LGBTQIA+ Therapy Washington DC

Empowering you to face challenges by recognizing and leveraging your unique strengths.

SPECIALIZED LGBTQIA+ THERAPY IN WASHINGTON, DC

Our goal is to help you feel that your unique experiences are understood.

At the Therapy Group of DC, we understand that your experiences are unique. Our goal is to provide a safe, affirming space where you feel truly understood and supported. Whether you’re seeking gay therapy, lesbian counseling, or support for any LGBTQIA+ identity, we’re here for you.

Your Journey, Your Pace

We recognize that there’s no single ‘right’ way to be LGBTQIA+ or to approach your mental health journey.

Whether you’re just beginning to explore your identity or have long embraced who you are, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our team of experienced therapists specializes in addressing the distinct challenges and strengths that come with being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, or queer.

Expert Support for Your Unique Needs

Finding a therapist who truly understands your experiences can be challenging. That’s why our team includes LGBTQIA+ therapists and LGBTQIA+-affirming therapists. Our diverse backgrounds and specialized training allow us to provide the nuanced, compassionate care you deserve.

We offer support for a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Self-acceptance and identity exploration
  • Gender exploration and expression
  • Navigating social and/or medical transition (if desired)
  • Dealing with gender dysphoria or gender euphoria
  • Navigating relationships and dating
  • Family dynamics and coming out
  • Career challenges and workplace discrimination
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Intimacy and sexual health
  • Anxiety, depression, and mental health concerns specific to LGBTQIA+ experiences

We also offer specialized couples and relationship counseling for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Our therapists are experienced in addressing a wide spectrum of relationship dynamics, including:

  • Same-sex partnerships (gay, lesbian, queer)
  • Relationships where one or more partners are bisexual or pansexual
  • Couples navigating transition when one or both partners are transgender or nonbinary
  • Mixed-orientation relationships
  • Polyamorous or ethically non-monogamous relationships
  • Couples where one partner is coming out or exploring their identity
  • Interracial LGBTQIA+ relationships

Your Experience, Our Expertise

Our extensive knowledge and firsthand experience within the LGBTQIA+ community allow us to offer insightful, compassionate care. We take pride in creating a welcoming environment where you can freely explore your concerns and work towards personal growth. From gay-specific concerns to broader LGBTQIA+ issues, our diverse team is equipped to provide targeted, effective support.

OUR APPROACH TO LGBTQIA+ THERAPY

At Therapy Group of DC, we believe in:

  • Affirmation: We embrace and celebrate your identity, validating your experiences and feelings.
  • Intersectionality: We recognize the complex interplay of various aspects of your identity, understanding that your LGBTQIA+ experience intersects with race, culture, religion, and other factors.
  • Cultural Competence: We stay informed about the nuances of LGBTQIA+ experiences and subcultures, ensuring our care is relevant and respectful.
  • Individuality: We honor your unique path and personal goals, recognizing that health and fulfillment look different for everyone.
  • Trauma-Informed Care: We address the impact of discrimination and minority stress, recognizing how these experiences can affect mental health.
  • Strength-Based Focus: We help you leverage your resilience and unique perspectives, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.

We tailor our approach to the unique experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals in DC, recognizing the intersections of queer identity with the city’s political, professional, and cultural landscape.

Gender Identity Support

We recognize that gender identity intersects with other aspects of your life and identity, and we provide support that acknowledges this complexity.

We provide specialized support for transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming individuals. Whether exploring your gender, considering transition options, or seeking support in living authentically, our therapists are here to assist you.

Personalized Matching for Your Comfort

We understand the importance of finding the right therapist. That’s why we take extra care in matching you with a professional who aligns with your needs and preferences. Our goal is to help you move beyond feeling stuck and guide you toward feeling empowered and fulfilled.

DC Pride: Our Community, Our Strength

As residents of one of America’s most LGBTQIA+-friendly cities, we understand the diverse experiences of gay life and queer identities in DC. Whether you’re navigating the political landscape, finding your place in our vibrant LGBTQIA+ communities, or simply living your authentic life wherever you feel most comfortable, we’re here to support you. We recognize that everyone’s path is unique – some may seek connection in gay neighborhoods or queer spaces, while others may prefer to integrate their identity into broader community contexts. Whatever your preference, our goal is to help you thrive in DC in a way that feels true to you.

Your Privacy Matters

We prioritize your confidentiality. Our practice adheres to strict privacy guidelines, ensuring that your personal information and the content of your therapy sessions remain private and secure.

Ready to get started?

Whether you’re looking for gay therapy, transgender support, or any other LGBTQIA+ affirming care, take the first step towards a more authentic, fulfilling life by scheduling your confidential appointment today.



Our LGBTQIA+ clients often express relief at not having to explain or justify their experiences. With us, you can simply be yourself.

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Every therapist at the Therapy Group of DC embraces the full spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations as natural, valid expressions of human diversity.


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