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National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.

Marcus Leaks

Email: mleakstherapy@gmail.com | I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. Throughout my career, I have worked in schools, residential programs, non-profits, and medical clinics. Most of my professional experience has been within the LGBTQ+ community. I worked as a behavioral health consultant at Howard Brown Health in Chicago, and worked as a staff therapist and clinical supervisor for graduate student interns at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City. In addition to the queer and trans community, I am committed to providing psychotherapy for folks that identify as Black, Brown, Indigenous, and POC.

Kind Mind Psychology

Phone: (646) 918-1181 | Email: hello@kindmindpsych.com | All of our therapists provide culturally affirming therapy. Regardless of their personal background, every therapist at the practice engages in ongoing training and supervision to provide the highest quality of care. At Kind Mind Psych, we provide care with an affirming, intersectional, inclusive, and anti-oppressive lens.

Kate Filmore

I am a psychotherapist with over 16 years experience working with people who have a mental health diagnosis and those going through life transitions. I also have worked extensively with those who have physical conditions impacting mental health. Additionally, I spent 12 years training in queer clinical spaces - I work with people exploring gender and sexuality in an affirming and validating way. I also work with many young adults and college students.

Jan C. Niemira

Phone: (646) 583-3935 | My treatment approach is primarily Psychoanalytic. I work with individuals and couples and specialize in the treatment of gay men's intimacy and relationship issues, identity concerns, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and LGBT issues. I'm also trained in EMDR (levels I & II) and work with survivors of trauma.

Fresh Path NY

Phone: (914) 510-2597 | Email: info@freshpathny.com | Fresh Path NY Mental Health Counseling PLLC is a group private practice dedicated to providing telehealth therapy and coaching services to individuals, partners and families. Our team is dedicated and specialized in issues affecting LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and Open & Poly communities. Rate ranges for therapists and therapists in training available on website.

BIPOC Restorative Therapy LCSW

Phone: (347) 281-7841 | Email: connect@bipocrestorativetherapylcsw.com | (NOTE: Inquire about sliding scale fees) Who am I? I’m a kick-ass therapist (they/them, xe/xem) that wants to work collaboratively with you on your healing journey! You won’t find the typical “I’m the therapist, so I’m the expert” vibe with me. I wholeheartedly believe that you are the expert on yourself. Therefore, you decide what we work on, what you share, and what methods we will use. If you are new to therapy, we will work together to understand what methods work best for you through open and honest communication. It is an honor when clients trust me, and earning that trust is a process that I am sure not to rush. You will bring that determination firing up inside of you, hungry for change and I will bring my compassionate support to carefully guide you towards your goals. Together, we will determine the ways in which your past, relationships, and environmental influences (including all the -isms) affect your current circumstances and how they hinder or propel you towards the life you want and deserve.

Affirming Psychotherapy

Phone: 347-620-5433 | Email: scott@affirmingpsych.com | Specialize in services for LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, families & groups; and PLWHA. Currently running a group for people living with HIV called "Living Successfully with HIV & AIDS," a free, weekly, virtual group on Tuesdays from 5-7pm. Self-Pay/Sliding Scale: Fee range $50-150

Long Island Crisis Center

24/7 Crisis Hotline: (516) 679-1111 | Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high quality, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives.

Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project

Phone: (212)-879-4900 x370 | (NOTE: NYC based, but they offer virtual community groups for transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive young persons ages 12-24 years old in the foster care system, the juvenile justice system, and/or who have experienced Child Protective Services).The Gender & Family Project (GFP) empowers youth, families and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training, and research. GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family. Working directly with transgender and gender expansive young people, their families and their communities, GFP offers a variety of programs and services aimed to build community, decrease isolation, and foster hope and resiliency. Through community and clinical services, research, training and education, GFP provides comprehensive and customized advocacy, regardless of a family’s financial situation or ability to pay.

PFLAG Long Island

Monthly meeting - PFLAG Long Island is a part of a national organization of parents, families, friends and allies united with the LGBTQ community to move equality forward. Our meetings include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons, as well as parents, allies and friends who all share their experiences. We provide an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender orientation, in a friendly, confidential and supportive environment.

CARECEN LGBT Immigrants of Long Island

Phone: (516) 489-8330 | Email: lgbtimmigrantsli@gmail.com | Twice monthly support group - LGBT Immigrants of Long Island creates a safe space for LGBT immigrants and allies to express themselves and to engage in discussions about issues relevant to the myriad intersecting identities of this community in Nassau and Suffolk counties. We discuss topics such as online dating safety, sexual and mental health, and other implicated questions of access to health and legal services, particularly for undocumented LGBT immigrants. ​ We believe that a key part of our work is to foster community by not only building these safe spaces for discussions about issues that affect LGBT communities, but also by cultivating genuine friendships with one another and creating an environment where we can all express ourselves openly and respectfully.


Phone: (631) 665-2300 | Email: programs@sageli.org | SAGE-LI addresses the unique needs of the Long Island LGBT senior community through education, advocacy, and social support services.

Pride for Youth (PFY)

24/7 Crisis Line: (516) 679-1111 | Counseling Office Phone: (516) 679-9000 ext. 16 | Counseling Office Email: mdemauro@liccpfy.org | PFY is a service and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals. Our mission is to enhance the health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community through education, supportive services and personal development.

Transgender Resource Center of Long Island

Phone: (631) 306-4TRC (4872) | Email: info@trcli.org | TRCLI provides a wide variety of programs to enrich the lives of the transgender,, non-binary, and gender non-conforming community. Some our programs include support groups, assistance with updating vital records, providing access to transgender friendly doctors and healthcare, housing assistance, workshops and education programs, inclusivity training, guest speakers, community building events, and more.

LGBT Network

Free counseling services for queer youth under age 21, email here: counseling@lgbtnetwork.org | LGBT Network offers programs, services, and resources for LGBT people of all ages to build long-term health and provide support. LGBT Network provides weekly programs to provide safe spaces for LGBT people to connect and build community. They also provide referrals for external counseling

North Shore Relationship Center

Phone: (631) 296-1113 | Email: admin@northshorerelationshipcenter.com | North Shore Relationship Center is a group therapy practice in Port Jefferson, Long Island whose providers specialize in anxiety, relationship challenges, and working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. They offer sessions for individuals, couples, groups, and families. Our practice meets clients where they’re at, allowing you to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental environment. North Shore Relationship Center’s philosophy is driven by the belief that everyone deserves a place and space to grow and develop into the people they aspire to be.

Zencare Directory - Therapists who specialize in LGBTQIA+ and gender-affirming care

This is a link to a directory of vetted therapists who specialize in LGBTQIA+ and gender-affirming care. Not all are local to Long Island, but those based elsewhere will accept virtual clients

NAMI Queens/Nassau

Phone: 516-326-0797 or 718-347-7284 (not a crisis line) | Email: office@namiqn.org | NAMI Queens/Nassau provides free mental health support, in person and online - groups, resources, education and opportunities to make your voice heard.

Youth and Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay

Youth and Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay-East Norwich provides high-quality mental health and social services, with privacy and dignity, to children, adults and families in our communities. All services provided in English & Spanish.

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Nonprofit that allows therapists to provide affordable, in-office and online psychotherapy sessions between $40 and $70 ($30 for student intern sessions)