Mental Healthcare

Australia, NSW

Loretta Pederson

Profession: Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Website: Narrative Therapy Connections Sydney | narrativetherapyconnections@gmail.com
0451 519 638 | Clarke St, Crows Nest, NSW 2065, Australia
Fees: $130AUD approx
Recommendation: Loretta is a wonderful, queer-friendly and ace-friendly counsellor.
Rating from aces: 5


Canada

Saskatchewan

Dr. Sara Dungavell

Profession: Psychiatrist
Website: Out Saskatoon
(306)361-4163 | 213 Avenue C S, Saskatoon, SK
Insurance: Saskatchewan government health insurance
Recommendation: Dr. Dungavell is the best psychiatrist I've ever had or heard of. She's incredibly affirming of queer identities including Aspec ones, and helped me to understand my own orientation in the midst of a lot of mental health crises.
Rating from aces: 5


Denmark

Amalie Otkjær

Profession: Clinical psychotherapist
Website: Amalie Otkjær | amalieotkjaer@gmail.com
0451 519 638 | SCHLEPPEGRELLSGADE 4, 2200 KØBENHAVN N
Fees: On a sliding scale from 700 DKK (111 USD) to 1.300 DKK (200 USD) for different services and according to different income levels
Insurance: They are a private practice and don’t take referrals from the public system, with the exception of the Safer Space pilot project aimed at transgender individuals going through medical transition
Recommendation: I highly recommend Amalie Otkjær. She works at the House of Gender, Body and Sexuality, a private therapy practice for LGBTQ+ individuals and others who break societal norms. She works with a norm critical approach, and has years of experience with LGBTQ+ counseling, including for ace and aro people, and never once made me feel as if my asexuality was an issue. I also recommend the others in the House, at normkritiskpraksis.dk/
Rating from aces: 5


Turle Island / North America


Arizona

Marina Greenhalgh

Profession: Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Website: Tucson Counseling Associates | tucsoncounselingassociates@gmail.com
125 E Mabel St Tucson, 85705
Fees: $75 for a 50 minute session
Recommendation: I am out to her as aroace and nonbinary and she was already familiar with and supportive of all those identities. I brought up my frustrations with amatonormativity and she was already familiar with the term and validated my feelings. In addition to her support of my identities she is an all around great therapist.
Rating from aces: 5

Samantha Frembgen DO, PLLC | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Adult Psychiatry
drfrembgen@gmail.com | AZ DO 3754
(520) 268-2860 | 2819 E Broadway Blvd Tucson AZ 85719
Fees/Insurance: Accepts most insurances, sliding scale fee also available. Aetna, Blue Cross, United, UMR, Tricare, Cigna, Medicare
Description: I do psychiatric evaluations and psychiatric medication management. I take a special interest in the ace and questioning population as I myself am hetero-romantic asexual since birth.
Rating from aces: 5

California

Destinie Vidrio | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Trauma-Focused Therapist
Website: The Therapy Witch | info@thetherapywitch.com
(951)596-7062 | 325 E Hillcrest Dr Ste 115 Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Fees: Sliding Scale $50 - $120 | Cigna
Description: Trauma focused and LGBTQIA+ Affirming mental health therapy


Through the Woods

Profession: Therapy
Website: Through the Woods | contact@throughthewoodstherapy.com
(213) 212-3093 | 660 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California 90017
Fees: Sliding Scale | Insurance: Medicaid
Recommendation: they understand lgbtia+ world. very professional and very informed.
Rating from aces: 4


Colorado

Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center | Self Identified Ace Provider on Staff

Profession: Mental Healthcare, Medical, Legal, & General Advocacy
Website: Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center | contact@throughthewoodstherapy.com
(970) 472-4204 | 4812 South College Ave, Fort Collins CO 80525
Description: Nonprofit dedicated to providing advocacy and therapy services to survivors of sexual violence, plus sexual assault prevention.


Illinois

Benjamin Howeard

Profession: Licensed Professional Counselor
Website: Center on Halsted: Behavioral Health | contact@talkwithben.net
(773) 472-6469 EXT 460
Fees: $75 - $250 | Insurance: LifeStance Health, BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, United, & more plus out of network.
Description: Recommended by members of AVEN Chicago. Specializes in trauma, axiety, LGBTQIA+ care, sex positive & kink aware, couples/triads/polycules, college students & young adults, and career and education counselling.
Rating from aces: recommended by AVEN Chicago Meetups

Center on Halsted | Ace Provider on Staff

Profession: Licensed Professional Counselor
Website: Benjamin Howeard | behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org
(970) 472-4204 | 3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613
Fees: Sliding Scale - see website | Insurance: BCBS PPO, Aetna PPO & HMO, Magellan, Medicare Insurance, & Out of Network
Description: We offer individual, relationship, family, and group therapies to those who are 13 and older. Our long history in the community informs our services and makes us a unique provider of affirming, safe and supportive care. We are particularly competent in addressing important issues facing today’s LGBTQ community members and caring allies. While most of our services are offered at Center on Halsted, we also provide some of our services away from Center on Halsted at specific off-site locations. Our services are offered both in English and Spanish.
Rating from aces: recommended by AVEN Chicago Meetups

Depression and Anxiety Speciality Clinic

Profession: Therapeutic Services
Website: DASC Chicago | New Client Form
(773) 494-5505 | 3047 N Lincoln Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60657 and 180 N Michigan Ave, Suite 2350, Chicago, IL 60601
Fees: Sliding scale available | Insurance: BCBS PPO, Aetna PPO, Tricare, Optum/United Health Care, Medicare Insurance, & Out of Network
Description: We are a team of highly skilled professionals who have dedicated our lives to meeting the mental health needs of our communities in Chicago. Too many people suffer needlessly with treatable conditions, such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders, Social Anxiety, and Major Depressive and Bipolar Disorders. It is our mission to make the highest quality care available to all members of our community. We are an inclusive environment, welcoming people from all walks of life and every background.
Rating from aces: recommended by AVEN Chicago Meetups

Dr. Woodruff | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Counselor, PHD, LPC, CTMH-A
Website: Life Solutions Integrative Healing | info@lifesolutionsgroup.org
(779) 201-8006 | 1500 E. Lincoln Hwy, Suite 1, DeKalb, IL 60115
Fees: Contact for rates and insurace information
Description: Dr. Woodruff honors and celebrates your past experiences, cultural identities, and personal preferences and will take them into consideration when shaping your therapy experience. She is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Third Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma- and Neuroscience-informed models as a foundation for services. In addition, she uses elements of Adlerian Therapy, mind/body approaches, and five-factor wellness models. Her approach involves helping you develop a relationship with the things that distress you, thus giving them less power, so you can turn attention to the things that make your life meaningful. She will help you identify strengths, values, and goals, so you are empowered to focus on those things no matter what life throws at you.

Kari Holman | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCTP-II
Website: Kari Holdman | kariholmancounseling@gmail.com
(224) 505-4934 | 723 Elm Street Ste. 20 Winnetka, IL 60093
Fees: $150 - $175 | Insurance: BCBS PPO & Out of Network
Description: Self identified ace provider. Anxiety, depression, families of those with severe mental illness, bipolar disorder, aviation industry, self-harm, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, coping skills, multicultural therapy, stress management, life transitions, and Queer community (aka LGBTQIA+) with a particular emphasis on supporting trans persons. I'm also furry-, kink-, and poly-friendly.

IntraSpectrum Counseling

Profession: Therapeutic Services
Website: IntraSpectrum Counseling
(773) 750-3505 | 3 Locations in Chicago IL 60601
Insurance: BCBS of Illinois PPO and Blue Choice Illinois & Out of Network
Description: We are committed to providing an affirming therapeutic environment for the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex) population and beyond that supports the development of a strong professional relationship between clients and their therapists. The safety and strength clients draw from that solid therapeutic relationship allows them to feel more freedom to examine, embrace, and express who they really are. Also provides therapy groups.
Rating from aces: recommended by AVEN Chicago Meetups

Margo McCollister

Profession: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Website: Wheaton Wellness Center
(630) 664-1449 | 212 South Main Street, Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Fees: reduced fee avalable | Insurance: BCBS PPO & HMO, Cigna, Magellan, Aetna, United Healthcare, ComPsych
Description: My therapeutic approach is to provide support, encouragement, and feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate various treatment techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I will work with you to help identify, explore, and build on your strengths. LGBTQ+ affirming
Rating from aces: recommended by AVEN Chicago Meetups

Tara Ouillette

Profession: Therapeutic Services, MA, LPC*, NCC
Website: IntraSpectrum Counseling: Tara Ouillette | Schedule an Appointment
(773) 750-3505 | 3 Locations in Chicago IL 60601
Insurance: BCBS of Illinois PPO and Blue Choice Illinois & Out of Network
Description: Tara Ouillette is a Staff Therapist at IntraSpectrum Counseling and believes that the foundation for long-lasting, meaningful growth lies in self-compassion, the removal of shame, and finding an empowering purpose. Her goal as a therapist is to provide an LGBTQIA+ affirming safe space within which to be vulnerable and authentic, and to bring humor and empathy to the challenging work of each session. Tara’s practice is filtered through a strengths-based and feminist lens, and she actively promotes anti-racism, body empowerment, dismantling diet culture, and sex- and kink- positivity. As a trauma survivor, living with depression and anxiety herself, she seeks to incorporate evidence-based interventions with warmth, passion, and hope.
Rating from aces: recommended by AVEN Chicago Meetups


Maryland

Stephanie Dunford

Profession: Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Website: An Intentional Pause Counseling, Inc. | an.intentional.pause@gmail.com
(443) 848-3760 | 3565 Ellicott Mills Dr. #204, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Recommendation: I received therapy services from Stephanie for ~1 year, and she was one of the best therapists I've had. Very intentional, open and affirming. Even though we didn't necessarily discuss asexuality as a Topic in and of itself, I brought up asexuality and my experiences being acespec several times in relation to other things and she was always very affirming and non-judgmental.
Rating from aces: 5


Massachusetts

Heidi Moss

Profession: Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, CEDS
Website: Heidi Moss
(781) 438-0038 | 228 Main St, Stoneham, MA
Fees: $110 - $130 | Insurance: APS Healthcarem Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, Humana, Medicare, TRICARE, Out of Network
Recommendation: Heidi is probably the best therapist I've ever had. She's incredibly accepting and open-minded, she's good with ace/aro stuff, as well as gender and neurodivergence.
Rating from aces: 5

Jassy Timberlake

Profession: Sex Therapist, LMFT
Website: Jassy Timberlake | Jassy@NorthamptonSexTherapy.com
(413) 587-0095 | 40 Main St, Suite 206, Florence, MA 01062
Fees: $140/hr in 2016
Recommendation: She was the one who suggested I consider whether I might be asexual. If it were not for her, I never even would have known about the concept!
Rating from aces: 5


Minnesota

Ryan Peterson

Profession: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MA
Website: Ryan Peterson
(612) 255-1842 | 3802A Grand Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55409
Fees: $150 and sliding scale | Insurance: Many - see website
Recommendation: "genuinely just followed my lead on everything and took me at face value" - recommender is also trans

Illumé North

Profession: Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Website: Illumé North
(218) 450-4721 | 324 West Superior Street #630, Duluth, MN 55802
Insurance: Many - see website
Recommendation: From Minessota Ace Group


New Jersey

Kathryn Brzozowski

Profession: Therapist
Website: Kathryn Brzozowski | Abrightertomorrowwellness@outlook.com
(856) 433-8615 | 2301 East Evesham Rd Ste. 109, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Insurance: Aetna and likely others
Recommendation: Very affirming! Didn’t probe my ace identity or label it as a problem. (I’m very comfortable with my ace identity, and was seeking help for other problems)
Rating from aces: 4


New York

Bauer Caroline | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Therapist, LMSW
Website: Bauer Caroline Therapy | LMSW: 106597
(917) 540-9792 | bauercarolinetherapy@gmail.com | available across the North and South American timezones
Fees: Sliding scale $65-$125 for individual and $85-$145 for couples, $100 3+ people. Working on taking insurance in NY.
Bauer is an LMSW, working to help people feel more at peace with themselves and in their relationships. As an ace community member and activist she works to make sure that aces and aros have a place to find one another and learn that they are not alone, even if society is not made for aces & aros.

Carolanne Marcantonio

Profession: Therapist, LMSW, SIFI, CST
Website: Brooklyn Sex Therapy sextherapybk@gmail.com
(347) 460-6220 | Brooklyn, NY | Fees: 200/hour
Recommendation: Helpful, affirming therapist
Rating from aces: 4

Danielle Berg MCH-LP | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Mental Health Counselor
Website: Brooklyn Sex Therapy sextherapybk@gmail.com
(516) 639-9132 | 705 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Fees: Sliding scale $80-120 | Insurance: Aetna, Fidelis, Medicare, Metroplus, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield/Health Plus, Health First
Description: I work at two private practices--one in north Brooklyn and the other on Long Island. I work with teens and adults with a variety of experiences and needs, providing a comfortable space for them to explore and process. LGBTQIA+, poly, kink, and all-the-things friendly.

Dee Dee Goldpaugh

Profession: Therapsit, LCSW
Website: Dee Dee Goldpaugh deedeegoldpaugh@gmail.com
(646) 926-2574 | 113 UNIVERSITY PLACE NEW YORK, NY, 10003 | Fees:
Recommendation: Fantastic therapist and covers a number of intersectional identities that overlap with ace communities.
Rating from aces: 5

Elisa H Messore

Profession: Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Website: Elisa H Messore
(917) 341-0238 | 5716 Mosholu Avenue 1st Floor Bronx, NY 10471
Fees: $120 - $130 | Insurance: "BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, Medicare, Out of Network"
Recommendation: Specializes in the queer community and substance abuse, but also Ace friendly

Eric M. Hovis M.A., LMHC

Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Website: Grafted NYC eric@newinsightsmhcs.com
(347) 620-6471 | Fees:
Recommendation: LGBTQ+ therapy services, particularly for individuals who come from religious or faith backgrounds and families.

H.l. 'lou' Himes

Profession: Therapist, Psy.D.
Website: QuIPP lou@quippnyc.com
(347) 897-0315 | 322 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Fees: $200 - $250 | Aetna, BCBS

Institute for Human Identity

Profession: Thearpy Training Center
Website: Institute for Human Identity INFO@IHITHERAPY.ORG
(212) 243-2830 | 322 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001 | Fees:
Recommendation: I can't say enough good things about them!

Katherine Rachlin PhD.

Profession: Clinical Psychologist, PhD.
Website: Therapy for the Open Mind Kitrachlin@gmail.com
49 West 24th St Suite 901 New York, NY 10010 | Fees: $220 - $230

Lauren E. Havel, MD.

Profession: Psychiatrist
Website: Lauren E. Havel, MD.
(212) 942-8500, (347) 796-1026 | Columbia/New York Presbyterian Suite 15 115 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10023

Mark Beauregard

Profession: Psychotherapy
Website: Mark Beauregard | mbeauregardlcat@gmail.com
(917) 204-2846 | 225 broadway, ste 2130, new york, ny
Fees: $180 for a 45 minute session and sliding scale | in network provider for Cigna and out of network for other insurances
Recommendation: Mark Beauregard is awesome! Very accepting of ace stuff, can't speak to aro.

Rachel Klechevsky

Profession: Sex & Relationship Therapy
Website: Rachel Sex Therapy | https://www.rachelsextherapy.com/contact-me/
(646) 600-8133 | New York, NY 10005
Fees: $150 - $250
Recommendation: Rachel is a sex therapist, but is very aware of and knowledgable on asexuality and aromanticism, as well as polyamory, and non-traditional relationship set ups.

Dr. Sylvia Rosenfeld

Profession: Relationship & Sex Therapist, LCSW
Website: Sylvia Rosenfeld | sylvia@eintelligence.com
(917) 763-5523 | 201 West 85th Street Apartment 17D New York, NY 10024
Rating from aces: 4

Dr. Yesel Yoon | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Clinical Psychologist (Individual Psychotherapy, Career counseling)
Website: Dr.Yoon | yesel@yyoonphd.com
(301) 461-4524 | NYC
Fees: $275/45 minute video-based session | Insurance: Out of Network
Description: I have a video-based psychotherapy and career coaching practice. I provide therapy for adults struggling to manage anxiety, perfectionism, chronic stress and burnout, exploring and coaching through career identity issues, and cultural and social identity exploration.


North Carolina

Down to Earth Counseling

Profession: Counseling/therapy for individuals, partners, and families
Website: Down to Earth Counseling | adam@dtecounseling.com
(919) 443-5018 | Durham, North Carolina
Fees: $120/hour full rate; $60-120/hour sliding scale
Description: I most value building trusting relationships with my clients. I strive to offer a nonjudgemental listening space and believe that clients have the right, and the ability, to make the best decisions for themselves. In general, I am process-oriented and often focus on how different dynamics impact clients’ life experiences.
Self recommended


Melissa Tuttle

Profession: Counseling/therapy for individuals, partners, and families
Website: Melissa Tuttle | Melissa.guilfordcounseling@gmail.com
(336) 355-0850 | 2100 O W Cornwallis Dr. Greensboro, NC, 27408
Fees: $120/hour | Blue Cross Blue Shield
Recommendation: Melissa focuses on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is largely concerned with what's effective rather that what's "supposed to work." Between that and EMDR, I can now hold down a job and be within 3 feet of a male without having a panic attack. I've been in therapy for 13 years and seen 6 different therapists, and Melissa is the only one who's actually helped me.
Rating from aces: 4


Oregon

Misha Bogart-Monteith

Profession: Therapy & Coaching, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Website: Misha Bogart-Monteith | bogartmonteithlpc@gmail.com
(720) 295-4286 | Eugene, OR & Colorado
Fees: $95-120 sliding scale
Recommendation: I've been meeting with Misha as an Enneagram coach for the past year. They are very affirming of me as an ace person & I didn't need to hold space for them to understand asexuality. They hold ample space for me to question, connect to myself, and are affirming of me as I am.
Rating from aces: 5


Pennsylvania

Olivia McDonald

Profession: Therapist
Website: Walnut Psychotherapy Center | olivia@walnutpsychotherapycenter.com
(267) 422-2869 | Virtual now, but 4812 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Accept Insurance: United Healthcare & others
Recommendation: I absolutely love my therapist! She is also ace and it has been a pleasure working with her over the past year. The practice actually has a few people on the spectrum and they pair you based on your identity. She is great at listening and has been amazing.
Rating from aces: 5


Texas

Danilo Novoa

Profession: Therapist LCSW
Website: Danilo Novoa LCSW
(713) 992-5010 | 428 Lovett Blvd Houston, TX 77006
Insurance: 1199SEIU, AMERIGROUP, Aetna, All Aetna Plans-their directory is not up to date, Anthem, Beacon, BlueCross and BlueShield, CareSource, Cigna, EMI Health, Humana, Magellan, Medicaid, Medicare, Optum, Oxford, UMR, UnitedHealthcare, Out of Network
Recommendation: He was very open and willing to learn about asexuality (and aromanticism), and never implied that it was something that had been done to me or that I needed to change about myself.
Rating from aces: 5

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Katherine Traxler | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Marriage and Family Therapy
Website: Authentic Life Therapy, PLLC | katherine@authenticlifepllc.com
(281) 346-3309 | Texas
Fees: $115-175 a session | Insurance: in process for United & BCBS
Description: I'm a marriage and family therapist in Texas who specializes in LGBTQIA+ issues in teens and young adults. I'm also demisexual, panromantic with a nonbinary partner, which is why this community is so important to me.



Virginia

John Thomas, LPC

Profession: Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Website: Falls Church Counseling | info@fallschurchcounseling.com
(703) 665-7000 | 900 South Washington St., Suite 113 Falls Church, VA 22046
Recommendation: John is primarily a gender services therapist, and is very skilled in helping trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming people figure out what is right for them and then, if necessary, connecting them with the professionals they need to make those things a reality. His practice is not limited to gender issues, though, and he is not only knowledgeable on the subject of asexuality but also always curious to learn more. Trans aces can sometimes face skepticism from therapists they they're only asexual because they have dysphoria, but I would not hesitate to send any trans ace to John.
Rating from aces: 5


Washington

Kimberly Lycan, LMHC | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Licensed Metal Health Counselor, LPC
Website: Lycan Counseling | lycancounseling@gmail.com
(509) 205-5559 | P.O. Box 854, Richland, WA 99352
Fees: 150-200 | Insurance: Premera, Aetna, Lifewise, Ambetter, Regence, BCBS, Heritage
Description: I run a 100% online therapy practice in WA state that specializes in teens and young adults with various challenges including LGBTQIA2+ life transitions and challenges, anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders/body image issues, trauma/PTSD, and more. I work to build a network of inclusive providers and train my interns and associates to be inclusive and affirming as well. We currently provide services for both English and Spanish speaking clients.

Viola Schrantz, LMHC | Self Identified Ace Provider

Profession: Licensed Metal Health Counselor, LPC
Website: I'm Listening Counseling | listeninglmhc@gmail.com
(425) 270-8422 | PO Box 183 Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Fees: 150 per hour
Description: I'm Listening Counseling Services PLLC is run by Viola. I provide mental health therapies to individuals ages 12 and up (ages under 12, please email me). I provide a non-judgmental, empathetic, compassionate safe space, where therapy is designed specifically for the unique individual. I focus on the whole person with support of evidence based approaches. I work with teens (12+) and adults who are struggling with maintaining a healthy mental balance. I support symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, gender dysphoria, as well as working with neurodivergence issues such as symptoms of ADHD and high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. I am a member of the queer community (asexual/demiromantic) and support all identities. Therapy should be supportive, fun, and effective. Change can be scary, but it is less scary when you are working with someone who believes in you and can support you in a healthy, creative, and cohesive way. I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your journey.

United Kingdom

England

Paul Brown MBACP

Profession: Counsellor
Website: Paul Brown | pauljamesbrown2160@gmail.com
07882 157792 | Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Fees: £40 per hour but negotiable if needed.
Recommendation: A very understanding counsellor who helped me in my first stages of coming out about my asexuality, as well as the deep depression that was caused from keeping it bottled up for 7 years. Had it not been for the lockdown I could still be seeing him right now, as I've had two other counsellors since by phone only.
Rating from aces: 5

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