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Do you need support in understanding, accepting, or navigating your sexual orientation? It can be hard to embrace your identity if you are gay or lesbian, and even harder if you identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, or otherwise. Sometimes the labels of sexual orientation get in the way of just understanding and listening to yourself.

If you aren’t sure of your sexual orientation or which genders you are attracted to, seeking therapy is a great step to take. Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Could Benefit from a Therapist for Sexual Orientation

If you’re not sure whether you should seek treatment for sexual orientation issues and identities, we can help. Here are some signs indicating you could use the help of a trained professional:

  • You aren’t sure which genders you are attracted to.
  • You have internal turmoil between what you experience and what you want.
  • You are struggling to accept your sexual orientation.
  • You have experienced, or are currently experiencing, trauma related to your sexual orientation.
  • You need mental or emotional support with regard to your sexual orientation.
  • You don’t feel good about yourself.
  • You want people to know your sexual orientation, but are not sure how to tell them.

As one anonymous contributor shared about therapy and sexual orientation, "Therapy helped me love my queer self for who I am. I learned that I didn’t need to label my sexuality to understand it."

Get Started with Sexual Orientation Therapy Today!

Therapy for sexual orientation can drastically improve your mental health, leading you to become a happier, more confident version of yourself. And Mental Health Match can help you get started by matching you with a quality therapist in your area. Just browse the experts below or use our free therapist matching tool.

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Tralyece Wright
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Together we will identify & treat your mental health concerns to guide you in a healing direction.


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Together we will identify & treat your mental health concerns to guide you in a healing direction.

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My therapeutic approach includes providing my patients with a psychodynamic, integrated, client-centered approach to therapy. With integrations of cognitive -behavioral therapy (CBT), internal family systems (IFS/Parts work) & EMDR.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • EMDR
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Gender Transition
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse Intervention
  • transgender identity
  • Trauma Recovery
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Ginelle Guckenburg
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create space for deep exploration and healing. I make it a priority to build trust and alliance with my clients. We will explore significant attachments and how they've shaped you and the way you show up for loved ones.


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create space for deep exploration and healing. I make it a priority to build trust and alliance with my clients. We will explore significant attachments and how they've shaped you and the way you show up for loved ones.

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My mission as a therapist is to provide affirming and welcoming therapy for LGBTQ+ and/or neurodivergent individuals and couples. I aim to create space where you feel comfortable showing up as your authentic self.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Attachment Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Sexuality
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Ginelle  Guckenburg remote and phone therapy in California
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Julia Malone
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learn to understand triggers and emotions safely, find confidence and clarity in your decision making, create boundaries, and learn to communicate more effectively. We will navigate and heal the relationships with the people you care about the most.


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learn to understand triggers and emotions safely, find confidence and clarity in your decision making, create boundaries, and learn to communicate more effectively. We will navigate and heal the relationships with the people you care about the most.

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I am a client-centered and trauma informed therapist. Once we have discussed your history, we will create a plan to build upon your strengths so you feel seen, challenged, and empowered. I am honored to walk through this healing journey with you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Affair Recovery
  • Anger Management
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • LGBTQ Family Development
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Open Relationships
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Elnaz Mayeh
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We will discover what has worked, not worked, and could work moving forward. We will work towards a life worth living, rather than existing. We will utilize your fundamental values to motivate your growth.


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We will discover what has worked, not worked, and could work moving forward. We will work towards a life worth living, rather than existing. We will utilize your fundamental values to motivate your growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am intentionally well-versed in variety of approaches to be able to meet my clients where they’re at. I utilize present and future oriented work with a sprinkle of past exploration. I provide talk therapy, EMDR, and Neurofeedback.

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  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Fears and Phobias
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Sexual Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma EMDR
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Elnaz Mayeh remote and phone therapy in California
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Samantha Gerson
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I aim to forge a deep and trusting relationship, so that you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings.


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Together, we will:

I aim to forge a deep and trusting relationship, so that you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings.

Something to know about my approach is:

I take a humanistic approach and often use motivational interviewing. I also utilize many other modalities including but not limited to CBT, DBT, and TFCBT.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent Risk Behaviors
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Gender Transition
  • Kink
  • LGBTQ+
  • Personality Disorders
  • Polyamory
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
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Samantha Gerson remote and phone therapy in California, New York