LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Springfield, MO

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Stephen W Stewart
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified
Whether you are struggling with concerns related to an HIV/AIDS diagnosis, LGBTQIA + identity, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, or other unique issues, I am eager to help.
Stephen has been involved in providing mental health-related care and social services for more than 10 years. In his career, Stephen has worked as a victim advocate and crisis responder for those impacted by violent and/or sexual crime. Additionally, he has unique experience in working with trauma and helping individuals who's lives have been touched by the weight of an HIV/AIDS diagnosis. Stephen has been involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy for 30+ years and has specialized experience in helping clients navigate feelings related to their diagnosis and the comprehensive Ryan White program.
(314) 501-9509 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Karla Dubon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
My work is rooted in an anti-racist, LGBTQIA -affirming, feminist, and body-positive framework; allowing space for you in a compassionate and non-judgmental setting.
Maybe your anxiety or stress is compounded by intersectional identities such as gender, sexuality, or race. Maybe you find yourself doom scrolling on social media in order to numb the world around you, have difficulty communicating with loved ones, or are searching for your sense of self after years of being told your true self was not enough. Maybe it’s even 2 am as you read this after a sleepless hour of thinking about all the embarrassing things that you’ve experienced. Now, wait. Take a breath, notice anything coming up for you and acknowledge it. It can be here without disrupting your purpose.
(816) 327-2093 
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Springfield, MO 65801
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Mending Hearts Counseling
Counselor, LPC
Verified
I specialize in working with LGBTQIA + and questioning clients.
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sexuality and/or gender identity? Are you looking for a professional who is affirmative, empathetic, and well-trained with the LBGTQIA+ community? Look no further than Mending Hearts Counseling. My name is Marissa Moore and I believe that every client deserves a safe space where they don't have to live in fear of discrimination. Through our therapeutic relationship, we identify goals for managing stress, learning new methods of coping, and improving relationships.
(417) 228-2480 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Mariah Kochell
PLPC, MS
Verified
It is important to me that all individuals feel welcome and supported during the counseling process and I am passionate about creating a safe and secure atmosphere to assist clients in overcoming whatever challenges they might be facing. I have worked with a diverse population of clientele, including teen and adult members of the LGBTQ + community, and have experience working in a residential setting to help children and their families overcome trauma, behavioral, and mental health issues. I also have experience working with adult individuals and couples to improve their relationships and overall well-being.
(417) 272-4149 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Quinn Walsh - Courage To Be Counseling
MS, PLPC
Verified
As someone passionate about the LGBTQIA + population I have a deep commitment to providing its members with a secure and comfortable space where they can process their unique experiences.
The cracks, bumps, potholes, and debris in life’s journey can wear you out. They can make you tired, beat you down, and terrify you to the point of paralysis. Counseling gives you a place of peace, security, and nonjudgmental reflection. I believe that it is my role to help facilitate the change you want in your life. Whether it is the general anxieties of life, specific trauma, or the pain of grief I am skilled to walk with you through the most difficult moments of your life providing you with the support and tools you need to overcome the chaos of it all.
(417) 641-3539 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Ren Elliott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I provide an LGBT + affirming approach and also provide support for those who are neurodivergent such as those who have low-support autism and ADHD.
I’m Ren Elliott, a Licensed Professional Counselor based out of Missouri, and I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as assisting my clients through any kind of life transition or identity concerns. My approach is person-centered with an emphasis on self-compassion and breaking the shame cycle. No longer should you beat yourself down for the barriers you’ve dealt with; I want to help my clients start new cycles of being comfortable with themselves and be genuine to who they are as well as reclaim their personal sense of power.
(417) 547-1328 
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Springfield, MO 65897
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Melissa Anderson
MA, PLPC
Verified
I work with individuals 18 and older, and LGBTQIA couples, experiencing life transitions of all kinds, exploring gender and sexuality, or facing complex trauma, depression, chronic stress, relationship challenges, and anxiety.
Life can be incredibly hard at times. We can't control or change what has happened to us, what we needed but didn't get, or how isolating and confusing things can be. Sometimes we don't understand why we feel the way we do, how people interact with us, our reactions, or what to do next. Maybe we don't feel much at all. We don't have to keep repeating the same patterns or relating to ourselves and others in the same ways, even though that might feel impossible right now. I know reflecting on our behaviors, thought patterns, and life experiences can be incredibly difficult, and I’m here to support you through that process.
(314) 408-6837 
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Springfield, MO 65897
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Zach Engler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
LGBTQ + friendly.
My job as a counselor is to help empower you and to work with you to find a solution to the problems you or your family are facing; whether it be anxiety, depression, or school/job related stressors, or you’re having relationship or family issues, I am here to help. I have worked with a wide variety of clients from the ages of 10 to 45 years old using individual, couples, and family therapy. Sometimes just having a judgement free place to talk can make all the difference when life stressors are impacting your daily functioning. I am offering telemedicine (on-line counseling) during this time of quarantine.
(417) 815-1931 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Arin M Brutlag
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with transgender clients, using play therapy to work through difficult conversations, and helping parents develop skills and strategies to combat their child's defiant behaviors.
As a therapist, it's my job to walk beside you, listen to your struggles and dreams, and discover paths leading to what you believe will best help you achieve your goals. I will be your support through this part of your journey, whether it's recovery from trauma, gender transition, family struggles, or identifying ways to live a fulfilling, mentally healthy life.
(417) 304-2659 
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Springfield, MO 65807
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Christina Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Sometimes you need space that is only for you. Space for your feelings to be big, raw, and unedited while you sort through them without judgement from yourself or anyone else. Whether the issue is depression, anxiety, trauma, a life transition, relationship issues, parenting issues, sexuality/ LGBTQ issues, religious abuse, or a need for personal growth, counseling can create a safe space to be your authentic messy self as you sort things out.
(417) 242-9644 
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Springfield, MO 65806
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Krystle Robinson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, HSP
I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns. My clinical specialties and interests include disordered eating, body image, obesity and weight loss, LGBTQ , gender identity, phase of life transitions, grief/loss, relationships, assertive communication, issues related to trauma/adverse life experiences, holistic health and wellness, self-compassion, and promoting self-awareness and insight. My background includes significant experience in the delivery of behavioral health care including individual psychotherapy and inpatient, intensive-outpatient, and outpatient groups. In addition to my experience with psychotherapy services, I also complete psychological assessments, provide supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns, and consultation services.
(417) 238-0530 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Gayla Graven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
LGBT friendly.
I am an EMDR certified therapist with extensive experience treating PTSD including combat trauma, sexual abuse, and religious trauma.
(417) 344-2611 
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Springfield, MO 65806
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Robert E Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I am an LGBTQ + advocate and have a focus on sexual health and well being.
There are several reasons why people feel stuck in their life story that prevent them from growing into the person they want to become... A past that continues to return to the present, patterns that are unbreakable alone, major life changes, uncontrollable circumstances, feelings of shame - the list goes on. I love working with clients looking to improve themselves, their relationships, and learn to face their struggles.
(417) 222-2788 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Ginger Holczer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
As a licensed psychologist, I provide adult individual and couples therapy. I specialize in treating people who may need to change unhealthy patterns in their life, improve their relationships, explore life events that are affecting well-being, discover past issues that may be causing difficulty, and many other issues. Although I work with clients who have many different types of problems, I am also an AASECT-certified sex therapist and work with sexual health concerns. I welcome LGBT clients.
(417) 213-5839 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Erica Boan
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MA, LPC
Verified
Sometimes taking the first step can be the hardest. I help those on their search for self exploration and gender identity as well as depression and anxiety. I am a professional allied in LGBTQ + treatment. Taking the first step can be scary but therapy is a place of safety, a place to have your thoughts and feelings heard and validated. A place where you are in control of what you want the conversation to be and what direction you take. Also offering group therapy for teens on Wednesday nights one for trauma (7-8pm) and one teen depression and resilience (530-630pm) at Ozarks Counseling Center for group please call 417-869-9011.
(417) 763-6049 
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Springfield, MO 65806
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Sandy Bondelier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the profession in both clinical and administrative roles for over 35 years. I have helped my clients deal with a myriad of issues including low self-esteem, pain and stress management, communication and relationship difficulties such as domestic violence, work-life balance, anger management, pregnancy, fertility issues, postpartum depression and other women's issues, parenting problems, foster care/adoption issues, chronic illness, Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain injuries, end of life issues, grief and loss, as well as LGBTQ issues.
(417) 228-3826 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Kimberly Howlett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am kink, LGBTQIA +, and sex worker allied.
**Apologies. Due to bereavement, Dr. Howlett will not be taking new clients until early 2022.** Let's get your stress under control. Let's learn ways to establish balance in your life and work on your self worth. We will learn strategies that help you take control of the daily grind. We'll also learn skills to help you manage anxiety and the relationships in your life.
(833) 958-2779 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Calli Wiatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Are you looking for a unique and different healing experience that is also evidence-based and research supported? Are you ready to make an investment in yourself? I work with clients who are seeking non-traditional perspectives and approaches to therapy and wellbeing, that recognize their healing is not linear. My clients are individuals who desire to integrate their healing experiences by taking the work done in therapy and applying it outside of sessions with practical tools and support. If you are feeling under-stimulated in your personal growth and are ready to take responsibility for your wholeness, we would be a great fit!
(417) 216-6597 
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Springfield, MO 65803
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Emilie Noel Phillips
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
The unspeakable has happened - you lost your loved one to sudden death. Right now, it feels like you'll never recover. The pain is unbearable. There's no escape. You can't even focus your eyes. The agony is blinding. You can't run from it, and it's to immense to process. Every time you reach for the phone for help, something stops you. How could anyone possibly understand this pain? Each day it becomes worse - it's like a physical weight pinning you down, you can't move. You don't have to suffer through this moment alone.
(417) 212-5207 
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Springfield, MO 65809
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S Berlin Brahnam
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Most people do a good job weathering the storms of life but sometimes need a warm and safe heaven away from it all where they can sit down with someone, talk things through, and begin to understand the underlying sources of some of their difficulties in life. Sometimes people need only a little help to move on, and sometimes they need more time because they want to learn as much about themselves as they possibly can. I'm seeking clients who want objective, caring, non-judgmental help in learning more about themselves.
(417) 222-6392 
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Springfield, MO 65804


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