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Evidence-based LGBTQ+ Mental Health Care

We have created and evaluated among the first LGBTQ-affirming psychotherapy programs with empirical evidence for improving LGBTQ people’s mental health. These treatments are developed in close consultation with community members and clinical experts and show associations with reduced depression, anxiety, substance use across several clinical trials. Most prominently, with $13M in NIH funding, we have developed and evaluated LGBTQ-affirmative CBT with gay and bisexual men, queer women, and transgender and non-binary individuals in clinical trials, community settings, and countries throughout the world. The treatment has been successfully delivered in-person, remotely, in groups, and online. Our LGBTQ-affirmative CBT program is considered a “treatment that works” and is cited in LGBTQ practice guidelines of the American Psychological Association.