LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Kurt Helfrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
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Riley Cormack
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Riley works with individuals, couples, families, and groups on a wide range of issues, including relationship concerns, sexuality, depression, personal development, LGBT issues, parenting, finances, business & career and more.
(619) 378-7009 
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San Diego, CA 92120
Offers online therapy
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Vinny Uy
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
I have lived experience as a queer Asian-American from an immigrant family, and part of my interest in mental health has come from my desire to understand and help heal intergenerational traumas that can play out in seen and unseen ways in many of our lives.
Now accepting new clients! On this journey of life, there are times you may feel alone, feel stuck in unwanted patterns, or feel overburdened by your challenges. Maybe it is hard to even identify what is causing pain, or what is not quite feeling right. You are not alone in these struggles. I know from my own experiences that it can be hard to reach out for help and do this work of self-reflection and self-discovery, but it is so worth it. You are worth it.
(619) 332-2478 
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
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Bryan Schnebelt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
It is often difficult adjusting to environments that might not understand who you are as an individual, whether it be with family, your support system, a faith-based community, in the military, or at work. As a member of the LGBTQIA + community, I am an advocate for underrepresented individuals and communities and feel passionate about helping in whatever way I can. I assist adults who are struggling with challenges related to identity, orientation, relationship functioning and family issues, communication, as well as working to help heal and overcome traumatic experiences that might be holding them back.
(858) 832-2671 
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San Diego, CA 92116
Offers online therapy
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Matthew Holley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in serving the LGBTQ + community, but my experience has allowed me to work effectively people from many different backgrounds.
It is my belief that every person can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. It can be helpful whether you're working through a specific, short-term problem or changing long-standing patterns of behavior, adjusting to an unexpected life change, gaining clarity about decisions or life goals, increasing self-confidence or self-realization, improving communication, or becoming more effective at regulating difficult emotions.
(619) 304-9584 
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San Diego, CA 92116
Offers online therapy
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Hazel Hamann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I use LGBTQIA + affirming, social justice-oriented, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approaches.
I believe in your capacity to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. I'm here to offer support in witnessing and helping to untangle the threads of discontent, dissatisfaction, displeasure, and emotional turmoil. I understand that there are multilayered forms of oppression that can impact our daily lives and sense of being. I specialize in concerns related to gender, sexuality, intimacy, relationships, and sexual practices. I’m a psychotherapist, gender therapist/gender specialist, and consultant.
(858) 251-8653 
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
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Glenn Allan Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I bring decades of lived experience as a member of the LGBTQIA + community, as well as clinical training and experience to complement my whole-person approach to therapy.
What part of your life is most impacting you? If you answered sexuality, then let's talk! I specialize in issues regarding sex and sexuality- there can be issues of shame, abuse, discrimination, judgment, confusion, and secrecy- and I would love to help you define what your vision of sexual health looks like and feels like for you, your partner, and your family.
(619) 350-4107 
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San Diego, CA 92104
Offers online therapy
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June Cabales
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Together, we can be in better understanding of how you've come to story your life - challenging the limiting influence of messages that sound like "what should be" and "what's supposed to be" - and come into more preferred ways of being. I am guided to support you through sex and gender issues, identity development across different contexts like age and culture, relationship problems, and life transitions by my own experiences in the identities I hold as a queer , 1st generation Filipino-American as well as my training and values as a therapist. We may encounter difficult moments together, but I'll be with you every step of the way!
(619) 344-9634 
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
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Donald Hua
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
I've assisted clients in resolving their issues using interventions such as mindfulness, Gestalt therapy, LGBTQ -affirming interventions, social justice-centered interventions, and EMDR.
I utilize EMDR and person-centered interventions to help clients heal from Traumas and other unhelpful memories, allowing them to live fuller lives!
(619) 326-3767 
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San Diego, CA 92119
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Ezak Marquez
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
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 an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor supervised by Kiley Lizama, LMFT 96218 at HOPE 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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San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Thibodeau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Lauren treats adults, couples, families, and adolescents, and is especially passionate in providing resources and care to the LGBTQIA + and BIPOC communities. She works with various clients, and while trained in a range of treatment types, she strives to tailor her therapeutic approach to each person and their unique, individual needs.
(657) 214-7701 
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San Diego, CA 92120
Offers online therapy
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Ben N Quan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As LGBTQ minorities, we often find ourselves wondering "where is my community?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we don't feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder... when is this going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just "don't get it." We really want someone who can connect to us and make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
(951) 227-7430 
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San Diego, CA 92103
Not accepting new clients
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Ashley Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As a queer woman, I am attuned to questions regarding gender and sexuality and welcome clients who are in the process of exploring these and other parts of self.
Hi, I'm Ashley, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience working with adults, couples and families affected by substance use disorders, trauma and acute mental health disorders. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings which include residential, outpatient, community mental health, private practice and teaching graduate students in an adjunct role.
(213) 568-6048 
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
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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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San Diego, CA 92103
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Aba Horthy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I am a mixed queer nonbinary gay feminist trilingual LGBTQIA + affirmative and trauma informed therapist.
Are you experiencing distress in the current world we live in? The pandemic affected all of us one way or another. Perhaps you are ready to come out. Maybe you feel ready to medically transition and you need someone who understands the process. You might be an actor and got activated in the last episode or scene you just did. It could be that you are fed up with misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism and want to live in a better world. You may need help finding solid ground as you process heavy memories. Together we can acknowledge, grieve, and bolster resilience to help you thrive in the face of social inequity.
(310) 564-1408 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Pamuela Halliwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a transgender therapist embarking on my own personal journey to transitioning.
I think we all can have a time in our lives where we reach a problem or a series of problems and are faced with the question of "how do I get through this?" or "what should I do?" Regardless of what brought you to that crossroad, therapy is a useful means to help you figure out what to do next. Your time is important and your life is meant to be full of happiness. We all are transitioning from something and have to make the choice about what is best for us. Live your life and enjoy it.
(619) 389-3124 
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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
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Sarah A Zucker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
) •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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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers online therapy
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Affirming Christian Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
In particular, I have a special heart for LGBTQ + Christians navigating the intersection of their faith and identity, folks deconstructing their faith, and church leaders dealing with burnout.
You may be feeling marginalized or misunderstood by your church community and loved ones if your gender or sexuality don't fall into historically traditional norms. Or you might feel alone in your process if you are deconstructing your faith because there isn't a safe space to express doubts or ask faith-related questions. Or you might be feeling completely burned out in your ministry leadership role with nowhere to turn. If any of these scenarios describe you, you need a safe space to fully express all aspects of who you are and what you're experiencing in order to align with your values.
(858) 240-8541 
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San Diego, CA 92122
Offers online therapy
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Eric van der Voort
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in kink-affirming sex therapy of all kinds, including helping straight-identified men to understand and appreciate their attraction to trans women.
If you have concerns about an aspect of your sex life (sexuality, sexual desire, performance anxiety, interest in kink/BDSM or open/non-monogamous/poly relationships), the search for help can feel overwhelming at times. You might even feel alone in the belief that you’re the only one who has thought, felt, or done a certain thing. You are not alone. Just like you, many people find it difficult to navigate the complexities of sex, arousal, and relationships. However, those who get the right support for their mental and sexual health are often calmer, more confident, experience more pleasure, and feel more fulfilled in life overall.
(619) 649-8427 
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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
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Matthew Weltsch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have been in private practice for 10+ years focusing on clients with relationship issues, personal growth, depression, anxiety, and LGBT issues. I view therapy as a collaboration where we discover the areas where you want to make changes in your life and work toward reaching your full potential. I believe it is important that you have a good fit with your therapist, and I begin the process by discussing your unique issues you are bringing to therapy to determine if I can be an effective therapist for you.
(619) 928-9687 
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San Diego, CA 92128


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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in San Diego. 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.