We’ve built a team of therapists who are committed to providing affirming care to queer and trans people of all genders and sexualities.
We know that it can be hard in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) and adjacent communities to find affirming and culturally responsive mental health support. Finding the right therapist can be challenging and sometimes downright frustrating. We know that many people avoid therapy altogether for fear of facing ignorance or discrimination.
We want you to feel welcome, affirmed, and supported in who you are and what you are experiencing in your life.
We’ve built a team of therapists who have demonstrated experience in working with queer communities and are dedicating their time exclusively to learning and developing expertise on these issues:
- Dating and romantic relationships
- Navigating systemic oppression
- Family relationships
- Disclosure and coming out
- Gender identity exploration
- Gender affirmation and transition
- Queer family building
- Relationship to food and body in the context of queer or trans identity
- Isolation, depression, anxiety
- Living with HIV/AIDS
- Addiction/substance use
- Bi erasure/phobia
- Queer kink/BDSM communities/practices
- Ethical non-monogamy/polyamory within queer communities
The therapists in this clinic have dedicated significant training and clinical focus to LGBTQ+ mental health. In addition, the team has ongoing training so they can stay up-to-date in an ever-evolving field. Some of them are leaders in the field and regularly provide training to other therapists on LGBTQ+ concerns.
Complete a short questionnaire to tell us about yourself, what type of support you’re looking for, and your preferences in a provider.
Once we receive your information, we'll reach out with any follow-up questions, work to verify your insurance benefits (if applicable), and provide a cost estimate for your services.
Once we find the right match, we’ll set you up with your Octave provider and start your care!
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If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency or crisis and needs immediate help, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Additional crisis resources can be found here.