LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Highland Park, NJ

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Lara Dubowchik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
In private practice, I work with these as well as everyday worries, difficulties with relationships, trans issues, spiritual exploration, and healing trauma.
I am an experienced licensed clinical social worker. I take an integrative approach to therapy, emphasizing healing mind, body, and soul. I believe that therapy should be enjoyable and non-judgmental. I am told that I create a collaborative and compassionate environment where my clients and I are able to tap into deep inner wisdom, provide insight, and apply concrete methods to heal and move forward. The result? Becoming brave enough to build a deep connection to your truest self and live authentically. I work primarily from the models of IFS and theories that honor the mind-body connection. Spirituality is incorporated, as desired.
(732) 537-8766 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Institute for Personal Growth -LGBTQ
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
IPG PAVED THE WAY for other gay affirmative therapists - we started in 1983 specifically to provide therapy to the gay and lesbian community, back when most practitioners thought it was a mental illness. We're still trailblazers: we work with transgender people, bisexuals/pansexuals, kinky people, couples who practice consensual nonmonogamy, and others who make up the "Q" in LGBTQ . You may not want therapy BECAUSE you are gay , but you definitely want a therapist who is not only affirming but knowledgeable. We understand the special issues of LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families, and we provide sex therapy as well.
(732) 978-4574 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Caroline Hubschman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified
My treatment focus is helping the LGBTQ + and disability communities, as a member of both.
When life presents challenges, we all need a support system. Feelings of depression and anxiety may be overwhelming, especially during times of uncertainty and confusion with life transitions. Stressful situations at work, in relationships, and at home may feel out of control. Let's work together to help you find motivation again and lead a fulfilling life.
(908) 460-8236 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Philip Andrew Libby
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD ABD, MA, LP
Verified
I offer psychotherapy for individuals and relationships, work with professionals from diverse backgrounds, and am LGBTQ + affirmative.
Have you been wanting to make meaningful changes in your life but feel hesitant to start therapy? I know how courageous making this move is, and provide a relaxed, supportive atmosphere as you explore your emotional life. I partner with you to identify your goals for personal growth. Together we create a safe space for you to clarify patterns of behavior and thinking that may be bogging you down. We can look at repeated sources of disappointment or dissatisfaction so that you can grow away from them and into a more vibrant relation to yourself, others, and the world.
(848) 253-3583 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Kathleen Bakos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
It's hard to admit needing, or accept help sometimes. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, or inertia about self-motivated change? If you're struggling with managing anxiety or depression, infertility, adoption issues, trauma, LGBTQ , ADHD, child behavior, mariage, or impulse control I can help. I will "meet you where you are" emotionally, and together we can navigate what you are experiencing. I want to walk with you while you find mental wellness, manage stressors, obtain clarity, and gain the peace of mind that you deserve. There's much healing in being heard, understood, and taking time to process emotions.
(908) 224-5237 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Pat Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Whether looking for individual or couples therapy, finding the right therapist can be challenging. Who would be a good match? Who has the balance of supporting you and challenging you when needed? Who do you trust? Perhaps I can be that right match. I have experience in the LGBT , military, and Veterans communities. I have experience working with adults and children from cultures across the world. I have worked with various issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, work/school/sports performance. I have a calm, friendly, interactive, supportive style while focusing on the healing power of a therapeutic relationship.
(732) 837-2317 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
Not accepting new clients
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Institute for Personal Growth
Psychologist, LCSW
Verified
Here at IPG, we know it's the connection between therapist and client that is most important. We have around 30 therapists through 3 offices in Freehold, Highland Park, and Jersey City. Since 1983 we've combined compassionate care with high-level expertise. We provide individual, family, child, and relationship counseling for problems ranging from depression to life transitions to marital strife. We also have a large group of certified sex therapists, a special focus on the LGBTQ community, services for transgender youth, therapy for those involved in BDSM and/or consensual non-monogamy, and a group for sex and pornography addicts.
(855) 906-6205 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Manda Gatto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
My specialty areas include mental health issues of children, adolescents and adults; developmental/life transitions; families and family therapy; group therapy; trauma; women's issues; substance use disorders; LGBT and gender non-conformity, advocacy in the mental health care system.
Whether you are coping with a new challenge or working through an old challenge in a new way, I believe that good therapy begins with a relationship between the therapist and client, it has to work for you for it to work. My goal is to provide respectful, compassionate, genuinely caring services from a person-centered perspective in order to assist people to achieve satisfaction with their lives. I work to support individuals, groups and families to re/discover and utilize their own inherent strengths and resources, capacity for growth and goals for transformation.
(732) 479-1138 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
Not accepting new clients
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Carol N Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clinical training incorporates theories from Self psychology, Intersubjective theory, Family therapy, Grief and Trauma theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Lesbian , Gay , Bisexual , Transgender ( LGBT ) issues.
My approach to psychotherapy encompasses listening for the "life story" and helping a person understand and reach self-acceptance. I have extensive experience helping individuals with severe psychological trauma, grief & loss, eating disorders, sexual abuse and all aspects of substance abuse including the impact on family life. I also treat individuals with depression & anxiety. I have worked individually and in groups for the past 30 years. In addition, I have worked with couples and families. My office provides a warm and safe place where an individual can explore and come to increased peace with yourself and those in your life.
(917) 338-0172 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Simi Lichtman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My clients have included domestic violence victims, sexual violence survivors, incarcerated offenders, and LGBTQ youth, among others.
Finding the right therapist for you is so important; please feel free to give me a call so we can see if we’d be a good fit! I provide trauma-informed individual and couples therapy to adolescents and adults of all genders, and specialize in working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. In order to begin the difficult work of exploring your emotions and understanding yourself, you need a safe and understanding setting. For this reason, the emphasis of my therapy is on creating an empathic and nonjudgmental space for you to talk about the things that feel too overwhelming to experience on your own.
(848) 229-9326 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
Not accepting new clients
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Institute for Personal Growth -Transgender Svc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
At IPG, we are proud pioneers in gender affirming psychotherapy for transgender and gender nonconforming people. We view gender diversity as normal, not a mental illness. We're more experienced than any other practice in New Jersey, with 800+ trans clients and 30+ years of experience. We were recently awarded a PROUD Award recognizing our decades of work with and dedication to the transgender community. At all three of our locations (Highland Park, Jersey City, and Freehold) we have skilled gender specialists who work with trans and GNC adults, adolescents, and children as young as three. Why consult anyone less than an expert?
(866) 396-5190 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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(Stephanie) Del Sasso
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Another part of my work is consulting with other providers and institutions about affirmative practices with transgender / LGBTQ people - speaking engagements, consulting, trainings, and ongoing supervision groups for mental health/medical practices, schools and universities, and in corporate settings.
PLEASE NOTE I HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR SHORT-TERM EVALUATIONS (including surgical and hormone), CONSULTING, AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS. I DO NOT HAVE OPENINGS FOR ONGOING THERAPY AT THIS TIME. The best way to contact me is sassodr@gmail.com, as sometimes the messages through Psychology Today do not go through. // I want to help my clients identify and meet the goals that are right for them, rather than those that fit society's expectations. These often include developing a strong identity, forming and maintaining satisfying relationships, and living authentically.
(732) 410-5142 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Dr. James Fedor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
I can also provide sex therapy, which includes LGBTQ + concerns, sexual dysfunction, partner sexual incompatibility, performance anxiety, and affirming kink/fetish/non-monogamous lifestyles.
* I am currently not accepting new clients*. Chances are, some important aspect of your life isn't working, and starting therapy means that you will be confronting this. I believe that inside every person lies an abundance of unique wisdom and a higher truth which many of us lose sight of along the way. I can help you create the tools to help free yourself of limiting beliefs and patterns that you feel stuck in, as you access the answers that lie within. I am here to be a supportive participant in your life, and to compassionately guide you to heal what you've been avoiding, in order to become the best version of yourself.
(800) 379-9220 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
Not accepting new clients
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Bobbie McArdle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Hello! I AM CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS and am open to all populations. Many people have been impacted by mental health issues recently and I can walk with you through your challenges to get you back on track. I have experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, and also work with couples in relationships of all types including those who are in consensual non-monogamous relationships. My approach is flexible and down to earth using research proven techniques. I AM ALSO A GENDER SPECIALIST who provides assistance to transgender , nonbinary, and gender nonconforming adults, adolescents, and their families.
(732) 517-7348 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Margaret Nichols
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with the general public - individuals and couples with a wide range of issues, with sub-specialties in sexual dysfunction, trauma and with the LGBT population.
My work is a vocation, not a job. I love being a therapist because it allows me to connect with diverse people in a deep, meaningful way and to have the privilege of trying to help them on their unique journeys. I'm a diplomate in sex therapy as well as a licensed psychologist, and I am trained in EMDR, hypnotherapy,and two methods of couples counseling as well. I pride myself on keeping up with the most current developments in my field because I owe it to the people I'm trying to help.
(855) 836-8668 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Kelly Stolberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I also specialize in working with the LGBTQIA + community including gender related issues and concerns.
I am a firm believer that change and recovery are possible for everyone. Therapy and change can be both difficult and challenging experiences. My approach centers around trust and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I am an open-minded and nonjudgmental support who can walk with a person through this journey. I hope to help individuals learn more about themselves and how to live a more authentic life. I love supporting people in harnessing their own individuality. We don't necessarily live in a world that embraces uniqueness, let me assist you in tapping into that magic.
(609) 770-2031 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Tammy Dorff
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have specialized training and experience in play therapy, parenting, working with LGBTQ clients and their families, EMDR, crisis intervention, and feminist therapy.
I have a diverse practice in which I work with adults, children, adolescents and couples who are struggling with a variety of different issues. These include depression, anxiety/panic attacks, relationship problems, school and behavioral issues, parenting challenges, ADHD, low self-esteem, stress, sexual orientation and gender identity concerns, struggles with spirituality, self-injurious behavior, adoption, dealing with medical problems, grief and loss, trauma, and coping with divorce and its aftermath. My ideal client is one who wants help and is feeling ready to do the work necessary to improve and enrich his or her life.
(732) 201-2138 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Institute for Personal Growth-Freehold Office
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Here at IPG, we know it's the connection between therapist and client that is most important. We have around 30 therapists through 3 offices in Freehold, Highland Park, and Jersey City. Since 1983 we've combined compassionate care with high-level expertise. We provide individual, family, child, and relationship counseling for problems ranging from depression to life transitions to marital strife. We also have a large group of certified sex therapists, a special focus on the LGBTQ community, services for transgender youth, therapy for those involved in BDSM and/or consensual non-monogamy, and a group for sex and pornography addicts.
(800) 379-9220 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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David Rogoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
My goal: your being the most you can be in a life you can embrace, celebrate and be at peace with. To this process, I bring my knowledge, skill, respect and humanity, offering understanding, validation, support, and therapeutic interventions geared to increasing your self-awareness, and helping you find new and more rewarding ways of meeting the challenges and opportunities of life, as well as recovering from its assaults. Call and let's talk.
(732) 481-1567 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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James J. Maher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
No matter the struggle everyone has the capacity for self-empowerment and to enhance the quality of their lives. People seek therapy for many different reasons: mental health, existential questions, old wounds, and the problems of everyday living. Whatever your reason, I will partner with you to turn toward your distress and cultivate conditions that lead to insight and healing. My approach is client-centered and recognizes the complexity of the human experience. I promote an understanding of your own mind, self-determination, and the development of evidence-based skills that can help you respond more effectively to your challenges.
(609) 245-5214 
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Highland Park. 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.