LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Albany, NY

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Joshua Radliff
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I have extensive experience working with people who identify as lesbian , gay , bi, trans /gender diverse, and queer ( LGBTQ +), with specific knowledge and ability to support trans /GNC individuals and their loved ones throughout transition processes.
x- No Appts Avail at This Time, I'm Unable to Respond to Inquiries -x Discover the joy in overcoming challenges and limitations. I aim to help folks take life to the next level, whether it's improving relationships, healing old wounds, or making meaning out of life. I'm skilled in both concrete and abstract methods to help hopes and dreams become reality. Office in Albany, telehealth avail across NY.
(518) 255-8338 
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Albany, NY 12208
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Angela Akinyemi
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I am queer , Black-biracial, and first-generation American.
Many of us, who are marginalized in society, face more obstacles in finding a safe and grounded sense of self. My goal is to address this injustice by empowering you to find the tools and the drive to live your most fulfilling life. I am particularly interested in working with clients who have felt othered because of their identities. This could mean that you don’t fit the dominant identities that are normalized in our society based on identity markers such as race, religion, or sexuality. It could also mean that you experience your identities as fluid and you feel the pressure of society trying to fit you into a box.
 
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Albany, NY 12201
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Meg Grandy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I am a queer therapist in the Capital Region of New York looking to support you in whatever way you may need it.
NOTE- I am chronically ill. This WILL impact the support you receive.......................Therapy and reaching out for support is hard, especially being a part of the LGBTQ + community because of the marginalization and oppression experienced when seeking this support. I am actively working to change that narrative and provide a space where you can be 100% authentically yourself without fear or judgment. YOU are the leader in your mental health journey and you deserve to feel that way. Unpacking trauma, learning to communicate, and setting boundaries are things that I enjoy working with people on, though there are many other things.
(518) 896-8097 
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Albany, NY 12205
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Jeffrey Ing Jr.
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Are you a non-traditional person looking for a non-traditional therapist? Look no further than this therapist by day, tattoo artist by night. I am a member of the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities and am familiar with non-traditional lifestyles. I am kink, non-monogamy, LGBTQ + friendly and friendly to both traditional and non-traditional faiths and spiritualities. I specialize in working with relationships and families in particular relationship issues, life transitions, family conflict, and opening up previously monogamous relationships.
(518) 217-0964 
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Albany, NY 12205
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Ashley C. Whiteside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Again, I center and prioritize Black and Brown Femmes! Our space is unapologetically Black, Queer , and Loving (PERIODT).
My name is Ashley and I am a healer, therapist, doula, and educator. I am fueled by my charge: to walk alongside Black and Brown femmes as they continue on the ever-evolving process of self-discovery, making adjustments to live in alignment with their desires and express themselves the most authentically. I believe that choosing to heal is a radical act of self-love. I am a Licensed Social Worker and in my practice, I center and prioritize the experiences and healing of Black and Brown Femmes (women, girls). I serve as a guide as clients navigate back to a space of remembering the inherent truths of who they are and desire to be.
(917) 540-5040 
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Albany, NY 12206
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Grace Olivia Dickman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
New Openings as of 9/12/22- I'm passionate about working with young adults, teens, women, and people exploring their gender and sexual identities. I specialize in trauma and the many ways the brain and body adapt to it. Many of my clients experience anxiety, OCD, difficulties in relationships, low self-esteem, life transitions, and are members of the LGBTQ + community. I will see you as a whole person - complex, evolving, and inherently worthy. Together, we'll create a safe space for you to connect with your inner resilience and continue moving towards what matters most, regardless of fear and uncertainty.
(929) 581-8252 
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Albany, NY 12201
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Danny El Hassan
LMHC, EdM, MA
Verified
I have experience working with older adults, and I have been published as an author in the Journal of Homosexuality for my contributions to a project on the experiences of LGBT elders.
All appointments are currently offered online only via Skype or Zoom. I use an integrative approach to treatment including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, existential, and multicultural approaches to help adults and older adults with a variety of issues including anxiety and depression. I also have clinical knowledge of abnormal psychology, mood disturbances, and self harming behavior. I take a strength based approach to the work, and I work with patients for short-term therapy and for longer-term therapy. I focus on unconscious factors to help patients increase self-awareness and insight.
(315) 284-5703 
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Albany, NY 12222
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Sean M Endress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW-R
Verified
I also have extensive training in working with the LGBTQ population and regularly provide insurance documentation for individuals on the transgender spectrum seeking gender confirming healthcare services.
You are more than just a diagnosis! Therapy can help you to develop the resilience to cope with even the most painful of life circumstances. Respect, compassion, and collaboration are essential components of the therapeutic relationship. We will work together to develop insight into your emotional distress, construct strategies to cope with overwhelming feelings, and create a positive vision for your future. Clients find me to be approachable, responsive, and committed to the process of healing and personal growth.
(646) 600-9229 
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Albany, NY 12203
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Katherine Grigg
Pastoral Counselor, MPC, RSMT
I am particularly drawn to working with women, young adults and members of the LGBTQ + community.
Are you looking for a different way to do therapy? One that focuses on your body, mind and spirit? Do you want more meaning and satisfaction in your life? Would you like to feel more connected to yourself and the world around you, more alive? How would it be for you to come back home to yourself and listen to the wisdom of your body?
(860) 378-8016 
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Albany, NY 12201
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Celine Katz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Additionally, she holds space for individuals in the LGBTQ community looking for a safe to process and work through challenges they've had to face.
Celine has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Capital Region for the past 6 years. In 2018 she completed a two year post-graduate residency with Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region, developing her specialty with families as well as relationship dynamics. Celine has worked closely with couples and individuals addressing behavioral issues, traumatic events, as well as relational concerns to heal and build healthy relationships. Currently she is taking on new clients on a limited basis and offering services through Telehealth.
(518) 501-1446 
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Albany, NY 12203
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Terence Hoyt, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWRNY, LCSW-NJ, PhD, MSW
Verified
I work with individuals to help them increase self-awareness and lead happier lives. My unique background makes me different than most therapists. In addition to being a licensed therapist, I have a PhD in Philosophy. As a therapist and life coach, I help individuals struggling with relationships, codependency, sexual compulsivity, and substance/alcohol abuse. I also work with adult children of alcoholics, those who grew up in families where emotional chaos and parent addiction may be affecting their adult relationships. In addition, I work with gay individuals and couples.
(518) 730-4977 
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Albany, NY 12205
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Timothy (Tas) Steiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I also work with the LGBTQ community.
Do you, your boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, or family members disagree about too many things, communication styles, control issues, do you argue too often? Do you struggle with low self-esteem, self-doubt, depression, and anxiety? Perhaps you, a friend or family member drink too much or have a drug problem, financial inequities, impatience, short temper, or anger management issues. Do you feel manipulated or coerced or that your wishes or your feelings are discounted and rejected by others? Are there too many upsets in your own day or do others make your days more complicated?
(518) 348-4417 
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Albany, NY 12205
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Maria Bove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
I specialize in treating people with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, relationships issues, LGBTQ +, mood issues, life transitions, OCD, PTSD.
I believe that therapy is a process meant to help people achieve greater peace and happiness, living the life they envision. With guidance you are in charge of your treatment. Therapy will help you tap into your innate strengths and talents. I have 25 years of experience counseling individuals, families and couples. I will bring compassion and knowledge to our work using a patient-centered approach.
(518) 285-0760 
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Albany, NY 12204
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John Rubin At Nassau Psychology Pc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
We offer Individual, Couples, and Group treatment, including groups for: Parenting, Social Skills, Teens, LGBT , Millennials and others.
John received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and has worked with diverse populations in a variety of settings including community mental health and private practice. He has experience treating adolescents and adults and specializes in depression, anxiety and ADHD. His warm, personable disposition and sense of humor creates a supportive and safe environment for treatment focused on helping people gain insight and make improvements in their lives. John’s style is rooted in respect and the belief that each individual’s circumstances is unique and should be collaboratively explored.
(518) 310-5050 
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Albany, NY 12208
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Margarita Gershik-Gleyzer At Nassau Psychology Pc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
We offer Individual, Couples, and Group treatment, including groups for: Parenting, Social Skills, Teens, LGBT , Millennials and others.
Margarita Gershik-Gleyzer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master’s of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She also holds a Master of Psychology from the Ferkauf School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Margarita completed one year of continuing education study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults through the New Hope Guild Training Program. Margarita has been practicing as a psychotherapist and social worker for over 20 years, working as a medical social worker in several home care agencies and hospitals; a nursing home and a dialysis center.
(518) 201-1162 
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Albany, NY 12208
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Sophia DeVito
Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified
At this time my work is a particularly good fit for: parents and caregivers, young people (teens, young adults), LGBTQ folks, people practicing nonmonogamy, and anyone yearning for personal and collective liberation.
I believe that healing of self lays the foundation for showing up authentically in relationships, doing fulfilling work, raising courageous and caring children, and building a more just and safer world for all. I believe that healing of self requires cultivating mind/body states that allow for joy, play, curiosity, and connection. I believe healing of self often means recognizing the ways in which we have been misled, harmed, and/or abused by larger social systems which were not designed for human thriving.
(518) 989-0982 
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Albany, NY 12208
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Yi Zhou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I work with clients who identify as lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender or queer .
I am a licensed Master Social Worker practicing in the Capital Region through Telehealth. Working with clients, I take a person-centered, strength-based approach. I like meeting clients where they are and helping them to set up practical and tangible goals that make the most sense to them. I believe one's true self is embedded in authenticity and compassion, and one's life flourishes through embracing who we really are. I enjoy helping couples, partners and families achieve a greater sense of unity and satisfaction in their lives through Emotionally Focused Therapy and Family Systems Therapy.
(518) 832-5343 
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Albany, NY 12203
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Isolde Keilhofer
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP
Verified
I work with many specialization including mental health professionals, engineers, artists, educators, the international community, LGBTQ +, and with special concerns such as sexual trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, life's many trying transitions.
Are you feeling anxious, isolated, depressed? Are you having difficulty with relationships? Are you creatively blocked? Problems in living can be encountered despite accomplishment. I help you identify blocks in relationships, career, creativity. Life is full of unexpected shocks; therapy can be an auxiliary shock absorber.
(212) 726-0558 
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Albany, NY 12208
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Catherine Balletto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
I have expertise in the areas of eating and body image issues, LGBTQ + sexualities, trauma, parenting, reproductive health, HIV/ADIS.
I am an institute trained psychotherapist, working integratively, within a contemporary, relational, psychodynamic orientation. After more than two decades of practicing in New York City, I am now located in Western Massachusetts, though I maintain NY licensure. For me, at the heart of a relational, psychodynamic, approach is my effort to strive to meet people where they are and make the work understandable and accessible based on who you are. I respect and build upon the ways in which I am invited to join and help expand psychic space, so that areas which are troubling can be demystified, transformed and feel less daunting.
(413) 566-7394 
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Albany, NY 12210
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Felix Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I have experience working with queer and trans individuals and BIPOC through an intersectional liberation framework.
As a therapist I take an integrated approach catered to each individual client to find what fits best. I like to empower clients by helping them develop tools to handle the stress, anxiety, depression and other struggles that they may face on what seems like an individual level. Using systems perspective I acknowledge how factors such as trauma, interpersonal relationships, community, institutions and society may all contribute to issues experienced within you. I also put emphasis on navigating these relationships through developing healthy communication and boundary skills as part of building a healthy support network.
(518) 302-2402 
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Albany, NY 12201
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Albany. 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.