Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity, was founded in 1987, established as an unincorporated association in 1988, and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997. Since this beginning, Gaylesta has grown to include over 300 mental health professionals. To our knowledge, we are the oldest and largest collection of individuals focused on LGBTQ mental health. Our membership collectively offers a range of services, experience, specializations, and expertise.
We work to promote awareness of the special skills our members have to offer the LGBTQ communities and the general public. We do this through an online referral service through which our members can market their practices, as well as through community outreach; advertising; and public speaking.