LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Sarah Saunders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
As an affirming therapist, I specialize in creating a healing space for the LGBTQ + community, as well as allies, family members, and connected individuals.
Building community, living your own truth, and finding wholeness can be difficult -- especially during a pandemic. That is why finding support and affirmation is so important. As a member of the LGBTQ + community with a commitment to antiracism, I am dedicated to providing quality care and creating a welcoming space that fosters courage, healing, and growth. With over 14 years of experience, I am prepared to work together to co-create an authentic plan toward achieving your goals. There is no perfect time to begin, and I welcome each person to come as you are, when you are ready. I provide online therapy to clients in both MI and CT.
(616) 253-6602 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Not accepting new clients
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Amy K Byerley
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Do you feel stuck, lost, or disconnected from the life you had imagined? Perhaps you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship or parenting issues, chronic illness or health concerns, spirituality, loss/grief, or LGBTQ + issues. I individually tailor treatment to each client’s needs and goals, identifying what matters most to you. In therapy, we will work to empower you to take the next steps in the direction of your personal values.
(616) 219-8359 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Offers online therapy
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Benjamin L Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
Hi everyone! My name is Benjamin Hill and I'm a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My goal in therapy is to provide a safe, warm, and inviting space where you are free to truly express yourself and grow into the individual you want to be. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, trauma, and substance use; especially within the LGBTQIA community. Whether you're dealing with the effects of trauma, life transitions, depression, isolation, anxiety, or overwhelm; I'm here to help you work through what life may have placed in front of you.
(616) 319-4766 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
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Ryan Nicholas Kron
PhD, MS
Self-Improvement is scary. Change is terrifying. It’s hard and feels impossible. As a psychologist, I have the expertise necessary to help you/family/children no matter how difficult the change may be. Relationship/Family conflict? Teenager issues? Men stuff? Parenting? Body image issues? Low self-esteem? LGBTQ + matters? I can help you and we can change your concerns to successes! I center my therapy on your Goals building on your strengths & resources. I am real and practical. Your journey to centered and balanced life has begun. We can do this together! Visit thetruismcenter.com/therapist/dr-ryan-kron Chicago sessions virtual only
(616) 300-1518 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Offers online therapy
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Quillian D Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, MSEd, LPC
Verified
Welcome! I am glad you are here. As a mental health professional, I provide support and intervention for a variety of psychological, career, academic, and relational experiences across the lifespan to diverse persons. This includes services to individuals, various partner structures, families, and groups. My work centers on decolonization and destigmatization of mental health services with emphasis on culturally-affirming care. As such, I identify as a LGBTQIA +, Kink, Disability, and Gender Affirming provider. The experiences of marginalized, minoritized, and disenfranchised communities remain at the forefront of my clinical work.
(734) 875-9115 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
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Travis Guerrero
Masters Social Worker, LLMSW
Verified
For many of us who have felt different, including those in the LGBTQIA +, we live with the collective trauma of existing in a system that isn’t built for us to thrive as our authentic selves. My hope is that through our collaboration we will be able to explore and identify the experiences and traumas that have led you to seek therapy services, understand how these problem areas don’t impact what is the most obvious, but also understand that sometimes these problems go much deeper, and lastly work through the things we discover to help you push through the discomfort to empower you to live authentically.
(269) 367-2671 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Offers online therapy
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Drew Wiggins
Limited Licensed Psychologist, TLLP
Verified
My clinical interest and specialties include childhood/adult trauma, childhood sexual abuse, LGBTQ + affirmative care, couples/relationship issues, identity and intersectionality, gender and sexuality, and grief/loss.
Seeking therapy for yourself can be complex and multi-layered. Finding a therapist you connect with is essential. I work interactively and collaboratively to support you at your pace while helping you move toward the fullest expression of the life you wish to lead. I value and utilize a trauma-informed lens wherein I aim to co-create a safe holding environment where the changes you hope for can occur. The therapeutic relationship is the backdrop for investigation, integration, and healing with openness, curiosity, self-compassion, and tenderness. I aim to embody authenticity, humor, and generosity throughout my work with clients.
(734) 514-4068 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Offers online therapy
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Nick J. Zielke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, WPATH, NASW
Verified
Specialized in Gender, Transgender , Intersex, Gay , Lesbian , Bisexual , and Asexual Identity working with individuals and their loved ones who seek support in navigating challenges presented. I work with clients dealing with Bullying..Oppression..Depression..Anxiety & Suicidal Ideation. I utilize a combination of Strengths-Based Perspective and Mindfulness Based Approach during Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I follow the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and NASW Code of Ethics. I provide clients with a safe-space to come-out to the people who are close to them; providing assistance and guidance.
(947) 300-5103 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Offers online therapy
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Mariah Masell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I am a fully licensed Master of Social Work in the state of Michigan with five years of experience in the field. Since graduating from New York University in 2016, I have worked with individuals in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, schools, and hospitals. My background lends itself to helping clients with a variety of life challenges, especially teens and young adults in the LGBTQIA community and those who are neurodivergent. I also have experience with veterinary social work- which includes working with veterinarians and animal rescue workers- and issues surrounding pet loss and grief.
(616) 404-3664 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
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Sydney Sturm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I enjoy working with clients of all cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those identifying within the LGBTQIA + community.
I believe that the foundation of mental wellness is about building relationships and helping those gain a better understanding of themselves and others. We all have unique strengths, challenges, and life stories. My goal is to provide a welcoming and non-judgmental atmosphere, where together, we can write a story that honors the life you’ve led and bring the life you want into focus.
(616) 747-8349 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
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Raymond Leoine Sheets Jr.
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
I enjoy working with a broad range of issues and populations but have experience with: Lesbian , Gay , Bisexual Issues; Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming issues; HIV/AIDS; Chronic Illness; Racial Minority Stress issues; Men and Masculinity issues; College Student Transitions; Trauma and Resilience; and Psychotherapy with Mental Health Practitioners.
I feel that one of the biggest gifts I have been given is the opportunity to work alongside individuals in their respective life journeys. I value the whole person, respect individual and cultural diversity, and view psychotherapy as a supportive, healing element to people's lives. I identify primarily from an Interpersonal perspective, placing heavy emphasis on the power of relationships. Whether talking about relation to self, family and friends, or significant others, I believe that much of how we experience the world (and its hardships) can be shaped by the meaningful and complicated experiences we have with others.
(616) 202-5355 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Not accepting new clients
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Amy Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My therapeutic specialties include family dynamics, divorce, trauma, anxiety, depression, social/relational adjustment, school issues, adoption, LGBTQ + needs, career/professional conflicts, communication, and relationship difficulties.
My role as a therapist is to give you a safe and peaceful space in which you can find hope and make the changes you desire for yourself. I have 20 years of experience working with a diverse population children, teens, young adults, couples and families. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also utilize art therapy components, overall wellness integration and mindfulness techniques. I am experienced working with individuals, couples, and the family system whatever that may be.
(616) 522-4027 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Austin Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I also specialize in working with the LGBTQIA community by providing gender affirming care through affirmative therapy.
Accepting New Clients! - In my decade-long journey as a clinical therapist, I have had the honor of collaborating with a wide variety of individuals. My priority as your therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space that allows you to navigate life’s stressors and to also provide guidance in helping you meet your identified goals. My approach to treatment focuses on the perspective that you are the expert; you know your emotions, thoughts and experiences best. I affirm and honor all identities and practice from a person-centered, strengths based, social justice informed approach.
(616) 208-2904 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Offers online therapy
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Co-Creation Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, CTP, ADS
Verified
I provide LGBTQIA + affirming care and work largely with gay , lesbian , bisexual , trans , non-binary, and questioning clients.
Welcome. Life can feel overwhelming and stressful at times. You can live the life you want and you don't have to figure it out alone. Co-Creation Counseling is a virtual, holistic counseling practice. This means you as seen as more than just your symptoms. We address your spiritual (relationship with Self), physical, mental, and emotional well-being in the counseling process. I provide a safe space to process, and the tools to meet and maintain your goals.
(269) 256-2500 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Matthew Clark
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Are you Searching for Help with Coping with Major Life Issues such as gender/sexual identity, family relations, job stress, feeling down or anxious? Are you having trouble with your child's behaviors or concerned about their moods and emotions? Dr. Matthew Clark offers supportive therapy with helpful suggestions for you or you and your family. Spirituality can be a part of your treatment if this is an area of interest. Behavior management programs that have proven effective are offered. Education and guidance around LGBTQ + issues.
(616) 818-0561 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
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Grace Yensch
MA, TMLP
Verified
I work primarily with LGBTQIA individuals ages 14 and older.
I work to create a welcoming and collaborative environment in the therapy room. I believe that empathy, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard help create the space necessary for clients to understand themselves and make positive change in their lives. I also draw from strengths-based and solution-focused practices to help clients who may be looking to develop better coping skills to manage their mental health concerns in daily life.
(616) 580-1418 
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Offers online therapy
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Robbie Parsons
Counselor, MA, CRC, LLPC
Verified
As a Black, blind, Caribbean-American, bisexual , spiritual counselor, I understand the pressure and intimidation that goes into seeking support in mental health.
All people have the power and ability to live in a world that compliments their needs while creating space for them to grow. Counseling is a tool that supports you in your journey in creating this world for yourself. This journey should be as drawn out or as brief as you determine your needs and the way in which you secure them. I offer an integrative approach to counseling that supports you as you determine how you would like this world to look, feel and function.
(269) 775-4572 
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Offers online therapy
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Jamal Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I am a LGBTQIA + affirming therapist with more than a decade in this field; I’ve had the opportunity to assist a wide variety of people and I have learned so much.
My approach to therapy is built upon a deep belief that the therapeutic relationship itself is a powerful vehicle for change. Our minds and hearts are profoundly intuitive tools that gauge safety and connection in each moment; when our basic needs are disrupted, that can impact our lives in challenging and persistent ways. Finding a therapist who can hold a warm, inviting space for processing will open doors to incredible insight and growth. My work centers the agency and wisdom of my clients, while acknowledging the impacts of cultural conditioning, systemic injustice, and existential issues.
(616) 213-0948 
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
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Bradley Redeker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MDiv, APBCC
Verified
Are you going through a significant life event or change? Or are you ready to work through past distressing memories or traumatic events? Embarking on the therapeutic journey takes courage, as well as finding the right therapist. I specialize in helping those going through significant life events and discernment, individuals who experience depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, as well as those who identify as LGBTQIA . I prefer to view therapeutic foci through an Adaptive Information Processing Model, rather than through a pathological lens. So many presenting symptoms are actually trauma-related, and that is where healing can start.
(616) 310-4885 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
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Amy Lynn Ver Wey
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, RPT
Verified
Amy practices a gender affirmative therapeutic approach, with significant experience working with members of the LGBTQIA + community.
Amy (she/her) practices an active and interpersonal approach to therapy, incorporating mindfulness, popular culture, art, music, role playing games and technological aspects to modify her treatment on an individualized basis to best meet the needs of her clients. Amy identifies as a queer therapist and strives to create a genuinely warm and inclusive therapeutic environment based upon empathy, resiliency and a relatable atmosphere to help normalize mental health services.
(219) 979-6696 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Grand Rapids. 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.