Intimacy, Sexuality and Gender Center (ISGC) of Monterey

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Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST has been an LGBTQ advocate since 1992 here in the Monterey Bay Area. The Monterey Transitional Support Group meets once a month. This group is a safe and confidential support group addressing the needs of trans women, trans men, gender queer, gender non-conforming and intersex people. Pre-op, post-op and non-op warmly welcomed. Our group meets the WPATH Standards of Care. This group requires an intake appointment, so please call Wanda Braveman at 831.375.7553 for more information and to schedule your appointment.

Community Human Services


Kristina Baker Hart is the clinician providing outreach for the Counseling and Therapy Services (CATS) program at Community Human Services. These services are funded and designed to serve the counseling needs of both the LGBTQ community and those whose lives have been impacted by HIV. Our services come at no charge to Monterey County residents regardless of health insurance status. Our counseling staff includes both licensed and unlicensed/clinically supervised therapists and social workers. Services are available in both English and Spanish. We seek to provide a supportive, safe and confidential counseling space in both our Salinas and Seaside locations. For more information, please call (831) 757-7915 x002 or email

Shine A Light Counseling Center

We are a non-profit counseling center in Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Monterey, California. Our goal is to provide high-quality yet affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families and groups. We provide services on a sliding scale, meaning that our fees are based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. 

We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!