Finding a Great LGBT-Friendly Therapist or Counselor in NYC

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Are you looking for a therapist or counselor in the New York area that specializes in LGBT issues, a practitioner sensitive to the social stigma that LGBTQ people face, such as homophobia, transphobia, and the coming-out process? Whether you’re seeking a specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), couples therapy, addiction, or simply someone with whom you can discuss depression and anxiety, let Metrosource help you in your search.

LGBT Friendly Couselors and Therapists in NYC


Brian M. Lathrop Div., L.P.

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31 Washington Sq. W Suite 6C
New York, NY

Psychotherapy is a unique and personal engagement that aims to give a person the brave option to not just accept life on the terms it seems to have handed them.

For over 20 years, I have worked to assist others to be able to name, focus on and change numerous dilemmas of life.

Among those dilemmas: substance and behavioral addictions, childhood and sexual trauma and/or neglect, compulsivity and impulsivity issues, depression, anxiety, relationship strife, grief/loss, internalized fear of intimacy, sexual dysfunction, and emotional communication for individuals and couples.

A consult may require more than one session to determine needs. If the need for therapy is determined and there is an agreement to work together, frequency of sessions will be discussed and session times will be determined.

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Bloom Psychotherapy NYC

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19 W 34th Street, PH
New York, NY

As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, there are daily reminders that it’s not always safe to be yourself. Even though New York City is more open and accepting than most places in the country, it can still be hard.

Sexuality and Gender

How you identify in terms of your sexuality and gender is probably only one of the many things that make you the interesting and complex person you are today. The last thing you may want to have to do in therapy is explain your gender or sexuality. Of course, issues around gender or sexuality may come up, but chances are you don’t want either of them to be the main focus of the work.

Affirmative Support

There are a number of issues that are specific to our community, such as alternative relationship structures, gay parenting, and internalized and externalized homophobia and transphobia, to name a few. At Bloom, our clinicians work from a place of compassion and empathy as you work through whatever brings you to therapy.

Transgender and Gender Expansive Children, Tweens & Adolescents

Supporting your child or family member is a transition for everyone. At Bloom, our clinicians are specially trained to work with transgender and gender expansive children, tweens, and adolescents. We can also work with the whole family, as transitioning can be an adjustment for everyone.

Coming Out

While it may be easier today for some people to come out, we still live in a culture where it’s not necessarily easy or safe to come out in the first place. Needing to hide or keep part of yourself secret can create an environment ripe for fear, rejection, or sadness.

Family Struggles

While some may be lucky enough to be loved and supported by their family, there are still those who can’t be fully open or transparent with everyone in their world. Having to live two or more separate lives can weigh on you after awhile. How can you be strong enough to live authentically, regardless of the consequences?

We are a client-centered, strength-based, confidential private practice.

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Joshua Nelson Ph.D.

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71 W 23rd St #1115
New York, NY
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Short and Long-Term Treatment

The majority of my work has been with adults, young adults, and teenagers who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, drug and alcohol use, or post-traumatic stress reactions. These clients have often begun working with me after having engaged in long-term struggles that have left them confused and frustrated. This might be you.

I welcome the opportunity to talk with you about how we can work together, whether you are an adult, young adult, or adolescent who is not living the way you would like. Therapy is learning how to trust, both yourself and others. I would like to facilitate that trust.

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Volker Schuetz PsyD

Volker Schuetz

1133 Broadway #913
New York, NY

Psychotherapy is about transformation, change, and growth. It takes commitment and courage. Having someone you trust to guide you through the change process can make all the difference. A genuine and supportive therapeutic relationship can help you take an honest look at your feelings, your thoughts about yourself, and your relationships with others, removing the barriers to a healthy and fulfilled life. I would like to go on this journey with you. Together, we can address these obstacles to a happy and fulfilling life.

All are welcome in my practice, individuals of all genders and orientation, all races, faiths, and backgrounds!

I offer expertise in treating the LGBTQ+ community and have a special place in my heart for gay men’s health and well-being.

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Michael E. Koetting L.C.S.W.

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330 W 58th St #215
New York, NY

I am a Psychotherapist practicing individual, couples, and family therapy in New York and Florida. My office is located in Manhattan and convenient to all public transportation. I received my graduate training at New York University School of Social Work and post-graduate training at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in Manhattan. I have also received post-graduate training and supervision in couples and family therapy and cognitive and behavioral therapeutic techniques. I was awarded a Post-Master’s Certificate in “End of Life Care” from New York University School of Social Work and the Soros Open Society Institute.

My specialties include therapy for:
  • Gay Men’s Issues
  • Couples Therapy and Relationship Issues (Couples in Crisis)
  • Performing and Creative Artists
  • Depression and Low Confidence
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Problems with Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Work Related Issues
  • Transgender Issues
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • People Living with HIV and AIDS
  • People Coping with Chronic and Life Threatening Illnesses
  • And more . . .

Learn more about Michael

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Last modified: November 12, 2018