LGBTQ+ Therapists in Downtown, San Jose, CA

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Andrés Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ + community using an affirming and multicultural approach.
I am a psychotherapist seeing adults and teens for individual therapy. Various needs and issues bring clients in, including feelings of loneliness or stuckness, sadness, relationship distress, anxiety, or challenges in the way they see and relate to themselves. They seek more meaning in their life, in their relationships, and in their actions. They are looking for a change in their life that they may not be able to articulate just yet. Though perhaps unclear to start, they are looking for an evolution of the heart, mind, and soul.
(408) 676-2833
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Nathan Brandon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Additionally, I’m passionate about empowering and helping LGBTQ + individuals.
Therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I provide personalized support and the help you need to overcome your current emotional or situational challenges. I work with you so you can overcome your problems and develop healthy, effective coping strategies that you can use throughout your life. We will get to the source of your problems and help you develop the skills and strategies you need to handle your life’s challenges. I believe that the adversities we experience in life can be great opportunities for personal growth and transformation.
(415) 993-2226
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95112
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Anthony Gabriel Le
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Anthony! As a queer , second-generation Vietnamese-Chinese therapist, I am passionate about providing a compassionate and warm space for clients to enter center-stage as the main character of their own life.
Oftentimes, we are told to just be our genuine self, but that is so hard to do when societal standards, cultural norms, familial expectations set limits and boxes for us to fit into as well. These restrictions and boundaries only then muffle and silence the voices we have inside of us. This silencing and censoring can develop internal messages within us that we are unloveable, never enough, and not worthy of being authentically you. Feelings of anxiousness, nervousness, sadness, and loneliness may arise alongside these thoughts which make it difficult to get a good night's rest or enjoy your favorite hobbies.
(626) 600-3591
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95112
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Eric Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
You’re LGBTQ + and have your shit together (for the most part), but you want more. You're tired of feeling stuck and are over just day-dreaming about how things could be better without any actual progress. You value therapy as an essential part of your regular self-care (same here - love my therapist) and are here for the built-in support and accountability. You’re ready to push past fear and take action because you know you have the power to create positive change, and I can help you get there. Because as a proud gay person and certified LGBTQ + therapist, I know that our community has limitless potential to live our best lives!
(843) 226-7476
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95113
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Gaylesta, Psych Assn for Gender & Sexual Diversity
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified
Verified
WELCOME to Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Our members provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education, and consultation. We offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers. Explore our site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member.
Office is near:
Downtown
San Jose, CA 95101
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Joy Linn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
My goal is to facilitate your experience of healing. I have a holistic approach and can tailor my approach to fit your unique mental health needs. I am a compassionate and caring listener. I will also challenge you to change and grow. I provide gender-affirming, culturally-sensitive, weight inclusive and trauma-informed care. I have advanced experience in multiple areas, including eating disorder recovery, LGBTQIA + identity exploration, trauma recovery and harm reduction. I also am quite good at supporting treatment-resistant anxiety and depression, as well as psychotic and dissociative disorders.
(408) 351-4146
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95103
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River Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults who are transgender , non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender or sexuality in an affirming space, finding the right resources, developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, or healing from past emotional wounds, I am here to help.
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Amanda Hancock
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Verified
It is non-shaming, sex positive, LGBTQIA + affirming, and present focused where I welcome all client driven outcomes for treatment.
Are you longing to be seen, heard, felt and understood? Are there parts of yourself waiting to be held in love? At any point in our lives, we can experience a disconnect from our essence and from others. If you find yourself merely getting through life or always in a rush, instead of feeling a deeper connection with yourself and the people around you, it might be time to take a pause and look inward. We have all experienced great losses over these past few years during the COVID-19 pandemic; let's see how we can get back in touch with what makes us each uniquely human, together.
(408) 413-3675 x462
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95126
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Alyss Marie Swanson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a pastoral psychotherapist and theologian--who also happens to be queer and transgender --I am deeply connected to my faith that leans towards thoughts in Christian mysticism.
Sudden and dramatic life transitions can rock our world, causing us to frequently feel disoriented and unsettled. Whether such moments are encountered through loss of a loved one, divorce, trauma, substance recovery or something equally profound, ones faith, meaning, purpose, and direction is often called on as a means to sustain us. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to heuristically discover and strengthen your inner-self and potentiality.
(650) 383-3664
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95126
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Giorgio Andrea Quittan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have many years of experience with Hispanic families and the LGBTQ community.
I am an Italian who has been living in The Bay Area for the last 40 years. I am fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. I have extensive experience and training in Hakomi, Somatic Based Psychotherapy and EMDR. I have more than 15 years of experience with Santa Clara County, Department of Families and Children Services, providing support and services to individuals, children and families who have been involved with the Child Welfare System. I also have 5 years of experience providing therapeutic services at a Medical Hospital Specialized in Treating HIV/AIDS patients who suffer from Addiction, PTSD and Trauma.
(408) 872-8948
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95126
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Heather Cobbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with 7 years experience working as a medical social worker. I have experience working with HIV positive LGBTQ population, sex workers, victims of sex trafficking and clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and sexual abuse. I also enjoy working with young adults that are focused on healing past traumas and are on a journey to grow self love, and a positive self-image.
(925) 744-6266
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95110
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Ellen Noon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CEMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience polyamory as well as transsexuality and the LGBTQIA community.
I am a sex therapist and couples counselor. I provide expert care for couples’ issues, intimacy struggles, sexual struggles, infidelity, sexual compulsivity, sexual addiction and trauma. My goal is to create an intimate space where both partners can share their experience and feelings. I also work with individuals on their relationship issues. My intention is to share a journey that will allow you to unlock the whatever it is that is keeping you from having a happy, fulfilling life. The work that you do now can positively impact you and your partner for a life time. If you are serious about change deep transformation is possible.
(669) 254-3007
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Barbara Herring
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I am certified in both Somatic and LGBTQ + Affirmative Psychotherapy.
Seeking out therapy is a very heroic action in and of itself, perhaps your first proactive step into redefining your sense of self, creating a new life story, and taking a leap into the direction of self-care. If you are reading this, you may be in a state of uncertainty, or perhaps connected more deeply than you would like to be to the effects of depression, anxiety, or your daily life situations. Maybe, you are wrestling in a relationship with someone you love; perhaps, finding the words to communicate who you are and how you feel may seem unattainable and challenging at best.
(424) 354-3038
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95101
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Katie Robey
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am currently open to taking new clients. Welcome, I am so happy you are here! I believe in a trauma-informed and strength-based approach that seeks to empower you and encourages you to be your most authentic self. My lens is both humanistic and holistic, identifying personal, environmental, and cultural factors that are impacting your mental health. If this resonates with you, you are in the right place. In our time together, I want you to feel heard, seen, and validated. To those with ADHD, relationship struggles, in the LGBTQIA + community, or individuals who experienced trauma, this is a safe space for you!
(209) 364-0599
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95101
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Sylvie Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My work is neurodiversity affirming, queer and LGTBQIA+ affirming, and sex, kink, and poly-positive.
Hi there! My name's Sylvie and my pronouns are she/her and they/them. As a therapist, I am tender with people, tough on systems, and committed to our collective liberation. I've been a mental health worker for over six years in schools, at a crisis center, and as a family therapist. I'm particularly experienced in and passionate about working with trauma in its many forms, and partnering with you to transform harm into what serves you, your beloved relationships, and the world you want to see. I offer individual counseling with youth and adults and relationship counseling with loved ones of all kinds.
(408) 766-2985
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95101
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Senechal Consulting
PhD, MA, Prof
I provide a supportive/safe place for growth through ethical ABA with ACT, education, and training approaches for clients to gain self-acceptance, behaviors, and skills to meet their goals and improve their lives. A professor of Biological and Somatic Psychology, Nursing, I taught Sexuality/Gender, Neuroscience, Physiology, & Mental Health and offer an integrated approach to increase self-efficacy, authenticity, and adaptivity. I welcome people with diverse neuro, gender, sexuality, learning, sensory, attention, and social experiences. For the Trans /Non Binary/Agender communities I honor APA/WPATH standards of care.
(650) 866-1499
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95109
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Autumm Beard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am experienced working with BIPOC and LGBTQ + folks & families struggling to cope with the impacts of trauma, experiences of oppression, high stress careers, parenting and with navigating complex and challenging family and personal relationships.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by trying to be everything to everyone? Perhaps you are exhausted by all the effort it takes to "push through" and life feels like you’re just going through the motions? If this is you- Sawubona (sow:'bɔh:nah)- I see you. You are strong, intelligent, hard working and resourceful but you may also be struggling with feeling tired, disconnected, and burnt out. If you are searching for new ways to cope- I can help.
(510) 944-0667
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95106
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Leila Zwelling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
Specializing in women's mental health across the lifespan, with a focus on the reproductive years, relationships, and trauma. Focus areas include infertility & loss; single women childless not by choice; LGBT family building; pregnancy & postpartum. I also work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety and healing from trauma. While I specialize in women's mental health, I welcome clients who identify throughout the gender identity spectrum.
(415) 991-7762
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95108
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Alchemy Art Therapy, Rebecca Martinez-Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My approach is informed by harm reduction, anti-racism/white supremacy, fat positive, queer , and feminist models.
Everybody has a story to tell, and I want to hear yours. I believe you are the expert of your experience and together we can help you navigate your life with more ease and happiness. I work with adults and teens struggling with a range of issues (anxiety, depression, trauma, body image, relationships, identity) to build empowerment, develop acceptance/motivation for change, and establish practical ways to cope with stress.
(623) 263-2375
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San Jose, CA 95101
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So Yung Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
Verified
As a queer woman of color therapist my perspective includes an intersectional social justice lens, and I welcome all aspects of your identity, history, and cultural context into the therapy process.
I approach therapy with warmth, curiosity, and compassion. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore and grow. I work in a relational, strengths-based approach that I tailor to each client's needs. Many people come to therapy with a specific problem they want to address, like anxiety, work or family stress, a life transition, or trauma. I'm experienced in supporting clients around a wide range of issues, and I specialize in trauma recovery.
(415) 687-5768
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Downtown
San Jose, CA 95113
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What type of Downtown, San Jose 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 or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Downtown, San Jose?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.