LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Kips Bay, New York, NY

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Patrick Abrams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Based in psychodynamic theory and unconditional positive regard for the client I lead a trauma-informed and LGBTQ -affirming healing space.
You may be wondering what your last relationship has taught you. You may feel like your current job or school has you stuck. Maybe you're in the process of coming out, in the myriad of ways that means, and you're looking for help to process it. Maybe I can help. You are the *expert in your own life* and we will be co-creating this healing space, the therapeutic alliance.
(347) 297-5465 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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Expansive Therapy (LGBTQ+ Affirming)
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, MHC-LP, Interns
Verified
We welcome all sexual and gender identities and make LGBTQ affirming space a priority.
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal therapy practice with locations in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We offer online therapy to individuals and couples anywhere in New York State and California State. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs. Our website is expansivetherapy.com and you can reach for more information there!
(415) 799-1239 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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Megan Wakeley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
For over a decade I have worked with the LGBTQ + community, adolescents, young adults and adults regarding family & relationship issues, transitions, career stress/burnout, self image, anxiety, depression and trauma.
For some, therapy provides a space to address a current crisis, chronic feelings of distress or to expand awareness of oneself and sometimes a mix of all three. I believe therapy is most impactful when it is tailored to each person’s unique needs and concerns. This looks different for everyone and might even look different throughout your journey. Good therapy can help you to make the changes you have been struggling with, identify the patterns that might be holding you back and ultimately help you to create a more fulfilling life.
(646) 971-9130 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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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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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10016
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Julie Lichtstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NCPsyA
Verified
I have advanced training in psychotherapy/psychoanalysis, and in substance abuse/addictions, with particular experience with the LGBTQIA + communities, young adults, teens, and with parents around the challenges of raising healthy, self-actualizing children.
Psychotherapy . . . a dynamic, interactive journey. I offer a safe, caring, professional environment in which we co-create a relationship essential for your healing and growth to occur naturally. With you, I undertake the opportunity to cultivate a supportive and trusting relationship. In my 25 years as a therapist, I have come to know that it is the genuine connection between us that paves the way to successful, fulfilling therapy. I will help you to learn more about yourself, to understand why you do what you do and to uncover, strengthen and integrate the many aspects that make you authentically you.
(646) 490-0575 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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Caitlin MacCrate
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have a sub-specialty in working with LGBTQ + individuals and identity exploration generally.
Therapy can help you work through problems that feel too big or overwhelming to tackle alone. Together, in a warm and confidential space, we can begin to explore what is making you feel anxious or stuck without judgement or fear. In therapy with me, you will be seen as an individual person with unique desires and experiences, not a collection of symptoms or issues. In session, you can expect liveliness and candor as we discuss the things you wish to explore: relationships, work, worries, goals and sense of self.
(845) 237-5272 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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James Moore- Queer Affirming Therapy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I earned my MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness with a Dual Degree in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services at NYU.
I strive to create a gender-affirming and sexuality-affirming space where people of any identity may feel safe and welcome to share their experiences. I believe that crafting a mutually respectful and beneficial therapeutic relationship is at the core of therapy. I have extensive experience working with LGB & TGNC-identified individuals in the fields of crisis management, substance use, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I gravitate towards an eclectic modality pulling from psycho-dynamics, REBT, Feminist, and Relational Theories.
(929) 357-1155 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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Nunzio Signorella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker based in New York City with over 20 years of experience. I am clinically trained to provide psychotherapy with adults and adolescents by New York University in psychodynamic, insight-oriented therapy, ego psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy in a harm reduction modality. I am also credentialed as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor. Specializations are in lesbian and gay issues and people questioning gender identity (non-binary gender fluidity to gender non-conforming) and sexual orientation as well as HIV, substance abuse, sexual heal, life changes and transitions, and mood disorders, inclusive of depression and anxiety.
(347) 934-4672 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10016
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Edgar Vargas (He Him His)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPH
Verified
I have experience working with LGBTQ , gender non-binary, and people of color.
I believe that therapy is about helping you transition from where you currently find yourself in life and working towards where you want to be, reaching your most authentic self. I am committed to creating a warm, inviting and emphatic atmosphere where you may feel empowered to take charge of your life. Our process together will be one where you feel comfortable opening up to me, and together, we will work on the challenges you are facing. Our work operates from a strengths-based perspective, and I elicit feedback from you along the way to create specialized care unique to your needs. It is my goal that we evoke change together.
(646) 374-3004 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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Eric Arevalo
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
I work with individuals and couples, adults and adolescents on a range of issues including: overcoming depression, anxiety, and mood disorders; adjustment issues and life transitions; gender and sexuality; premarital counseling; career and vocational; social anxiety and peer relationships; hoarding and organization; smoking cessation; and overcoming substance use and addictions. I have extensive experience working with military veterans, individuals who identify as LGBT , and people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
(347) 960-4547 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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Juan Olmedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
I have worked closely with many communities and their issues including LGBT , communities of color, and being HIV-positive, HIV-negative or unknown.
I have worked in social services providing individual and group counseling in New York City for over 15 years. From crisis hotline volunteer to HIV test educator, from substance use counselor to prevention group leader, my work has taught me two important things: no one's life is perfect and everyone's got issues. So why therapy? There are times when you find yourself in the same frustrating or painful situation, or when you just want to make a change but don't know how - therapy can help. With my training and experience, I can help you through these times.
(646) 257-5047 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10016
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K C Bugg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist who has 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals with a variety of issues including anxiety, stress management, relationship concerns, self-esteem, bipolar disorder, and depression. I have experience working with individuals within the LGBTQ community, as well as adolescents, and those struggling with compulsive behaviors. My background and training also allows him to assist clients in exploring matters of faith and spirituality should they so desire. I work to create an open, non-judgmental space whereby individuals can begin to explore important life questions and develop new ways of being and coping.
(212) 256-1697 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10016
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Simone C LaVerne
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified
I work with those going through a life transition, whether it be a relationship change, entering into a new phase of life, coming out as LGBTQ , or something else entirely. I also work with people who have survived trauma, and help them find a way to build a narrative around what has happened, and discover empowerment in who they are now. Whether it is healing from trauma, or working your way through a life transition, we will find a way to integrate all that has happened in your past, and build the future you want to create. Most of my clients identify as LGBTQ , and I myself am queer -identified, but everyone is welcome.
(917) 983-0763 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10016
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Tyler Mafi
MHC-LP, EdM
Verified
Welcome! I am happy you are here. If you're navigating the chaos of city life and you're hoping to explore your identity, connect more deeply with your culture, or gain support for an adolescent in your life, I am here to help. My name is Tyler, and I am an NYC-based queer , trans , and multicultural psychotherapist. I believe my role as a therapist is to help you access your inner wisdom and authentic self through collaborative self-exploration that centers your unique identities and cultural background.
(929) 205-7607 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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James Moore- Expansive Therapy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I earned my MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness with a Dual Degree in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services at NYU.
I strive to create a gender-affirming and sexuality-affirming space where people of any identity may feel safe and welcome to share their experiences. I believe that crafting a mutually respectful and beneficial therapeutic relationship is at the core of therapy. I have extensive experience working with LGB & TGNC-identified individuals in the fields of crisis management, substance use, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I gravitate towards an eclectic modality pulling from psycho-dynamics, REBT, Feminist, and Relational Theories.
(929) 362-5951 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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James Vining
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have specialized training and expertise in working with: gender, sexuality, poly/non-monogamy, kink, complex trauma, self-esteem, relationships, relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, queer and trans youth, coming out and issues related to biculturalism, bilingualism, acculturation, and trauma and loss related to migration.
Collaborative by nature, I aim to provide a caring and safe space where you feel validated, valued, and are open to explore new parts of yourself. My understanding of personal change and growth is grounded in both psychodynamic and systems theories. Together, we focus on how some of your early history may inform your present challenges while also acknowledging the impact of the familial, institutional, and cultural systems in which you live. In addition, I believe that a consistent sense of curiosity and authentic presence with you, where multiple meanings can be explored, is paramount to growth-promoting and healing therapy.
(551) 257-2646 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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Benjamin Davis
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
Looking for a therapist, and particularly a queer and trans affirming therapist, can be a difficult and often complex process. We want someone who will understand our needs and our background, help us grow and develop new skills, and will support us in making sense of something that remains unsettling, perhaps years after a trauma or thought pattern first emerged.
(917) 525-5361 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10016
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Paul Kelly
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CSAT
Verified
If you are struggling with sex addiction, relationship issues, career or creative stagnation, or spiritual distress, you don't have to face these issues alone. I am a caring, compassionate psychotherapist with specialized training and experience in each of these areas. I treat both straight and gay clients, and work with individuals as well as couples.
(917) 426-9529 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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Nick Santo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, DSW
Verified
If you identify as an LGBTQIA + person and are struggling with: feeling “lost”, worried about not belonging, or feeling powerless or “voiceless”, I understand and can help. I have seen many clients start therapy in a place of feeling lost, disempowered, and hopeless. Through our work, I have noticed that my clients: feel freer to be themselves, less intimidated navigating the world, feel more confident in attracting and being in various relationships, and most importantly an ability to feel worthy, lovable, and a true sense of belonging.
(347) 380-7209 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10010
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Cal Klingensmith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have three areas of expertise - substance use, eating disorders and gender affirming care. Substance use includes anything from being curious about your relationship to substances to wanting to stop using completely. Eating issues can range from poor body image to binging/purging/restricting on a daily basis. In regards to gender affirming care - as a trans guy, I have a special place in my heart for clients who are exploring their gender/sexuality. Whether you are just starting to question or worried about coming out or need letters to obtain appropriate medical care - a safe place to process can be very helpful.
(718) 568-7804 
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Kips Bay
New York, NY 10016


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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Kips Bay, New York. 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.