LGBTQ+ Therapists in Bradenton, FL

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Ken Rigsby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MEd, EdD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
He has helped clients extensively with marriage and partner relationships, depression and anxiety, mood disorders, grief, obsessive compulsive disorders, adjustment disorders, LGBT issues, and alcohol and substance abuse issues.
I have drawn the conclusion that the only reasonable approach to therapy is to meet my clients where they are. Perhaps you are feeling sad-- that's where you are. Perhaps depression or anxiety have affected your daily functioning. Perhaps you are in a relationship that isn't working and you would like to mend things or try to figure out what to do next. You are experiencing family problems, sexual problems, identity problems, or career problems. I would be honored to co-partner with you to bring you to a place in life where brokenness is replaced by freedom and happiness.
(727) 202-4940
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Bradenton, FL 34212
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Samuel Koolhoven-Moore
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
It's important to have a counselor who will take into account your worldview and experience, including how that's affected by neurodiversity, race and culture, disability, gender, and queer identity, as well as the intersection of these.
It takes a lot of strength and bravery to ask for help. I believe in treating clients with compassion and an understanding of the context of their lives. If you're struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship or family conflict, parenting, or navigating the challenges of society, I want to help. I take an eclectic approach using person-centered, systems, trauma-informed, and CBT evidence-based framework while drawing from a variety of styles for the coping skills and techniques best suited for you.
(855) 995-6777 x110
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Bradenton, FL 34205
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M. Shawn Kellerman
Counselor, LMHC, SAP, MAC, CAP, ICADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
How do you do?! I'm Shawn. Although in no way limited to the succeeding, I currently specialize in the treatments of: Addiction; Anxiety; Coaching; Co-Occurring Disorders; Depression; Dual Diagnosis Disorders; EAP's; 1:1; Conjoint Familial; Conjoint Marital; Conjoint Partner; LGBTQIA ; and Specialized Group Therapies. Other than the exception of Group, which can run for up to an hour and a half, sessions usually run for an hour in duration. I've been working with the services, aforementioned for over 21 years.
(727) 233-5524
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Bradenton, FL 34201
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Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I have worked for almost 15 years as a therapist and advocate for the LGBTQIA + community. I am especially passionate about my extensive work with trans and gender-expansive clients and their family members. My empathic, non-judgemental style allows my clients safety in navigating coming out, transitioning and understanding themselves better through a lens of self-compassion. I am well versed in writing letters of support for trans -affirming medical care and have an established resource referral network. Let me help to guide you on the path to your authentic self.
(941) 584-5091
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Bradenton, FL 34201
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Donald B McGaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work primarily with the Gay , Lesbian , Bisexual community but not exclusively.. The ideal GLB client is seeking gay affirmative clinical approaches to the therapy. Clients desire to explore what is keeping them from maximizing their potential as a person Client recognizes a need to examine oppressive societal structures that have impacted their lives and relating. The ideal client is not looking for a 'quick fix'. Client acknowledges therapy takes time for growth. Bisexual clients will be looking for support not judgement from their therapist. Heterosexual clients will want a therapist who is empathic t and is motivated to attenuate conflict in their lives.
(941) 479-0956
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Bradenton, FL 34208
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Katie Hoffman-Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have worked with individuals from all spheres of life; children and adolescents in the home, school, and community, LGBTQ +, people living with anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse, addiction and self-esteem issues.
The hardest part is over; you are here. Let’s take this journey together. Whether as a child, an adolescent, or an adult, it can be difficult to deal with the challenges life has given us or placed in front of us. I truly believe that it is my purpose coupled with my passion to help people see themselves as deserving of love, family, friends, success, dreams, and a future. Here, you’ll rediscover yourself, your courage, confidence, and the will to live fully and freely as you heal mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
(484) 469-9189
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Bradenton, FL 34211
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Kindness, Curiosity, Compassion, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My ethical principles are rooted in social justice with a foundation in (and continued study of) Health At Every Size (HAES) principles, the Association for Size Diversity And Health (ASDAH) guiding values, Body Trust, Harm Reduction, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ethics, Queer Studies, and Feminist Studies.
I welcome those seeking healing in these trying times...from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, disordered eating, or harmful diet culture. I honor your lived experience, knowledge, and strengths, and that they are essential in the therapeutic process.
(941) 300-1017
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Bradenton, FL 34203
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Mary G Davenport
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist. I trained at the University of Pennsylvania and have been in practice for over 35 years specializing in both individual and couples therapy. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, relationship problems (including difficulties with communication and sexual functioning), body image issues, the challenges of life transitions (divorce, death of a loved one, relocation, retirement, health problems), as well as gay , lesbian , and gender identity issues.
(941) 366-3134
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Bradenton, FL 34207
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Cindy Auchter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified
Verified
"sex addiction"), sexual dysfunction, depression, anxiety, life transitions, caregiving, parenting, relationship issues, the aging population and the transgender population.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist. I established a private psychotherapy practice in Sarasota 26 years ago and I am a co-owner of Alliance Counseling Services, a faith based counseling office. By faith based we are saying we provide emotional and spiritual care for the whole person honoring and respecting people of all religious/spiritual traditions. All people are welcome here. Included in my professional philosophy of sex therapy is the goal of incorporating a sex positive/sexually liberating approach with our clients' religious and spiritual beliefs; that the two are not mutually exclusive.
(941) 877-6467
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Bradenton, FL 34205
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Anne M. Jackson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in ADHD, addiction, relationships, parenting, self-esteem, LGBTQ , anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, & stress management.
EVENING AVAILABILITY ALSO! We become paralyzed by the frightening pace of life when the daunting challenges presented to us on a daily basis become too much. What initially seems manageable becomes overwhelming accompanied by the inability to cope. Seeking help & relief is the first step in guiding through dark and emotional times. The decision to enter into therapy is an investment in yourself & I understand was made with careful consideration. I am dedicated to the process & discovery of therapy by providing a comfortable & confidential space designed specifically to meet your unique circumstances & needs.
(941) 845-6806
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Bradenton, FL 34208
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Mary T Skinner
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
trans issues), to name a few, and my toolbox is accommodating.
I offer Online therapeutic services to reach all of Florida State. So I am lighting the candle while you sit back, take 3 slow breaths in and out, and say to yourself, “I am in control.” You are the only one in control of your thoughts, your behaviors, and your reactions. My goal is to work with you as you gain coping skills until you can maintain your control once again. But what if you never felt that control or felt that confidence. I focus on the ‘present’ & ‘here and now’ because this moment matters more than the past or future. This is where we can work on perspective, which changes behavior.
(941) 960-7558
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Bradenton, FL 34208
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Todd A Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA
Verified
Verified
​I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist in the states of Florida and Connecticut. I have 40+ years of clinical experience and I hold 2 Masters Degrees from Syracuse University. I'm a member of the Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) statewide association attending annual conferences so that I can remain current with trends and advances in evidenced-based social practice. ​I've spent 4 decades helping others find and bring harmony and structure into their lives. Life happens and no one has to face it alone. I'm here to help you sort through difficult issues and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment.
(941) 202-6914
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Bradenton, FL 34203
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Susan Crater LCSW LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, or life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional to cope with many of life's challenges. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
(941) 241-0423
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Bradenton, FL 34202
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Barbara Tamayo
Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
For some people, therapy is scary. I understand that. We will work through that & I will work hard to make sure that you are comfortable talking with me. Cuss if you want to. Cry if you want to. It changes nothing about our dynamic or my desire to help you. If you're feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and unhappy, let's work on changing that, together, so you can live the best life you were meant to live! Let's get to work. I can't wait to meet you!
(941) 842-0347
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Bradenton, FL 34211
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Mary Moonen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP
Verified
Verified
Many times when people call, they have concerns including: Mental Health issues, Addiction, Family, Couples,Relationships,Problems, Work Stress, Medical Conditions, Trauma, Loss, Grief, or everyday stressors. I will treat you with utmost dignity, and respect, honoring your cultural/ religious values. My creative approaches are what my clients like the best. I have used music, appropriate use of humor, and other artisitc ways to help people express themselves. As a TEAM, we will work TOGETHER to identify, set and achieve your goals, and I give you tangible strategies to reach them.
(941) 877-5827
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Bradenton, FL 34210
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Lisa Grossman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DOM, AP, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer over 28 years of clinical experience to address your emotional & physical issues with counseling and evidence based natural medicine. We have all experienced emotions that manifest in our bodies as pain. You may experience stomach pain after an argument or headache at work. You may notice you get anxiety that feels like low blood sugar signals. Emotions manifest in our bodies and our body gives us signals. I help guide people into understanding how to listen to their body while including Cognitive Behavioral therapy for attaining a stronger sense of self. Mindfulness starts when we reside in our bodies; empowerment follows!
(941) 479-2924
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Bradenton, FL 34209
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Deirdre Guilloton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, QS-FL
Verified
Verified
I strive to assist clients of all ages struggling with self esteem, anxiety or depression to improve their lives through strength based services. I am skilled in behavior modification, and love to help families to increase their attachment and connection.
(941) 676-8783
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Bradenton, FL 34205
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Couples Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, IRT
Verified
Verified
Frustrated with the way your relationship is going? Trying to recover from an affair or breakup? Need help getting back on track? I specialize in Individual and Couples Therapy. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Certified Imago Couples Therapist. The Counseling Center offers individual and couples therapy. Safe, confidential and relaxed environment.
(941) 756-3385
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Bradenton, FL 34207
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Tricia J Sadler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
There are times in our lives in which we feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or lost. You want something to change in your life. Change can seem impossible. Change can feel lonely. I will listen and offer a fresh unbiased perspective and teach you useful tools to empower you as you get your life moving toward the next chapter. Invest in yourself.
(941) 413-1479
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Bradenton, FL 34209
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Amy L Stevenson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel alone with your feelings? If you are struggling with daily challenges and life stressors you do not need to tackle this on your own. Sometimes taking the step to talk with someone about ourselves can be a difficult one. I believe receiving support and having a witness to your experience and feelings can help empower you to heal and to live your life the way you choose.
(941) 220-0773
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Bradenton, FL 34202

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