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Being truly heard and seen are two of the most healing experiences we can ever have. Being able to share authentically ourselves with another person, without judgement, is a gift that keeps on giving.


Do you feel truly heard and seen in your relationships? Are you out of the closet, but do you still feel guilt or shame about your identity? Are you sober curious or are you tired of anesthetizing your pain with drugs and alcohol? Have you been harmed by religion, but want to connect more spiritually? Do you feel trapped in a pattern of choices that, while you recognize aren’t supportive, you continue making despite the negative consequences? I can relate. I’ve been there.

I'm a humanistic and client-centered LGBTQ-affirmative therapist. I look at each of my clients through an affirmative and humanistic lens. Meaning that I see the problem as the problem and not the person.


I specialize in LGBTQ affirmative psychology with a primary focus on adult gay men. I also specialize in working with people who specifically want spirituality to be a resource in their therapy.

I use a combination of both Western and Eastern philosophies in my therapeutic approach, such as Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Depth Psychology, Positive Psychology, Energy Psychology, and Humanistic Psychology.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Internalized Homophobia

  • Self Esteem

  • Religious Trauma

  • Body Image 

  • Identity

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Substance Abuse and Sobriety

  • Boundaries/Communication

  • Spirituality

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics 

  • Inner Child Work

  • Life Transitions 

Psychology Today

Chris Tompkins is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#134537) based in Los Angeles, California working under the clinical supervision of Andrew Merrell, LMFT (#102724). He has a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in LGBTQ Affirmative Psychology. 

Chris began his psychotherapy training at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology where he received a Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Levels I and Level II from the Allender Center. Additionally, Chris completed his clinical training at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where he developed his competency as an LGBTQ-affirming psychotherapist. 

Prospective clients are invited to contact Chris directly at or (323) 484-3985. 

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