Online counseling for the LGBTQIA+ community

Find a licensed therapist who has experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community.

See a therapist who sees you

At Talkspace, we believe that therapy is for all regardless of age, background, race, or sexual orientation. People who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQIA+) community are unfortunately more likely to experience mental health conditions or face events that can seriously harm their mental health. To help ensure that our LGBTQIA+ members are in the most capable hands, we strive towards building a diverse, experienced provider network that can best support all of our users.

We select therapists who value

  • Experience - Many identify as LGBTQIA+ or have worked with LGBTQIA+ clients.
  • Empathy - Judgment and stigma have no place in our care spaces.
  • Personalized care - Find a therapist who gets you. If it’s not working out, switch for free.
  • Accessibility - Unlimited text, audio, and video messages as well as live video sessions.

HOW Talkspace WORKS

Whether you are seeking gender-affirming therapy or just someone who understands the LGBTQIA community, Talkspace believes that the power of therapy is amplified when you see a provider who truly understands you. Here's how the therapist-matching process works at Talkspace

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LGBTQIA+ mental health support the way you need it


Online therapy from a licensed LGBTQIA+ therapist on a secure online platform, with the option to use a name that does not match your official documents.

Couples therapy

Relationship-centered LGBTQIA+ counseling which helps strengthen the connection between you and your partner(s).


Evaluations and psychiatric medication management from a medical professional.

Teen therapy

Specialized therapy for ages 13-17 who may be exploring questions of gender identity.

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Talkspace therapists are here for you

Talkspace therapists can help you navigate issues ranging from relationships and coming out to discrimination, harassment, gender identify, and more. Our free consultation process will help you or someone you know within the LGBTQIA+ community connect with an LGBTQIA+ therapist who makes you feel comfortable, understood and accepted.
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Substance abuse
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Family conflict
Anger management
Childhood abuse
Mood disorders
Eating disorders
Chronic illness
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What is LGBTQIA+ counseling?

LGBTQIA+ counseling is therapy with a focus on an experience unique to the LGBTQIA+ community. While many LGBTQIA+ folks choose to talk about coming out, discrimination, stigma and other unique LGBTQIA+ issues, others use the space to explore their identity and navigate relationship issues.

How do I find an LGBTQIA+ therapist?

Therapists who specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals will indicate this area of expertise in their Talkspace profile and their biographical sketch. Potential clients will be able to easily identify a particular therapists LGBTQIA+ specialty area of expertise before starting therapy.

How do I find a gender-affirming therapist?

With Talkspace you can find LGBTQIA+ therapist who specializes in working with individuals who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming. Potential clients will be able to easily identify a particular therapist's LGBTQIA+ specialty area of expertise before starting therapy.

What does it mean to be an affirming therapist?

Affirmative therapists support LGBTQIA+ individuals by acknowledging the ways that cisnormative and heteronormative assumptions can promote stigma, discrimination, transphobia, and homophobic behaviors. Affirmative therapists practice therapy from a space of self-awareness, and they often work to advocate for the needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Mental health professionals practicing gender affirming therapy work respectfully with you to acknowledge your needs and thoughtfully guide you to reach your goals.

What is gender therapy, and can it be done online?

Online gender therapy is a safe and accessible option for any individual struggling with gender identity issues or simply looking to explore their gender identity with a mental health professional. Gender therapists aim to improve the quality of their patients’ lives by helping them to understand experiences with gender, whether it’s their relationship to gender expression, occurrences of gender questioning or dysphoria, or providing support throughout a gender transition. 

Individuals seeking help with gender identity issues may benefit from online gender therapy since it provides more privacy and alleviates some of the emotional stressors associated with in-person treatment. When selecting a gender therapist online, you’re no longer limited to practitioners in your area — instead, you'll have access to hundreds of mental health professionals with experience in themes like gender issues, allowing you to find the one who best suits your individual needs.

What are the advantages of online LGBTQIA+ counseling at Talkspace?

By joining Talkspace, you have the entire Talkspace online therapist network at your disposal, and if you feel like your provider is not a good fit for any reason, you can quickly switch to a different one with no questions asked. Our provider network offers hundreds of licensed professionals with years of experience in a variety of topics, including sexuality and gender identity.