Transgender Therapists in Denver, CO

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Elliot Helt
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MA, MFT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Waitlist for new clients
I am adept at facilitating growth addressing trauma, self-worth, identity, body image, gender dysphoria, relationship dynamics (including nonmonogamy) and communication.
I have a passion for supporting partners, families, and individuals in the queer community and who identify as neurodivergent. As a queer and neurodivergent therapist, I understand the unique challenges and triumphs that come with navigating experiences and relationships from these lived experiences. My goal is to create an inclusive environment where all expressions of love and identity are celebrated and to support clients in being their authentic self, embrace their identities, and build healthy relationships.
I am adept at facilitating growth addressing trauma, self-worth, identity, body image, gender dysphoria, relationship dynamics (including nonmonogamy) and communication.
I have a passion for supporting partners, families, and individuals in the queer community and who identify as neurodivergent. As a queer and neurodivergent therapist, I understand the unique challenges and triumphs that come with navigating experiences and relationships from these lived experiences. My goal is to create an inclusive environment where all expressions of love and identity are celebrated and to support clients in being their authentic self, embrace their identities, and build healthy relationships.
(720) 704-1238 View (720) 704-1238
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Misha Bogart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80205
As a gender affirming therapist, I can provide letters in accordance with the WPATH Standards of Care for transgender and gender diverse folks seeking hormone replacement therapy and gender affirming surgeries.
Accepting new clients! It takes courage to embrace vulnerability and reach out for support. That's an invaluable asset, and in our work together, we will draw upon the strengths you already possess to address the stressors that emerge. Whether you're navigating significant life transitions, grappling with anxiety and depression, or belong to the LGBTQIA+ community striving to navigate an all-too-often unwelcoming world, I am here to provide assistance. In therapy, you will acquire resources to ground your active nervous system, reduce reactivity in your relationships, and uncover the profound wisdom of your true nature when a
As a gender affirming therapist, I can provide letters in accordance with the WPATH Standards of Care for transgender and gender diverse folks seeking hormone replacement therapy and gender affirming surgeries.
Accepting new clients! It takes courage to embrace vulnerability and reach out for support. That's an invaluable asset, and in our work together, we will draw upon the strengths you already possess to address the stressors that emerge. Whether you're navigating significant life transitions, grappling with anxiety and depression, or belong to the LGBTQIA+ community striving to navigate an all-too-often unwelcoming world, I am here to provide assistance. In therapy, you will acquire resources to ground your active nervous system, reduce reactivity in your relationships, and uncover the profound wisdom of your true nature when a
(541) 209-5817 View (541) 209-5817
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Mo Bankey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80012
Waitlist for new clients
Gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, transgender, asexual, monogamous, non-monogamous, and polyamorous individuals and partners can benefit from relationship support, emotional literacy, healing trauma, and exploring gender in their lives.
There is a way through this. We will find it together. I believe in the power of authentic expression and deep relationships. I incorporate contemplative, somatic, and social justice approaches in my counseling. I work with adults focusing on identity, gender, and relationships. I provide a collaborative approach utilizing mind-body and present moment awareness to support you in connecting with your intrinsic health and inherent wisdom. As meditator, dancer, and gardener I value time to reflect, slow down, be with nature, and developing our capacity to move from the heart with courage and gentleness.
Gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, transgender, asexual, monogamous, non-monogamous, and polyamorous individuals and partners can benefit from relationship support, emotional literacy, healing trauma, and exploring gender in their lives.
There is a way through this. We will find it together. I believe in the power of authentic expression and deep relationships. I incorporate contemplative, somatic, and social justice approaches in my counseling. I work with adults focusing on identity, gender, and relationships. I provide a collaborative approach utilizing mind-body and present moment awareness to support you in connecting with your intrinsic health and inherent wisdom. As meditator, dancer, and gardener I value time to reflect, slow down, be with nature, and developing our capacity to move from the heart with courage and gentleness.
(970) 410-3517 View (970) 410-3517
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Serotiny Counseling
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Luna (she/her). I bring a gender-affirmative approach to my work with gender-diverse, transgender, and non-binary adults. I intend to help you find your voice, honor who you are, embrace the dynamic parts of you, and build bridges of connection towards those you love. I love to support parents in their gender-acceptance journey to be the support that their gender-diverse children (of any age) need. My clients want to make peace with their bodies, learn how to speak to themselves kindly, improve communication with others, free themselves from toxic cultural messages, and live their unique path of life.
Hello! My name is Luna (she/her). I bring a gender-affirmative approach to my work with gender-diverse, transgender, and non-binary adults. I intend to help you find your voice, honor who you are, embrace the dynamic parts of you, and build bridges of connection towards those you love. I love to support parents in their gender-acceptance journey to be the support that their gender-diverse children (of any age) need. My clients want to make peace with their bodies, learn how to speak to themselves kindly, improve communication with others, free themselves from toxic cultural messages, and live their unique path of life.
(720) 868-9785 View (720) 868-9785
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Tarah Waters - Mountain Thrive Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I have experience working with individuals with LGBTQ+ and transgender related needs, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family, school, ADHD, personality and other matters.
As a therapist, my focus is on empowering children and adults, and helping them achieve long-lasting change. I have worked with people from various communities and populations, and I understand that each individual has their own unique set of challenges and goals. I believe that everyone has the ability to thrive, and I am committed to helping my clients tap into their strengths. A strength-based approach can allow for the opportunity to identify successes, reestablish healthy patterns and learn new ways to deal with everyday life. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to share.
I have experience working with individuals with LGBTQ+ and transgender related needs, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family, school, ADHD, personality and other matters.
As a therapist, my focus is on empowering children and adults, and helping them achieve long-lasting change. I have worked with people from various communities and populations, and I understand that each individual has their own unique set of challenges and goals. I believe that everyone has the ability to thrive, and I am committed to helping my clients tap into their strengths. A strength-based approach can allow for the opportunity to identify successes, reestablish healthy patterns and learn new ways to deal with everyday life. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to share.
(720) 943-7911 View (720) 943-7911
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Matt Meurer-Lynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD(c), LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80209
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ population, particularly transgender and gender-expansive individuals, and help people with issues related to identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, mood instability, chronic relational problems, health issues, existential crises, and the impacts of discrimination.
The question I see on the face of almost every new client I meet is: Where do I even begin?! You likely have a complicated story to tell and need someone to help you untangle it, but WOW does that feel daunting. The foundation of my practice is relationally psychodynamic, which is a fancy way of saying I want to help you understand the patterns in your life, help bring to the surface unconscious motivations that have led to self-defeating behaviors, and help you understand how your relationships have affected how you experience trust, safety, and connection. I use humor and metaphor, and value building a strong therapeutic alliance.
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ population, particularly transgender and gender-expansive individuals, and help people with issues related to identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, mood instability, chronic relational problems, health issues, existential crises, and the impacts of discrimination.
The question I see on the face of almost every new client I meet is: Where do I even begin?! You likely have a complicated story to tell and need someone to help you untangle it, but WOW does that feel daunting. The foundation of my practice is relationally psychodynamic, which is a fancy way of saying I want to help you understand the patterns in your life, help bring to the surface unconscious motivations that have led to self-defeating behaviors, and help you understand how your relationships have affected how you experience trust, safety, and connection. I use humor and metaphor, and value building a strong therapeutic alliance.
(720) 782-8177 View (720) 782-8177
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Dr. Chelse Song
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211
Welcome! I'm Dr. Chelse Song (they/she), and I specialize in: LGBTQIA mental health (including transgender healthcare through all stages of transition), Intimate Partner Violence/relationship abuse; Trauma and PTSD; coping with chronic illness, disability, and chronic pain; Religious trauma & spiritual abuse; and concerns around neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD, LD, dyslexia). My "ideal" client wants to be heard, to have a therapist who "gets it" and doesn't pathologize them or force them into a box. Now offering online scheduling on my website: anewsong.clientsecure.me
Welcome! I'm Dr. Chelse Song (they/she), and I specialize in: LGBTQIA mental health (including transgender healthcare through all stages of transition), Intimate Partner Violence/relationship abuse; Trauma and PTSD; coping with chronic illness, disability, and chronic pain; Religious trauma & spiritual abuse; and concerns around neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD, LD, dyslexia). My "ideal" client wants to be heard, to have a therapist who "gets it" and doesn't pathologize them or force them into a box. Now offering online scheduling on my website: anewsong.clientsecure.me
(720) 743-3646 View (720) 743-3646
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Sara Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202
Hello! I'm looking forward to meeting you. I am a therapist specializing in working with sexuality topics. Maybe you are looking for a therapist for a sexuality concern, sex therapy, sexual pain, trauma, or for transgender-affirming care. Maybe you just want to see someone who "gets it" and will be affirming of everything that makes you uniquely you. Whatever the reason, I am excited to accompany you on this wellness journey you're taking! I bring great enthusiasm to my therapy and I am looking forward to helping you achieve your life's passions. I have immediate openings, so we can get started soon without the wait.
Hello! I'm looking forward to meeting you. I am a therapist specializing in working with sexuality topics. Maybe you are looking for a therapist for a sexuality concern, sex therapy, sexual pain, trauma, or for transgender-affirming care. Maybe you just want to see someone who "gets it" and will be affirming of everything that makes you uniquely you. Whatever the reason, I am excited to accompany you on this wellness journey you're taking! I bring great enthusiasm to my therapy and I am looking forward to helping you achieve your life's passions. I have immediate openings, so we can get started soon without the wait.
(215) 688-5866 View (215) 688-5866
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Jennifer L. Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, SUDC, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
I am a member of the LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah and WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works from a humanistic approach through a trauma informed perspective. This means I recognize how your past experiences impact you each day, and that trauma may have shattered your concept of self, other people, or the world. I will work to help you change how you experience emotions, instead of just eliminating or reducing them.
I am a member of the LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah and WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works from a humanistic approach through a trauma informed perspective. This means I recognize how your past experiences impact you each day, and that trauma may have shattered your concept of self, other people, or the world. I will work to help you change how you experience emotions, instead of just eliminating or reducing them.
(385) 262-8953 View (385) 262-8953
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Laura K Jacobs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80238
My areas of expertise include: Anxiety Disorders, Selective Mutism, Transgender Youth, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Depression, Parent Training and Education.
I am a child psychologist who has dedicated herself to caring for the mental health of children and adolescents for more than 20 years. I provide evidence based treatments that assist children and adolescents to reach their fullest potential. Treatment interventions are offered in a flexible, culturally sensitive manner to meet your child's needs as well as respect your family's values. My treatment approach focuses on presenting concerns while taking into consideration the child's strengths, developmental level, and natural resilience.
My areas of expertise include: Anxiety Disorders, Selective Mutism, Transgender Youth, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Depression, Parent Training and Education.
I am a child psychologist who has dedicated herself to caring for the mental health of children and adolescents for more than 20 years. I provide evidence based treatments that assist children and adolescents to reach their fullest potential. Treatment interventions are offered in a flexible, culturally sensitive manner to meet your child's needs as well as respect your family's values. My treatment approach focuses on presenting concerns while taking into consideration the child's strengths, developmental level, and natural resilience.
(720) 845-6436 View (720) 845-6436
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Alyssa Palty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203  (Online Only)
Discovering and disclosing your identity can be anxiety provoking. I partner with folks to navigate this journey including LGBTQIA+, Transgender, Faith Transitions, and Ex Mormon communities. Perhaps you've had questions about your identity your entire life that you've kept in the back of your mind. Or maybe some article or video just sparked something for you now. Not feeling trans enough? Can't wait to transition? It can feel daunting task to contemplate coming out. It can feel even more rewarding to live in a way that feels free and happy. I can't wait to see you happy and at peace.
Discovering and disclosing your identity can be anxiety provoking. I partner with folks to navigate this journey including LGBTQIA+, Transgender, Faith Transitions, and Ex Mormon communities. Perhaps you've had questions about your identity your entire life that you've kept in the back of your mind. Or maybe some article or video just sparked something for you now. Not feeling trans enough? Can't wait to transition? It can feel daunting task to contemplate coming out. It can feel even more rewarding to live in a way that feels free and happy. I can't wait to see you happy and at peace.
(520) 214-0742 View (520) 214-0742
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Powell Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
As human beings, we often find ourselves wanting more freedom, or perhaps wanting more purpose in our lives, or craving a sense of inner peace. Other times, we find ourselves caught up in difficult and challenging relationships in our personal lives or at work. Whether your life feels overwhelming or underwhelming, I believe that care and courage, along with some healthy curiosity can go a long way in helping you locate new possibilities and finding solutions that work for you. Treating depression, gender dysphoria, relationship problems, and more. Online therapy available for clients statewide in Georgia, Florida, Colorado.
As human beings, we often find ourselves wanting more freedom, or perhaps wanting more purpose in our lives, or craving a sense of inner peace. Other times, we find ourselves caught up in difficult and challenging relationships in our personal lives or at work. Whether your life feels overwhelming or underwhelming, I believe that care and courage, along with some healthy curiosity can go a long way in helping you locate new possibilities and finding solutions that work for you. Treating depression, gender dysphoria, relationship problems, and more. Online therapy available for clients statewide in Georgia, Florida, Colorado.
(404) 476-6205 View (404) 476-6205
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Cole Brennan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and men, and with the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender and non-binary individuals.
We all have a deep desire to feel happy and at ease, and yet so often there are things in our lives that get in the way of feeling that happiness. If this resonates, you might be looking for someone to help you get there. I'm passionate about helping my clients manage symptoms of depression and anxiety, improve communication and relationship challenges, process trauma or grief, overcome barriers to deeper joy and fulfillment, and navigate questions of sexuality and gender identity. I'm a queer trans man and I work from a trauma-informed and culturally competent anti-oppression perspective.
I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and men, and with the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender and non-binary individuals.
We all have a deep desire to feel happy and at ease, and yet so often there are things in our lives that get in the way of feeling that happiness. If this resonates, you might be looking for someone to help you get there. I'm passionate about helping my clients manage symptoms of depression and anxiety, improve communication and relationship challenges, process trauma or grief, overcome barriers to deeper joy and fulfillment, and navigate questions of sexuality and gender identity. I'm a queer trans man and I work from a trauma-informed and culturally competent anti-oppression perspective.
(720) 594-5457 View (720) 594-5457
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Anna Loney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203  (Online Only)
I am also very experienced working with mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, gender dysphoria, and adjustment disorders.
None of us make it through life unscathed. We all need someone to be present, to listen, to help find solutions, to challenge our personal narratives and behaviors, and to walk with us through cdifficult times. I focus on creating a safe and warm space for self-discovery and to evaluate patterns of how one engages with self and others, to find new skills to cope with stress, to create a non-judgmental place for developing self-compassion and to meet your goals for change. If you are motivated for change, ready to explore your patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviors, this might be the ideal time to seek therapy.
I am also very experienced working with mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, gender dysphoria, and adjustment disorders.
None of us make it through life unscathed. We all need someone to be present, to listen, to help find solutions, to challenge our personal narratives and behaviors, and to walk with us through cdifficult times. I focus on creating a safe and warm space for self-discovery and to evaluate patterns of how one engages with self and others, to find new skills to cope with stress, to create a non-judgmental place for developing self-compassion and to meet your goals for change. If you are motivated for change, ready to explore your patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviors, this might be the ideal time to seek therapy.
(720) 792-6769 View (720) 792-6769
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SPH Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80209
I work with adults, adolescents, families, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) community. I provide individual, family, and limited couples therapy. In my practice I consider a variety of issues and concerns, including but not limited to: Life transitions (career change, early adulthood, self-discovery, etc.); Social, emotional, and behavioral issues; Self-esteem building; Family/systems issues; Developing positive communication; Self-advocacy; Anxiety/depression; Relationship difficulties; Behavioral/Mood disorders; Gender identity; Sexual orientation; and Social skills building.
I work with adults, adolescents, families, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) community. I provide individual, family, and limited couples therapy. In my practice I consider a variety of issues and concerns, including but not limited to: Life transitions (career change, early adulthood, self-discovery, etc.); Social, emotional, and behavioral issues; Self-esteem building; Family/systems issues; Developing positive communication; Self-advocacy; Anxiety/depression; Relationship difficulties; Behavioral/Mood disorders; Gender identity; Sexual orientation; and Social skills building.
(720) 358-4136 View (720) 358-4136
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Shaayestah Merchant
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
My specialty and practice areas include: * Trauma treatment including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); *Immigration Psychological Evaluations* Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners; *Racial/ethnic minorities; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender clients (GLBT); *Muslim LGBT individual; * Interpersonal conflicts; ; *Depression; *Anxiety.
Often it can be difficult to deal with painful life circumstances on your own. Therapy with an experienced professional can help you address these difficult issues in a supportive yet challenging environment. I understand that there is no one approach to deal with life's tough issues. I am committed to working collaboratively with my clients to meet their goals and tailoring therapy to their specific needs and experiences. Additionally, I am deeply committed to providing culturally responsive treatment to every client I work with. I believe this is crucial for any type of psychotherapy to be effective and helpful.
My specialty and practice areas include: * Trauma treatment including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); *Immigration Psychological Evaluations* Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners; *Racial/ethnic minorities; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender clients (GLBT); *Muslim LGBT individual; * Interpersonal conflicts; ; *Depression; *Anxiety.
Often it can be difficult to deal with painful life circumstances on your own. Therapy with an experienced professional can help you address these difficult issues in a supportive yet challenging environment. I understand that there is no one approach to deal with life's tough issues. I am committed to working collaboratively with my clients to meet their goals and tailoring therapy to their specific needs and experiences. Additionally, I am deeply committed to providing culturally responsive treatment to every client I work with. I believe this is crucial for any type of psychotherapy to be effective and helpful.
(720) 606-2771 View (720) 606-2771
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Zane Guilfoyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, ACS
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209
I work with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming folk as well as those living with HIV. I specialize in a wide variety of concerns including but not limited to: substance use, depression/anxiety, trauma stemming from violence, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. My therapeutic style encompasses many techniques such as: Gestalt therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and guided imagery to help you rediscover your personal Truth. Together we can work to identify the obstacles blocking you from manifesting your dreams and empower you to create the change you deserve in your life.
I work with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming folk as well as those living with HIV. I specialize in a wide variety of concerns including but not limited to: substance use, depression/anxiety, trauma stemming from violence, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. My therapeutic style encompasses many techniques such as: Gestalt therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and guided imagery to help you rediscover your personal Truth. Together we can work to identify the obstacles blocking you from manifesting your dreams and empower you to create the change you deserve in your life.
(720) 408-2320 View (720) 408-2320
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Anna Rebecca Quinn (Kujawa)
Counselor, LPC, RPT, IRT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
Waitlist for new clients
My therapeutic specialties are too many to list here, but a short list is: couples counseling, Relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, parenting, spirituality, career transitions, transgender transitioning, trauma, LGBTQ, life transitions, teen suicide prevention, and health and wellness,.
My name is Anna Rebecca Quinn, (formerly Kujawa), and I am a holistic psychotherapist. I am a therapist who sees you as a whole person comprised of a body, mind, and spirit, and I include all parts of you in your healing journey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of 25 years, a Registered Play Therapist, and a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. My client base these days is comprised mostly of individuals, couples, teens, and elders. I don't currently have a play therapy office to do play therapy for kids, but as a kids therapist of many years, I can be of great service to parents or caregivers who need parenting support.
My therapeutic specialties are too many to list here, but a short list is: couples counseling, Relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, parenting, spirituality, career transitions, transgender transitioning, trauma, LGBTQ, life transitions, teen suicide prevention, and health and wellness,.
My name is Anna Rebecca Quinn, (formerly Kujawa), and I am a holistic psychotherapist. I am a therapist who sees you as a whole person comprised of a body, mind, and spirit, and I include all parts of you in your healing journey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of 25 years, a Registered Play Therapist, and a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. My client base these days is comprised mostly of individuals, couples, teens, and elders. I don't currently have a play therapy office to do play therapy for kids, but as a kids therapist of many years, I can be of great service to parents or caregivers who need parenting support.
(303) 720-7974 View (303) 720-7974
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Michael Lysaght
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80216
I specialize in treating LGBT concerns (individual and relationship), and augment my practice with specialized training in transgender care.
I offer teletherapy to clients in California, Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. I offer in-office visits in Sacramento. Sometimes we expect far too much from ourselves. Each client is invited into a space where there is no expectation and where they are free to be themselves, without fear of judgement or misunderstanding. Adults can sometimes struggle to find space to hold compassion for themselves. Couples (and all variants of relationship structure) can also use a nonjudgmental time and space to feel heard, while building tools for communication.
I specialize in treating LGBT concerns (individual and relationship), and augment my practice with specialized training in transgender care.
I offer teletherapy to clients in California, Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. I offer in-office visits in Sacramento. Sometimes we expect far too much from ourselves. Each client is invited into a space where there is no expectation and where they are free to be themselves, without fear of judgement or misunderstanding. Adults can sometimes struggle to find space to hold compassion for themselves. Couples (and all variants of relationship structure) can also use a nonjudgmental time and space to feel heard, while building tools for communication.
(415) 723-4141 View (415) 723-4141
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Tim Winchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80204
Thanks for visiting my profile, are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or memories of painful experiences? I would welcome the opportunity to help you resolve these issues! I am an Independent Clinical Social Worker practicing in person in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and remotely across Minnesota and Colorado. For the past 12 years I've been providing individual therapy for adults coping with depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, LGBT issues, drug and alcohol issues and PTSD.
Thanks for visiting my profile, are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or memories of painful experiences? I would welcome the opportunity to help you resolve these issues! I am an Independent Clinical Social Worker practicing in person in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and remotely across Minnesota and Colorado. For the past 12 years I've been providing individual therapy for adults coping with depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, LGBT issues, drug and alcohol issues and PTSD.
(651) 362-4008 View (651) 362-4008
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.