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The Psychotherapist Association for
Gender & Sexual Diversity

Benefits of Membership

Gaylesta is a thriving network for LGBTQ therapists to come together for mutual support by providing consultation, education, and resource referrals on topics relevant to our community. Over the years, this support has grown and kept aligned with the most important factors to our members and to the community.

 See which level is right for you and join us!

Professional Support Opportunities

  • Education – seminars, workshops, and consultations offered by members on such LGBTQ-related topics as homophobia, coming out, gay marriage, HIV/AIDS, alternative families, parenting, gender identity, S/M/B/D, as well as how anxiety and depression affect our community
  • Information Exchange and Consultation via our members-only email listserve and members-only forums on the Gaylesta website
  • Mentor/Mentee Project — by matching pairs of members, mentees can benefit from mentors' experience and support; mentors can help others develop their professional skills and achieve professional goals.
  • Quarterly newsletter with current topics


Meet colleagues, explore clinical questions, and expand your community of colleagues using our ListServ and online Forums.  Broaden and deepen those connections at our social, educational and fundraising events.

Marketing Opportunities

Market your practice by becoming a Referral member, which enables your profile to be found via our online, searchable Member Directory and list multiple offices.  Our Newsletter provides low-cost advertising, and an opportunity to write articles to make other colleagues aware of your areas of expertise.


Support our community as a Gaylesta volunteer at street fairs, Pride, and community events.  You can also market your practice directly to potential clients at these events.

Special perks for Referral and Organizational Members:

  • List your practice in our searchable Member Directory
  • Enhanced profile allows you to provide considerable information about your specialties, groups, optional photo album and up to 3 offices
  • Organizations can add up to 4 members to participate in the Gaylesta web forums


Each year, Gaylesta volunteers earn credit toward their membership accounts to help promote more active involvement. These credits can be used toward membership and events.


We provide different levels of membership for organizations, pre-licensed members, licensed referral members, and even remote membership. See which level is right for you and join us!