LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA

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Romi Mann
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My specialties include managing and reducing anxiety and depression; navigating life transitions; feeling unfulfilled, indecisive or "stuck"; increasing self-esteem; dating, sexuality, and relationships (presence or lack thereof); parenting; LGBTQ concerns (questioning or exploring identity, coming out, and same-sex relationships); healing from trauma; and coping with physical health problems.
Searching online for a therapist is not easy but finding a good fit is essential to feel safe and get the most out of your effort, time, and money. I work collaboratively and actively with adolescents, adults, and couples. We will work together to recognize and develop your strengths, to understand and change unproductive or painful patterns, and to help you gain relief from suffering. I emphasize safety, respect, honesty, and compassion for self and others. I offer a free initial phone consultation. If I am unable to help, I will try to provide you with referrals to others.
(415) 508-7664 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Kadeth Darkstar Pozzesi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I also work specifically with the LGBTQ , Kink and trans /NB communities.
Here you are, looking for answers, looking for hope. Self esteem is the container in which we strive to live. Acts of self empowerment are those things we use to build this container. Care, compassion and love support growth and empowerment. Come on in! Let’s talk about building an awesome and vibrant life for you. A safe space to grow in. I work from an interactive and relational standpoint. I don’t just sit there and reflect, nod my head and say ‘tell me more’. Here we explore who you are, who you want to be, who you were, and all the bridges and tunnels between those identities. Let’s examine and build on who you are meant to be.
(925) 326-6450 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Private Practice
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
EMDR therapist in the East Bay specialized in Trauma / PTSD, Marriage Counseling, Food Issues / Disordered Eating, Anxiety, LGBTQ , Depression, Women's Issues, Spirituality, Life Transitions, Adoption, Parenting, and Teen Issues. I regularly see Couples, Families, Teens and Adults ranging from early adolescence to late 60's.
(925) 948-8070 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Anne Robert
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
My areas of specialization include: Relationship Issues, LGBTQ + Concerns, Gender Transitions, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Resolving Past Trauma, Career Issues, and Treating Depression, and Anxiety.
Searching for a therapist and asking for help is a brave act of self-love. In our work together your goals, issues and dreams are at the center. This is your time to explore, to heal, and to grow. Old patterns may be difficult to change. A trained therapist can help you to make the changes you need in order to live a happy and fulfilling life.
(925) 403-4505 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Sofia Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over half a decade of experience, I have had the great pleasure in serving individuals, couples, families, and therapy groups in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. I have provided therapy services for folks aged 5 to 65, couples, families, trauma survivors, students, and LGBTQIA individuals and couples, supporting them in navigating difficult developmental milestones, career and life stressors, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance dependency, and much more.
(707) 395-6532 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Divorce Prevention Counseling / Beverly Jewell
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
LGBTQ and alternative lifestyle clients are welcome!.
Are you at a crossroads - What would it take to turn things around? Are you having the same arguments, not knowing how to break the cycle? Or perhaps you've decided to end your relationship but want to do so in a peaceful, respectful way that won't cause more hurt, especially if you have children together. This is a serious, life changing decision and should not be made out of frustration. Isn't it better to look at all options, get an objective opinion, then make the best choice possible? This is where a neutral professional can help. ***In personal appts only available in Palm Springs / Telehealth sessions available throughout CA
(760) 276-4704 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Beverly Jewell
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Straight and LGBTQ clients are welcome! *TeleHealth sessions available.
TELEHEALTH SESSIONS AVAILABLE: Are you experiencing: relationship issues, anxiety, communication & intimacy concerns, infidelity, conflict, life changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, unable to make clear decisions? Maybe you keep having the same argument - now there's a wall between you and you don't know how to be close and intimate again. Together, we will create a calm supportive environment to promote healing, and look at past betrayals (affairs, broken promises), that may be hindering your ability to move forward. Working with a neutral professional will help! *** In person only available in Palm Springs
(760) 412-5676 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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MJ Klimenko, MFT, LPCC, CHT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC, CHT
Verified
I also work with people suffering from depression, anxiety, emptiness, loneliness, trauma, grief, individuation, the LGBT community, experienced working with veterans and their families, as well as sexual issues (talk therapy not sex therapist).
If you're "sick and tired of being sick and tired," feel empty, lonely, sad, wonder who you are, where you're going or other issues, I can help you as a teletherapist. Supportive psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and life coach, talking with you, not at you, respecting your inner wisdom and the choices you make. No problem is too big or too small. In private practice since 1990.There are no judgments just solutions. Learn who you are not who you're supposed to be. For twenty-six years I've been working with individuals, couples, relationship issues: finding one, changing one, saving one.
(510) 497-2964 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Carla Goad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
In my practice, I also provide consultation and workshops for groups focused on LGBT competence in health services as well as Suicide Prevention.
I know that finding the right therapist for you or your family can be challenging. I work well with adults, adolescents and couples facing a variety of life challenges including addiction, codependency, communication, depression, chronic illness, gender identity, sexual orientation, depression, trauma and anxiety.
(925) 490-1457 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Nicole Kat Laby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS
Verified
For the past 25 years I've helped people navigate through depression, anxiety, marital/spousal problems, issues with intimacy, significant life transitions, trauma, artists with difficulty producing work, LGBTQ communities, substance abuse, chemical dependencies, eating disorders and infertility.
Sometimes the belief that you will find the right therapist and get through difficulties feels so far away. Depression and anxiety can complicate your efforts to reach out and begin the process of telling your story. I am here to listen to your story and collaborate with you to get past hardships and make realistic and sustainable changes. I have an interactive style which helps to draw out the difficult parts and ground you in your pursuit of a more fulfilling life. Thank you for visiting and please let me know if you’d like to talk for a bit first in order to see if I could be of help.
(628) 333-2198 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Lacy Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Couples/Relationship Counseling. LGBTQ , Poly, & Kink friendly. Clients that like my style seek therapy mostly for anxiety or depression that comes from the feeling that life lacks purpose, feels stuck, or stale; especially during times of heartache, misunderstanding, break-ups, or even death. Many useful moments, crucial moments, can arise at the end of something - unresolved past hurts, spiritual dilemmas, a sudden urgency and passion for figuring out "why we're here" - understanding them and integrating them is what I offer. Closing the old stuff up well means new, exciting beginnings are possible...often in the same relationship!
(510) 379-7124 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Charlene Bianchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
LGBTQ welcoming.
Are you dealing with high stress, grief, loss, trauma? Have you been experiencing anxiety, trouble sleeping, feeling depressed or overwhelmed? Would you like to gain control over the fear, anxiety, stress, or trauma? Would you like to develop strong coping skills to empower yourself & build confidence & self-esteem? Depression and PTSD don't always look the way described in media. If something feels off, you just don't feel like yourself, your mood has changed, energy is low, or you feel hopeless please reach out for a free consultation. We can create a customized treatment plan to address your specific areas of concern.
(925) 403-4780 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Mary Ann D Dawkins-Padigela
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
I am deeply committed to working with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color), formerly incarcerated, LGBTQ ally, Law Enforcement/First Responders as well as Veteran communities.
Having trouble navigating through life? Hitting roadblocks within different relationships? Do you have doubt about your identity and worth? I am available to provide a safe, open space in which we can work collaboratively to support you in your journey of healing. I have a background of working with youth and children dealing with depression, anxiety and the throws of life. Personally I identify as a female, Black and Filipina, heterosexual therapist. I also have a background as a former LEO as well as military veteran for almost a decade.
(510) 544-7980 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Ashley Bascherini
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Thank you for your interest in my practice! I offer my support to people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. I have a focus on clients who are going through large transitions or grief, deal with anxiety and depression, who have experienced trauma and PTSD, and are over all looking to discover their life’s course. A genuine relationship is at the root of my practice. My hope is that my clients feel they can enter the therapy room as their authentic selves and that they feel an authentic person is also sitting in front of them.
(510) 201-5583 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Shannon Brueckner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives - including school or work performance, relationships with family and friends, or self-esteem. As a parent you might notice your child withdrawing, not interacting as usual with friends and family, getting into more fights or trouble, or struggling with self-confidence. Sleeping and eating habits and other daily routines may be affected as well. When you feel as though you don't know what else to do, reaching out and getting help through counseling can be the best alternative.
(415) 237-2076 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Svetlana Lesova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Life challenges present growth opportunities. Whether you are feeling stuck, stressed, struggling in relationships, or feeling less like yourself, you have taken the first step in understanding your story, learning something new about yourself, discovering new ways of approaching life, and finding ways to reach your goals.
(925) 369-5771 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Eric Sherlock
Pre-Licensed Professional, MDiv
Verified
Sometimes our relationships with others, or ourselves, get stuck. We may have lost direction, purpose, or meaning, and we become unsure of who we are or who we are in relationship to other people in our lives. We feel alone, sad, or scared. Some of us become overwhelmed by naming these emotions, and some may choose to isolate ourselves and think we must navigate this life alone. In these moments, I believe we are invited to pay attention; when we do, we begin the journey toward growth and healing. I think therapy can be a gift, where you are invited to look inward to become whole.
(925) 690-2816 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Gordon Steil
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work to help my clients experience more vitality, control, peace, connection, focus and flexibility in their social and emotional lives, depending, of course, on what they are looking for. My clients often seek relief from patterns, ranging from subtly nagging to chronic and severe, of painful feelings, negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors that stem from their experience of growing up in particular worlds and particular histories that were traumatic or difficult or confusing. We work on understanding and change.
(510) 757-9368 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Emma Ashley Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I offer empowered and embodied therapy for folks seeking to transform challenges and distress into a catalyst for deep healing. My approach is warm, real, relatable, and comes with a sense of humor. I specialize in work with complex trauma, anxiety, grief, codependency, radical self-love, and self-acceptance. Coming from a blended family that is White, Black, Latinx, and Jewish, I am committed to questioning identity dynamics, power, privilege, and positionality. I am dedicated to social justice and will support you in using your personal healing to work towards collective liberation and social change.
(925) 948-8949 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Ashlee Nikole Frazier
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
There is no such thing as an ideal client other than one that takes the first steps to help better themselves. I am here to aid the process. Everyone has a purpose. Mine is to help people using different modalities catered to individual needs. I hope that every person that I assist learns self confidence, gains emotional intelligence, learns to self reflect, and builds healthy strategies to face the difficulties life can bring. We cannot always control the things in our paths but we can learn to control ourselves and how we cope with hardships. We have the ability to turn unfortunate events into beautiful testimony.
(909) 245-8060 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Walnut Creek. 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.