LGBTQ+ Therapists in Fort Myers, FL

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William A Moulton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MAEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My experiences include working with the LGBTQ , teens, mid life, 'empty nest,' and the elderly, including issues of depression, managing chronic pain, substance abuse, stress, anxiety, health issues, learning challenges, time management, incluing care giver stress.
Life often gets in the way of being our best selves. As a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator, and a former university/college administrator and public school teacher, I have a well rounded understanding of life's struggles with change. LGBTQ , 'empty nest,' and chronic pain are three of the many areas where I enjoy working with clients. Call me to set up an appointment so we can work together toward a better you!
(239) 208-5156
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Fort Myers, FL 33919
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Timothy MacGeorge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW, QS
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I've helped thousands of individuals with anxiety, addiction, LGBTQ + issues, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, and more.
Life is a journey. Like all journeys, there are times we feel overwhelmed, tired, confused, or even lost. The most important journey of all is the journey inwards, the one that takes us towards our true self. This journey helps us learn, accept, and embrace who we are. If you're encountering any struggles on your journey in life -- anxiety, depression, life transitions, addiction, coming out -- then I'm here to help.
(239) 789-2451
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Jeanmarie Aleski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified
Verified
Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA +, Trans /GNC, Kink/BDSM, Poly/CNM, or sex work community who has been searching for a therapist that you can openly and safely talk about your life with to someone who is aware, affirming, and conscious? You are welcome, celebrated, and safe here!.
As people, we have a deep need to be understood, and one of the most profound ways to explore and experience this is in a safe and affirming therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I work with individuals using an eclectic and holistic approach, walking alongside each individual to identify their needs and put their inner experience at the center, engaging both mind and body, so that barriers to their well-being can be lifted. In my practice, I look to be responsive, collaborative, and affirmative when working with folks' intersecting identities and how those identities show up within the therapeutic relationship.
(239) 977-2634
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Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Riley Burke
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified
Verified
I am very passionate about LGBTQ +, sexuality and sexual-related concerns.
As with many other things in life, I am a firm believer that there is a “no one size fits all approach" in counseling. What this looks like in therapy is working collaboratively with you, using an integrative approach that is tailored to best fit your needs. I use theoretical approaches that fit with both your personality and presenting issues in counseling; primarily utilizing solution-focused and client-centered approaches, specifically focusing on strengths. It is always my hope to create a safe and comfortable space where growth can flourish.
(813) 686-6088
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Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Adam Larivee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I pride my self in being a fierce advocate and proud member of the LGBTQIA + community.
Now Accepting New Clients. Are you stressed? Overwhelmed with work, school and/or being a parent? Having a hard time managing symptoms of a mental health condition? Have you been struggling with self-doubt? Have your children been experiencing anxiety, depression, or behavioral concerns that you're unsure of how to navigate? If this sounds like you then the first step is to identify what aspects of your life you are able to take control of. This can be difficult to do on your own, but that's where I come in! I am accepting clients ages 5+ for individual and family therapy services. Give me a call for a free consultation!
(239) 282-4789
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Fort Myers, FL 33919
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David E Contos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to invest in your healing and growth today. Whether you’re a newcomer to therapy/counseling or an experienced client, I feel it’s a brave and wonderful thing to do the work of mental-emotional healing. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress/anxiety, career challenges, LGBTQ + related issues, grief and loss and trauma disorder such as PTSD.
(239) 329-8121
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Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Alannah Danielle Keisling
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The main populations I work with are adults (18+) and older adults. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, trauma, LGBTQIA +, and more. I have my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University. I also have a triple major in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice from Thiel College.
(239) 299-7521
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Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Christine Kotlarski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Some common issues I help clients with include grief, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem & LGBTQIA + related issues.
I’m committed to guiding you on your healing journey. We all face challenges in our lives, which are often opportunities for growth and change. The goal is not to be perfect by societal standards, ideally we learn to embrace and accept all the unique parts of ourselves. I believe we are all simultaneously flawed & fabulous. I don't believe in a one size fits all approach, I tailor each session to your individual needs. Our work together will leave you feeling empowered to move forward in the right direction. My varied experiences include work in college settings, hospice, oncology, geriatrics, maternal health & crisis debriefing.
(239) 932-7300
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Fort Myers, FL 33919
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Christopher Santini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My specialties include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, couples counseling and marital/family conflict, as well as unique training and insight into issues affecting the LGBTQ community.
As a clinical social worker with over 19 years of experience, I have had the privilege of working with culturally, economically and ethnically diverse individuals, families, couples and groups from all walks of life. I have practiced domestically and internationally including, NYC, California and most recently in Dublin, Ireland. (Please note that I am only taking tele-therapy clients and use a HIPPA approved site. I have found using tele-therapy to be very convenient for clients with challenging schedules).
(239) 758-0352
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Fort Myers, FL 33919
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Minerva's Mending Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Verified
Now offering EMDR! I am LGBTQ + friendly and can help clients process identity and other related issues. I also specialize in adult anxiety, ADHD, attachment, and trauma. I typically work with adults and teenagers. My favorite clients to work with are those that are working towards being their most authentic selves and are ready to dig in deep to find out what that looks like.
(239) 291-3123
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Fort Myers, FL 33916
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Mandala Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified
Verified
Teens/ High Risk, Self harm, depression, sexual abuse, physical abuse, trauma, PTSD, sexual reactivity in children, family counseling after divorce or separation, blended family issues, sexual dysfunction/compulsions, LGBTQ stressors, panic disorders/anxiety, grief, Personality Disorders, EMDR available.
I have always wanted to help people. I’ve been able to do that in a variety of ways over the years. Working in domestic violence shelters, agencies that assist child sexual abuse survivors, in-home intensive substance abuse counseling...I’m privileged to have been able to help so many. It truly makes me happy. Now, I have my own practice after all of these years and I couldn’t be more excited to continue helping people; just in a much more enjoyable and comfortable setting. The therapists that work at Mandala are personally hired by me, and they are all wonderful and caring! You’re in great hands!
(239) 360-1983
Fort Myers, FL 33919
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Terry Ann Dornak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Some of the common issues I help my clients address include chronic pain, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, trauma, and LGBTQ + related issues.
It is my goal to provide you with a safe, therapeutic space to unload and explore your needs, worries, and fears whatever they may be. The path to healing is unique for each of us. We will work collaboratively towards meeting your goals and needs, and in doing so, make your life more comfortable and satisfying. It is my hope that each person who meets with me feels accepted, as I respect each individual's culture, gender, race, religion, and sexual identity.
(847) 613-4055
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Fort Myers, FL 33919
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Renee L. McFarland
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, EdD, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
My area of emphasis is working with young children, adolescents, adults, transgender /non-conforming individuals, & families, as they move through challenging life transitions.
Hi and I welcome you to contact me at Time Out Counseling, I am a dedicated counselor working in collaboration with you, tailoring therapy to fit your needs! I know that there are many mental health care challenges, specifically now with COVID-19, that can be difficult to manage on your own. I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to create change in your life; your passion, personality, sense of humor, and most importantly your heart will be the impetus for change! All of these interpersonal elements brought me here, to be the voice and advocate for those who need help. I would like to help you!
(239) 237-3206
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Fort Myers, FL 33965
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Carmen Tibbetts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am also a LGBTQ + ally.
Do you feel alone and misunderstood? Are you someone who is struggling in their relationships with others or themselves? Is there something from your past that is making it hard to live a life with peace? I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for children, adolescents, and adults to be their unfiltered self. I will use compassion and personalize sessions to include evidence-based techniques that will be helpful for self discovery and growth. I help individuals learn how to effectively communicate their needs, practice self love, and challenge limiting and negative beliefs.
(813) 701-5357
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Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Hany Urdaneta
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, QS, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a board-certified sex therapist, certified transgender therapist, trained in Trauma Informed Care and EMDR.
My therapeutic services will guide you to a healthy life as well as a better sex life. Imagine waking up every day knowing that you are enjoying your life to the fullest. I can provide you with the tools to regain and maintain your daily wellness. If you are anxious, depressed, frustrated and/or are struggling with any stressors in life, allow me to guide you overcome your struggles. I can empower you to maximize and live a healthier life.
(305) 842-2521
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Fort Myers, FL 33993
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Christine Kotlarski. Accepting New Clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I support and educate parents of trans and non-binary youth.
Do you feel unsupported or misunderstood by the mainstream collective? Does the comparison to traditional societal standards leave you feeling criticized, undervalued and maybe wondering where the heck you fit in? What if you had permission to not only accept but embrace ALL of the unique parts of yourself? Imagine celebrating the fact that you are simultaneously both Flawed and Fabulous! Radical self-love is not a myth, and once you experience this reality...you will not be willing to give it up! I can help you get there.
(727) 619-1442
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Not accepting new clients
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Freysdman Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida. I obtained my Master’s in Social Work from Barry University in Miami. I have more than 20 years of experience in social services both in the United States and outside the country, supporting a variety of populations such as the homeless, severely mentally ill, and the elderly. To better support clients, I primarily use a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused, psychoeducation, and mindfulness, depending on their needs and goals.
(239) 666-7211
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Fort Myers, FL 33913
Not accepting new clients
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Kathryn Strickland
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
As we all can relate, sometimes the most difficult part of change is the START! My name is Katy, and I am an LGBTQAI+ affirming counselor who enjoys mixing music therapy with evidence-based therapeutic approaches to create a non-judgmental safe space to support you in reaching your goals. I specialize in working with pre-teens/teens (age 12-18), adults, families, and relationships (All relationship styles are safe and welcome! Traditional monogamy, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, LGBTQAI+, etc.)
(407) 543-0288
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Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Marcia Winter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I began my career in the child dependency field and worked with children and families. I currently work in the hospital setting and my current role is the emergency room social worker. I have a variety of experience from newborns to older adults throughout my career. I have work with a wide variety of patient populations. As I progress in my career there is always still more to learn along the way. Many of the patients I see have experienced a traumatic event or recent life change.
(352) 513-8771
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Fort Myers, FL 33917
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Michael J. di Salvo Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, C-DBT, CTTP, C-GIS
Verified
Verified
Are you navigating the uncertainty of a transition, or experience bouts of anxiety or depression that make it challenging to live in the moment? I work with clients who are looking for an opportunity to partner in navigating challenges! I have been a therapist for 35+ years and my mission is to help you find balance and clarity in your life.
(786) 226-0816
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
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What type of Fort Myers 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 or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Fort Myers?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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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