping couples decode negative patterns or cycles that keep them feeling disconnected and alone. I will help you build a strong and lasting bond with your partner or spouse that provides a deeper sense of safety and connection.
(760) 280-6023 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Dr. Matthew Pulling, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize working with children (6-10yo), tweens (10-12yo) teens (13-19yo), young adults (19-30yo), and adults (over 30yo). The onset of puberty can trigger underlying depression and anxiety that are difficult to treat and can stay with a person for life. I treat children on the autism spectrum (ASD), the LGBTQIA + population (particularly transgender and gender fluid youth), and adults and children with PTSD.
(626) 714-2662 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Jen Novis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have a particular sensitivity to working with members of the LGBTQIA + community as well as other unique identity communities.
Hello and welcome! My name is Jen Novis and I am glad that you are here. If you are on a website looking for a therapist I can imagine that you might be struggling with some really tough feelings. Well, rest assured that you are not alone and that help is available for you. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, are recovering from trauma, or have stress in your relationships we can work together to help you to manage whatever is going on. Working together may mean talking about your dreams, building coping skills, or digging into your past to determine where the problem started. Regardless, we will do it as a team.
(626) 389-2778 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Manuel Fonseca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
CONGRATULATIONS on taking this step! This is the right time for you to make YOU a priority! I am committed to guiding you on how to improve your overall well-being. I have over 15 years of clinical experience assisting individuals, couples, and families with practical tools to help them manage & overcome difficulties in their lives – I am here to help YOU reach your absolute BEST potential.
(626) 604-0719 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Believe Psychology Group, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you seeking Healing, Personal Growth & Empowerment? Are you a teen or young adult (age 18-35). This period in your life has the potential to be filled with the best memories of youth and freedom but are often weighed down by anxiety and feelings of sadness. Have you experienced difficulties in being a student, an early career professional, a new parent/spouse or an artist (actor, musician or creative soul)? Now is the time to move past your past, embrace your present and design your future. Learn how to develop emotional safety, remove creative blocks, recapture your purpose and focus, and improve your performance skills.
(213) 297-3921 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Maria Barelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Are you struggling at work? Maybe you're having difficulties in your relationships. Or do you want to feel more confident about yourself? During difficult times, I will help you find new ways of managing your life by teaching you coping skills. Do you beat yourself up? Therapy will teach you how to be kind to yourself. I like to do "what works". I pull from different approaches because every client is unique. My style of relating is warm and empathetic. I currently work with individuals, couples, teens, and families with issues including: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Substance abuse.
(626) 236-4971 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Christopher M Thomson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in working with dually diagnosed individuals and their families with severe and persistent mental illnesses, such as Polysubstance Dependence, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features, Bipolar Disorder, and Acute Anxiety Disorders. I have always had a special interest in working with family and couples, especially where one or both suffer from severe mental illness. I am on staff at several local inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, and help facilitate hospital admissions in a sensitive and professional manner. I offer individual and family community interventions as needed. I also help professionals coping with workplace stress.
(562) 261-5888 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Dee Dee Mascarenas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have worked in the field almost 30 years and have experience with different ethnicities and socio-economic status. I am fluent in Spanish and English. I have numerous areas of specialty and use techniques that I believe will best fit each client. I am committed to helping people heal and grow, to help people through periods of crisis in their lives, expected or unexpected, to become more comfortable with themselves as well as to rise to their full potential, and create a life that is more meaningful to them.
(626) 390-0941 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Mark Reid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
I work with all adults, and I have extensive training in working with couples. You can create a satisfying relationship regardless of your childhood, past injuries, or current circumstances. A new relationship requires new strategies and tools that can be learned. They are proven strategies that will help you maximize shared happiness and minimize distress. Your problems are opportunities. Even a crisis can be the motivation to learn the right tools to succeed. You can heal and learn and make dramatic positive shifts in your relationship.
(626) 642-8287 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Lanikai Clouse
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"I specialize in providing individualized treatment to those who recognize that there is something interfering with their ability to function or enjoy their daily life. Utilizing a variety of techniques, I help my patients identify their immediate needs and their long-term goals. I work with both the first-time therapy patient as well as with those that have experience in the therapeutic process. I believe that we desire purpose and connection. I assist in exploring life's choices to improve clarity and your overall state of well-being." www.DrLanikaiClouse.com Also you can visit www.LinkedIn.com
(626) 344-9985 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Juliana McBride Haigh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Currently Accepting New Clients. Juliana specializes in working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, school and social challenges. She believes that as humans we are wired for connection. We long to experience “The Four S’s,” to feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure. Juliana approaches therapy as an opportunity to support clients in developing strong and compassionate relationships. She uses her intellect, humor, compassion, and sense of play to help clients and their families to develop insight, empathy, and skills to meet their individual goals.
(626) 774-8030 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Rachel Sturgeon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Parenting can create many moments of frustration and overwhelm! I recognize that during this pandemic, parents have had to transform into roles such as teacher, cook, caretaker, worker, etc. If during this difficult time you are noticing big emotions from your child and you are struggling to maintain the emotional energy to help your child or keep yourself calm during distressful moments, parent support and/or child therapy might help! I provide concrete parenting tools and emotional regulation skills for you and your child to foster connection and resiliency.
(626) 385-6121 
South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Rui C. Dolen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Rui Dolen is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma, developmental trauma, and reactions to other stressful events in teens and adults. Rui is a certified somatic therapist combining Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment, as well as Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Rui's approach is holistic (mind-body-spirit), non-violent, mindfulness-based, and attachment-based, as well as based on Interpersonal Neurobiology which is also the foundation of Rui's parenting consultation and coaching practice.
(310) 736-4836 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Samantha Alcalde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified
Feeling weighed down and responsible for how everyone else around you feels is as exhausting as it is frustrating. You’re tired of the emotional burden of saying “yes” when you really mean “no” & of contorting yourself in whatever way will make others feel most comfortable. Now as you step into a new phase of life as a parent, you worry about setting boundaries with intrusive family members. Your stomach twists into knots and your chest tightens thinking about being bulldozed once again by other’s opinions of your choices. Even worse, you could be seen as "the bad guy" and as being "selfish" for speaking up for what you really need.
(512) 764-0279 
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South East
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Mary Ellen Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, FT
Verified
I see each one of us as a gift in this world and whole. I enjoy and am skilled at working with individuals and couples, with over 32 years of experience in Mental Health, Domestic Violence and Hospice, in opening choices, increasing understanding and strengths. I use an active process in an affirming environment, dealing with emotions, life, and relationships in discovering the positive hidden truths we know inside or changing the patterns of communication that are not working.
(818) 835-4920 
South East
Pasadena, CA 91107
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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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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Thomas Blake
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Thomas Blake (he/him/his) is a registered associate marriage and family therapist working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Thomas is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and somatic based therapy which he integrates into his process as a psychotherapist practicing through a Humanistic-Existential lens. In addition to his work in private practice, Thomas received his clinical training from The LGBTQ Center in Orange County, California and worked at The Trevor Project, a national suicide prevention service supporting LGBTQ + youth ages 13 to 24.
(323) 379-1269 
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Pasadena, CA 91106
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Thali Rodrigues Costa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I also enjoy working with LGBTQIA & relationship expansive (ENM, etc.
Are you feeling lost? Out of control, burned out, stuck, or like an imposter? Are you or your loved ones repeating behaviors, relationships, or situations, and wishing you could break the cycle? Maybe little things feel more stressful than usual. Sometimes, we aren't sure what causes our distress, but we can sense we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. Even when we know the cause, change can still feel impossible. That's where I come in. My job is not to judge you; it's to listen, help you understand the root causes of your difficulties, and teach you practical tools to help change your life.
(626) 790-2027 
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Michael Modresky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I also have specialized training in LGBTQIA + affirmative psychotherapy.
Changing your life can be hard. Figuring out what you want can be overwhelming. Staying stuck is harder. My passion is helping people figure out what they want, what’s getting in the way, and how to move forward. Together, let’s figure out what’s keeping YOU from getting closer to the life you want. Whether it’s looking at your work, love life, family relationships, or a mix of everything, I’m ready to support you in this process.
(323) 713-0965 
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Kellett Tighe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
My areas of expertise include substance use disorders and trauma, as well as working within LGBTQIA clients.
Are you experiencing relationship concerns, interpersonal challenges, or employment issues? Struggling with addiction, depression, self-esteem, anxiety, or the aftermath of trauma? As a therapist, I am here to support and guide you. I am empathetic, genuine, connected and collaborative. My role is to facilitate your understanding of what is preventing and blocking you from achieving your goals, harmony of mind and repose. Prior to becoming a therapist, I have worked for over 15 years in the entertainment industry. A process of introspection led me to discover my true passion lies in connecting with people.
(323) 576-7083 
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in South East, Pasadena. 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.