LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Houston, TX

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Ty David Lerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CST, CHT
Verified
My actual certification as a Sex Therapist, and near completion of a PhD in Clinical Sexology set me apart from merely an " LGBTQ + affirming" therapist.
Finding the right therapist is sometimes the hardest part of the counseling process. The challenge of matching a therapist's personality and approach to counseling with a client's needs can sometimes feel like trial and error, but is a vital part of the process. I believe that the start of any new relationship, therapeutic or otherwise, begins with building rapport and simply becoming comfortable with each other. Once established, the real work can begin.
(832) 924-3736 
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Houston, TX 77042
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Noel C Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Dr. Gonzalez and his associates treat adults, adolescents, children, and families who have a wide range of presenting problems. We have particular interests in eating disorders, relationship issues, including couples therapy, mood disorders, anxiety, sexual dysfunction and addiction, ADHD, LGBT issues, testing and evaluations for INS. We also have specialized training, experience, and interests in the treatment of children with behavior problems and families disrupted by divorce. All services are available in English or Spanish.
(281) 645-9929 
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Houston, TX 77009
Offers online therapy
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Andrew Bingman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My specialties include LGBTQIA +-related concerns, early childhood trauma, relationship concerns, men's issues, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, and occupational concerns.
The most common phrase I hear when I ask new clients to describe themselves is "not good enough." As a result of invalidating life experiences, many of us come to believe that we are undeserving of acceptance. In order to avoid potential rejection, we hide parts of our identities that others might view as undesirable, and we present a fragmented or incomplete version of ourselves to the world. While this can be advantageous in certain environments, it can also become a barrier to intimacy. Many of my clients struggle to be vulnerable and find it challenging to embrace their full, authentic selves.
(832) 637-8190 
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Houston, TX 77002
Offers online therapy
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Andrew Tessmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
I specialize in working with LGBTQ + concerns, career exploration, career development concerns, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, perfectionism, social skills, procrastination/motivation and ADHD.
** Practice is currently full and I am currently not accepting new clients as of 3/2022** Are you unhappy about where you are in life and fear others won't accept you for who you are? Do you feel as though you have to hide facets of yourself? Do you feel stuck and want to change? If so, you may find it helpful to connect with someone who has been through these feelings and understands the challenge in managing feelings of anxiety, stress, isolation, insecurity, and even depression. I understand the struggles with exploring one's identity and finding the confidence to love and value your unique self.
(281) 954-3206 
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Houston, TX 77007
Not accepting new clients
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Ty Neely
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified
I have also worked heavily with the LGBTQ + population, focusing on topics of coming out, shame, sexual identity, gender identity, and gender transition.
I became a therapist out of a passion and love in walking others through the storms of life. We all experience times in our lives that leave us bruised, battered, and beaten. As a therapist, my goal is to help you find a way out of your storm and become a stronger, more resilient, and more fulfilled person. The basis for my practice is Existential Therapy, where I help clients truly grasp their relationships with themselves and the world around them. I bring in other therapeutic techniques and styles to individualize treatment to what each client needs and wants out of therapy.
(281) 502-4490 
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Houston, TX 77007
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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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Houston, TX 77042
Offers online therapy
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Spectrum Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
Most of my experience has been working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with Gender Identity/ LGBTQ struggles, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and “coming of age”.
I know how hard it can be to find a therapist with who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through the various stages of your life. As a Lesbian , I can relate to many of the challenges people face when existing in a difficult space. Whatever challenges you are encountering at this moment, there is hope. Things can get better. Things can change. You have more power than you realize. I look forward to working with you as you gain the empowerment, knowledge, and skills required to move through those challenges. Currently, I see clients in the evenings and Saturday mornings.
(214) 463-2973 
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Houston, TX 77001
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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Houston, TX 77001
Offers online therapy
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Dan Daumas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I believe that every individual has their own unique life journey and the capacity for growth and healing. As we explore the complexities of your experience I will work with you to create a space that allows you to feel safe, supported, and validated. I work from a trauma-informed lens and believe in the power of compassion when it comes to healing. As someone who identifies as Transgender , Non-binary, Queer , Disabled, and Autistic, I feel strongly about providing trauma-informed mental health care to individuals also belonging to these communities.
 
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Houston, TX 77089
Not accepting 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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Office is near:
Houston, TX 77006
Offers online therapy
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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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Office is near:
Houston, TX 77006
Offers online therapy
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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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Office is near:
Houston, TX 77010
Offers online therapy
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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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Houston, TX 77006
Not accepting new clients
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Shawn T. Webb
LPC Associate, LCDC, NCC
Verified
I work with many diverse people, including adults, older teens, LGBTQ + clients, and adopted individuals.
Whether you want to enhance your self-confidence, address unresolved relational issues, or gain a greater appreciation for life in general, therapy can guide the way and provide you with a plan for success. Such exploration is especially helpful if you find that you have been relying on unhealthy coping mechanisms to appreciate yourself, your relationships, or your life. Often, people turn to substances or unsatisfying relationships in order to distract themselves from their discontent; therapy offers the means to transform the unhealthy patterns so that true joy and contentment can be realized.
(346) 248-2243 
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Houston, TX 77007
Offers online therapy
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Paul LePhuoc
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
I have specialized training and expertise with a variety of concerns, including mood & personality disorders, trauma, shame, cultural/racial identity issues, and LGBT /coming-out issues.
I help my patients address questions like "How can I have more satisfying relationships?" and "How can I find more flow in love and work?" I have a deep passion for working with people to uncover and rework unsatisfying relationship patterns. I believe healthy people seek therapy for various reasons throughout life, and psychotherapy can help you find a more genuine and integrated way of living and relating to others. I am a psychologist who is committed to my own personal growth and ongoing training. I also have a profound appreciation for 12 step approaches and insight oriented approaches.
(832) 529-6991 
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Houston, TX 77007
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Wade Maggert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-S
Verified
Therapy is a very personal journey. For many LGBTQ + people, it is vital that their therapist has direct knowledge and personal experience of the queer community. LGBTQ + members often struggle with stressors not experienced by the dominant culture. Dealing with discrimination, coming out to one's family, and discovering an "authentic" self in the face of social pressures can lead to higher levels of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide for LGBTQ + individuals.
(833) 548-6537 
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Houston, TX 77004
Offers online therapy
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Kristina Tutt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The path from growing up quietly queer in a small Midwestern town to living as an out lesbian in the 4th largest city in the country has informed my work within the LGBTQ + community. I believe that knowledge is an integral part of building acceptance and pride in oneself and the community, and I am eager to continue working with people in all stages of the coming out process. Most recently, my focus has been on HIV prevention and treatment; I am passionate about working with clients who are at high risk for exposure, entering treatment, or working to maintain viral suppression.
(713) 987-3708 
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Houston, TX 77007
Offers online therapy
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Angelica Marie Ramos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDCI
Verified
Email/Call. Are you struggling with things in life? Let’s talk about it! Maybe even on the beach? My office space is a completely judgement free zone! Do you feel like you can’t be open about your life struggles and are trying to figure out an open space to go through this journey? I am here for you to hold the space and listen. I support and welcome with open arms Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Survivors, Trauma survivors & LGBTQIA + Community. My goal is to create a space to help heal. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor my education and my diverse background gives me a unique approach to counseling.
(281) 519-3560 
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Houston, TX 77058
Offers online therapy
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Genie Brown Joslin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LMFT, Imago
Verified
My clients often have communication issues. I work with couples and individuals looking for better ways to communicate with loved ones, peers, or in the work place. I am a Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist. IMAGO is a theory that addresess how we listen, when we are triggered, get defensive, and stop listening. These skills are also helpful for adolescents and parents. I have worked in the Montrose area for 30 years. I welcome LGBT clients. I describe myself as a welcoming and interactive facilitator and therapist.
(281) 974-5224 
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Houston, TX 77006
Offers online therapy
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Alister Blücker
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A, LCDC
Verified
I focus my practice on serving the LGBTQIA communities. If you are looking for a safe and competent therapist to work on struggles involving your sexuality and/or gender, or other associated concerns, or are simply needing a queer friendly counselor, I encourage you to reach out to me. I offer evening and weekend appointments, Walk-and-Talk therapy, and can travel to your workplace.
(281) 789-6783 
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Houston, TX 77059
Offers online therapy


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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Houston. 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.