LGBTQ+ letters in a rainbow of colors. If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you face a unique set of challenges related to mental well being.Working with an LGBTQ+ Affirming theraist in Los Angeles can help you successfully navigate this journey.
Affirmative Care

“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves, and then to one another and to the world, is a revolutionary act.”

– Janet Mock –

LGBTQ Affirming Therapist in Pasadena, CA

For many LGBTQ+ people, finding a therapist who shares your lived experience can be transformative and even life-changing. At Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc., as a skilled therapist, I understand and specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community, providing affirmative care to you and your loved ones, with a distinct understanding of who you are and what makes your experiences uniquely yours.

Exploring and Embracing One’s Identity

The process of exploring and embracing one’s identity is an intensely personal journey. One that can be heavily defined by how supported one is as they navigate their experience. It is imperative that you find a therapist who understands you. More importantly, you deserve someone who validates your experience and affirms you every step of the way.

Sometimes, a person’s identity is not always the reason why they seek therapy, as it is not always the cause of internalized distress. And other times identity exploration is the only reason someone seeks therapy.

Whether you are looking for individual, couples, family, or group therapy, our practice is a safe and affirming space to get you the support you deserve.

We look forward to meeting you when you’re ready!

A rainbow heart used as a symbol for an LGBTQ therapist in Pasadena, CA. Finding a therapist who understands the unique struggles faced by LGBTQ+ communities is key. Learn more here.

Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • Coming Out
  • Bullying/Discrimination
  • Self Harm/Suicidal Ideation
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Gender Identity
  • Transition Related Care
  • Documentation for Medical Intervention(Puberty Blockers, Hormone Replacement Therapy/HRT, Surgery Referral)

 

LGBTQ+ Group Support

Affirming the identity of LGBTQ+ individuals reduces their risk of suicide by more than half, according to The National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health conducted by The Trevor Project in 2020.

Creating safe and affirming spaces for the community as well as those who might not easily understand identity difference is a crucial step toward building a more accepting and inclusive society. This is why we see the importance in facilitating groups which support both LGBTQ+ people as we as their loved ones.

Rainbow colored chalk representing the LGBTQ+ community. If you are a LGBTQ+ youth who is struggling with their mental health, therapy for LGBTQ+ youth in Los Angeles is here to help you understand and overcome these feelings safely! Learn more here.

LGBTQ+ Youth Process Group

The LGBTQ+ Youth Process Group is designed to provide a safe and affirming space for everyone to share, process, and connect with others through shared life experiences.  The group is designed for individuals 13-24 years of age and meets virtually, on a biweekly basis.

It follows an open discussion format, covering a wide variance in topics, including but not limited to, sexuality, gender, family issues, mental health, and acceptance.  No topic is off limits!  If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com.

LGBTQ+ Adult Process Group

The LGBTQ+ Adult Process Group is designed to provide a safe and affirming space for everyone to share, process, and connect with others through shared life experiences.  The group is designed for individuals 25 years of age and older.  The group meets virtually, on a biweekly basis.

It follows an open discussion format, covering a wide variance in topics, including but not limited to, sexuality, gender, family issues, mental health, and acceptance.  No topic is off limits!  If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com.

Rainbow painted on the road in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Even as an adult, navigating the mental ups and downs associated with the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community can be difficult. An LGBTQ+ affirming therapist can help you find peace and stability in your daily life.
Group of diverse people holding a flag to show support for transgender people. If you have a loved one that is transgender and are looking for ways to support, understand and validate your loved ones journey in a helpful and healing way, this Transgender Ally support group offered by an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist in Los Angeles is the perfect place for you.

Transgender Ally Support Group

The Transgender Ally Support Group has been established to support family, friends, and loved ones of transgender individuals seeking a community to support and be supported by others through their journey toward understanding and validation.  In this group we provide education, resources, and an opportunity to process and discuss a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, gender identity, gender dysphoria, pronoun usage, and transition/medical intervention. 

This group meets virtually, on a biweekly basis, and alternates between psychoeducation and open discussion.  If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com.

How to Begin LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy in Los Angeles, CA

If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community and find yourself struggling with your mental health, Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. is here to help with LGBTQ+ Affirming Care. We offer a wide variety of services related to therapy LGBTQ+ youth and adults. Follow the steps below to get started on your journey to healing.

  1. Get to know more about me and my therapy practice here.
  2. Fill out our easy and convenient online contact form.
  3. Begin your journey to healing.

Other Mental Health Services Offered at Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. in Los Angeles

In addition to LGBTQ+ Affirming therapy we offer a wide variety of mental health services to support you throughout your mental health journey. This includes, but is not limited to, trauma, dissociative disorders, and EMDR, eating disorders, family and child services, and group therapy.

LGBTQ+ Resources