Transgender Therapists in Asheville, NC

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Kai Herschl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS, call to be added to waitlist* My name is Kai (he/him), I'm a clinical social worker/therapist at the Fosnight Center for Sexual Health located in Asheville, NC. I openly identify with the LGBTQIA+ community as a Queer, transgender man, and I have over five years of experience working in trauma and crisis counseling. I am sex-positive, sex worker-allied, BDSM/Kink-aware, domestic violence-informed, and allied with consensual, non-monogamous/polyamorous communities. I utilize an anti-racist, intersectional framework to decenter white-ness in clinical spaces and promote culturally responsive care.
(828) 332-5401 
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Asheville, NC 28803
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Samantha Willis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
The challenges that are presented in your life can greatly affect the quality of your life. I assist individuals in finding direction by utilizing an affirming, empowering, and judgment-free approach in a safe environment. I specialize in trauma and dissociative symptoms and work with the LGBTQ+, transgender , gender expressive, sex worker, poly, and kink communities. My approach to counseling is to meet you where you are and work together to meet collaborative treatment goals.
(205) 583-1765 
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Asheville, NC 28806
Not accepting new clients
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Chris E Carson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I am a psychotherapist for individuals and couples. Do you want stronger, clearer and healthier relationships? My clients consist mainly of open minded, artistic and unconventional persons wanting more intimacy and connection or wanting to explore their innate gifts and talents. I also work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary persons. However, I love working with anyone who is seeking growth, wholeness and perspective.
(804) 651-3941 
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Asheville, NC 28803
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Cullen Sprague
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have supported transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and am attuned to issues of transitioning and safety.
Are you questioning your sexual, gender, racial, or family identity? Are you struggling to make peace with the past while staying in the present? Are your behaviors not in alignment with your values? Regardless, you are refusing to minimize the issues you face by initiating therapy and prioritizing yourself. This courage will be the foundation for our work. I am a warm and engaging therapist that has success addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and anger. I have a psychodynamic framework, utilize EMDR to address trauma, and mindfulness for mood management. I provide individual/couples counseling for ages 17 and above.
(773) 355-4595 
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Rebecca Campbell
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Adolescence to early adulthood can be a confusing and overwhelming time in a person’s development, but it’s a time with potential for powerful growth and healing. Your teen or young adult may be navigating sexual and gender preferences, peer relationships, and school responsibilities. They may be suffering from discrimination or bullying. Often these experiences can erupt in an array of struggles– anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria , anger, isolation, body image issues, or lack of focus. You want your kid to feel comfortable in their own skin; to learn ways to accept themselves and to thrive on whatever path they choose.
(828) 656-5612 
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Asheville, NC 28806
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Frank Overton
Counselor, ThM, NCLCMHC, NCLMFT
Verified
Thanks to COVID, I'm working only via telehealth which reduces your commute time. If you're looking for a seasoned and experienced therapist, reach out, we can consult and see if working with me is useful to you. My clients tend to be working on being awake and aware of and attuned to the complexity of our culture today. I work with issues of alternative sexuality, gender dysphoria , relationships in all forms including relationships that are kink friendly and/or poly.
(919) 443-6303 
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Asheville, NC 28804
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Nich Lyle
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
Are you struggling with being present? Does living a meaningful life sound like fantasy? Perhaps you’re struggling with your identity or not being seen for the person you are. Are you feeling a crippling weight of expectations for who you “should” be or what you “should” do? Do you find yourself constantly overwhelmed, difficulty focusing, or over thinking? Do days and months pass with nothing to show for them, nothing changing? As life happens around you, do you find yourself falling into unhelpful or even painful patterns to cope? Do you want things to change for the better, to feel hopeful again, but don’t know where to begin?
(828) 482-0896 
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Asheville, NC 28803
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Cole Armbrust
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MAEd, LCSW
Verified
I am casual and tattooed, and that tends to work for most people... even if it's vastly different from how people picture a typical 'therapist'. I feel very privileged to work with members of the LGBTQ+ community and believe I offer a unique perspective as a trans man (that also happens to be a therapist). I really enjoy providing support to folks while they explore components of their authentic identities. I am comfortable working with folks that identify with being poly and/or kinky (No shaming here!).
(828) 333-5004 
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Tricia Osterberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified
I am here to help people struggling with navigating a world that feels like it's not built for them. Whether it's working through gender/sexuality issues, trauma, or figuring out how to be in the world without drugs and alcohol, I work with folks to strengthen their own inner wisdom in order to walk through the world whole and confident with a sense of belonging. I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to come as you are, discover who you want to be, and figure out what is getting in the way.
(828) 521-0449 
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Asheville, NC 28801
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T.j. Stiers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The process of therapy is about removing your personal blocks to healing and helping you to remember all that is good, right, and well within you. The path to achieving this can be varied and uniquely personal. I use a variety of methods including traditional psychotherapy and EMDR to assist you in your process. I have helped clients process traumatic memories, cope with grief, and move from anxiety and depression to states of mindful calmness and well being.
(828) 597-0638 
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Bryan Gillette
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
You come home after work or school, barely say a word, and hide out in your room for the rest of the evening. Or maybe you hold it together all day before jumping into your car and then break down. No matter how it plays out, you’re here because you want something different. Also, you want others to see you beyond a list of symptoms – anxiety, depression, or an apparent need for a new set of social skills. You want to work with someone who can see the WHOLE person!
(828) 882-2876 
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Katherine Sloan
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, LCMHCS, LCAS
Verified
No longer taking new clients. I am a LCMHCS (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor) who specializes in providing counseling to adults. During therapy sessions, I pull from trauma-informed approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based stress reduction to empower clients to embrace authentic self-expression and increase their feelings of self-worth and well-being. I also specialize in treating ADHD in adults. I am also a Licensed Supervisor with experience supervising interns. I have 20 years of counseling experience.
(828) 471-9905 
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Asheville, NC 28805
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Lindsey Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
You deserve to be more engaged in the present moment and hopeful for your future. I am highly motivated to collaborate with you in achieving your personal goals, improving your mental health, enhancing your quality of life, and celebrating your resilience. We will build a therapeutic relationship to help you heal from past traumas, challenge unhelpful thinking patterns, evaluate unfulfilling relationships, and practice new skills to build a life in which you feel empowered and satisfied. My hope is for you to feel safe bringing your whole self to therapy. My goal is for you to be heard, validated, and witnessed in your growth.
(828) 332-5766 
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Asheville, NC 28806
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Stacia Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MEd, LCSW
Verified
You feel disconnected. Old stories flood back in. You're ensnared in the same push-pull or retreating patterns. Unsure how much to let others in. You're exhausted. You want to feel love. Connected to tears and laughter. Connected to yourself, your loved ones, your community. You want to belong. You're ready to invite, work, reclaim and live your story. You want to give thanks to what has gotten you to this point, honor it, and compost what no longer serves you. You're ready for the next step. You are the hero(ine) of this story.
(828) 382-8764 
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Kara Catrelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CVA, CAP
Verified
With over 25 years in the mental health field and 13 years in private practice, I offer a multitude of personal and professional experience. Much of our suffering is due to dissatisfaction in relationships. Sadly, many relationships end prematurely when we are most hurt and emotionally vulnerable. However, this is the time when the very intimacy we were lacking prior has the potential to finally break through. I give you tools and insight to heal old wounds that are holding you back from experiencing the love you seek within yourself and others. Together we address the intrapsychic conflicts and longings of the soul.
(828) 782-3435 
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Allison Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Adolescence and young adulthood are challenging times, full of growth and transition for individuals and families. I love supporting adolescents and emerging adults as they explore their identities and light their paths into adulthood. I am skilled at working with families through these transitional times, and also enjoy supporting couples in achieving healthy communication and partnership. My clinical experience runs the gamut from in-home work with court mandated youth, residential work with adolescent girls, and community-based outpatient therapy with high school students and kids in foster care.
(828) 481-8514 
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Asheville, NC 28803
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Melissa Leonhardt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
I welcome clients of all genders. I respect that gender identity may not be the central issue, I also help you work on things such as anxiety and depression. I welcome clients who are working to better understand their gender identity or those seeking gender transition. I can help with related to gender, including social isolation and family issues. If transitioning, I provide therapy for hormone treatment and gender transition-related surgeries. I also provide therapy for Depression and Anxiety. Please email- brandnewdaycounseling@gmail.com
(828) 266-0467 
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Sam Pranger Silvaine
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
Current Openings. Individuals: I work with many folks experiencing the recoil of trauma, including familial and systemic trauma, and how it impacts mood, meaning, and relationship issues. My job is to help you explore the unknown and rejected parts of you, learning how to change your relationship to those parts so that you can live a more connected and meaningful life. I work with adults with a wide variety of backgrounds and presenting concerns and specialize in working with queer and trans folks. My approach is highly relational, with emphasis on nourishing self and other awareness.
(630) 485-0391 
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Asheville, NC 28806
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Brittany Bate
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Do you feel alone, scared, or unsupported as you navigate various changes, challenges, or identities? Are you, or a loved one, exploring your gender identity, gender expression, or transitioning? Are you stressed, anxious, or concerned with one or more relationships in your life? Are you, or a loved one, struggling with grief, loss, addiction, or healing after a traumatic event? Maybe pandemic stress and grief has just gotten to be too much? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you've made the right choice by being here. And I know this is hard, but you're brave. Just being here shows that!
(919) 849-8018 
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Asheville, NC 28803
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Maggie Cohen MacLeod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
My practice is based on anti-oppressive principles & embodied awareness. I'm an openly queer therapist, and I work with adults 25+ of all sexualities & genders to address depression, anxiety, life transitions, chronic pain, family conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem, & trauma using a holistic approach to healing. I have expertise in addressing sexual violence & the traumatic effects of systems (racism, sexism, homophobia etc). I encourage clients to nurture their inner voice, to gently observe what happens in the present moment, & to engage actively in the therapeutic process. My practice is poly, kink & sex worker affirming.
 
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Asheville, NC 28801
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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 Asheville and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

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

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

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