LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in San Rafael, CA

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Alejandra Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As LGBTQ people we often find ourselves wondering "where do I belong in this world?" 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) 262-7917 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Demetry Apostle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Areas of Specialty • Adults and couples with relationship and intimacy issues • Adults during transitional points or lifespan experiences • Individuals with self-destructive patterns or substance use/misuse • Contemporary Family Planning & Parenting Consultation • Gender Affirmative Assessments, Psychotherapy & Consultation • LGBTQ & Q Adults and Youth.
Searching for new meaning and exploring life’s possibilities often stems from painful experiences from our past or current situations. I aspire to cultivate a safe environment with my clients so that they may explore new possibilities and develop an enriching curiosity about themselves. Reaching out for help takes strength and courage. I believe that helping my clients identify and sort through their issues while fostering their strengths is the catalyst that brings about the regenerative change they seek.
(415) 915-0403 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Christine Olson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Hello and thank you for considering working with me! I am a social-justice minded, trauma-informed therapist with over 7 years working alongside individuals of diverse cultural identities. I am passionate about working with individuals in the LGBTQIA + and gender expansive communities. I also have extensive experience working with individuals affected by trauma or PTSD, anxiety, depression, and issues related to adjustment or identity.
(510) 867-3491 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Marianna Andrea Evripidou
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am an experienced Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. I specialize in Individuals and Couples. I am also an expert in women's issues, LGBTQ issues, Life Transitions, anxiety, covid 19 depression related issues, and adolescents with identity and family relationship challenges. I bring a strong Psychodynamic Clinical base, in a combination with a Client centered expertise that empowers and gives the client the space to bring their authentic selves , and to create lasting change and growth. I hope that you take the first step towards your wellness. I will help you address the core issues that create the symptoms.
(628) 266-2163 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Jess Gioia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Currently accepting adolescent (age 12-17) and adult individuals, and couples over video call. I specialize in the LGBTQ + community and the treatment of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and CPTSD. I use an emotionally focused approach, help individuals and couples clarify values and goals, and teach skills for reduced overwhelm and improved coping.
(510) 901-3465 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Julie S Lehman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working affirmatively with sex and gender diversity and sex-positive communities ( LGBTQ *, non-normative relationships, open/non-monogamous, burners, polyamory, polysexuality, asexuality, intersex, gender nonconformity/fluidity, BDSM/kink, leather, fetish, HIV+, HepC+, Herpes+). I welcome clients with issues around minority stress, neurodivergence, depression/anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, couples/multiple-partner relationships, parent/child relationships, family counseling. I also welcome those looking to heal sexual trauma or those working through sexual difficulties. I'm a well-trained integrative sex therapist.
(415) 578-5306 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Skye Nashelsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I use LGBTQIA + affirming, social justice-oriented, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approaches.
You have the capacity to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life! There are multiple forms and layers of oppression that impact our daily lives and self worth. I support clients in acknowledging and addressing shame, grief, trauma, and anxiety. I specialize in issues concerning gender, sexuality, intimacy, relationships, and identity. As your therapist, I act as a support working collaboratively alongside you to identify goals, action steps and interventions tailored specifically to your individual needs and identity.
(510) 395-8008 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Jenny Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Many of us have been affected by mental health and/or substance abuse at some time in our lives. My practice was created so that individuals, couples and families could get support from someone who is experienced in the recovery process and has a true passion to help others and help people to find the best solutions to their own recovery. My specialty areas include those who are living with anxiety, depression, trauma and supporting those going through life changes (job, relationships etc.) Addiction and Co-Dependency is also a specialty area. I am an LGBTQ + affirming therapist and welcome you to come as you are.
(415) 534-3954 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Leila Zwelling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Specializing in women's mental health across the lifespan, with a focus on reproductive mental health, family building challenges, 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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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Laura Fannon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My work with individual adults at all stages of life recognizes the transformative power of even the most challenging life transitions. These opportunities may take many forms: fears about mortality and aging, grief and loss, questions about career and calling, spiritual and existential crises, shifts in sexual identity and orientation, and relationship challenges. I also work with couples (including LGBTQ ) and adult family members who want to improve their relationships. Y sí, hablo español. Si desea obtener más información, llámeme, por favor, y podemos platicar de sus necesidades. Trabajo solamente con adultos y no acepto aseguranza.
(415) 323-0925 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Kerry Graser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ community, and more specifically, gender nonconforming and transgender adolescents.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with 15 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including private practice, non-profit and school-based counseling. I work with individuals, both long and short-term on issues of anxiety, depression, overcoming pain from the past, and a general feeling of being "stuck."
(415) 909-5760 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Nancy Ilene Gump
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My areas of expertise include: Couples Therapy and Pre-Marital Counseling, Parenting, Co-Parenting after Divorce, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, LGBT Issues, Creative Blocks, Anxiety & Depression, Clinical Consultation.
The roadblocks and challenges we all long to avoid often contain hidden gold. We can find this valuable treasure when we learn to relate to our pain differently. In my work I help my clients learn to release unnecessary suffering and meet the difficulties they cannot change. This brings an increased capacity for happiness. I help my clients release the need for perfection and move instead towards wholeness and completeness - holding both the joy and sorrow of life. When we learn to hold our 'broken' places with compassion, we feel more whole.
(628) 244-3255 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Rita Karuna Cahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Offering attention to your whole self, I integrate mind-body approaches with relational analytic and Jungian depth psychology. I bring personal warmth, intuition and over 45 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples and groups. We work collaboratively, bringing greater awareness to your inner and outer life. My approach is tailored to your individual needs, with attention to current and past trauma, current and past relationship and family issues, and the ways those unresolved issues may inhibit your fullest realization of your ambitions and ideals. I welcome LGBT and culturally diverse clients.
(415) 903-4284 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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William J. Hanna
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
My specializations: addiction, relapse prevention, trauma or PTSD, unresolved grief and loss, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, LGBT clients, gay suicidal teenagers, gay identity development and coming-out.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified relapse prevention specialist, and a registered art therapist. I provide individual therapy for adults and adolescents in Marin County and Sonoma County . I help my clients' to learn how to set clear limits with others and how to create healthy boundaries for oneself; as well as to learn what your own personal boundaries look like. I assist people in discovering how to lead meaningful and authentic lives; and to become self-actualized. I guide my clients in refocusing on what makes him or her most human: creativity, agency, free will, intentionality, self-determination, imagination, and values.
(415) 712-2508 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Carolyn H. Bray, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In my 30+ years practicing psychotherapy, I have had extensive experience working with adults who are trying to adjust to the problems that life presents to us---a difficult childhood, trauma, anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, stress, working with a child who has a difficult mental illness, sexual abuse,couples' relationship struggles (heterosexual, gay , and lesbian ), and grief from the loss of someone treasured. Always my treatment goal is to facilitate the improvement in the quality of life for each individual and to look for the creative aspect within the destruction. Healing is a natural process, but sometimes it is difficult to remember that fact.
(415) 689-1012 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Colleen Kane-Dacri
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MS, PhD
Verified
Dr. Colleen Kane-Dacri is a warm and empathic therapist who has a deep understanding of how challenging it can be to reach out for support through therapy. Dr. Kane-Dacri is a licensed psychotherapist (CA Lic #24978) in private practice with offices in San Francisco and Marin County. Dr. Kane-Dacri provides counseling to young adults, adults, couples, and families. She helps people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, parenting questions or concerns, couple counseling, addiction and sex therapy. Dr. Kane-Dacri has experience working with all sexual orientations supporting straight, gay , lesbian and transexual individuals and couples.
(415) 237-2449 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Barbara Jean A Douglass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
I also specialize in depression, anxiety, elderly issues, LGBTQ , disability, stress reduction, and addiction issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and PhD with 15 years experience working with adults, children and youth. My goal is to help you in your path towards feeling better, and experiencing an improved sense of confidence, self-esteem and functioning in your life. My approach is one of respect, warmth, and attention to the dignity of every person. I utilize a humanistic and person-centered perspective, and maintain a psychodynamic framework for understanding my clients' emotional and therapeutic needs, to help you learn coping skills, and help you explore your options towards recovering a stronger sense of self, identity, spirituality, and balance.
(510) 949-3983 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Rachel Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Areas of special interest include relational distress, self-esteem, trauma, body image, process and substance addiction, LGBTQIA , and multicultural issues.
Do past memories or the future distract you from the precious present? Are you unsatisfied in your relationships–with your partner, family, friends or yourself? I work with adult individuals, couples and families who are interested in moving towards a place of healing by way of exploration, insight, and self-compassion. While my approach to therapy is collaborative and person-centered, therapy is individualized based on the needs of my client, their strengths and limitations, and goals for therapy.
(916) 365-4289 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Mal Godha - Queer Affirming Therapy
Counselor, APCC
Verified
I have experience serving diverse communities, including people of color, LGBTQ + individuals, corporate offices, inmates, and elders with dementia and Alzheimer's.
I strive to create a safe, healing space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. I am a trained mindfulness meditation instructor and view mental health from an integrated, holistic lens. The most effective therapy is built on an open, collaborative relationship and I am sensitive to your unique needs, culture, and identities. I believe the journey towards authenticity begins with expressing emotions and illuminating insights. I am excited to take the first step in this transformative journey with you!
(929) 203-4792 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Kurt Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PhD
Verified
My philosophy of care is to provide compassion and support to help you achieve your goals. This is accomplished by focusing on what is important to you, where you will be listened to and heard, and for us to share an honest and accurate reflection of your experience. If you've ever felt stuck or lost, or struggle with intense emotions, or have difficulty connecting with them, therapy with me is a powerful way to find yourself again, to restore balance and hope in yourself, and to revive your innate capacity for resilience and joy.
(415) 969-5648 
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San Rafael, CA 94915
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in San Rafael. 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.