LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Gulfport, MS

Photo of Sarah Kristin Isaac, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sarah Kristin Isaac
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39501  (Online Only)
I love working with youth and their families. I am deeply passionate about assisting those I work with to find their voice again. I am skilled at helping others learn how to advocate, love, and believe in themselves. I believe that true growth only occurs when a person is allowed to shine. I enjoy working with college students, those who are navigating adjustments and change, LGBT+ and Black and other PoC populations. Anti-Racist and Feminist ideology inform my practice. I enjoy supporting those who have been historically excluded and do so with deep conviction and dedication.
I love working with youth and their families. I am deeply passionate about assisting those I work with to find their voice again. I am skilled at helping others learn how to advocate, love, and believe in themselves. I believe that true growth only occurs when a person is allowed to shine. I enjoy working with college students, those who are navigating adjustments and change, LGBT+ and Black and other PoC populations. Anti-Racist and Feminist ideology inform my practice. I enjoy supporting those who have been historically excluded and do so with deep conviction and dedication.
(401) 251-0367 View (401) 251-0367
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Blue Harbor Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39501  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, LGBTQ issues.
Life can feel overwhelming and challenging and choosing to move forward during these difficult times takes courage and strength. Making the decision to seek therapy to help navigate through life’s toughest challenges is a great first step. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to make the move towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, LGBTQ issues.
Life can feel overwhelming and challenging and choosing to move forward during these difficult times takes courage and strength. Making the decision to seek therapy to help navigate through life’s toughest challenges is a great first step. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to make the move towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
(228) 432-4452 View (228) 432-4452
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Katie Mason
Counselor, LPC-S, LMHC, BC-HHP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39503
I specialize in LGBTQ+ and gender identity related issues, anxiety disorders, depression, complex trauma, and holistic health and wellness.
If this is your first time seeking therapy, welcome! I strive to create a safe and supportive environment to help you explore your past and/or current life stressors. I believe that anyone can benefit from having the space to explore traumas, anxieties, life transitions, and more. I offer a holistic, solution-focused approach with my clients, and I often utilize modalities such as IFS, Transpersonal Psychology, and discuss spirituality and existential topics as needed. My services are virtual only for MS clients and either in person or virtual for FL clients. My office is located in Maitland and I work with clients 13 and older.
I specialize in LGBTQ+ and gender identity related issues, anxiety disorders, depression, complex trauma, and holistic health and wellness.
If this is your first time seeking therapy, welcome! I strive to create a safe and supportive environment to help you explore your past and/or current life stressors. I believe that anyone can benefit from having the space to explore traumas, anxieties, life transitions, and more. I offer a holistic, solution-focused approach with my clients, and I often utilize modalities such as IFS, Transpersonal Psychology, and discuss spirituality and existential topics as needed. My services are virtual only for MS clients and either in person or virtual for FL clients. My office is located in Maitland and I work with clients 13 and older.
(321) 218-5908 View (321) 218-5908
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Sara Montague Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Gulfport, MS 39503
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which clients feel comfortable being vulnerable in order to address the tough issues that are negatively impacting their daily lives. I focus on helping clients to gain insight about themselves in order to improve mood, relationships, and daily functioning. I am passionate about self-awareness and integrity and seek to help individuals make choices that align with their deepest values. In addition to my therapy practice, I also provide clinical supervision to counselors seeking licensure.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which clients feel comfortable being vulnerable in order to address the tough issues that are negatively impacting their daily lives. I focus on helping clients to gain insight about themselves in order to improve mood, relationships, and daily functioning. I am passionate about self-awareness and integrity and seek to help individuals make choices that align with their deepest values. In addition to my therapy practice, I also provide clinical supervision to counselors seeking licensure.
(228) 284-2404 View (228) 284-2404
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Charla Ann Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Gulfport, MS 39501
My primary role as your counselor is to focus on the relationship with you.. Your wellbeing is the main focus of the therapeutic relationship. While providing you a safe and confidential environment, I will be with you every step of the way on your journey toward healing and self discovery. My approach in the counseling relationship is not as an expert. Instead, my approach is as a supportive guide to help you reach your goals. I have a wealth of professional and personal experience working with a diverse population. This includes individuals, couples, families and children of all ages.
My primary role as your counselor is to focus on the relationship with you.. Your wellbeing is the main focus of the therapeutic relationship. While providing you a safe and confidential environment, I will be with you every step of the way on your journey toward healing and self discovery. My approach in the counseling relationship is not as an expert. Instead, my approach is as a supportive guide to help you reach your goals. I have a wealth of professional and personal experience working with a diverse population. This includes individuals, couples, families and children of all ages.
(228) 641-2845 View (228) 641-2845
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Joan Hampton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39501  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed or hurting due to depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? If so, you could definitely benefit from counseling. Therapy is great for having someone to confide in and laugh with while identifying problems and developing solutions to get back to a happy place.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or hurting due to depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? If so, you could definitely benefit from counseling. Therapy is great for having someone to confide in and laugh with while identifying problems and developing solutions to get back to a happy place.
(228) 205-3567 View (228) 205-3567
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Alysha S. Velez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gulfport, MS 39501
My aim as a psychotherapist is to provide a supportive and safe environment where open expression and exploration of thoughts and feelings can freely take place. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in motivational interviewing, and multiple behavioral therapies. I have prior experience as a therapist as an addiction counselor, child and family therapist, as well as those in the inpatient psychiatric setting. With better awareness, we can identify life goals, change undesirable behaviors, improve relationship patterns and achieve greater self-acceptance.
My aim as a psychotherapist is to provide a supportive and safe environment where open expression and exploration of thoughts and feelings can freely take place. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in motivational interviewing, and multiple behavioral therapies. I have prior experience as a therapist as an addiction counselor, child and family therapist, as well as those in the inpatient psychiatric setting. With better awareness, we can identify life goals, change undesirable behaviors, improve relationship patterns and achieve greater self-acceptance.
(228) 400-7696 View (228) 400-7696
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Resonance Professional Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39507
Find your resonance. You may be struggling with depression, stress, relationships, or going through a difficult time. You might need to participate in therapy, gain a new perspective on things, or just have someone objective to talk to. I accept each person as an individual and I work with you to find methods that will best benefit your needs. My goal is to help you develop the skills to get through life's difficulties and lead a happier life! I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, some Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as drawing from other therapies as needed.
Find your resonance. You may be struggling with depression, stress, relationships, or going through a difficult time. You might need to participate in therapy, gain a new perspective on things, or just have someone objective to talk to. I accept each person as an individual and I work with you to find methods that will best benefit your needs. My goal is to help you develop the skills to get through life's difficulties and lead a happier life! I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, some Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as drawing from other therapies as needed.
(228) 900-9616 View (228) 900-9616
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Cynthia E Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Gulfport, MS 39507
I have successfully helped children, teens, adults and families who have endured traumatic experiences, behavioral/anger issues or school/job issues. I also have helped individuals currently experiencing emotional pain such as anxiety/depression, hopelessness, self harming behaviors. It is my belief that people have the innate potential to free themselves of emotional difficulties. My goal is to provide the necessary tools and teach skills needed to overcome emotional difficulties and develop meaningful relationships with family and friends.
I have successfully helped children, teens, adults and families who have endured traumatic experiences, behavioral/anger issues or school/job issues. I also have helped individuals currently experiencing emotional pain such as anxiety/depression, hopelessness, self harming behaviors. It is my belief that people have the innate potential to free themselves of emotional difficulties. My goal is to provide the necessary tools and teach skills needed to overcome emotional difficulties and develop meaningful relationships with family and friends.
(228) 364-1367 View (228) 364-1367
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Michelle M Jeanfreau
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39503
Not accepting new clients
The decision to come to therapy is often a difficult step to take. Life by nature is not easy to navigate. We all get stuck now and again. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, working with individuals, families, adolescents, and couples to strengthen relationships through some of life's challenges and transitions.
The decision to come to therapy is often a difficult step to take. Life by nature is not easy to navigate. We all get stuck now and again. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, working with individuals, families, adolescents, and couples to strengthen relationships through some of life's challenges and transitions.
(769) 207-8301 View (769) 207-8301
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James Paul Soriano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gulfport, MS 39501
TOGETHER, WE ARE A TEAM! First session is a psycho-social assessment, addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and getting comfortable with each other. Second session is developing treatment plan goals and objectives with a Holistic Approach (mind, body and spirt) and starting the path of recovery. Our goal will be to improve your quality of life, self esteem, self worth, self love and self respect.
TOGETHER, WE ARE A TEAM! First session is a psycho-social assessment, addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and getting comfortable with each other. Second session is developing treatment plan goals and objectives with a Holistic Approach (mind, body and spirt) and starting the path of recovery. Our goal will be to improve your quality of life, self esteem, self worth, self love and self respect.
(228) 547-6459 View (228) 547-6459
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Dr. Shelbi Bradley
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC-S, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39503  (Online Only)
Are you currently dealing with self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, or unpredictable life circumstances? Schedule an appointment with me today! I offer a client-centered approach to therapy, specializing in substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. Together, we can work towards healing and achieving a balanced, fulfilling life. This version maintains your core message while improving readability and flow.
Are you currently dealing with self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, or unpredictable life circumstances? Schedule an appointment with me today! I offer a client-centered approach to therapy, specializing in substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. Together, we can work towards healing and achieving a balanced, fulfilling life. This version maintains your core message while improving readability and flow.
(228) 400-4373 View (228) 400-4373
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Riva Cornelius
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39501
"The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet." (Lao Tzu ). Welcome to your first step in moving from stillness to action. Meet Riva, a licensed psychotherapist, who strives to create an authentic and supportive therapy experience for individuals from older adolescents to adults. Riva is wholeheartedly committed to supporting individuals in writing the next phase of their life’s story, in a way in which they are proud of.
"The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet." (Lao Tzu ). Welcome to your first step in moving from stillness to action. Meet Riva, a licensed psychotherapist, who strives to create an authentic and supportive therapy experience for individuals from older adolescents to adults. Riva is wholeheartedly committed to supporting individuals in writing the next phase of their life’s story, in a way in which they are proud of.
(228) 432-4057 View (228) 432-4057
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Shanti Yoga & Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CYT, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Gulfport, MS 39507
Where modern psychology and ancient yoga practice are integrated to provide a blend of small group classes and professional counseling services: individual, couple, marriage and family therapy as outpatient care. Our licensed professionals specialize in conditions such as: Depression, Anxiety and Panic attacks, Attention Deficit Disorder, Trauma & Adjustment disorders, Addiction/Substance abuse, Anger Management, Grief/Bereavement using integrative mind-body therapy and an integrative mindfulness-based approach combining breathwork, meditation, relaxation, yoga and aromatherapy incorporated in the healing process of the bodymind.
Where modern psychology and ancient yoga practice are integrated to provide a blend of small group classes and professional counseling services: individual, couple, marriage and family therapy as outpatient care. Our licensed professionals specialize in conditions such as: Depression, Anxiety and Panic attacks, Attention Deficit Disorder, Trauma & Adjustment disorders, Addiction/Substance abuse, Anger Management, Grief/Bereavement using integrative mind-body therapy and an integrative mindfulness-based approach combining breathwork, meditation, relaxation, yoga and aromatherapy incorporated in the healing process of the bodymind.
(228) 220-4195 View (228) 220-4195
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Alexa Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Gulfport, MS 39503
I’m the therapist for people who “don’t like therapy”. Many of the people I see are completely new to this process or have had negative past experiences. Perhaps, that is you. I firmly believe that “good therapy” derives from the relationship between a person and their therapist. It’s the cornerstone for all work. Therefore, I do my best to creates a space that feels both safe and comfortable, while providing an experience that is authentic, relatable and non-judgmental.
I’m the therapist for people who “don’t like therapy”. Many of the people I see are completely new to this process or have had negative past experiences. Perhaps, that is you. I firmly believe that “good therapy” derives from the relationship between a person and their therapist. It’s the cornerstone for all work. Therefore, I do my best to creates a space that feels both safe and comfortable, while providing an experience that is authentic, relatable and non-judgmental.
(228) 331-3310 View (228) 331-3310
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Shelia Rivers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Gulfport, MS 39507
"Empowered To Make A Change" I provide counseling services for individuals, children & adolescents, adults, couples, families, military personnel and groups. The need for therapy can arise from a number of personal challenges such as family conflicts, work or school problems, sudden losses, life transitions, daily stressors and mood instability. Being a licensed therapist allows me the opportunity to share the gift of psychotherapy with many struggling with mental illness and daily life trails. I foster individuals growth through implementing healthier coping skills, changing thought process, empowering change in behaviors and instilling hope. Making an amazing impact on families and communities is my ultimate goal.
"Empowered To Make A Change" I provide counseling services for individuals, children & adolescents, adults, couples, families, military personnel and groups. The need for therapy can arise from a number of personal challenges such as family conflicts, work or school problems, sudden losses, life transitions, daily stressors and mood instability. Being a licensed therapist allows me the opportunity to share the gift of psychotherapy with many struggling with mental illness and daily life trails. I foster individuals growth through implementing healthier coping skills, changing thought process, empowering change in behaviors and instilling hope. Making an amazing impact on families and communities is my ultimate goal.
(228) 300-9277 View (228) 300-9277
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Jocelyn Gavin-Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39501
I recognize each person as an individual and realize that asking for help is a big step. Thank you for taking the first steps in seeking help. I provide social and emotional support to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, substance abuse, and other life stressors. My focus is on seeing the client as a whole person, and not the circumstance they are currently facing.
I recognize each person as an individual and realize that asking for help is a big step. Thank you for taking the first steps in seeking help. I provide social and emotional support to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, substance abuse, and other life stressors. My focus is on seeing the client as a whole person, and not the circumstance they are currently facing.
(228) 641-4939 View (228) 641-4939
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Victoria L Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39503  (Online Only)
I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. I am licensed in MS, NV, CO,SD, TX, LA, AL, GA, VA, AZ and NC.
I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. I am licensed in MS, NV, CO,SD, TX, LA, AL, GA, VA, AZ and NC.
(228) 231-3538 View (228) 231-3538
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Mississippi Sound Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, BSN, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Gulfport, MS 39507
Waitlist for new clients
I believe counseling is a process of exploration, discovery, and personal growth. My job is to help clients learn more about themselves in a safe, caring, non-judgemental, and challenging environment. My goal is to empower clients to recognize and change their thoughts or behaviors leading to decrease anxiety/stress, decreased depression and increased self-esteem. I work with each client based on their specific needs and concerns and help them create a path toward healing, empowerment, and change.
I believe counseling is a process of exploration, discovery, and personal growth. My job is to help clients learn more about themselves in a safe, caring, non-judgemental, and challenging environment. My goal is to empower clients to recognize and change their thoughts or behaviors leading to decrease anxiety/stress, decreased depression and increased self-esteem. I work with each client based on their specific needs and concerns and help them create a path toward healing, empowerment, and change.
(228) 207-5751 View (228) 207-5751
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Catalyst Counseling & Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39501
Life often leaves us feeling stressed, depressed and or lost. Seeking therapy can be an important step in moving positively towards mental health stability and wholeness. With experience in addressing issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, grief and loss and marital issues, I am passionate about providing a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment for children, teens, adults, couples and or families who need help. I seek to understand and partner with you as you identify positive steps in your journey towards healing.
Life often leaves us feeling stressed, depressed and or lost. Seeking therapy can be an important step in moving positively towards mental health stability and wholeness. With experience in addressing issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, grief and loss and marital issues, I am passionate about providing a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment for children, teens, adults, couples and or families who need help. I seek to understand and partner with you as you identify positive steps in your journey towards healing.
(228) 687-8761 View (228) 687-8761

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Do LGBTQ-affirmative therapists receive special training?

Yes. Many therapists who practice LGBTQ-affirmative therapy have completed specialized training, either during their degree program or as continuing education, to learn the core principles of affirmative therapy and how to best support their LGBTQ clients; some have received certifications in LGBTQ-affirmative therapy. Prospective clients should inquire as to a clinician’s background and training to ensure a good fit.

Why might I want to see an LGBTQ-affirming or LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

Queer and gender-non-conforming individuals frequently experience bias and marginalization in day-to-day life. Working with a therapist who understands these unique challenges, as well as accepts and affirms their identity, can help LGBTQ clients feel safe and supported during therapy—allowing them to better navigate their relationships, mental health, and anything else that they wish to explore during therapy. It is important to note that many therapists can be effective in their work with LGBTQ+ individuals, even in the absence of specific training or background knowledge. The most important component in therapy is the alliance between therapist and client, and this alliance can exist between individuals with very different backgrounds.

How can I find an LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

You may wish to inquire about a therapist’s expertise with your specific challenges or concerns—depression, for example, or relationship strife—as well as their past experiences treating LGBTQ+ clients. Prospective clients may also ask whether a therapist has obtained additional training and/or certification in LGBTQ-affirmative techniques.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience with LGBTQ issues?

Prospective clients should feel empowered to directly ask therapists whether they have received training or been certified in LGBTQ-affirming therapy; competent therapists will be happy to explain their educational background and preferred approach(es) to help a client find the best match for them. Clients may also wish to ask how a therapist has treated clients with their particular challenges in the past and what they expect treatment to look like.

Are all the therapists listed in the LGBTQ directory themselves members of the LGBTQ community?

While therapists may choose to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity in their profiles, the LGBTQ directory features not only those who have shared this information but also those who assert specialized training or experience in providing support to queer individuals, couples or families.