LGBTQ+ Therapists in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA

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Ezak Marquez
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ community with a focus on transgender and nonbinary folks to address a variety of issues including gender dysphoria, identity exploration, anxiety, and depression.
My name is Ezak and my pronouns are they, them, theirs. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Diaspora Therapy Group. I utilize a person-centered and strengths-based approach and I have been trained through a multicultural and trauma-informed lens. I work with adolescents and adults wanting to make a change in their life and I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals.
(619) 329-9950
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Sarah A Zucker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
) •You will be supported if you are LGBTQ +.
Hey! You’ve likely arrived here because you’ve been in a dark place and might be ready for a change. You’re tired of carrying around the burden of your trauma, anxiety, or the weight of your substance use or secret addiction. Or you’re concerned about a loved one’s unhealthy behaviors. Maybe you feel ashamed and alone but the fear of being judged is finally being outweighed by the possibility that things could be better. Life is really hard, but we can do hard things with support. How I can help: •We can collaborate if you have ever had substance use concerns or addictive behaviors - past or present, in recovery or ongoing.
(858) 465-4471
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Haran Kingstan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have had the honor of working with individuals across the lifespan with a variety of mental health concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, LGBTQ -related issues, family dynamics, and more. I believe that human beings are inherently relational and that we are born to thrive from connection to others and wouldn’t be who we are if not for the people that have come in, and sometimes out, of our lives. Examining these relationships can be a huge part of therapy, whether it’s with our parents, our partners, or with ourselves.
(619) 949-3823
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Giselle Laguna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m skilled and experienced in working with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, HIV, and other LGBTQ + individuals as well as Latinx immigrants.
Welcome to my page! If life feels overwhelming, you feel unsupported or lost, and your relationships aren't where you want them to be, you’ve come to the right place. I aim to help you create the life you envision for yourself in the fastest and easiest way possible, starting from our very first session. Therapy is more effective if we work as a team to empower you and help you reach YOUR goals. I understand how different aspects of our identities shape our experiences and I believe this is an important component in therapy. I strive to create a safe, open, and relaxing environment because your comfort and safety are my priority.
(619) 473-2561
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Naomi Wahler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a proud Ally, I am LGBTQIA + affirming and passionate about helping to build resilience and a sense of authenticity for those exploring or questioning their sexuality or gender.
Sometimes life experiences leave us feeling overwhelmed or hopeless and we find that the ways we usually cope are not helping. Sometimes our personal journey involves difficult, seemingly impossible crises or losses. Sometimes we try to manage emotions with activities that help us feel better for a short time but then the cost starts to outweigh the benefits. I believe we all go through times like this when we are tired of struggling. The path towards recovering from these experiences seems more doable when we are able to find a renewed motivation and clear goals towards change.
(858) 943-2658
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Kelsey Lynn Paulson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Kelsey also works with the LGBTQ and Kink communities, and provides Gender Affirming Therapy to the Transgender community.
Dr. Kelsey Paulson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Bachelor’s of Science at Iowa State University, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in Forensics Studies. Over the past 17 years, Kelsey has received training and experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, families, couples, active duty service members, and Veterans. She has extensive experience working with severe mental illness, mood/anxiety disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma, and chronic pain.
(858) 943-6379
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Kypris Aster Drake
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am experienced in supporting individuals, traditional married couples as well as LGBT relationships and people in polyamorous and Ethically Nonmonogamous configurations.
I work both with couples and individuals to help them feel more connected, resolve emotional conflict, and even work through sexual disconnects and dysfunction. I specialize in working with people who identify as ENM (Ethical Non-Monogamy) and LGBTQ + and their unique relationship dynamics and emotional challenges.
(442) 276-5238
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Verified
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.
(760) 280-9656
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Jessica C Silsby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I provide comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (adults & adolescents) experiencing emotional dysregulation, strained relationships, overwhelming suffering (w/wo diagnosis of BPD), and/or thoughts of suicide or self-harm. My frame is client-centered, believing that you are the expert of your life, & therapy is a collaborate effort. I also work extensively within the Trans */Nonbinary community, supporting an affirmed life for you and those around you. This can be at any age and include issues of disclosure, life changes, overcoming fear while balancing safety, & community advocacy.
(619) 430-2475
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Fred Kutnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in LGBTQ issues, multicultural issues, and identity issues.
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
(760) 227-2431
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Claire Muller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Over the past 5 years, I’ve gained knowledge working alongside trauma, anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, Autism, and youth in the LGBTQ community from my experience within community mental health.
There are many reasons why someone chooses to explore therapy. Some want support navigating relationships at home, school, or work. Others are interested in gaining confidence in advocating for themselves and their identity. Some may be feeling stuck or want to talk through different options or choices. Others want to have a safe, nonjudgemental space to express themselves while feeling heard, understood, and accepted. Whatever your reason, I would love the opportunity to talk and see if we can discover some ways to help you feel grounded. I’m committed to honoring your unique experiences, hopes, values, expertise, and needs.
(619) 480-2433
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Angeline Baucom
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, RADT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use various research-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Family Systems.
(760) 227-5274
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Susmita Thukral
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We all struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, feeling stuck and relationship problems from time to time. It is a sign of strength to ask for help and reach out for therapy. In a safe and nonjudgmental space we can work together to help you overcome your issues and struggles. I am committed to creating this space for you in therapy so we can make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to bring positive changes in your life. I am open to listening to and working through your worries, wishes, conflicts and any experiences you want to share with me.
(858) 358-4395
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Adeleine Conanan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My priority first and foremost is to build trust in the client-therapist relationship. It can be challenging to share painful thoughts and emotions with others, so I believe it is a privilege whenever I am allowed into someone’s internal world. I take a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy, working with clients to address life transitions, family or relationship issues, overwhelming emotions, and self-harm. Having worked extensively with ethnically- and gender- diverse populations, I especially enjoy helping adolescents and adults explore their sense of identity and find meaningful roles in their communities.
(619) 614-7865
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Laura J Proctor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with clients in a collaborative relationship to create lasting positive change. Together we can alleviate your emotional suffering, identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, formulate goals, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, navigate transitions, and make life meaningful and fulfilling. Wherever you are in your process will be our starting point. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and communities. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, family of origin issues, relationships, academic/work challenges, identity, culture, grief and loss, and life transitions.
(619) 648-3206
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Karen Therese Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling lost and alone in your struggles? There are times in life when we need guidance, education and support to navigate through difficult experiences. I recall the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child". I believe we need a village around us for a lifetime. Why go it alone when there are others to help? We are social beings after all. As a therapist, I use an eclectic approach pulling from various methods to best meet your individual needs. I also work closely with other practitioners as needed. My clients often find me to be relaxed, empathic and nurturing, often using humor as a healing element.
(619) 780-2507
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Elizabeth Donahue Marucheau, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have operated my own private practice since 1991 and have almost 30 years of experience working in a wide variety of mental health settings. My approach works to eliminate symptoms that can interfere with living a life that is worth celebrating. All of my work is grounded in neuroscience principles, developmental theories, attachment theory, and polyvagal theory. I am also trained in attachment-based therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, family-systems theory, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness.
(619) 567-4688
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Purpose Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT
Verified
Verified
PURPOSE THERAPY GROUP is a place you can come to support any counseling need you have – physically, mentally, and emotionally. We at PURPOSE have specific skills that allow you find a practitioner that matches your unique and whole self. Our mission is to support you with finding Purpose where you are currently blocked. Whether it is for your body, heart, mind, or relationship – when you find Purpose, you get CLARITY on your WHY, the blockage clears leading you to trust, grow, and thrive. We consider all aspects: type of therapy, availability, finances, and overall counseling needs, including holistic and alternative approaches.
(858) 298-3971
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Carrie Jaffe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do you have the same painful relationship, job, or family problems over and over? Have you been unable to figure out why, or how to do it differently? I can help you learn how and why, and help you change these patterns. If you are unhappy, insecure, stuck in self-defeating patterns, have repeated relationship conflicts, addiction issues, or have stopped progressing in life, I can help you gain insight, change negative patterns, modify personality issues, achieve consistent Recovery from addictions, and live a happier life. I also have expertise in helping people cope with, and recover from relationships with narcissistic people.
(858) 375-4733
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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Dr. Linda Ly
Registered Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I always aim to create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for my clients who come in for a variety of reasons. If you are seeking support and a deeper understanding of yourself, I can certainly guide you on your journey to a healthier and fuller life. I provide individual and group counseling services and value working with people from diverse backgrounds. My experience includes providing both brief and long-term individual therapy as well as various forms of group therapy. Currently, I am working towards licensure under the supervision of Dr. Adeleine Conanan.
(858) 247-3174
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Sorrento Valley
San Diego, CA 92121
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What type of Sorrento Valley, San Diego mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Sorrento Valley, San Diego?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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