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Find a therapist who can provide affirming and culturally competent therapy to address the unique stressors, discrimination, and identity-related concerns experienced by people who identify as LGBTQI; one who can implement an intersectional approach and advocate for social change.

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The connection and therapeutic alliance to one's therapist is the most important factor for a successful outcome. Our in-house psychologists will help you find the right match based on your individual background and needs.Our psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors offer therapy in English, German, and more than 90 other languages. They are available to meet you online or in person and can help you with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and more.It's Complicated is built and owned by therapists. Since starting in Berlin 2019 we have grown organically into an international platform with local therapist communities in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, and New York.

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Lina Milner
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Lina Milner

Lina Milner

Relationship and Sex Therapist
Couples therapy • Integrative therapy • LGBTQI • Relationships • Sex therapy • Sexual abuse • Therapists for Ukraine
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Couples therapy • Integrative therapy • LGBTQI • Relationships • Sex therapy • Sexual abuse • Therapists for Ukraine
£125 / session125
London
In-person and Online
Agustina Pinon
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Agustina Pinon

Agustina Pinon

Accredited Clinical Psychologist
Clinical psychology • Coaching • Depression • Disorders of sexual preference • Gender identity • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) • LGBTQI
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Clinical psychology • Coaching • Depression • Disorders of sexual preference • Gender identity • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) • LGBTQI
40 / session40
Málaga
Online only
Agustín Hayes
Video Profile
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Agustín Hayes

Agustín Hayes

Counseling Psychologist
Anxiety • Depression • Holistic approach • LGBTQI • Men's Work • Schema therapy • Transitions
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Anxiety • Depression • Holistic approach • LGBTQI • Men's Work • Schema therapy • Transitions
65 / session65
Buenos Aires
Online only
Sadie Smith
Video Profile
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Sadie Smith

Sadie Smith

Counsellor
Addictions • Harm reduction • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Music Therapy • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Trauma Informed Care
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS
Addictions • Harm reduction • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Music Therapy • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Trauma Informed Care
80 / session80
Berlin
In-person and Online
Larisa Kharlanova
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Larisa Kharlanova

Larisa Kharlanova

Accreditated Psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst
Active Imagination • Couples therapy • Eating disorders • Jungian analysis • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Self-harm
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Active Imagination • Couples therapy • Eating disorders • Jungian analysis • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Self-harm
$60 / session60
Phnom Penh
Online only
Evgeniia
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Evgeniia

Evgeniia

Psychologist & Psychotherapist
Anxiety • Depression • LGBTQI • Psychoanalysis • Stress • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Anxiety • Depression • LGBTQI • Psychoanalysis • Stress • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
50 / session50
Vienna
In-person and Online
Vera Yung
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Vera Yung

Vera Yung

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Academic or educational problems • Activism • Lacanian Psychoanalysis • LGBTQI • Therapy for Expats • Transgenerational
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Academic or educational problems • Activism • Lacanian Psychoanalysis • LGBTQI • Therapy for Expats • Transgenerational
80 / session80
Berlin
Online only
Amine Güzel
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS

Amine Güzel

Amine Güzel

Clinical Psychologist (MSc), Psychotherapist
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • LGBTQI • Panic attacks • Relationships • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • LGBTQI • Panic attacks • Relationships • Trauma
60 / session60
Istanbul
Online only
Pete Naudé
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Pete Naudé

Pete Naudé

CBT Therapist, Accredited Counsellor, Accredited Play Therapist and Certified Clinical Supervisor
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • LGBTQI • Relationships
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • LGBTQI • Relationships
£65 / session65
Lenexa
Online only
Elise Borgese
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Elise Borgese

Elise Borgese

Clinical Therapist
Addictions • Anxiety • Burnout • Chronic Illness • Grief & Loss • Health anxiety • LGBTQI
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Addictions • Anxiety • Burnout • Chronic Illness • Grief & Loss • Health anxiety • LGBTQI
85 / session85
Berlin
In-person and Online
Fiona Walsh
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Fiona Walsh

Fiona Walsh

Accredited Body Therapist
Anxiety • Burnout • Depression • Grief & Loss • LGBTQI • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Anxiety • Burnout • Depression • Grief & Loss • LGBTQI • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
85 / session85
Berlin
In-person, Online and Text
Adam Luczak
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Adam Luczak

Adam Luczak

Psychological Counsellor
Anxiety • Attachment • Depression • LGBTQI • Personal development • Relationships • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Anxiety • Attachment • Depression • LGBTQI • Personal development • Relationships • Trauma
90 / session90
Berlin
In-person and Online
Maximiliano Jozami
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Maximiliano Jozami

Maximiliano Jozami

Lic. en Psicología
Anxiety • Depression • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Panic attacks • Relationships • Therapy for Expats • Therapy for Expats
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Anxiety • Depression • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Panic attacks • Relationships • Therapy for Expats • Therapy for Expats
75 / session75
Berlin
Online only
Clara Becker
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Clara Becker

Clara Becker

Systemic Counselor
Academic or educational problems • Career • Female empowerment • Gender identity • LGBTQI • Therapy for Expats • Transitions
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Academic or educational problems • Career • Female empowerment • Gender identity • LGBTQI • Therapy for Expats • Transitions
60 / session60
Nantes
In-person and Online
Alessia Carrano
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Alessia Carrano

Alessia Carrano

Relationship and Sex Counsellor
ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Attachment • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Couples therapy • EFT: Emotionally focused therapy • LGBTQI • Relationships
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS
ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Attachment • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Couples therapy • EFT: Emotionally focused therapy • LGBTQI • Relationships
70 / session70
Berlin
Online only
Ozan Erkovan
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Ozan Erkovan

Ozan Erkovan

Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Anxiety • LGBTQI • Parenthood • Relationships • Stress • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Anxiety • LGBTQI • Parenthood • Relationships • Stress • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
60 / session60
Paris
In-person and Online
Chelsey McGovern
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Chelsey McGovern

Chelsey McGovern

Psychological Counselor, Childhood Development Support Specialist, Mindfulness, Trauma Informed, Somatic Practices, ASD, ADHD, LGBTQIA+
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Anxiety • Autism spectrum • Burnout • Children • LGBTQI • Trauma Informed Care
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Anxiety • Autism spectrum • Burnout • Children • LGBTQI • Trauma Informed Care
70 / session70
Berlin
Online only
Zoi Theofilakou
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS

Zoi Theofilakou

Zoi Theofilakou

Psychologist & Psychotherapist
Art therapy • Attachment • Existential analysis • Gestalt therapy • LGBTQI • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS
Art therapy • Attachment • Existential analysis • Gestalt therapy • LGBTQI • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
80 / session80
Berlin
In-person and Online
Zehra Bekişoğlu
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Zehra Bekişoğlu

Zehra Bekişoğlu

M.Sc. Psychologist
Anxiety • Counselling • Depression • LGBTQI • Personal development • Relationships • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Anxiety • Counselling • Depression • LGBTQI • Personal development • Relationships • Trauma
70 / session70
Dortmund
Online and Text
Daniel Fryer
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Daniel Fryer

Daniel Fryer

Psychotherapist & Clinical Hypnotherapist
Anger • Anxiety • Coaching • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Sex therapy • Stress
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Anger • Anxiety • Coaching • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Sex therapy • Stress
80 / session80
Rethel
Online only
Sarah Ehssan
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Sarah Ehssan

Sarah Ehssan

Registered (MBACP) Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Attachment • Borderline personality disorder • Depression • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) • LGBTQI • Schizoaffective disorder • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Attachment • Borderline personality disorder • Depression • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) • LGBTQI • Schizoaffective disorder • Trauma
£50 / session50
London
Online only
Anastasia Gkonti
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Anastasia Gkonti

Anastasia Gkonti

Diplom/MA Psychologist, Psychological Counsellor, DipHIC (Humanistic,Integrative)
Anxiety • Crisis Response • LGBTQI • Mindfulness • Relationships • Sexuality • Trauma Informed Care
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Anxiety • Crisis Response • LGBTQI • Mindfulness • Relationships • Sexuality • Trauma Informed Care
75 / session75
Berlin
In-person and Online
Konstantinos Repanis
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Konstantinos Repanis

Konstantinos Repanis


Anger • Anxiety • Body therapy • Couples therapy • LGBTQI • Psychodynamic therapy • Sexuality
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Anger • Anxiety • Body therapy • Couples therapy • LGBTQI • Psychodynamic therapy • Sexuality
70 / session70
Athens
In-person and Online
Christo Vanmeer
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS

Christo Vanmeer

Christo Vanmeer

Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • LGBTQI • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personality disorders • Relationships
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • LGBTQI • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personality disorders • Relationships
100 / session100
Berlin
Online and Text
Florencia Villalva
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Florencia Villalva

Florencia Villalva

Psychological Counselor
Anxiety • Depression • Gender identity • Lacanian Psychoanalysis • LGBTQI
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Anxiety • Depression • Gender identity • Lacanian Psychoanalysis • LGBTQI
65 / session65
Berlin
Online only
Camilla Storgaard
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Camilla Storgaard

Camilla Storgaard

Couples and Sex Therapist
Couples therapy • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Sexual abuse • Sexual dysfunctions • Sexuality
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Couples therapy • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Sexual abuse • Sexual dysfunctions • Sexuality
80 / session80
Berlin
Online only

About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

Learn more about therapists who can help with LGBTQI

What is LGBTQI aware therapy?

LGBTQI aware therapy, also known as LGBTQI affirmative therapy or LGBTQI-inclusive therapy, is a specialised form of counselling or psychotherapy that respects and addresses the unique needs and experiences of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQI). Therapists who offer LGBTQI aware therapy undergo training to understand the complexities of gender and sexual diversity and to create a safe and affirming space for clients to explore their identities, navigate challenges, and work towards personal growth and well-being.

 

Effective support for LGBTQI matters

Effective therapeutic support for those who identify as LGBTQI+ involves providing access to therapists who are knowledgeable and affirming of all identities and experiences. These therapists offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients can explore issues such as identity development, coming out, discrimination, relationship dynamics, and mental health concerns. A practitioner offering support in this way may have lived experience as an LGBTQI person, received specific training for LGBTQI-related challenges, and may practice any form of counselling or psychotherapy.

 

Find the right therapist on It’s Complicated

It may take some exploration and open communication with potential therapists to discover the approach and therapist that aligns best with your needs and preferences. Trusting your instincts and being patient with yourself throughout this process can help alleviate some of the overwhelm and lead to a smoother therapeutic journey. If you are interested in therapy to assist you in improving your life quality, It's Complicated operates in nearly 100 languages, offering both online and in-person sessions. With a diverse network of over 1,500 mental health professionals spanning 80+ countries, you can easily connect with accredited psychologists who can support you.

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