Grace Lee
Counsellor, PACFA Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
As a transgender woman I have a deep understanding of the experiences of those with diverse gender identities.
I have extensive experience working with trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. I specialise in working with those who are exploring their gender identity or sexuality as well as those with anxiety, depression and other life issues that may or may not be connected to their identity. I have helped many individuals come out to family and friends, and I work with partners and parents of trans and gender diverse individuals.
(03) 6120 6305
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
As a transgender woman I have a deep understanding of the experiences of those with diverse gender identities.
I have extensive experience working with trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. I specialise in working with those who are exploring their gender identity or sexuality as well as those with anxiety, depression and other life issues that may or may not be connected to their identity. I have helped many individuals come out to family and friends, and I work with partners and parents of trans and gender diverse individuals.
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Julia McCarthy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Clinical Psychologist- Julia has over 10 years of experience in the mental health sector including community, clinical and juvenile forensic settings. Julia enjoys working with a range of psychological issues that young people and adults may be experiencing. These may include: trauma, gender dysphoria, personality disorders, self-harm, voices, psychotic illnesses, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, anxiety and depression. Julia also undertakes WPATH assessments for Gender-Diverse people seeking gender-affirming surgery. Visit us at www.ivanhoepsychologicalservices.com
0431 599 965
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Clinical Psychologist- Julia has over 10 years of experience in the mental health sector including community, clinical and juvenile forensic settings. Julia enjoys working with a range of psychological issues that young people and adults may be experiencing. These may include: trauma, gender dysphoria, personality disorders, self-harm, voices, psychotic illnesses, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, anxiety and depression. Julia also undertakes WPATH assessments for Gender-Diverse people seeking gender-affirming surgery. Visit us at www.ivanhoepsychologicalservices.com
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Karen Bieman
Counsellor, ACA-L3 Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with your relationship ending or changing? Have you discovered that your partner is LBGT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender)? You may feel betrayed by the one you thought loved you the most. Or perhaps it's your parent who's 'come out of the closet'. Either way, you are experiencing something that is changing everything you thought you knew. You may be confused, angry, conflicted, and afraid. You may feel alone in your struggle, as though no one understands quite what you're going through. It can be very difficult to feel heard, validated, and understood.
(03) 8797 2745
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with your relationship ending or changing? Have you discovered that your partner is LBGT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender)? You may feel betrayed by the one you thought loved you the most. Or perhaps it's your parent who's 'come out of the closet'. Either way, you are experiencing something that is changing everything you thought you knew. You may be confused, angry, conflicted, and afraid. You may feel alone in your struggle, as though no one understands quite what you're going through. It can be very difficult to feel heard, validated, and understood.
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Freya Rose
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Offers online therapy
My approach is experiential, relational and works with the whole body. In every session, we collaborate to understand what you’re experiencing and work together toward change that feels meaningful for you. I support clients struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, major life transitions, shame, self-doubt, sexual and relationship challenges, as well as people experiencing or living with the ongoing impacts of sexual assault, family violence and other significant trauma.
(03) 7003 2970
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Melbourne, VIC 3004
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My approach is experiential, relational and works with the whole body. In every session, we collaborate to understand what you’re experiencing and work together toward change that feels meaningful for you. I support clients struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, major life transitions, shame, self-doubt, sexual and relationship challenges, as well as people experiencing or living with the ongoing impacts of sexual assault, family violence and other significant trauma.
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Louis Spence
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
**UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2021: Not taking on new clients** Louis is an integrative psychotherapist who offers ongoing individual psychotherapy to people of all kinds. They specialise in working with LGBTQIA+ people and their families, people in non-normative relationships, workers in the sex industry, and others whose experiences of marginalisation have affected their mental health and access to affirmative treatment. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of individual mental health and systemic forces, and helping clients to find congruent and meaningful ways of understanding their experiences and navigating the world.
(02) 4504 0330
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
**UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2021: Not taking on new clients** Louis is an integrative psychotherapist who offers ongoing individual psychotherapy to people of all kinds. They specialise in working with LGBTQIA+ people and their families, people in non-normative relationships, workers in the sex industry, and others whose experiences of marginalisation have affected their mental health and access to affirmative treatment. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of individual mental health and systemic forces, and helping clients to find congruent and meaningful ways of understanding their experiences and navigating the world.
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Wren Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
My wealth of lived experiences including gender transition inform my collaborative client centred counselling approach. Whilst presenting issues may include depression, anxiety, identity incongruence, dysphoria, trauma, interpersonal challenges, addiction, loneliness, and more, which could be treated by applying a ‘band aid’ over the symptoms in the short term. I seek and to work with the underlying causes. I belief that through addressing the root causes of the presenting symptoms that psychological wellbeing can be achieved without judgement or further pathologisation.
(02) 5119 2311
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
My wealth of lived experiences including gender transition inform my collaborative client centred counselling approach. Whilst presenting issues may include depression, anxiety, identity incongruence, dysphoria, trauma, interpersonal challenges, addiction, loneliness, and more, which could be treated by applying a ‘band aid’ over the symptoms in the short term. I seek and to work with the underlying causes. I belief that through addressing the root causes of the presenting symptoms that psychological wellbeing can be achieved without judgement or further pathologisation.
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Donika Fazliu
Counsellor Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Welcome, I’m Donika. I am a registered Arts Therapist (BAP) and community facilitator. I predominately work with adults. I assist individuals experiencing social, emotional, mental and identity changes and challenges. Arts Therapy is a facilitated process which allows individuals to find form and meaning to the experiences and questions in our lives that are often hard to put into words. It helps us find new perspectives, resolutions and understanding to our inner and outer worlds.
(02) 9100 0108
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Welcome, I’m Donika. I am a registered Arts Therapist (BAP) and community facilitator. I predominately work with adults. I assist individuals experiencing social, emotional, mental and identity changes and challenges. Arts Therapy is a facilitated process which allows individuals to find form and meaning to the experiences and questions in our lives that are often hard to put into words. It helps us find new perspectives, resolutions and understanding to our inner and outer worlds.
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Chenai Mupotsa-Russell
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
PLEASE NOTE: Currently not taking on any new clients. Rainbow Muse offers art therapy, counselling and yoga in an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity. Therapy sessions are conducted using a variety of interventions including art therapy, talk therapy modalities, child-centred play therapy and mental health psycho-education. I incorporate a trauma-informed lens in my approach, allowing for meaningful processing and exploration in a safe and supportive environment. Yoga and mindfulness can be incorporated in therapy sessions to provide a tool in managing stress and regulating emotions. I am a registered NDIS Provider.
(03) 8413 7324
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
PLEASE NOTE: Currently not taking on any new clients. Rainbow Muse offers art therapy, counselling and yoga in an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity. Therapy sessions are conducted using a variety of interventions including art therapy, talk therapy modalities, child-centred play therapy and mental health psycho-education. I incorporate a trauma-informed lens in my approach, allowing for meaningful processing and exploration in a safe and supportive environment. Yoga and mindfulness can be incorporated in therapy sessions to provide a tool in managing stress and regulating emotions. I am a registered NDIS Provider.
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Natalie Browne
Counsellor, MA, PACFA Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Not accepting new clients
We often come to therapy when we are anticipating or experiencing change; endings and new-beginnings. I work with people through changes; in identity, relationships, sexuality, health, career and family. I work primarily with the LGBTQIA+ community, including our allies, friends and family. Together we can explore the parts of ourselves that come with endings and change; grief and loss, anger, trauma, anxiety and depression. In doing this, we can become curious and generate movement towards new-beginnings and new chapters.
(03) 8372 0537
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Not accepting new clients
We often come to therapy when we are anticipating or experiencing change; endings and new-beginnings. I work with people through changes; in identity, relationships, sexuality, health, career and family. I work primarily with the LGBTQIA+ community, including our allies, friends and family. Together we can explore the parts of ourselves that come with endings and change; grief and loss, anger, trauma, anxiety and depression. In doing this, we can become curious and generate movement towards new-beginnings and new chapters.
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Louise (Lou) Cooper
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Our emotions tell a story, they direct our actions. But unless we are aware of how they influence what we do, they can often get in the way. Lou invites you to listen not only to the story that comes from your head, but also to what your body has to say. Developing greater awareness of your emotional experience and the skills to manage it can be the springboard to creating healthier relationships with self and others, and lead to a more productive life.
(03) 9069 9581
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Our emotions tell a story, they direct our actions. But unless we are aware of how they influence what we do, they can often get in the way. Lou invites you to listen not only to the story that comes from your head, but also to what your body has to say. Developing greater awareness of your emotional experience and the skills to manage it can be the springboard to creating healthier relationships with self and others, and lead to a more productive life.
Gray Matter
Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Have you ever noticed that you seem to have some significant negative landmarks from childhood that: 1. Make you feel like you’re permanently damaged, or 2. Mean you are easily triggered into fight, flight or freeze mode in some way, or 3. Make you feel like you can’t cope as well as other people, or 4. Make it hard for you to be able to control your emotions, or 5. Make it hard for you to trust others, or 6. Somehow get in the way of being able to get or maintain healthy friendships or romantic relationships? If this sounds like you, you might have some unresolved trauma or overwhelming experiences that need processing to resolve.
(07) 4887 3314
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Have you ever noticed that you seem to have some significant negative landmarks from childhood that: 1. Make you feel like you’re permanently damaged, or 2. Mean you are easily triggered into fight, flight or freeze mode in some way, or 3. Make you feel like you can’t cope as well as other people, or 4. Make it hard for you to be able to control your emotions, or 5. Make it hard for you to trust others, or 6. Somehow get in the way of being able to get or maintain healthy friendships or romantic relationships? If this sounds like you, you might have some unresolved trauma or overwhelming experiences that need processing to resolve.
River Streader
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2 Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
I work holistically and compassionately with experience relating to depression, anxiety and queer and trans issues. In addition to my affiliation with the LGBTIQ+ community I strive to offer inclusive, trauma-informed therapy to support people from a diverse range of backgrounds. I use integrated approaches guided by the needs and goals of each individual. By actively encouraging feedback, I aim to facilitate an open and caring environment to support people in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the life they want to create. I have an active interest in structural oppressions and their intersections with mental health
(07) 2100 4063
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
I work holistically and compassionately with experience relating to depression, anxiety and queer and trans issues. In addition to my affiliation with the LGBTIQ+ community I strive to offer inclusive, trauma-informed therapy to support people from a diverse range of backgrounds. I use integrated approaches guided by the needs and goals of each individual. By actively encouraging feedback, I aim to facilitate an open and caring environment to support people in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the life they want to create. I have an active interest in structural oppressions and their intersections with mental health
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Jesse Muller
Counsellor, ACA-L1 Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Hi there, I am Jesse and I offer counselling to all people. My interest area is trans and gender diverse health and LGBTIQ+ health. I see people of all ages and identities from within the TGD and LGBTIQ community. I also offer counselling to people who have a loved one who is part of the LGBTIQ+ community and particularly of those who are trans or gender diverse. Please feel free to email me or make contact if you would like to know more.
(08) 7100 9046
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Hi there, I am Jesse and I offer counselling to all people. My interest area is trans and gender diverse health and LGBTIQ+ health. I see people of all ages and identities from within the TGD and LGBTIQ community. I also offer counselling to people who have a loved one who is part of the LGBTIQ+ community and particularly of those who are trans or gender diverse. Please feel free to email me or make contact if you would like to know more.
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Jess Bayard Hodges
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted and struggling with motivation? Do you have sensitivities that feel judged by others, or misunderstood? Do you experience stuck patterns of behaviour that effect your ability to feel satisfaction in life and in relationships? Do you feel pressure to conform to societal norms and expectations, which leaves you feeling "othered" and isolated? I see you! You are not alone and you don't have to work this out by yourself. Together we can explore your lived experience and the many ways we can bolster your sense of worth, choice and belonging.
0408 486 282
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted and struggling with motivation? Do you have sensitivities that feel judged by others, or misunderstood? Do you experience stuck patterns of behaviour that effect your ability to feel satisfaction in life and in relationships? Do you feel pressure to conform to societal norms and expectations, which leaves you feeling "othered" and isolated? I see you! You are not alone and you don't have to work this out by yourself. Together we can explore your lived experience and the many ways we can bolster your sense of worth, choice and belonging.
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Andrew Macdonald
Counsellor, PACFA Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Offers online therapy
Hi, I'm Andrew and thanks for stoping by. I have over 15 years counselling experience, starting out as a volunteer within the LGBTIQA+ community. My experience covers working with clients around relationships, sexuality, sex, and gender. I also work with alcohol and other drugs, depression and anxiety. As a registered counsellor and psychotherapist, my approach is supportive and grounded in an evidenced based integrative model. Client's have said that in working with me they feel cared for, safe and able to talk about things that are challenging them.
(03) 7003 2204
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Melbourne, VIC 3004
Offers online therapy
Hi, I'm Andrew and thanks for stoping by. I have over 15 years counselling experience, starting out as a volunteer within the LGBTIQA+ community. My experience covers working with clients around relationships, sexuality, sex, and gender. I also work with alcohol and other drugs, depression and anxiety. As a registered counsellor and psychotherapist, my approach is supportive and grounded in an evidenced based integrative model. Client's have said that in working with me they feel cared for, safe and able to talk about things that are challenging them.
MC Counselling (Mike Carroll)
Counsellor, ACA-L2 Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
You are wanting to leave addiction behind and the destruction it has caused to your life. You know there must be other ways that work and have tried countless times to remove addiction from your life with minimal success. It's now about wanting a better life where addiction plays no part, so you can start repairing the damage it has done to you and those closest to you. You have used addiction to escape from yourself and or the trauma or other negative life experiences you have faced, and are now ready to work through these issues with a professional who understands you.
(03) 6419 9437
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
You are wanting to leave addiction behind and the destruction it has caused to your life. You know there must be other ways that work and have tried countless times to remove addiction from your life with minimal success. It's now about wanting a better life where addiction plays no part, so you can start repairing the damage it has done to you and those closest to you. You have used addiction to escape from yourself and or the trauma or other negative life experiences you have faced, and are now ready to work through these issues with a professional who understands you.
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Jayson Rom
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych. Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Jayson has 15 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and groups within a range of settings (drug and alcohol, forensic, the LGBTIQA+ community, mental health, sexual health, and private practice settings).
(03) 9068 5653
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Jayson has 15 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and groups within a range of settings (drug and alcohol, forensic, the LGBTIQA+ community, mental health, sexual health, and private practice settings).
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Harshani Algiriya
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3 Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Harshani is a registered psychological counsellor in Australia and Sri Lanka with a Master of Counselling and psychosocial work from the University of Colombo. Her journey into this fulfilling career starts 15 years ago, soon after completing her Bachelor degree in social sciences and the graduate diploma in counselling and psychosocial work from the same university. She is reading to graduate with her second master degree in social work at the university of new England, Australia and a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy shortly.
0451 667 330
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Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Harshani is a registered psychological counsellor in Australia and Sri Lanka with a Master of Counselling and psychosocial work from the University of Colombo. Her journey into this fulfilling career starts 15 years ago, soon after completing her Bachelor degree in social sciences and the graduate diploma in counselling and psychosocial work from the same university. She is reading to graduate with her second master degree in social work at the university of new England, Australia and a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy shortly.
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Safaa Hakim
Counsellor, PACFA Verified
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
I am compassionate about guiding my clients to explore their difficulties and strengthen their emotional wellbeing. I provide specific counselling in the areas of anxiety, stress, depression, and relationships; as well as behavioural and other cognitive issues, offering a wide range of counselling support to meet the needs of clients and an organisation’s employees.
(03) 9034 5950
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
I am compassionate about guiding my clients to explore their difficulties and strengthen their emotional wellbeing. I provide specific counselling in the areas of anxiety, stress, depression, and relationships; as well as behavioural and other cognitive issues, offering a wide range of counselling support to meet the needs of clients and an organisation’s employees.
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Transformative Health Coaching
MSc
Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Transformative Health Coaching has been borne out of my commitment to change the approach to eating, exercise & perception of fitness. I have intentionally stepped away from traditional clinical treatment towards a preventative model of health. I offer my clients a personalised diet and exercise health plan that has been customised based on their unique bio-medical data to get the best outcomes and on-going coaching and counselling support to help overcome any mental/emotional barriers that might stand in the way of their success
(03) 8338 1126
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Office is near:
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Offers online therapy
Transformative Health Coaching has been borne out of my commitment to change the approach to eating, exercise & perception of fitness. I have intentionally stepped away from traditional clinical treatment towards a preventative model of health. I offer my clients a personalised diet and exercise health plan that has been customised based on their unique bio-medical data to get the best outcomes and on-going coaching and counselling support to help overcome any mental/emotional barriers that might stand in the way of their success

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Transgender Counsellors
We should make clear that not all the counsellors listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialise in helping with aspects of being transgender in Melbourne and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Melbourne or for a Melbourne transgender counsellor these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Melbourne may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Melbourne, transgender friendly counsellors in Melbourne, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly therapists.

Counselling for transgender issues in Melbourne can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.