Therapy for Lives Inside and Outside the Box

Laura A. Jacobs, Laura Jacobs, psychotherapist, psychotherapy, therapy, public speaker, public speaking, writing, activist, LGBTQ, transgender, trans, transsexual, transexual, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, adolescent, adolescents, gay, lesbian, BDSM, kink, gender, sexuality, HIV, AIDS, polyamory, poly, counseling, bereavement, grief, Westchester, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Irvington, Manhattan, Chelsea, Penn Station, NYC, New York City

Therapy for Lives Inside and Outside the Box.

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R:

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Psychotherapist, Activist, Author, Presenter, Consultant... Heretic*

(845) 304-7915

We all can live rewarding, empowered lives.                       

Straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, pansexual, asexual, trans, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, detransitioner, kinky, BDSM, sexworker, vanilla, monogamous, single, polyamorous, even unicorn… we all struggle.  We have suffered trauma.  We all seek happiness.

Life is not about finding yourself... it’s about creating yourself.
— G. B. Shaw

Therapy can be a challenging process of both exploring the past and creating the future.  As someone trans and genderqueer-identified, I understand the terrible effects of stigma, discrimination, trauma, and depression on an individual's life.  I seek to establish a comfortable environment in which we can work together, safely asking questions and making empowered decisions about to move forward, while simultaneously investigating questions of meaning.

Experienced with individuals, families, and couples, LGBTQ+ and alternate lifestyles, artistic professionals, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, grief and bereavement, addiction, and more, as well as in issues of marginalization and otherness, I am happy to work with people from adolescents to the elderly, of all orientations and expressions.

Let's collaborate to create the richest, happiest life for you possible.


Hours in Manhattan and Westchester.

* Heretic: Deriving from the Greek "Hairetikos" meaning "One who is able to choose."

Laura does CSPAN!


"You're in the Wrong Bathroom" Laura Jacobs talked about her book "You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!": And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People, in which she offers her thoughts on the misconceptions about transgender and gender-nonconforming people. She spoke at the 2017 Baltimore Book Festival.

Recorded September 23, 2017.

Watch the full video here (I begin about 7 minutes in.)

"You're in the Wrong Bathroom!" and 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People

Coauthored with Laura Erickson-Schroth



"A book for everyone, "You're in the Wrong Bathroom!" will open hearts, change minds, and save lives." - Jennifer Finley Boylan


Published by Beacon Press, May 30, 2017.

More Information Here



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June 2016: Appointed Chair of the Board of Directors, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, New York, NY!

I'm thoroughly honored to assume this position of leadership at an organization that has meant to much to the LGBTQ community for the past 40+ years, and to me personally for the last 15.  Callen-Lorde is one of the largest LGBTQ health centers in the country, as well as one of the largest providers to transgender and gender nonconforming populations worldwide.

I am the first trans and genderqueer identified person to occupy this post at Callen-Lorde (and possibly at any of the LGBTQ health centers).  I look forward to helping Callen-Lorde continue to serve the LGBTQ community of New York City and the world in all its' diversity and to lead LGBTQ healthcare into the future.

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Check out my stories on The Huffington Post:  

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