Maimonides LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Services provides comprehensive, competent, and affordable mental health care services to LGBTQIA+ communities in Brooklyn and beyond.

We recognize the distinct challenges faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender , Queer, Questioning, Asexual, and Intersexed individuals and embrace the varied racial, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds that form our collective Brooklyn community.

Understanding the intricate intersections of these facets is crucial for grasping individual experiences and perspectives. Collaborating with clinical experts knowledgeable about the distinct hurdles encountered by LGBTQIA+ individuals amplifies the quality and relevance of mental health care.

Our providers create a safe, welcoming space with services designed specifically for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Staffed by a group of diverse, clinical professionals, our team understands the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ populations and is here to help.

Services provided at the clinic include:

  • Thorough psychosocial assessments
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Medication management and psychiatric care
  • Individualized psychotherapy
  • Group counseling
  • Psychological testing when indicated
  • Referrals for Gender Affirming care
  • Collaboration and referrals to other clinical services, such as HIV treatment at Life Forward Clinic within Maimonides Medical Center

Contact Us

Call our team at 718-283-2727 to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment.
For crisis situations or in the event of an emergency, please dial 911.

Meet Our Team

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Team:
Nilar Thwin, MD – Psychiatrist
Sarah Groark , Ph.D. – Psychologist
Yuqing Liu , LMSW – Social Worker
Skyler Harris , PsyD- Psychologist

Adult Outpatient Team:
Carilsdania Mendoza, MD – Psychiatrist
Rachel Varadarajulu , MD – Psychiatrist
Carole Filangeri , Ph.D. – Psychologist
Felicia Sitrin , Ph.D. – Psychologist
George Junco , ACSW , LCSW – Social worker
Layla Childs – LMSW – Social worker
Haishu Ding , LCSW – Social Worker
Brittney Cost , MSW – Social worker

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