LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Pasadena, CA

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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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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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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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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Alison Picard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy, influenced by post-modern feminist therapy and LGBTQIA + affirmative therapy.
The decision to enter therapy can be prompted by many different things. Whether you are trying to untangle old and restrictive patterns, seeking relief from depression or anxiety, working through grief or trauma, or wanting to deepen a relationship to your authentic self-- it can begin here. Your therapy process will be unique to who you are. Some of the elements that I bring to our work will be an exploration of how you express feeling, how your past experiences are influencing your present, and ​how those dynamics may show up in the therapy space. Curiosity, collaboration, and compassion will guide this work.
(213) 410-4924 
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Geri-Lynn Cesar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I received my Master's of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in LGBTQ + Affirmative Psychotherapy.
I work with individuals, couples, and families to pay witness to and overcome the traumas and difficulties in their lives. My aim to empower and provide support to those who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship stress, and chronic illness.
(818) 722-6426 
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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David Highfill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have over 19 years experience in many areas including grief & loss, chronic and terminal illness adjustment for you or your family, HIV/AIDS, LGBT , relationships, & profressional lifestyle management.
Many of you will experience dramatic and sometimes shocking changes in your or your loved one's health, relationships or careers. I have over 19 years of experience helping people and their families cope with a wide variety of chronic and terminal illness, relationship changes, adjustment, grief and loss. Using your strengths, I will help you work through these difficult changes to help you adjust to their impact on you and your loved ones.
(626) 594-4648 
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Rachael Tenerowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I received my master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University with a concentration on LGBTQIA + affirming therapies.
Beginning therapy can feel intimidating. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. I aim to support you with all aspects of the therapeutic experience from finding your good fit to co-creating your treatment. My goal in therapy is to support you by creating a safe, affirming space to communicate your needs. My therapeutic style is focused on creating a sex positive, culturally humble place for growth.
(323) 531-7665 
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Robert Edward Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with depression, anxiety, gay , lesbian , gender-non conforming issues, relationships & intimacy.
I work with all populations but primarily adults, couples and adolescents. My work is to help you in meeting your potential and increasing abundance in all areas of your life. Working together in learning how to navigate in these difficult times with grace and ease. Healing, recovery and renewal. In hopes of increasing your self awareness, self- empowerment and self determination.
(626) 385-7973 
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Pasadena, CA 91106
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Spenser Sussan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Spenser is an AMFT specializing in LGBTQIA affirmative therapy. She is a sex-positive therapist, supportive of all lifestyle and relationship paths inclusive of monogamy, ethical non-monogamy (ENM), kink, and the LGBTQIA population. She works with adolescents and families to both help them process their feelings and interweave affirmative-based parenting. Spenser believes providing a safe and affirming environment is critical to providing clients with the space necessary for them to begin to process past trauma and address the challenges preventing them from building the life and affirming relationships they seek.
(323) 870-6690 
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Jessica Pacheco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with the full age-spectrum (kids, teens, adults), however I specialize in trauma, grief, anxiety, LGBTQIA , and spiritual enlightenment.
You may feel broken, different, and struggle to make all the "pieces" fit together. Perhaps that is further complicated because you are a survivor of trauma, or struggling with immense grief, and find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships or feel balanced. We cannot go back in time, but we have this sacred moment, and I want to help you grasp it and make it genuine. I want to help you find choice, autonomy and radical compassion in who you are. If you are partnered, I want to help you develop skills to nourish growth in that partnership.
(626) 714-2980 
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Kellum Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
As a gay man with extensive training in LGBTQ2A+ psychology, I'm adept at helping gay , lesbian , bisexual and trans individuals overcome the difficulties of growing up in heteronormative families and/or cultures.
**I'm not currently taking new clients; however, I work with two excellent Associate therapists, also listed on this site, Paige Swift and Sarah Warren. Please check their profiles for more information.**
(323) 387-3992 
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Briana Ferron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Individuals and couples who identify as straight, gay , lesbian , bi, queer , trans , non-binary, poly, kink, or identify in the community in any way, find a safe space in my office to explore their personal and relational issues.
"We repeat what we don't repair." Have you been struggling in some aspect of your life, or within a relationship? I will help you lift that weight off of your shoulders, breathe easier, and live a happier life. Some benefits you might get through therapy include: 1) improved communication and closeness in your relationships by changing unhelpful patterns, 2) the ability to respond to your emotions rather than react to them, 3) untangle and process past trauma, 4) rewire your brain by having a more positive outlook on life 5) therapy that is uniquely attuned to YOU and your personal needs.
(747) 223-6411 
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Pasadena, CA 91106
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Douglas Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
If you are gay , lesbian , bisexual , or transgender , living in a mainstream culture that ignores or rejects the unique gifts of your identity can lead to a subtle loss of soul.
I have the knowledge and skill to help you with over 19 years' experience. My clients find a comfortable and supportive atmosphere in session, which usually leads to rapid progress toward their goals. I believe people make meaningful changes in their lives by working in partnership with their therapist. Depth psychology offers the unique opportunity to improve the circumstances of your outer life through the richness and creativity of your inner life. Call today and explore the possibilities of how therapy can help you.
(626) 593-9770 
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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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Nicole Oliva
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I'm qualified to help with a variety of challenges; however, I specialize in treating couples, trauma, grief, and LGBT + issues within sexual, gender, and relationship expansive communities (e.
Are you arguing over little things? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Does intimacy feel boring, scary, or embarrassing? Are you or your loved ones repeating behaviors, relationships, or situations, and wishing you could break the cycle? Sometimes, we aren't sure what causes our distress, but we can sense we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. And 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.
(323) 776-1878 
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Davina Kotulski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience helping people reclaim their personal power and live a life of greater authenticity and fulfillment. I support clients to heal past wounds, build self-esteem, and begin saying "yes" to their dreams and values in their relationships, careers, spritituality, etc. I use a blend of traditional psychotherapy, life coaching and spiritual teachings to support my clients in self-actualization. For LGBT clients and family members dealing with coming out issues I support them in authentic self-expression, honesty, and self-acceptance.
(626) 513-8258 
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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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Steve Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
I am here to help you embrace your authenticity and find liberation from stories, patterns, habits and ways of being that don't fit who you want to be. I am passionate about working with young adults navigating adulthood and transitioning into life beyond families of origin; folks healing from racial trauma and minority stress; and couples and partners looking for better communication, security, and connection. I am especially drawn to working with LGBTQ + adolescents and young adults embracing queerness and supporting other white, cis men to cultivate their own vulnerable, feminist masculinity and allyship.
(323) 310-5014 
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Jeff White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I love working with the LGBTQIA + and BIPOC communities and have done so for decades.
I’m a licensed therapist with a decade of experience providing therapy to adults, children, families and couples. I’m passionate about working with people of all backgrounds and ages. I strive to make therapy approachable and practical for everyone. I have successfully helped my clients facing issues like: anger, stress, communication problems, family conflicts, shame, anxiety, grief/bereavement, depression, trauma, medical issues, cancer, HIV, divorce, PTSD, mood disorders, infidelity, self-harm, sex and intimacy issues, core wounds, eating disorders, relationship conflicts and addictions of all kinds.
(909) 403-4570 
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Steven Su
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I work well with teens and adults, individuals or couples and families, and I specialize with ethnic minority issues and LGBTQIA + issues. We can work on current issues such as adjusting our thought processes to combat unhealthful or inaccurate thoughts. We can work on relaxation and coping skills to get you through the tough times. We can also work on past issues, revisiting memories from the past and childhood. We would reprocess those memories, use new words to accurately describe the memories, which then foster a new relationship with the memory, hopefully making it less impactful in your current state.
(714) 930-1542 
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91104
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in 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.