LGBTQ+ Therapists in Salem, MA

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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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Salem, MA 01970
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Erica Donahue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with therapists/caregivers, LGBTQIA +, those looking for a deeper exploration of thoughts and feelings, & those on a spiritual path of healing.
Welcome! I love what I do, and have been supporting spaces of healing through the psychotherapeutic arts for 10 years. I work with clients who come from many different backgrounds, and who have a wide variety of needs. I offer supports for children, teens or adults- for individuals, couples and/or families. I am a best clinical fit for those seeking to enrich their relationships and lives with more depth and meaning. I also provide clinical supervision to other therapists. I serve both MA and RI. (Please note that at this time, I am not accepting insurance. However, I am accepting a limited number of virtual clients via private pay)
(401) 240-1761
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Salem, MA 01970
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Lee Fuoco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
**I am not accepting new clients at this time** I am a trained family therapist and a strengths-based, solution-focused clinician practicing via a social justice lens. I have a clinical specialty with people 12 and older on the LGBTQIA + spectrum, specifically with individuals looking for support through medical gender transition. I am a queer -identified professional, which drives and informs my passion to work with LQBTQIA+ populations. Pronouns: she/her/hers. https://leefuoco.com/
(617) 209-1964
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Salem, MA 01970
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Allison Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I work specifically with queer and trans adults who may be struggling with a range of problems including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and relationship challenges.
Therapy can be a space that empowers you to discover and explore helpful and meaningful ways to respond to the challenges you are up against. It can support you in realizing and remembering your knowledges, skills, and triumphs that may have gone unnoticed or forgotten. I strive to listen intently, offer curiosity, and support you in reclaiming your joy, values, and hopes from the harm that you may have experienced. I am committed to the work of knowing and understanding you in the ways that you want to be known and understood. I will work to create a space that honors your agency and affirms your identity.
(978) 878-3927
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Salem, MA 01970
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Skeetz Edinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in working with families, couples, and individuals, especially (but certainly not limited to) LGBTQ + couples and families.
I strive to empower the people that I work with. I believe that the people that I work with are more of an expert on their own lives and experiences than anyone else is. My aim is to provide a space for people's unique strengths and gifts to emerge. I have extensive experience in working with diverse individuals, relationships, and families, and I strive to ensure that everyone feels heard and validated.
(281) 712-7116
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Salem, MA 01970
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Patrick M. Szafran
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I am committed to providing LGBTQIA and neurodiverse affirmative individual and family therapy.
Everyone deserves to experience joy & fulfillment in life & relationships, including you! At the foundation of my approach is a strong connection between two people that is based on mutual safety, trust, & genuine care. Within this relationship, I am my authentic self by bringing my warmth, dedication, & quirky personality that often puts folks at ease & enables them to more compassionately understand their true selves, strengths & imperfections in all. Through this process of self-exploration, people I work with learn to more honestly attend to & express their emotions, which leads to greater self-acceptance & consequently freedom from self-doubt & low self-esteem.
(339) 210-1041
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Salem, MA 01970
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Sean P Daughtry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I welcome individuals who are gay , lesbian , or bisexual , including those questioning or seeking help adjusting to leading more open, fulfilled lives with however they identify themselves.
I collaborate with adults as they heal from trauma, anxiety, loss, depression or any number of matters leaving them feeling ineffective. I will join with you to identify and transform painful obstacles, arising from past and/or present challenges, which hinder you from making healthy changes. Drawing from Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy and making frequent use of EMDR, we will journey together to access your core nature, the Self, more spontaneously. This leads to clarity and calm over challenges you face, resulting in heightened creativity and effectiveness with problem solving, relationship building, and goal attainment.
(617) 390-7659
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Salem, MA 01970
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Aditi Ahlawat
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
Some common concerns that I've worked with clients on are: anxiety management; depression and mood regulation; work and career stress; self doubt & insecurity; emerging adulthood; impact of racial prejudice; immigration related stressors; LGBTQIA + affirming counseling.
In life we all encounter times where we are unexpectedly thrown off balance and I commend you for taking this brave step in seeking support and resolution for your concerns. Therapy can offer a supportive and confidential space where you can develop insight into your experiences, gain resources for regulating stress and other overwhelming feelings and weave new patterns of relating to yourself and others in your life. I provide therapy that is interpersonally oriented, affirming and culturally responsive. Together, we will work to set goals and build coping skills that will help you navigate the changes and challenges of life.
(978) 487-6272
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Salem, MA 01970
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Arlene Small
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADCI
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Therapist with 16 years of experience in the field of Mental Health and Addiction Treatment. I enjoy working with Adults, Children and Adolescents, LGBTQ Population, as well as Couples and Families where substance use is creating challenges. I find it is important to provide clients with Evidenced-Based Treatment and Individualized Treatment plans that are Solution Focused. Seeking therapy can be difficult; I will provide you with a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment to ensure your comfort.
(978) 300-8936
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Salem, MA 01970
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Matt Stella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DiplPW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is LGBTQ -affirmative, and welcomes diversity of all kinds.
Hello and welcome. My name is Matt Stella, and my goal is to reconnect you to the wisdom and depth in your life that make all problems workable. In fact, the worst symptoms and problems that we wrestle with often hold the seed for growth and transformation. Working with adults, couples, and men's groups, my life’s work is to facilitate transformation out of all forms of suffering. Part of my work is to serve male survivors of sexual abuse or assault. (See MenHealing.org) When needed, I use EMDR to address and heal the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect for adults of all genders.
(617) 249-3054
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Salem, MA 01970
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Sarah E. Keenan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Beneficial therapy is founded upon a strong relationship between the therapist and the client. There is something healing about connecting with another person, about being seen, about feeling understood. With each of my clients, I work to create a warm relationship where they know they will be met with respect and empathy. I also recognize that for some people, especially people with non-dominant cultural identities, mental health care has not always felt welcoming. With that in mind, I work to provide a space where everyone can experience a sense of belonging and feel safe being their full selves. I am LGBTQIA + affirming.
(978) 228-2763
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Salem, MA 01970
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Alex Baker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Baker works with children and adolescents, providing services to youth and families struggling with academic problems, family issues, mood regulation, and social challenges. His areas of interest include: family systems, trauma, LGBT groups, mindfulness, defiant behaviors, depression, social conflict, and incorporating psychological testing data into a comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Baker's primary treatment approach is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which blends acceptance and change-oriented strategies to address chronic patterns of dysregulation to create more fulfilling lives.
(978) 581-1474 x141
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Salem, MA 01970
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Krissy Goodman
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, LMFT, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with couples, families, individual adults, and transgender youth on issues such as anxiety and depression, ADHD, and mood disorders and have worked extensively with artists, professional athletes, and entrepreneurs.
Many people come to therapy feeling stuck or trapped in patterns of behavior or relating, and often hopeless about freeing themselves from these patterns. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and that we, therapist and client, can work together to become aware of these recurring themes, restore hope, and formulate a pathway to alter whatever is holding you back from having the life you want. This work involves sifting through the past to create the relationships, career, and life clients seek.
(339) 201-5048
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Salem, MA 01970
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Traci M Parsons
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Working with clients is not only my job, its my passion. I work with individuals, families and couples. I work with clients who experience, depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBT issues, marriage and family issue. If we speak on the phone and I do not feel I am skilled in your area of need, I will be happy to try to refer you to another therapist.
(978) 925-3397
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Salem, MA 01970
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Jay Nakhai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
This has been the driving force behind my business and my focus has been working with persons across the lifespan who struggle with mood and substance abuse disorders, severe and persistent mental illness, as well as LGBT + topics.
I am the founding executive director/owner of Aeon Counseling & Consulting, a company that empowers individuals and organizations to achieve their missions. I have nurtured my clinical practice independently with Spanish speaking populations for more than a decade and I believe in an approach that is ruthlessly compassionate.
(617) 341-9690
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Salem, MA 01971
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Evan Kravette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with clients in the LGBTQIA + community, as well as supporting those who are newly exploring their gender and/or sexual identities. I also enjoy working with clients who are neurodivergent, and clients with visible and invisible disabilities. My other clinical focuses include trauma, eating disorder recovery from a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, and working with clients with dissociative disorders.
(351) 200-7564
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Salem, MA 01970
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Ilana Marram
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I provide online therapy working with adolescent, young adult, and adult transgender , non-binary, and questioning individuals.
Taking Blue Cross, Aetna, and Out-Of-Network/self-pay clients! Are you questioning your gender? Or just looking for a gender affirming therapist to process feeling burnt out from the last few years (who wouldn't!)? Maybe you're noticing difficulty coping with anxiety, stress, depression and anger. Feeling like it's difficult getting your daily tasks done due to feeling overwhelmed and difficulty saying no to others.
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Kim R. Fonseca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Looking within oneself to fully understand your situation is the best way to move forward, because it helps you develop a comprehensive plan and manageable, achievable goals. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience working with couples, families, adolescents, adults, and children. I graduated from Simmons College of Social Work with a master's degree, and enthusiastically work to help my clients make lasting, visible changes. Together, we can uncover new ways to make meaningful change, by identifying weaknesses and strengths and developing a plan.
(617) 622-5588
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Salem, MA 01970
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Philip C. Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Judy Garland said it best: "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." I help clients with depression, anxiety, self esteem, "stuck-ness" and relationship issues; and specialized concerns with sexual and gender identity, illness & loss. I see every instance in our lives as an opportunity for evolution. I believe in the search for insight, but also developing practical tools for change. I believe in the value of a good laugh, but also keeping ourselves honest. I believe in the importance of hope and integrity, but also managing expectations & resentments so that we can flourish.
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Salem, MA 01970
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Mark A Pooler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking the time today to review my profile. Beginning the process of psychotherapy can feel like a daunting one. Your ability to feel comfortable and at ease with a therapist can only help you to address difficult or painful parts of your life. My patients tell me that they often feel safe and "at home" when they are working with me. I enjoy working with folks who have been suffering from depression, trauma, loss, and substance abuse. Please feel free to call me to talk about scheduling an appointment.
(617) 997-0159
Salem, MA 01970

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What method of therapy is right for me?
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