Transgender Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Dana L Aleshire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have special experience working with queer, transgender , gender non-conforming, and Intersex people; along with activists, & athletes.
I am inspired by the innate human drive to heal. This healing is courageous, intimate, and deserving of honor and care. I bring compassion and respect for all the ways we humans adapt to survive. Together, we can find new ways of being that can liberate us from strategies that no longer serve us. I can help you holistically address a number of issues, such as: complex trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, embodiment and dissociation issues, compulsions, addiction, assertiveness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, gender, and sexuality.
(510) 694-2366 
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Remi Bean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified
While I work with clients of many ages and backgrounds, I specialize in working with transgender , non-binary, and queer clients who are exploring their gender and sexual identities.
My style is to show you unconditional kindness coupled with honest feedback so that you might develop self-awareness and achieve your full potential. Insight into your undiscovered strengths and unconscious dynamics will give you the freedom to live your most authentic life. I have helped clients of all ages recover and heal from trauma, deepen intimacy in their romantic relationships, develop effective communication skills with family and coworkers, and learn to manage stress and anxiety. For clients who carry a lot of shame about their identity or sexuality, I seek to foster a relationship where you feel seen, held, and valued.
(510) 216-1873 
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Oakland, CA 94608
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Sam Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a trans Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with trans, queer, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming teens and adults. I have a non-pathologizing approach and deeply value identities outside the "norm." I have fifteen years of experience as a mental health provider, including support groups with teens and adults, individual therapy, and crisis work. I am a Bay Area activist who has fought for transgender rights by organizing provider trainings and public demonstrations. I am a visual artist and storyteller who believes that underrepresented individuals expressing themselves creatively and authentically is powerful and important.
(781) 417-5129 
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Oakland, CA 94601
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Lotus Do
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed or hopeless? Facing a crossroads? Relief may seem impossible when you are faced with chronic stress or extreme difficulties... but it is possible. My name is Lotus and I may be able to help. I am a Therapist and Gender Dysphoria Specialist. I have nearly a decade of experience evaluating and treating Gender Dysphoria across the entire life span (9-75+ y/o). I have extensive experience working with individuals, families, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, substance use and suicidality.
(619) 383-3284 
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Noelle Clason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have a particular passion for supporting queer, transgender , non-monogamous, poly, and/or kinky clients to navigate the unique pressures and challenges of family life and parenting on the margins.
I provide sex-positive therapy to individuals, relationships, and adult families. Most of my clients have non-mainstream sexual, gender, and/or relationship identities. Many identify as non-monogamous, are considering opening or creatively designing their relationship(s); I help them to create agreements, move through jealousy, heal from infidelities, build trust, and improve communication with partners and metamours. I work with queer, transgender , and nonbinary clients just beginning to question and explore their identities, and those who have been out for years and need therapy from a clinician familiar with queer issues.
(510) 907-6191 
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Lesley Sternin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I particularly enjoy working with transgender and gender queer youth and adults, as well as lesbian, gay and bisexual clients.
Living a life that feels true to ourselves may take additional support and understanding. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming, either because we are faced with trauma, loss, illness and other transitions, or because we are experiencing unexplained feelings that are keeping us in a stuck place. I would like to work together with you to help you better understand yourself and create the changes that you want to see in your life. My style is relational and authentic. I want you to feel supported and better able to become who you want to be. I use mindfulness and CBT when helpful.
(510) 356-0371 
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Lisette R Lahana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a Gender Specialist I have expertise in working with kids, teens & adults who identify as questioning, transgender , non binary, intersex or re-transitioning.
With over 20+ yrs as a therapist, I help people break out of depressive cycles and leave anxiety behind. We will discuss your goals for seeking a therapist and work to take the small and big steps to get you there. I consistently express warmth and have a non-judgmental approach Our work will focus on having a healthy relationship with self and others. >>> I am a skilled, affirming Gender Therapist who is welcoming toward LGBTIQQA & BIPOC folks. Spanish Speaking
(510) 915-4795 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
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Tanisha Stewart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in providing services for transgender , gender-expansive youth, and their families.
Life can feel overwhelming, isolating, or riddled with anxiety and depression. Perhaps things feel stuck and you are seeking a change and want more out of life. Early adulthood is a particularly challenging time. It can be difficult to challenge the perceptions of the world shaped by our families and upbringing, while maintaining the shared connections and values. It is a time to explore racial, sexual, and gender identities. A task made more complicated when layered with neurodiversity, trauma, grief, or a life circumstance that makes you feel different. Therapy can offer a sense of insight, stability, and self-acceptance.
(510) 380-7789 
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Abigail Johal, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Is your child worried, sad, or easily distracted? Are you going through a significant life transition and need someone to confide in? I am a licensed clinical psychologist with seven years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families. I treat a range of clinical presentations, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and disruptive behavior. I have specific expertise working with LGBTQIA+ youth, including transgender and non-binary youth receiving gender-affirming medical care, and supporting families through the acceptance process.
 
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Waitlist for new clients
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Sheila Addison
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems
(510) 403-1458 
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Jessie Rose Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I offer comprehensive Gender Assessments and Gender Care for Transgender , Nonbinary and other expansive Gender Identities.
Hello and Welcome. Seeking support is a courageous step. I work with adults, teens, families, couples and groups, for over two decades. My approach is warm and compassionate, and I offer a balance of talk/support and active problem solving. I have experience with depression, anxiety, suicidal thinking, self injury, parenting support, grief work, adoption, trauma and relationship conflicts among other things. I specialize in LGBTQ clients as well. I supervise and offer consultation to other therapists and serve as the Director of Community based Clinical Services and Training for the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center.
(510) 454-8851 
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Jeanna Eichenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
My speciaties include marriage and relationship work, including monogamous and polyamorous relationships, alternative sexuality concerns (kink/BDSM/vanilla), transgender and non-binary issues and transition support, LGBTQQI supportive therapy, and recovery from depression, anxiety, and trauma/PTSD related disorders.
Longing for a different outcome? Want to write a new story? You are probably hoping to find support with the process of healing something that isn't feeling right. Psychotherapy can help by offering an accepting space to look, non-judgmentally, at whatever feels stuck, painful, or unresolved. Use my support and encouragement to help you approach these challenges in new ways, and find new solutions. My goal is to provide you with acceptance and ways to access your own innate wisdom and energy. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. Short and long term therapy options are available, depending on your concerns and goals.
(415) 799-4049 
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Oakland, CA 94601
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John Hanig
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I specialize working with queer, gay, bisexual, & transgender adults & adolescents in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am most passionate about providing advocacy for cultural and economic diversity in our community and serving LGBTQ+ people experiencing depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Engaging in therapy is more important than ever especially in response to our current political climate and recent backlash of conservative values showing incredible disrespect toward the LGBTQ community and throwing extra stress at immigrant populations and communities of Color.
(415) 504-3833 
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Daniel Luis Lyons
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
Danni (also known as D) is a transgender , non-binary, white, multiethnic, queer human based out of Oakland, California.
Danni invites non-monogamous, queer, and kinky humans into the therapy room to unpack the ways in which their identities may be impacting their mental health. Danni’s style is warm, authentic, curious, and relational in nature. They invite you into the here and now, bringing their experience as a yoga teacher and mindfulness instructor to the therapy room. A fluent Spanish-speaker, Daniel was trained bilingually in working with the mental health needs of the Latinx community in California and has spent most of his career working with Latinx folks and their families.
(415) 858-1783 
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Lark Nierenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a therapeutic focus on gender and sexuality, early trauma, and family and relationship dynamics. My approach is empathic, warm, and thoughtful. My clients often wish to understand their identities more deeply; seek support staying true to themselves in their relationships and community; and pursue healing and meaning-making following trauma. Through our work, you can develop new insights and coping skills to manage overwhelm, anxiety, depression, or life transitions. I'm particularly dedicated to working with queer, transgender , non-binary, and kink communities.
(415) 851-8370 
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Connie C Linas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My practice includes a diverse group of people, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folks.
Do you need relief from anxiety or depression? Are you and your partner fighting and trying to move forward together? I often help people who are exactly where you are. A collaborative, focused relationship with a caring professional can be a life-changing experience. I have a goal oriented and interactive style, and my goal is always to help you move forward - at your own pace - with ease and acceptance. Check out my website and call for a phone consultation to see if I'd be a good fit for you.
(510) 338-6655 
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Daniel Geer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-DMT
Verified
I enjoy working with lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender clients to help them on their path to feeling good about who they are, their bodies, and their sexuality.
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I work with adults 18yrs. and up in individual and couples therapy. I have worked with a wide range of client symptoms and issues over many years of work in mental health. I have extensive experience in short-term therapy and am good at keeping the therapy focused on the task at hand once goals have been collaboratively set. I really enjoy getting to know the individual strengths and needs of each client and adapting my approach to be as effective as possible.
(415) 798-2892 
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Alex Lapinski
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. The clients who have most benefited from working with me have come to therapy because they feel stuck, or feel perplexed by their thoughts and emotions. I specialize, in particular, in working with adults who were raised by an emotionally immature parent. I help clients learn to understand their most confusing and painful feelings and to develop a strong sense of who they are with trust in themselves. I am also experienced in helping transgender clients, as well as helping clients address grief, relationship concerns, multiracial identity development, and depression.
(510) 380-7750 
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Oakland, CA 94601
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Alison Leigh, Expert Sex Advice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
The past 22 years I've seen an eclectic group of clientele: men, women & couples of any gender/orientation who want to improve their sexual lifestyle. I've helped men overcome ED through increasing their self confidence and women who want to feel more sexually in charge. I've seen over 25,000 couples throughout every stage of their relationship whether single, dating, married, or exploring and experimenting couples to ones who are curious how to stay together and keep the chemistry strong. My clients include stay at home moms, stressed out executives, artists, entrepreneurs & communities: LGBTQ, BDSM, & Transgender Families.
(628) 226-1830 
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Oakland, CA 94602
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Jordan Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Closed for new clients, currently full up! - In couples therapy with me, I help by teaching you communication strategies to help lessen defensiveness and increase empathy and warmth in your relationship. I intervene to stop or change interactions that are keeping you from getting the connection you want. I provide mediation and structure for difficult conversations. And by teaching in-the-moment self-regulation and co-regulation techniques, I help you and your partner to speak from and listen with your best selves.
(510) 880-3738 
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Transgender Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Oakland and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Oakland or for an Oakland transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Oakland 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 Oakland, transgender friendly therapists in Oakland, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

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