LGBTQ+ Therapists in West Hollywood, CA

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Matthew D Silverstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also specialize in using an LGBTQ affirmative perspective--viewing sexual and gender variety as entirely natural forms of self expression often thwarted by oppressive forces like trans /homophobia.
If you are moving through a difficult transition or wanting to tend to the deeper psychological aspects of past traumatic situations or persistent addictions, my work can help you. My training is based in a psychoanalytic perspective coupled with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and a genuine appreciation for sexual, cultural, and spiritual diversity. A psychoanalytic view suggests that current problems may be sourced in unconscious patterns, often rooted in the past, that would benefit from attention and understanding. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy helps reduce addictive behaviors and anxiety through the practice of gentle self observation and present moment awareness.
(424) 294-8591
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West Hollywood, CA 90046
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John D Berndt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I trained at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and interned at the Southern California Counseling Center.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist helping couples who are repeatedly caught in conflict find better ways of communicating. I enjoy helping couples work together toward changing their interactions to more positive, more productive and less stressful patterns of communication. I strive to create a collaborative, nonjudgmental space where both members of a couple will feel heard and understood. I also help individuals connect with others, strengthen their core identity and live more authentic lives. I love helping people create stronger, more meaningful relationships with themselves and with others.
(323) 312-5199
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West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Christopher Kilbourne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I’ll approach your struggles with a richly refined multidisciplinary healing process that draws on such approaches as Jungian, relational, emotion-focused, CBT, and perhaps most progressively, the experience derived from my own journey of emotional recovery while building a soulful, personally meaningful life through dedicated gay -oriented inner work.
With the expertise I bring through 35 years of experience working with many different kinds of people to solve all sorts of issues like love, sex, Identity, depression, anxiety, anger, self-confidence, dreams, creativity, power, meaning - and way more - your life can seriously improve, in the basic ways you need, while also getting to the roots of your issues where substantive healing takes place and can result in durable fulfilling change. I’ll help you approach your struggles and feelings with a courageous attitude that transforms life’s difficulties into challenging opportunities that can lead to success, love and enlightenment!
(323) 252-8824
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West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Danny Haloossim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
I have eight years of experience running therapy groups, ranging in topics from addiction to LGBT issues.
I believe in an approach to psychotherapy that is empathetic, collaborative and tailored to an individual's unique needs, where you feel understood from the first meeting. My approach recognizes the importance of the relationship between us, where therapy is an opportunity to make changes in our relationships by working within one in a therapeutic environment where you feel respected and supported. Life can be painful and challenging; my goal is to provide a space that feels safe and non-judgmental in order to experiment with new ways of thinking, gain insight, and have a happier, healthier, and fuller life.
(323) 310-2992
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West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Jason Levine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My expertise is in working with those with addictions, smoking cessation, gay / lesbian Issues, and anger management.
I began my private practice with one purpose in mind: to treat clients with respect for the possibility of change in their lives. It is my belief that the best treatment includes the development of a trusting relationship. I am here to support you in creating a life of courage in which you can tackle the obstacles that have limited your potential. I empower individuals to replace feelings of hopelessness with hope for a brighter future. Together, we can forge a plan that will lead to a much more fulfilling life experience.
(424) 835-6482
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West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Marston James
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I assist gay & lesbian individuals & couples through Gay -Centered Psychotherapy, a typically dynamic process that focuses on obstacles, such as internalized homophobia & trauma, to a greater inner experience of gay / lesbian spirit, love, and self-realization.
I assist individuals & couples in learning to address their inner life through an approach that helps work with "unfinished family business" from childhood that shows up today as unstable/conflictual relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, etc. I bring over 21 years of experience working with individuals of various self-identities who seek to address either short-term issues/conflicts or desire to work on a deeper level psychologically. I specialize in working with gays & lesbians, though my approach is ideal for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who seek a more authentic lived experience.
(323) 302-4788
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West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Brian Loveless
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with kids, teens, adults, romantic partners, and families. My goal is to create a safe, trusting, and uplifting environment for my clients to grow, gain insight and make meaningful change. Through collaboration, I feel that we all have the ability to heal from our pasts and learn and grow in the present. I have a strong passion for working with the LGBTQ community and I specialize in LGBTQ issues including gender identity and body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, trauma.
(323) 843-7810
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West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW, CST)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
Unlike others, I am a long-term specialist in working with gay men and other LGBT people.
Working together, I help you overcome challenges, setbacks, barriers, and losses in life, to heal and thrive again. You can learn to overcome challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, ADHD, job stress, career planning, dating/relationship skills, sexual dysfunction, and substance issues, as well as building a better relationship with your partner. I am the most experienced gay men's specialist psychotherapist in the United States, with over 31 years experience. I'm also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, adjunct Associate Professor at USC, clinical supervisor, and author. In-office, phone, &webcam sessions available.
(310) 905-8997
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West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Nicholas F Flickinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that we all have the ability to heal from our past and learn to grow in the present. Sometimes life presents us with challenges that require guidance in order to change our patterns of thinking and beliefs that are making us feel trapped. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, relationships, low self-worth, body image, gender & sexuality, grief, or addiction, I would be honored to walk this path with you and find the form of therapy that suits your needs. Practice experience: Private practice, LA LGBT Center, NC State University Health Center, community mental health non-profits. *Free 15-minute phone consult bookable online.*
(323) 792-7487
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West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Mark Chaney-Gay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples facing disability, life stress, LGBTQ issues and anxiety.
The post pandemic era, has been a time of feeling stressed, overwhelmed and anxious for many people. For those dealing with physical disabilities or life challenges, navigating all of this can be even more challenging. Maybe you are facing a new disability or a continued one. You are LGBTQ and facing relationship or other stress. Maybe life has become overwhelming. You can meet these challenges.
(323) 615-2538
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West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Expansive Therapy (Convenient, online therapy)
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC, LMFT, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
We welcome all sexual and gender identities and make LGBTQ affirming space a priority.
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations in New York City and Los Angeles. We offer online therapy to individuals, couples, and families anywhere in New York State and California State. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with a therapist who can meet your needs and availability.
(424) 336-4681
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West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Patrick Davey Tully
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
You’re feeling stressed by your career, anxious about life, and need someone who will help you. Figuring life out as an LGBTQ + person is draining and anxiety can rise. You will feel more relaxed! Your self esteem may be lower right now, but not for long! You are exhausted as you try to manage it all with your inner-critic snapping at you. I'm gay myself, so I understand how weird this world can feel. Let's work together to bring back a sense of ease and calm. You can learn how to deal with stress, overwhelm, and feelings of unease. You are not alone!
(323) 819-0747
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Greg Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
As an older member of the LGBTQ + community, I know the effects of toxic shame and addiction first hand.
You’re beginning a new relationship and want to “get this one right,” or maybe you and your partner are surviving infidelity, want to open your relationship to others, or struggle with intimacy; I can help you communicate. You’re struggling with toxic shame after years of denying your sexuality and it keeps from connecting with others. We'll confront this together. You just lost your loved one to unexpected, traumatic death or long-term illness; I can hold your grief. You’re in addiction recovery and ready to process emotions; I can support you. I offer a safe, culturally sensitive space that is sex-positive and LGBTQ + Affirmative.
(213) 706-7849
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Soren Nilsson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Many of the people who consult with me identify as artists, writers, filmmakers, educators, activists, sex workers, queer , transgender , nonbinary, polyamorous/non-monogamous, or are living in resistance to social norms in one way or another. Problems can seem to take over our lives when we choose live near the edges of what's deemed "acceptable," "respectable," or even "healthy."
(818) 296-6630
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West Hollywood, CA 90038
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Dr. Jose-Antonio Aguilar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology along with experience in working with gay , transgender , LGBTQIA + individuals, BIPOC and Latinx communities.
Pandemic life is complex, but there is hope. You might find yourself struggling and aren’t sure how to move forward. It could be that you are going through a life change such as ending a relationship or exploring your gender expression. Maybe you’re questioning if you are drinking too much and not sure if you want to stop. Sometimes positive change can bring up feelings of anxiety. Holding on to all of these feelings and experiences can be overwhelming and talking with a Licensed Clinical Psychologist like myself is a step to releasing and exploring these feelings.
(213) 325-3906
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Rainer Geissler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I'm proud to support the LGBTQ +, sex-positive, polyamorous, and non-monogamy communities and consider sexuality to be an important part of life that should be fun for everyone.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. I strive to create an environment of compassion, authenticity and understanding, inclusive and welcoming to all clients. In working with me, you will identify the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and beliefs that are preventing you from living joyfully. I work with you to help you discover your strengths and capabilities so that you can live a life that is meaningful, rewarding and free from conflict. I believe that therapy must be engaging, non-judgmental, and supportive to facilitate growth.
(415) 322-0761
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West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Connor McCabe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with a wide range of people, though through my own personal experience and specialized education, I have a passion for working with the LGBTQ + community, creative individuals, couples and those with relational trauma.
Change can feel impossible. No matter how badly we want it, we feel stuck in a loop trying the same things over and over again. We want a sense of relief and for things to feel easier, but feel hopeless, constantly fighting the same battles. Despite this, I do believe we are all inherently resilient. We possess unique strengths, but they get shielded from our view because societal expectations and past experiences box us into how we think we ‘should’ be or act. We no longer see ourselves as who we actually are, but rather who the world has told us we are. We want to hold more hopeful beliefs about ourselves and the future.
(213) 370-5055
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Jacob Costa
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a proud, gay Italian-American psychotherapist residing in Long Beach.
Adolescence to young adulthood can be some of the most stressful, confusing, and transitional times of our lives. We are exposed to new experiences, social norms, and age-related expectations. Before progress may be sustained, we must feel a sense of safety first: seen, heard, and validation. With that, I am intrigued by the complexities of each person I meet with and will be gentle with your inner world.
(562) 262-8472
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West Hollywood, CA 90048
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Chris Tompkins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I'm a humanistic and client-centered LGBTQ -affirmative therapist.
Being truly heard and seen are two of the most healing experiences we can ever have. Being able to share authentically ourselves with another person, without judgement, is a gift that keeps on giving. Do you feel truly heard and seen in your relationships? Are you out of the closet, but do you still feel guilt or shame about your identity? Are you sober curious? Have you been harmed by religion, but want to connect more spiritually? Do you feel trapped in a pattern of choices that, while you recognize aren’t supportive, you continue making despite the negative consequences? I can relate. I’ve been there.
(805) 874-5889
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Joe Taravella
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
I’ve also trained other psychologists and have a special interest and experience working with individuals and couples looking to create families, and the LGBTQ population.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth and fulfillment with me? I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who embodies a compassionate, understanding, and respectful therapeutic approach with all my clients. My expertise lies in identifying and treating psychological, emotional, and relationship issues, and I have been instrumental in getting individuals to achieve breakthroughs by revealing toxic secrets and long-standing issues. Our work together will enhance your ability to effectively communicate, identify triggers, break maladaptive patterns, and achieve your greatest potential in life.
(310) 773-9780
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West Hollywood, CA 90048
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