LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Alex Cristina-Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I offer a nonjudgmental, empathic, and genuine approach with all of my clients. I bring empathy into every interaction I have with every person & I operate from a radical, social justice, abolitionist, anti-oppressive perspective. I incorporate the Liberation Health Framework into my work, paying close attention to how oppression/systems affect everyone's experiences moving through the world. My identity as a queer mixed race woman of color strongly influences my practice and work with clients. I have experience working with QTPOC communities, disenfranchised & marginalized identities, and folks navigating mental health challenges.
(347) 218-9756 
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Brooklyn, NY 11217
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Roxy Schoenfeld
MA, LCAT, RDT
Verified
Feeling stuck? Want to bring some playfulness into your life and feel like something can change? Drama Therapy, an experiential approach to facilitating change, is an incredible tool for self-discovery, transformation, and connection. As a queer gender nonconforming therapist, I especially enjoy working with queer and trans folks, and focus on queering my practice away from white supremacist and ableist systems of pathology. My goal is to create a space that feels safe enough for you to expand self-acceptance, grow in ways that are important to you, and maybe even have a laugh in the process.
 
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Brooklyn, NY 11225
Offers online therapy
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Geunsaeng Ahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPH, CD
Verified
I believe everyone has a story that needs to be shared. Therapy can be a space where we challenge how we relate to the stories we tell our selves, others, and those others may uphold. I passionately support individuals, partner(s), and families in their journeys through stories that seek to be told, unraveled, unlearned, as well as written anew so that we may better honor our stories and each other. My primary specialties in my therapeutic practice is supporting people who may identify as LGBTQ +; QTBIPOC; transgender ; non-binary; gender expansive; gender variant; Asian American; East Asian; Diasporic; People of the Global Majority.
(347) 539-4776 
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Brooklyn, NY 11225
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Melissa Zola
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I am a licensed mental health counselor who uses mindfulness, CBT, and other modalities to provide each client with the treatment that best fits their needs. I have worked with individuals, families, and members of the LGBTQIA + community. With a goal to improve overall well-being, I partner with clients to develop healthy boundaries, improve communication, and adopt effective grounding techniques. I approach each client with an openness to learn what values and beliefs hold the most importance for them, and strive to approach each session with respect and compassion.
(929) 205-6248 
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Brooklyn, NY 11222
Not accepting new clients
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Joseph K Hovey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
I'm here to help you understand and address the problems impacting your life. I effectively help individuals confronting issues including relationship problems, anxiety, depression, substance use challenges, life transition, parenting concerns, and grief. I have specialty training in work with youth and families, as well as LGBTQ individuals. I've previously worked and trained in settings ranging from a VA hospital to public schools.
(718) 734-2438 
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Brooklyn, NY 11242
Offers online therapy
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Evan Ganick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ASW
Verified
Wellness is not merely qualified by high functioning or low functioning, but is a much more nuanced relationship with self and the environment. As a queer affirmative and trauma-informed therapist, I'm interested in understanding the connection between the traumatized mind-body to facilitate a transition from survival to flourishing, from coping to thriving. I'm passionate about working with a diverse array of individuals and couples to facilitate wellness, via their mental, physical, sexual, and spiritual health.
(929) 242-4325 
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
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Eric Strauss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a gay man and psychotherapist, I am in a unique position to understand and relate to the unique needs of the LGBTQ population.
My practice is varied, although the focus over the years has been the LGBTQ community. I see singles, couples and families. I role is to be a supportive agent, assisting the client to explore their past and present and to be more open about conflicts that are causing stress. Together, we explore the clients past, namely family, in order to develop a deeper understanding of their present patterns and relationships. Anxiety, low self-esteem, sexuality, work problems are all examined. As a parent who has adopted, I work with families and individuals who are concerned about adoption/foster care issues.
(917) 810-2164 
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Brooklyn, NY 11231
Offers online therapy
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Maggie Dunleavy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My therapeutic practice is informed by critical race theory as well as queer and feminist theory and grounded in an understanding that as a white therapist, cultural humility and anti-racist practice are essential to my work with all clients.
Hi, I'm glad you're here! In my therapeutic practice, I work to support all clients in their exploration and healing around issues of gender identity, sex and sexuality, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, cultivating healthy relationships, and self-acceptance. I specialize in therapeutic work with queer and trans clients. I believe that the most important aspect of therapeutic work is the creation of an affirming and safe relationship between therapist and client. In this way, my approach as a therapist is one that first and foremost is warm, kind, and authentic.
 
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
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Luis Illades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CASAC
Verified
My personal experience as a Latin American queer person with my own story of addiction and recovery informs my work.
Are you wanting to make some changes but struggling to release old behavior patterns or relationships? Do you find yourself returning to familiar but detrimental ways of dealing with love, sex, or friendship? Do you struggle with self-doubt, comparing yourself to others and yearning for more meaning in life? Through thoughtful exploration and awareness building, we will help you to explore new ways of understanding your beliefs, fears, and relational patterns. My clients find that through therapy they are able to better understand themselves and also better able to be understood by others.
(347) 801-0411 
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Brooklyn, NY 11211
Offers online therapy
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Kelsea Verdi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
As a queer identifying practitioner implementing an intersectional feminist framework, providing inclusionary environments where one feels welcomed, celebrated and supported is a focal point in my practice. I place emphasis on cultivating meaningful connections with clients that are founded in mindfulness and trust. Using modalities such as somatic psychotherapy, CBT, and motivational interviewing, I prioritize a holistic approach to healing that embodies the mind, body and spirit.
 
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
Offers online therapy
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Scott Zotto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SIFI, BFA
Verified
At times it may seem as if we're at odds with our mind. The thoughts and feelings we experience seem overwhelming. We can convince ourselves we're undeserving of contentment, love, happiness, success, acceptance, etc. Where does that come from and why is it so easy to believe? For those of us in the LGBTQIA + community, there are added layers we need to work through, making it difficult for us to thrive. Therapy can play a meaningful role by providing a space to work through the layers, confront our hurtful thoughts and feelings, unburden ourselves of the past, and truly learn to thrive.
(516) 342-5253 
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Brooklyn, NY 11211
Offers online therapy
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Leila Zhanybekova
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC, MPS
Verified
All of you deserves affirmative care, and I would be honored to witness you and join you on your journey. Together, we will collaborate to explore your current struggles, look into your relationships, process your experiences, unpack intergenerational and racial trauma, identify and change patterns of thought and behavior, and gain insight into your life's journey. My own cultural background as a queer immigrant provides me a deep understanding of the nuanced ways that our intersectional identities influence the way we see ourselves. In session, we build a warm, humorous, and authentic relationship to help you reach your goals.
(718) 865-3943 
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Brooklyn, NY 11221
Offers online therapy
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Michael Clemens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My office is in Brooklyn Heights, I'm gay , and have a three-legged dog named Lil’ Edie.
I believe that therapy works when the patient and I work together as a team. Through open and transparent conversations, we deepen your understanding of relationships, their nature, and history. The work is collaborative, challenging, and authentic.
(347) 560-5902 
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
Offers online therapy
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Tony Ortega
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
If you identify as gay , lesbian , bisexual , transgender , queer , non-binary or questioning, this is the practice for your needs. I am a psychologist who helps you work through thoughts and feelings that are not working for you and develop an action plan to create a life beyond your wildest dreams. I use my skills to help clients feel better so they can choose to make significant changes in their lives. My goals are to remove the obstacles to your accessing your internal power so that you can rewrite your stories, find your voice and live authentically.
(347) 682-3807 
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Brooklyn, NY 11241
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Timothy Sponsler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
Whether you have problems with depression, self-esteem, LGBTQIA -related issues (I am LGBTQIA ), or other, I will offer insight, tools to push you forward, and support for the course.
Do you want to change how you feel, your habits, or how you interact with others?  You deserve a therapist who will listen with empathy and offer insight without judgment, someone who will help you figure out what is holding you back and how to overcome it. This may require examining your perceptions, your beliefs, your interactions, and of course your history. Evidence-based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy may also be helpful.
(646) 692-0238 
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Brooklyn, NY 11249
Offers online therapy
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Colin Estrellado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
If you are wanting to explore the intersections of your upbringing, identities, and functioning, then I am the therapist for you. I view each client through a trauma-informed and strengths-based lens and employ a mosaic of therapeutic approaches, including dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and mindfulness. Although I have experience working with a variety of clients on a variety of issues, I most enjoy working with fellow members of the queer and mixed-race communities.
(929) 205-2832 
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Brooklyn, NY 11215
Not accepting new clients
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LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Expansive Therapy is an LGBTQ affirming mental health counseling practice with locations in New York City and San Francisco. We offer online therapy to individuals and couples anywhere in New York State. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs. Our mission at Expansive Therapy is to create a safe space for the LGBTQ community to heal and grow, to expand the things that are working, and to encourage personal freedom.
(914) 252-3307 
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Brooklyn, NY 11221
Offers online therapy
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Sean Hershey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Relax. Stay awhile. You deserve to feel heard and understood. I help lgbtqia clients in their 20s & 30s understand relationships and build closer, more loving connections. Are you feeling alone? Stuck in the same old relationship patterns? Want to deepen your communication? Anxiety about dating? Many of us have blocks to feeling close with others. In a cis-hetero-patriarchal world, many of us have survived interpersonal trauma. But healing is possible. Together, we got this. Now, let's get to work.
(646) 849-3293 
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Brooklyn, NY 11230
Offers online therapy
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Tyrone J. Caver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with the people who are fed up, tired of feeling stuck, and ready to break free of unhelpful patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I specialize in work with individuals, couples, and families with adult children as well as individuals of the Black and LGBTQ + communities.
 
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Brooklyn, NY 11242
Not accepting new clients
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Meredith Snow
Creative Arts Therapist, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
I also provide care to LGBTQIA + individuals and their families.
Are you frustrated by thinking about your problems? As an art therapist, I incorporate talk therapy with art making to help my clients. Together we unlock your creative potential and develop new ways to interact in the world that alleviate stress, depression and anxiety. We are hard wired to be social creatures yet we often find ourselves in isolation with our pain. If you or a family member is feeling stuck or confused by the past, are engaged in destructive patterns, or overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, then I encourage you to reach out. You are not alone.
(347) 343-6817 
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Brooklyn, NY 11237
Offers online therapy


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