LGBT Gay Lesbian counseling

Build healthy connections to the people you love

Here at Estes Therapy, we are allies. We provide LGBTQIA affirmative therapy that embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer identities and relationships.

To us, being affirmative therapists means acting as advocates, getting involved, being self-reflective, and creating an affirmative setting both in our therapy office and within our community. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, we are here to get you the help that you deserve with compassion and understanding.

Whether you are in need of relationship help or individual support, we’ve got your back. We believe all humans are capable and deserving of compassion and understanding. Whether you need help getting your relationship out of a rut, or want preventative work/ premarital counseling, we will provide you with a research-based treatment plan to fit your unique needs as a couple.

We all want to feel accepted and loved.  Our LGBTQI counseling team provide both individual and couples therapy in San Diego. Together we will deal with coming out, coping with your family’s reaction, and how your sexual identity may influence your religious, cultural, ethnic, or other identities. We will work on forming a strong support system for you in your journey to coming out and all it entails.

LGBTQI couples face some unique obstacles on top of the obstacles heterosexual couples face – such as family isolation, religious injuries, and social attacks.  Together you and your therapist will work on strengthening a new relationship, improving a long-term commitment, and dealing with any outside factors that may be putting pressure on your relationship.

Ultimately, our counseling team is here to help you navigate your problems so you can feel happier, healthier, and more accepted.

Meet our therapists that specialize in LGBTQI issues:



Check out our LGBT Counseling resources and make sure to schedule your gay lesbian counseling in San Diego, California.


Premarital Counseling for Gay and Lesbian Couples

Did you put a ring on it? Now wondering where to go from here? Learn about my Gay and Lesbian Premarital Counseling Services. Start your marriage together.

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Counseling for Coming Out

Come out & feel accepted. You’re not alone in this. Coming out is a big step that often brings a lot of anxiety with it. I provide couples and individual counseling for gay and lesbian clients who are coping with learning to live openly, helping them set strategies for coming out and get through the emotions that are tied to the process. Together we will deal with the ripple effect coming out can cause among your family, friends, coworkers, and partner. There may be challenges that arise in some of these personal relationships we can work on communication tactics that build healthy self esteem in spite of potential negativity from other people.


I'm more than a San Diego therapist... I'm also a contributing author in the health and wellness section of (San Diego Gay and Lesbian News)! I frequently write articles focusing on building healthy and thriving relationships. My passion is to help couples, in both the gay and straight communities, build secure bonds and communicate effectively. You can find my SDGLN articles here.