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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: | 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: | 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: | 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: | (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: | 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

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.

Trinity Place Shelter

Transitional housing program for LGBTQ youth ages 18-24 in New York City. | 164 West 100th St., New York, NY 10025

Ali Forney Center

Phone: (212) 206-0574 | Offers emergency and transitional housing, drop-in services, meals, support groups, counseling and medical services for LGBTQ homeless youth | 321 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027 | Open for new intakes M-F from 8 AM-8 PM, weekends from 10 AM-6 PM, closed Wednesdays 12-4 for staff meetings

Covenant House

Phone: 1(800) 388-3888 | Provides emergency shelter, crisis care, counseling and clothing. | 461 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Rainbow Heights Club

Phone: (718) 852-2584 | Rainbow Heights Club is a drop-in space that offers peer support and advocacy for LGBT New Yorkers who are living with mental illness. 25 Flatbush Ave., 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Pride Center of Staten Island

Phone: (718) 808-1360 | Advocating for LGBTQIA+ interests; educating, empowering; and providing social support. 66 Willow Ave., Suite 202, Staten Island, NY 10305

Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Phone: (347) 889-7719 | Providing services to Brooklyn's LGBTQ+ community through programming and partnerships wth other organizations | 1360 Fulton Street, Ground Floor (on New York Avenue between Fulton and Herkimer), Brooklyn, NY 11216

The Audre Lorde Project

Phone: (718) 596-0342 | Center for community organizing committed to wellness and progressive social and economic justice | 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217;

The Center

Phone: (212) 620-7310 | The Center is the heart and home of NYC's LGBTQ+ community, providing programs for health, wellness, and community connection | 208 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10011

NYC Unity Project

NYC's committment to supporting and empowering LGBTQ+ young people through multiple branches of gov't: peer and professional support, legal services, health and wellness care, housing, and more

The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678. You can also chat with a counselor on the Trevor Project website | 24/7 information and support for LGBTQ+ young people


Digital resource map for transgender, non-binary and/or intersex residents of NYC


Phone: 1-800-344-2666 | Hope and Help for young people who are the relatives and friends of a problem drinker


Call: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) | 24/7, free and confidential treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders

Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: (818) 773-9999 Ext. 771 | Helping addicts find the opportunity for a new way of life

Alchoholics Anonymous

Phone: (212) 870-3400 | Fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. AA helps alcoholics achieve sobriety


Call 1-800-931-2237 (M-Th 9AM-9PM ET, F 9AM-5PM) or Text 1-800- 931-2237 (M-Th 3-6PM, F 1-5 PM) | Provides support, resources, and treatment options for you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder


Call: 1-800-621-4673 | 24/7 support for anyone affected by sexual violence

Safe Horizon

Call: (212) 227-3000 | 24/7 hotline for domestic violence survivors providing crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance finding domestic violence shelters and more. Provides LGBT-affirming services for runaway and homeless youth, including emergency housing, food, clothing, showers, medical care, needle exchange and an HIV support group.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call: 1-800-799-7233 | 24/7 Support for survivors of domestic violence

Speaking of Suicide

Text “CUNY” to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling | Resources for suicidal people, their loved ones, and others who care

Now Matters Now

Skills and support for coping with suicidal thoughts

Veterans Crisis Line

Call 988 and press 1 or Text 838255 | Confidential crisis support for veterans and their loved ones available 24/7

Your Life Your Voice

Phone: 1-800-448-3000 | Text VOICE to 20121 | Focused on supporting youth

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call 988 | The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Healthy CUNY

Guide for finding help for common problems during the COVID-19 pandemic

CUNY Central

Links to mental health, substance abuse, and medical resources


Phone: (212) 220-8140 | Your online resource for college mental health.

The Steve Fund

If you are a young person of color who is feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious, you can text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

NYC Well

1 (888) NYC-WELL | (1-888-692-9355) Spanish: 1-888-692-9355, press 3 Call 711 (Relay Service for Deaf/Hard of Hearing) Text “WELL” to 65173 (Hotlines are open 24 hours a day; all calls are free and confidential)Free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.