Find the Best LGBTQ Therapists around Boston

Find therapists in NYC whose practices serve the gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and queer community. Therapists have expertise in helping individuals navigate challenges related to identity, relationships, coming out, and family and cultural pressures. In order to be listed on this directory, therapists must demonstrate their ongoing training and dedication to cultural competency, including understanding of the difference between gender and sexuality, being affirming of diverse identities, expressing a willingness to learn more, and focusing on identity only when it benefits the client. The following therapist have offices in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Belmont, Newton, Lexington, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale. Some also offer remote video sessions for patients' convenience.


Queer-Friendly Therapists in Boston

Allison Karthaus, PhD

Dr. Allison Karthaus is a psychologist in downtown Boston with expertise in anxiety, difficulties in career and life transitions, relationship challenges, and perfectionism. She specializes in working with recent college graduates, parents of young children, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ. As a registered yoga teacher, she aims to help clients cultivate their own awareness of their physical and emotional bodies, working towards the development of their own intuitive strategies for managing the stress of daily life. Her office is conveniently located downtown within a few blocks of all the subway lines.

Julia Barry, LMFT

Julia Barry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® in downtown Boston. She specializes in the treatment of single event trauma, complex trauma, dissociation, anxiety, depression, mother/infant bonding, relationship issues, sex and sexuality, and personal growth. She also runs mindful parenting groups.

Doug DiMartile, LMHC

Doug DiMartile is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in downtown Boston, MA. Doug specializes in working with individuals navigating trauma, anxiety, and depression. He also enjoys helping clients achieve personal and professional growth, as well as supporting emerging adults as they transition from college and graduate school to the working world. 

Teresa Spillane, PsyD

Dr. Teresa Spillane is a psychologist in Boston, MA specializing in perinatal mental health, postpartum adjustment, physician mental health, college mental health, and psycho-oncology. She utilizes psychodynamic therapy to give her clients a flexible, eclectic, and productive approach to mental health.  

Natalia Rosenbaum, LMHC

Natalia Rosenbaum is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in downtown Boston and Gloucester, MA. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, as well as those seeking counseling in spiritual topics, such as mindfulness and meditation. She is a Kundalini Yoga instructor, and helps clients learn new mindfulness tools and establish a daily home meditation practice.

Gaia Zanna, LMHC

Gaia Zanna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in downtown Boston. Originally from Bologna, Italy, Gaia has a deep understanding of different cultural backgrounds and the emotional complexity of adjusting to a new country. As a bilingual clinician, she offers sessions in English and Italian.


Queer-Friendly Therapists in Brookline

Sarah Karytko, PsyD

Dr. Sarah Karytko is a psychologist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on treating clients with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance use, and trauma. She especially enjoys seeing college students and adults as they navigate life transitions, individuate away from their family of origin, and develop their self-identity.


Queer-Friendly Therapists in Cambridge and Somerville

Robert Kitts, MD

Dr. Robert Kitts is a child and adult psychiatrist who has been working in Boston for the past nine years. He works primarily with children, teenagers, young adults, college students, adults, and parents. Dr. Kitts draws from a number of approaches in order to best meet the needs of his clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and supportive therapy, as well as mindfulness practices.

Brennan Mallonee, LMHC

Brennan Mallonee is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Cambridge, MA. Her office is conveniently located in Harvard Square. Brennan specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and questions related to spirituality. She provides a safe space in which clients can explore their spiritual side, whether that means understanding a faith tradition and how it relates to daily life, or finding meaning and purpose during difficult life transitions. Brennan works with clients to access their inner wisdom and strength while exploring life's deeper meaning. She is passionate about helping clients discover who they are, what they really want out of life, and how to live a life that is full and vibrant.

Dina Pasalis, LICSW, MBA

Dina Pasalis is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Cambridge, MA, a five- minute walk from Harvard Square T stop (Red Line).

Dina has expertise in life transitions, social identity issues, anxiety and depression. She works with individuals and couples. In her private practice, she sees teenagers and adults, with a focus on college students and professionals. In addition, Dina is deeply committed to working with clients struggling with the impacts of structural oppression such as racism and sexism.


Queer-Friendly Therapists in Arlington and Belmont

Elisabeth Sackton, LICSW

Elisabeth Sackton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Belmont, MA. Her private practice centers on working with people who consult with her about relationships, parenting, gender identity, trauma, and separation/divorce, and a wide variety of other issues. Elisabeth is trained in family systems and narrative approaches to therapy. She uses a variety of ways to work actively with clients as they face challenging or painful situations in their lives, and is particularly interested in working with people to develop their resilience and restore a sense of agency as they work toward their goals and towards generating a sense of hope.

Elisabeth works with many LGBTQ+ people and is deeply familiar with many issues LGBTQ+ clients might bring to therapy, including internalized oppression, dilemmas about coming out, and life cycle decisions. She works with individuals, couples and families around gender identity and gender affirmation; considering parenting, and general couple and individual issues.

Julie Simon, PsyD

Julie Simon is a psychologist in East Arlington, MA. She specializes in providing care to individuals who have been touched by a medical illness or issue in some way. She welcomes the chance to support people who are living with a temporary, chronic, or terminal illness, people who are caring for someone living with an illness, and people who have grown up with an ill family member. Julie also has extensive training and an interest in supporting people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, past or recent traumas, and difficult life transitions. 


Queer-Friendly Therapists in Newton

Idonia Gaede, LICSW

Idonia Gaede is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Newton, MA specializing in trauma, grief, career counseling, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. She works with teenagers, young adults, college students, and adults, and her practice is affirming of individuals who identify as LGBTQ. Prior to starting her private practice, she worked as a college counselor at Curry College and as a therapist at Riverside Trauma Center.

Cathryn Freid, PhD

Dr. Cathryn Freid is a psychologist in private practice in Newton, MA. She specializes in anxiety, eating disorders, depression, family issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and relationships, and sees adolescents (age 12 and older) and adults. Dr. Freid provides evidence-based assessments and treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in which she has over 10 years of training and experience. She uses a collaborative approach to help clients understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and to develop skills for increasing cognitive flexibility and distress tolerance, improving symptoms and changing targeted behaviors.


Queer-Friendly Therapists in Lexington

Amy Sterling-Bratt, LICSW

Amy Sterling-Bratt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lexington, MA who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and life transitions. She has extensive experience treating a wide range of issues, having been in private practice for over 30 years. For those clients who enjoy the company of dogs, Milo, Amy's hypoallergenic dog, is available to join in on sessions. 


Queer-Friendly Therapists in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale

Jennifer Taub, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Taub is a psychologist in Jamaica Plain, MA with over 20 years of experience Dr. Taub specializes in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, couples therapy, communication issues, relationships, ADHD, LGBTQ+ identity issues, and trauma. She takes an active, collaborative, and supportive approach to her work, and works together with clients to identify the approach best suited to their needs.

Devorah Steinberg, LICSW

Devorah Steinberg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach in Jamaica Plain, MA. She specializes in goal setting, spirituality, mind-body connection, couples counseling, and depression. Devorah has an integrative practice, in which she combines traditional talk therapy with diverse techniques like hypnotherapy, reiki, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and yoga. This approach lends itself to Devorah’s mind-body-spirit model, which helps clients gain emotional understanding through physical mindfulness. Devorah sees clients both in-person and through remote video sessions.

Shavon Fulcher, LICSW

Shavon Fulcher is a Licsensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Roslindale, MA. Her expertise is in working with those with issues stemming from trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, and sexual identity. She makes use of a diverse group of therapy modalities, guiding her clients through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Supportive Therapy to promote healing.

Shavon is an informed trauma practitioner, and has extensive background in working with families, young adults, adults, and the LGBTQ+ population. In addition to her private practice, Shavon served as a clinician at the DotHouse clinic, where she worked among a large group of clinicians to help her clients maintain comprehensive wellness.