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LAGPA - Attention Chuck Stewart
P.O. Box 34142
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 288-3465 (v/f)

The Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California (LAGPA) was established in 1992
as an organization of mental health professionals interested in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients.

Member Benefits

Listing in our Online Directory
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Discounts to Social Events, including Anual Summer Pool Party and Winter Holiday Party
Access to Educational Workshops and Conferences

LAGPA members are actively involved in expanding the role of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and marriage, family, and child counselors who serve the greater LGBTIQ community of Southern California.

While LAGPA is oriented toward mental health professionals, individuals desiring to join LAGPA are not required to be licensed.

LAGPA's purpose is to facilitate social and professional networking for mental health professionals in the greater Los Angeles area. LAGPA seeks to join such individuals together for academic and social events, to develop educational community outreach activities, to foster and promote a positive gay & lesbian identity, and to serve as role models for all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Members of LAGPA are committed to the process of developing the finest psychological skills for working with clients confronted with the complexity of personal issues related to being LGBT in a homophobic world.

 

Executive Committee

Robbert Schalekamp, MFT, PsyD, (current President)

Robert is working as a psychotherapist in the Clinical Counseling Center in Sherman Oaks with a variety of clients. He is also the assistant clinical director of the counseling department of the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic in Silverlake, where he did his internship prior to being licensed as an MFT in 2001. He received his PsyD in 2005 from the California Graduate Institute. He is from Holland and has lived in the USA since 1994. He lives in Santa Monica with his partner Jay. Robbert has served on the LAGPA board for one year and is currently Co-President.

 

Travis StobbeTravis Stobbe, BFA (Secretary/Treasurer)

Travis is a native of the San Fernando Valley and graduate of California Institute of the Arts (1999). His current career is real estate management. His real love is motion picture art. He has been involved with PFLAG, Toast Masters International, and various classic car clubs. Travis is a big supporter of LAGPA because of the important work the members perform for the LGBT community.

 

Damien Gonsalves, MFTi

Born and raised on the East coast. Damien completed his undergraduate studies at West London College UK and graduated from Emerson College with a BA. In June 2013 he graduated from Antioch University with a Masters in Marriage Family Therapy and a specialization in LGBT affirmative psychotherapy. Damien completed his clinical traineeship working with clients at Being Alive in West Hollywood has been an active member in the Sober community for over 25 years. Damien presently works at Promises Treatment Center where he has been for over the past 4 years as the S.A.I.D. (Substance Abuse Intimacy Disorders) Clinical Case Manager since May 2013 and joined the LAGPA board in January 2014.

 

Board of Directors

Travis StobbeTravis Stobbe, BFA (Secretary/Treasurer)

Travis is a native of the San Fernando Valley and graduate of California Institute of the Arts (1999). His current career is real estate management. His real love is motion picture art. He has been involved with PFLAG, Toast Masters International, and various classic car clubs. Travis is a big supporter of LAGPA because of the important work the members perform for the LGBT community.

 

Fred Wilkey, EdD (has returned)

A licensed clinical psychologist, Fred has a solo private practice doing cognitive behavioral psychotherapy in West Hollywood. Fred has been counseling as a licensed practitioner for over thirty years, has been on the LAGPA board for three, and is currently the Secretary/ Treasurer.

 

Christopher McKeown, MFTi

 

Nicole Gershenson

 

Executive Director

Chuck Stewart, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Education (1995)
University of Southern California
Specializing in Intercultural Education with an Administration Supplemental and an outside field with graduate certificate in The Program for the Study of Women and Men in Society.
Hal Call Mattachine Scholar Award 1995
USC Robert Irving Fatt Memorial Scholarship 1992-93

Masters in Education Administration (1991)
University of Southern California

Single-Subject Secondary Cleared Credential (1989)
California State University Chico

California Adult School Teaching Credential (1978)
University of California Los Angeles

B.S. Physics and Physical Science (1973)
California State University Northridge
(dual major - math minor). Graduate work in Secondary Education and toward a Master's Degree in Thermodynamics - Combustion Engineering

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