LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Santa Clara, 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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Santa Clara, CA 95052
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Liliana Ramos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Communities I work with are LGBTQ , veterans, and LatinX.
You try to do everything right and no matter how hard you try, it is never enough. You are anxious, questioning yourself, overthinking things, struggling with your relationship, and feeling distressed. You are confused and do not know what to do. You are tired of feeling trapped in a life where people misunderstand you. You are ready to seek support, cultivate a meaningful relationship, and change your life so that you can start believing in yourself again. Whether you are looking for individual or couples counseling, I can help you.
(408) 418-2595 
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Santa Clara, CA 95053
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Jeffrey Allen Suiter
Registered Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
I focus on providing in-depth and social justice oriented psychotherapy to Black, BIPOC, and members of the queer and ( LGBTQIA +) communities. I recognize that the healing process for growth and transformation involves and must addresses systems and institutions that systematically invalidate who you are and, minimize your needs while attempting to define your reality and experiences. I will work with you to take ownership of your experiences and to help you write your own story while navigating the environments that make up your lived experience.
(510) 398-4235 
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Beverly J Senkowski, PsyD, CPC
PsyD, CPC
I also address specific needs of populations such as children, adolescents, elders, LGBT + or diverse ethnic communities.
As a trained psychologist, I bring my educational and professional experience to my life coaching and consultation endeavors and utilize the same ethical standards, evidenced-based research and skills that I used in psychotherapy. In my practice, I offer individuals of all ages, couples and families, of all races, orientations and nationalities the opportunity to change and experience growth. I am here to offer help on your journey of discovery and provide support as you pursue your dreams and the happiness you deserve. You don't have to face any problems or challenges alone. I offer a safe place to help you though any struggles.
(559) 517-3177 
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Santa Clara, CA 95056
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Danika Grundemann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hi, I'm looking forward to meeting you soon and being of service to you in your personal journey of healing and growth. My name is Danika, and I have a background in art and theater, both of which led me to become a psychotherapist and both of which inform my work in every way. I believe with a bit of curiosity and a lot of creativity you can accomplish big goals and make big dreams a reality. With a combination of complementary modalities, I specialize in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, consensually non-monogamous relationships/polyamory, folx in the LGBTQ + community, atheists, and substance users.
(408) 459-7763 
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Shereen Mohsen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My areas of interest include depression, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, grief/loss, identity development, LGBTQ issues, stress management, trauma, and polyamory.
I work closely with my clients to develop healthy relationships with others, realize their potential and lead a fulfilled life. My compassionate approach creates a safe and welcoming environment -- for teens and adults -- where positive change occurs. I believe in empowering my clients by encouraging them to take an active role in establishing goals that are attainable yet demonstrate progress.
(408) 796-1251 
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Jamie Vavaroutsos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Trauma, attachment, stress management, LGBTQ , diverse lifestyles, and cross-cultural issues are strong interests.
MINDFULNESS, BALANCE, GROWTH, AND EMPOWERMENT. It is possible to achieve a higher level of inner peace and reduce unnecessary suffering. We all can "lose our way" at times and find ourselves in situations that are difficult and painful. I believe that these crises can hold within them tremendous opportunities for growth and strengthening. Although most enter therapy during a crisis, the therapeutic process need not also feel painful or traumatizing. I will create a safe and validating therapeutic environment in which to transform personal suffering into strength and wisdom. We will collaborate to establish clarity and direction in our therapy.
(408) 622-0501 
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Tom Yetter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have had the privilege of working one on one with adolescents and adults navigating issues of loss, grief, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ , midlife changes, and differing communication styles.
Hi! If I have learned one thing in life it's that change is difficult, particularly without help. I offer the opportunity to work collaboratively through what's keeping you from living the life you always thought you would have. Therapy can help one let go of patterns and beliefs, often subconscious, that aren't working. And changing our assumptions about the world and improving our relationships can result in profoundly positive changes and a life worth embracing! I look forward to helping you realize those changes.
(408) 426-4965 
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Morgan Hancock | Anxiety Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My practice is an LGBTQ + safe space.
You may be feeling not good enough, stuck in a toxic relationship, uncomfortable asking for help, scared of conflict, intimidated, taken advantage of. You can achieve, tough it out, and make other people happy, but aren’t really happy yourself. You seem FINE on the outside, but anxiety lingers underneath. You want enjoyment, connection, and to be respected.
(408) 780-4644 
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Jill Pittman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 52017
Verified
I am LGBTQIA affirming, Kink Aware, and Poly Friendly.
Are you between the ages of 18-45 and struggling with life? College giving you heart palpitations? Work break dancing on your last nerve? Are you tired of people questioning your identity or maybe you are just questioning your own? Do people not accept you, for YOU? Do you struggle to set boundaries with others? Are you depressed, lonely, isolated, or feel like you have been lost in Tik-Tok land? Has your anxiety gotten so overwhelming that you lost track of time chatting on Discord or watching YouTube videos? Did you finally leave your house to attend Pride only to return with a sunburn and Covid? Call me, let's talk!
(408) 341-6911 
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Christine Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My name is Christine, and I’m a licensed therapist in California who specializes in grief & loss, trauma, and abuse, as well as transgender affirming care.
You find yourself suddenly here. Or maybe you’ve been thinking about this for a long time. It feels like there’s something wrong but you can’t seem to figure out what. You feel different from other people like there’s a heavy burden that’s been following you around. Fake it ‘till you make it isn’t working anymore. Emotions have been harder to keep under control. You put on a smile and people think that you're happy, but deep inside you feel alone. Maybe you’ve even tried talking to other people, but they just don’t seem to understand.
(747) 307-7032 
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Heather Cobbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Shannon Frank-Richter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
When searching for a therapist, it's important to find someone relatable and authentic. My professional experiences as a therapist include grief, life transitions, and trauma recovery. I help individuals, couples, blended families, families of autism, and LGBTQ populations to achieve wellness goals unique to their lives. My rich life experience substantially enhances the empathy, relatability, dignity, and understanding desired in a therapist. I provide convenient telehealth-counseling via a HIPAA compliant video conferencing format, making access to mental health services devoid of commute, parking or time away from work or home.
(408) 617-8994 
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Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Nhu Ly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I also have insight about clients who identify in the LGBTQ community, Asian-American and first-generation experiences (intersections of identity).
My clients are engaged in the process of change. They're interested in exploring action steps in addressing depression or anxiety, improving relationships in their lives, or getting a better understanding of what they want. Clients are from different cultural backgrounds and experiences that have been challenging such as coming from difficult childhoods. They are resilient and seek to learn new ways of coping as they continue to grow. I also provide Accelerated Resolution Therapy for the treatment of trauma.
(650) 542-0175 
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Santa Clara, CA 95056
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
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.
(669) 200-2682 
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Lauren Scally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My goal is to help you work through the difficulties that life can present in a way that is supportive of your personal development. In addition to having a general practice, my interest areas include Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, personal growth, infertility, grief and loss, relationship issues and supporting member of the LGBTQIA + community. Most importantly, I strive to meet you where your needs are and develop a plan and specific strategies to help you achieve your goals.
(831) 531-8139 
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Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Christine Moon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am culturally sensitive and offer safety and understanding to a large diversity of people including; differently-abled, neuro-diverse, atheist, religious and LGBTQ + populations.
Do you find yourself experiencing the same recurring intrusive thoughts? Reliving disturbing memories day after day? Having recurring nightmares? Withdrawing from life and others and increasing your isolation from the world? Are you struggling with Performance Anxiety or communication challenges at work, school or in relationships? If so, you may be suffering from PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Untreated, these symptoms can worsen over time. If you find you are struggling with symptoms of PTSD, Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Phobias, Addictions, Identity or Spiritual Emergency I am here to help.
(669) 303-8527 
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Santa Clara, CA 95051
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David A Martinez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am currently only providing Telehealth services for clients who reside in California. I work with people who are interested in improving: Depression; Social Anxiety and other specific phobias; Generalized Anxiety; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Panic Disorder; Health behavior (e.g., adherence, coping with chronic illness, managing chronic pain); Smoking cessation; Insomnia; Trauma/PTSD; Issues related to experiences of LGBTQI+; Sexual health; Grief; and Stress.
(510) 937-3211 
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Ellen Ross
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Are you feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Have you tried everything you can think of to solve the problem, change your circumstances, or just feel better on your own? If you're deep in the mire of anxiety and depression, trying to make a positive change, or just barely managing to make it through the day, it can be tough to think that things could be different. You can feel frustrated, disconnected, and stuck. Getting the right support can be the ticket to moving out of being stuck and taking steps toward living the life you'd like to be living.
(669) 238-2777 
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Matthew Alex Kuzmich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Do you want to feel better? Are you tired of recurrent patterns that you find distressing? Early life events lay a foundation from which we may operate both consciously and unconsciously. Together, we can explore the narrative of your life and create deeper insight as to how your experiences manifest in ways that are intrusive, unwanted, confusing, alienating, or helpful. Therapy is a space for you to explore your life without the fear of judgment, shame, or reservation.
(408) 317-4172 
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Santa Clara, CA 95051
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Santa Clara. 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.