LGBTQ+ Therapists in Boston, MA

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Roni Levy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
As a queer individual myself, one of the specialties I am most passionate about is supporting folks in the LGBTQ + community.
Many of us desire the same things: to feel seen, to feel heard, to feel understood, and to feel that we matter. I believe that when we obtain those things, our quality of life has the potential to improve exponentially. My mission is to make every single one of my clients feel affirmed in the identities that they hold, and strive to support folks in creating the changes that they hope to make, in a sustainable, emotion-focused way.
(617) 795-4204
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Boston, MA 02135
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Becs Waite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(617) 663-0664
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Boston, MA 02109
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Dillon Lutes
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and LGBTQIA + concerns.
No matter what you may be facing, therapy provides a professional third-party perspective. I offer a modern, flexible practice with the ability to meet via telehealth on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis.
(617) 841-3827
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Boston, MA 02116
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Lieb Swartz-Brownstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
i am a white, queer , jewish, body positive therapist.
there are a number of credentials i could share about myself and ways you might decide if i’m the right therapist for you - but honestly, between you and me - what matters is that i love this work and i believe in this work. i feel deeply humbled to hold people’s stories and hearts for a living. the trust that this work requires is no small thing and i never take that lightly. in my clinical practice i use an anti-racist, queer liberation, body positive, feminist, and attachment focused framework.
(503) 901-6608
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Boston, MA 02130
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Kate Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
As a queer person with chronic illness, I understand the challenges of navigating the medical system in a world not always built for your needs.
I prioritize creating a warm and safe space for those coming into the therapy session. I believe in person centered, trauma informed therapy that goes at whatever pace you feel most comfortable with. I work with an intersectional, feminist and multicultural framework and believe in treating mental health within the context of our environment.
(617) 539-2363
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Boston, MA 02130
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Luke Patrick 'tt' King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Throughout my career I have have most consistently worked with trans /non-binary persons throughout various chapters of transition.
Note: I am not accepting patients at this time (01/2023). It is my belief that healing happens in relationships, and therapy is no different. We will orient our work toward what matters to you most, and through somatic tools, relationship building, and exploration of different parts of self, you can practice having choice over your patterns of being, relating, and feeling. I acknowledge the role of systems of oppression on mental health and wellness, and have particular training supporting an increased sense of safety, dignity, and belonging for those who have experienced trauma.
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Boston, MA 02110
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Dave Shannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My clinical areas of expertise include working with people who feel anxious and/or depressed; male and female survivors of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse; GLBT people facing a host of life issues; and gay men who engage in compulsive sexual behavior.
Entering therapy is a bold, brave step. Most people who have been struggling have tried everything they know to feel better. Asking for support from a therapist marks a turning point. I offer clients my clinical judgment and attention that is rooted in a blend of Psychodynamic, Relational-Cultural and Mindfulness theories as well as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I integrate these concepts into our work in clear, understandable and practical ways. My clients tell me that they appreciate my real and authentic presence; my gentle, direct and honest feedback; and my engaging and interactive way of talking with them.
(617) 388-3256
Boston, MA 02116
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Thom Delahunt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP-II, CTHP
Verified
Verified
I am a Certified Telemental Healthcare Provider and Level II trained Certified Clinical Trauma Professional I am passionate about working within my own LGBTQIA + community.
Now Accepting New Clients Virtually We are all going through a challenging time and with it comes increased depression, anxiety, isolation, and increases in trauma symptoms. I'll work with you to understand & manage these intense emotions. To help you become more aware of your thought patterns & learn more effective ways of coping to improve your life. You are the expert on your life & have the answers within you, my competency is helping you to see & use these skills.
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Boston, MA 02111
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Darleen J Gracia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
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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Boston, MA 02110
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Tyler Schlicht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts who has experience partnering with adolescents, young adults, adults, senior citizens, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, LGBTQ + issues, and life transitions. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at St. Thomas Aquinas College and my Master of Social Work at New York University.
(508) 812-9407
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Boston, MA 02116
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Patrick J. Lillis
MA, LMHC, LMT
Verified
Verified
If you identify as queer or unclear/unidentified along the sexual orientation spectrum; with mid/end-of-life struggles, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, with sex offender history or inter-generational fantasy; nudist, kink/fetish proclivity, you are welcome.
The origin of your struggle is fuzzy or clear to you, I invite you to come begin the journey of clearing the roadblocks that have become obstacles to being your whole, joyous, and most effective self. I commit to creating a safe and sacred space for you to be yourself - to risk, receive and integrate new skills into your life to receive the outcome you seek. We are equal travelers on this planet and it is from this place where you will always be greeted by me; human first, therapist 2nd - with respect, dignity, and non-judgment always being at the center of our time together.
(617) 622-5922
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Boston, MA 02115
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Vanessa Roy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I identify as Queer and prefer they/them pronouns.
***I am not currently accepting new clients*** Struggling with life transitions, creative ruts, and relationships are difficult in any situation but especially so if you do not follow the heteronormative path. It can be difficult to open up to someone when you are not certain that they understand Queer and Alternative relationship structures. I use an individualized approach with each client to build a therapeutic relationship based on specific goals. I focus my work around issues regarding LGBTQ +, sexuality, non-binary and transgender , complex relationships, power dynamics, sexual health, BDSM/Kink, and other dynamics.
(512) 765-9528
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Boston, MA 02134
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Leon Setton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize an eclectic, psychodynamic approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I work with a wide range of people facing a diversity of challenges. I have specific experience with issues related to substance misuse, LGBTQ identities, HIV/AIDS, anxiety, depression, sexual compulsions, romantic relationships, spirituality & religion, and trauma. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you and be a part of your process of growth and development. Feel free to contact me for more information or an initial consultation.
(917) 708-8925
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Boston, MA 02105
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Bill Gately
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Often, feeling better requires CHANGE. It’s not easy but your happiness is worth it and so are you. It has to be at your pace,. That's where I can help. I am easy to talk to, with lots of personal experience that enhances my ability to relate. I offer individual, couples, & group counseling. Many clients like the idea of being part of a support group. Shared experiences of group members help foster an atmosphere of empathy, belonging and understanding. The following are some of our GROUPS: 1) STRAIGHT spouse of GAY /Bi partner, 2) GRIEF, 3) MEN’S issues, 4) GAY /Bi issues, 5) Sex Abuse, 6) PARENTS of LGBTQ kids, 7) PORN/SEX addiction.
(508) 436-2050
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Boston, MA 02116
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Paul Gould
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Your life is complicated, and you are doing your best to keep all the pieces organized. Some aspects of your life are out of alignment and causing distress, anxiety, and leaving you unfulfilled. Maybe some experiences have stripped away your sense of control, self-worth, and dignity. It’s hard to admit that. My clients are motivated to improve the quality of their lives. They may not know exactly how to make this happen when we begin working together, but they know they want to be healthier and happier. In addition, many of my clients identify as LGBTQ + and prefer to work with someone that is part of the community.
(978) 226-4912
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Boston, MA 02103
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Laura Obert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a psychologist, I have a specialty in working with the LGBT population and their families.
I am a licensed Counseling Psychologist (Ohio: in person and virtually) and LGBT Coach (virtually) who has been in private practice since 2012. I work primarily with individuals in late adolescence and adulthood who are open to interpersonal therapy aimed at helping you discover, understand, and strengthen coping skills for managing life's stressors and living your most authentic life. My goal is to understand you and your world as best as I can from your perspective so that I can be as helpful to you as possible in making meaningful changes in your life.
(603) 380-6704
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Boston, MA 02101
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Ari Melech Israel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence. My belief is that it is critical to examine the structures and dynamics that we both exist within and from which we often experience marginalization. I both have experience in and am greatly passionate about working with LGBTQIA + clients, clients from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds, and clients on the autism spectrum. I believe that an understanding of the way we navigate the world is integral to better understanding ourselves.
(339) 217-7937
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Boston, MA 02135
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Daniel Moore
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Having practiced in public schools, inpatient clinical settings, and outpatient mental health clinics, I have experience working with children, families, and young adults struggling with behavioral challenges, anxiety, and depression. I also work at a transgender health clinic providing support to local trans and gender diverse community members of all ages.
(978) 480-6265
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Boston, MA 02199
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James Lenfesty LMHC/Charisma Counseling
MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am a seasoned therapist who has worked with a wide array of clients, giving me an a unique perspective and ability to help a variety of people. My specialties are: LGBT + individuals, and individuals who are struggling with anxiety issues, relationship problems, lack of coping skills, substance use, and religious trauma. My desire to help you achieve personal goals and sharpen skills that will help you succeed in navigating life's challenges.
(617) 958-8102
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Office is near:
Boston, MA 02114
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Gabrielle Arias
Counselor, LMHC, RDT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a queer Latiné who uses she/her and they/them pronouns.
Are you an adolescent or adult seeking support for mood, anxiety, or identity struggles? Do you need extra guidance on ways to manage symptoms that are getting in the way of school, work, home, or relationships? Have you been questioning your sexuality, gender, or romantic orientation and are looking for a queer competent provider to help you navigate those complicated dynamics? Are you managing difficult life transitions? If any of this sounds like you or your loved one, know that you're not alone and you've come to the right place!
(978) 945-3812
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Boston, MA 02134
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