LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Open Space Counseling, Consulting & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Open Space CCW is a LGBTQIA+ competent, relationship minority affirming, and social justice-oriented practice. Our goal is to eliminate fear of judgement as a barrier to personal growth and wellness. We help people move from merely surviving their lives—to truly thriving. FINALLY. We want people to walk in and feel—in their gut—genuinely welcomed with open arms and open minds. We want people to finally LET GO of the things that have been weighing them down—unabashedly and without hesitation. Our clinicians show up authentically, so that you feel like you can, too. NOTHING is off limits around here. We are holding this space for you.
Open Space CCW is a LGBTQIA+ competent, relationship minority affirming, and social justice-oriented practice. Our goal is to eliminate fear of judgement as a barrier to personal growth and wellness. We help people move from merely surviving their lives—to truly thriving. FINALLY. We want people to walk in and feel—in their gut—genuinely welcomed with open arms and open minds. We want people to finally LET GO of the things that have been weighing them down—unabashedly and without hesitation. Our clinicians show up authentically, so that you feel like you can, too. NOTHING is off limits around here. We are holding this space for you.
(724) 777-1433 View (724) 777-1433
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Avory Billman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Waitlist for new clients
My focus includes trauma-informed therapy with LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent individuals. I primarily work with adolescents and young adults. I utilize evidence-based, affirming practices to support my clients in processing trauma, regulating mood instability, improving relationships, coping with life transitions, and building confidence in themselves.
My focus includes trauma-informed therapy with LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent individuals. I primarily work with adolescents and young adults. I utilize evidence-based, affirming practices to support my clients in processing trauma, regulating mood instability, improving relationships, coping with life transitions, and building confidence in themselves.
(412) 790-2758 View (412) 790-2758
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Morgan Ainsley Peterson, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15221  (Online Only)
As a therapist who is both queer and polyamorous, I will work with you in navigating though the challenges that sometimes we own, but often are created by the environment around us.
Do you or someone you know need help with issues around gender, sexuality, or alternative relationship lifestyle? If you, your partner or partners, family or community are struggling with any of these issues, the good news is that there are solutions to your challenges! In just a few sessions, you will begin to feel the weight lift and you'll see real world results in tackling these concerns.
As a therapist who is both queer and polyamorous, I will work with you in navigating though the challenges that sometimes we own, but often are created by the environment around us.
Do you or someone you know need help with issues around gender, sexuality, or alternative relationship lifestyle? If you, your partner or partners, family or community are struggling with any of these issues, the good news is that there are solutions to your challenges! In just a few sessions, you will begin to feel the weight lift and you'll see real world results in tackling these concerns.
(412) 923-0629 View (412) 923-0629
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Molly Silverman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15218  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am LGBTQ+ affirming, neurodivergent affirming, and consensual non-monogamy affirming.
Please Note: My caseload is currently full and I am unable to accept new clients at this time. I will update this page when I do have openings...........Welcome! My name is Molly (she/her) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) located in Western Pennsylvania. I provide individual, one-on-one therapy via telehealth to women and LGBTQ+ folks 18 years or older within the state of Pennsylvania. I enjoy working with clients within the neurodivergent and queer communities, as I am a member of these communities myself.
I am LGBTQ+ affirming, neurodivergent affirming, and consensual non-monogamy affirming.
Please Note: My caseload is currently full and I am unable to accept new clients at this time. I will update this page when I do have openings...........Welcome! My name is Molly (she/her) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) located in Western Pennsylvania. I provide individual, one-on-one therapy via telehealth to women and LGBTQ+ folks 18 years or older within the state of Pennsylvania. I enjoy working with clients within the neurodivergent and queer communities, as I am a member of these communities myself.
(412) 618-0241 View (412) 618-0241
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Corrin J Corbin
Pre-Licensed Professional, ATR-P, MA-CJ, EoLD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Art Therapy is for everyone! I work with individuals from diverse cultures and existences; feeling that being accepting, respectful, and genuine are characteristics essential in a therapist. I also offer spiritual, logistical, emotional, and mental support to those dealing with loss, adversity, resilience, attachment, relationships, gender, identity, ADHD, anxiety, depression. I work with those in early adulthood, adults, and later life adults. LGBTQIA, as well as kinky folks find a place of acceptance in my office. People who require direct communication are well-served by my direct, person-centered, Humanistic approach.
Art Therapy is for everyone! I work with individuals from diverse cultures and existences; feeling that being accepting, respectful, and genuine are characteristics essential in a therapist. I also offer spiritual, logistical, emotional, and mental support to those dealing with loss, adversity, resilience, attachment, relationships, gender, identity, ADHD, anxiety, depression. I work with those in early adulthood, adults, and later life adults. LGBTQIA, as well as kinky folks find a place of acceptance in my office. People who require direct communication are well-served by my direct, person-centered, Humanistic approach.
(412) 385-6141 View (412) 385-6141
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Blake Macurdy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Not accepting new clients
You are someone who is fed-up, tired and a little pissed off about feeling stuck. In your emotions, in your trauma, in a relationship, in a job that you hate, in a body that you hate... I want to help you attend to yourself, process and move forward from that which no longer serves or nourishes you. You don’t want to feel as though you’re simply going through the motions, but that you can find meaning and enjoyment in your existence. I am passionate about helping others become the version of themselves they feel proud to show off and show up for. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming and racial-justice oriented therapist.
You are someone who is fed-up, tired and a little pissed off about feeling stuck. In your emotions, in your trauma, in a relationship, in a job that you hate, in a body that you hate... I want to help you attend to yourself, process and move forward from that which no longer serves or nourishes you. You don’t want to feel as though you’re simply going through the motions, but that you can find meaning and enjoyment in your existence. I am passionate about helping others become the version of themselves they feel proud to show off and show up for. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming and racial-justice oriented therapist.
(412) 924-5203 View (412) 924-5203
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Miller Potoma
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you in search of a therapist who understands the unique experiences of trans and queer individuals? Are you navigating how to address trauma, cope with late-stage capitalism, handle ADHD and autistic burnout, or explore gender and sexuality? I am committed to serving individuals within my community, particularly those who identify as trans and queer. I approach my practice as kink-aware, anti-capitalist, pro-sex worker, and knowledgeable about non-monogamous relationships.
Are you in search of a therapist who understands the unique experiences of trans and queer individuals? Are you navigating how to address trauma, cope with late-stage capitalism, handle ADHD and autistic burnout, or explore gender and sexuality? I am committed to serving individuals within my community, particularly those who identify as trans and queer. I approach my practice as kink-aware, anti-capitalist, pro-sex worker, and knowledgeable about non-monogamous relationships.
(215) 398-1589 View (215) 398-1589
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Fai 郟 Knudson
Counselor, LAPC, MS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Not accepting new clients
I primarily work with the queer/trans community, people of color, adoptees, and neurodivergence (ADHD/ASD/etc).
Hi! I'm Fai (/fay/). I believe that our experiences in society aren't one-size-fits-all, nor should our therapy be. I aim to support those impacted by queerphobia, racism, ableism, fatphobia, adoption, and other oppressive systems which contribute to mental health difficulties, poor self-regard, and complex trauma. Together, I hope we can challenge negative core beliefs, deconstruct the experiences that led to their development, and cultivate an authentic, compassionate sense of self.
I primarily work with the queer/trans community, people of color, adoptees, and neurodivergence (ADHD/ASD/etc).
Hi! I'm Fai (/fay/). I believe that our experiences in society aren't one-size-fits-all, nor should our therapy be. I aim to support those impacted by queerphobia, racism, ableism, fatphobia, adoption, and other oppressive systems which contribute to mental health difficulties, poor self-regard, and complex trauma. Together, I hope we can challenge negative core beliefs, deconstruct the experiences that led to their development, and cultivate an authentic, compassionate sense of self.
(412) 900-9282 View (412) 900-9282
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Rachel Bowser Sex Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a queer sex positive therapist, specializing in sexual health across the life span.
Let’s talk about sex, relationships, and life! Whatever you are facing, let’s face it together. My clinical style is free of judgement, I ask what has happened to you as opposed to what is wrong with you & will help you recapture a life worth living. I contend the most important piece of your journey, regardless of what your facing, will be the therapeutic bond we develop. I hope you will find me to be a support that uplifts, empowers, & validates. I’m confident that together we can create a positive and safe place for you to not only face your challenges, but also move forward and thrive.
I’m a queer sex positive therapist, specializing in sexual health across the life span.
Let’s talk about sex, relationships, and life! Whatever you are facing, let’s face it together. My clinical style is free of judgement, I ask what has happened to you as opposed to what is wrong with you & will help you recapture a life worth living. I contend the most important piece of your journey, regardless of what your facing, will be the therapeutic bond we develop. I hope you will find me to be a support that uplifts, empowers, & validates. I’m confident that together we can create a positive and safe place for you to not only face your challenges, but also move forward and thrive.
(412) 231-9566 View (412) 231-9566
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Keith Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I have been working with the LGBTQIA+ population for the past six (plus) years, and I especially like helping this community make sense of how their internal struggles are at battle with an external world that does not always accept or affirm who they are.
I want to help you build the capacity to make long-term change in your life. I enjoy helping people develop an understanding as to why the world can feel so overwhelming, and how this negatively impacts the way we feel about ourselves, the way we interact with others in relationships, and generally the way we move about spaces everyday. When we have an understanding of the emotional reasonings and negative impact on our minds and bodies, it can help us make sense of what has been missing in our lives. I'd like to help you find new, healthy, and mindful ways of getting what you want and need.
I have been working with the LGBTQIA+ population for the past six (plus) years, and I especially like helping this community make sense of how their internal struggles are at battle with an external world that does not always accept or affirm who they are.
I want to help you build the capacity to make long-term change in your life. I enjoy helping people develop an understanding as to why the world can feel so overwhelming, and how this negatively impacts the way we feel about ourselves, the way we interact with others in relationships, and generally the way we move about spaces everyday. When we have an understanding of the emotional reasonings and negative impact on our minds and bodies, it can help us make sense of what has been missing in our lives. I'd like to help you find new, healthy, and mindful ways of getting what you want and need.
(412) 960-6857 View (412) 960-6857
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Elis O'Marehen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Currently accepting new clients! Being able to connect with a therapist is hard. Really hard. Especially if you are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Am I right? Feeling "other" has become so normal that we often don't even realize we are merely surviving because we don't know there's another way to exist. Stress, shame, and all of the other emotions swirling around create a tornado that is hard to get out of. That's where I come in. I'm a LGBTQIA+, relationship (i.e. CNM), and culturally affirming therapist with lived experience as a queer woman with a trans partner, as well as assisted reproduction and gender-expansive parenting.
Currently accepting new clients! Being able to connect with a therapist is hard. Really hard. Especially if you are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Am I right? Feeling "other" has become so normal that we often don't even realize we are merely surviving because we don't know there's another way to exist. Stress, shame, and all of the other emotions swirling around create a tornado that is hard to get out of. That's where I come in. I'm a LGBTQIA+, relationship (i.e. CNM), and culturally affirming therapist with lived experience as a queer woman with a trans partner, as well as assisted reproduction and gender-expansive parenting.
(412) 844-4838 View (412) 844-4838
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Meg Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you hoping to feel seen and to see yourself in therapy? Are you focused on making meaning at this time in your life? Are you hoping to move toward a more whole and integrated self? My role as a therapist is to hold a space to support you in your exploration, and to help you gain insight into your inner world. Within a therapy session we will build curiosity about the connection between past and present experiences, relationships, and internal processes. I specialize in providing support to LGBTQIA+ individuals and individuals navigating complex family dynamics.
Are you hoping to feel seen and to see yourself in therapy? Are you focused on making meaning at this time in your life? Are you hoping to move toward a more whole and integrated self? My role as a therapist is to hold a space to support you in your exploration, and to help you gain insight into your inner world. Within a therapy session we will build curiosity about the connection between past and present experiences, relationships, and internal processes. I specialize in providing support to LGBTQIA+ individuals and individuals navigating complex family dynamics.
(412) 900-8570 View (412) 900-8570
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Emma Shannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Not accepting new clients
I am a neurodivergent, cis, white, queer woman.
Healing from trauma, processing shame, and building self-confidence is a journey I'd be honored to join you on. I view therapy as a collaborative, relational process. My job is to facilitate the co-creation of a safe space together, in which I help you to connect with yourself in new ways. Who you are, your history, and your week-to-week needs inform the pacing, flow, and style of our sessions while I offer structure and information as needed. Our process will likely include connecting with internal resources to stabilize daily life, engaging in deep processing of traumas and wounding, and integrating new learning into self-concept.
I am a neurodivergent, cis, white, queer woman.
Healing from trauma, processing shame, and building self-confidence is a journey I'd be honored to join you on. I view therapy as a collaborative, relational process. My job is to facilitate the co-creation of a safe space together, in which I help you to connect with yourself in new ways. Who you are, your history, and your week-to-week needs inform the pacing, flow, and style of our sessions while I offer structure and information as needed. Our process will likely include connecting with internal resources to stabilize daily life, engaging in deep processing of traumas and wounding, and integrating new learning into self-concept.
(412) 207-3837 View (412) 207-3837
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Kristen Revello-Pouchot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Not accepting new clients
Specifically: childhood/past traumas, sexual assault, LGBTQ+ related traumas, and grief/loss.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck? Reliving the past and dreading the future? Struggling to find peace? Life can be uncertain and unjust. Yet we are tasked with creating our own meaning around painful experiences. I want to help you regain your personal power, find peace with your past, and envision a life with joy and warmth.
Specifically: childhood/past traumas, sexual assault, LGBTQ+ related traumas, and grief/loss.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck? Reliving the past and dreading the future? Struggling to find peace? Life can be uncertain and unjust. Yet we are tasked with creating our own meaning around painful experiences. I want to help you regain your personal power, find peace with your past, and envision a life with joy and warmth.
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Katie Hido
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238  (Online Only)
I work predominately with people who identify as poly, trans, queer, and individuals in the kink community.
I'm glad you've found my page! If you're looking to develop tools to regulate your emotions, communicate more effectively, and improve your connections with the people in your life, you've come to the right place. Maybe you'd like to navigate complex poly dynamics through setting healthier boundaries or work through jealousy, fear, or insecurity. Maybe you'd like to have your partners understand you better or set different expectations within your sexual or romantic relationships (poly, open, or mono). If you want to shake things up and start changing your life, check out my website to learn more about how I can help.
I work predominately with people who identify as poly, trans, queer, and individuals in the kink community.
I'm glad you've found my page! If you're looking to develop tools to regulate your emotions, communicate more effectively, and improve your connections with the people in your life, you've come to the right place. Maybe you'd like to navigate complex poly dynamics through setting healthier boundaries or work through jealousy, fear, or insecurity. Maybe you'd like to have your partners understand you better or set different expectations within your sexual or romantic relationships (poly, open, or mono). If you want to shake things up and start changing your life, check out my website to learn more about how I can help.
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Suzanne M Destfino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15203  (Online Only)
Hi! I work well with other professionals and pre-professionals (including other therapists) and anyone who is part of a marginalized population (ie: BIPOC, LGBT+). I specialize in empowerment which often means dealing with past trauma. Most of us have experienced trauma. If something has impacted your life negatively, let’s work together and start healing it.
Hi! I work well with other professionals and pre-professionals (including other therapists) and anyone who is part of a marginalized population (ie: BIPOC, LGBT+). I specialize in empowerment which often means dealing with past trauma. Most of us have experienced trauma. If something has impacted your life negatively, let’s work together and start healing it.
(412) 923-4443 View (412) 923-4443
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Anna Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Not accepting new clients
I have most experience working with LGBTQIA+ identity, complex trauma, oppression, disability, and anxiety/depression. I have worked alongside many clients who have experienced neglect, abuse and rejection within their family of origin. I am here to help untangle the intricate web of symptoms and reactions that complex trauma creates. I provide tools to support you in finding meaningful ways to connect with yourself and others as you bravely step forward in your journey. I embrace integrating your personal belief systems and healing practices into our work. I have additional training in ERP for OCD and EMDR/Flash for trauma.
I have most experience working with LGBTQIA+ identity, complex trauma, oppression, disability, and anxiety/depression. I have worked alongside many clients who have experienced neglect, abuse and rejection within their family of origin. I am here to help untangle the intricate web of symptoms and reactions that complex trauma creates. I provide tools to support you in finding meaningful ways to connect with yourself and others as you bravely step forward in your journey. I embrace integrating your personal belief systems and healing practices into our work. I have additional training in ERP for OCD and EMDR/Flash for trauma.
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Jordan Stash
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Jordan Stash is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 3 years of experience in the mental health field. He has experience working with all age groups, including children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. He strives to assist his clients in a variety of ways, helping them navigate through difficult times, processing emotions, and more. He specializes in several areas including depression, anxiety, gender identity, sexual orientation, LGBTQIA+ issues, and child therapy.
Jordan Stash is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 3 years of experience in the mental health field. He has experience working with all age groups, including children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. He strives to assist his clients in a variety of ways, helping them navigate through difficult times, processing emotions, and more. He specializes in several areas including depression, anxiety, gender identity, sexual orientation, LGBTQIA+ issues, and child therapy.
(412) 896-7554 View (412) 896-7554
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Clove Roses
Counselor, MSCP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I believe each person has the power to expand their agency and live in more authenticity and alignment with their values. I work with individuals, couples, and families to build upon strengths and lean into growing edges, to deepen our connection to meaning, body, and relationships and see new paths forward. Many of my clients are care workers, poly/ENM couples, and trans folks navigating gender identity and family relationships.
I believe each person has the power to expand their agency and live in more authenticity and alignment with their values. I work with individuals, couples, and families to build upon strengths and lean into growing edges, to deepen our connection to meaning, body, and relationships and see new paths forward. Many of my clients are care workers, poly/ENM couples, and trans folks navigating gender identity and family relationships.
(412) 435-4569 View (412) 435-4569
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Kathleen McGrath
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
When my oldest kiddo was in high school, they came out to me as being transgender.
My ideal client is looking to become authentically themself. They would be motivated to change and curious about what has brought them to where they are. They want to process their trauma so that it is no longer upsetting but is simply part of their story. I don't want to specify too much here, as I don't want anyone to feel excluded. If you are curious and want help, I am here for you!
When my oldest kiddo was in high school, they came out to me as being transgender.
My ideal client is looking to become authentically themself. They would be motivated to change and curious about what has brought them to where they are. They want to process their trauma so that it is no longer upsetting but is simply part of their story. I don't want to specify too much here, as I don't want anyone to feel excluded. If you are curious and want help, I am here for you!
(412) 284-5008 View (412) 284-5008
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LGBTQ+ Therapists

Do LGBTQ-affirmative therapists receive special training?

Yes. Many therapists who practice LGBTQ-affirmative therapy have completed specialized training, either during their degree program or as continuing education, to learn the core principles of affirmative therapy and how to best support their LGBTQ clients; some have received certifications in LGBTQ-affirmative therapy. Prospective clients should inquire as to a clinician’s background and training to ensure a good fit.

Why might I want to see an LGBTQ-affirming or LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

Queer and gender-non-conforming individuals frequently experience bias and marginalization in day-to-day life. Working with a therapist who understands these unique challenges, as well as accepts and affirms their identity, can help LGBTQ clients feel safe and supported during therapy—allowing them to better navigate their relationships, mental health, and anything else that they wish to explore during therapy. It is important to note that many therapists can be effective in their work with LGBTQ+ individuals, even in the absence of specific training or background knowledge. The most important component in therapy is the alliance between therapist and client, and this alliance can exist between individuals with very different backgrounds.

How can I find an LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

You may wish to inquire about a therapist’s expertise with your specific challenges or concerns—depression, for example, or relationship strife—as well as their past experiences treating LGBTQ+ clients. Prospective clients may also ask whether a therapist has obtained additional training and/or certification in LGBTQ-affirmative techniques.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience with LGBTQ issues?

Prospective clients should feel empowered to directly ask therapists whether they have received training or been certified in LGBTQ-affirming therapy; competent therapists will be happy to explain their educational background and preferred approach(es) to help a client find the best match for them. Clients may also wish to ask how a therapist has treated clients with their particular challenges in the past and what they expect treatment to look like.

Are all the therapists listed in the LGBTQ directory themselves members of the LGBTQ community?

While therapists may choose to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity in their profiles, the LGBTQ directory features not only those who have shared this information but also those who assert specialized training or experience in providing support to queer individuals, couples or families.