LGBTQ+ Therapists in City Center West, Philadelphia, PA

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K.C. Wuebbling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPAT, ATR-BC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with the LGBTQAI+ community, specifically trans and gender non-conforming adults.
Therapy is a great place to begin your journey of self-exploration and healing. Are you seeking a change in your life? Are your default ways of coping not effective? Are you looking to form more meaningful relationships with yourself and others, or hoping to gain a better understanding of your gender/sexuality? I’m K.C. (they/them), and I’m an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, offering individual therapy and gender affirming surgery letters. I view therapy as a collaborative process where we can explore the ways your past impacts your present, and how these identities interact within larger systems.
(484) 715-8570
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Louis Hewett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Hi! I’m Louis! I specialize in grief counseling and mood disorders, as well as working with the LGBTQIA + community, of which I am a part. As a second-generation Greek-American, gay man with cerebral palsy, I draw upon my varied background and personal experience to provide an inclusive, accepting, and empathetic space for my clients. I hold Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Sciences from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Behavioral Health Counseling from Drexel University. I have also attained my Master of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern University. I am a LPC (LPCMH) in both Pennsylvania and Delaware, respectively.
(215) 234-1354
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19110
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Michael S. Hogan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have 17 years of experience in the field, and specialize in working with individuals and families in the LGBTQ + communities, as well as with other helping professionals - including those who help animals.
It may feel overwhelming to reach out for help and to trust someone else with your thoughts and feelings, not to mention your past experiences and hopes and dreams for the future. I understand how challenging it can be to figure out who you are, where you want to go, and how to get there - and how difficult it is to start taking those initial steps toward self-discovery. I believe that the journey is more important than the destination since goals tend to be redefined through the learning that occurs in therapy.
(215) 709-3182
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19109
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Elijah Jackson
MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm open to working with anyone but I have a specific interest in working with People of Color and the LGBTQIA + community.
Hello, My name is Elijah Jackson, and I'm a Licensed Social Worker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I studied Social Work at Temple University, and have worked extensively with the LGBTQIA + population. In sessions, I'm a conversationalist and believe that effective therapy requires collaboration between all persons involved. I will do my best to make sure that clients do not feel like they're talking to a wall. I have worked with clients to improve their negative/harmful thoughts and feelings about their gender and sexuality, anxiety and depression, self-esteem, race/ethnicity, body, and more.
(484) 271-0090
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Kyle Schultz
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with many types of struggles, but my specialties center on sexuality (erectile dysfunction, relationships, LGBTQ +, sexual compulsivity, sexual abuse), eating disorders, and trauma/grief/bereavement.
People come to see me because they have reached a point in their lives where something needs to change. This may be a decreased experience of happiness and fulfillment, repetitive patterns of destructive behavior, a general sense of agitation and frustration, diminishing relationships with loved ones, a desire to understand yourself more clearly, or something else entirely. I will help you examine what is working well in your life and what is hindering your journey towards health and happiness.
(215) 607-7668
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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A New Hue Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
I provide affirming, anti-oppressive, and compassionate therapy for individuals in the LGBTQIA + community.
Life can be challenging and we would hardly be human if we didn't have struggles. Sometimes we need help moving through our difficulties and finding our way. Therapy can be a great way to find the support and positive change you need. At A New Hue, I provide a unique approach to therapy for adolescents and adults. I strive to help the individuals I work with uncover the root causes of issues, gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences, overcome challenges, and live a happier, fuller life.
(267) 417-7873
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Philip A Rutter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My Areas of Expertise: Individual Therapy: Sexual orientation/identity issues, depression or anxiety issues, sexual abuse survivorship. Family therapy: Parenting strategies, conflict resolution, depression or suicide prevention. Couples counseling, recovery from affairs, or pre-marital counseling ( LGBT inclusive). Now Accepting Medicare Part B NJ
(267) 820-9724
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Jonathan Toman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
My focus areas include: anxiety, depression, LGBTQ , sports performance, self-esteem, and relationships.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I realize you may be going through a tough time. Perhaps you’re experiencing a significant transition, a loss, or feelings you’re not sure how to deal with. This can be scary and difficult. Sometimes the hardest part is acknowledging the need for help. I have hope for you. I believe we all have the internal resources to heal and grow, and I would like to help you uncover this healing power within yourself.
(267) 551-5860
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Maggie Sawyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked with immigrants and refugees, formerly incarcerated people, and queer & trans clients in & outside of these categories.
Are you feeling worried, depressed, overwhelmed? Does something feel wrong but you aren’t sure why? When you come to me for therapy, I will greet you with warmth & genuine curiosity. I aim to create a safe space for the things that are hard to say. My passions in therapy are truly hearing you & helping you find comfort & relief from trauma, anxiety, grief, & other concerns that may be interferring with your happiness. I love helping people gain insight into their lives - I look forward to helping you unpack things from your past that are affecting your present. This way we can work on changing patterns you want to break free from.
(484) 257-8570
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Simone Budzyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The world is hard for a lot of people right now, & exceptionally so for those of us who hold marginalized identities. As a therapist, it is my privilege to create a space where you can show up just as you are & be valued & understood. I believe that all people deserve to be witnessed, supported, & to receive comprehensive emotional care. I bring warmth, humor, & creativity into sessions, & work with my clients to create a strong network of support that is the foundation for healing & growth. As a queer - trans nonbinary person, I believe that therapy can be an opportunity for all people to explore & question the identities they hold.
(484) 559-5714
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Kai Thigpen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you wanting a collaborative and affirming space to explore your sense of self, navigate strong feelings, anxiety, or depression? Would you benefit from a non-judgmental approach as you examine your relationships or process past trauma? I would be glad to support you with a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive stance. I am dedicated to working with queer , trans , non-binary, and gender expansive clients as well as to working with people who have experienced challenges in close relationships or trauma, including through broader systems and via marginalization. I want to center your experiences and desires to support your growth.
(484) 469-9287 x103
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Ken Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
You deserve to have every part of yourself be valued, honored, and felt in a way that acknowledges the complexities of life that centers YOUR truth and authenticity. As a first-generation, Queer , Non-Binary, Black and spiritual being, I see the healing space as a transformative space where folx can step in and tap in to those parts of yourself that can really help to facilitate the connection between mind, body, and heart.
(484) 742-3809
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Kathleen Scheppe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My clients present a spectrum of needs including navigating substance use, relational distress, chronic health issues, and productivity burnout. Often I assist clients interested in exploring impacts of capitalism, social disenfranchisement, and unhelpful narratives that can create negative self-talk, feelings of hopelessness, and existential anxiety. I identify as part of the queer community and work to support LGBTQIA clients in connecting to community, establishing boundaries, and exploring internalized messages that can impact self-esteem, communication skills, and destructive patterns.
(267) 848-9169
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Jared D Von Arx
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in working with LGBTQ individuals to address issues of discovery, acceptance, relationship issues (including family), and moving beyond labels.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who believes that everyone needs options when managing their problems. Through the safety of a trusting relationship, I work with a wide array of clients (including older children, adolescents, and adults) in tackling various targeted life issues. I believe that practical coping skills combined with a journey towards a more in-depth understanding of your problems ultimately leads to longer-term success. Together, you and I will review and determine problem areas, discover and explore attainable and healthy choices, and develop a plan to implement changes to meet your goals.
(215) 688-5916
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Kate Manser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a queer woman who practices polyamory, I can understand how we are often unprepared for the difficulties that arise when living in a mononormative society. It makes sense that emotions like fear or depression are brought up when we go outside of those norms, even for the seasoned consensually nonmonogamous folks. Together we can navigate your polyamorous relationship structure if you or you and your partner(s) find yourselves with insecure attachment styles impacting your relationship(s), are having difficulty managing boundaries, or need help dismantling couple's privlege.
(215) 608-3914
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Amanda Koch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have experience working with individuals, couples and families of diverse cultural backgrounds and age groups. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and communication issues, grief and loss, major life transitions, self-esteem, and LGBTQ issues. I view every client as an individual and utilize various therapeutic treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, interpersonal therapy, humanistic therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy, in order to find the right fit for each person.
(484) 746-5170
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Lauren Scangarella
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, BA
Verified
Verified
My personal insights as a queer , neurodivergent, fat, disabled person working on my own mental health and internalized biases inform my work and how I relate to those I work with.
I support people dealing with depression, anxiety, relational distress, chronic illness, sexual concerns, and navigating later in life diagnosis (or self-diagnosis) of autism and/or ADHD. Healthy relationships with our family, friends, and support systems including therapy inform our ability to cope, process, and grow. I believe healing happens when we can shed light on the darkest spaces in our mind and be received with compassion. My style is integrative, mindful and rooted in social justice.
(267) 848-9676
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19110
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Mimiko Watanabe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a person whose experiences and identities do not fit neatly into categories, I have encountered the challenges of navigating a society that operates on the assumption that ‘one size fits all’ works for everyone. I strive to create a different kind of space in my therapeutic approach. I view therapy as a collaborative process, recognizing that each unique individual requires different kinds of support, which can change over time. I am a multiracial (half white and half Japanese), cisgender, queer woman, with an immigrant parent and firsthand understanding of the complexities of navigating a multicultural family.
(484) 283-2234
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Fiorella Rubina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fiorella is not accepting new clients, if you're interested in working with another of our clinicians, please see our website: www.walnutpsychotherapy.com. Fiorella is a Peruvian American and non-binary trans therapist who believes that therapy should be accessible to everyone. Fiorella strives for therapy to be healing by ensuring that the therapeutic relationship is collaborative between the client and the clinician. Their client-centered approach, which relies on psychodynamic and strengths-based modalities, makes sure to employ queer -affirming, trans -affirming, and radical vulnerability practices in their trauma-informed care.
(484) 989-9681
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Paul Hiatt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Talk therapy works, but finding a therapist can be daunting. I offer free initial consultations to help you determine if we are a good fit and to point you in the right direction. I'm Dr. Paul Hiatt, a clinical psychologist, which means I have doctoral-level expertise in the comprehensive assessment and non-medication based treatment of mental health problems. I have particular interest in working with LGBT individuals. Clients tell me they feel supported, relaxed and comfortable opening up with me, providing significant relief in the short-term and facilitating change in the long-term.
(267) 245-6483
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19110

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