Transgender Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Moe A Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
Waitlist for new clients
Transgender or Non-binary people: As a transgender non-binary soul, Moe Ari is highly attuned to the needs of Gender Expansive people.
If you are looking for an accountability partner in support of your relationships, then this is your sign. If you are a single person who wants support in growing your self-love and accountability, while exploring how to navigate lasting partnership, this is also your sign! Moe Ari is a highly skilled relationship expert with almost a decade of experience helping couples to revitalize their relationships. As a Black Transgender Man, he is also LGBTQIA+ celebratory, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. Moe Ari, blends therapy with coaching to help clients create success in their relationships, minds, bodies, and spirits.
Transgender or Non-binary people: As a transgender non-binary soul, Moe Ari is highly attuned to the needs of Gender Expansive people.
If you are looking for an accountability partner in support of your relationships, then this is your sign. If you are a single person who wants support in growing your self-love and accountability, while exploring how to navigate lasting partnership, this is also your sign! Moe Ari is a highly skilled relationship expert with almost a decade of experience helping couples to revitalize their relationships. As a Black Transgender Man, he is also LGBTQIA+ celebratory, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. Moe Ari, blends therapy with coaching to help clients create success in their relationships, minds, bodies, and spirits.
(773) 524-6215 View (773) 524-6215
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Alexander Hoffman
Counselor, APC, MEd
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307
I am a gay, transgender clinician dedicated to providing individual therapy to Georgia’s gender, sexuality, and relationship structure minority communities.
If you are LGBTQ+, polyamorous, kinky, or exploring your identity, it can be exhausting to make your way through a world that isn't made for you. If you feel like you are drowning under the pressure of today’s demands, how are you supposed to find the energy to work on your goals, learn who you are, or take time to enjoy life? You may feel alone, and in need of support on your journey of exploration. You might find yourself numb and in emotional pain, wishing people could see and understand your real self. You’re ready to get help, and you want a therapist that specializes in clients like you.
I am a gay, transgender clinician dedicated to providing individual therapy to Georgia’s gender, sexuality, and relationship structure minority communities.
If you are LGBTQ+, polyamorous, kinky, or exploring your identity, it can be exhausting to make your way through a world that isn't made for you. If you feel like you are drowning under the pressure of today’s demands, how are you supposed to find the energy to work on your goals, learn who you are, or take time to enjoy life? You may feel alone, and in need of support on your journey of exploration. You might find yourself numb and in emotional pain, wishing people could see and understand your real self. You’re ready to get help, and you want a therapist that specializes in clients like you.
(470) 709-0294 View (470) 709-0294
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Mick D Rehrig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30316
I've specialized in affirming and supporting the LGBQIA+ community and transgender/non-binary/exploring youth, adults, and their families and partners for 15 years.
Welcome! I believe in therapy that affirms, empowers, and supports people to recognize patterns, navigate changes, bolster personal growth and self-worth, and figure things out.Collaboration with the folks I work with is of utmost importance to me, guided by clinical theory and evidence-based therapeutic techniques that work for you.I utilize a strengths based, anti-racist, intersectional feminist approach. I work with clients navigating healthy masculinity, internalized oppression, gender dysphoria, addiction recovery, depression, sexuality, relationship stressors & boundaries, family of origin challenges, life transitions, & more.
I've specialized in affirming and supporting the LGBQIA+ community and transgender/non-binary/exploring youth, adults, and their families and partners for 15 years.
Welcome! I believe in therapy that affirms, empowers, and supports people to recognize patterns, navigate changes, bolster personal growth and self-worth, and figure things out.Collaboration with the folks I work with is of utmost importance to me, guided by clinical theory and evidence-based therapeutic techniques that work for you.I utilize a strengths based, anti-racist, intersectional feminist approach. I work with clients navigating healthy masculinity, internalized oppression, gender dysphoria, addiction recovery, depression, sexuality, relationship stressors & boundaries, family of origin challenges, life transitions, & more.
(678) 335-1270 View (678) 335-1270
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Mike McNulty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328  (Online Only)
My specialties include relationships in crisis, depression, anxiety, grief counseling, major illness and caretaking, and transgender issues.
“You’re a person, not a diagnosis.” That phrase appears on my website and my business cards because it goes to the heart of my philosophy about therapy. While diagnoses may be helpful for medical treatments, you’re a person with real hopes, dreams, fears, and problems. Listening with respect is the beginning of our relationship, and I engage in “active listening” – asking questions for clarification, and making connections to a person’s past. Together, we’ll identify the issues facing you. Then, we’ll map out a plan to deal with those issues. In this way, I often serve as a life coach in addition to being a therapist.
My specialties include relationships in crisis, depression, anxiety, grief counseling, major illness and caretaking, and transgender issues.
“You’re a person, not a diagnosis.” That phrase appears on my website and my business cards because it goes to the heart of my philosophy about therapy. While diagnoses may be helpful for medical treatments, you’re a person with real hopes, dreams, fears, and problems. Listening with respect is the beginning of our relationship, and I engage in “active listening” – asking questions for clarification, and making connections to a person’s past. Together, we’ll identify the issues facing you. Then, we’ll map out a plan to deal with those issues. In this way, I often serve as a life coach in addition to being a therapist.
(770) 289-8217 View (770) 289-8217
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Powell Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30307
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, minority stress, gender dysphoria, relationship problems, and more. Telehealth also available in Florida and 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, minority stress, gender dysphoria, relationship problems, and more. Telehealth also available in Florida and Colorado.
(404) 476-6205 View (404) 476-6205
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Ana Adelstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30307  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about helping people seeking to explore their gender identity, and about working with those who identify as transgender / gender non-conforming.
Good Life. "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It's a direction, not a destination" (Carl Rogers). I help people make lasting changes they feel good about. I'm easy to talk to and I'll work with you flexibly, even playfully, using a mix of techniques and approaches known to be effective. I'll help you couple your insight with action so you can work out creative solutions. I'll respect your right to decide what is good for you, based on your truths. I'll help you to rewrite The Story of You.
I'm passionate about helping people seeking to explore their gender identity, and about working with those who identify as transgender / gender non-conforming.
Good Life. "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It's a direction, not a destination" (Carl Rogers). I help people make lasting changes they feel good about. I'm easy to talk to and I'll work with you flexibly, even playfully, using a mix of techniques and approaches known to be effective. I'll help you couple your insight with action so you can work out creative solutions. I'll respect your right to decide what is good for you, based on your truths. I'll help you to rewrite The Story of You.
(404) 369-2552 x101 View (404) 369-2552 x101
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Kalie Jl Giovanni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
We all face challenges, and at times need additional care to grow and thrive. For over 10 years, I have worked with individuals, families, and those in relationships to address conflict, improve communication, and navigate changing behaviors. I have specialty training in trauma-informed care, co-occurring diagnoses, and exploring attachment dynamics & patterns in relationships. I specialize in affirming and caring for the LGBTQIA+ community and transgender / gender expansive youth and adults, and their families. I engage from a strengths-based, feminist, anti-racist, intersectional lens, while empowering folks to make life changes.
We all face challenges, and at times need additional care to grow and thrive. For over 10 years, I have worked with individuals, families, and those in relationships to address conflict, improve communication, and navigate changing behaviors. I have specialty training in trauma-informed care, co-occurring diagnoses, and exploring attachment dynamics & patterns in relationships. I specialize in affirming and caring for the LGBTQIA+ community and transgender / gender expansive youth and adults, and their families. I engage from a strengths-based, feminist, anti-racist, intersectional lens, while empowering folks to make life changes.
(470) 517-6955 View (470) 517-6955
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Caroline Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Atlanta, GA who works with adult individuals. I enjoy working with people of many different life experiences and am particularly passionate about supporting those who have been impacted by criminal legal systems. I frequently see clients for the following concerns: anxiety, depression & mood concerns, relationship & communication challenges, processing & coping with major transitions, support for those in helping professions, grief & loss, self-esteem & body image concerns, addiction recovery & support, gender dysphoria & gender transition support, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Atlanta, GA who works with adult individuals. I enjoy working with people of many different life experiences and am particularly passionate about supporting those who have been impacted by criminal legal systems. I frequently see clients for the following concerns: anxiety, depression & mood concerns, relationship & communication challenges, processing & coping with major transitions, support for those in helping professions, grief & loss, self-esteem & body image concerns, addiction recovery & support, gender dysphoria & gender transition support, and trauma.
(470) 660-4306 View (470) 660-4306
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Anna Lisa Derenthal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30318
Are you haunted by the past, consumed by fear, pain, guilt or sadness? I have helped many others like you end suffering and overcome fears, finally putting their pasts behind them. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Brainspotting are specialized therapies for healing Trauma and PTSD more quickly and completely. I am also experienced with grief/loss, panic and anxiety disorders, phobias, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. In addition, I work with LGBTQI, Gender Identity, transgender people and transitioning. I am open-minded and accepting and I welcome folks from all spiritual belief systems, sexual orientations, gender expressions, colors, shapes and sizes.
Are you haunted by the past, consumed by fear, pain, guilt or sadness? I have helped many others like you end suffering and overcome fears, finally putting their pasts behind them. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Brainspotting are specialized therapies for healing Trauma and PTSD more quickly and completely. I am also experienced with grief/loss, panic and anxiety disorders, phobias, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. In addition, I work with LGBTQI, Gender Identity, transgender people and transitioning. I am open-minded and accepting and I welcome folks from all spiritual belief systems, sexual orientations, gender expressions, colors, shapes and sizes.
(678) 270-2384 View (678) 270-2384
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Katie Leikam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, MBA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309  (Online Only)
I work with the transgender and gender expansive community and members of the LGBTQ community.
Are you struggling with coming out, exploring your gender identity, religious trauma, are autistic, have ADHD or are just looking for someone that "gets" you. Really "gets" you or your child. LGBTQ, Transgender and gender expansive clients are my specialty and I have been working with this community for over a decade. As a queer person myself, I understand the struggle of coming out or finding your own place in the world. I enjoy working with people from 6th graders to adults who want to have the courage to be who they are. It is okay to need help and I know you are the authority on your own gender identity.
I work with the transgender and gender expansive community and members of the LGBTQ community.
Are you struggling with coming out, exploring your gender identity, religious trauma, are autistic, have ADHD or are just looking for someone that "gets" you. Really "gets" you or your child. LGBTQ, Transgender and gender expansive clients are my specialty and I have been working with this community for over a decade. As a queer person myself, I understand the struggle of coming out or finding your own place in the world. I enjoy working with people from 6th graders to adults who want to have the courage to be who they are. It is okay to need help and I know you are the authority on your own gender identity.
(404) 495-8535 View (404) 495-8535
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Madrone B. Phoenix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT, EMDR
Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30322  (Online Only)
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
(470) 613-7562 View (470) 613-7562
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Raven Littlejohn-Kerstens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/therapist with a MSW from the University Of Pittsburgh. It is my goal to assist my clients on their individual journey to healing. Currently, if you are struggling mentally and emotionally with recent life changes, dealing with gender dysphoria, or having trouble connecting with peers I am here to offer assistance.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/therapist with a MSW from the University Of Pittsburgh. It is my goal to assist my clients on their individual journey to healing. Currently, if you are struggling mentally and emotionally with recent life changes, dealing with gender dysphoria, or having trouble connecting with peers I am here to offer assistance.
(706) 967-2781 View (706) 967-2781
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Shane Blasko Psychotherapy, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30345
I also specialize in working with people with issues related to identity, and life transitions, as well as working with individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and transgender.
Hello. Most of my clients are struggling with issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, identity, relationships, and/or life transitions. I work from an interpersonal perspective, assisting clients to identify their challenges and to work towards their goals. I utilize talk therapy, mindfulness, and stress management counseling. I provide my clients both support and supportive challenge, to assist with growth and change.
I also specialize in working with people with issues related to identity, and life transitions, as well as working with individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and transgender.
Hello. Most of my clients are struggling with issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, identity, relationships, and/or life transitions. I work from an interpersonal perspective, assisting clients to identify their challenges and to work towards their goals. I utilize talk therapy, mindfulness, and stress management counseling. I provide my clients both support and supportive challenge, to assist with growth and change.
(404) 334-5707 View (404) 334-5707
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Sara Ellison
Counselor, LAPC, NCC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30312
I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings, and have specialized training in RO-DBT, EMDR, and counseling transgender and gender diverse clients.
I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents experiencing a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, perfectionism, self-harm, suicidality, and issues related to trauma and overcontrol. I am guided by the philosophy that all individuals have the intrinsic capacity for resilience and healing, and meet clients with warmth, authenticity, and empathy to develop a plan of treatment based on their specific needs and unique strengths.
I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings, and have specialized training in RO-DBT, EMDR, and counseling transgender and gender diverse clients.
I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents experiencing a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, perfectionism, self-harm, suicidality, and issues related to trauma and overcontrol. I am guided by the philosophy that all individuals have the intrinsic capacity for resilience and healing, and meet clients with warmth, authenticity, and empathy to develop a plan of treatment based on their specific needs and unique strengths.
(404) 738-8345 View (404) 738-8345
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Yvonne A Strohl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS, CCH
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, stress, career changes, mood disorders, religous trauma and gender dysphoria.
With time we can develop a therapeutic relationship that is based on trust. I strive to provide an understanding and supportive environment where you feel comfortable and secure. I offer an eclectic style of therapy, where I pull from many theories and treatment styles in order to make your experience unique and well suited to your needs.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, stress, career changes, mood disorders, religous trauma and gender dysphoria.
With time we can develop a therapeutic relationship that is based on trust. I strive to provide an understanding and supportive environment where you feel comfortable and secure. I offer an eclectic style of therapy, where I pull from many theories and treatment styles in order to make your experience unique and well suited to your needs.
(678) 582-8249 View (678) 582-8249
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Brandon N. Hatfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
In my practice, I welcome clients ready to embrace the transformative journey of therapy. As your guide and supporter, I aim to gently challenge you, encouraging a brave exploration of the complex tapestry of your being. Many come to me navigating the intricacies of identity, wrestling with gender dysphoria, or seeking solace from feelings of isolation. My commitment is to see and accept you wholly, celebrating what makes you unique, and to empower you in discovering your authentic voice.
In my practice, I welcome clients ready to embrace the transformative journey of therapy. As your guide and supporter, I aim to gently challenge you, encouraging a brave exploration of the complex tapestry of your being. Many come to me navigating the intricacies of identity, wrestling with gender dysphoria, or seeking solace from feelings of isolation. My commitment is to see and accept you wholly, celebrating what makes you unique, and to empower you in discovering your authentic voice.
(678) 944-7985 View (678) 944-7985
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Timothy Whailen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30304
I have experience helping adults, young adults, families, and couples having difficulty with ADHD, Autism, C-PTSD, LGBTQ+ issues, Gender Dysphoria, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Relationships, and Mood Disorders.
Are you tired of arguing with your own brain or body in ways that most people don't seem able or willing to understand? Getting help does not have to be another insurmountable task. If you have found yourself having to work harder than you believe you should to maintain stability or need a safe place to process with someone who shares some of your experiences, give me a chance to help you learn more about how your own system works and renew your perspective on you. My holistic approach to trauma-informed, neurodivergence-affirming practice is tailored to your needs with tools to help in both an immediate crisis and long-term goals.
I have experience helping adults, young adults, families, and couples having difficulty with ADHD, Autism, C-PTSD, LGBTQ+ issues, Gender Dysphoria, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Relationships, and Mood Disorders.
Are you tired of arguing with your own brain or body in ways that most people don't seem able or willing to understand? Getting help does not have to be another insurmountable task. If you have found yourself having to work harder than you believe you should to maintain stability or need a safe place to process with someone who shares some of your experiences, give me a chance to help you learn more about how your own system works and renew your perspective on you. My holistic approach to trauma-informed, neurodivergence-affirming practice is tailored to your needs with tools to help in both an immediate crisis and long-term goals.
(770) 230-5658 View (770) 230-5658
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Aprina Broadnax-McCutcheon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30301  (Online Only)
LGBTQ+, Transgender Evaluations, Child and Adolescents, Parenting, Marital and Premarital, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bi-polar Disorder, Family Conflict, Peer Relationships, Self-Injurious Behaviors, Depression, Racial Trauma in the BIPOC community.
Each of us experience hard times and it's what you do with those experiences that defines who you really are. We all are destined for happiness and peace, but if you find it challenging obtaining and maintaining inner peace and stability. It maybe time to consider psychotherapy. With my over 25 year of clinical experience as a LCSW, I can help you develop the necessary tools and learn better ways of creating more homeostasis in your life without sacrificing you. By providing a safe, non-judgmental, clinical and respectful place for that healing can begin.
LGBTQ+, Transgender Evaluations, Child and Adolescents, Parenting, Marital and Premarital, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bi-polar Disorder, Family Conflict, Peer Relationships, Self-Injurious Behaviors, Depression, Racial Trauma in the BIPOC community.
Each of us experience hard times and it's what you do with those experiences that defines who you really are. We all are destined for happiness and peace, but if you find it challenging obtaining and maintaining inner peace and stability. It maybe time to consider psychotherapy. With my over 25 year of clinical experience as a LCSW, I can help you develop the necessary tools and learn better ways of creating more homeostasis in your life without sacrificing you. By providing a safe, non-judgmental, clinical and respectful place for that healing can begin.
(470) 802-2791 View (470) 802-2791
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Shelley Northrup
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, EdS, MhS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
I strive to provide an inclusive space for all genders, sexualities, cultural identities and experiences, including transgender and non-binary folks.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AND SUPERVISEES. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor who is trauma-informed, strengths-focused and enjoys bringing humor and creativity into the therapy room. My aim is to create a supportive, open space where I work with clients collaboratively to create goals for treatment and empower clients towards living a life where they find meaning and purpose. I provide clients with skills towards accepting thoughts and emotions, learning how to manage challenging emotions, finding peace in the present moment, resolving trauma responses and difficult memories.
I strive to provide an inclusive space for all genders, sexualities, cultural identities and experiences, including transgender and non-binary folks.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AND SUPERVISEES. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor who is trauma-informed, strengths-focused and enjoys bringing humor and creativity into the therapy room. My aim is to create a supportive, open space where I work with clients collaboratively to create goals for treatment and empower clients towards living a life where they find meaning and purpose. I provide clients with skills towards accepting thoughts and emotions, learning how to manage challenging emotions, finding peace in the present moment, resolving trauma responses and difficult memories.
(404) 341-6591 View (404) 341-6591
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All 1 Family, Inc (LGBTQ Affirming Clinic)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307
Everyone deserves a safe space. Our aim at All-1-Family is to provide a safe space for all persons, but in particular, LGBT+ identified persons in the Atlanta metro area to simply, be.
Everyone deserves a safe space. Our aim at All-1-Family is to provide a safe space for all persons, but in particular, LGBT+ identified persons in the Atlanta metro area to simply, be.
(404) 869-3932 View (404) 869-3932

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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.