LGBTQ+ Therapists in Virginia

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Shannon Graves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
One of the bravest choices you can make is the decision to understand your own story and make changes in your life that help you grow. My experience has allowed me to work with a wide variety of therapeutic issues and I enjoy guiding individuals toward healing. My expertise is in working with the LGBTQ + community, adults who live with addiction, anxiety, trauma, and family-of-origin and boundary-setting exploration. My approach integrates a range of modalities based on individual need, but primarily IFS, CBT, and mindfulness-based practices.
(571) 497-5355
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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LGBT Life Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CFT
Verified
Verified
We offer affordable, sliding scale mental health care to Lesbian , Gay , Bisexual , Transgender and Queer or Questioning individuals regardless of HIV status. Our counselors are very sensitive to LGBTQ + and HIV issues. LGBT Life Center is a safe space where members and allies of the Lesbian , Gay , Bisexual , and Transgender and Queer /Questioning community of Hampton Roads can join together in a network of support and acceptance.
(757) 418-8048
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Norfolk, VA 23513
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Bethany Allen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Verified
I received my Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville. I work with the following populations: children, adolescents, young adults and LGBTQIA +. I have worked with populations specifically with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence survivors, among many other mental health challenges. I have a vast array of experience in the mental health field working in a residential, group home, and psychiatric inpatient settings with children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with individuals who have been in crisis and who have experienced trauma.
(804) 395-7546
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Midlothian, VA 23112
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Camille Rudney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Clients and colleagues usually describe me as warm, real, direct, with a good sense of humor. Collaboration is important to me and I strive to be transparent, explain my thinking, and make sure I understand you correctly first before I offer insights or suggestions. As a more active therapist I tend to work best with clients who want both supportive and (gently) challenging feedback. I have worked extensively with LGBTQ clients, young adults, health professional students, and clients with immigration backgrounds/experiences. I am able to meet for consultations to write letters for gender affirming surgeries.
(804) 294-4605
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Richmond, VA 23227
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Taylor Dahl - Universal Mental Health Services LLC
Resident in Counseling, MS
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, couples, parents, and members of the LGBTQ + community. I have experience working with ADHD, depression and anxiety, parenting skills, sexuality and gender expression, and relationship skill building.
(804) 494-5835
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Richmond, VA 23230
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Kimberly Brooks Mazella
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Has your spouse come out as LGBT ? Or are you married and living a closeted LGBT life? Either way, it's an extremely painful & challenging situation for everyone involved. Here's the good news -- I can help. I work with people every day who find themselves in mixed sexual orientation marriages and are navigating their new reality, both for themselves and their families. Having experienced this myself many years ago gives me a unique understanding of the issue, with compassion for both partners who find themselves in this difficult space. Whether you decide to make it work or go your separate ways, I can help you traverse the journey.
(703) 348-9845
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McLean, VA 22101
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Nathaniel Mason
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MEd, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have a passion for helping the LGBTQIA + community and clients from underserved racial and ethnic groups.
Feeling disconnected in relationships? It's an honor that you are choosing me as part of your journey to peace and well-being. I’m sure you are wondering to yourself: Who are you and can you help me? Absolutely, I can! I have helped clients past for the past 6 years with addictions, relational problems, and other attachment wounds. I assist couples with understanding the obstacles to fulfilling relationships. Together, we will discover a renewed sense of yourself with more realistic thinking, fewer worries, and happier connections. I have a passion for helping couples with a history of trauma and those from marginalized backgrounds.
(757) 351-4181
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Norfolk, VA 23518
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Cherelle Baylor
Resident in Counseling, MA , RIC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My specialties include mood disorders, women's issues, and LGBTQIA related concerns.
Accepting New Clients! One of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story. I am currently a Resident in Counseling that operates from a place of compassion and empathy that cultivates an environment to encourage you, the client to openly express their thoughts/feelings so that we can focus on setting goals, identifying feelings and patterns, developing healthy/positive attitudes and behaviors, and problem solving.
(757) 702-5511
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Newport News, VA 23606
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Eric Teeters
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a health psychologist who is dedicated to supporting individuals to get and stay healthy, to recover from or adjust to injury or illness, manage stress, move through trauma, and/or cope with acute and chronic health and medical conditions. I specialize in working with and treating individuals with gastrointestinal disorders (e.g., IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis) and providing LGBTQIA + affirming care. I also have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma. I also provide compassionate and affirmative therapy with the kink, poly, and pro-sex communities.
(202) 888-8275
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Arlington, VA 22209
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Jen Zegan-Lister
Resident in Counseling, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello! My name is Jen and I specialize in working with the queer community, trauma, and substance use (you do not need to qualify for all or any of these to come see me!). If trauma/complex trauma and PTS/D symptoms are things you struggle with, I am an EMDR Therapist. In my office, you choose what you’d like to address and what is off limits. This is your space to explore and process what you need and want to. You are the only expert of yourself. I like to meet you where you’re at and explore what is challenging and/or painful. My goal is to help my community heal and find wholeheartedness and acceptance, exactly as you are.
(804) 596-6716
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Richmond, VA 23226
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Kriston Nixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that each of us have the tools within ourselves to achieve optimal mental health and relational functioning, which is why I use a collaborative approach with my clients to develop and work toward their goals. I offer a safe and inclusive space for my clients to explore their identities, relationships, needs, and desires. I have experiences working with adults, adolescents, and couples, with a particular focus on perinatal and maternal mental health, early family experiences, LGBTQIA counseling, gender identity, consensual non-monogamies, and women's issues.
(757) 267-9759
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Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Adele Stuckey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
If you feel like you “have it all,” but you can’t shake this nagging feeling that something is missing, feel overwhelmed trying to manage your multiple roles (parent, spouse, partner, friend, co-worker), or are struggling to navigate fertility treatment as a queer person, get pregnant, be pregnant, or transition into parenthood, I can help. I don't practice one-size-fits-all therapy. I’ll follow your lead and use the creative process as a guide in sharing your experiences. I work with adults seeking support for perinatal mental health, trauma, and overall wellbeing with LGBTQIA + affirming art therapy and counseling.
(571) 601-3139
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Elizabeth 'eli' Marano
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of specialty are LGBTQIA + concerns, suicidality, depression, and anxiety/panic.
Beginning therapy can be a difficult, anxiety-provoking, or, possibly, a relieving decision. It is an important step towards healing, and I am excited to begin that journey with you. As a therapist, I believe in meeting you wherever you are at, working collaboratively to establish goals, and finding connection to the process.
(804) 336-3849
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Midlothian, VA 23112
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Kenn M. Shirley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv
Verified
Verified
I am a License Professional Counselor located in Virginia. I am trained and experienced in conducting individual, couples and family therapy. I have worked in professional settings in the US, and internationally for many years. My clinical orientation is strongly person-centered, with a bent toward existentialism. In the therapeutic setting, I believe that we all journey together, learning and experiencing collectively what happens in the moment. I have strong skills empowering clients confronting life transitions, relationship issues and mood irregularities. I am intimately cognizant of challenges faced by LGBTQ + persons.
(804) 531-5395
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North Chesterfield, VA 23236
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Dan Cimo
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a gay therapist with a special focus on LGBTQ + relationships, I provide a safe, affirming space to help my clients get "unstuck" from their most distressing emotional and relational wounds.
Are you feeling lost and overwhelmed by the distance in your relationship, like you are just "roommates" struggling to connect emotionally or physically? Have you been having the same fight over and over again and wonder if the relationship will last? I work with individuals and couples from all walks of life to restore safety, improve communication, rebuild connection, and increase intimacy with their partners. After identifying and breaking unhealthy patterns of interaction, we work to re-build a new relationship cycle centered around honesty, authenticity, creativity, and collaboration.
(757) 993-4690 x603
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Hela Baer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, E-RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you (or your teen) feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Dealing with family-related stress? Grieving or adjusting to a recent loss/change? Navigating life as a queer , trans , or gender diverse individual? Feeling worn down by oppression and injustice? Or maybe you're just looking to do some self-exploration in a supportive environment? Whatever it is, I'm here for it and I'm here for YOU. I work with teens and adults dealing with challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, LGBTQIA2+ identities, and complex family dynamics.
(703) 643-4730
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Trevor Dunn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dr. Dunn specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image concerns, anxiety, OCD, depression, LGBTQ + concerns, life transitions, relationship/interpersonal concerns, gender affirming treatment evaluations, grief/loss, identity concerns, and multicultural psychology (e.g., gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity). Trained as a counseling psychologist, he provides evidence-based, culturally centered therapy to adults in Washington DC, Virginia, and other PSYPACT states. Using warmth and empathy, he helps clients examine and reflect on their lives, and move in the direction of their goals and values.
(703) 884-1802
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Arlington, VA 22203
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Not accepting new clients
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Luis C Marcano
Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As an LGBTQ + identified licensed mental health counselor, I specialize in providing helpful and efficient strategies for you to manage anxiety and depression.
During these uncertain times, most people are reporting feeling anxious, helpless, and in need of connection. If you are struggling to manage any of these emotions or experiencing recurrent negative thoughts; there is hope. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to be able to express yourself in an authentic and truthful way. I've been providing counseling services for over 15 years in the DC Metro Area. Above all, I value our therapeutic relationship and your culture. I take time and care in getting to know what's important to you. I currently provide Telehealth counseling for the Virginia and Washington D.C. communities.
(202) 935-7064
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Arlington, VA 22205
Not accepting new clients
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Oz Ezkibel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a Latino Queer Therapist, I have learned that understanding the intersections of my identities and how I show up in multiple spaces has been imperative to my personal growth and my understanding of belonging.  Growing up, I always felt othered and often times unwanted. Therapy for me is about learning to understand our inner dialogues, validate our emotional experiences, and effect change in a way that is consistent with our desired narrative.  
(202) 968-1053
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Office is near:
Arlington, VA 22201
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Not accepting new clients
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Brad Carney
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize working with the LGBTQIA + community and with those who are navigating their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Whether you are struggling with mental health issues, a life-changing event, or just feeling that something is “off” in life lately, I am here to help you during this life phase! It is important to me that you feel supported, validated, and ultimately empowered during this journey as we collaboratively work towards your wishes and goals. I am committed to providing trauma-informed care tailored to each client’s unique needs. I strive to provide a caring, empathic and nonjudgmental environment for you to explore and gain whatever it is that you are looking for. I work with children (8+), youth, young adults, and adults.
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Richmond, VA 23220
Not accepting new clients

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