LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Oakland-Winchell, Kalamazoo, MI

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Carlye Mercer
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
I am an LGBT + ally and my office is a safe space to be your true, authentic self.
Having a passion for working from a relationship related perspective, I specialize in working with couples to help them identify and communicate their needs and expectations. I understand that relationships play a role in day to day life for many people, so I also see individuals experiencing relationship related issues and life transitions. In and out of sessions, my clients are encouraged to gain self-awareness to work toward the goal of improving their relationship with themselves and others.
(269) 247-4863 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Kelsey Nimmo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, RYT, ADS
Verified
As an LGBT ally, I seek to create safe space for clients to come as they are.
As a holistic-minded therapist who works with both individuals and couples, I see the counseling process as an opportunity to examine old ways of relating to oneself and explore new ways of interacting. I use a whole-body approach to guide clients in becoming more self-aware and finding the strength to initiate long-term positive change for themselves. With couples, my goal is to improve intimacy and commitment using a research-based approach that identifies your strengths, and models healthy relationship patterns. I will walk with you as we navigate creating new interactions and a happier, stronger partnership.
(269) 280-4688 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Katherine Gill
Counselor, MS, LLPC, NCC
If you’re reading this, you’re most likely starting your journey of finding a therapist. I understand and recognize that this process might feel overwhelming, and maybe a little scary. We are often faced with uncomfortable feelings before trying something new or venturing into something that has a lot of unknowns. Whether you are feeling nervous, excited, or you’re finding yourself somewhere else on the spectrum-I am here to meet you where you’re at. I’m proud of you for taking this powerful first step in your journey of self-exploration, healing, and growth. Whatever you may be going through, you don’t have to face it alone.
(269) 215-5508 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
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LaSonda Wells
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Simply put, I am passionate about helping others find growth and development that inspires continued betterment of self. My approach to counseling is developmental and holistic. As a part of life, struggles will come and are necessary for personal growth and the ability to successfully overcome adversity. I am here to assist you with Your Conversion, Your Change and ultimately Your Transformation! To that end, I am here to help you develop a plan toward your commitment to becoming your best you!
(269) 280-2740 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Amy Names Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
When people have experienced loss, trauma, abuse, chronic stress, addiction or disconnection from others they may develop unhealthy patterns of responding. We can transform many of these patterns through increasing our own awareness. We all carry the answers to our own healing within us. I seek to make working with me accessible and welcoming to all. You are invited to come as you are. I'm here for you when you are feeling stuck, limited by stigma or shame, caught in past hurts, fearful, isolated, or in need of getting back to feeling like you.
(269) 668-1013 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
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Emily Dean
Verified
Therapy is one of the most invaluable experiences an individual can endure. My goal as a therapist is to create a warm, safe, and trusting environment for my clients. I use a holistic approach, specifically utilizing psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, somatic therapy, CBT, SFBT, and feminist theory. I believe the mind, body, and soul connection is vital in reaching our most authentic selves.
(231) 202-3469 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Beth E Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MA, CDC
Verified
Welcome! I have 2 core therapy philosophies: First, your thoughts will mislead you, if unexamined. Second: "Live Your Best Life" - not your diagnoses or issues. You're here because: 1. You're suffering from painful thoughts and overwhelming feelings; 2. Self-destructive habits are harming your progress and relationships; 3. You want to Safely collaborate with a warm, dynamic expert to solve confusing issues. I can help! I'm a Seasoned, Clinically-Licensed Therapist employing: CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy); DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy); S/A (Substance Abuse Therapy); MAT (Mindfulness Awareness Training) and TIP (Thought Inquiry Power).
(269) 743-3571 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Melissa Heinrich
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
I believe the human capacity for change and growth is incredible. Difficult experiences, negative environments, and challenging relationships can distort our connections with ourselves and others. These disconnections can create problems, and I see relationships as powerful change agents--particularly our relationship with ourselves. When clients are given the opportunity to feel heard and understood, healing and growth are possible. To do this, I believe it is vital for us to establish a strong relationship to support the change you would like to make. I provide culturally sensitive therapy to motivated individuals and couples.
(269) 718-3017 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Samantha Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LLMFT
Verified
Life changes, and so do relationships. All lasting relationships are built on choosing each other everyday, and when we lose sight of that, the foundation begins to crumble. All families are blended in one way or another. A relationship in and of itself is two different people coming together; whether it be mother-daughter, father-son, friends, or romantic partners. A marriage is a commitment to blend two families. Families with different values, interests, and belief systems.
(269) 234-1631 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Jacob Crowell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Opening up to another person can be tough and making the steps to start therapy can be difficult. Make the first step easier and schedule a free phone or in person fifteen-minute consultation.We all experience pain, and this can lead to suffering. We experience suffering when we react to pain, get stuck in unhelpful behaviors, thoughts, and emotions, and end up caught in a place we do not want to be. As a counselor I have had the honor of working with great individuals helping them help themselves work through pain and be able to discover and more deeply connect to what is important to them; living a life more fully.
(269) 743-3815 
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Oakland-Winchell
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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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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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Ben Weigel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
The wealth of my experience has been in working with adolescents and adults that struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-harm, bullying, behavioral problems, anger management, LGBTQIA + issues, relational problems, issues related to sexuality, and physical/emotional/sexual abuse.
Life is full of challenges, which at times, may seem overwhelming. I applaud your courage as you take the first step towards personal growth and empowerment by reaching out for help. You are the expert of your life, and my goal is to meet you where you are at. Together, we can find which road works best for you and I will walk beside you on your journey of self-discovery. It is my belief that everyone has tremendous potential and that we all have something unique to give to ourselves, our loved ones and the world as a whole.
(269) 225-0237 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Linda L Herrin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ITCA, PLLC, CCTP
Verified
I enjoy working with clients who are LGBTQ , seniors, women, artists, people in the midst of divorce, those in grief & people who have experienced complex relational trauma.
You are not broken, you are deeply hurt. It is easy to find yourself in unhelpful patterns & ways of being. This might be due to your nervous system being flooded with anger, fear & despair. In a creative way to survive, you have found self-protection strategies. Unfortunately, these strategies are likely no longer helpful. Part of our work together will be unraveling this muscle memory to reveal how you can live a life that is true to you. YOU become the place of self-awareness, peaceful acceptance & intentional action. As a certified trauma professional & art therapist, I integrate these tools into our therapeutic work.
(269) 580-8246 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Offers online therapy
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Kalamazoo Evidence Based Therapy
PhD, LP
Verified
Kalamazoo Evidence Based Therapy (KEBT) is an individually owned practice bringing together therapists trained in and practicing evidence based therapy including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy, (DBT), behavioral activation for depression, exposure-based therapies for anxiety, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and radically open DBT (RODBT) for issues of over-control. KEBT is founded by psychologist, Victoria Cane, who specializes in the treatment of emotion dysregulation disorder (a more accurate name for borderline personality disorder), eating disorders, and LGBTQIA -affirmative therapy.
(269) 430-2037 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Offers online therapy
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Lesa Brenner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Therapy is hard, but it doesn't have to be terrible. My job is to make you feel confident with your decision to reach out for help while guiding you through your own personal growth and healing. Healing from trauma will be the hardest and most worthwhile decision of your life, and you do not have to go through it alone. I offer individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults in a LGBTQ + open and affirming practice. Please reach out if you would like to connect about the therapy process.
(269) 248-7774 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Sarah Haueisen
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Verified
I employ a developmental perspective in counseling and enjoy working with clients to deepen their understanding of themselves. I specialize in working with LGBTQIA + clients and enjoy supporting people in living their lives as their most authentic selves. I have worked with clients on issues related to anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, substance use, trauma, grief and loss, and other concerns. I endeavor to provide culturally-responsive services, focusing not only on you as an individual client, but the family, community, and broader systems in which we live.
(269) 222-7680 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Sydney Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLMSW
Verified
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. I have experience working with clients that struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, ADHD/ADD, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. I have a passion for supporting and working with members of the LGBTQ + community. I have a person centered approach, and like to move at a comfortable pace for the individual client.
(269) 682-1012 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Kimberly Gregory MA, LMSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified
I am passionate about creating a safe space for underserved communities including those who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQ +.
Thank you for visiting! Seeking the help that you need can be a challenge so congratulate yourself for taking the first step. As a behavioral health provider I am happy to partner with you to achieve your goals. I view each of my clients as unique, distinct and capable of greatness. I provide a holistic approach to care, addressing the relationship between the mind, body and spiritual condition. Let's work together to achieve the best you!
(269) 421-0027 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Linnea Halfvarson
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"I've often seen life as a big 'school room' in which the lessons can be fascinating, fun, sometimes frustrating, often difficult, and even traumatic. I feel privileged to have served a wide range of individuals and couples, gay , straight, young or old, as they have pursued their journeys toward health, recovery, balance and personal growth. I offer support and reflection, skill building and guidance as people confront and resolve their issues, doing so with as much love, compassion and humor as possible.
(269) 205-6801 x327 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Joyce Obermeyer Pines
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC
I welcome the LGBT community and have background in transgender issues.
I assist individuals and families in solving problems as they work toward recovery from addiction and other mental health conditions. I can serve as a guide, resource and source of strength for those who wish to undertake this journey. For individuals, I have an extensive background in substance use and other mental disorders and can help you work through the problems associated with those disorders. For families, I can also assist in helping parents, spouses and/or children understand what is happening to their loved one and provide coping skills for the challenges presented by the problems of the mind.
(269) 795-6196 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Oakland-Winchell, Kalamazoo. 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.