LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in West Chester, PA

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Michael Accardo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Many of us are navigating systems that were not designed to nourish us, and growing through hardships that leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed. I work to help people (especially LGBTQ people, BIPOC, and Neurodivergent people) understand how therapy (e.g. acceptance, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, stress-reduction, trauma work, value-driven action) can be applied to overcome and liberate. I also specialize in managing Bipolar Disorder, OCD/OCD-spectrum disorders, PTSD, & Social Anxiety. By enhancing your strengths, reworking coping mechanisms, and reframing beliefs about yourself, you can find peace and joy.
(412) 754-4628 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Jeannie M Lerch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA + community and provide comprehensive services for gender diverse adults and adolescents including couple and family based therapy, and gender confirmation letters.
Psychotherapy helps individuals, couples, and families develop skills to manage stress effectively and work through challenging life circumstances. I utilize an individualized approach based on each person's needs, abilities, and interests using talk therapy and specific interventions that decrease nervous system dysregulation and anxiety. I focus on improving relationships by enhancing communication, conflict resolution skills, and emotional expression. Therapy also includes an exploration of patterns of behavior that lead to feeling "stuck", and increasing meaningful or purposeful behaviors that are more fulfilling.
(610) 365-4920 
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West Chester, PA 19383
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Megan Remsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
I make an LGBTQ + affirming space a priority. I welcome all sexual and gender identities and I work alongside individuals as they define and develop the fabric of their identity, confront the sources of their distress, and integrate already existing strengths and resources into a more cohesive experience of who they are. My practice also supports adolescents and adults as they work through anxiety, depression and the legacy of trauma.
(267) 452-2313 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Erin Hipple
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, PhD
Verified
I am a queer and trans responsive therapist and I have significant experience with counseling LGBTQ individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
I am a white, queer , disabled, non-binary femme. I have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings, including inpatient mental health facilities, outpatient community mental health services, women's shelters, and university settings. I have worked with individuals dealing with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress management, intimacy issues, self-esteem issues, and body dissatisfaction, eating disordered behaviors, complicated grief, and trauma-related stress. I am certified in the treatment of trauma and have done specific training in understanding and treating sexual trauma.
(484) 648-2767 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Christine Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, PhD, LPC
Verified
I work with adults and adolescents with complicated grief, PTSD, chronic illness, traumatic stress, mood disorders and those who identify as LGBTQ +, in areas of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
It takes courage to seek help when you are hurting. Life can present obstacles and challenges that feel overwhelming, and you find yourself in foreign territory. The story of your life has lost its meaning. Prior solutions result in unsatisfactory outcomes or worse, despair. My goal is to meet you where you are and provide a warm and caring environment in which you are supported. I believe in a collaborative relationship in which we both work to establish goals that promote authenticity, wellness, and flourishing. Together let’s create the beautiful story of your life your heart knows is possible.
(610) 609-8336 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy
DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, TEP
Verified
We have therapists that specialize in work with people in recovery, the LGBTQ + community, and adolescents.
While other programs claim to be 'trauma-informed', our practice revolves entirely around trauma therapy. This is what we do best. The Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy is named after the legendary figure of the phoenix that dies and is reborn from its own ashes – it is a symbol of transformation and resilience. The phenomenon of growing after experiencing trauma has been labeled “Post-Traumatic Growth”. This is exactly what we help our clients cultivate in their lives. While we cannot change the past, we can change how past experiences live within us Low-Cost Options Available with Our Graduate Interns
(484) 653-5066 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Amy E. Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CADC, LPC, CCTP
Verified
I’m a straight ally working with adolescents, young adults, and adults around depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and pandemic-related issues. Even after more than 30 years, I remain deeply passionate about my work and continually humbled by my clients' resilience and innate strength. I especially enjoy working with young adults, women in transition, and queer or questioning folks. I encourage everyone to screen several therapists and choose the one with whom they feel most heard, respected, and safe. Please don’t settle for anything less.
(610) 991-7589 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Jessica Gilpert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I understand that talking to someone you don't know about personal issues is difficult, so I do my best to create a safe and relaxed environment. I primarily work with individuals coping with anxiety issues, depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar d/o, those on the autism spectrum, self-worth and relationship issues. I have a personal interest in working with veterans, college students and individuals struggling with LGBT + issues. I'm a pretty authentic, honest person, and I like to find and highlight your strengths, especially when you struggle with that.
(610) 839-8112 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Sharon Kelly
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
In person and remote available. Therapy supports positive, healthy personal changes, improvement of anxiety and depression, and progress toward desired goals. Therapy helps clients improve relationships, cope with negative people or influences in their lives, and develop responsible, confident self-images. Individual Therapy, Couples or Co-Parenting Counseling and Life Coaching are available for all ages and backgrounds. The Gay St office is in the center of West Chester, near WCU and directly behind/adjacent to the Justice Center. St Peter’s office is situated along French Creek in historic St Peter's Village.
(484) 602-2892 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Jon Lauriello
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
***not accepting new clients until at least march 2022 and I am only able to accept telehealth cases going forward*** I practice with adults, teens, and children. I specialize in ADHD, Autism, parenting skills, academic functioning, and anxiety. Additionally, I have extensive experience with LGBTQA individuals. I have an approach that includes a heavy emphasis on behavioral approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis. I also integrate existentialist approaches that focus on creating meaning in your personal and professional life.
(844) 394-9560 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Andrea Morganstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I pride myself as being an LGBTQ friendly therapist.
(Not accepting new clients.) People come to me because they are struggling and feel stuck. I specialize in working with adults and children/families who are challenged by anxiety, ADHD, or "Asperger's" but have experience with many different issues. My approach involves providing information about how the brain works, how to use it as your ally instead of an enemy, and how to find strength in the very things that challenge you. (ex: There are so many wonderful things about having ADHD!) I do this in the context of interpersonal relationships where we talk about things like identity and communication/conflict resolution skills.
(610) 314-0799 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Lauren Dobbins
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
My work is trauma informed, LGBTQIA affirming, and intersectional.
I offer a creative and collaborative therapeutic alliance to co-create a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your understanding of yourself and the world around you. Life can often feel like it is happening at us, leaving us feeling powerless, anxious, depressed, and stuck. I believe we all have the power to tell our own stories and create our own paths. I believe whole heartedly that is my privilege to support you to reach an improved quality of life and a deeper level of self-awareness, acceptance and efficacy.
(215) 273-3427 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Miller Potoma
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
I am a white, queer , trans , and small fat master’s level counselor and art therapist. I received my BA in Art Therapy at Converse College and MA in Counseling and Art Therapy from Drexel University. The majority of my clinical work has been with trans people in addiction and mental health recovery. Because of this experience, I specialize in working with individuals within the queer and trans community.
(215) 607-8487 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Maegan D'Amato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I welcome and celebrate LGBTQ + clients, clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, and clients with disabilities.
It is human nature to try and create understanding of the situations we experience, for once we understand what the experience is, what we feel and why we feel it, we can begin to take back our control. I believe that it is from this space that we can then begin to heal; to create necessary change and grow. As a therapist, it is my goal to help move you through the power of “why?” so that you may gain understanding, take back your control, and heal. I offer therapy to people with anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, complex trauma, sexuality and gender, ASD, and difficulty with navigating life transitions.
(267) 715-0693 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Megan Speir
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, CAADC
Verified
I work with LGBTQ + and recovering clients with a sex-positive framework to foster growth and self-love.
Are you struggling with sexual identity, self-esteem, relationship dysfunction or are you looking for a counselor who is well versed in affirming counseling practices? I can help you find increase self worth and change behavior patterns that are becoming ineffective in your life. Visit https://www.tiffanyspilove.com for more information.
(484) 685-0341 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Jeff Ellison
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I also worked as a counselor at a child guidance center, in several school systems, and a LGBT counseling center.
I am very down to earth with my clients, and provide a comfortable and safe environment for you and your family. I'll work with you to examine what changes you feel need to be made, and help you do so in a way that is realistic and sustainable. We'll look at the many different factors that make up problems such as family/relationship history, personal perceptions and life circumstances.
(610) 756-0741 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Erin McKeague
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I also specialize in gender identity exploration/issues and am an LGBTQIA + allied practitioner.
Therapy is a collaborative process that promotes healing, change, and growth, and the therapy relationship is the foundation for this process. Given this, my goal is to provide you with a safe space in which we work together to meet your needs and goals for treatment. Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, grief/loss, low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety; you feel unfulfilled, lonely, or in need of support and coping skills; or you are in the midst of a life transition that you need help navigating, we can address these in therapy.
(571) 343-4359 
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West Chester, PA 19383
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Kathryn M. Enoch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I am a Pennsylvania licensed psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, anxiety and depression, trauma associated with sexual abuse, PTSD, couple's counseling, and LGBT issues. Facilitation of therapeutic sessions with a holistic approach to treatment which addresses a wide-range of client needs. Clinical framework is combined psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies designed to help the client understand how the past impacts the present, to aid healing from traumatic events, and experience a fulfilling life.
(610) 665-3923 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Constance M Bowes
PhD, MEd, MS, CAC
I am a caring and insightful therapist who can help you explore the challenges and changes in your life and in your relationships. I specialize in couples sexuality, individual sexual problems, relationship and intimacy issues, and drug and alcohol addiction. I work with LGBTQ concerns and gender identity issues. I also explore changes that come with aging and sexuality, including changes in sexual desire and menopause. You may have concerns around erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or compulsive behaviors around sex and pornography use. I can explore with you past sexual abuse. I help you build confidence and self-esteem.
(267) 365-9296 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Dr. Sandra Shachar, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Relationships are my speciality, especially issues of broken trust, communication, intimacy and addiction. While there is no perfect partner or relationship, our intimate relationships should be a source of joy, safety and support. Whether you are dating, married, engaged or divorced, "straight" or LGBTQIA , monogamous or polyamorous, kinky or vanilla, in college or in retirement, friends "with benefits" or platonic friends, I commit to listening carefully and without judgment to help you find solutions resulting in more peace and harmony in your relationships.
(215) 650-8779 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in West Chester. 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.