Transgender Therapists in Durham, NC

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Photo of Amber L. Borcyk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Durham, NC
Amber L. Borcyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSWA
Verified
In therapy, we’ll foster opportunities for you to untangle your authentic voice from the tall tales of other's expectations—including societal. I work with people of all races who identify as one or more of the following identities: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Pansexual, Queer, Asexual, Intersex, Transgender , Agender, or Non-binary. Additionally, I help people who are Aromantic or are in diverse partnerships such as ethical non-monogamy or alternative relationships informed by BDSM. I also support folx with sexual health difficulties, desire discrepancies, and relationship distress.
(336) 443-6348 
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Durham, NC 27705
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Kristen Anne Verrill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA LIT
Verified
I am Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for LGBTQ+ adults, couples, and adolescents. I have experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADD, ADHD, and personality disorders. I have also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration and struggles related to body dysphoria.
(984) 400-5597 
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Durham, NC 27707
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Logan Greenleaf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
I'm a LCSWA and an out trans person specializing in trauma and LGBT-issues, particularly transgender .
My style is heavily collaborative with my clients, and I work hard to ensure clients feel comfortable and heard regardless of identity or background. I make continual efforts to stay educated, and my passion lies with underserved populations in need of safe places to seek counseling. Sessions are goal-oriented, strengths-based, and my role more like a Virgil to a client's Dante; I intend to serve as a gentle and informed companion on a client's personal journey.
(404) 962-7312 
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Durham, NC 27713
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J. Louise Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified
I am a member of WPATH and provide queer and gender expansive competent therapy and evaluations for transgender community members seeking a range of medical interventions.
September 2022: I am not accepting new patients until after the start of 2023. You are welcome to contact me and I will respond about availability when I am able. I am a warm and charismatic psychotherapist and am excited to become a resource and support for you. If you have become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, are worried that you have developed an addiction, or are concerned that your trauma is impacting you lust for life, you may be at the precipice of profound growth. Together we can create a safe enough space to navigate your change efforts in an effective and affirming way.
(910) 319-9550 
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Durham, NC 27713
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Ana Adelstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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 
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Durham, NC 27708
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Cat Salemi
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
Cat Salemi (they/them) is experienced in treating clients struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma. They also have experience counseling people with ADHD and people on the autism spectrum, using a non-pathological and neurodiversity-based approach. Cat is especially passionate about helping transgender , nonbinary, and gender diverse individuals find happiness and live life as their authentic selves. Cat identifies as nonbinary and is a proud part of the LGBTQIA+ community. They are kink-affirming, polyamorous-allied, use a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach, and are committed to anti-racist practice.
(919) 298-8740 
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Durham, NC 27705
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Louis A Giordano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, BCPCC
Verified
*Please email me for info.* Dr. Giordano's sister Maryann died in 1986 after a 3.5-year struggle with cancer. After Dr. Giordano's last cancer treatment, he began his undergraduate in psychology. Dr. Giordano is the grateful father of two adults. These and many other experiences help Dr. Giordano understand first hand the impact of living with and losing a terminally ill sibling, the effects of losing a child on parents, being diagnosed and treated for cancer, and the challenges related to marriage, divorce, remarriage, raising children, blended families, caring for aging parents, and LGBTQ issues including transgender transition.
(919) 794-8377 
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Durham, NC 27704
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Jennie Dickson-Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP, E-RYT
Verified
Seeking support can be a difficult yet rewarding step toward change and growth. I strive to understand your suffering in the context of your whole life and identity, using a warm and non-judgmental approach. I work with people to decrease distress, improve mood, process grief and traumatic experiences, explore identity, improve confidence, address eating and body image concerns, make life decisions, navigate transitions, enhance relationships, and develop a deeper awareness of emotions and connection to the body. I welcome clients from all sexual orientations and gender identities, including transgender people, as well as all racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
(919) 372-3954 
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Durham, NC 27705
Not accepting new clients
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Terri Gallant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I enjoy working with parents who are learning to alter ineffective parenting styles and parents who are moving toward accepting and nurturing their gay, lesbian or transgender child.
I have worked as a social worker for over 20 years and feel most rewarded in assisting those struggling to identify how life holds each of us back, locating the courage to confront barriers to living our best life and managing life transitions. I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma (and in particular adults who have experienced childhood trauma), anxiety disorders, depression, substance use/abuse and self harm behaviors. I work with mid-life individuals who are learning to navigate stressors particular to the "third act" of life while sustaining a balanced and meaningful life.
(612) 260-9492 
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Durham, NC 27705
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Emmy Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Whatever you did to survive was exactly right and was necessary for your survival. I view eating disorders, substance use disorders, self-harm, and suicidality as lifesaving ways that you adapted to difficult circumstances, even if they are also negatively impacting your life. We will honor and value those techniques, and we will work to understand why you used those techniques. We’ll use that knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions about whether to continue to use those same techniques, or whether to add additional tools to your toolbox to use.
(919) 568-5556 
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Durham, NC 27705
Not accepting new clients
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Julia Springer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified
Currently accepting new clients as of September 2022! I am a white, non-binary Jewish licensed clinical social worker (LCSWA) who provides therapy and consultation services in Durham, NC. I currently offer in-person and remote options. I specialize in working with queer and trans folks and people with complex relationships with food and body image. I also work with folks who are experiencing anxiety, depression, burnout, career and relationship uncertainty. I am also polyam, kink and sex worker positive.
(919) 230-9902 
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Durham, NC 27705
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Dr. Amar Saxena
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP-P
Verified
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 7 years of experience providing therapy and testing. As an openly queer and trans person of color, my experiences of both privilege and oppression greatly inform my clinical practice. I infuse themes of multiculturalism, social justice, intersectionality, liberation, and feminism into therapy as needed. I have worked with the LGBTQ+ community for most of my clinical career, and have training & a particular passion for working with trans, non-binary, and gender diverse clients. Sex positive and kink, sex worker & poly friendly.
(984) 201-7803 
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Durham, NC 27707
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Phil Stillman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
For many, these last few years have been exceptionally difficult, and in one way or another most of us are struggling right now. I (they/them) believe that developing a deeper understanding of what you’re going through and how you’re coping can help you get to a better mental place. I strive to be a careful listener who will treat you as the expert of your own experience and endeavor to help you understand and overcome the things that are hurting you or holding you back.
(984) 600-6177 
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Durham, NC 27701
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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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Durham, NC 27704
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Louis Sawyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Doing psychotherapy is a lot like playing jazz: The challenge for me as therapist is to stay in tune with the patient's own creative, self-healing process and to provide a safe container ("rhythm section"). The patient's life narratives are the "melodies" to be composed, developed, & improvised. My ideal patient is motivated to show up and do the work involved in creating/healing and to allow the therapeutic relationship to support the work. My private practice (The Androgyny Center) serves adult patients of all genders. I also do consultations with families and professionals regarding developmental issues re gender and sexual orientation.
(984) 369-9160 
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Durham, NC 27705
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Blair Somerville
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
Sometimes life creates change when we aren't ready. You may find that life transitions have left you feeling differently than you expected, or you're discovering things about yourself that you aren't sure what to do with. Sometimes loved ones change in ways that challenge us, and sometimes we grow and hope our loved ones will grow with us. Sometimes LGBTQIA+ identities have specific needs, particularly for couples and families adjusting to newly expressed identities and searching for a healthy, supportive dynamic. Unfortunately, coping with these unexpected changes usually isn't a smooth, easy, or pretty process.
(984) 205-9001 
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Durham, NC 27705
Not accepting new clients
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Raye Dooley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
I work with non-binary, trans, intersex, and LGBQ people ages 21+ around issues of identity discovery. I’m also committed to providing culturally resonant services to LGBTQI people experiencing activism burn-out; addiction; anxiety; career uncertainty; family planning challenges; chronic illness; depression; life transition; and the impacts of systemic oppression. Additionally. I collaborate with LGBTQI people's communities to help them best support their LGBTQI loved one.
(984) 205-8050 
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Durham, NC 27705
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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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Durham, NC 27707
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Anna Weber
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
My counseling experience stems from working with womxn with substance use disorders and TLGBQ+ folx. The mental health experiences that we have worked through together include complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger management, borderline, bipolar, ADHD, identity exploration, gender-affirming services, relationship issues, life transitions, and grief/loss. I identify as an anti-oppressive therapist who believes healing is a crucial form of intra- and interpersonal justice. I recognize systems and communities as factors that underlay mental health concerns and as spaces that we can reclaim to heal together.
(984) 422-3610 
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Durham, NC 27707
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Kristen Bounds
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
When it comes to sex and intimacy, we get a lot of messages from the people around us and from society in general about what is right and wrong. I encourage my clients to question those messages and decide on the narrative that fits best for their lives.
(919) 343-9189 
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Durham, NC 27707
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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 Durham and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

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

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

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