LGBTQ+ Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Photo of Joshua Samuel Jonassaint, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbus, OH
Joshua Samuel Jonassaint
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Social Worker. I have earned my Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University and brings more than 6 years of clinical experience and expertise working with queer folks, adolescents, couples, and families. I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and young adults who are struggling to cope with anxiety, mood, trauma, sexual issues, and relationship issues. I also have experience in working with the queer community on an array of issues and concerns.
(614) 618-4978
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Columbus, OH 43085
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$75 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Evan Mackenzie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you or your loved-one exploring gender and sexuality? I specialize in working with LGBTQIA + people, largely transgender , gender expansive, queer , and questioning folks - as well as their partners and families. My areas of interest include supporting clients through identity exploration, fostering self-love and acceptance, and managing grief and loss related to identity. I enjoy working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance misuse, and trauma. Dedicated to the dignity, wholeness and power of trans and queer people, I offer support to clients at all stages of identity discovery and gender exploration.
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Columbus, OH 43202
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Kira Hayes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
The Affirming Pathways Team is Accepting New Clients! I am Native and a queer identifying therapist and owner of Affirming Pathways. I understand personally and professionally, how important knowledgeable and affirming care is for all. That is why an essential part of my practice is creating a space where you feel welcome, seen, and respected. My goal is to work alongside you in a meaningful therapeutic relationship where you'll feel safe to fully explore areas of difficulty, pain, connection, and growth -without- the strain of not knowing if your therapist acknowledges their privilege or that you'll need to educate on your time.
(740) 240-0927
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Columbus, OH 43214
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Amber Raffeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified
Verified
Immediate openings available- I provide specializations in Somatic Experiencing, ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, LGBTQIA +, kink positive, accumulated stress, and trauma. Whether you are navigating anxiety, challenges in relationships, accumulated stress, past trauma, communication, and attuning to needs of yourself and others, I would be honored to participate in you feeling a greater connection to your experiences, yourself, and with others in relationship. I enjoy providing individual, couple, consensual non-monogamy, polycule, family and non-traditional family mental health services.
(614) 820-1667
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Columbus, OH 43207
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$125 (individual)$150 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Karena Neace
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in LGBTQ + and BIPOC clientele and offer CBT and EMDR.
I strive to help those with complex trauma, addiction, and other mental health issues to find their inner strength and assist them in their healing process.
(304) 249-3601
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Columbus, OH 43215
$150 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Bowen Marshall
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , MA, LPCC, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bowen's work and career have centered on working with fellow members of the LGBTQ + community including work with couples, polyamorous folx, and on identity, sex, and intimacy issues.
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are. - Stephen Covery. Bowen believes that everyone has an innate ability to move towards growth, healing, and fulfillment. He views the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration that honors each person’s experiences, stories, and identities. Bowen approaches therapy from a perspective learning and believes that the more we learn about ourselves, the better able we are to make choices about how we want to move through life.
(380) 221-7373
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Columbus, OH 43212
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Kel Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a proud queer and genderqueer therapist who has dedicated my practice to providing inclusive and culturally humble services to all. My passion is in providing care to LGBTQIA + individuals, couples & families. Additionally, I run therapy & support groups for LGBTQIA + youth and plan to create more group spaces for people to connect to their community and peers. I have also had the privilege of providing training and education to professionals, clients and families on providing a safe and affirming space for LGBTQIA + youth.
(740) 693-2998
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Columbus, OH 43085
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Not accepting new clients
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Christopher DeFranco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified
Verified
Christopher specializes in working with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of life's stressors that include, but are not limited to: LGBTQ + issues, trauma, grief, anger management, impulsivity, chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and personality disorders. He has over 10 years of clinical experience from a wide variety of settings that includes inpatient, outpatient, schools, homes, and research clinics. He also has extensive experience working with developmental disorders and individuals on the autism spectrum.
(216) 306-5837
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Columbus, OH 43201
$120 (individual)$150 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Meghan Anderson, LGBTQ Affirmative Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio offering psychotherapy to adult clients in Ohio. As a queer , non-binary person I am proud to specialize in lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , queer , intersex, asexual, pansexual/polyamourous, and kink centered treatment for adults individuals. I do not offer services for children or adolescents. I do not offer couples therapy.
(513) 780-5369
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Columbus, OH 43214
$130 per session
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Grey Nelei
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified
Verified
I am queer and trans .
Hello! You can call me Grey. I work with adults with a range of needs including but not limited to: sexuality and gender, mood concerns, trauma-related concerns, grief & loss, and substance abuse. Finding a counselor that fits you can be a challenge. Every counselor is different, and the research tells us that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of counseling for positive outcomes. My goal is to work with you collaboratively to achieve the changes you want to see in your life.
(513) 995-1396
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Columbus, OH 43210
$160 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Emerson Douglas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Now accepting NEW ongoing therapy clients and clients seeking gender-affirming surgery referral letters! As a transmasculine-identified therapist, I'm proud to specialize in LGBQ+ and Transgender -affirming therapy. My passion as a therapist is to empower queer and trans , and nonbinary folks to embrace their authentic selves. Rooted in an anti-oppression framework, my mission is to co-create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore healing through the development of a therapeutic relationship founded in authenticity, openness, and connection. My pronouns are he/him. I invite you to share your pronouns and name with me.
(614) 412-4895
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Columbus, OH 43201
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$120 per session
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Raymond Calvio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS
Verified
Verified
I specialize in sport performance, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and LGBTQ + issues.
I believe counseling is about understanding your strengths and what values drive who you are and the decisions you make. Every person has the tools for success inside of them; counseling and wellness are merely the means to learn how to access those tools. I work individually with clients to help them achieve their full potential.
(614) 763-6368
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Columbus, OH 43212
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$100 per session
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Elizabeth (Beth) Youngman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Immediate openings! I am a queer nonbinary therapist offering individual teletherapy for adults. It is important to me that you feel accepted, valued, and comfortable being yourself, no matter where you are in your life. I welcome all diverse individuals, relationships, spiritualities, expressions, and identities. I work extensively with, and enjoy working with gender & sexual minorities, intersecting identities, immigrants, and neurodivergent populations. I often work with folks experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, peri/postnatal mental health, chronic illness, complex trauma, dissociation, & life transitions.
(614) 305-7368
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Columbus, OH 43212
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$125 per session
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Violet Vanilla Valley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
My clients are typically between the ages of 13 and 60. They are typically, but not exclusively, queer , trans , polyamorous, nuerodivergent, or exploring identities. Clients come to me to receive therapy from someone who is a part of their communities and understands the unique challenges these communities face.
(380) 210-3815
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Columbus, OH 43222
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Alicia McDonald
Counselor, MS, LPCC-S, CCATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of expertise include, treating people with anxiety disorders, depression, sexual concerns and disorders, issues specific to the LGBTQ population, men's issues and relationships including polyamorous and non monogamous relationships.
Everyone struggles sometimes, but we find ourselves struggling most of the time, many people do not seek out the help they need to move through their difficulties. Coming this far in your search for a counselor shows you are ready to move forward on your journey toward healing. I respect just how difficult it is to take those first steps and as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I want to help you overcome whatever obstacles you have been experiencing in your life.
(380) 205-0124
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Columbus, OH 43215
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$120 (individual)$150 (couples)
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LGBTQ+ Counseling and Support
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
Verified
As our client, you can utilize clinical services for as long as necessary while you navigate your own process or journey, explore your identity understanding, and navigate opportunities and challenges as a member of the LGBTQ + community.
Taking a step to do something for your self is the right thing to do. Start slow and easy if that helps, see how it goes, or jump right in. Either way - we are here for you and can help.
(740) 218-4839
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Columbus, OH 43214
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$30 per session
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Cynthia Tyson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adults, and families from a wide range of identities and cultures, and I especially love working with people in the Black and LGBTQIA + communities.
Hey there, I'm Dr. Cynthia Tyson, but you can call me Cynthia. I know first-hand that life sometimes takes sharp turns on us - we can face sudden transitions, lose people we love, and generally get overwhelmed by the pace and heaviness of our challenges. For most of us, these challenges can get in the way of our truth-telling and testimony. That's where I come in. I can help guide you through the work of healing, growth, and self-discovery that comes with learning to navigate your way through crisis, chaos, and suffering.
(614) 350-3783
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Columbus, OH 43212
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$150 per session
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Dr. Dorian Kondas
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a psychologist (PhD) with many years of working with trauma (EMDR certified), student concerns, grief/loss, compulsions, queer ( LGBTQ ) folx, career counseling, issues of aging/illness/chronic pain, religious/cult abuse, and spiritual, religious, or existential crisis.
Healing happens! You DO have the ability to work through your despair, loss, anxiety, shame, trauma, compulsions, sexual concerns, and relationship conflicts. I offer a safe online space for individual adults and a gentle, relationship-oriented process of holistic healing. I bring to you a broad doctoral background for almost any life concern you may be facing yet with specialized training and skills. Therapy groups also offered currently for gay men and for religious abuse or cult survivors (see below).
(614) 660-5487 x101
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Columbus, OH 43202
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Not accepting new clients
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Carly Habenschuss
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My work is guided by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and multicultural, feminist, queer , and existential theories.
I strive to foster a safe, affirming and supportive therapeutic environment, and view therapy as a collaborative process in which the client is the expert. I am curious and observant, vulnerable and honest and I look forward to walking alongside you through your therapy journey. I encourage you to experiment with new behaviors that could help you embrace your thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them and begin to engage in your life through making choices that move you toward your values.
(380) 205-2099
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Columbus, OH 43214
$165 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Lisa Alfriend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
I am an LGBTQIA + ally and committed in the pursuit of anti-racism.
I specialize in children and adolescents in several areas including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting skills and parent-child relationships, and anger management. My goal is to help individuals and families reach their full potential. Starting therapy can feel daunting, you are already showing courage by looking. As your therapist, it is my priority to build a trusting relationship so we can work as a team on your goals and strengths. I use evidence-based modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness to instill hope and growth.
(614) 963-3921
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Columbus, OH 43235
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$80 per session

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