LGBTQ+ Therapists in Whittier, CA

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Monica Jessey
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding a therapist can be a pain for anyone, but it is even more difficult for those who identify as LGBTQ +. How do you know who is a safe person? Do you just ask them? Are you afraid that you could relive a traumatic coming-out experience with a therapist? Maybe you want to see a therapist who is going to help you get through your depression, anxiety, or trauma with an understanding of the nuances of being in an oppressed group? I could be the right fit for you.
(562) 479-7878
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Whittier, CA 90601
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Allan C Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Providing safe spaces for the LGBTQIA + Community is very important to me, having worked with clients on coming out, gender identity, and sexual orientation and transitioning.
Having a safe space that is unique to you and your experiences is vital to personal growth and healing. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with that safe space to express yourself as you are, free of judgement. In this space we can work on highlighting those parts of you that at times feel to be dimmed by obligations, expectations, and the overall hurdles of life.
(562) 376-5783
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Whittier, CA 90605
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Jennifer Michelle Piponniau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide a safe space for LGBTQ + individuals and utilize a sex positive lens.
One of my favorite quotes about therapy reads, "The true counselor seeks to understand people from the standpoint of appreciation...it is like inviting the traveler in from a snowy and chilly journey to sit for an hour before the fire." This is my approach. I strive to provide a warm, non-judgmental presence with the curiosity and tools to help you free yourself of what you think you "should" be and accept and love who you are. I will support you in learning to cultivate deep and meaningful relationships and find safety in vulnerability and connection.
(562) 203-1752
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Whittier, CA 90602
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Daniel Batalla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, I am a born-and-raised Angeleno of Mexican descent. I am a non-binary, queer -affirmative, trans -affirmative, sex-positive therapist who earned a master's degree in clinical psychology (with an LGBTQIA + specialization) from Antioch University, Los Angeles. My pronouns are they/them.
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Jaclyn Hulsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am an LGBTQIA + affirming therapist and have personal experience with Military families.
I am passionate about working with adults who are struggling with low self-esteem, poor body-image, experiencing depression and anxiety, relationship issues, women's issues, and people who want to better learn to communicate their feelings, wants and needs.
(657) 279-5347
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Whittier, CA 90605
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Melanie Elizabeth Galan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also work extensively with LGBTQIA + youth and adults.
Sometimes depression, anxiety, trauma and maladaptive coping skills are overwhelming to the point that we cannot function in day to day life. Or maybe we function, but feel basic survival should not be so hard. Can you relate to those statements? If you feel that you need help with improving your coping skills, processing traumas, challenging your intrusive thoughts, improving assertive communication or setting and respecting healthy boundaries, I can help.
(562) 548-8610
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Whittier, CA 90601
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Heather Enciso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Heather Enciso, a queer woman of color, pronouns: she/her. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and passionate about demystifying mental health stigma by educating and empowering clients. I believe in the collaborative process with my clients, and use a humanistic approach in building a therapeutic alliance. Therapy is meant to be client centered and evolves based on the client’s needs and priorities. I understand how mental health stigma prevents individuals from accessing counseling.
(562) 573-1377
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Whittier, CA 90605
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Linda E Yniguez
Psychologist, PhD, NAST
Verified
Verified
Because of my cross-cultural background (I am of Latin descent), I work with those issues specific to ethically diverse people as well as the LGBTQ community.
The best word to describe my practice is Integrative or Holistic. I believe that true health and wellness comes from addressing those issues that create imbalance in our lives, either on a physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual level. My style is best described as warm and accepting so that an environment based in understanding rather than judgement is created. From this place, I like to work in partnership with individuals, couples, and/or families, exploring their areas of concern, options for change, and direction toward overall well-being.
(562) 967-4900
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Whittier, CA 90601
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Christine Carlberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My experience is with PTSD, LGBTQ + issues, anxiety, OCD, depression, BPD, bi-polar, co-occurring substance abuse, life stage changes, emotional dysregulation, gender transitioning or questioning individuals, and couples.
I am a down to earth therapist who takes a client centered holistic approach to you and your life. I believe that each of us is unique, have lived through experiences that make us who we are today, and sometimes those experiences have hurt us. I am a non-judgmental, racially sensitive person who understands that you are the expert in your life. By facing your life with compassionate support and a little humor, we can stand up to your challenges and find empowerment together.
(408) 215-7640
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Whittier, CA 90605
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Jennifer Olvera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am committed to supporting others to create a life they love. My “whole person” approach comes alive while considering all aspects of you when joining your journey in creating a life you look forward to each day. ​ My dedication to meeting others where they are has strengthened my “whole person” approach in building a relationship that fosters trust, safety, unconditional positive regard, and accountability. It also led me to recognize that although people desire to feel happy, happiness looks different for us individually. How does a life you love look like? Let's take the steps to making that your reality.
(562) 451-8314
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Whittier, CA 90604
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Alfredo Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
“Telehealth Provider” Taking steps to engage in individual or couples therapy can invoke a multitude of emotions. Identifying a therapist right for you is as important as the journey you are seeking to embark on. Telehealth Therapy provides the same level of treatment and care as you’d otherwise receive in-person within your private space and without the need to travel to your therapist. In this challenging time, I’m here to provide the emotional, compassionate support you need. Licensed for over 21-years as a bilingual (Eng/Spa) Marriage Family Therapist, I have specialized in working in the treatment of infidelity, grief, loss,
(747) 302-4276
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Whittier, CA 90604
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Norma Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It is an honor to provide you with guidance in finding solutions to your specific needs. You will receive a plan of treatment that is unique to you and with an approach that will help you meet your goals. My client history includes all ethnicities, individuals, couples, and families who seek to improve relationships, heal from trauma, adjust to a separation, relieve anxiety symptoms, manage anger, bereavement processing, and alleviation of depression symptoms. The goal of therapy is unique to each individual and serves to assist in recognizing problems and taking action to decrease or eliminate potential impacts to you and your relationships.
(562) 337-3791
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Whittier, CA 90602
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Natalia Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself struggling with life transitions such as school, professional development, and marriage? It can be difficult to become your authentic self when you are dealing with life stressors and personal road blocks such as; self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about the work that I do with young adults , and the impact on the larger family system. My theoretical approach stems from Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and the use of somatic language, art therapy, and mindfulness strategies to strengthen the mind and body connection.
(626) 539-5972
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Whittier, CA 90605
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Not accepting new clients
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Daniel W. Puls
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My greatest strength and professional interest as a therapist is working with adults from an interpersonal, psycho-dynamic perspective assisting men and women to gain insight and understanding of how their early relationships and emotional experiences have influenced behavioral/relational patterns impacting them today. I assist people in making self-determined changes in their lives in the areas of thinking, feeling and behaving: the three primary components of the human being and how each is expressed and manifested in relationship to others. Spirituality is supported and integrated as my clients are personally inclined.
(562) 521-8083
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Whittier, CA 90601
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Rocio Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
My clients come from many walks of life, but have one thing in common. They would like to improve their overall quality of life, perhaps the wounds from their past or stressors from the present. I know we're currently dealing with a lot of stressors due to the Coronavirus outbreak. I'm here to offer guidance and support via Telehealth. Please feel free to reach out to me for assistance. I can reduce my fee due to the circumstances.
(562) 501-4352
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Whittier, CA 90605
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Lynn Marie Henning
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As emotional healing takes place, we awaken to ourselves, to others, to our lives. My work initially involves setting up an environment of safety and trust. In this surround, challenges from the past and present can be unearthed, explored and used to our advantage. Growth is born of struggle, not comfort. Building a story of your experiences, helps one find continuity and purpose in life. I am present, listening and feeling as our work unfolds. I challenge and confront but also validate one's experiences and emotional responses to those experiences. Being seen, heard and understood begets healing.
(626) 400-5527
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Whittier, CA 90601
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Patricia De La Torre, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Accepting new Clients (United Healthcare, Cigna, Kaiser). I work with adults, youth, and children struggling to overcome traumatic experience, anxiety, and depression. I provide a safe and positive environment. I do NOT work with Eating Disorders.
(562) 273-9672
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Whittier, CA 90605
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Alita C. Lombardo
Psychologist, PhD, MA, MaEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individuals and couples looking for sustainable changes in their lives and relationships. I have training and experience working with couples on problems related to communication, sexual intimacy, parenting and processing passed emotional struggles that influence the current relationship. I am also passionate about working with women's issues such as pregnancy and post-partum depression as well as body image issues, low self-esteem, difficulty setting boundaries, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual problems, adjustment issues, addiction, and many other mental health challenges.
(626) 551-4915
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Whittier, CA 90603
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Travis Michael Mead
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have been a licensed psychotherapist for 41 years and have developed a number of specialties over the years. These include the treatment of traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, dysfunctional family of origin issues, dissociative disorders, mind/body issues, eating disorders, stress management, coping skills training and relaxation training. Besides Cognitive Therapy, I utilize EMDR, hypnosis and Alpha-Stim in my therapeutic work with clients. I also do "parts work", as in Internal Family Systems and Ericksonian Psychotherapy.
(562) 273-9822
Whittier, CA 90605
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R &R Ralph Gongora AMFT 106971
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Perhaps you are feeling sad, anxious, angry, isolated and detached from your loved ones. I believe the therapeutic relationship is considered to be the most important element in facilitating the successful resolution of interpersonal relationships and/or internal conflicts. As a compassionate therapist I will listen without judgment and acknowledge your experiences with authenticity and genuineness. Clients are the expert’s that allows better understanding of their experiences toward healing. Together we can seek solutions and learn how to apply them for self-empowerment to make life better and more fulfilling.
(562) 203-1438
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Whittier, CA 90601
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