Transgender Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Jac Stringer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified
JAC (he/him) is a trans-genderqueer femme, disabled, two-spirit, Native American radical activist & social worker. He works with transgender youth & young adults ages 13-25 with high needs, who wish to process their identities, experiences, & health including depression, bipolar moods, anxiety, dissociation, trauma (abuse, sexual assault, familial, religion, online exploitation), self-harm, suicidality, & disability/chronic pain. He is a trauma-informed feminist, sex positive, allied to multiples/alters, kink-positive, & poly inclusive. He specializes in gender, sexuality, & serving the greater trans, queer, & LGBTQPIA2S+ community.
(612) 439-2225 
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Minneapolis, MN 55403
Not accepting new clients
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Xavier Schmitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I have extensive experience working with transgender and LGBQ+ communities and feel empowered when people of color, immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, people of all sizes, and others marginalized by the mainstream take up space in nature.
Whether you’re a nature lover or nature avoider, love to move your body or can’t stand to break a sweat, this therapy is for you. With today’s stressors, we all need nature more than ever. Take your therapy outdoors and gain the benefits of moving your eyes off the screen, engaging your senses, and really feeling your body in nature...all while addressing your personal goals.
(651) 333-8206 
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Minneapolis, MN 55406
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Elliot C Nuckols
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPS, LADC
Verified
Much of my work is centered around gender – from issues surrounding identity exploration, to social/medical transition, to gender dysphoria , to gender-identity-related interpersonal challenges. Some of my favorite work is in helping to bridge the communication gaps between teens and their families after a teen has come out as trans/gender nonconforming! I also have experience with depression, anxiety, substance use, military families, sexuality and sexual health, emetophobia (phobia of vomit), phase-of-life challenges, uncertainty/anxiety about the future, kink/BDSM, and partner conflict/miscommunication.
(612) 662-4116 
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Minneapolis, MN 55424
Offers online therapy
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Josh Januschka
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
I have expertise in working with individuals who are transgender and gender-expansive, as well as the greater LGBTQIA2S+ community.
Every person needs a secure space where they can become their most authentic selves. I strive to approach therapy with radical genuineness, compassion, warmth, and humor. I believe that therapy at its best is a creative, judgment-free space between equals. This creates an environment where you can be yourself and learn to manage thoughts and emotions getting in your way. I like to incorporate techniques from DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, attachment theory, body-centered approaches, sports psychology, mindfulness, body positivity, trauma-informed practices, and sometimes a dash of geek culture references.
(612) 421-0604 
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Minneapolis, MN 55401
Offers online therapy
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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and non-conforming gender communities.
Real change comes from understanding why our own impulses and behaviors hold us back from experiencing our true potential and discovering the skills to create the change we seek. I believe in a holistic, person-centered approach to therapy that helps people find the answers that were inside them all along. As a therapist, I am intuitive and compassionate, yet direct, and employ a mix of modalities, including traditional psychotherapy, cognitive therapy and mindfulness techniques.
(612) 294-0831 
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Christine Mia Kerno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I specialize in trauma focused EMDR, substance use issues, and the care and treatment of the LGBTQIA community including transgender folk. I have developed a practice serving this very vulnerable and under-served population including trans women of color. As a male to female transgender person and a mental health professional I provide culturally specific services to the LGBTQIA community. I am an expert in the care and treatment of people living with or at high risk for HIV. In addition, I work with youth and their families maintaining a family systems perspective meaning I involve the whole family when treating youth.
(612) 261-0871 
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Minneapolis, MN 55408
Offers online therapy
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Lisette Wright
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified
Yes, it is possible! My clinical work with you will enable you to experience true compassion and a non-judgmental stance. I am "passing it on" because good therapy work is a gift, and everyone deserves a chance to be themselves. My clinical practice is simple: I work exclusively with the transgender population looking to streamline their approach to transitioning. Assisting partners or families of transgender individuals is also a passion of mine. Diverse, eclectic, and open to all minorities. Beautiful and convenient Uptown Minneapolis location or secured telehealth platform available. Reasonable fees, fee for service provider.
(612) 255-9440 
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Minneapolis, MN 55408
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Levine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I offer clinical expertise in working with transgender folks throughout their experience as well as substance abuse, relapse prevention, sexual addiction, HIV counseling and education.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Minnesota and Illinois) and hold a certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. I offer clinical services to individuals, couples and families whether by origin or creation. My training and who I am is heavily influenced by the LGBTQ++ community and my practice is open and affirming to any identity or relationship however defined.
(651) 314-4248 
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Minneapolis, MN 55408
Offers online therapy
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Heteroflexible Therapy, Ltd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are most days a struggle? Heteroflexible Therapy is there to help. Whether you struggle with relationships, addictions, dealing with the loss of a loved one, or past issues of abuse we will work together to meet your personal goals. The practice offers a warm and accepting environment for individuals and couples. Connie Studer, M.A., LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is skilled at recognizing the most effective therapy approach to help you find more satisfaction and joy in life. An open and affirming practice for straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender individuals.
(651) 967-7981 
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Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Laurie A. Moser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in trauma and dealing small trauma to extreme trauma and everything in between. I work with LGBTQ+ clients who are depressed, anxious, traumatized, dealing with bullying, dealing with people who don't understand. I work with transgender individuals who are in any stage of their life. I work with parents. I am a supervisor who works with therapists who are pre-license and need to have supervision. I work with LAMFT's and LPCC's. I can do individual supervision, dyads and groups. I also work with pre-marital couples who want to do the "Prepare/Enrich" program.
(763) 296-7807 
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Minneapolis, MN 55428
Offers online therapy
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Skyler G Shollenbarger
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
The decision to enter therapy can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and journey. I work with adults across the lifespan (18+). Areas of treatment include gender dysphoria , adjusting to a recent change, depression, anxiety, anger management struggles, trauma, PTSD, OCD, or alcohol/substance use struggles. I am not currently accepting new clients at this time.
(952) 234-7961 
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Minneapolis, MN 55403
Not accepting new clients
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G Zachariah White
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
I would like to help you overcome whatever it is that interferes with your sexual, emotional, or relational health. I will work with you to create a safe and compassionate space where you can see yourself and your problem in a new light. Together we will examine how the problem came into your life, how it affects you, and how you might change your relationship with it. I have experience working with lesbian, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender , queer, polyamorous, and kinky clients individually and with partners.
(612) 354-8130 
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Minneapolis, MN 55414
Not accepting new clients
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Veronica L. Senkyr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have a special interest and experience working with transgender clients and their families.
I am currently only providing online therapy through Thera-Link a HIPPA compliant platform. As a strength based systemic family therapist, I believe in looking at the whole person not just the "issues or labels" clients are struggling with when they seek out therapy. My approach explores the emotional, physical, behavioral, relational, cultural and spiritual aspects of clients lives that interfere and/or enhance quality of life.
(651) 760-7201 
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Minneapolis, MN 55406
Offers online therapy
Sandra Laski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW, LADC, MEd
Verified
I served as a national trainer on sensitive transgender health care within the VA Health Care System for six years.
I provide a safe, respectful, nonjudgmental setting to explore and discover solutions to diverse challenges. A critical element of therapy is the development of a trusting relationship between the client and therapist and can impact the healing process. Healing is a unique and individual process, as such, I believe it is important to learn of the uniqueness of each client and their goals for therapy. I work with diverse populations, including LGBTQ adolescents and adults. I have been an advocate/trainer/educator on the health and well-being of LGBTQ people for over 20 years.
(612) 260-4094 
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Minneapolis, MN 55419
Offers online therapy
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Max Abeln
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have extensive experience working with transgender /non-binary identified individuals as well as other members of the LGBT community.
It is my belief that life includes suffering and that there are two influential ways that we create more suffering for ourselves. The first is a lack of acceptance of our reality and the second is isolation that results from not practicing vulnerability and connection in our relationships. I am here to help by offering support and validation as well as reliable psychological techniques to help you through whatever current struggles you are encountering. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have experience working with couples, families, and individual adults and adolescents.
(952) 679-2753 x22 
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Minneapolis, MN 55403
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Robert L Reis II
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
I can help you deal with your pain, celebrate your joys, and manage the day to day. I believe that we are partners in the counseling process, and together we can figure out what works best for you. Some special interest areas include working with life transitions and adjustment, exploring values and identity, working with depression and anxiety, working with individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender , and working with men. Please contact me to discuss how I can help you meet your goals.
(612) 255-6618 
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Minneapolis, MN 55402
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Terri J Bernard
Psychologist, Psy, D, LP
Verified
; gay, straight, transgender , polyamorous.
Every person's experience in therapy is unique. I know that my 20+ years of experience, the ongoing training I consistently pursue and the areas in which I have particular expertise are important factors to the people who come to see me. I create a safe and compassionate environment so individuals and couples can freely express their questions and needs. Beyond those critical pieces, I believe that the success of the therapy will rest on our ability to work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
(612) 223-6542 
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Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Chesney Limas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Wisconsin and Minnesota with over 8 years of extensive experience working with specific populations in sex therapy, couples’ therapy, and individual therapy. My clinical work includes marital preparation, effective communication and conflict resolution, discrepancies in sexual desire and intimacy, and problematic sexual issues. I also has a history of working with the transgender population, following and incorporating The WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) Standards of Care. I am also certified in PREPARE/ENRICH working with couples.
 
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Minneapolis, MN 55401
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Shanna Teresa Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PhD
Verified
My experience teaching courses in French and world literature and queer, feminist, and transgender theory also informs the way that I listen and support what is creative—and what is writing and written—in my clients.
As a clinician in training for Lacanian psychoanalysis, I will tune in to what’s causing suffering in your life. Symptoms and crises appear at precise moments in our lives, with logics of their own linked to the unsaid and the unspeakable. This is why the one "rule" of psychoanalysis is free association: saying anything and everything that comes to mind. By working in session with your dreams, we will make a space for your unconscious, for what is not working in your life, and we will explore both what is out of control and what it is you want.
(320) 558-7413 
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Minneapolis, MN 55413
Offers online therapy
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Tim Winchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified
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 the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. For the past 10 years I've been providing individual therapy for adults coping with depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria , LGBT issues, drug and alcohol issues and PTSD.
(402) 620-6996 
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Minneapolis, MN 55408
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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 Minneapolis and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

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

Transgender people in Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, transgender friendly therapists in Minneapolis, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

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