LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Birmingham, MI

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Photo of Christina Gallardo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Birmingham, MI
Christina Gallardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
I specialize in working with LGBTQ + folks and those struggling with substance use.
Do you wake up every morning promising yourself that today will be the day you figure out what you need to feel better, only to lay your head down at night exhausted from repeating the same patterns? Are you stuck in a cycle of anxiety or depression and feel like you are just trying to get through each day? You don’t have to be alone in your pain any longer. Healing and happiness are possible with the help of therapy. As your therapist, I will walk alongside you and together we will examine the roadblocks in your life, identify the skills and tools you need to make changes, and use them to create a happier, fuller life.
(248) 453-6313 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Steven Nakisher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
He also specializes in working with the LGBTQIA + community.
Dr. Nakisher offers a practical approach in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere to help clients gain insight, make lasting changes in life and "get out your own way". He works particularly well with people who have previously experienced therapy as unhelpful. Dr. Nakisher also works a business consultant to major corporations, improving business through human capital.
(312) 626-5648 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Lynn Walsh
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified
I work with Couples, Adults and Adolescents, and offer Parent Psychoeducation to assist and support parenting across the developmental span & with LGBTQ support/resource.
Where would you like to see yourself and your relationships? Would you like to build assertiveness, comfortably express your wants and needs? Recover from anxiety, depression, people pleasing or self defeating behaviors? Reconnect with your partner, improve communication, increase intimacy? We will focus on challenges that are specific to you and your life for both immediate and long term growth and relief. In our sessions you’ll receive unconditional support and develop insight, learn effective coping skills, decrease anxiety and depression, develop boundaries, increase assertiveness in healthy ways that yield results.
(947) 282-9390 
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Birmingham, MI 48012
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Gregory Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, QMPH
Verified
Are you struggling with your sexual orientation and/or gender identity? Do feel isolated within the LGBTQIA community? Are your mental health symptoms (i.e. depression, anxiety, mood instability, insomnia, addiction, low self-esteem, poor body image) holding you back from fulfilling your dreams? Is trauma/PTSD ruining your life and your relationships? Do you often wonder how to help yourself? You may feel alone, isolated and withdrawn. Your challenges are not insurmountable! There is real help and the biggest step is to ask. There is no shame in asking for help. Be free from addiction, mental health and relationship struggles.
(248) 290-8082 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Rachel Zager
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I specialize in working with depression and anxiety, LGBTQ + issues, pregnancy/post partum/ante-partum/infertility, life’s transitions, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorders, and chronic illness.
I have been providing counseling services to children, adolescents and adults for over 20 years. I am deeply committed to helping you navigate life's stressors and crises. Often we are unhappy because of things occuring in our lives that we believe are out of our control. I believe in empowering people to make the changes necessary to lead happier and more fulfillling lives.
(248) 440-7535 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Melinda Abernathy-Pippel
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
I have extensive experience working with bereavement, panic attacks, OCD, sexual abuse and LGBTQ issues.
Are anxiety and depression ruling your life? Is everyday a struggle? I am a licensed counselor with experience who can transform your life for the better. I work with clients facing intimate relationship issues, bereavement, severe anxiety and depression. I am compassionate and possess the tools to create positive change in your life. I come from the perspective that everyone has a story to tell and deserves a place where it can be safely heard. My mission is to work with clients in a highly attuned and deeply caring way. I am also trained in EMDR for clients with trauma to help bring balance to their lives.
(248) 714-0755 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Elana Gottfried
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST
Verified
I am an LGBT Ally, and am culturally sensitive to those practicing/observing religion (and how that may affect sexuality and orientation).
If you are struggling with sexual issues, particularly in areas of pelvic pain, low desire, difficulty reaching orgasm, or erectile dysfunction, I may be able to help you. I have experience with treating these issues and have seen many successful cases resolve through sex therapy. I see both individuals and couples. I also work with anxiety and depression, post traumatic stress resulting from sexual abuse.
(248) 327-3687 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Jeff Gruber
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
I have over 21 years of mental health experience with a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the MiSPP and Master of Arts Degree from the UDM in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in addiction studies. I provide Compassionate and Individualized treatment. My approach to therapy is eclectic utilizing a variety of modalities, including psychodynamic, solution focused, insight orientated. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and geriatrics seeking treatment for anxiety, depression, health issues, divorce, life transitions, stress, LGBT + issues, parent training, couples counseling, and consultation.
(248) 809-5454 
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Birmingham, MI 48012
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Tricia Lugger
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
I work with a diverse clientele of individuals on grief/bereavement, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, life changes, childhood and adult trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual abuse, substance abuse and sexuality issues ( LGBTQ ).
The single most important factor in successful psychotherapy is the relationship between patient and therapist; effective therapy starts from the moment of contact. If you feel unsure, please call and talk with me about setting up your first appointment.
(248) 461-3642 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Joyce Pearlman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified
I have had extensive experience working with adolescents who are experiencing questions and concerns about their identify, social anxiety, academic school performance problems, learning problems, family conflict, inter-personal relationship problems and gender concerns. I work with LGBT teenagers and adults.
(248) 438-5221 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Joe Kort
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, MSW
Verified
org) since 2000 and completed Level 1 of World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
Do you love your partner but are not "in love" with them? Do you struggle with sexual addiction/out-of-control sexual behaviors (OCSB), thoughts or fantasies? Do you wonder if your relationship will make it after cheating or other conflicts? Is sexual performance a struggle for you as a man or woman? Learn effective communication skills to find your way back to your partner. Your problems may feel big and overwhelming to you now, and I can help you see that they are manageable. Come and find your way to a healthy way of living that is right for you!
(248) 792-0314 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Sarah Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PLLC
Verified
I'm LGBTQIA +, Kink, and Poly informed and aware.
I am a compassionate therapist who excels at helping clients achieve their own personal goals, whether it be reducing feelings of depression and anxiety, improving family and marital relationships, or increasing overall life satisfaction. I approach therapy with nonjudgemental kindness and a concern for my clients' well-being.
(313) 251-2517 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Gail M. Singer
Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified
If you are looking to make changes in your life, I provide a supportive environment where you will be heard. I have experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, career issues, grief and loss, self-esteem, and establishing and maintaining healthier relationships with those around you. Together, we will explore what brings you to therapy at this time, set attainable goals, and agree on an approach that’s tailored to suit your needs – whether through traditional talk therapy, art therapy, or life coaching. My focus is on assisting individuals to learn new skills, better coping strategies, and develop their own objective outer ear.
(248) 534-1150 
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Birmingham, MI 48012
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Jessica Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CST, ACS
Verified
As a sex therapist I focus on working with couples that are experiencing issues related to sexual wellbeing. This is inclusive of sexual function, sexual distress, and sexual satisfaction.
(586) 281-9401 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Rumi Teneva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW CL, MSW, MBACP , HCPC
Verified
Feeling anxious, depressed, stressed out, stuck? It takes courage and strength to recognize that sometimes life becomes too difficult to bear alone but realizing you need help is the right step towards change. I can provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and respectful environment where you can understand and work through your difficulties and develop to reach your fullest potential. I will help you to explore the roots of your problems and rethink the issues that are holding you back so you can understand yourself and your behavior. I have over 18 years of clinical experience, having practiced in Detroit, London (UK), and New York.
(718) 619-4646 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Dr. Susan Birndorf
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified
Choosing to see a therapist is not always an easy decision. It is often hard to imagine sharing difficult, painful or shameful feelings with a stranger. Choosing to see a therapist is also a brave decision, filled with possibility. As an experienced clinical psychologist, I believe that therapy is most effective when it is a collaborative effort, in which client and therapist work together to know and understand the strengths and challenges that confront the client every day. Therapy is the work of knowing oneself and then setting out to manage these discoveries effectively.
(248) 227-2117 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Mark McMillan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
***Currently offering both in-person and Telehealth appointments *** At McMillan Behavioral Health and Addiction Services (MBHS), gaining your respect and trust is our first goal. We understand that no matter the issues you are currently navigating, we can work together to equip you with the necessary tools and skills to face and overcome these challenges together. If you’re struggling with non-addiction issues, we want you to know that gaining your trust is also our first priority. We can help you learn the behavioral health skills necessary to improve your mood and your life overall!
(248) 422-0891 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Haley Ann Dorion (Openings This Week-Online Only)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
You’re defeated, broken, and feeling trapped in your past. Life has not been easy for you and along the way you seem to have lost who you are. The trauma you have experienced is affecting you daily, making you feel helpless. Unable to love yourself you struggle to set and maintain boundaries. The pressure to please others is exhausting and you can't seem to find balance or support in your life. Your history of abuse triggers you to impulsively react- rather than logically respond during difficult situations. You’re looking for guidance to process through all the baggage, uncertainty, and stress.
(248) 916-0295 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Kathleen A. McCarthy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Whether you are struggling with relationship difficulties, are unsatisfied with work, or don't believe that you are living up to your potential-I can help. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or feel overwhelmed by your life. As your therapist, I will help you to develop solutions to your problems in a way that is respectful of who you are. My hope is that you will leave treatment feeling better, with more self-understanding, and the ability to create new solutions for yourself. I look forward to hearing from you.
(248) 764-5731 
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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Alexandra Crosson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, C-IAYT
Verified
Chronic illness, grief, addiction, disordered eating, trauma, can leave us with a sense of hopelessness, frustration and a hyper-vigilant/hypo-vigilant nervous system. Utilizing evidence based interventions, we can rewire the nervous system, unlock your value system, shift and exchange coping skills to find neurtrality, while exploring barriers and patterns of emotions, behaviors or thoughts, while creating space to increase and motivation and willingness towards your goals. Resiliency, perseverance, and hope are essential to healing, and I look forward to helping establish, build or repair your unique foundation of healing.
(248) 721-9887 
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Birmingham, MI 48009


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