MENTAL HEALTH INTAKE REFERRAL
The North County LGBTQ Resource Center provides clinical service intakes and referrals at low or no cost. Therapy intake sessions are provided by several associates and licensed therapists. Our associates are pre and post graduate directly supervised by Dr. Nicole Kent. We provide consultations every day, Monday to Friday, by appointment only. Your session fee is based on a sliding scale approach. Sliding scale is anything between $25 to $65 per session.
To be referred to a specialist to receive psychotherapy services from North County LGBTQ Resource Center, please complete the confidential form linked below.
Dr. Nicole Kent (she/hers) is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice, specializing in trauma. She ran the Our Circle youth group for 20 years, providing social support for LGBTQIA+ youth, ages 14-18. Nicole is providing clinical supervision for the Center’s therapy interns, who are providing much needed support for our community. Nicole lives in Oceanside with her wife, two children, and lots of pets.
MENTAL HEALTH INTERNS
Stephen grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area but considers Southern California his home. He currently lives in San Diego, where he is studying Couple and Family Therapy at Alliant International University. He holds previous degrees in architecture and cultural studies, as well as having spent a year in USC’s MSW program. Both at USC and Alliant, Stephen focused research on the specific needs of LGBTQIA+ populations, particularly adolescents and young adults confronting the destructive effects of minority stress. Additionally, Stephen serves as a court appointed special advocate (CASA), assisting youth in foster care through advocacy and mentorship. While Stephen identifies as a cisgender gay man, he is passionate about working with all gender, sexual, romantic, and intersectional minority populations, as well as those currently questioning their own identity and social location within this spectrum.
Anthony was raised in Texas and moved to San Diego in 1986. Anthony received his master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy at Alliant International University, San Diego. Anthony’s passion is working with the LGBTQI community experiencing complex/relational trauma. He is level 1 trained in Trauma Affect Regulation Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) and is currently a student of Somatic Experiencing International (SE). In recent years, he has worked at a women and children’s residential program and outpatient program for co-occurring issues.
After existing in a dark depression for many years, Anthony was ready to live as his authentic self. In 2004 Anthony began his journey of gender affirming transition. Before becoming a therapist, Anthony volunteered for many years at the LGBT Youth Center San Diego in 2005-2006 as a co-facilitator for a transgender youth support group. While training for his LMFT, Anthony was one of the first call operator trainers helping to launch peer support crisis line Trans Lifeline.
Jodi grew up on a small farm in Texas and received her degree in psychology from the
University of North Texas in 1998. Her experience as a small business owner, mindfulness instructor, and parent of two inspired her current beliefs and piqued her interest to begin graduate school in marriage and family therapy in 2018. Jodi currently lives in Carlsbad and enjoys spending time with her two teenagers, dog, and cat; she also enjoys cooking, gardening, and watching a good sitcom.
Jodi is passionate about working with LGBTQIA clients and offering affirming and inclusive therapy. Her perspective is strengths-based, and she believes in the importance of deconstructing beliefs based on larger systems of power and decentering cisheteronormativity to support clients in their authentic gender and sexual expression and in living meaningful and fulfilling lives.