Gaylesta, The LGBT Psychotherapy Association, was founded in 1987, established as an unincorporated association in 1988, and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997. Since this beginning, Gaylesta has grown to include over 200 mental health professionals. To our knowledge, we are the oldest and largest collection of individuals focused on LGBTQ mental health. Our membership collectively offers a range of services, experience, specializations, and expertise.
We work to promote awareness of the special skills our members have to offer the LGBTQ communities and the general public. We do this through an online referral service through which our members can market their practices, as well as through community.outreach; advertising; and public speaking.
Beyond serving as a resource for those seeking therapy, we see ourselves as having a role in fostering the well-being of the LGBTQ communities. For more details about this aspect of our organization, see the News section of our site.