The Trans Power Project
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
As a transgender lead mental health organization, we know how important it is to find mental health clinicians who are affirmative and well versed in working with the transgender and non-binary community. Created by a licensed transgender therapist, the TransPower Project provides completely free virtual mental health sessions to clients in CA. We are funded by a county grant in order to stay free. All of our therapists are trained and certified in affirmative therapy and have the ability to write gender affirmation letters when needed. Insurance is not needed as we are a free service.
(760) 824-5112
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
As a transgender lead mental health organization, we know how important it is to find mental health clinicians who are affirmative and well versed in working with the transgender and non-binary community. Created by a licensed transgender therapist, the TransPower Project provides completely free virtual mental health sessions to clients in CA. We are funded by a county grant in order to stay free. All of our therapists are trained and certified in affirmative therapy and have the ability to write gender affirmation letters when needed. Insurance is not needed as we are a free service.
Arlen Keith Leight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, grief or loss? Are you anxious about emerging from the pandemic? Have you discovered over this past year that your life or your relationships are not really working for you? I understand your need for an empathic, caring professional to talk with about your feelings. With 20+ years of experience working with GAY MEN AND COUPLES, I know the importance of speaking with someone who understands our unique struggles. As an EXPERT IN RELATIONSHIP AND INTIMACY matters, I am particularly sensitive to the impact and effects our new set of stressors have on our relationships. I am here to help you.
(760) 454-1432
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, grief or loss? Are you anxious about emerging from the pandemic? Have you discovered over this past year that your life or your relationships are not really working for you? I understand your need for an empathic, caring professional to talk with about your feelings. With 20+ years of experience working with GAY MEN AND COUPLES, I know the importance of speaking with someone who understands our unique struggles. As an EXPERT IN RELATIONSHIP AND INTIMACY matters, I am particularly sensitive to the impact and effects our new set of stressors have on our relationships. I am here to help you.
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Kurt Helfrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with LGBTQ community, and individuals who have experienced trauma.
Are you at a point in your life where you feel you need that extra support? I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides a supportive environment to allow individuals to grow and reach their full potential. I work with adults and couples, and have worked with children ranging from ages 3 to 17, along with their families.
(619) 664-4667
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with LGBTQ community, and individuals who have experienced trauma.
Are you at a point in your life where you feel you need that extra support? I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides a supportive environment to allow individuals to grow and reach their full potential. I work with adults and couples, and have worked with children ranging from ages 3 to 17, along with their families.
Jason Levine
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Offers online therapy
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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Palm Springs, CA 92264
Offers online therapy
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.
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Jason Churchill
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I recognize that our identity isn’t the “route” of our negative mental health symptoms. However, the way in which we cope and heal are unique to our lived LGBTQ+ experiences. Often we are unable to find an affirmative and safe space to heal for lack of true empathy and understanding from our providers - and I want to help change that narrative. While our experiences may differ, having a therapist who identifies similarly to yourself can make a world of difference in your journey to improving your mental health.
(747) 237-4524
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Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I recognize that our identity isn’t the “route” of our negative mental health symptoms. However, the way in which we cope and heal are unique to our lived LGBTQ+ experiences. Often we are unable to find an affirmative and safe space to heal for lack of true empathy and understanding from our providers - and I want to help change that narrative. While our experiences may differ, having a therapist who identifies similarly to yourself can make a world of difference in your journey to improving your mental health.
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Robert Norgaard, LMFT, Psychotherapy, EMDR, Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Not accepting new clients
While I specialize in various types of trauma, I also work with issues around attachment, identity, LGBTQ +, life transitions, mood dis-regulation, panic and phobias.
Currently seeing clients virtually, however I am not accepting new clients at this time. Please check back October 1, 2021.
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Not accepting new clients
While I specialize in various types of trauma, I also work with issues around attachment, identity, LGBTQ +, life transitions, mood dis-regulation, panic and phobias.
Currently seeing clients virtually, however I am not accepting new clients at this time. Please check back October 1, 2021.
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Amber Merziotis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community & have extensive experience supporting children, youth & families on their journey in understanding sexual orientation, gender identity & gender expression.
Have you ever felt alone or misunderstood in your relationships? Have you ever felt mistreated at work or discriminated against for your beliefs? Have you ever felt self-conscious about your body or how you choose to share it? Have you ever felt like the whole world is against you? Are you ready to make some life changing decisions that will empower the rest of your life? What if you could overcome all of the emotional stressors life has to give & find true meaning & purpose in your life? What if I could help you create a life of full of love, happiness & freedom?
(760) 428-1529
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community & have extensive experience supporting children, youth & families on their journey in understanding sexual orientation, gender identity & gender expression.
Have you ever felt alone or misunderstood in your relationships? Have you ever felt mistreated at work or discriminated against for your beliefs? Have you ever felt self-conscious about your body or how you choose to share it? Have you ever felt like the whole world is against you? Are you ready to make some life changing decisions that will empower the rest of your life? What if you could overcome all of the emotional stressors life has to give & find true meaning & purpose in your life? What if I could help you create a life of full of love, happiness & freedom?
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Barry Cardiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Not accepting new clients
Depression, addiction issues, anxiety, relationship issues, illness, grief, hiv, gay/lesbian issues, aging, career issues, and communication skills.
I offer individual and couples couseling with a sliding scale available. I also take most insurance. In the years of working with clients, the approach I take is one of understanding, non-judgement and issue focused. I use a combination of self psychology, humanistic, object relations and cognitive behavioral approach to working with the clients to help heal current or past issues. My goal is to help you discover your inner voice to provide the answers to your own truths. The ultimate goal in therapy is to heal the wounds that keep the individual from achieving their personal happiness.
(323) 405-7963
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Not accepting new clients
Depression, addiction issues, anxiety, relationship issues, illness, grief, hiv, gay/lesbian issues, aging, career issues, and communication skills.
I offer individual and couples couseling with a sliding scale available. I also take most insurance. In the years of working with clients, the approach I take is one of understanding, non-judgement and issue focused. I use a combination of self psychology, humanistic, object relations and cognitive behavioral approach to working with the clients to help heal current or past issues. My goal is to help you discover your inner voice to provide the answers to your own truths. The ultimate goal in therapy is to heal the wounds that keep the individual from achieving their personal happiness.
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Alton Carswell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked with various groups and clients. If you are looking for a therapist that will listen and acknowledge your unique perspective you don't have to look any further. I have 10 years of experience working with singles, couples, military, LGBTQ, people of color, undocumented immigrants from various countries and even inmates. In addition to my hours spent in working with varying communities, I have been highly involved as alumni from Antioch University in Los Angeles and as a current doctoral student in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
(562) 454-1773
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked with various groups and clients. If you are looking for a therapist that will listen and acknowledge your unique perspective you don't have to look any further. I have 10 years of experience working with singles, couples, military, LGBTQ, people of color, undocumented immigrants from various countries and even inmates. In addition to my hours spent in working with varying communities, I have been highly involved as alumni from Antioch University in Los Angeles and as a current doctoral student in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
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Allan Grill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CRC Verified
Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I work with clients with various medical conditions, including neurological disorders, physically disabling and aging-related conditions, and other impairments. Clients include Caregivers and LGBT persons with disabling conditions. For over 25 years I have helped adults with emotional and logistical concerns related to chronic medical and aging-related conditions, short and long term care planning, relationship and communication problems, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I hold an MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a California licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Please see my website www.allangrill.com for more information.
(510) 232-1630
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Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I work with clients with various medical conditions, including neurological disorders, physically disabling and aging-related conditions, and other impairments. Clients include Caregivers and LGBT persons with disabling conditions. For over 25 years I have helped adults with emotional and logistical concerns related to chronic medical and aging-related conditions, short and long term care planning, relationship and communication problems, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I hold an MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a California licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Please see my website www.allangrill.com for more information.
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Joe Pelzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Offers online therapy
I also have 6 years' experience working in the LGBTQ community.
I use a variety of practices and therapies, including: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Therapy. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way. Then we collaborate to get you there!
(213) 344-5766
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Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Offers online therapy
I also have 6 years' experience working in the LGBTQ community.
I use a variety of practices and therapies, including: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Therapy. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way. Then we collaborate to get you there!
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Christopher Vincent Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Affirmative, interactive, client-centered therapy can help you address depression, anxiety, and destructive behaviors. I serve heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, non-binary, and polyamorous individuals. I practice both individual therapy and couples counseling. My experience includes working with substance use issues from a harm reduction approach, regardless of whether my client's goal is abstinence or substance use management. I love to help people address trauma, improve communication, take control of their lives, gain sexual confidence, and get their needs met.
(415) 798-9586
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Affirmative, interactive, client-centered therapy can help you address depression, anxiety, and destructive behaviors. I serve heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, non-binary, and polyamorous individuals. I practice both individual therapy and couples counseling. My experience includes working with substance use issues from a harm reduction approach, regardless of whether my client's goal is abstinence or substance use management. I love to help people address trauma, improve communication, take control of their lives, gain sexual confidence, and get their needs met.
Megan Murphy
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
At my group practice, Expansive Therapy, we are LGBTQIA affirming and have clients of all gender and sexual identities.
I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship as the basis for deep and lasting change. We start by understanding your internal belief system (created long ago) and work our way to the present where change and healing is possible. With compassion and self-acceptance you can create a life of increased freedom and authenticity.
(646) 916-4611
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Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
At my group practice, Expansive Therapy, we are LGBTQIA affirming and have clients of all gender and sexual identities.
I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship as the basis for deep and lasting change. We start by understanding your internal belief system (created long ago) and work our way to the present where change and healing is possible. With compassion and self-acceptance you can create a life of increased freedom and authenticity.
Jacob Rostovsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I believe that therapy means authenticating parts of oneself, whether you view those parts as negative or positive. . I pride myself on being an affirmative space for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ because I identify within that community as well. I love working with the gender diverse population and know that therapy goes beyond just writing letters. My experience also includes working with individuals who have anxiety, depression and post trauma related symptoms. Please note that I use super bills for insurance reimbursement.
(323) 676-0088
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Office is near:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I believe that therapy means authenticating parts of oneself, whether you view those parts as negative or positive. . I pride myself on being an affirmative space for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ because I identify within that community as well. I love working with the gender diverse population and know that therapy goes beyond just writing letters. My experience also includes working with individuals who have anxiety, depression and post trauma related symptoms. Please note that I use super bills for insurance reimbursement.
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Josie Feldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CHT, LMFT Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Offers online therapy
Life is full of unique challenges and pressures. I consider therapy a partnership - helping you to help yourself, fostering power and independence. I focus on personal growth in accordance to my philosophy that, "things don't happen to you, they happen through you." My central goal is to help you discover meaning and purpose in your life and create a pathway of positive action to living your best life. I have extensive training in Depth Psychotherapy, an approach that helps individuals become aware of unconscious forces that drive their behavior. My core client focus is working professionals, high net worth and LGBTQ+ populations.
(310) 872-1609
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Palm Springs, CA 92264
Offers online therapy
Life is full of unique challenges and pressures. I consider therapy a partnership - helping you to help yourself, fostering power and independence. I focus on personal growth in accordance to my philosophy that, "things don't happen to you, they happen through you." My central goal is to help you discover meaning and purpose in your life and create a pathway of positive action to living your best life. I have extensive training in Depth Psychotherapy, an approach that helps individuals become aware of unconscious forces that drive their behavior. My core client focus is working professionals, high net worth and LGBTQ+ populations.
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Beverly Jewell
Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Straight and LGBTQ clients are welcome! *TeleHealth sessions available.
TELEHEALTH SESSIONS AVAILABLE: Are you experiencing: relationship issues, anxiety, communication & intimacy concerns, infidelity, conflict, life changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, unable to make clear decisions? Maybe you keep having the same argument - now there's a wall between you and you don't know how to be close and intimate again. Together, we will create a calm supportive environment to promote healing, and look at past betrayals (affairs, broken promises), that may be hindering your ability to move forward. Working with a neutral professional will help! *** In person only available in Palm Springs
(760) 412-5676
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Straight and LGBTQ clients are welcome! *TeleHealth sessions available.
TELEHEALTH SESSIONS AVAILABLE: Are you experiencing: relationship issues, anxiety, communication & intimacy concerns, infidelity, conflict, life changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, unable to make clear decisions? Maybe you keep having the same argument - now there's a wall between you and you don't know how to be close and intimate again. Together, we will create a calm supportive environment to promote healing, and look at past betrayals (affairs, broken promises), that may be hindering your ability to move forward. Working with a neutral professional will help! *** In person only available in Palm Springs
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Steven H May
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I work with adults (18+) and specialize in the area of anxiety, depression and addiction.. I also treat individuals dealing with grief and loss, relationship issues, LGBT-related concerns, sexuality or sexual orientation and sexual abuse issues, couples and family issues, and stress management issues. I teach approaches to mindfulness and can help clients identify blocks to achieving their goals. I help clients in developing insights about their lives, their relationships, their problems, and their goals.
(760) 576-2754
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I work with adults (18+) and specialize in the area of anxiety, depression and addiction.. I also treat individuals dealing with grief and loss, relationship issues, LGBT-related concerns, sexuality or sexual orientation and sexual abuse issues, couples and family issues, and stress management issues. I teach approaches to mindfulness and can help clients identify blocks to achieving their goals. I help clients in developing insights about their lives, their relationships, their problems, and their goals.
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Danny Phillips, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, problems in a significant relationship, or are at a critical juncture in your life - talking with a therapist can help. The key is finding a therapist that is right for you. I enjoy working with individuals, ranging in age from young adult to elder, as well as couples. I have extensive experience working with clients with life-altering health issues including cancer and HIV. I am also very sensitive to the issues and concerns of the LGBTQ community.
(760) 507-2748
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, problems in a significant relationship, or are at a critical juncture in your life - talking with a therapist can help. The key is finding a therapist that is right for you. I enjoy working with individuals, ranging in age from young adult to elder, as well as couples. I have extensive experience working with clients with life-altering health issues including cancer and HIV. I am also very sensitive to the issues and concerns of the LGBTQ community.
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Ryan Rickert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, DHS, CST Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
I specialize in sex therapy, and sex education, as well as LGBT affirmative psychotherapy.
I devote my work to hearing and understanding your experience as a unique individual in the world. Psychotherapy can be difficult but transforming work. I am committed to creating a warm and empathic environment with you as we work together to explore your choices in developing a life path that works for you. What are the struggles in your life? How are you dealing with life's problems? When you feel ready, join me in a journey of healing; tell me your story. How are past experiences affecting your life today? I will be creative in joining you to design solutions.
(760) 780-1067
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
I specialize in sex therapy, and sex education, as well as LGBT affirmative psychotherapy.
I devote my work to hearing and understanding your experience as a unique individual in the world. Psychotherapy can be difficult but transforming work. I am committed to creating a warm and empathic environment with you as we work together to explore your choices in developing a life path that works for you. What are the struggles in your life? How are you dealing with life's problems? When you feel ready, join me in a journey of healing; tell me your story. How are past experiences affecting your life today? I will be creative in joining you to design solutions.
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Donald W. Grimm, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I am a member of Desert Business Association, L-Fund Advisory Committee, and Transgender Health Center Butterfly Society.
Are you anxious, stressed or depressed? Do you have a medical condition or addiction that affects your quality of life? Are you having problems in your relationships or workplace? If you are looking for help in coping with any of these challenges, then I believe that I can help. I can teach you relaxation techniques that help alleviate stress. I can also help you with journaling techniques and social skills that decrease depressive symptoms. I can help you to understand some of the sources of your anxiety, depression and anger that can affect your personal and professional relationships.
(760) 289-5787
Verified

Palm Springs, CA 92262
Offers online therapy
I am a member of Desert Business Association, L-Fund Advisory Committee, and Transgender Health Center Butterfly Society.
Are you anxious, stressed or depressed? Do you have a medical condition or addiction that affects your quality of life? Are you having problems in your relationships or workplace? If you are looking for help in coping with any of these challenges, then I believe that I can help. I can teach you relaxation techniques that help alleviate stress. I can also help you with journaling techniques and social skills that decrease depressive symptoms. I can help you to understand some of the sources of your anxiety, depression and anger that can affect your personal and professional relationships.

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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Palm Springs. 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.