The Gay Therapy Center
All of our therapists are LGBTQ people. We know how important it is to feel that your therapist really “gets” you.
In fact, decades of psychotherapy research shows that the number one best indicator of good results in therapy is feeling comfortable, safe, and connected with your therapist.
Knowing that your therapist has lived parts of your experience helps you to build a strong, trusting relationship in therapy.
But just because a therapist is LGBTQ doesn’t mean that they are the right therapist for you.
That’s why we personally meet with you by phone to learn more about you to determine who is your best match.
For example, you might be more comfortable with a therapist of a certain gender. Or you might want someone close to your own generation. Maybe you may want a therapist who is more confrontive or one who is especially gentle? We’ll help you figure all that out.
There are only two of us who make the matches. There’s me, Adam Blum, MFT, the psychotherapist who founded the Gay Therapy Center, and Nika Ayat, AMFT, our Intake Coordinator and soon-to-be-licensed psychotherapist. We know each of our therapists well and who works best with which types of clients.
All of our therapists are licensed with an average of 10 years of experience. Other practices often work with pre-licensed therapists who are just learning how to be good at this work. We believe that experience makes a big difference and that therapists get better as they gain more years of working with clients.