LGBTQ+ Therapists in Torrance, CA

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Michael J McAtee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
 Michael is also deeply passionate about supporting the LGBTQIA + community.
Michael McAtee provides individual, couples, and child/family therapy. Michael’s approach to treatment is a synthesis of several evidence-based modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic and family systems. He emphasizes the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit, as optimal healing and lasting change occur when our efforts are focused on the whole person including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual.
(562) 262-8007
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Ramona Benner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Specific populations that I enjoy working with include LGBTQIA + identified clients, those who deal with perfectionism, identify as highly sensitive or empathic, and who are dealing with the impacts of antagonistic or high-conflict individuals.
Life can feel overwhelming. Therapy can be a collaborative space where we look into issues that you would like to address. We can find ways to make life feel more manageable and, ultimately, more enjoyable. The quality of the therapeutic relationship itself has been shown to significantly influence treatment outcomes. I lead with a humanistic approach, which emphasizes authenticity and the idea that growth can happen while in an environment that is nourishing. My goal is to help my clients feel understood and empowered. Through this process, you may step into greater self-discovery and self-acceptance.
(424) 292-8990
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Ginelle Guckenburg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples/partnerships, tackling therapeutic issues that include anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, relationship distress, gender dysphoria, and sexuality. I aim to create a safe space where you feel comfortable showing up as your authentic self. I do so by fostering an environment where vulnerability is not only welcome, but encouraged. I work through an LGBTQ + and neurodivergent affirming lens. I do not believe these are identities that need to be fixed or changed, but rather embraced and honored.
(310) 504-1930
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Alliance Family Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC, MS
Verified
Verified
I have specialized training for supporting Non-Binary, Transgender , and LGBTQ (IA+) individuals.
Alliance Family Counseling Services is led by Amber Robison, LCSW. I have over 16 years experience as a clinical therapist providing therapy to adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. I am a solution-focused therapist and my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical strategies to help clients/families effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual/family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth to cope with the challenges faced.
(310) 919-4252
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
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.
(310) 861-3599
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Cleo Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a great deal of experience working with people who suffer poor self-image, eating disorders, abuse, traumatic experiences and the LGBTQ community.
I am pleased to announce joining The Effective Therapy Group. My practice includes kids (4+), as well as couples, and individuals. My work with individuals includes anxiety, PTSD (trauma), abuse, depression, grief, and life’s transitions. Transitions that include moving, divorce, change in health, and recovering from the past year’s health crisis, as well as being an addictions specialist.
(424) 399-5480
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Hanna Kleiner
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCC
Verified
Verified
My additional areas of expertise include integrated behavioral health consulting and in providing affirming treatment to transgender and gender expansive individuals.
**I AM NOT CURRENTLY TAKING ON ANY NEW CLIENTS** One thing all have in common as human beings is a natural drive to discover and hold on to a strong sense of self as we navigate the world. When the challenges we face in life cause us to question our identity, this doesn't mean you are broken - it means that you are human.
(424) 414-0837
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Courtney Olinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My practice is neuro-diversity affirming, LGBTQ + affirming, and gender-affirming.
Our journey through life is complex and for every person, will come with successes, joys, and pleasures as well as challenges, concerns, and problems. I believe it is important to view the whole person, within the context of their relationships, family, community and society to gain a better understanding of all that is helpful or unhelpful along this journey. I have been honored to support this journey for individuals of all ages when faced with concerns related to learning differences, school/college/work struggles, social/relational challenges, and the process of developing an identity that one can be proud of.
(619) 489-9297
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Stephanie Mason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also hold an array of clinical expertise in dealing with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, stress management, LGBTQIA + issues, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and much more.
New beginnings can often be disguised as painful endings. I work closely with those who have been through tragic events, suffered childhood abuse, those who have been victimized by others, as well as those who might feel like they have nowhere left to turn. My goal is to help you find your inner strength, and to courageously be free to display it and be proud. I am empathetic to my client’s needs, ambitious to provide support, and offer a nonjudgmental space for you to share and truly be heard.
(626) 247-3135
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Torrance, CA 90508
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Q Psychology Group
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
One of the most important aspects in therapy is for patients to feel heard, respected, and understood. Given that each individual is unique, and no one issue is ever the same among different people, our approach is integrative and tailored to meet the needs of the person, not the "problem". we strive to create a compassionate, non-judgemental environment for patients to learn, grow, explore, challenge, and to live the life they want to be living. We specialize in working with adults - individual, couples, and family - with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, relationship problems, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, and LGBTQ issues.
(424) 306-1660
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Crystal Quarry
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
One of the most important aspects in therapy is for patients to feel heard, respected, and understood. Given that each individual is unique, and no one issue is ever the same among different people, my approach is integrative and tailored to meet the needs of the person, not the "problem". I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgemental environment for patients to learn, grow, explore, challenge, and to live the life they want to be living. I specialize in working with adults - individual, couples, and family - with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, relationship problems, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, and LGBTQ issues.
(424) 347-1691
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Anne Louise Clary
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have had many years experience dealing with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, life adjustment changes, chronic illness, death of loved ones, anger, workplace conflicts, and gay , lesbian transgender issues . I am comfortable with couple counseling. I prefer working with people 17 years of age and upwards.
(310) 340-0096
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Rebecca Hardt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
Some common issues I specialize in are: perinatal mood/ anxiety disorders, military life adjustments, trauma, anxiety, addiction, pathological love relationships, grief/loss, domestic abuse, divorce, blended families, teen / adult dating issues and LGBT +.
I wholeheartedly believe it’s my role as a therapist to assist you in realizing, cultivating, and accessing internal and external resources that you already possess. I'm here to support you in healing, reconnecting and making empowering choices to achieve peace and feel more joy on a daily basis. Stress, conflict, and pain are given aspects of this life. Together, we will create a safe space for vulnerability and strength; both are needed for change. Our sessions will allow you to move through stuck points in your mind, relationships and environment. My approach is empathic, direct, emotionally supportive and solutions focused.
(831) 268-6273
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Fred Kutnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in LGBTQ issues, multicultural issues, and identity issues.
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
(562) 268-4624
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Shannon Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CRADC
Verified
Verified
Looking for a knowledgeable and trusted guide? I am available to help you and your loved ones work through life’s knocks. I have experience at all levels of care (weekly outpatient, intensive, and inpatient) with individuals (adults, children) and families who face the following: • Develop emotional intelligence, safety, and expression • Learn to set clear and respectful boundaries • Sadness and depression • Worry and anxiety • Life transitions including separation, divorce, endings, and beginnings • Trauma, toxic stress, and intergenerational trauma • Addiction • Adolescent girls • Cultural distress • LGBT concerns • Psychosis.
(310) 807-3902
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Aiming Forward Counseling Services Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACT, MSW
Verified
Verified
I have over ten years of experience providing individual, family, and couples therapeutic services in English and Spanish. I work with all age groups, ranging from toddlers to seniors, from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, including homeless people, veterans, homemakers, students, members of the LBGTQ community, and blue- and white-collar workers. I have hands-on experience working with various diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), and psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar).
(310) 889-0513
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Cecelia Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, CPRP
Verified
Verified
I believe healing is a compassionate and empowering process, and I am passionate about creating a safe therapeutic relationship based on your specific and unique experiences and needs. I also believe healing is an ongoing process, and that everyone has the power and capability to access their own inner wisdom and inner healer to help effect change.
(310) 861-7915
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Torrance, CA 90504
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Kevin Niehaus
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC, MBA
Verified
Verified
In my practice I tend to work with clients, ages 4 - 85+, dealing with anything from anxiety, depression, trauma, career, social issues, and other things causing turbulence in their life. Also, I work with individuals, couples, and families on how they can best function in the world. Depending on the client's needs I work with them to create a customized treatment plan best for their needs. I am also a collaborative therapist that wants the client to have an active voice in their journey. Therapy is different for each individual and I value helping the client pursue the change they are seeking.
(714) 276-1245
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Tyra Norwood
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Is the past getting in the way of being the person you want to be? If it feels like you need to mend important relationships, find a better mood and attitude for living, and finally get a handle on your anxiety - I’m here to create a safe, supportive, calm space for you to heal. What I’ve found helps the most is having someone really willing to listen to your story and help you make sense out of it. As we talk through your life experiences, you can begin to heal from the pain of grief, loss, shame, & guilt. That will help you feel ready to start making meaningful changes to live the life you want, and let more love in.
(562) 554-6134
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Sherise Prince
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
“And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anaïs Nin If you are at this point in your life, finding a safe space to turn towards your pain is of vital importance. Whether you are facing anxiety, stress, trauma or seeking enhanced meaning in life, I offer a holistic approach to psychotherapy which includes elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness meditation and somatic (body) therapy.
(310) 736-2417
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Torrance, CA 90505
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What type of Torrance 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, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Torrance?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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?
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