LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL

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Holly Henderson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
So if you’re looking for an LGBTQIA + affirming, compassionate, and skilled therapist — let’s chat! Current weekend availability for new clients.
You’ve been struggling for so long, but you don’t have to struggle alone. Sometimes the hardest part is reaching out for help, and you got this far — let’s do the next steps together. It’s so much easier with someone on your team. Maybe you need guidance, advice, or solutions. Maybe there’s something you want or need to say to someone in your life but don’t know how to say it. Maybe you’re depressed, anxious, angry, or sad and don’t know what to do. Maybe you have trauma that you need to process and heal from.
(727) 888-2787 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
Offers online therapy
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Becs Waite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a queer , nonbinary, non monogamous therapist who specializes in supporting individuals and relationships through change - and the stress, grief, worry, and anxiety that can sometimes accompany change. Our work will be collaborative and deeply rooted in a strengths-based, nonjudgmental, and solution-focused foundation.
(727) 308-6010 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
Not accepting new clients
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Steph Ostrow
Counselor, MA, MH20830, LMT, YT500
Verified
My specialty is working with people who are LGBTQ , I am a proud trans & nonbinary person.
Are you ready to connect your mind and body, and build a better relationship with yourself? Learning about yourself and loving yourself is a process that takes time, compassion, and support. Let’s collaborate to deepen your connection with your authentic self! I believe you have medicine within! You know yourself, your history and circumstances best, let's figure out what tools will serve you best to get you from where you are to where you want to be. My work helps people deepen their connection with their true self through affirming exploration.
(727) 610-8641 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
Offers online therapy
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Lou Bardach
Pre-Licensed Professional, Student
Verified
I am an MSW student intern working with adolescents and adults to heal the effects of childhood trauma & other adverse childhood experiences. Being raised in abusive, chaotic, or neglectful environments can result in anxiety, depression, panic attacks, physical debilitation, self-esteem issues, relationship/codependency issues, addictions & compulsions, and critical judgment towards oneself and others. I work with a wide diversity of clients, but as a gay man experienced in working with LGBTQ + individuals, I'm particularly interested in helping others heal from the compounding wounds of homophobia and other social oppression.
(727) 353-5116 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
Offers online therapy
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Patrick Davey Tully
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Are you LGBTQIA + and do you want someone who listens, provides feedback, and tailors sessions to your preferred format? Anxiety and figuring stuff out as an LGBTQIA + person is draining. You deserve a space where you can be vulnerable. 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 hopelessness.
(323) 819-0747 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
Offers online therapy
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Darleen J Gracia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My areas of specialty include working with racially and ethnically diverse individuals, and those who identify as first generation, LGBQ+, trans , & gender diverse.
Having a therapist with whom you can be your true self with is the real magic ingredient that allows the therapeutic process to unfold. I love teaching my clients what I know about psychology in order to help them become a more knowledgeable, confident, insightful, compassionate, skillful version of themselves. My ultimate goal is for my clients to feel empowered to overcome any of life's challenges, today and well into the future.
(813) 536-4773 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Demetric Watkins
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified
I work with individuals dealing with many issues, including anxiety, depression, identity, trauma, and adjustment concerns. I help individuals longing for peace and resolve to inner conflict by helping them gain true clarity and confidence in themselves. I support them in coping with the challenges that life undoubtedly throws at us, including managing and reducing fear and anxiety. Diverse and LGBTQ + clients are welcome.
(813) 683-8749 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
Offers online therapy
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Lora L Erickson
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, LCPC
Verified
I enjoy working with a variety of diverse people, and I have extensive experience in working with trauma, anxiety, stress, grief, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, LGBTQ + issues, and general relationship challenges, as well as with young adults and adolescents. I've been a licensed clinician since 2008; I have served in a variety of contexts including community mental health, child welfare, social services, private practice, and my favorite, telehealth. I love to work with people who are curious and seeking out both support and a challenge in a psychologically safe context.
(727) 655-9209 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
Offers online therapy
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Melissa Newman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida with over 10 years experience in clinical social work. I have worked with teens and adults struggling with issues related to trauma, adjustment, difficulty in relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I have a passion for racial and social justice and experience working with LGBTQIA + people of all ages in navigating the unique experiences of our community.
(727) 317-6126 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33716
Not accepting new clients
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Genevieve May
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a proud bisexual out therapist.
Hey! I’m Genevieve. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida and Colorado. I graduated from FSU and I specialize in treating trauma/PTSD, anxiety, working with the LGBTQIA + community and coping with grief & loss. In addition to talk therapy, I offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Through the use of skilled eye movements, I am able to treat clients struggling with acute or chronic PTSD and trauma symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, memory lapses, numbness, hypervigilance, irritability, and self-destructive behaviors. This special therapy aids clients in reducing trauma within 1-5 sessions on average.
(727) 605-4623 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Erin Scully
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I also specialize in working with the LGBTQIA + community including transgender individuals.
I like to have a collaborative approach with clients and set realistic goals that work well with that client’s lifestyle, schedule, and skill set. I trust that each individual client is the expert on their own life and I aim to make each person feel comfortable enough to tell me what they do and do not need to create the most successful and attainable goals possible. I am flexible and encourage clients to tell me if a goal needs to be adjusted or changed completely. I trust that clients want to put in the work to feel happier and healthier which is why I believe it necessary to create space for them to do so.
(727) 240-2614 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
M. Shawn Kellerman
Counselor, LMHC, SAP, MAC, CAP, ICADC
Verified
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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Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
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Sam Zorn - Accepting New Clients!
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, NCC, RMHCI
Verified
I am an LGBTQIA + affirming counselor who is empathetic to the specific experiences of this community.
Hi! I'm so happy you're considering beginning therapy! I strongly believe that each therapist is a little different and its important to choose the best fit for you. Here is a little bit about me: I have worked with primarily adults and adolescents in residential facilities living with substance use disorders and other co-occurring disorders. I also have experience working with families, couples, and individuals living with mood disorders, self-harming behavior, anxiety, anger, identity/sexuality development, body image, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, personality disorders, and grief.
(727) 268-8472 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
Offers online therapy
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Aaron Warren
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT
Verified
Overwhelmed? At a loss? Just need an ear? I'm Aaron, a Marriage and Family Therapist here in the Sunshine State who is open, inclusive, and supportive of all. I am trained in highly diverse relationships and life styles. As such, I firmly believe that all people are people, all love is love, and should be supported with the same gusto. While I have a wide range of experience working with various ages and diagnoses, I currently specialize in relational counseling (couples, pods, open, monogamous, etc.), LGBTQIA + individuals, and adoptive families. My goal is to help all people grow personally and relationally to live a thriving life.
(727) 353-1334 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
Offers online therapy
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Alex Mabie
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI
Verified
Alex has worked with a wide variety of clients, and has specialized in working with the LGBTQ + community, substance abuse recovery, as well as parents and couples.
Mr. Mabie is a Counselor and Therapist with Person First Therapy. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Masters in Social Work. He enjoys working with members of the LGBTQIA + community, parents, and adolescents. He specializes in treating people with anxiety, behavioral and mood difficulties, helping parents with parent training, and adults in the following areas; anxiety disorders, mood disorders including, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-acceptance, and trauma. He provides individual, couples, and family therapy sessions.
(727) 263-0233 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33716
Offers online therapy
Jamie Lynn Hoagland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have experience working with mood disorders ,abuse/assault survivors, anxiety, and LGBTQ + adults and teens.
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, or stress from traumatic experiences? Are you struggling with your authentic identity or having difficulty relating to a loved one who is? I am committed to personalizing inclusive services within individual therapy to support you with these challenges . I incorporate psycho-education and effective positive coping skills to help you better manage mental health complications. I work in collaboration with you to develop and better understand personalized achievable goals for peak emotional health.
(727) 888-6995 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Offers online therapy
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Miya Guten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I respect and welcome my clients’ diverse spectrum of differences, and specialize in serving the LGBTQ + community.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative journey that is rooted in a foundation of trust and connection between client and therapist. My practice is grounded in providing a safe, supportive, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship with you. Operating from a strength based perspective, I hold the deeply held belief that you have the innate wisdom to heal yourself. We all do. My role is to assist you in identifying your unique strengths and provide support and guidance on your path. In collaboration, we will uncover the unconscious and conscious thoughts and beliefs you hold that may be contributing to dis-ease.
(727) 339-5627 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
Offers online therapy
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Tayler Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
New client spots available! I identify as a Bi/ queer cis woman (she/her) who was late diagnosed as ADHD. I provide LGBTQI+ and Neurodivergent affirming and informed therapy. I also provide therapy to those involved in Adoption & Foster through the TAC (Training in Adoption Competency) approach. We provide space for clients to feel however they need to feel without judgement. We go against the grain of “typical” & how “things should be” & focus instead on what works for you. Clients who come here are ready to dig into root issues, explore their identity, set boundaries, communicate their needs and build healthy coping skills.
(414) 409-5954 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Van Kirk
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified
Whether it's the everyday stresses of life, trying to navigate the rapidly changing world, or trauma, I'm here to listen. I will be there to support you through the process of change. I help individuals navigate new stages of life, anxiety, loss, and more. I enjoy working with young adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome, as well as members of the LGBTQIA + community. I have experience working with neurodivergent individuals (ADHD, ASD, etc.)
(813) 568-9665 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
Not accepting new clients
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Abigail Maher- Accepting New Clients
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, NCC
Verified
With lived experience as a lesbian woman, I am extremely passionate about providing a safe, affirming space that allows you to embrace your full identity.
I use a variety of treatment styles, theories and interventions in my work, but underneath it all my main focus is providing a safe, empathic environment for you to truly explore yourself and every facet of your experience. This includes exploring sources of pain and hurt, as well as celebrating sources of hope and joy. I believe that one of the most powerful things we can do is truly learn to understand ourselves, accept ourselves, practice compassion for ourselves, and move forward in life allowing ourselves to be as authentic as possible.
(813) 437-4994 
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Saint Petersburg. 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.