Happy Apple -Ctr for Anxiety, Depression, Couples


Psychotherapy located in Columbus Circle, New York, NY


LGBTQIA+ therapy offers support, affirmation, and mental health care for LGBTQIA+ folks. At Happy Apple, based in Columbus Circle, Manhattan, and serving Midtown, Central Park South, the Upper West Side, and the Upper East Side of New York City, Maggie Vaughan, MFT, PhD, and the team offer individual therapy, couples therapy, and support groups focused on the unique aspects of sexuality and gender identity. Call Happy Apple or schedule an appointment online for compassionate LGBTQIA+ care today.

Who can benefit from LGBTQIA+ therapy?

People within the LGBTQIA+ community face distinct and specific challenges that aren’t as common or are entirely nonexistent for other segments of the population. 

The team at Happy Apple is trauma-informed and strives to help LGBTQIA+ folks navigate life in a heteronormative world. They provide support for every letter in the acronym:

  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender
  • Queer/Questioning
  • Intersex
  • Asexual/Aromantic/Agender

Starting with an initial consultation, the team reviews your needs and asks about the specific challenges you face. They can then provide the supportive and adaptable care you need, helping you develop coping skills and achieve personal growth. 

Which topics can LGBTQIA+ therapy cover?

LGBTQIA+ therapy isn’t one-size-fits-all. Based on your identity status, background, and other factors, the Happy Apple team helps you identify areas of concern you’d like to cover in therapy. You can express your concerns about:

Coming out

Coming out is the process of revealing your sexuality or gender identity to the people in your life. It’s an important and impactful time, and there’s no “correct way” to do it. The Happy Apple team is here to support you. 


Many LGBTQIA+ folks have experienced bullying at some point in their lives, which can have a heavy emotional impact. 


Therapy can help you better understand your sexuality or address related questions. 

Gender identity

If you’re questioning your gender identity or experiencing challenges related to it, the Happy Apple team can provide affirmative and supportive therapy. 

Emotional concerns

LGBTQIA+ folks experience mood disorders and other mental health conditions at higher-than-average rates. The Happy Apple team can provide therapy for anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance misuse, or trauma based on your needs. 

Which types of LGBTQIA+ therapy are available?

Happy Apple uses multiple evidence-based therapy techniques to provide LGBTQIA+ care in several different contexts:

Individual therapy

In individual therapy sessions, you can address personal concerns about your identity, mental health, and day-to-day challenges. 

Couples therapy

Couples therapy for LGBTQIA+ folks helps you build trust and communication within your relationship in a supportive and affirmative setting. 

Support groups and group therapy

Support groups can make you feel less alone by grouping you with other people who share similar identity-based experiences. 

Call Happy Apple or schedule an appointment online for supportive and affirmative LGBTQIA+ therapy today.