LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

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Jeannette Craigfeld
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in working with anxiety, LGBTQ + issues, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship concerns. I work particularly well with clients who struggle with being compassionate towards themselves and need a space to understand and embrace their authentic selves so they can pursue what they truly value in life.
(240) 339-6268 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Arvin Sanders
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Do you ever feel like no one really listens to you or understands you? Are you a person of color or a part of the LGBTQIA + community and feel discriminated against or rejected? Life comes with many challenges and while you may try your hardest to beat those challenges but sometimes you need a little help. So how can I help? My goal is to assist you with self-discovery, self-healing, and empowerment to face life head-on. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents with of various racial identities and/or sexual identities.
(240) 823-4508 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Pride Therapy DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
More than your Therapist -Your Biographer-- In sharing your story- you can get Perspective , Power and Peace. LGBTQ - Supportive Therapy-providing a empathetic ear and concrete solutions. Whether your struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues- or not being in one -you don't have to do it alone. Has your kid or spouse come out as Transgender , Lesbian Bisexual or Gay , HIV+ and have questions I have helped many others like you and have trained thousands of Healthcare Providers on how to be more clinically competent and sensitive in their care. Lets do the work together!
(202) 899-8456 
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
Not accepting new clients
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Kris Oseth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LPCC, CPT
Verified
I work with clients of all backgrounds, while specializing in following areas: LGBTQ +, Transgender /Gender-Diverse/Non-binary transitioning process and identity; kink/poly/non-monogamous relationships, sex work, substance use/misuse – goals for sobriety/recovery or harm reduction, out of control sexual behavior, anxiety/trauma, Personal Training, EMDR.
I will work with you to illuminate the meaning of your experience and help you practice greater self-acceptance. Therapy goals/counseling/education will be tailored to your unique needs. I may show you how to change your behavior by using Mindfulness/changing your thoughts, recovery/harm reduction tools to address substance use, guidance/education/resources for exploring sexual orientation/gender identity/transitioning/coming out, provide couples/individual work for better communication in relationships, and/or I can apply EMDR/somatic-based approaches for trauma/anxiety and even substance using/behavioral urges.
(202) 759-8060 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Thomas J Coughlin
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
I work with trans /gender expansive/non binary clients to reach their goals in transition, be they internal awareness and acceptance, social, medical and/or legal avenues by offering support, connection to other helpful resources, advocating for health care, and writing letters of support for gender affirming medical care, if part of their personal journey.
Sometimes creating or maintaining a happy, satisfying life requires help. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I will listen and engage you in ways that support a life of balance, healing & growth as you move toward a better and more authentic you. Though my practice is not limited to work with the LGBTQ population, I have years of experience working with this community especially trans /gender expansive/non binary individuals. I am credentialed through the WPATH GEI certification program. More info: https://www.wpath.org/about-gei
(202) 738-5456 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Robyn S. Zeiger
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
(301) 825-5154 
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Silver Spring, MD 20903
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer L. Braveman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to make changes and are not sure how? You don’t have to do it alone! Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, struggles related to being LGBTQIA + in a cis-het world, parenting challenges, relationship issues, spiritual questions or any big life transitions, I will walk with you on your journey and I will give you tools that will help you find relief. My goal is for you to feel heard, understood and empowered. My style is collaborative, warm, holistic and practical.
(240) 704-9121 
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
Offers online therapy
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Steve Geishecker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, ACSW
Verified
I have expertise working with the LGBTQ + community.
Feeling depressed, confused, anxious? Let's talk about how I might be able to help. Creating a safe and supportive space is an important foundation for a good partnership in therapy. Rest assured that you will be entering the therapeutic process without judgment and with unconditional positive regard. I approach therapy as a collaborative process of exploration with the goal of achieving greater self-awareness and the ability to manage life in better balance. Good chemistry and a healthy rapport are essential elements in creating a meaningful working relationship.
(202) 759-4002 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
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Molly McCracken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
My intention is to create a warm, fun, non-judgmental space where my clients can learn to get to know and accept themselves. In our work, you will be in charge and I will support you in setting and achieving your goals. I provide SOLEY teletherapy, which means that I am able to work with clients across the state. I work with youth and adults who are struggling to cope with issues including anxiety, negative body image, self-esteem, depression, family conflict, and navigating LGBTQIA + identities.
(301) 234-8422 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
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Achieving Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Therapists within this practice are active participants within the LGBTQ community who specialize in an array of mental wellness needs from the LGBTQ perspective.
Achieving Joy's counseling boutique is created to improve the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the LGBTQ community. Our counselor's are diverse, licensed and are active participants within the community. We provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, complete pre-marital counseling, and create action steps to reach your life goals. We also provide group counseling, workshops, and annual conferences. Our purpose is to help you create a plan of action to achieve your joy.
(301) 691-3874 
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
Offers online therapy
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Melvin Cauthen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
My scope of work includes but is not limited to; depression, anxiety, gay and lesbian issues, relationship concerns, and conflict resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. I work with individuals and couples to address their concerns and strengthen their relationships. My practice is focused on motivated, interactive communication. I will work with you to achieve the solutions to the problems that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that you want to be. Together, we will develop a plan for change, growth and acceptance.
(202) 499-7607 
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
Not accepting new clients
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Cara Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I believe every person has the ability to grow and transform. I believe that we can best do so when accompanied compassionately along our journeys. Through increasing self-awareness, cultivating our inner and external resources, and understanding the interconnected influences of mind and body in our daily lives, we can transform through painful times and arrive into greater and deeper capacity for relationships to ourselves and with others. I specialize in working with adults through trauma healing, grief and loss (including that of beloved animals), LGBTQIA + identities and relationships, depression/anxiety, and life transitions.
 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Darby Integrative Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCADAS
Verified
Our practice is allied with our communities including the: LGBTQIA +, minority and immigrant, and kink/poly.
*Currently accepting new clients at Darby Integrative Counseling, LLC, and we are offering in-person and/or video sessions to accommodate your needs during the COVID crisis.* We welcome you to the next courageous step on your journey walking through life's challenges. Are you struggling with fear, grief, sadness, anxiety, or stress? Have anger, shame or guilt been preventing you from the joys of life? Do your relationships at home or work feel strained? Let us awaken your best self and find solutions for the problems you face on your path to wellness.
(301) 945-7306 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Janice Fain Dean
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
I enjoy working with women and men; with LGBT individuals; and a special interest is working with musicians, artists, writers, and others exploring the creative process.
Kindness, unconditional acceptance, and deep listening: these are the basis of my work. If you are looking for someone who will connect with you, understand your particular life or work situation, and help you find and use your strengths to create more calm, better communication, more ease and love in your life, contact me. I always begin with deep listening, to help people find their own inner resources and build wellbeing. My office is fully accessible.
(301) 679-7886 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Thomas Tsakounis
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, RH(AHG)
Verified
Relationships and intimacy require work and attention; I’d like to help you with that work, building a road to a more fulfilled future. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice. I work with the LGBTQIA + community and people, (individuals, two or more), interested in learning more about developing stronger emotional connections with themselves and their partner(s), exploring ethical non-monogamy and kink, stimulating love and desire, building communication skills around sex and intimacy, and exploring sexual confidence, eroticism, and self-esteem.
(301) 744-8737 
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
Offers online therapy
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Kelli A Cronin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
My primary speciality is compassionate & competent care for transgender , non-binary, and queer individuals, including all identities under the LGBTQIA + umbrella.
MAY 2021: CURRENTLY FULL My intention is for you to feel safe bringing all parts of yourself into our sessions. All of you - all feelings, all identities - are welcome. Only in a relationship of relative safety & non-judgement can growth happen. I maintain that YOU are the expert on you and as such I take a client-centered, collaborative, and relational approach to therapy. I will use our relationship, my experience, and YOUR insight & self-knowing, as well as appropriate tools & techniques. I will ask about your goals, challenges, strengths, and what has worked for you in the past. Your care will be as individual as you are.
(567) 275-0964 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
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Lorraine Biros
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I have a laid-back style and focus on creating safe space. My approach is pretty eclectic. Although my primary work is with the LGBTQ community--I have a strong LGBT and social justice background--it is not exclusive. I enjoy working with people willing to push their boundaries and learn about themselves. I also enjoy working with people exploring all kinds of creativity. I focus on what you see as your strengths. Building on those strengths makes the most sense to me when working with you.
(301) 747-1973 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Laurie Wevers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
LGBTQ + ally.
Are you looking for a soft, authentic space to land with what life has dealt you? You will find it here. I have worked with a variety of people with issues such as religious abuse, anxiety, depression, TRAUMA, faith of origin doubts, partners/children of narcissists, relationship issues, sexuality and faith, abuse, singleness, and spiritual issues. I specialize in trauma-healing work with individuals surrounding a variety of issues. I love working with people who are disillusioned with God/church and are looking for a new way to look at his/her own spirituality with curiousity and openness. Licensed: MN, CA, VA, MD, DC. BIPOC ally.
(651) 433-6276 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Jose Varela
Counselor, LCPC, CCTP
Verified
I'm experienced in supporting school-related concerns, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, LGBTQ +.
It's never easy opening up to someone. It's never easy talking about what really matters most. I am multilingual (English, Portuguese and conversational Spanish). My experiences living in Africa, Europe and the USA (moved here in 1997) have fostered my keen appreciation for various teaching, learning, and developmental approaches to counseling/therapy. My counseling style is direct, compassionate and interactive. I believe the most critical aspect of therapy requires a therapist to go beyond just sitting and listening. I believe in establishing trust in order to truly be able to have a positive impact.
(301) 804-2533 x710 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Martina E. Efodzi
Counselor, MDiv, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LCPC
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Are your emotions, or a complicated relationship, weighing you down? Are you interested in finding creative solutions to your problems? If so, then perhaps counseling, art therapy, or some combination of the two, might be right for you! I offer a supportive and non-judgmental space where you will learn how to take charge of your thoughts, emotions and actions while practicing better self-care and improving insight. My areas of expertise include: trauma, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, depression, anxiety, multicultural and LGBTQ + concerns, existential dilemmas, spirituality and grief and loss.
(202) 759-2328 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Silver Spring. 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.