LGBTQ Therapists in New Jersey

Finding a lesbian, gay, trans, or queer-identifying therapist can be one of the most important factors in an LGBTQ person’s therapist search. For many, sexual orientation and gender identity can be an important part of therapy (for example, coming out to family or friends); for others, it may not be the focus of therapy, but seeing a therapist who has an understanding of LGBTQ experiences at a personal level can be empowering and reduce the amount of explanation needed of their unique experiences.

Below are therapists who identify as LGBTQ in New Jersey. They specialize in a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family relations, trauma, and sexuality and gender. All therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team to ensure they offer high quality, clinically rigorous care. You can also check what language the provider speaks on their individual profile.

Find an LGBTQ therapist who matches what you are looking for, watch their introductory video, and book a free initial consultation to find a great fit!


Ariana  Goswick

Ariana Goswick

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Greetings! Thank you for your interest in learning more about collaborating with me. I have provided information below, on my theoretical orientation and areas of specialization. Please feel free to message me with any questions, or schedule a 10-minute phone consultation. Sending well wishes your way!

I work together with individuals who are curious; curious about their patterns, curious about the possibility of relief, of healing, of strengthening, and of social connectedness. Life is full of overwhelming experiences that can translate to distressing levels of sadness, anxiety, anger, regret, shame, disappointment, indecision and confusion. Together, we will explore the unique features and drivers of such challenges, and in doing so, cultivate capacity for long-lasting change.

I approach my clients from a Strengths-Based lens, and use a variety of techniques informed by Polyvagal Theory and the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP). I specialize in trauma recovery, and use the technique of EMDR to address a wide variety of overwhelming life experiences.

I am keenly aware of how daunting it can be to find a new therapist. The saturation can overwhelm and leave one feeling that the right fit may be out of reach. For this reason, I offer no-cost, 10-minute phone consultations, to give you the opportunity to determine whether my style and approach best meet your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!

Anti-Racism Statement
I explicitly and publicly affirm my identity as an anti-racist mental health provider.

I am committed to anti-racism being reflected in the experiences between me and my clients.

I am committed to the continuous examination of my privilege, and to identifying, owning and correcting my personal biases.

I am committed to strategies that dismantle racism within all aspects of my professional and personal life.


Happy Apple

Happy Apple

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $225 per session

Happy Apple is a group psychotherapy & coaching practice in New York City that also provides online services for clients living in New York state, New Jersey, and California. Practitioners are committed to providing quality, scientifically-backed care to children, teens, and adults facing anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns.

The providers at Happy Apple are committed to their own continued growth as well as that of their clients, and prioritize ongoing education and closely follow the latest research on effective treatments in the field. They look forward to working with you!


Online Virtual Counselors

Online Virtual Counselors

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Online Virtual Counselors is a group practice whose providers offer online therapy and psychological support to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts Maryland, Colorado, California and Washington. They specialize in working with all childhood disorders, individuals and couples for anxiety, trauma. relationship counseling, addictions, and infidelity.

Online Virtual Counselors are committed to providing supportive and highly individualized care for their clients, and helping them navigate times of transition and change within their relationships, family, career, and identities.


Danielle  Naghi

Danielle Naghi

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

I will work with you collaboratively to understand your experience, your joy, your pain, your struggles, and your goals. We all have different parts of us that make up who we are, and help us learn and grow. They influence how we feel about ourselves, our relationships, and our environments.

You may have a self-critical part, a hopeless part, a caretaking part, and many more. I truly enjoy getting to know each new client's inner world, and helping you harness your own self-love for transformative healing.

As we work together, you will better understand why you think and feel the way you do, and the patterns of interaction that can get in your way. As you increase your awareness, you will learn more skills to build healthy relationships and make choices that bring you closer to how you want to live. If that sounds interesting to you, schedule a call, and we can see if we're a good fit!


The Root Therapy NYC

The Root Therapy NYC

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $200 per session

Having worked in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and traditional addiction treatment, our Founder and Director, Katherine Casey, saw firsthand the benefits of holistic care beyond traditional talk therapy including somatic and arts therapies, providing family support, collaborating with medical providers, and referrals to community resources. Perhaps most importantly, she recognized the value of using personal insight and experiences to help guide clients on their paths to wellness and self-discovery. Today, these lessons are the principles that guide our practice.

At The Root Therapy NYC clients have the opportunity to develop insight and gain new skills while feeling empowered in the therapeutic process. Clients play a key role in developing goals and evaluating progress in the therapeutic process – they decide what they want to get out of therapy and when they have achieved their goals.

The Root Therapy NYC is staffed with therapists with a range of clinical training and expertise to help guide clients through a change process using approaches that research has proven effective. Each therapist is an individual who reflects the group’s guiding principles through ongoing clinical supervision, continuing education, community engagement, and self-care.


Marissa  Tolero

Marissa Tolero

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $180 per session

A safe space where you don’t feel judged or oppressed and where you can be your true self can be hard to find. I hope to provide you with that ease, comfort, and safety you’ve been seeking, even if just once a week in the virtual therapy room.

As part of our time together, I’ll bring yoga and meditation into your therapy experience. We’ll begin each session with a personalized yoga practice, transition to talk therapy, and close with a guided meditation. I aspire for you to feel grounded, deactivated, and safe in your body by your own creation.

As a compassion-focused therapist, my primary goal is to help you develop a compassionate self while obtaining and practicing concrete skills that serve you from your day to day. When you’ve been oppressed by society, these things may feel nearly impossible, but this is where I come in - to support and guide you in this journey to freedom, joy, rest, and peace.


Jeanette  Williams

Jeanette Williams

1510 Park Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ, 07080

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $225 per session

One of the many things that clients often share with me after sessions is how quickly they feel their issues are addressed. In a busy and stressed out world, with demands of careers, relationships, and family, you may need an alternative perspective; someone to focus strictly on you, someone to assist in expanding your views, feelings of hopelessness, or if you are just feeling stuck. In a nonjudgmental space, we will explore together the issues that you feel may be bogging you down and search for solutions for improved functioning.


Laura  Wu

Laura Wu

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Seeking a therapist is the first step towards taking control of your life. Maybe you’re feeling pain, stress, frustration, or hopeless. You’re tired of pretending to be happy and sacrificing your own needs for the needs of others. Sometimes, you’re balancing so much you’re not sure what to tackle first.

I will guide you as you navigate the intricacies of life. In therapy, I emphasize empowerment, collaboration and honesty. In a world filled with xenophobia, I strive to honor your individuality and self-expression. My clients describe me as nurturing, empathetic, nonjudgmental, and sincere.

Whether you’re struggling with your mood, anxiety, family relationships, or your identity, I am here to help. I look forward to fostering a safe environment for us to speak freely and inspire change.


Laura  Hoge

Laura Hoge

255 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043

Online Sessions, NJ

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 - $185 per session

Engaging in the therapeutic process is a radical act of self liberation. We all deserve to be free and to feel peace in our minds and bodies. My process is collaborative, compassionate, and works towards integrating the often conflicting parts of self into a shared goal of living well.


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