Transgender Therapists in Washington, DC

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Kris Oseth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LPCC, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with clients of all backgrounds, while specializing in following areas: LGBTQ+, Transgender /Gender-Diverse/Non-binary transitioning process and identity; kink/poly/non-monogamous relationships, sex work, substance use/misuse – goals for sobriety/recovery or harm reduction, out of control sexual behavior, anxiety/trauma, Personal Training, EMDR.
I will work with you to illuminate the meaning of your experience and help you practice greater self-acceptance. Therapy goals/counseling/education will be tailored to your unique needs. I may show you how to change your behavior by using Mindfulness/changing your thoughts, recovery/harm reduction tools to address substance use, guidance/education/resources for exploring sexual orientation/gender identity/transitioning/coming out, provide couples/individual work for better communication in relationships, and/or I can apply EMDR/somatic-based approaches for trauma/anxiety and even substance using/behavioral urges.
(202) 759-8060
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Washington, DC 20036
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Julian R Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you been looking for a therapist effective at working with and affirming individuals along the gender spectrum, or who identify as transgender ? For many individuals our work is an exploration of identity expression, or focused on the loss associated with rejection by significant persons, or family estrangement.
Life can create challenges ranging from minor to major, brief to long term and even the most resilient, sturdy individuals will benefit from an empathic and non-judgemental ear during those times. Do you feel lonely, sad, or that no one understands you? I provide clients therapy that is evidence based, and focuses on your strengths to help you get back to feeling and functioning at your best.
(240) 219-8650
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Washington, DC 20012
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Leah Liszka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in bereavement counseling, fertility and postpartum care, exploring sexual and gender identities, and mental health care for transgender individuals and their families.
I believe that we all have the resources to succeed within ourselves. Therapy connects us to our strengths and our resilience. As a client-centered therapist, I am honored to collaborate with you and help you reach your mental health goals. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults with a wide range of life experiences, including the LGBTQ+ community. I am body- and sex- positive, kink-aware, and poly-friendly, and my practice philosophy is grounded in intersectional and feminist theory.
(202) 417-7868
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Washington, DC 20002
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Pride Therapy DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
More than your Therapist -Your Biographer-- In sharing your story- you can get Perspective , Power and Peace. LGBTQ- Supportive Therapy-providing a empathetic ear and concrete solutions. Whether your struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues- or not being in one -you don't have to do it alone. Has your kid or spouse come out as Transgender , Lesbian Bisexual or Gay , HIV+ and have questions I have helped many others like you and have trained thousands of Healthcare Providers on how to be more clinically competent and sensitive in their care. Lets do the work together!
(202) 899-8456
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Washington, DC 20001
Not accepting new clients
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Inclusive Therapy Club
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We also specialize in working with the LBGBTQ+ population and we offer transgender care services.
Are you a young adult/POC who has a history of trauma and you're ready to start your healing journey? Are you finding it hard to navigate life transitions or relationships? Are you struggling with depression? Are you having difficulty managing your anxiety? Our goal is to provide a life-changing experience that will help you cope, heal and promote individual changes which leads to growth and development. If you are ready to improve your behaviors, your relationships, heal from past trauma or reach your highest potential, we can help. If you're interested in learning more, visit our website to schedule a FREE consultation appointment
(305) 487-8623
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Washington, DC 20002
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E J Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CTCT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a certified trauma professional & transgender healthcare therapist.
Now accepting teletherapy clients in Texas! Clients who work with me are interested in symptom relief, the journey of self-discovery, and cultivating satisfying sexual relationships. Therapy is a means to explore new ways of thinking and to improve emotional connections to self and others. Life transitions, trauma, stress, and grief can take a toll on well-being. Helping clients meet their goals is my top priority & incorporating your insights is key to meeting those goals. I focus my work on treating survivors of sexual trauma and working with LGBQ+, Trans/NB populations on their journeys of identity discovery.
(202) 972-4561
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Washington, DC 20003
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Not accepting new clients
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Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Located in NoMa, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
(202) 301-4605
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Washington, DC 20002
Not accepting new clients
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Robyn S. Zeiger
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Verified
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
(301) 825-5154
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Washington, DC 20036
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Laila Cooper
Psychologist, PhD
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
My work is focused on sex and gender issues (including transgender issues), sexual orientation, kink/BDSM, and interpersonal relationships (including couples, polyamory, family dyads).
Congratulations on making it this far; searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming process, and the first step is often the hardest! Many individuals struggle with depression, anxiety, struggles with sex, or simply the desire to understand themselves more thoroughly. Whether to improve mood and functioning, improve relationships, or work on issues with sex/sexuality, therapy can be reparative, strengthening, and play a role in maximizing enjoyment of life! I work from an affirming and social justice approach with people who identify as LGBTQIA and people of color, and I am kink- and non-monogamy informed and affirming.
(703) 291-1498
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Washington, DC 20010
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Unconventional Minds Coaching
MS
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
My coaching approach is intersectional & anti-oppressive in practice: proudly affirming of humans who are undocumented migrants, gender-nonconforming, nonbinary, queer and/or LGB, transgender + of trans experience, intersex + of intersex experience, current and former sex workers, non-monogamous, interested in kink/BDSM, asexual &/or aromantic, among others.
Hi! I'm Sam, a Professional Coach who works with neurodivergent adults (ADHD - Autistic - OCD) who have unconventional lives to understand and embrace their unique neurotypes, so they can effectively minimize stress, overcome challenges, and improve their quality of life. Together, we can co-create a supportive, non-judgmental, and effective coaching partnership, through which you will learn to fully utilize your strengths, understand and embrace your whole humanity, and cultivate practices that are key to defining and achieving your own version of success. Please note: I am a qualified coach, NOT a psychotherapist or counselor.
(347) 572-7803
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Washington, DC 20036
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Chris Quam Sherman
Counselor, LGPC, ERYT200, CPT, GFI
Verified
Verified
Eating disorders are like chasing a rabbit down a hole in pursuit of something you lost. One day, you realize what you lost was yourself. Food, exercise, & body image are treacherous to navigate in a society that overvalues appearance and that values some body types over others. It can be especially challenging if you identify as autistic, an ADHDer, a highly sensitive person, and/or a human who wrestles with gender dysphoria . Who you are is a gift. You do not have to hide or become less of who you are. Through therapy we will uncover and use your unique strengths to move towards growth and healing.
(202) 516-7609
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Washington, DC 20036
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Sharon Kenthack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender , queer and inttersex issues.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy with a high success rate in treating anxiety, depression, social anxiety, phobias, and many other problems. Together, I will help you identify what thoughts and behaviors have been unhelpful, preventing you from living the life you desire. You will learn strategies and techniques in session to apply in your daily life for effective change. We will work as a collaborative partnership, progressing at a pace most comfortable for you.
(301) 603-3105
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Washington, DC 20016
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Kristin Cotts
Counselor, MA, LLPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I provide counseling, academic coaching, and job coaching, for adolescents and adults both online and in person for those local to DC. I assist clients dealing with executive function challenges and other related learning disabilities to understand their challenges and activate their potential. I also assist parents educators of exceptional children navigating the educational system and provide academic consultation services. I have specialized training and experience with the gifted and talented population. I have significant experience with transgender and non-binary clients and their families.
(202) 796-6777
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Washington, DC 20007
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Taylor V Pinckney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a openly Queer identified Clinical Social Worker. I have been providing psychotherapy to youth and families since 2017. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to address Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, Gender Dysphoria , Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief, and Adjustment Disorders. Much of my career has been working with individuals and families in the BIPOC community and the LGBTQIA+ community ages 14+.
(202) 760-4896
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Washington, DC 20009
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Lyssa Barth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
It takes courage, strength, and commitment to find and connect with a therapist, which is why I value and respect the time I spend with each and every client. I make sure that treatment is tailored to your needs and that you feel heard. My passion for therapy, in combination with my education and training, keeps me rooted in up-to-date, evidence-based practices, ensuring that I am able to provide the best possible services to our clients. At Barth Therapy, I specialize in providing services for LGBTQ+ persons, with an emphasis on transgender people of color.
(202) 930-9659
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Washington, DC 20005
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Maurine K Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with families, couples, groups, and individuals. I treat children as young as three, have experience with school phobia, adoption, blended families, gender issues, gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals, and the challenges of elderly. I am experienced working with psychoses, severe post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and problems of every day life. I have special expertise working with the LGBTQ+ population, with adolescents, sexual development, severe mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical illnesses.
(240) 242-9949
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Washington, DC 20008
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Not accepting new clients
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Jon Dimond
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I additionally have an extensive research and clinical background working with individuals who identify as transgender , gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary.
People seek out therapy for many reasons, but in my experience most patients enter treatment in the middle of something. Perhaps you're wondering why you feel the way you do or have the same distressing thoughts over and over. Some are curious why they can't seem to stop repeating evidently self-defeating patterns of behavior. Maybe you're anxious about a chosen or unchosen life transition. Or you just feel stuck. Therapy can clarify your current situation, help you gain an understanding of how you arrived at this point, and begin to formulate a healthy path forward. I have three orienting goals to my therapeutic approach. First, we will work on generating and expanding moments of your personal freedom. Second, we will cultivate an enhanced understanding of yourself and those around you. And overall, together we will establish meaningful and durable psychological change.
(504) 553-3716
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Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
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Ze'ev Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
As a queer trans neurodivergent therapist with my own history of trauma, I know what it's like to feel trapped in cycles you can't seem to escape, and I know what it's like to fear judgment based on what you do to survive. I have a decade of experience providing culturally affirming, trauma-responsive counseling and care to LGBTQ clients and others directly impacted by intersectional oppression. If you are struggling - if you feel stuck - I can help you escape patterns of survival and learn to thrive. I can help you unpack trauma and move forward unburdened.
(202) 918-3771
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Washington, DC 20020
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Ayla Jericho Westgate
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience with providing LGBTQIA+ mental health services, gender affirming care, and trauma recovery. I have over a decade of training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provide both individual and group DBT counseling. I am direct, warm, non-judgmental, practical, creative and authentically myself in sessions. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, I have worked with a variety of clientele for eight years at Mary’s Center, a federally qualified health clinic, and in private practice. My private practice at Collaborative Pathways Counseling is pending.
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Washington, DC 20011
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Mix Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you been questioning your gender identity or sexuality? Or struggling with anxiety, depression, boundaries in relationships, or grief? Have you experienced trauma? Are you not quite sure what’s wrong? I’m here to work with you. My approach to therapy is eclectic and based on you and your goals. I will work with you as a teammate to identify the things that could be holding you back from the life you want to be living. Together we will identify which direction you want to go and how to get there.
(202) 403-2263
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Washington, DC 20002
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