Transgender Therapists in Palm Springs, CA

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Judi Anne Passy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD(HS), LMFT, RN
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262  (Online Only)
Clients who hold transgender/nonbinary identities or atypical sexual orientations have the same challenges as cisgender clients plus much more.
My goal is for clients to benefit from my experience as a LMFT (132685), registered nurse (307004), & a doctorate in human sexuality. I have a broad range of counseling experiences from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship management, anxiety, and LGBTQ issues. Generally, psychotherapeutic problems are interrelated in some form. For example, many LGBT+ clients deal with nonacceptance from significant others. Resolving feeling of alienation can enhance one's livability. Many diverse individuals' have experienced various forms of traumas in their lifespan (rejections, sexual violations, biases), PTSD is not uncommon.
Clients who hold transgender/nonbinary identities or atypical sexual orientations have the same challenges as cisgender clients plus much more.
My goal is for clients to benefit from my experience as a LMFT (132685), registered nurse (307004), & a doctorate in human sexuality. I have a broad range of counseling experiences from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship management, anxiety, and LGBTQ issues. Generally, psychotherapeutic problems are interrelated in some form. For example, many LGBT+ clients deal with nonacceptance from significant others. Resolving feeling of alienation can enhance one's livability. Many diverse individuals' have experienced various forms of traumas in their lifespan (rejections, sexual violations, biases), PTSD is not uncommon.
(714) 900-0905 View (714) 900-0905
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Ronald D Amos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92264  (Online Only)
Evaluations for ADHD, Bariatric Surgery, Transgender Letters, EDD and SSDI Disability.
Please click on the website button to request an initial appointment. You can now get the best therapy and assessment by video conferencing, with a very experienced and kind doctor. Most people see me because of stress, family issues, depression, anxiety, medical problems. My heart is in Depth Psychology: cut and paste this link for an explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ6ZHAJ9NE8 Your treatment should be covered by your health insurance. Sessions as low as $80 if paying out of pocket. Sessions are 60 minutes. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Evaluations for ADHD, Bariatric Surgery, Transgender Letters, EDD and SSDI Disability.
Please click on the website button to request an initial appointment. You can now get the best therapy and assessment by video conferencing, with a very experienced and kind doctor. Most people see me because of stress, family issues, depression, anxiety, medical problems. My heart is in Depth Psychology: cut and paste this link for an explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ6ZHAJ9NE8 Your treatment should be covered by your health insurance. Sessions as low as $80 if paying out of pocket. Sessions are 60 minutes. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
(442) 233-3690 View (442) 233-3690
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Jacob Rostovsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92262  (Online Only)
Are you part of the LGBTQ+ and/or gender-expansive (trans, nonbinary, intersex), communities seeking support? As a therapist specializing in empowering individuals with diverse identities, I'm here for you. In my therapy space, I prioritize inclusivity and safety, providing a welcoming haven for those seeking belonging and empowerment. Especially passionate about supporting teens and adolescents navigating life changes, I'm dedicated to guiding you through your incredible path in life.
Are you part of the LGBTQ+ and/or gender-expansive (trans, nonbinary, intersex), communities seeking support? As a therapist specializing in empowering individuals with diverse identities, I'm here for you. In my therapy space, I prioritize inclusivity and safety, providing a welcoming haven for those seeking belonging and empowerment. Especially passionate about supporting teens and adolescents navigating life changes, I'm dedicated to guiding you through your incredible path in life.
(760) 903-5854 View (760) 903-5854
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Kevin Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
“Bridging is the work of opening the gate to the stranger, within and without.” – Gloria E. Anzaldúa. You’re at an inflection point. The ground has shifted; you find yourself on rocky terrain. The trail’s end is hazy, but you catch a glimpse: the outline of a hopeful future, somehow. Let us nurture those neglected pieces of yourself too oft ignored. With sincerity, compassion, and levity, I offer steady company on your voyage. You’ll discover bridges to yourself, your loved ones, and the goals that matter to you. The discourse shall be rich; the reflection, deep; the change, meaningful. You needn’t travel alone.
“Bridging is the work of opening the gate to the stranger, within and without.” – Gloria E. Anzaldúa. You’re at an inflection point. The ground has shifted; you find yourself on rocky terrain. The trail’s end is hazy, but you catch a glimpse: the outline of a hopeful future, somehow. Let us nurture those neglected pieces of yourself too oft ignored. With sincerity, compassion, and levity, I offer steady company on your voyage. You’ll discover bridges to yourself, your loved ones, and the goals that matter to you. The discourse shall be rich; the reflection, deep; the change, meaningful. You needn’t travel alone.
(310) 742-0939 View (310) 742-0939
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S. Hultquist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262  (Online Only)
I’m deadly curious about what you want to say but can’t, who you want to be but won’t, and what would unfold out of you if we could together tend to the parts that are hard to bear— without judgment and without a goal for what comes next. There is a reason you have been bottling up precious parts of you. We will explore that reason, that need you had to hold yourself tightly inside. It is from this safer space that you will once again look at the long-hidden precious parts of you, and together we will see how you want to unfold from here. I'm a good fit for authenticity/identity/wounds/therapists/queer folks/over-thinkers/creatives.
I’m deadly curious about what you want to say but can’t, who you want to be but won’t, and what would unfold out of you if we could together tend to the parts that are hard to bear— without judgment and without a goal for what comes next. There is a reason you have been bottling up precious parts of you. We will explore that reason, that need you had to hold yourself tightly inside. It is from this safer space that you will once again look at the long-hidden precious parts of you, and together we will see how you want to unfold from here. I'm a good fit for authenticity/identity/wounds/therapists/queer folks/over-thinkers/creatives.
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Melissa Fogle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, E-RYT, CSAT-C
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262  (Online Only)
Healing is your journey back to joy. My philosophy is that every obstacle is an opportunity to grow and learn and that pain is an invitation to make some changes. It is my aim to help you decide what is needed to heal body, mind and spirit. I am certified to bring nutrition into the therapy room, and utilize several modalities and will work with you to create a custom treatment plan that leads you toward your goals. Choosing a therapist is an important decision to consider carefully. I offer a free phone consultation to discuss your goals and help you decide if my style of integrative psychotherapy is a good match for your needs.
Healing is your journey back to joy. My philosophy is that every obstacle is an opportunity to grow and learn and that pain is an invitation to make some changes. It is my aim to help you decide what is needed to heal body, mind and spirit. I am certified to bring nutrition into the therapy room, and utilize several modalities and will work with you to create a custom treatment plan that leads you toward your goals. Choosing a therapist is an important decision to consider carefully. I offer a free phone consultation to discuss your goals and help you decide if my style of integrative psychotherapy is a good match for your needs.
(760) 412-5728 View (760) 412-5728
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True North Therapy + Workshops
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEAP, RYT-200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92262  (Online Only)
Your present circumstances don't determine where you go; they merely determine where you start. -Nido Qubein Anxiety, depression, grief and loss and a multitude of relational problems may be present during different times in our lives. As a licensed, marriage and family therapist I have the ability to meet you wherever you are in the life span process. As a certified expressive arts practitioner, I can integrate these tools on your journey. I am also an authorized provider for, free counseling for problem gambling and affected individuals.
Your present circumstances don't determine where you go; they merely determine where you start. -Nido Qubein Anxiety, depression, grief and loss and a multitude of relational problems may be present during different times in our lives. As a licensed, marriage and family therapist I have the ability to meet you wherever you are in the life span process. As a certified expressive arts practitioner, I can integrate these tools on your journey. I am also an authorized provider for, free counseling for problem gambling and affected individuals.
(951) 384-2523 View (951) 384-2523
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James L Stolz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92262  (Online Only)
I see clients in California and MN for telehealth psychotherapy. In my practice, I help people overcome their personal obstacles to change and get unstuck. Together, we identify those issues which we can change and those that we can accept. Over the past 30 years, I have helped people create healthy movement in their lives and to develop a balanced design for living that can serve as a foundation for years to come. I strive to provide an atmosphere that is respectful and safe. It is very important to me that clients know that they have a voice in the treatment process so that the treatment is individualized to meet their needs.
I see clients in California and MN for telehealth psychotherapy. In my practice, I help people overcome their personal obstacles to change and get unstuck. Together, we identify those issues which we can change and those that we can accept. Over the past 30 years, I have helped people create healthy movement in their lives and to develop a balanced design for living that can serve as a foundation for years to come. I strive to provide an atmosphere that is respectful and safe. It is very important to me that clients know that they have a voice in the treatment process so that the treatment is individualized to meet their needs.
(442) 252-6578 View (442) 252-6578
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Jennifer Mcvey
CHT
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Change your mind and you change your life. You are important, powerful and valuable. You create your life. Hypnosis accesses the part of your mind that controls your emotions, behaviors and body. You are truly the master of your life. By working with the part of mind that brings your manifestations into fruition [it] makes everything in your world flow smoother, easier and simpler than you have ever imagined. Your mind is amazing; Isn't it time you utilized all aspects of it?
Change your mind and you change your life. You are important, powerful and valuable. You create your life. Hypnosis accesses the part of your mind that controls your emotions, behaviors and body. You are truly the master of your life. By working with the part of mind that brings your manifestations into fruition [it] makes everything in your world flow smoother, easier and simpler than you have ever imagined. Your mind is amazing; Isn't it time you utilized all aspects of it?
(760) 621-5774 View (760) 621-5774
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Suzanne Black Goodwin
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LMSW, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92264  (Online Only)
My goal in working with those who entrust me with their concerns and vulnerabilities is to enable them to find creative solutions to life dilemmas. My clients seek a confidential space where they can feel heard and understood without judgment. If you are feeling overwhelmed with fear, sadness, and anger--moving through it to relief is possible. The trusting partnership of the therapeutic relationship is key.
My goal in working with those who entrust me with their concerns and vulnerabilities is to enable them to find creative solutions to life dilemmas. My clients seek a confidential space where they can feel heard and understood without judgment. If you are feeling overwhelmed with fear, sadness, and anger--moving through it to relief is possible. The trusting partnership of the therapeutic relationship is key.
(760) 309-3503 View (760) 309-3503
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Janelle Bonura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92264  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling stuck, lost, confused? Are you seeking more harmony in all areas of your life? Are you ready to feel empowered, excited, & energized about life? My passion is to lift you up, empower you, motivate you, & to get you back on track with feeling good again. I love to help adolescents, teens and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and adjustment to life events. I support my clients in developing tools and skills to better manage the stressors they are facing and in building their self-confidence to handle the ups and downs life will inevitably bring.
Are you tired of feeling stuck, lost, confused? Are you seeking more harmony in all areas of your life? Are you ready to feel empowered, excited, & energized about life? My passion is to lift you up, empower you, motivate you, & to get you back on track with feeling good again. I love to help adolescents, teens and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and adjustment to life events. I support my clients in developing tools and skills to better manage the stressors they are facing and in building their self-confidence to handle the ups and downs life will inevitably bring.
(657) 385-8400 View (657) 385-8400
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Christopher Vincent Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Affirmative, interactive, client-centered therapy can help you address depression, anxiety, and destructive behaviors. I serve heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, non-binary, and polyamorous individuals. I practice individual therapy, relationship counseling, and sex therapy. My experience includes working with substance use issues from a harm reduction approach, regardless of whether my client's goal is abstinence or substance use management. I love to help people address trauma, improve communication, take control of their lives, gain sexual confidence, and get their needs met.
Affirmative, interactive, client-centered therapy can help you address depression, anxiety, and destructive behaviors. I serve heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, non-binary, and polyamorous individuals. I practice individual therapy, relationship counseling, and sex therapy. My experience includes working with substance use issues from a harm reduction approach, regardless of whether my client's goal is abstinence or substance use management. I love to help people address trauma, improve communication, take control of their lives, gain sexual confidence, and get their needs met.
(415) 798-9586 View (415) 798-9586
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Pat Bathurst
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Individuals who reach out to me for therapeutic services are facing issues related to disruption in their life due to anxiety, relationship changes, addiction and depression. I focus on client centered therapy and listening carefully to the needs and goals of my clients. Together we explore what you want and your motivation for change leading to an improved sense of balance and well being. Therapy is the place for my clients to experience a non judgmental and open listening space to regain a sense of improved self esteem along with mastery over the symptoms that have caused distress in the past.
Individuals who reach out to me for therapeutic services are facing issues related to disruption in their life due to anxiety, relationship changes, addiction and depression. I focus on client centered therapy and listening carefully to the needs and goals of my clients. Together we explore what you want and your motivation for change leading to an improved sense of balance and well being. Therapy is the place for my clients to experience a non judgmental and open listening space to regain a sense of improved self esteem along with mastery over the symptoms that have caused distress in the past.
(760) 919-4111 View (760) 919-4111
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Robin B Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92264  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is hard. Therapy can help. I work exclusively over the phone and provide no-cost, telemental health counseling and psychotherapy to people on Medicare. Whether you need help navigating a short term crisis, or you want to take a deep dive into existential questions about the meaning of life, teletherapy can help. While video therapy can be stressful and distracting at times, conversations over the phone are usually more grounded and internally focused.
Life is hard. Therapy can help. I work exclusively over the phone and provide no-cost, telemental health counseling and psychotherapy to people on Medicare. Whether you need help navigating a short term crisis, or you want to take a deep dive into existential questions about the meaning of life, teletherapy can help. While video therapy can be stressful and distracting at times, conversations over the phone are usually more grounded and internally focused.
(510) 957-4244 View (510) 957-4244
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Beverly Jewell Aasect Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Are you experiencing: relationship issues, feeling overwhelmed, or stuck? Perhaps you are in a Neuro-Diverse relationship (you're wired differently) and stuggle to understand each other and get your needs met? Do you want to learn better commuication and problem-solving skills? Maybe you want a more fulfilling sex life - solo, or with your partner. There are many things that affect us and our sexuality over time: stress, age, life events, hormone changes, unresolved relationship issues, past trauma... I can help you navigate these areas to find the answers you're looking for and get you to a better place!
Are you experiencing: relationship issues, feeling overwhelmed, or stuck? Perhaps you are in a Neuro-Diverse relationship (you're wired differently) and stuggle to understand each other and get your needs met? Do you want to learn better commuication and problem-solving skills? Maybe you want a more fulfilling sex life - solo, or with your partner. There are many things that affect us and our sexuality over time: stress, age, life events, hormone changes, unresolved relationship issues, past trauma... I can help you navigate these areas to find the answers you're looking for and get you to a better place!
(760) 412-5676 View (760) 412-5676
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Ryan Rickert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, DHS, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92262
I devote my work to hearing and understanding your experience as a unique individual in the world. Psychotherapy can be difficult but transforming work. I am committed to creating a warm and empathic environment with you as we work together to explore your choices in developing a life path that works for you. What are the struggles in your life? How are you dealing with life's problems? When you feel ready, join me in a journey of healing; tell me your story. How are past experiences affecting your life today? I will be creative in joining you to design solutions.
I devote my work to hearing and understanding your experience as a unique individual in the world. Psychotherapy can be difficult but transforming work. I am committed to creating a warm and empathic environment with you as we work together to explore your choices in developing a life path that works for you. What are the struggles in your life? How are you dealing with life's problems? When you feel ready, join me in a journey of healing; tell me your story. How are past experiences affecting your life today? I will be creative in joining you to design solutions.
(760) 780-1067 View (760) 780-1067
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Scott Shatsky
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92264
I use an affirmative approach specialties include sex/body positivity; couples in crisis; individuals adapting to aging, grief, and trauma; and alcoholism/addiction. My unique perspective brings together lived experience, empathy, wisdom, and clinical training for the benefit of his clients.
I use an affirmative approach specialties include sex/body positivity; couples in crisis; individuals adapting to aging, grief, and trauma; and alcoholism/addiction. My unique perspective brings together lived experience, empathy, wisdom, and clinical training for the benefit of his clients.
(442) 212-0197 View (442) 212-0197
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Jamye Jesser
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Everyone goes through stressful situations requiring support. Therapy and assessment can empower you, your adolescent and your family to go through these challenges.I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 25 years and have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples in individual, marital, family, and group therapy.I like creating an atmosphere of warmth and support in which people can reach their maximum potential in terms of emotional, social cognitive, behavioral and spiritual functioning.
Everyone goes through stressful situations requiring support. Therapy and assessment can empower you, your adolescent and your family to go through these challenges.I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 25 years and have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples in individual, marital, family, and group therapy.I like creating an atmosphere of warmth and support in which people can reach their maximum potential in terms of emotional, social cognitive, behavioral and spiritual functioning.
(760) 642-5307 View (760) 642-5307
Sandra Gail Curry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92262
As a licensed psychologist in the state of California, I work with people who are experiencing depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, medical problems, relationship and family issues, and challenges with addiction. I welcome patients from a variety of background, spiritual traditions and sexual orientations. I am located in Palm Springs and Palm Desert and often work with patients on a sliding fee scale.
As a licensed psychologist in the state of California, I work with people who are experiencing depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, medical problems, relationship and family issues, and challenges with addiction. I welcome patients from a variety of background, spiritual traditions and sexual orientations. I am located in Palm Springs and Palm Desert and often work with patients on a sliding fee scale.
(760) 237-4141 View (760) 237-4141
Jamie Trachtenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-CA, LCSW-NY, LCSW-OR
Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92264  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned psychodynamically trained psychotherapist. I work with individuals and couples on a short term or long term basis dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or phase of life. I have many years experience working in Palliative and End of Life Care, as well as with individuals coping with cognitive issues such as dementia and with adult issues of trauma, substance abuse, recovery, HIV/AIDS and chronic illness. I have a strong specialty working within the LGBTQ community and with End of Life issues surrounding terminal illness, dying, grief and bereavement.
I am a seasoned psychodynamically trained psychotherapist. I work with individuals and couples on a short term or long term basis dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or phase of life. I have many years experience working in Palliative and End of Life Care, as well as with individuals coping with cognitive issues such as dementia and with adult issues of trauma, substance abuse, recovery, HIV/AIDS and chronic illness. I have a strong specialty working within the LGBTQ community and with End of Life issues surrounding terminal illness, dying, grief and bereavement.
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Transgender Therapists

As a gender-diverse individual, why might I want to see a therapist who is also gender diverse?

A trans or gender-diverse client may want to see a therapist who is also trans or gender diverse because the client may feel safer sharing their experiences and more confident that the therapist will understand, validate, and support them. But trans or gender-diverse clients can also benefit from therapy with cisgender therapists; this is a personal decision based on the connection between the client and the therapist, and if that connection is strong, therapy will be successful.

What if I cannot find a therapist who shares my gender identity?

Therapy can still be effective if a therapist does not share a client’s gender identity; a large body of research indicates that the most important factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. A therapist can also be interviewed for sensitivity and competence on gender identity and expression to ensure they possess appropriate knowledge and skills. Many therapists have excellent training and extensive experience working with gender-diverse clients, and that expertise can be invaluable despite a therapist not sharing the same firsthand experiences.

How can I recognize a good therapist for working with gender-diverse clients?

An experienced therapist should be able to help clients explore their gender identity and expression, alleviate discomfort related to their gender identity, treat mental health challenges and trauma, address existing relationships and communication with family members and loved ones, and determine the next steps pertaining to nonmedical or medical gender-affirming interventions. To recognize a good therapist, clients can ask about these topics and explore their comfort and connection with the clinician.

How might I inquire about a therapist’s experience working with transgender clients?

Clients should feel comfortable asking therapists directly about their experience working with transgender or gender-diverse clientele. For example, clients may ask about the therapist’s training and education with regard to gender identity, how many trans clients they’ve worked with in the past, and what sorts of matters were discussed. You may wish to inquire how a therapist specifically supports the needs of transgender clients or clients questioning their gender identity. A good clinician who is nonetheless not the right fit for you is often happy to make referrals to others based on the concerns you articulate in a preliminary conversation.