LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Austin, TX

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Becks Byington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
What’s up, I’m Becks. I’m a queer , neurodivergent trans guy with a penchant for using my facial expressions as a therapeutic intervention. I’m passionate about working with people who are seeking support around gender and sexual identity, perfectionism and self-worth, body image, stress, and trauma. I view the therapeutic process through the lenses of attachment and neuroscience, and I bring awareness to broader influences such as the effect of capitalism, toxic productivity, systemic oppression, misogyny, and other community and societal standards/injustices.
(512) 661-0821 
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Austin, TX 78723
Not accepting new clients
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Vanessa Roy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMHC
Verified
I identify as Queer and prefer they/them pronouns.
***I am not currently accepting new clients*** Struggling with life transitions, creative ruts, and relationships are difficult in any situation but especially so if you do not follow the heteronormative path. It can be difficult to open up to someone when you are not certain that they understand Queer and Alternative relationship structures. I use an individualized approach with each client to build a therapeutic relationship based on specific goals. I focus my work around issues regarding LGBTQ +, sexuality, non-binary and transgender , complex relationships, power dynamics, sexual health, BDSM/Kink, and other dynamics.
(512) 765-9528 
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Austin, TX 78746
Not accepting new clients
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Brian Kunde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brian's areas of focus include adolescents/young adults, LGBTQIA + issues, family of origin issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and ADHD.
Brian is passionate about helping clients build insight into their emotions, behaviors, and relationships outside of therapy in order to better achieve their goals. He has a relational approach to psychotherapy, in which he works to build a strong rapport with his clients through which he can help them feel heard, understood, validated, and supported in their efforts to make changes in their lives. Brian currently works with clients ages 13+.
(512) 399-8707 
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Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
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Noah Enteen, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Would you like to improve your communication with your partner and feel connected? Does your teen need some help getting back on track? Are you feelings stuck & ready for change? I have 18+ years of experience supporting teens, young adults, adults, families & couples ( LGBTQ encouraged) with breaking patterns, managing depression and anxiety, improving communication with colleagues and loved ones and meeting life goals. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space for exploration, growth and healing. My therapy style is warm, straightforward, collaborative and relational.
(512) 865-4692 
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Austin, TX 78746
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Derek Baca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am passionate about helping LGBT clients with the coming out process, managing relationships, stigma and self acceptance.
Life can be tough. Relationships, work and school are overwhelming. If you have tried to cope but need something more, I can help. I provide a warm, safe environment to help you decrease your anxiety, create more satisfying relationships and live a more fulfilling life. Everyone is unique. I tailor every session to your unique goals and strengths to help you increase emotional control, manage your thoughts and anxieties, and help you figure out the best way to move forward.
(512) 379-6601 
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Austin, TX 78746
Offers online therapy
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Jill Jagmin
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
There is a wealth of wisdom already within you. Let's journey inward together to find healing, growth, and new revelations. Therapy is for YOU, and together we will find the methods that best foster your growth, whether we are interpreting your favorite song, making pro/con lists, finding moments of silence, or creating a safe place for you to say the thing you’ve never been able to say. Some areas of passion I enjoy working with include religious deconstruction/reconstruction, LGBTQ +, cultivating sexual satisfaction, religious trauma, spirituality, sexual shame/trauma, identity formation, and life transitions.
(512) 601-5831 
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Austin, TX 78723
Offers online therapy
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Adam Maurer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified
I am devoted to working working with the LGBTQIA + Community in individual and relationship therapy.
Life can be challenging, especially when you are perceived as different. The world can be cruel to people who are unique and it can lead to feelings of: shame, loneliness, anxiety, fear, and sadness. Please know that you are not alone in this. I offer a safe place where you can allow your authentic self to emerge. Through our connection in therapy, we can explore your challenges and strengths. Using our relationship in session as a guide, you will have the opportunity to discover new insights and move towards your goals. My work centers on helping relationships and adults.
(512) 271-4353 
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Austin, TX 78745
Offers online therapy
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Marlon Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Finding a counselor can be challenging, especially for individuals who identify as queer or trans , African American or Latinx American, young or young-at-heart.
Hello. I hope to support individuals managing racial and cultural trauma. I specialize in my work with Black individuals whose ancestry expands the African diaspora, however all are welcome to process. I also seek to support Queer and Trans individuals and the various concerns at the intersection of personal and professional identities. I have also worked with children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral issues or those who require additional support processing crises and trauma. If your goals are to address feelings of anxiety, depression, racial and ethnic trauma, church hurt, or sexual identity issues, I hope to help.
(512) 548-4522 
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Austin, TX 78752
Not accepting new clients
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Ryan Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA population, with issues such as identity and/or coping with oppression.
I have knowledge and practice of many prominent counseling theories and will adapt my counseling approach to your needs and goals. I tend to implement a solution-focused approach in order to not only focus in on what your goals are, but also to get you to those goals as quickly as possible. While we develop solutions for your goals, I tend to think outside of the box and try to find unique solutions that are catered to you individually.
(512) 883-0628 
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Austin, TX 78703
Offers online therapy
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Aaron D. Bandy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCT
Verified
I identify as a married, Queer , Latinx, Mexican-American, child of an immigrant, of mixed ethnicity, and Neurotypical and able-bodied.
If you feel like you are expected to “do it all” and carry more responsibilities than others in your life, and feel like you need a break, I may be able to help. Some people find that their personal relationships, either with friends, family, or co-workers, seem shallow, one-dimensional, or unequal. If you would like to improve your relationship with yourself and others, this may be something we can work on together. People may find themselves noticing that they keep engaging in relationships that wound them and wonder “is there something wrong with me?” We can answer that question together.
(512) 856-6820 
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Austin, TX 78705
Offers online therapy
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Kelly Signer
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified
Hi! I'm Kelly. I have experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and I prioritize building safe and strong relationships with all of my clients. I love working with the LGBTQIA community and specialize in working with religious trauma and spiritual abuse. I am also incredibly passionate about grief counseling and end-of-life support; I have experience working with adolescents and young adults with chronic and terminal illnesses and with loved ones of hospice patients.
(737) 252-1598 
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Austin, TX 78723
Offers online therapy
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J P Cardenas Supervised By Melody Palmer-Arizola Lpc-S
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-A
Verified
From my own personal experience of exploring and understanding my own identity (sexuality, gender, ethnicity and more), to my education/experience around working with LGBTQ + and BIPOC individuals and the dedication I have to educating others on LGBTQ + issues, mental health and more, I can support you!.
When I was in high school, I struggled with my sexuality. The struggle lead to maladaptive coping skills, depression and anxiety. I felt so alone, scared, and like no one understood what I was going through! I needed help but I was too afraid to ask for it! One day, a school counselor, who I've never interacted with before, noticed that something was wrong with me and she reached out, gave me a helping hand, and put me into group therapy with other teens like me! I wasn't alone any more, I wasn't the only one questioning my sexuality, there were other kids like me! Getting help was the first step towards acceptance and self-love!
(512) 764-1979 
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Austin, TX 78759
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Kaleb Thorshov
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC
Verified
There is no manual for the LGBTQ experience. People in our community often find themselves having spent their childhood trying to stay safe, only to reach adulthood without the skills and relationships to have the fulfilling life they deserve. We often feel like we are spending our lives playing catch up, trying to reclaim our past while living out our present and future all at the same time.
(469) 378-5073 
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Austin, TX 78705
Offers online therapy
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Christopher DeFranco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
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.
 
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78701
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Justyn Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
My identity as a Gay Black Man gives me a unique passion as therapist and a deep love in supporting this population with coming out, managing relationships and growing in self-acceptance. I work with a variety of presenting concerns and populations; however, my specialization is working with gay men and the LGBTQ + population. I provide support and a nonjudgmental environment for you to process, explore and evaluate your concerns. In counseling you can get tools and skills to make real changes or use the space to process thoughts and stress.
(254) 274-5683 
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Austin, TX 78701
Offers online therapy
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Elizabeth Ogren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CSAT, SomEx, EMDR
Verified
I work in the LGBTQ + community; with recovering people; with families impacted by addiction; with those trying to break free of exploitation and and traumatic bonding.
Based in Phoenix, I work with clients around the country and the world as licensing allows, including via Telehealth. I'm so glad you're here. The world can feel like an inhospitable home at times. Relationships can be unsettled, self-medicating can dominate, and the past can haunt like a persistent familiar ghost. Healing is necessary, because you are necessary. No matter how you may struggle - there is no one else quite like you, you are the very best at being you, you possess gifts and magic that only you can bring to the world. Therapy is about coming home to yourself - your physical body, emotional body or heart, and mind.
(602) 429-0448 
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Austin, TX 78704
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Joseph Heggins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
My focus is on trauma, chronic depression, anxiety with panic attacks, mental health of gay and bisexual men, mental health of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), person in recovery, and people that struggle to maintain healthy relationships with friends, family, and coworkers.
(281) 502-4825 
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Austin, TX 78732
Not accepting new clients
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Something To Think About Therapy PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
I specialize in LGBTQ affirming therapies in addition to a range of mental health issues.
Everyone has times in their lives when they need someone to talk to. Whether something has happened recently or you've been worried about something for a while, a professional counselor can help. Here at Something to Think About Therapy , I provide online mental health therapy services, combining counselling with alternative therapies to help you find long term support and peace of mind.
(214) 609-1058 
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Austin, TX 73301
Offers online therapy
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Katie Quick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I am an LGBTQ + and trauma-informed Licensed Professional Counselor and certified life coach who provides queer and gender affirming mental health coaching for adults and teens nationwide. Whether you want to explore your gender or sexuality, coming out, relationships, family issues, or just want to deepen your sense of self-love, I will provide the safe, affirming, and welcoming space you have always deserved.
(720) 310-1115 
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 73301
Offers online therapy
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Emily Kerzin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Some of my specialties include LGBTQIA , gender, and sexuality issues; identity development; relationships and loneliness; eating and body image concerns; trauma; and survivors of assault and violence.
I work with clients to explore how connections with family, friends, partners, and larger societal structures shape who they are and how they relate to others in order to promote change, understanding, and healing in their lives. My therapeutic approach integrates relational cultural therapy with interpersonal, emotion-focused, and mindfulness-based techniques. I also aim to be flexible, adjusting my style and pace to suit client's unique goals, personalities, and identities. Feminist and social justice oriented perspectives are also integral to my work as I strive to make therapy as safe, affirming, and inclusive as possible.
(512) 686-5404 
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Austin, TX 78731
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Austin. 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.