LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Santa Rosa, CA

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Sean Rosas
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Over the years, I have assisted clients with depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse, sexuality, relationship issues, and grief, and I have experience facilitating LGBTQ , HIV/AIDS, and substance support groups.
Is there something in your life that you want to change but are uncertain how to begin? I’m here to help. My goal is to help you get what you need by actively listening and providing you with the skills and tools to overcome your obstacles and make that change. Because every person is different, I offer a person-centered approach to exploring and tackling the unique challenges you’re experiencing. I provide a supportive, non-judgmental space for you to process and work through issues.
(707) 368-3587 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Sil Machado Ph.D.
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
I have particular expertise in adult psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, LGBTQ + issues, loss, and relationship problems.
We all have the potential to lead a fulfilling life. Difficult challenges may keep us from reaching that potential though, and we can find ourselves stuck in repetitive cycles of suffering. I offer individual psychotherapy and neurofeedback with a focus on the alleviation of symptoms through inner transformation. With close attention to the unresolved emotional pain and nervous system dysregulation that drive symptoms, I help clients find resilience within the difficulties they face. I draw from time-tested and evidence-based approaches suited to each client's unique needs, and offer weekly sessions or longer trauma intensives.
(707) 531-7720 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Kevin Viljoen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with teens, LGBTQ clients, and couples of all kinds.
Have you ever felt that thriving in life is a monumental task? You’re not alone. The central goal of psychotherapy is to alleviate symptoms, and I want not only to address them, but also to help you transcend them, so that you can truly thrive in your relationships with others and (more importantly) with yourself. Whether you and your partner are struggling, or you’re struggling on your own, here is my commitment to you: you know longer have to suffer alone. I am here for you. I want to help you discover what you want and how to work toward it. I will support your return to joy, resiliency and wisdom to handle life’s challenges
(707) 595-9854 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Robin Sweeney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I offer affirming care to LGBTQ community members (and our allies!) I'm a knowledgeable and caring therapist for those identifying in kink or polyamorous communities.
As your therapist, I want to help you create the awesome life you deserve! Finding the right therapist can be so difficult. And if you're someone who doesn't fit into a tidy identity box - whether that's about your inner nature, gender, sexuality, relationship style or anything else that people sometimes don't get - it can be even more challenging. Working together, we can establish a safe space, to deeply explore and affirm your unique identity and expression. We'll focus on your strengths and support you in finding clarity to live the authentic life you want.
 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Marcel Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
As a justice oriented therapist who identifies as white, queer , and trans /non-binary, I approach therapy through a depathologizing lens.
Therapy is most effective as a collaborative process in which your needs and desires for growth are prioritized. The foundation of my approach to therapy stems from the wholehearted belief that our bodyminds, those seemingly interminable knots of body and psyche, are orientated towards liberation. As much as we may desire freedom from those things that provoke suffering in our lives, we also desire the freedom to imagine new futures.
(707) 209-7013 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Molly DeBrock
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Hi, I’m so glad you’ve found my page. Realizing that you can’t keep going the way you are is the first step towards change. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, persistent mental health issues, or trauma—together we can understand what’s happened for you and where you would like to be. I’d love to work with you to create lasting and meaningful change in your life. I work with individuals ranging from 7 years old and up. I also take couples, polyamorous formations, and families. I serve all LGBTQ populations as well as women, men, and non-binary folks. Therapy starts with a 15 minute phone consultation, so give me a call and let's talk!
(707) 229-1468 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Garet Waterhouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with individuals and couples, and have extensive experience working with the LGBT and Native American populations.
Greetings! My practice has limited capacity, and is only able to accept new sex therapy and/or sexuality and relationship focused referrals as scheduling allows. I am no longer able to accept new insurance clients. I am licensed in California and Nevada, and offer video appointments as well as in person appointments for those in Sonoma County.
(707) 595-9424 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Nicholas K. Bennett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have extensive experience working with military service members, veterans, and their families, survivors of sexual assault, and those who identify as LGBTQ +, ranging in age from pre-teen to late adulthood. I have additional experience with those involved in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases, mothers seeking a stronger maternal infant bond, couples and families seeking to resolve relationship/familial issues, and clients experiencing chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
(805) 268-7760 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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David Hedden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
The people I work with in therapy often want change in their lives, such as relief from anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, guilt or shame, help navigating difficult situations, LGBT issues, and improved communication between partners/spouses, family members, and friends. I provide the means for my clients to explore issues and the sources of those issues.
(707) 876-0087 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Kristy Hellum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
My clients tend to be creative and sensitive souls, ready to transform unhealthy relationships & patterns and embrace more joy. I work well with those who have a spiritual practice to lean on while integrating psychological insights for lasting change and healing. Among other things, I specialize in couple's communication skill building, healthy sexuality & healing from relationship trauma/intimate betrayal. Let's explore the roots of suffering/stuckness and open new paths to wholeness. Everyone has an innate capacity to grow & change in profound ways. I would be honored to help you feel more peace, love and joy. LGBTQ ally.
(707) 599-2000 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Constance Gibson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My focus on somatic and integral counseling in my master's education, my sex therapy certification training, and my queer and feminist studies contribute to my inclusive therapeutic style.
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I get excited about helping people find their personal path of growth, healing and self-discovery. I want to support you feeling safe and supported just as you are. I support all identities and relationship expressions and want to help you find more comfort and empowerment in your life.
(707) 414-3389 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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Kymberly Lasser-Chere
Counselor, LPCC, RYT-200
Verified
Do you find that you just can’t let go of your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors? Wouldn’t you like to just put it all behind you and move on to living a happier and fuller life? I can help you do just that. I help people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, PTSD, trauma, behavioral challenges, stress, and much more. Whether caused by natural disaster, childhood abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, betrayal, divorce, death, critical illness, military combat, violent crime, LGBTQ struggles, relationship issues, or something else, I understand, I care, and I have the clinical expertise to help you.
(707) 331-1072 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Cathy Beardsley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with a wide range of people and have particular expertise and training in sexual assault trauma resolution, childhood abuse, addiction/recovery issues, and gay and lesbian issues.
Has something difficult or disturbing happened in the past or present that is currently affecting your relationships and personal life? I believe that difficulties provide pathways into a deeper understanding and relationship with oneself. No matter how challenging the circumstances may seem, I believe it is possible to navigate through the situation and gain relief. I consider it a privilege to work deeply with people building supportive collaborative relationships while attending to the difficulties they face.
(707) 383-4568 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Dean Carvalho
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
What is most important in therapy is that you feel deeply supported and understood. Finding a therapist who shares your LGBTQ + identity is one less obstacle to being understood. My approach to therapy is collaborative and interactive, where we work together to reach your goals in a safe and supportive environment. Together we can find new ways to uncover your strengths and resources and make changes that leave you more balanced, happy, and authentic. My style is warm and curious and I seek to create relationships attuned to each client.
(628) 333-2295 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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Kim Salter Giddens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
My practice is LGBTQ affirmative, informed, and supportive.
Starting with the initial consultation, I begin helping my clients clarify their goals for treatment, identify any potential obstacles to achieving those goals, and together we begin creating a treatment plan for success. My style is empathic, candid, and direct. I listen intently, but I also ask questions, I explore, I provide real, authentic feedback, and I use humor…I love to laugh. Primarily, my role is to help my clients understand the meaning and the impact of their experiences and recognize patterns--even when they may not want to see them.
(707) 368-3920 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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Diane Gleim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST, CST-S
Verified
I work with straight and LGBTQ + adult individuals and couples with a wide array of sexual problems like sexual dysfunctions, low libido, infrequent sexual activity, and betrayals of various kinds.
Sexual issues can - and do - happen to anyone. Perhaps you struggle to experience the pleasure of sexuality and eroticism; perhaps there is an aspect of your sexuality that is confusing to you; perhaps you or your partner have a sexual dysfunction like painful intercourse or erectile dysfunction; perhaps you are in a low sex/no sex relationship; or perhaps you're reeling from learning of your partner's betrayal. In our sex-negative culture, these are difficult issues to talk about. I am here to help. After all, everyone has the right to a healthy and happy sex life.
(707) 535-9650 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Joey Downey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
LGBT ++ issues: including coming out, internalized homophobia, gay marriage, intimacy issues, open relationships, shame; Substance use/abuse/dependence issues; HIV issues: long term survivor, grief and loss, medication and compliance; Childhood sexual abuse survivor issues; PTSD; Certified End of Life Practitioner: hospice, long term illness - grief and loss.
Working with me will be empowering, energetic, and at times fun. You will grieve losses, heal wounds, celebrate successes and reimagine your future. Together, we will explore childhood relationship programing and work on a reboot of early patterns that are no longer useful. I will help you choose healthier roles and boundaries, while building a life with you in the driver's seat. "For every event in life, there are many different angles. When you look at the same event from a wider perspective, your sense of worry and anxiety reduces, and you have greater joy." - The Dalai Lama
(707) 329-3226 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Jessica Peters Malmberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I welcome LGBTQ + clients.
I offer a warm, engaged, relational approach and am here to support you in understanding and processing what you are going through. If you are struggling to find peace in your day to day life, if you are in pain, feel like something is wrong with you, I can work with you to tend to the places that need your attention and help you care for the soul. I work psychodynamically, with mindfulness and somatics (focus on the body's experience.) I draw on modern research in the areas of trauma, attachment, the brain and the body to ground my practice.
(707) 587-2223 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Leslie Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Personal experience has prepared me to work with couples (including separation and divorce); parenting and special needs parenting; LGBT issues and teens.
Humans are social animals - by nature we need to feel connected ("in relationship"). Life today is SO stressful! If we feel connected we can manage our stressful lives. If we don't feel connected then it doesn't matter what else is happening - life won't feel very satisfying. Through the therapeutic process you and I will work on improving your relationships with yourself and others, which can help you feel more safe and secure, and that your life is more meaningful and satisfying. When your relationships are better, you have more focus and energy for life!
(707) 385-0589 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Karin Wandrei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Some specialty areas are first responders, young adults, introverts, children/grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, academics, rural residents, musicians, LGBTQ issues, the sexually adventurous, couples therapy (I am Gottman Level 2 trained) and those exploring alternative relationship configurations such as open relationships.
I describe my approach as informal and professional. I believe that the heart of good individual therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. The most common complaint I hear from my clients about other therapists is either that they are a blank screen or they are overly focused on one perspective. Not me. I work with you to develop a plan. I am actively engaged, helping you learn how to help yourself. I also look at how various identities you may have (gender, racial, etc) impact on you and the issues you want to work on. When working with couples, I use an evidence-based approach focused on the present.
 
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Santa Rosa. 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.