LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Gabriel Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
My qualifications include trauma-focused EMDR, IFS, addiction counseling, grief counseling, LGBT -affirmative therapy, HIV/AIDS counseling, and mindfulness-based practices.
I specialize in supporting adults and couples through challenges that affect deeply and may feel in the dark. I understand feeling not fully seen, even by yourself. I stand beside you with my hand and a flashlight to navigate relationships, struggles, transitions and whatever else life may present. You don't have to hold yourself up alone. In our work together, we will lighten your load and add clarity to your life.
(818) 732-0777 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
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Robbert Jan Schalekamp
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
The majority of my clients are people over 40, many of them gay men, who want to make sense of their life and its transitions: where they come from, where they are and where they are going. They might have specific issues: work, relationships, health challenges (sometimes HIV), aging parents, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. Sometimes there is no specific issue, just a desire to sort out things. Their history might include trauma in childhood or later in life, and multiple losses, including loss to suicide. Depression and anxiety often show up as part of the work.
(310) 697-8524 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Jordyn Serwin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
We all deserve to feel seen, included, and understood, no matter who we are. As an LGBTQ + affirmative therapist, my aim is to help you better see yourself in all aspects of who you are, feel more included in relation to those around you, and experience a greater understanding of how you fit into a wider world. Maybe you’re exploring your non-binary gender for the first time. Maybe you’re supporting a transgender family member or partner. Maybe you’re working through relationship challenges as an LGBTQ + person. Together, we can explore what “seen,” “included,” and “understood” mean for you and how you can achieve them.
(747) 266-1265 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Nina Firooz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My passion is in working with the LGBTQ population, and I specialize in working with LGBTQ Christians who are reconciling faith, sexuality, and gender.
At some point in your life, you received messages from society, family, peers, and/or the world that said you were 'less-than' because of how you identify. You probably internalized the message: "I am not enough." Sound like something you're dealing with? At the same time, something in you might want to fight those negative messages, and live a life full of joy, peace, laughter, and authenticity. Whatever you are dealing with or have endured, I will gladly join you in your journey of self-acceptance, contextualizing your circumstances, and building up your authentic self.
(424) 365-1653 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Casey Weitzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
At the core of my practice, Gender Wellness of Los Angeles (GWLA), I provide counseling for the transgender and non-binary community — and their families — at any point of the journey.
I’ve spent most of my 30+ years in private practice working with clients on issues related to gender identity. Until recently, transitioning was strictly thought of in binary terms: Male-to-Female (MtF), Female-to-Male (FtM). Today, thankfully, we have evolved to include gender non-binary models. Maybe, you identify as “ trans ,” “non-binary,” or some other term denoting gender variance. Or, perhaps, you’re the parent of a child that identifies this way. Putting labels aside, for the moment, the journey can be challenging and self-acceptance is key. We all long to be loved, but the love must come from within, too.
(310) 895-9205 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Sherman Oaks Mental Health Group GP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I am an LCSW with almost 30 years of experience in treating clients with anxiety, depression, addictions, grief and loss, animal companion losses, LGBTQ identity, and the unique needs of the artistic personality. I work with great sensitivity, empathy, and compassion for those who come to me in pain, seeking relief from those conflicts that weigh you down and prevent you from reaching your maximum potential and dignity as worthy and valuable human beings. I am also an EMDR trained therapist who specializes in treating a variety of simple and complex traumas.
(626) 723-3086 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Susan J Leviton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
For my transgender clients, there are additional challenges.
Many people do not get the nurturing they should when they are growing up, so they have inaccurate pictures of themselves. This leads to anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Therapy helps you process your experiences so that you can have a more realistic picture of who you are, feel better, and make life choices that work for you.
(747) 234-2603 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Piece of Mind Practice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am trained and specialize in Women and Women Identified Issues including: Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Co-Dependency, Anxiety, Depression, Maternal Mental Health, LGBTQ / Queer and Relationship Issues.
I have over 10 years of combined experience including as an LMFT and Psychology Associate. Mental Health is a passion built on supporting the gift of healing. My approach is warm and direct while combining Brainspotting, Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral (TF-CBT), Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Attachment counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs; partnering emotional work with appropriate psycho-education, and skills building.
(747) 205-1211 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Dr. Stephen Lloyd Lovato
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Serving the community for almost 40 years. Specializing in Marriage, Family and Couples, Parenting/Adolescent Groups, Mood Disorders: Depression, Psychosis, Mania, Explosive Rage, Adolescent Development, Gay , Lesbian , Transgender Issues of Identity and Relationships, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Addiction and HIV+ Lifestyle, Substance Abuse, Reach me directly by calling.
(818) 962-4212 
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Alexander Shibuya Farbstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I'm a therapist at the intersection of multiple identities ( queer , Japanese American, Jewish).
Inattention. Depression. Anxiety. Trauma. These are all natural responses to the challenges of life. These challenges are daunting on their own, and can feel insurmountable because of how the world treats gender, race, sexuality and learning differences.
(424) 272-8690 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Asher Hung
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I offer LGBTQ + Affirmative therapy for individuals, partners and parents.
I provide strength-based, attachment informed, positive-psychology, and Jungian psychotherapy for individuals, couples+, families and adolescents.
(323) 313-0549 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Aline Zarig Tanielian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I love working with young adults, adults, and new parents coping with life transitions, stress, loss/grief, trauma, anxiety &depression, multicultural, diversity, social justice & LGBTQIA + issues, identity development, and relationship and family/parenting difficulties.
I believe that awareness coupled with insight creates change. I am committed to making positive changes with my clients and guide them on a journey that can lead to self-awareness, powerful insight, and balance to overcome emotional barriers. Human resilience is key in this process. I work to explore, develop, and celebrate your resilience to achieve meaningful interpersonal relationships, stability, and confidence. I am genuinely passionate about what I do and engage with deep empathy, transparency, and humor. I work to help my clients understand themselves, feel heard, and build the healthy identity they desire.
(626) 325-0476 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Adam Bruno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPSA
Verified
I frequently work with the LGBTQIA +/SAGA communities, as well.
I am a licensed MFT with experience as a hospice volunteer, behaviorist, and career counselor. I have worked with everyone from preschool children to centenarians. I have been in the mental health field for over ten years. I have an office in Sherman Oaks, and I offer free evaluations and consultations.
(424) 257-9613 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Kimberly Resnick Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, AASECT
Verified
I've also treated thousands of individuals with varied sexual lifestyles including LGBT , Polyamory and BDSM clients.
Everyone has a 'sexual story.' Our culture has a love-hate relationship with sex and sends many mixed messages. I help people explore the legacy of their sexual story and identify the biological, social and psychological barriers to sexual health and satisfaction. I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine with 30 years of clinical and teaching experience. I developed my own model of talking to clients about sex ("Comfort-Inducing Sexuality Dialogue") that is both comforting and profoundly liberating.
(818) 938-1278 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Counseling West
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
The center provides counseling for children, adults, couples and families on a sliding scale fee structure. You will find that our depth psychological approach honors your individuality and encourages a deeper exploration of ones inner world. There is great wisdom in these depths. With over 30 therapists on staff, we are able to offer guidance with an array of presenting challenges such as depression,anxiety,loss, trauma and relationship issues. Our services are offered in English, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Farsi, Armenian, German, Romanian and Arabic. Our center is LGBT affirmative.
(818) 990-9898 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Yana Kaminsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My life experiences introduced me to a multitude of diverse cultural learning opportunities. I have experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief and loss, LGBTQ affirmative, issues of entertainment industry and creative arts, aging and relationships.
(818) 423-5407 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Michal Rogers
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW, MSW
Verified
I am a kink-knowledgeable, poly-aware, LGBTQIA + friendly associate therapist. Together we can address obstacles that prevent you from having the sex life you desire. For clients who are experiencing pain during sex, struggling to feel safe in their identity, or just want to talk about depression with a therapist who gets their D/s dynamic, I'm here to support. Additionally, as a therapist with ADHD, I have a lot of experience addressing the needs of neurodivergents. Let's work together to create a pathway to full self-expression and passionate living.
(213) 568-1923 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Michael Southerland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
In addition to my primary experience, I have experience in working with those in the LGBT community and gay men living with HIV/AIDS.
My ideal client has the potential to recognize that they have the answer lies within and that I, as a therapist, am there to help them find the answer within themselves. All of us seeking therapy have that potential within ourselves. I am trained and skilled in working with all ages. I have experience in working with clients with different cultural backgrounds, especially LGBT clients.
(323) 473-5015 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
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Grace O'Connor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have served the trans population at the Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center and Pride Recovery LA as a Primary Therapist.
Most of us were taught that gender, like sexual orientation, was binary. We now know this is false. Gender non-conforming, genderqueer, non-binary, agender; gender IS fluid and exists ON a SPECTRUM. Many trans people have been afraid to embrace their true gender due to societal and familial ramifications. We are entering a new age when the need for trans people to remain in the shadows to "fit in" or "please others" is being transcended. I believe every trans person deserves a safe, well-informed and empathetic environment to consider the impacts of transphobia and the destruction it leaves in it's wake. Trans is beautiful!
(747) 225-8063 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Jessica Whitehead
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I provide therapy and counseling services to individuals and couples experiencing relational and personal issues surrounding relationship/martial conflict, sexuality and intimacy issues, life transition issues, gender identity concerns and sexual dysfunction. I practice from a strength-based, solution-focused, systems, feminist and insight oriented perspective, believing therapy is an art my clients and I engage in collaboratively. I also incorporate elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy and DBT to help my clients meet their personal and relationship goals.I provide LGBTQ + Aware and Affirmative therapy.
(818) 696-4550 
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Sherman Oaks. 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.