LGBTQIA+ Therapy Brooklyn


Our practice specializes in providing therapy for a diverse range of populations and issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. We offer a welcoming and inclusive space for individuals of all backgrounds.

However, our practice may not be the best fit for those seeking free therapy services or assistance with specialized issues outside our scope of expertise. Additionally, while we are LGBTQIA+ affirming, individuals seeking specific LGBTQIA+ therapy may also explore other therapists who may specialize solely in this area. Please note that we use “LGTBQ” and “LGTBQIA+” interchangeably to ensure inclusivity and understanding among all individuals seeking support.

At Brooklyn Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, you are seen and accepted. 

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3 top-rated LGTBQIA+ therapists in Brooklyn

Liza Mordkovich, LCSW

Liza Mordkovich
  • Education: Masters degrees in art therapy and counseling, masters in social work with a concentration on mental health
  • Services: Individual psychotherapy, biopsychosocial assessments, coaching
  • Specializations: Perinatal mental health, anxiety, sleep issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, personality disorders, couples therapy, depression, trauma/grief and ptsd, ADHD 
  • Therapeutic Orientation: Cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention for OCD, prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy 
  • Years in Practice: 20 years in practice and 12 years in private practice. 
  • Learn more about Liza Here

Patricia Giarraffa, MHC-LP 

Patricia Giarraffa
  • Education: Masters in school counseling and masters in mental health counseling
  • Services: Psychotherapy for individuals, teens, couples and family. 
  • Specializations: Anxiety disorders, depression, teens and children, parenting support, obsessive compulsive disorder. 
  • Therapeutic Orientation: Cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention. 
  • Years in Practice: 3 years in practice
  • Learn more about Patricia Here

Gabrielle Jakob, LMHC

gabrielle jakob
  • Education: Masters in Counseling
  • Services: Psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families and coaching.
  • Specializations: Couples therapy, anxiety disorders, perinatal mental health, depression, trauma, ADHD.
  • Therapeutic Orientation: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Gottman level 3, solution focused psychotherapy. 
  • Years in Practice: 15 years in practice
  • Learn more about Gabrielle Here

Why choose Brooklyn Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy 

Welcome to the Brooklyn Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, where we prioritize your mental well-being with compassion, expertise, and personalized care. Choosing the right therapist is a crucial decision, and we understand the importance of finding the perfect fit. Here at our center, we offer a unique approach that integrates mindfulness, compassion with scientifically supported approaches to address a wide range of mental health concerns. With a team of dedicated professionals, evidence-based practices, and a commitment to creating a supportive environment, we strive to empower you on your journey towards healing and growth.


  • Holistic Approach: We believe in treating the whole person, addressing mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Our integrated approach combines mindfulness techniques with evidence-based psychotherapy to foster comprehensive healing.

  • Expertise and Experience: Our team consists of highly trained and experienced therapists who specialize in various modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). We tailor our therapeutic approaches to meet your unique needs and goals.

  • Compassionate Care: At our center, you will find a warm and nonjudgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. Our therapists prioritize empathy, understanding, and acceptance in every session, creating a supportive environment for your healing journey.

  • Focus on Mindfulness: Mindfulness practices are integrated into our therapy sessions to help you cultivate awareness, acceptance, and resilience. By incorporating mindfulness techniques, you can develop greater self-awareness, emotional regulation, and coping skills to navigate life’s challenges more effectively.

  • Collaborative Partnership: We view therapy as a collaborative process, where you are an active participant in your own healing. Our therapists work alongside you, providing guidance, support, and encouragement as you explore your inner world and work towards positive change.

  • Inclusive and Affirming: We celebrate diversity and welcome individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, and identities. Our center is LGBTQ+ affirming, and we strive to create a safe and affirming space for individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

  • Flexible Options: We offer flexible scheduling options, including evening and weekend appointments, to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Whether you prefer in-person sessions or virtual therapy, we strive to make therapy accessible and convenient for you.

Choosing the Brooklyn Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy means choosing a trusted partner in your journey towards greater well-being. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a more fulfilling life.

As a queer therapist and queer affirming counselors serving the LGBTQ community, we are dedicated to providing affirming mental health care for individuals and couples facing various mental health challenges. LGBTQ individuals often navigate unique stressors related to their identities, relationships, and societal judgments. We strive to create a safe space where queer people can explore their identities, express their fears, and seek support without fear of judgment. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, We work collaboratively with clients to navigate life’s complexities and cultivate resilience. Through LGBTQ-affirming therapy and couples counseling, We aim to empower individuals to embrace their identities, find healing from past pain, and create fulfilling lives that honor their authentic selves.

FAQs about LGTBQIA+ counseling

LGBTQIA+ counseling provides specialized support and affirmation for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other diverse gender and sexual identities. This form of counseling acknowledges and validates the unique experiences and challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. Common issues addressed in LGBTQIA+ counseling include coming out, gender identity exploration, discrimination, family and relationship dynamics, internalized homophobia or transphobia, and navigating societal pressures. However, it’s important to recognize that every individual’s journey is unique, and counseling can provide support for a wide range of concerns beyond these common issues. Whether you’re seeking guidance on identity exploration, coping with discrimination, or enhancing self-acceptance, LGBTQIA+ counseling offers a safe and affirming space for you to explore and grow. Feel free to reach out to us for more information or to schedule a consultation, regardless of the specific issues you’re facing.

Queer-friendly therapy refers to a practice that is open and accepting of LGBTQIA+ individuals but may not actively address issues specific to this community. On the other hand, queer-affirmative therapy goes beyond acceptance to actively affirming and validating the experiences, identities, and relationships of LGBTQIA+ individuals. It involves understanding the unique challenges faced by this community, actively advocating for their rights, and integrating LGBTQIA+ affirming practices into therapy. At our practice, we are committed to providing queer-affirmative therapy, creating a safe and affirming space where LGBTQIA+ individuals can explore their identities, navigate challenges, and find support that acknowledges and celebrates their authentic selves.

To find an LGBTQ-affirming therapist near you, you can utilize online therapist directories such as Psychology Today or TherapyDen, where you can filter by location and LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy. Additionally, you may explore LGBTQ+ community centers or organizations in your area, as they often provide referrals to affirming therapists. Don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations from friends, family, or local LGBTQ+ support groups. Remember that we provide virtual therapy, extending our LGBTQ-affirming services to individuals across New York, ensuring accessibility for those outside Brooklyn. Please feel free to contact us to explore how our affirming therapists can support you on your journey to greater well-being.

Get the affirming, supportive care you need with LGBTQ counseling in Brooklyn. 

At our practice, we understand the importance of finding affirming and supportive care, especially when it comes to LGBTQ counseling in Brooklyn. We prioritize creating a safe and inclusive space where individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations can explore their experiences, challenges, and identities openly and without judgment. Our philosophy centers on providing compassionate and affirming care tailored to the unique needs of each client. Through LGBTQ-affirming therapy, we aim to empower individuals to embrace their authentic selves, navigate life’s challenges, and cultivate greater resilience and well-being. If you’re seeking affirming and supportive counseling, we invite you to reach out for a free consultation to learn more about how we can support you on your journey to greater self-discovery and fulfillment.

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