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Hi again Angelina,
We're not aware of a gay psychiatrist in your area. However, from my perspective, you shouldn't need a 'gay' psychiatrist - it is more important that you have confidence in a psychiatrist's ability to make you feel comfortable, make a good diagnosis and use medication appropriately. If you feel more comfortable speaking to women you may want to find a female psychiatrist in your area.
I assume you're not looking for a psychologist, for counselling purposes. Unlike psychiatrists, who follow a medical model, psychologists use counselling techniques and I often encourage people to find a gay-friendly psychologist. Which doesn't mean that they necessarily need to be gay themselves. You can call Triangle Project's Gay & Lesbian Helpline on (021) 4 222 500 and day between 1pm and 9pm and ask the counsellor on duty whether they have a gay-friendly psychologist listed in your area.
Thanks for posting in English, Angelina.
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