LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in New York, NY

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Rachel Harlich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Tired of having to educate your therapist on issues of sexuality and gender? I've been there. I specialize in working with LGBTQIA + populations, including those of transgender and non-binary experience, "alternative" sexualities such as polyamory/non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, and sex work. I approach psychotherapy from a holistic and trauma-informed lens, utilizing emotion-focused, body-based, mindfulness-informed modalities as well as more traditional approaches like psychodynamic and CBT.
(929) 295-7758 
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New York, NY 10003
Offers online therapy
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Sabrina Sarro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, C-DBT, CTP
Verified
I am a Black/ Haitian, mixed-race trans * person. I am a Womb therapist, PCOS specialist, and overall gender spirit exfoliator! Need support in navigating a world that erases, invalidates, or dismisses you? Noticing pain patterns showing up in your body and need someone to hold you through/help advocate for/with you? Spent from chronic burn out or energy inflammation in your interpersonal relationships? Moving from a heart center, I enter into a loving relationship with you that prioritizes the directions you want to honor, the feelings showing up in your body, and how you want to envision life forward.
(646) 956-1277 
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New York, NY 10175
Offers online therapy
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Marty Aaron Cooper
Psychologist, PhD, MA, LMHC
Verified
Are you a gay man struggling in romantic relationships or your work life? Do you compare yourself to others and sometimes think you are not enough? Being part of the gay community can be amazing but it can also be challenging. I uniquely understand the pressures of the community and how to help you develop better relationships and succeed professionally.
(917) 791-3079 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Andrew Triska, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Have you struggled to find a therapist who respects and appreciates your identity *and* challenges you to make tough decisions? Whether you’re coping with anxiety or OCD, exploring your gender identity, looking effective relationship therapy, or struggling with hoarding and clutter, get some answers with an experienced, queer - and trans -identified psychotherapist and published mental health author.
(646) 787-0950 
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New York, NY 10016
Offers online therapy
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LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
We welcome all sexual and gender identities and make LGBTQ affirming space a priority.
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. 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.
(914) 350-5843 
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New York, NY 10007
Offers online therapy
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Christopher B. Stults
Psychologist, PhD, LMHC
Verified
I also specialize in helping LGBTQ people to come out, navigate relationships, and improve self-esteem.
There are times in all of our lives when things just don't seem to be working for us anymore. During these difficult periods, it helps to have the support and guidance of a trained professional. My name is Dr. Christopher Stults and I would like to help you to overcome the challenges you are facing. I am confident in my ability to empower my clients to make the changes necessary to build happier, healthier lives.
(917) 668-0828 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Zach Udko
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I specialize in counseling clients in the entertainment industry, creatives in related fields, and the LGBTQ community.
My warm, open-minded, and non-judgmental style cultivates a process that is both active and challenging. I'm not just here to listen; I'm here to help you get unstuck. Together we'll explore and confront the blocks in your daily life, as well as past events that are still holding you back. Our sessions will focus on increasing your self-acceptance, authenticity, and connectedness with others. You will develop skills to reduce feelings of shame, anxiety, and hopelessness.
(631) 619-2321 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW
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, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. 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 are all LGBTQ + affirming. Our mission at Expansive Therapy is to create a safe space to heal and grow, to expand the things that are working, and to encourage personal freedom.
(914) 342-7422 
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New York, NY 10002
Offers online therapy
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Ric Mathews
Counselor, LMHC, CYT-500, MSEd
Verified
The biggest turning point in my life was when I fully understood what it meant to be present. Healing practices such as meditation and yoga helped me to stop overthinking and silence the inner critic that had been running my life. By integrating these teachings into therapy, I want to help you do the same. Unresolved grief, trauma, feelings of abandonment, shame, and anger can trap us in our past. Similarly, if left unchecked, anxiety, fear, and worry about the future can stop us from living fully in the present. For BIPOC and LGBTQIA + individuals, fear of violence and injustice adds more stress to the weight of these hardships.
(646) 860-0869 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Rachel Teichman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I specialize in therapy geared towards the LGBTQIA community, with a large focus on self acceptance and the exploration of identity.
I don’t have an ideal client, but I do have groups of people and issues that I hone myself on. A huge focus of mine is that of identity issues and acceptance. As a queer therapist I deeply understand the struggles of gender identity. The issue of identity goes into many different aspects of an individual, and I largely focus on self acceptance and the exploration of identity, as well as how self acceptance can allow a person to grow and flourish.
(631) 806-3773 
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New York, NY 10021
Offers online therapy
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Tim Sponsler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
Whether you have problems with depression, self-esteem, LGBTQIA -related issues (I am LGBTQIA ), or something else, I can 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 interactions, and even your history. Evidence-based techniques and coping mechanisms may also be helpful.
(914) 313-8741 
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New York, NY 10012
Offers online therapy
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Richard A. Unite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My therapy space is warm, collaborative, client-centered, and strengths-based, and much of my expertise has been working with queer , transgender , and HIV-affected youth and adults around experiences of abuse and violence.
Hi there! My name is Richard (they/he) and I am a Non-binary Filipinx Psychotherapist based in New York City. Growing up as a queer , low-income, first-generation college student with immigrant parents, I draw on my experiences to provide social justice-informed trauma therapy.
(718) 751-0297 
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New York, NY 10013
Not accepting new clients
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Jack Haines
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Jack Haines is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of LGBTQ individuals and couples. He believes in the effectiveness of mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and existential therapy. His approach is collaborative in nature and prioritizes the insights and guidance that arise in clients.
(317) 934-7052 
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New York, NY 10011
Offers online therapy
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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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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Gay Affirming Therapy
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
We welcome all sexual and gender identities and make LGBTQ affirming space a priority.
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. We offer online therapy to individuals and couples anywhere in New York State and California State. We have a diverse team of gay affirming therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs. Our mission at Expansive Therapy is to create a safe space to heal and grow, to expand the things that are working, and to encourage personal freedom.
(646) 480-9204 
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New York, NY 10014
Offers online therapy
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Weston Clay
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Inclusivity, antiracism, and LGBTQ + competency are fundamental to the way I work.
The way I see it, the goal of therapy is to bolster you so that you can maneuver whatever life brings your way. Depression, anxiety, and trauma all block our capacity to experience the wide range of emotions that give life it's vitality. As your therapist, I will be a secure and safe support as we explore patterns in your emotions and relationships, I will encourage you to experience life in a present-focused and embodied manner, and I will help to foster the growth of your natural strengths and resiliencies. Ultimately, I want to help my clients to reclaim their unique identity and to become better friends to themselves.
(332) 900-4185 
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New York, NY 10003
Offers online therapy
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Nadav Antebi-Gruszka
Counselor, PhD, MA, LMHC
Verified
Welcome! I help diverse LGBTQ + adults (18-40) overcome trauma and shame, get rid of the pressure to perform, and discover their authentic self. I approach the therapeutic process with unconditional affirmation, respect, care, and compassion. I have 10+ years of experience working with LGBTQ +, gender creative/non-binary, kink/BDSM, poly/non-monogamy, sex workers, and fat individuals. I had the privilege of being a resource to individuals, couples, and families facing various challenges including depression, anxiety, body image, self-esteem, perfectionism, loneliness, relationship challenges, and family struggles.
 
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New York, NY 10014
Offers online therapy
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Eric Mascara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with adults facing diverse obstacles, including anxiety, depression, grief, living with HIV/AIDS, life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, men's mental health and navigating sexuality and gender identity. My experience has been primarily with male-identified clients of all sexual orientations. I also work with many clients in the entertainment industry. I am knowledgeable and affirming around LGBTQIA + identities and relationships. Through a psychodynamic approach, I will support you on your journey of understanding the root causes of your challenges while identifying solutions to take concrete steps toward life changes.
(646) 681-7609 
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New York, NY 10014
Offers online therapy
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Nick Fager
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
I identify as gay and queer , have extensive experience with the LGBTQ community, and make LGBTQ affirming space a priority.
I believe that mental health issues arise when we are faced with overwhelming emotions in isolation. Without the necessary support, emotions get so big and daunting that we defend ourselves against them, leading to numbness, anxiety, and depression. My goal is to invite intense emotions into the room so that we can learn to regulate them together and they can be reincorporated into the psyche, leading to a fuller and healthier life.
(707) 267-2529 
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New York, NY 10036
Offers online therapy
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Brittney Schwab
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
I'm a seasoned clinician with deep respect and empathy for the experience of others. For over ten years, I've practiced psychotherapy in various schools, clinics and hospitals throughout NYC. My practice honors intersectional identities, and I’ve worked especially close with individuals from LGB, Queer , Trans /NB/GNC, Black and Latinx communities. I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, grief, trauma, ADHD, and family conflict. My lived experience complements my professional experience, making me uniquely qualified to provide the empathic, trauma-informed care you are seeking.
(914) 219-6407 
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New York, NY 10031
Offers online therapy
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in 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.