PRACTITIONERS SPECIALIZING IN LGBTQ+ - RELATED WORK
**Please note that this is not an endorsement or referral for any private clinicians or organizations.**
FRANK S. ABATE, LPCP, LPC
3000 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 136
Washington, DC 20008
Business Phone: (703) 998-5292
I have served the LGBTQ+ Community in my private practice and in corrections since 1980. Currently, I provide therapy for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. I recently completed the American Counseling Association’s Training on LGBTQ+ and received the following certificates: LGBTQ Counseling Competencies: College and Career Readiness, LGBTQ College and Career Readiness Case Studies, Transgender & Gender-Expansive Counseling Issues, LGBTQ Youth & Young Adults in School, College, Careers, LGBTQ Preparing for Conversations with LGBTQ Youth.
KATHRYN CAMPANA, PHD
Vinita Mehta PhD PLLC and Associates
2000 P St NW Suite #610
Washington, DC 20036
I view healthy relationships as vital to mental health, and work with clients in individual and group therapies using an interpersonal/relational and strengths-based perspective. I am an ally and advocate for the LGBTQ+ communities, and provide supportive and affirmative counseling and therapy for people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. I frequently integrate cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques into my work, especially when working with anxiety and substance misuse. Areas of specialty include group therapy (e.g., interpersonal process, substance misuse and risk reduction, mindfulness, trauma, LGBT issues and support), gender and sexual identities, mood and anxiety disorders, phase of life and transition issues, relationship counseling and enrichment, women’s issues, and substance misuse. I enjoy travel, yoga, museums, and spending time with loved ones and my dog, Bowser.
DR. DOUG FAVERO
3000 Connecticut Ave. NW #330
Washington DC 20008
Dr. Doug Favero, a private practice psychotherapist, has long and deep experience working with the LGBTQ community, of which he is a part. He sees clients in individual and couples work and he facilitates an ongoing gay men’s psychotherapy group. He also does presentations and organizational consultations on the LGBTQ community. Dr. Favero aims to help clients work through issues to a full development of their talents and a full celebration of their lives.
N. GIGI GIORDANO, PHD, LLC
3000 Connecticut Ave NW building #339
I am a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in Washington D.C. I have extensive training working with individuals of the LGB, queer, and transgender diverse communities. I see individuals and couples, and also will be hosting a group for significant others of transgender/gender diverse partners. I value the integration of social-justice, feminist, and multicultural frameworks in therapy. I work with clients to understand how an individual's varied identities influence their well-being. It is important to reflect on the importance of these identities and address how these identities intersect with systemic barriers. As a member of the LGBTQ community, it is important to me to provide an affirming and competent space to LGBQ and gender diverse communities.
DAVID A. HEILMAN, PSY.D.
1801 Connecticut Ave NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 750-1552
Ever since I began my graduate studies in clinical psychology, I have dedicated my clinical work and research to the well-being of other gay men, and the LBTQ+ communities. I have been fortunate to seek out specific training opportunities in LGBTQ+ mental health, in addition to helping create training opportunities for other clinicians. Being a part of each community under the LGBTQ+ acronym comes with unique challenges to developing a strong sense-of-self, and therapy allows for the non-judgmental exploration of these barriers and their impacts. Now in private practice in Dupont Circle, I work with LGBTQ+-identified individuals to identify these barriers and discover their authentic selves through individual, couples and group psychotherapy. I hope you will consider contacting me for more information on how I might best be of help to you.
MINDY R. JACOBS, PhD, ABPP
1808 T Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
In my practice I have worked for many years in the LGBTQ Community. I do individual, group and couples. I understand the intricacies of the Community being gay myself. I work in a relational way, engaging actively with patients.
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National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
LGBTQ Student Resources and Support
The Trevor Project (Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386)
The American Military Partner Association
LGBTQ Page on the SAMSHA Website (https://www.samhsa.gov/behavioral-health-equity/lgbt)
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender issues in Counseling (http://www.algbtic.org)
Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (http://www.aglp.org)
Center for American Progress (https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/view/?tag=lgbt-health)
The GLBT National Help Center (http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/)
GLBT National Hotline (888-843-4565)
Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860)
Fenway Health Helpline (888-340-4528)
National School Climate Survey (report provided by GLSEN)
Pride Institute (https://pride-institute.com/programs/residential-treatment/)
The Rainbow Access Initiative (http://www.rainbowaccess.org/index.html)
Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity (https://gaylesta.org/find-a-therapist/)
Sexual Minority Youth League (SMYAL)
The DC Center: Transgender Community Events
Whitman Walker Health Clinic
GLBT Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland Groups
Transgender Health Empowerment
Us Helping Us, People Into Living
NAMI DC (http://www.namidc.org/)
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore (http://www.namibaltimore.org/)
NAMI Montgomery County MD (https://namimc.org/)
NAMI Prince George’s County (https://www.namipgc.org/)
NAMI Northern Virginia (http://www.nami-northernvirginia.org/)
Carl Vogel Center www.carlvogelcenter.org
La Clínica del Pueblo www.lcdp.org
The Campbell Center http://www.thecampbellcenter.org
The Cherry Fund http://www.cherryfund.org
The Lambda Center http://www.thelambdacenter.com
The Department of Mental Health
The Respect Online Course (http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/programs/safe-supportive/training/respect-online-course.aspx)