LGBTQ Psychotherapy Service

Psychotherapy and psychoanalytic services for individuals who identify as LGBTQ.

At a Glance

Our highly trained clinicians have expertise in the unique challenges faced by members of the LGBTQ community including current struggles and those that remain from childhood and adolescence.

Who Is It For

Members of the LGBTQ community as well as anyone who is questioning or exploring their sexuality can access low cost psychotherapy and psychoanalysis through this Institute Service.

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    How to Apply for Treatment

    To apply for treatment, please download the application and send a completed copy to:

    William Alanson White Institute Clinic
    C/O LGBT Psychotherapy Service
    20 West 74th Street
    New York, NY 10023

    You may also call our office at (212) 873-7070 for more information.

    We make every effort to arrange an intake interview as quickly as possible. In the event that we are unable to accommodate your specific needs, we will provide a referral to an appropriate institution or clinician.

  • Who are the therapists

    Our therapists have specialized training and experience in addressing issues of concern to people who identify as LGBTQ. Many are also active in advocating for LGBTQ individuals within the psychoanalytic community and beyond.

  • Problems we help address

    Our clinicians can help with:

    • Depression, anxiety, or stress
    • Coming out
    • Relationship issues
    • Family problems (family of origin, family of creation, parenting problems, divorce)
    • Career/workplace issues
    • Living with HIV/AIDS (including relationships where one partner is not seropositive)
    • Childhood trauma and/or sexual abuse
    • Substance abuse and sexual compulsions
    • Organizational counseling including consultation to organizations with an LGBTQ focus and mission.
  • Other services available

    Institute clinicians are also available to address eating disorders, compulsions and addictions, and child and family issues. These resources may be integrated within the LGBTQ Psychotherapy Service for specialized treatment and consultations.

  • How the clinical service began

    In 2010, the LGBTQ Psychotherapy Service was established, allowing us to extend the Institute’s mission to provide the highest quality therapy at an affordable cost. We also provide training and consultation to the broader Institute community to enhance their ability to provide treatment that is sensitized to LGBTQ issues.

  • What is the William Alanson White Institute?

    Founded in 1943 and based on the psychoanalytic theories of Harry Stack Sullivan, the William Alanson White Institute is renowned among psychoanalytic institutes for its commitment to providing affordable psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to the local community. Early on, the Institute distinguished itself by questioning conventional wisdom and emphasizing the social and familial forces that impact individual problems in living. Sullivan’s work is distinctive in its commitment to addressing the destructive impact of stigma and marginalization on human development, experience and relationships. The LGBTQ Psychotherapy Service extends this institutional tradition by examining the ways that social forces can negatively impact the lives of members of the LGBTQ community.

  • The LGBTQ Service

    Director: Diane Goldkopf, Ph.D
    Albert Banta, Ph.D.
    Eugenio Duarte, Ph.D.
    Deborah Glazer, Ph.D.
    Diane Goldkopf, Ph.D.
    Ruth Imber, Ph.D.
    Suzanne Little, Ph.D.
    Victoria Malkin, Ph.D.
    Jonathan Wormhoudt, Ph.D

  • How to Apply for Treatment

    For more information, call (212) 873-7070.To apply for treatment, please download and complete our application (select “LGBTQ Services” under the section heading “Specialty Services”). Send the completed form to the William Alanson White Institute Clinic at 20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023.

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology 20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023 | (212) 873-0725