Transgender Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

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Kelli A Cronin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
My primary speciality is compassionate & competent care for transgender , non-binary, and queer individuals, including all identities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
MAY 2021: CURRENTLY FULL My intention is for you to feel safe bringing all parts of yourself into our sessions. All of you - all feelings, all identities - are welcome. Only in a relationship of relative safety & non-judgement can growth happen. I maintain that YOU are the expert on you and as such I take a client-centered, collaborative, and relational approach to therapy. I will use our relationship, my experience, and YOUR insight & self-knowing, as well as appropriate tools & techniques. I will ask about your goals, challenges, strengths, and what has worked for you in the past. Your care will be as individual as you are.
(567) 275-0964 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Kris Oseth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LPCC, CPT
Verified
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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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Robyn S. Zeiger
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
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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Silver Spring, MD 20903
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Lissa Mantell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults, and have expertise and a special interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ community, including those who consider themselves transgender , genderqueer, gender non-conforming or questioning.
It's time to help you connect to your best self. My goal is for you to feel heard, supported and able to look at your challenges and successes. I'm warm, kind and welcoming as a therapist. Together we'll create a safe space for you to look at where the problem(s) may lie, and come up with solutions that will work in your everyday life. Let's talk about how I can help you feel more satisfied and at peace in your life.
(301) 760-2195 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
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Julian R Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
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.
(202) 335-3119 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Pride Therapy DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
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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Silver Spring, MD 20901
Not accepting new clients
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Maurine K Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified
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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Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
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Amber Flynn - Healing Practice Counseling Inc
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
I specialize in trauma, race based trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, and other relationship related challenges, such as interracial, gender and transgender conflicts.
All clients are unique as are all therapists. Research has shown that clients benefit the most from therapy, when there is a strong match between client and therapist. I encourage my clients ability to unpack and explore their worldview in a safe place. I am sensitive, to how considering new perspectives can be both scary and challenging. Courageously re-framing severe distress as a logical, biological and psychological response to environmental conditions, guides my practice. I work with adolescents, adults, individuals and families.
(301) 690-8957 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Leah Johnson
Counselor, MA, LGPC, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Are you in need of restoration, guidance, empowerment, or simply unwavering support? I can be your person! I have over a decade’s worth of work delving into a counseling experience that encourages my people to rest, to be kind to self, to think beyond their current situation, to explore the unknown, to embrace what could be and to just exist. If you’re willing to do the work, I’m willing to work with you. I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor under the direct supervision of Crystal C. Joseph, LCPC, LPC, ACS at PsycYourMind Consulting, LLC. I am accepting new clients for secure Telehealth sessions via online scheduling.
(301) 960-3296 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Beth Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I believe in the human spirit and the potential in humans to learn, grow and change to better our lives and the lives around us. My ideal client is someone who finds themselves in patterns they want to become free from in order to be whether they are patterns that are deeply personal, relational, or familial. There may be issues of the past that include trauma, loss, adoption, family issues; it could be more recent issues around those same things or also gender identity, sexuality, race, being LGBTQ and wanting to create a family. You may be at a turning point in your life and want to find your own voice and knowing.
(240) 839-6591 
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
Not accepting new clients
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Julie Murphy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
If you are exploring your identity, making a transition, or coping with negative moods or experiences that you can't change on your own, it is a brave and impressive decision to seek therapy. My years of experience have allowed me to witness the power, hope, and change that can come through therapy that creates a safe, warm, and confidential environment for growth. I provide individuals and couples therapy that focuses on strengths, empowerment, relational change, and healthy strategies for coping with oppression and trauma.
(240) 392-6302 
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Not accepting new clients
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Thomas J Coughlin
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Sometimes creating or maintaining a happy, satisfying life requires help. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I will listen and engage you in ways that support a life of balance, healing & growth as you move toward a better and more authentic you. Though my practice is not limited to work with the LGBTQ population, I have years of experience working with this community especially trans/gender expansive/non binary individuals. I am credentialed through the WPATH GEI certification program. More info: https://www.wpath.org/about-gei
(202) 738-5456 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Jose Varela
Counselor, LCPC, CCTP
Verified
It's never easy opening up to someone. It's never easy talking about what really matters most. I am multilingual (English, Portuguese and conversational Spanish). My experiences living in Africa, Europe and the USA (moved here in 1997) have fostered my keen appreciation for various teaching, learning, and developmental approaches to counseling/therapy. My counseling style is direct, compassionate and interactive. I believe the most critical aspect of therapy requires a therapist to go beyond just sitting and listening. I believe in establishing trust in order to truly be able to have a positive impact.
(301) 804-2533 x710 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Christine Vara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, MDiv
Verified
Are you caught in cycles that leave you exhausted? Do you want to have better relationships but find them splintering? Are you self-critical in your efforts to obtain perfection? Do you find yourself shutting down or shutting off? You don't have to suffer in silence. Nor do you have to leave any part of yourself behind - I work with the whole person. Our identities often intersect with our struggles and our strengths. I'll meet you where you're at, and help you get where you're going. Whether you are just starting or looking to maintain your recovery from eating disorders, trauma and/or substance use, together recovery is possible.
(240) 201-2713 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Emily L Rizzo
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ population and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I consistently work with clients regarding depression, anxiety, motivation, trauma, grief, understanding their identity, familial relations, gender identity, sexual identity, sexual/relationship needs, polyamorous relationships, kink, communication in relationships, and self-integration. Extensive background in working with people of color. Assist parents/families through their child's gender transition. Experience in college counseling and high school counseling.
(609) 306-1424 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Shawn Macdonald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with clients to create a safe and affirming relationship so that there is room for healing and growth. My work with each client is unique, however central to my work is respect for your issues, concerns, and the challenges you face in your life. I see therapy as a partnership where we work together to create the changes that you are seeking in your life. I am comforatable working with a wide variety of issues from career and work life to recovering from childhood trauma and abuse.
(301) 358-6421 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Kendra Smith
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
If you are thinking about engaging in therapy, I appreciate your courage on this journey. Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times; especially now. Therapy can help us find direction, experience personal growth, and increase our tools and strategies for coping. One of the most important aspects of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. This relationship is founded on trust, understanding, acceptance, and authenticity. I strive to create a positive and hopeful environment that fosters your individual growth and empowerment. I use an integrative and culturally-sensitive approach.
(443) 233-0095 
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Doha Chibani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
As your counselor my goal is to serve as your guide while you navigate through life's transitions. My goal is to guide you unpack the barriers that hinder you from reaching your potential. I tailor treatment to meet your needs and will work collaboratively with you to move forward. I have experience working with clients from all backgrounds and experiences and I specialize in working with the LGB, Trans and Non binary community, racial and ethnic minority identity exploration. I have experience helping heal the trauma experienced by refugees, asylees and immigrants, and from childhood abuse.
(240) 898-4577 
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Cara Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I believe every person has the ability to grow and transform. I believe that we can best do so when accompanied compassionately along our journeys. Through increasing self-awareness, cultivating our inner and external resources, and understanding the interconnected influences of mind and body in our daily lives, we can transform through painful times and arrive into greater and deeper capacity for relationships to ourselves and with others. I specialize in working with adults through trauma healing, grief and loss (including that of beloved animals), LGBTQIA+ identities and relationships, depression/anxiety, and life transitions.
 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Darby Integrative Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCADAS
Verified
*Currently accepting new clients at Darby Integrative Counseling, LLC, and we are offering in-person and/or video sessions to accommodate your needs during the COVID crisis.* We welcome you to the next courageous step on your journey walking through life's challenges. Are you struggling with fear, grief, sadness, anxiety, or stress? Have anger, shame or guilt been preventing you from the joys of life? Do your relationships at home or work feel strained? Let us awaken your best self and find solutions for the problems you face on your path to wellness.
(301) 945-7306 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Transgender Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Silver Spring and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

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

Transgender people in Silver Spring may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Silver Spring, transgender friendly therapists in Silver Spring, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

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