LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Rochester, NY

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Emma L. Wolford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Are you not feeling like yourself, maybe questioning who you are? Maybe life has sent a lot of challenges and you are feeling depressed & anxious. You might be looking for an LGBTQ specialist to support coming out or gender transition, or same sex couples counseling, and are having a hard time finding a therapist with the right training & experience to help you. I have 20 years of experience & my practice focuses on college students & adults (individuals & couples). I can provide you a non-judgmental place to process your concerns & gain coping skills as you discover and embrace your authentic self, on the path to your best life.
(585) 440-7107 
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Rochester, NY 14610
Offers online therapy
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Spotted Rabbit Creative Arts Therapy
Art Therapist, LCAT
Verified
We all want to love, be loved, do something meaningful, and have purpose in our lives, yet all too often prior relationships and life experiences have left us with coping skills that are unhealthy, ineffective or just downright baffling. As a practice Spotted Rabbit specializes in working with adults who have a history of childhood emotional abuse and/or neglect. Those we work with often find that they have difficulty with relationships, struggle to relax, and wish they were in more control of their lives. For clients with disordered eating, we work from a HAES and intuitive eating approach. Several of our therapists are LGBTQIA +.
(585) 351-2153 
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Rochester, NY 14618
Offers online therapy
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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.
Appts avail <>Every other Mon at 12noon, <>Every other Tues at 2pm, <>Every other Tues at 4pm, <>Every other Thurs at 4pm<> (for individuals, not relationships). Please email to proceed. 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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Rochester, NY 14614
Offers online therapy
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Griffin Church
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
I specialize in working with trans , queer , and polyamorous adults navigating issues related or unrelated to those identities. I also offer personalized, state of the art gender transition coaching.
(518) 263-0835 
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Rochester, NY 14623
Offers online therapy
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Trevor Gates-Crandall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
I am a social work educator and clinical social worker who specializes in practice with lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , and queer + people.
I use a solution-focused and person-centered approach, and work best with people who enjoy finding creative solutions to what's bothering them. Most of my clients are interested in being goal-focused, constructing meaningful solutions, identifying appropriate community resources, and engaging in respectful and collaborative dialogue.
(719) 735-7091 
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Rochester, NY 14600
Offers online therapy
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Johnny Sparrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am looking to help those who are struggling with inner doubt, self-esteem issues, trauma, anxiety & identity surrounding either gender/sexuality or both, grief and loss. My personal journey that has brought me to become a therapist provides a unique perspective that sets myself apart from other therapists due to my personal experience with gender and sexual identity. As a person who identifies as part of the lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , and queer ( LGBTQ ) community myself, I am proud to specialize in LGBTQ affirmative treatment.
(585) 299-5591 
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Rochester, NY 14626
Offers online therapy
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Lyrah Wallace
Art Therapist, LCAT-LP
Verified
As a queer and nonbinary individual, I am passionate about working with and advocating for gender and sexual minorities.
As LGBTQPIA+ individuals, our daily lives are often clouded with shame, fear, isolation, and trauma but it doesn’t have to be this way. Through self-expression and art making, we can find healing, empowerment, self-discovery, and community. My goal as a therapist is to make sure you are feeling heard, accepted, and supported on our therapeutic journey together. Through talk and art-making I can help counter negative experiences that leave you feeling invalidated as your authentic self by giving you the ability to freely explore and express yourself and work towards feeling more in control and capable of handling life's challenges.
(585) 430-9877 x704 
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Rochester, NY 14618
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Wadsworth
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
My passions are treating OCD and helping LGBTQ + folks navigate identity processes. Many of my clients joke that I am "not a talk therapist, but a 'do' therapist," as sessions are often very active and skills focused. I view therapy as a supportive environment where I can help clients face their fears. I provide only evidence-based treatments, as my goal is to help people get results as soon as possible.
(585) 542-1834 
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Rochester, NY 14623
Offers online therapy
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Maureen Sharp
LP-MHC, MA
Verified
Welcome! My name is Maureen and my experience is working with adults, teens, and children struggling with a wide rage of issues, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, among many more. I also enjoy working with people navigating different parts of their identity, particularly LGBTQIA + persons. My goal is that every individual who comes to me for therapy feels heard and understood. I create a safe and affirmative environment in which you are able to explore your emotions, thoughts, fears, and desires so you can move towards healing and connection.
(585) 735-0363 
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Quinntarah Maxwell
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I am kink, polyam, and LGBTQIA affirming.
My healing toolkit consists of various techniques that result in my eclectic therapy style. My previous positions include community and trauma-focused mental health services with systems-involved and marginalized groups. I'm dedicated to removing the barriers between marginalized communities and access to quality mental health services.
(585) 440-6094 
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Rochester, NY 14622
Offers online therapy
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Scott LaForce Coaching LLC
MA, MFA, Coach
I specialize in creative and empowerment-focused relational approaches as a LGBTQ + affirming and sex-positive Life-Coach.
I am currently accepting clients along the spectrum of issues revolving around relationships, intimacy, sexuality, and sexual identity. This includes individuals seeking a more full, balanced, and healthy relationship to self; as well as anyone seeking better relationships to others, including monogamous or polyamorous relationships, and communities.
(503) 714-7843 
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Rochester, NY 14615
Offers online therapy
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Megan M. White
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual therapy to adults in the Rochester area. I believe in cultivating trusting, affirming, and collaborative therapeutic relationships, where a person can bring their full self into the room. I work with clients to identify what they wish to address in therapy. Common issues explored in therapy include: difficult life experiences/memories, major life transitions, depression/anxiety, grief experiences, relationship issues, and issues relating to identity (e.g., navigating minority related stress, LGBTQIA +, immigration concerns, etc.).
(585) 449-9452 
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Rochester, NY 14627
Not accepting new clients
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Shannon Holcombe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I honor and affirm all LGBTQ + and BIPOC clients and I align as a body liberation provider.
Life is filled with ups and downs, both internally—in our thoughts and emotions—and externally— in circumstances and interpersonal relationships. It can be very difficult to navigate all of these stressors day-to-day, nonetheless do the work to reflect and restore. I believe in the way of “through”, I am an ever bringer of validation and hope, and holding space for your overall wellness.
(585) 699-2160 
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Rochester, NY 14623
Offers online therapy
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Ashley M Alton
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC, NCC
Verified
I embrace and welcome all LGBTQ and BIPOC clients to my practice and am a health at every size (HAES) aligned provider.
I believe in the ability of each individual to seek and achieve change in their life. My goal as a therapist is to provide support to you in this process, while guiding and facilitating insights that will lead you to a sustainable transformation. I specialize in treating adults who struggle with addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, difficulties with emotion regulation and/or relationship problems. I also provide DWI evaluations for the court systems and DMV and am able to offer telehealth/video counseling.
(585) 591-6490 
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Rochester, NY 14618
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Isaac Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with teens, adults, and families experiencing a variety of challenges: marital/relationship problems, family challenges, co-parenting, blended families, LGBT -related challenges, life transitions, mental health, and spiritual issues (Deconstruction, Philosophical Changes, Religious Trauma, Purity Culture).
I have been working with individuals and families across the Rochester region since 2011. I recognize the complexities that life can bring, the various challenges that can lead to feeling stuck, and how some challenges can become traumatic and lead to negative impacts on daily functioning. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where you can feel free to explore these challenges without fear of judgement so that you can regain focus and find healing.
(585) 672-6678 
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Rochester, NY 14607
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Cheryl A. Bianchi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, EAS-C
Verified
Specific areas of interest: couples/marital and family therapy, trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, self-esteem, ADD/ADHD, Addictions, gay / lesbian , transgender , first responders, caregivers or helping professionals, anger management, Domestic Violence and career and life coaching.
I have been helping individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. Clients & colleagues describe me as experienced, effective, direct, honest, kind, compassionate, genuine & caring. Strengths are my empathy & ability to connect with others in a therapeutic way as to help facilitate growth, change and movement in their lives & acceptance of self. I use an eclectic approach: cognitive-behavioral, experiential, relational, solution-focused, supportive, trauma informed, and insight-oriented psychotherapy. Expertise working with couples, families & adolescents. An Addiction Specialist and an OASAS-DMV Provider for drug & alcohol evaluations, assessment and treatment. I am also certified by EAPA as a Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinical(EAS-C).
(585) 492-6195 
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Rochester, NY 14610
Offers online therapy
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Sue E Ouellette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals , families, and couples. I see individual clients with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety and depression. Many of my clients are experiencing very normal and understandable reactions to painful life circumstances. The couples that I work with may be attempting to recover from affairs, considering divorce, or experiencing challenges in their relationship that they want to work through. I've worked with both gay and straight couples.as well as those who are married and single. The families that I see are dealing with issues related to child raising, divorce, illness or disability, and major life transitions.
(815) 357-4053 
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Anne Lenox
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CEAP
Verified
Specific areas of interest: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Certified), trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, self-esteem, gay / lesbian , first responders, mindfulness, developing intuition, coping skills for stress, addictions, energy psychology, behavior modification, learning centering and alignment practices.
Helping you to heal, grow and achieve your highest possible potential is my focus. If you are interested in doing the work of reflection to gain insight and change patterns then I may be a good fit for you. I am committed to your health and success in moving forward. Intuition, empathy, collaboration, humor and genuine compassion are the strengths I have from 25+ years in practice. I utilize an eclectic approach including: Cognitive-Behavioral, mindfulness, supportive therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). **I am only able to see clients in New York State.**
(585) 431-1327 
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Rochester, NY 14618
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Jenna Hine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
This is a safe space for the LGBTQ + community, BIPOC, individuals of all body types, religion, and Pro Choice.
I am taking new clients! This is your journey and I am here to support you. My therapeutic approach is trauma informed and my clinical work is a balance of direct confrontation of the challenges in your life, while ensuring we take things one-step at a time to maximize success. Together, we will take a collaborative and problem-solving approach to reach your goals.
(585) 294-4865 
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Rochester, NY 14607
Offers online therapy
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Jeffrey P Dulko
Psychologist, PhD, CRC
Verified
Most recently, I was the Manager of Behavior Health at a community health center that focuses on the LGBTQ + and HIV populations.
New expanded days/hours currently available. I welcome you to my practice where you will find a nonjudgmental, accepting environment to explore what you are facing and build emotional strength...at your pace. I primarily see individuals who have experienced some form of trauma (including long term trauma and neglect), gender dysphoria, depression/anxiety, career and/or disability issues. Individuals who are questioning or developing their personal, unique sense of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression will have the opportunity to feel safe and understood. Evaluations offered for gender affirming surgery support letters.
(585) 312-3556 
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Rochester, NY 14618
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Rochester. 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.