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LGBTQ2+ Counselling and Therapists

Please find a list of LGBTQ2+ friendly counselling and therapists below.

Hope Counselling

Cynthia Galloway, MEd Counselling Psychology, RP, RD, RMFT

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Registered Sex Therapist

Services offered: individual, couple, sex and gender therapy. People may self-refer. I work with trans* individuals at all points of the gender continuum, helping with exploration of gender identity and expression, coming out issues, dealing with transphobia, and promoting resilience.

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Claire Salisbury

Claire Salisbury, MSc (Clinical Psychology), RP, CCC
Registered Psychotherapist

Sevices Provided:

  • Individual psychotherapy for adults, teens, and children focusing on gender identity and gender dysphoria (other areas of treatment include mood and anxiety difficulties as well as female sexual dysfunction)
  • Guidance for transgender and gender-questioning individuals, as well as parents, partners, and other family members who may have a difficult time understanding a loved one’s transition
  • Help navigating the process of transitioning, including social, hormonal and/or surgical interventions
  • Psychoeducation sessions for parents regarding childhood gender creativity
  • Workshops/seminars on working optimally with trans* clients and navigating gender independence in the school system

Contact Information:

  • Email (preferred initial contact):
  • Phone: 519-520-2906
  • Address: Suite 304 - 186 Albert St., London, ON, N6A 1M1

Daya Counselling Centre

Daya Counselling Centre offers counselling/psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families (age 16+). Valuing inclusiveness, we honour the many faces of experience, wisdom and the human spirit. Daya serves those who are dealing with loss, trauma, life transitions, psychological distress, challenges in coping, relationship difficulties and more. Counselling is available in English, French, Arabic and ASL (interpreters will be provided for counselling in other languages). Fees are based on ability to pay. 

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Patricia Berendsen and Associates

Patricia Berendsen & Associates Trauma Healing Centre of London Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

Geared towards providing thoughtful guidance for meaningful and joy-filled living, Patricia Berendsen & Associates Trauma Healing Centre of London Counselling and Psychotherapy Services effectively deals with an extensive range of concerns. Based in London, Ontario, we specialize in one-on-one psychotherapy sessions either in person or online. We provide couple and family counselling to address and resolve conflicts and relationship issues. Whether you’re having problems with your marriage, dealing with stress, PTSD, anxiety, depression or addiction, or a member of the LGBTQ+ community needing support – we can help you. We can also accommodate In-Home support for special circumstances, as well as on-site training, seminars, and workshops.

Contact Information

  • Address: 2-521 Nottinghill Road, London
  • Phone: 519-619-8801
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London Psychological Services

We provide individual and relationship counselling to the LGBTQ+ community. We are committed to trauma informed, anti-oppression practices to help empower LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.

Contact Information

  • Address: 103-1135 Adelaide St N, London
  • Phone: 226-234-0713
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Gibson & Associates

Summer Thorp, MSW RSW: 

Stories have always intrigued me because they helped me to understand how other people think and see the world. My interest in stories led me to social work and therapy because I saw the power of personal narratives to limit or expand what my clients thought possible.

I am also a natural systems thinker, and I am always seeking out opportunities to learn more about how people organize their internal and external lives. My interest in systems led me to train as an IFS Therapist.

The focus of my practice is periods of transition. Transitions occur at all stages of life. They can include a new diagnosis, the loss of employment, the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a new sexual or gender identity, recovery after illness, or a faith crisis. Periods of transition can be intimidating and challenging, and I am here to support you as you write new stories to reframe your life. 

My work with clients is a mix of narrative, somatic and IFS. I completed my IFS Level 1 training, and I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

I am interested in exploring with you how your past and current experiences impact you mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and how I can support your healing journey. If you’re wondering if I can help you, please contact me and we can determine together if I am the right fit for you.

Michelle Gibson, MSW RSW:

As a practicing Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) my goal is to create a space from which you feel safe to explore what is holding your back from the life you would like to be living. My practice is guided by the hope of offering you a space for healing in a judgement-free and open setting. When we are offered the space for connection, our system can open up to explore parts of ourselves that are otherwise blocked by defences, pleasing and performance. I would be honoured to hold this space with you.

I work with most concerns that bring someone to counselling including stress, trauma, sex and sexuality, identity, grief and loss, anxiety and transitions along the life course. If your story includes parts that feel unfinished, burdened or stuck, than I am likely a good fit for you. I work collaboratively with my clients primarily from an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy model (Level 3 and advanced trainings). This means that therapy most often involves working to explore what is happening inside rather than focusing on what is happening around you in your life. Sometimes I pull in knowledge from other therapy types including EMDR (Levels I, II, and advanced trainings), somatic therapy, and emotion focused therapy, to assist my clients in exploring their concerns. While IFS is my main model of use, I am privileged to have knowledge of and experience in many other models that can be used to assist us in the therapeutic process. 

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Rising Insight Counselling and Psychotherapy

We engage in anti-oppressive practices and are LGBTQIA2S+, neurodivergent, and polyamory inclusive; we work to create a space that is safe and confirming to the intersections of our client's identities. Rising Insight offers counselling and psychotherapy services to youth, teenagers and adults. We work with individuals, couples, polyamorous relationships, parents, and family systems. While we offer support for a variety of concerns, we have a particular focus on supporting the LGBTQIA2S+ community, including gender-questioning, transitioning, sexuality exploration, identity and non-monogamous relationships.

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Centrepeace Counselling & Therapy Services

Pamela Bailey, BSW, MSW, RSW & Associates

  • Registered Social Workers and Psychotherapists
  • Affirming Care for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, families and relationships
  • Queer-Owned
  • Fee-for-Service (Private Practice)
  • Low fee/sliding scale rates via our Master’s level student therapists

Services offered: affirming, trauma-informed counselling and therapy for 2SLGBTQIA+ adults, youth aged 10+, families, and queer adult relationships (including monogamy, polyamory, and non-monogamy)

We see folks dealing with anxiety and depression symptoms, family struggles, relationship issues, parenting, low self-esteem, work/school/life stresses and transitions, identity exploration, minority stress and discrimination, trauma, and more. Our services are provided in person in London and online across Ontario.

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Date of creation: December 15, 2015
Last modified on: November 6, 2023