LGBTQ+ Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Amy Kirby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I’m passionate about supporting LGBTQIA + people who want to improve their lives, work through deeper issues, and live authentically. As a non-binary and queer clinician, I know exactly how essential it is to have a safe, affirming space to do this work. My therapeutic style is warm, direct, and collaborative and my clinical specialties include exploration of gender expression, identity, or transition, sexuality, relationships and attachment, and neurodivergent identities. If you are struggling with feelings of shame, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, or experiencing discrimination or oppression - you are absolutely not alone.
(410) 413-3511
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Baltimore, MD 21214
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Franny Parent
Psychological Associate, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a queer therapist, uplifting these voices in conversations of mental health is an ethical and personal responsibility.
To be your therapist is to be your collaborator in honoring the power of your feelings. I believe you to be the expert on your Self, and will work with you to navigate stressors and challenges specific to your experience. Together, we will develop and work towards your goals with compassion, empowerment, and insight-oriented dialogue. I emphasize the interconnectedness of the mind and the body, the values of neurodiversity, and the importance of both safe and brave spaces.
(443) 396-2178
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Baltimore, MD 21210
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Dr. Michael Marquez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
As a queer , Latinx cisgender man, it is my passion to support my LGBTQIA + and POC community in our own collective liberation. Too often counseling can feel like a non-inclusive space, and my work has focused on providing a healing space where clients feel comfortable being their genuine selves, free from judgment and guilt. Sometimes it feels like many of us move through our day wearing a mask to “fit in,” which is a heavy burden to bear. Together we can work towards removing this mask by helping you tap into what already lies within you - a bit of authenticity, a splash of self-compassion, and a healthy dose of empowerment.
(667) 206-6284
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Baltimore, MD 21211
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Jessie Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Life is hard, and we are not born knowing all the answers. Many challenges are thrown our way and it's up to us to find our way through life as best we can. Life can have us feeling stuck, helpless, and confused. I approach therapy as an opportunity to provide others a safe non-judgemental space to learn about themselves, grow, and address challenges that may impact the way we interact with and feel about the world. As a queer -identified therapist, I am passionate about providing care to individuals who are questioning or identify on the LGBTQIA2S+ spectrum.
(443) 727-1521
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Baltimore, MD 21202
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John Flannery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
Verified
As a clinician with many years of experience working with students and their families in the public and non-public school systems, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. As a solution-focused, and strengths-based therapist, I enjoy helping my clients with goal setting, distress tolerance, coping skills, social skills, and learning to navigate life with a solid plan for success. I specialize in mood disorders, depression, behavioral issues, ADHD, LGBTQ + issues with a particular focus on gender dysphoria, and developing a healthy sense of self outside the gender binary.
(443) 486-3303
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Baltimore, MD 21212
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Ryan Shea
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am currently accepting new patients for online video therapy (Telehealth)! I work with children, adolescents, and adults with concerns including depression, anxiety, identity concerns, adjustment and life transitions, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I am particularly passionate about my LGBTQ work, both in and out of therapy.
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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Mary McKelvie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MA
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with neurodivergent and queer , trans , and gender-variant individuals.
I am a psychotherapist with clinical and academic training in social work and women’s and gender studies. My work stems from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and critical social work perspective, and centers on collective relationship building. My approach to therapy is relational at its core and recognizes our need for connectivity with other beings, with ourselves, and with our environments. I have a warm and eclectic approach to therapy and use various methods to help support my clients.
(301) 360-4349
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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Derron Garvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with; managing chronic medical conditions, grief and loss, palliative care, advanced care planning, mood disorders, and LGBTQ + focused support.
The recent years have been exceptionally stressful and full of anxiety for many of us. We can all use therapeutic support to navigate life's transitions, family issues, medical illness, and also grief (to name a few). Having a safe space to process our innermost thoughts and feelings can be a big first step in working towards change. My main goal in treatment is to create a space where clients can be their true selves, express their true feelings, and gain true insight.
(240) 775-2452
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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Selima Jumarali
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a queer , Indo-Caribbean, Muslim femme of color, my practice is shaped by Black feminist scholars and disability justice activists.
Therapy with me is a warm, interactive space to feel holistically seen, deeply heard, and vulnerably held. I support clients with: navigating an oppressive world with multiple marginalized identities; understanding your trauma and developing new coping strategies for your triggers; setting boundaries and expressing your feelings and needs in interpersonal relationships (familial, romantic, and platonic); exploring your gender and/or sexual identity and finding community; developing self-compassion and self-acceptance; moving through, and growing around, grief; and taking the next steps in your academic or career journey.
(877) 893-5480
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Baltimore, MD 21286
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Michael Saferin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC, CCPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Further, Michael specializes in Military issues as well as LGBTQA related issues and men's issues.
Finding the right therapist can be challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Are you looking to make the leap towards overall self improvement? Do you feel like your marriage or relationship is not going anywhere, but you love the person you are with? As a mental health counselor, Michael can offer you an affordable option for therapy in a safe, welcoming, and warm environment all in the comfort of your home via telehealth. Specific areas of interest include working with men who are struggling with identity, depression, sexual issues and anxiety. Michael also has experience working with mixed-orientation marriages.
(443) 331-5768
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Baltimore, MD 21221
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Abimelec Torres Serrano
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I know that making the decision to start therapy can be a intimidating, but life is too short to wait. This is the right time. I’m a bilingual therapist with a strong interest in working with young adults who identify as LGBTQ + and other minorities, professionals in the health care industry or first responders, and those who are struggling with life transitions, and change. I love the work I do. We all deserve to be appreciated for who we are, to have a safe space to explore and express our emotions, to learn about who we are and to grow… It is a privilege to create that space for others and to be part of their transformation.
(410) 376-8252
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Baltimore, MD 21287
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Adrienne Kilby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I’m passionate about working with queer and trans people, and those recovering from stigmatizing religious backgrounds.
Do you want to develop inner peace and healthier relationships, but worry you will never overcome painful feelings from your past? I help people struggling with anxiety, depression, shame/guilt, low self-esteem, and relationship conflicts. We can work together to uncover and heal the roots of challenging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can find joy in a life that you live according to your values.
(443) 241-0639
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Baltimore, MD 21214
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Amber Hager
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Supporting the LGBTQ + community is my therapeutic strength and passion and I provide affirming individual and relationship therapy. Authenticity, congruence, and acceptance are foundations in my work and I am here to help you navigate the concerns that are bringing you to therapy with a warm and open style, sprinkled with humor and compassionate challenge. I can assist you in improving your relationship with yourself, partners, and family by gaining insight into interpersonal patterns, anxieties, and/or trauma responses that may be impacting relationships.
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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Bethany Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CAPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a clinical social worker who specializes in working with LGBTQ youth, adolescents, adults and families. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who are navigating their sexuality and/or gender identity, as well as providing family therapy to families of LGBTQ members. I also work with families/partners to help them support their loved ones in their transition, adjust to change, and handle any challenges.
(667) 213-5623
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Baltimore, MD 21211
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Jen Hodo-Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am dedicated to supporting gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD), providing LGBTQIA and kink affirming care.
I have a collaborative and integrative approach to therapy that builds on each individual's inherent strengths, respecting self-determination, and being mindful of the impact of intersectional identities on mental health. I work to provide affirming and generative care with warmth and humor.
(410) 835-4442
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Baltimore, MD 21211
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Marybeth Mareski
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I focus on Queer and Trans individuals, those struggling with depression and anxiety, and people who have endured complex trauma. I like to serve clients who do not see themselves represented in the mainstream, who feel like outsiders, who struggle to fit in, and who endure challenges forming and maintaining enduring relationships with friends and intimate partners. I help sensitive individuals who feel deeply the fear and instability of our current climate find dignity and peace through the easing of suffering and the strengthening of relationships.
(410) 504-1340
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Baltimore, MD 21230
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Sarah Webber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a sex positive, gender and LGBTQIA + affirming therapist I enjoy working with individuals and couples facing a multitude of different life challenges.
I am here to create a safe and trusting environment that allows clients to unload their thoughts and emotions. Empowering them in a genuine, straightforward, and relaxed atmosphere to step into the brave space where they are able to find their truth, speak it, and live it. My integrative approach is tailored to each client. During this process the client learns how to accept where they are in this moment. Then identifying and making changes to get to where they want to be. This allows them to free themselves from the persistent negative thoughts and societal pressures holding them back from living the life they have always wanted.
(240) 213-9338
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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Zachariah Aaron
Psychological Associate, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My specific clinical interests include gender and sexuality identity exploration, gender-affirming care, and the intersection between queer identity and neurodiversity.
My aim in therapy is to identify what is most important to you, and help you live in a way that is more consistent with what you find meaningful, what gives you a sense of purpose, and what helps you feel content. To accomplish this, I approach therapy from a person-centered perspective, which means that I believe in working together to promote positive behaviors, emotions, and attitudes that best suit your values and holistic wellbeing. As a therapist, I recognize my own imperfection, and I will incorporate feedback from you along our therapy journey to explore alternative perspectives and adjust treatment as necessary.
(443) 412-8954
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Baltimore, MD 21210
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Brittany Spencer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I support individuals & couples navigating, trauma within family of origin, high demand job stress, LGBTQIA concerns, nontraditional relationship support, BIPOC support, sexual health, life transitions.
NOT accepting NEW couples until early-mid December 2022...Therapy, we all have been given different messages (good & bad) about what it “means” to utilize it. In case no one has told you lately, seeking therapy does not mean something is wrong with you. Rather you are new to therapy and wondering what to discuss in session or have intermittently done therapy, I work to ensure my clients therapeutic journey is catered to meet their wants and needs.
(202) 759-6027
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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Gianna Rico
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
Verified
As a queer , body positive, sex positive clinician, I want you to know that there's no pressure to act a certain way in therapy.
I believe that we already hold the knowledge and power to heal within ourselves. But what happens if we don’t have the support or courage to do so on our own? That’s where I come in! As your therapist, my goal is to support you on your pathway to healing- whatever that may look like to you. Shame, body image, grief, anxiety, 2SLGBTQ+ concerns, relationship struggles, and children and youth navigating gender identity are all areas of focus in my work. I have a particular interest in supporting those considering conceiving/gestating. Taking that step can feel scary and polarizing in our binary filled world.
(410) 671-0404
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Baltimore, MD 21211
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What type of Baltimore 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, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Baltimore?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.