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Mental Health Therapy for Gay Men

As a gay identifying therapist in NYC & Westchester, I help patients understand how things that happened to them before affect how they live now and change what's not working.

Therapy Specialties:​​

  •  anxiety 

  •  family or romantic relationship issues

  •  depression

  •  breaking patterns

  •  trauma

  •  life adjustments

  •  self esteem

  •  confronting an inner critic

  • LGBTQ+ issues

Finding the therapist that's right for you is important. I want your therapy to be successful, no matter who you work with.


Because of this, all intro calls with me are no charge. 

Why Is A Gay Therapist More Effective?
we'll understand each other

You can skip explaining 'The Basics.' Having a therapist who understands what it's like to be gay in New York makes sessions easier. 


A therapist who "gets it" makes you feel less judged, misunderstood, and can help you see what's making life harder than it needs to be.

Image by Valentin B. Kremer

How Does Therapy Work? 

When starting, first we reflect on: 

  • What you've been through 

  • How you have handled challenges

  • Your thoughts & feelings

We will spot patterns together and try to figure them out. You will choose what we talk about. I’m not here to push you or tell you what to do.


When I see something you don't, I'll tell you – while respecting boundaries


My role is to:

  1.   Show you what I’m seeing

  2.   Help you understand why you feel or act a certain way

  3.   Help you work though, accept, or change as needed 

Therapy To Take Charge Of Life & Your Emotions

​It was my own experiences in therapy that led me to pursuing this career so I can help and giving back to the community.
Prior psychology worked as a performing artist in New York City & also spent 18 years working in corporate, culminating in management and leadership roles at a Fortune 500 Company.  

neuroscience, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and existential philosophy, my therapy is tailored to each patient.

My own journey helps my approach as a therapist and gives me experience to understand what you're going through---particularly for those navigating similar paths.

Headshot of Mike Lithincum, a gay therapist, in front of a brick wall

About Mike 
Supporting Your Journey

Finding the therapist that's right for your. I want your therapy to be successful, even if it's with another therapist.

As a gay man with experience in corporate leadership & the arts, I have a perspective that helps me understand a wide variety of experiences.

Combining neuroscience, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and existential philosophy, my couples therapy is adapted to each couple. I am also available for couples therapy sessions. 
I am dedicated to helping you strengthen communication, deepen emotional connections, and understand each other better in your relationship.


Education, Certificates, & Training:

  • Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling & Postgraduate PhD training towards Counseling Psychology from Fordham University

  • Internal Family Systems & Trauma Informed Interventions

  • Adult Psychotherapist- Individual & Couples Counseling, Humantold, NYC 

  • Psychotherapist & Counselor for Adults with Dual Diagnoses, CASES, NYC

  • Research- Impact of HIV/AIDS on Mental Health of Men Who Have Sex With Men, Individual and Couples Counseling, St. Vincent’s Hospital, NYC

  • Adult Psychotherapist- Adults with Dual Diagnoses, Individual & Group Counseling, Coler Hospital, Roosevelt Island

  • Bachelors of Science in Music Education from University of Maryland

Every therapy intro call with me is free. There is no charge.

Interested in an intro call? 

Finding the therapist that's right for you is important. I want your therapy to be successful, no matter who you work with.

Reach Out

Unsure how to start?

Many clients:

  • Introduce themselves and say a little about why they want to try therapy

  • Offer times they can have a call

  • Ask me about how therapy works​

A quick note like, "Hi! I'm thinking about trying therapy because...," is a great way to start.

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