LGBTQ+ Therapists in Portsmouth, NH

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Sara M Sullivan
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have specialized experience working with LGBT + youth and adults, individuals on the autism spectrum, and individuals with anxiety disorders.
In order to change, we must feel both supported and challenged. As your therapist, my role is to provide a supportive environment where we can examine current patterns of thoughts and behaviors and challenge the ones that are getting in the way of you reaching your goals.
(603) 506-5828
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Portsmouth, NH 03802
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Sandy Tufts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a certified EMDR therapist licensed in NH, ME and MA. My passions are trauma, young adults, adults, the LGBTQ + community & the slightly eccentric and off-beat. I have no interest in being a cookie cutter, blank slate type therapist! If that’s what you’re looking for I may not for you. A comfortable, safe connection is top priority. I have experience providing therapy in college counseling and this population is near to my heart. I'm an LGBTQ + affirming therapist, ally to the community and enjoy working with people as they discover who they are and how to live authentically.
(603) 836-9734
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Kacie Biddle
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
My practice is a safe space for LGBTQ + individuals, and I frequently support folks with issues related to gender identity & transitioning.
Are you a young adult, living in either MA or NH, who is trying to figure out which way to go as life pulls you in all sorts of directions? If you need support improving your mood, exploring your identity, setting & working towards goals, navigating relationships, and/or building healthy habits, there is a good chance that I can help.
(978) 378-5025
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Meredith Orchard-Blowen
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, MLADC, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*Currently my practice is full* Welcome to my 100 % telehealth practice. I provide psychotherapy and substance use services to individuals, couples and families. I am committed to working with diverse individuals ( LGBTQ +), ages 14 and older, tailoring varied therapeutic methods as needed to best support them in creating meaningful change in their lives. I also work with couples; providing space and support to deepen their connection, further their communication skills and enable them to move more successfully through conflict. Additionally, I provide court ordered substance use treatment and evaluations.
(603) 678-4304
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Joshua S Hagar
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LCMHC, MLADC
Verified
Verified
Hello, My name is Josh Hagar. I am a multi-licensed Mental Health Counselor (ME & NH) and Master's Level - Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor (NH) committed to helping those in need learn how to identify unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. My work focuses on a progress based approach utilizing interventions that fit your specific needs. I believe in taking a collaborative path to helping clients reach their goals. I’m passionate about working with diverse clientele. My specialties include extensive work with addiction/alcoholism treatment, family issues, LGBTQIA + challenges, and co-occurring disorders.
(603) 932-4652
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Catherine Forbes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, trauma-informed, and gender affirming interventions, with specialized training in CBT, transgender health, and trauma.
Stress, depression, anxiety, traumas, family issues, identity concerns - so many of us of all ages face these and many other challenges. Are you hoping to reduce your distress and increase your engagement in life and experience of joy? Would you like more satisfying, healthy relationships? Looking for support through your gender journey and access to needed affirming medical services? Your experiences are valid and you matter. Positive change is possible.
(833) 691-5541
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Amy Blackburn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with LGBTQ + clients and I enjoy parent coaching.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in both NH and Mass. I have worked with children, adolescents, and families for more than 25 years in many different settings including public and independent schools, colleges, hospitals, and private and group practice. I have much experience working with adults, children, and adolescents in outpatient settings, and I understand schools and the myriad issues that can arise in schools. I am a thoughtful, warm professional with a good sense of humor. My approach is solution-focused and I integrate various treatment modalities, tailoring my approach to meet the individual needs of my clients.
(857) 271-5231
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Nicole Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I work with adults and older teens and have training in working with the LGBTQIA + community.
Are you going through a significant life transition or dealing with loss? Maybe you are questioning your choices and consider yourself an "overthinker". Have you found that you are not participating in activities you used to enjoy? It feels like things are going well, but you are not feeling content. These are common issues for clients that I work with. I want to support you in reaching your goals and creating a improved ability to handle the stressors in your life. You are able to make the necessary changes and find success, allow me to help you discover and tap into your potential to create the life you want.
(603) 847-7156
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Adrienne Cress
Counselor, LCMHC, REAT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I am also a proud LGBT ally and provide gender-affirming care.
Life is not always an easy road to navigate and sometimes we need a guide to help us find our way again. In my work I enjoy helping my clients heal the blocks to the true authentic Self. Our fears, wounds, self-criticisms and identity issues are not who we are, but we must resolve them before we can live the life that is waiting to be ours.
(603) 787-5179
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Marissa Knowles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome! Have you noticed more feelings of sadness or irritability, worry about your future, or trouble keeping up with the demands of everyday life? Are you struggling with the stress and uncertainty you've experienced over the past few years? I would be honored to help support you through this period in your life, while offering a safe space to process your concerns and encourage emotional growth and healing. I have a special interest in working with marginalized and diverse populations, including those in the LGBTQIA + community. I believe every client has inherent strengths and the ability to find peace and joy in their lives.
(603) 272-6726
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Samuel Rosario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an Independent Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have near 40 years of accumulated knowledge and skills and extensive clinical proficiency, as well as public and private educational teaching experience. I am Bilingual/Bicultural, fluent in Spanish and English. I can assist if you struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, addictions, eating disorders and a wide array of life struggles. I also have cross-cultural experience working with Hispanic/Latinos/Latinx and the LGBTQ + communities, and military veterans.
(603) 810-8393
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Hannah Joy McDuffee
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA-CMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel there are areas of your life you can personally work on improving for your own mental wellbeing or looking for help for your teenager? Do you acknowledge the importance of self-care, finding a healthy balance in your life and ready to be proactive about it? Would you like to try new things like alternative therapies while also incorporating traditional evidence based approaches? If so, please reach out to see if we are a good fit! I have 10 years of experience with a wide array of clients from seniors, adults, LGBTQ + and especially teenagers and parents who simply want to be better at balancing life in any and many ways.
(603) 945-2180
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Debra Rose Fredette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
LGBTQ welcome.
Welcome to my practice. I have worked with couples, families, and individuals for 25 years helping to heal from trauma, affairs, and early life experiences that get in the way of having warm loving relationships and individual joy. It can be challenging to take the first step to move toward a better and more fulfilling life. Often we fear judgement. I can help you develop an understanding of the issues that are keeping you from living the best life possible. I will work with you to identify the underlying barriers and develop problem solving skills and strategies to cope with issues outside of your control.
(207) 358-4305
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Coleen Barry
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My areas of special interest/expertise include: women's issues, relationship/family issues, sport psychology, multicultural issues (including LGBTQ ), eating disorders, body image issues and grief/loss.
*I am not currently accepting new patients. Please email all inquiries.* Are you going through a time in your life when you emotions feel overwhelming? Are you lacking clarity about your true self? Do you tell yourself that you are doing the best you can, but wonder why you don't feel as good as you'd like to? Do you want to feel more like yourself, feel more connected to others and function better? Often times we have unmet emotional needs we are not even aware of, that pile up and negatively impact many areas of our lives: self-esteem, relationships, communication, academic/work performance, sports performance, parenting, etc.
(603) 945-8334
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Merrimack River Wellness, Lisa Dube, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, She, Her, Hers
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Virtual Groups available for Trans /Gender Questioning and Neurodivergent Individuals; Older Adults (age 50+) ; Parents of Trans /Neurodivergent Youth and Adults.
Licensed in MA, ME, CT & NH. (E-mail is the quickest way to reach me) Please note that I am not taking clients under age 18 at this time (except for gender assessments). I specialize in gender identity, autism/neurodivergence, and parent coaching. If you are looking for a community of others going through the same experience, I facilitate several GROUPS for trans /non-binary neurodivergent individuals and parents of trans youth and adults. I practice from the IFS model, which is based on the belief that each person has the capacity to heal themselves.
(978) 518-3117
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Danielle Armour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
A couple of notes about my practice: I am an LGBTQIA ally, kink-positive & CNM aware.
I specialize in sexual health, intimacy, and relationships (especially the one we have with self). I am passionate about helping you enrich your life—by empowering you to unpack what’s preventing you from fully embracing all of life’s pleasures. I believe that we all have the intrinsic ability to heal ourselves. In my practice, psychotherapy is a journey of self healing, with me as your guide. Connection is one of our most powerful tools, and through connecting with me, together, we will cultivate transformation and uncover the peace that lies within you.
(804) 596-6732
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Portsmouth, NH 03802
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Teresa Johnson
Psychologist, PhD, CST, ABS, BCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Awaken, Embody, Integrate, and Transform . . . Where are you on your journey of authentic sexual expression? As a sex therapist and clinical sexologist, I offer guidance in moving through discomfort, anxiety, insecurity, and uncertainty so my clients are able to find clarity and confidence. I support clients in deepening the capacity for presence, emotional intimacy, and pleasure through mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. I especially value helping women learn to cultivate sexual desire and couples to enhance their sexual experiences. I offer referrals for compulsive porn use, as this is beyond my scope of practice.
(603) 865-1934
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Free To Be Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My clients find validation in having a provider who understands and acknowledges the difficulties that arise from experiencing marginalization. I have been in the field for over 20 years and have found that my skills are most effective in working with people who hold marginalized identities as well as community activists. With our rapidly changing and shifting world it is important to have a provider that acknowledges the times we are living in to support those of us most affected by these changes. Many of us are struggling to navigate the vast changes in the world around us in addition to typical day to day concerns.
(610) 600-1464
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Valerie Enders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Most people come with the various challenges of making one's way in the world: relationship or occupational stressors, parenting, aging, or emotional issues related to life events. I'm mindful of a person's history, but stay in the present, using our different kind of conversation to explore goals and expand awareness around places where you may be stuck.
(603) 506-5581
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Amy Blatchford
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed? It can be so scary and frustrating to think that your mind, emotions, and behaviors are out of your control. Whether this is a new feeling or you've struggled for a long time, I'm so glad you are reading my profile and thinking about seeking help. My focus is on empowering my clients to achieve their full potential and lead more rewarding lives. I am committed to providing a warm, caring environment where we can work together to clarify your struggles and set manageable, attainable goals.
(617) 381-4496
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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