Bill O’Brien, LCSW

Bill O’Brien, LCSW

I was exposed to counseling and psychotherapy very early on in life. Due to a sister’s mental illness, social workers and psychologists were often in our home, and my family in their offices. At an early age, I understood that psychotherapy could be transformational. I saw it with own young eyes. 

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Nunzio Signorella, LCSW, CASAC

Nunzio Signorella, LCSW, CASAC

As a gay man I have had to learn to reject my internal negative thoughts as well as the external pressures to conform to societal expectations. Being gay at the peak of the AIDS crisis had a profound impact on me, and led to my decision to become a psychotherapist as well as an activist. Successfully navigating these challenges has helped me guide others through their own difficulties. 

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Grant Courtney, LCSW

Grant Courtney, LCSW

It is so important to feel heard and understood by your therapist. As a gay man, I have sat on the client side of the office and found myself wondering if my therapist really understood what it is like to grow up gay in a world with such strong heteronormative values. I strive to create a space for my clients that helps them explore their thoughts and feelings…

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Justin Natoli, JD, MFT

Justin Natoli, JD, MFT

We all experience problems in our own unique way. Overwhelming feelings, sabotaging behaviors, addictions, and unhealthy relationship patterns can prevent us from discovering our potential for a life rich with joy, meaning, and love. You're not alone. I'm here to support you as we explore what's working in your life, what isn't, and build a solid foundation that will help you discover yourself and achieve the life and relationships you want.

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Juan Olmedo, LCSW

Juan Olmedo, LCSW

No one's life is perfect and everyone's got issues. 

So why choose therapy? 

There are times when you find yourself in the same frustrating or painful situation, or when you want to make a change but don't know how. That’s when therapy can help. With my expertise, training and 15 years of experience helping people, I can help get you through, and grow through, difficult times. 

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Sarah Brook, LCSW

Sarah Brook, LCSW

I became a therapist because I find it a tremendous privilege to accompany another on their journey of transformation. My practice is firmly rooted in the belief that psychotherapy can empower you to encounter the fullest, healthiest and most complete version of yourself, and I will offer you compassion, insight and support through that process.

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Jake Myers, MFT

Jake Myers, MFT

As LGBT people we often need to build a new relationship with ourselves that is different from the one imposed upon us when we were younger, without shame and guilt. 
The experience of growing up LGBT impacts our relationships with our friends, our career, our family, our romantic partners, and ourselves. Therapy helps us be less critical and judgmental of ourselves and the world around us, which ultimately makes the world a much more enjoyable place to be. 

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Wyatt Darling, MFT

Wyatt Darling, MFT

As a therapist I strive to provide insightful and challenging interventions to help clients understand themselves and their relationships with others. I can show you how to be more curious, reflective and compassionate with life’s moments, and to engage in the present rather than dwelling in the past, or projecting onto the future.

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Gay Men’s Therapy Group

Gay Men’s Therapy Group

Group therapy can be a powerful modality for gay men. Many of us did not have experiences in childhood that helped us learn how to make connections easily because we were taught we had to hide our true selves. That common experience among gay men is binding.

Through group therapy, we can “come out” fully and allow ourselves to be fully seen. 

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Greg Bodin, MFT

Greg Bodin, MFT

I help my clients gain momentum toward the life they want—in every session. Many of my clients come to me because they feel stuck, alone or helpless. Many have thoughts they can’t manage, thoughts they know get in the way of feeling secure and whole. My clients are ready to take action to help themselves, even when past efforts have left them feeling hopeless. 

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Larry D. Lariosa, MFT

Larry D. Lariosa, MFT

New Oakland Office

I’ve been a psychotherapist since 2001, supporting the LGBTQ community as a clinician and as social justice advocate. 

Before joining the Gay Therapy Center I was the Director of the UCSF LGBT Resource Center, providing advocacy, training, and support to the campus and medical community on gender identity and sexual orientation issues. 

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Adam D. Blum, MFT

Adam D. Blum, MFT

For years I dreamed of creating an organization that would help combat the negative messages that LGBT people receive about themselves. The Center is designed to help us heal from those influences. 

For over ten years I’ve devoted my career as a therapist to working primarily with LGBT people.  I spend about half of my time working with individuals and half my time working with couples.

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