Transgender Therapists in Portland, OR

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Lauren Beaudoin-Colegrove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97236  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Please note that I am not currently accepting new clients as of April 2024. Hi! I'm Lauren, a non-binary, queer-identified therapist practicing psychodynamic clinical social work in Oregon and Massachusetts. I specialize in working with clients of all ages who identify as transgender/non-binary and/or along the LGBQIA+ spectrum. In addition, I help clients work through issues related to ADHD, depression, anxiety, postpartum mood changes, parenthood, relationship issues, and trauma.
Please note that I am not currently accepting new clients as of April 2024. Hi! I'm Lauren, a non-binary, queer-identified therapist practicing psychodynamic clinical social work in Oregon and Massachusetts. I specialize in working with clients of all ages who identify as transgender/non-binary and/or along the LGBQIA+ spectrum. In addition, I help clients work through issues related to ADHD, depression, anxiety, postpartum mood changes, parenthood, relationship issues, and trauma.
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Stace Parlen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
My work is primarily with LGBTQ communities with a specialty in transgender identities. This includes letter writing, supporting individuals, families, and relationships through social, spiritual, medical, and/or the multiple ways one can transition. I also work with LGBTQ individuals and families surrounding day-to-day concerns that may have little to do with their gender and/or sexual orientation. This may include relationship conflict, grief/loss, life transitions, and/or mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. I currently work with children/teens and adults 10 and up in a private practice setting.
My work is primarily with LGBTQ communities with a specialty in transgender identities. This includes letter writing, supporting individuals, families, and relationships through social, spiritual, medical, and/or the multiple ways one can transition. I also work with LGBTQ individuals and families surrounding day-to-day concerns that may have little to do with their gender and/or sexual orientation. This may include relationship conflict, grief/loss, life transitions, and/or mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. I currently work with children/teens and adults 10 and up in a private practice setting.
(503) 278-5573 View (503) 278-5573
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Joey De Armond-Reid
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
I identify as a transgender man who is motivated to work with LGBTQ+ individuals from adolescents to adults providing affirming care.
I have worked in complicated systems which include the criminal legal system, working with houseless folks seeking services and in primary care working with youth and families in pediatrics. I base my practice as trauma-informed, client centered, and using a social justice lens. My practice consists of Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, Attachment Theory, and Narrative Therapy.
I identify as a transgender man who is motivated to work with LGBTQ+ individuals from adolescents to adults providing affirming care.
I have worked in complicated systems which include the criminal legal system, working with houseless folks seeking services and in primary care working with youth and families in pediatrics. I base my practice as trauma-informed, client centered, and using a social justice lens. My practice consists of Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, Attachment Theory, and Narrative Therapy.
(971) 251-2142 View (971) 251-2142
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Clark Hazel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, AM
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I work with those who are questioning their gender identity, navigating barriers to receiving gender affirming care, and working with folks experiencing difficult family relationships related to their transgender/non-binary identity.
Are you looking to make changes in your life but are unsure of where to start? It can be especially challenging to navigate life right now with the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and the unveiling of the multitude of intertwined systems of oppression we find ourselves in at this time. You are not alone in experiencing concerns, outrage, and fear. I am here to accompany you in navigating these challenges and also acknowledging the joy in life. You are deserving of support and a space to talk openly. I am someone you can trust to process your fears and anxieties with as well as cultivate hope for your future.
I work with those who are questioning their gender identity, navigating barriers to receiving gender affirming care, and working with folks experiencing difficult family relationships related to their transgender/non-binary identity.
Are you looking to make changes in your life but are unsure of where to start? It can be especially challenging to navigate life right now with the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and the unveiling of the multitude of intertwined systems of oppression we find ourselves in at this time. You are not alone in experiencing concerns, outrage, and fear. I am here to accompany you in navigating these challenges and also acknowledging the joy in life. You are deserving of support and a space to talk openly. I am someone you can trust to process your fears and anxieties with as well as cultivate hope for your future.
(971) 365-3367 View (971) 365-3367
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Dr. Chandra Mundon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
I also specialize in Gender Affirming Care for transgender and gender diverse individuals.
Everybody deserves a space where they can feel truly seen, heard, and understood without judgment. As a clinical psychologist, I strive to provide therapy that is collaborative, effective, and uniquely tailored to every client. I have extensive training and clinical experience working with clients from all walks of life on a wide range of issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, family-of-origin, cultural identity, codependency, relationships, etc. I also enjoy working with couples (monogamous or non-monogamous) and families.
I also specialize in Gender Affirming Care for transgender and gender diverse individuals.
Everybody deserves a space where they can feel truly seen, heard, and understood without judgment. As a clinical psychologist, I strive to provide therapy that is collaborative, effective, and uniquely tailored to every client. I have extensive training and clinical experience working with clients from all walks of life on a wide range of issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, family-of-origin, cultural identity, codependency, relationships, etc. I also enjoy working with couples (monogamous or non-monogamous) and families.
(503) 343-4306 View (503) 343-4306
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Fumiyo Nishimoto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families with mental health recovery, grief, loss, relationships, immigration/acculturation, racial identity, gender identity, transgender wellness, women’s wellness, body image, trauma, Ancestral/Intergenerational trauma, combat veterans, and performance anxiety for athletes.
Therapy is writing your own story as we embrace the ‘self as inherently fluid’ and that all individuals are capable of crafting new and empowering stories that include a new sense of self. This is a healing journey, and I'm here to connect with you to explore together the trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent you from healing, growing and living the fulfilling life you are seeking.
I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families with mental health recovery, grief, loss, relationships, immigration/acculturation, racial identity, gender identity, transgender wellness, women’s wellness, body image, trauma, Ancestral/Intergenerational trauma, combat veterans, and performance anxiety for athletes.
Therapy is writing your own story as we embrace the ‘self as inherently fluid’ and that all individuals are capable of crafting new and empowering stories that include a new sense of self. This is a healing journey, and I'm here to connect with you to explore together the trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent you from healing, growing and living the fulfilling life you are seeking.
(971) 231-2579 View (971) 231-2579
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Shelly Nicol
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am also well-versed in providing gender affirming mental health care and surgery referral letters for transgender and gender nonconforming adults.
I have more information on my website: shellynicolpsyd.com
I am also well-versed in providing gender affirming mental health care and surgery referral letters for transgender and gender nonconforming adults.
I have more information on my website: shellynicolpsyd.com
(503) 832-4759 View (503) 832-4759
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Dr. Reece Henrichs-Beck
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
I especially enjoy working with folks in the LGBTQIA2S+ community, including providing expert support for transgender and gender-expansive adults and teens (age 14 and up).
I work with people from all backgrounds with a wide array of needs and wants in therapy. Drawing from a variety of approaches, I provide collaborative therapy tailored for each client. I specialize in trauma treatment, particularly complex, developmental, and family trauma. Some of the other areas I frequently work with include relationships (of all kinds), identity, men’s issues, graduate students, living in recovery, and family concerns, including adult children of alcoholic or dysfunctional families.
I especially enjoy working with folks in the LGBTQIA2S+ community, including providing expert support for transgender and gender-expansive adults and teens (age 14 and up).
I work with people from all backgrounds with a wide array of needs and wants in therapy. Drawing from a variety of approaches, I provide collaborative therapy tailored for each client. I specialize in trauma treatment, particularly complex, developmental, and family trauma. Some of the other areas I frequently work with include relationships (of all kinds), identity, men’s issues, graduate students, living in recovery, and family concerns, including adult children of alcoholic or dysfunctional families.
(458) 234-6871 View (458) 234-6871
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Monica Provence
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97218  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary individuals & their loved ones.
I am honored to build an affirmative practice that brings in-depth, contemporary, relational psychotherapy to my community. I hope to build therapeutic relationships that encourage my clients to process and fully experience emotions, move through depression and anxiety, and re-frame negative thoughts and patterns with a deeper understanding of their origins. Together, we engage bravely (and playfully) with unexamined thoughts, feelings and experiences!
I have a passion for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary individuals & their loved ones.
I am honored to build an affirmative practice that brings in-depth, contemporary, relational psychotherapy to my community. I hope to build therapeutic relationships that encourage my clients to process and fully experience emotions, move through depression and anxiety, and re-frame negative thoughts and patterns with a deeper understanding of their origins. Together, we engage bravely (and playfully) with unexamined thoughts, feelings and experiences!
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Bethprana Novi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ population, especially transgender and non-binary individuals.
I believe that you are the expert in your own life. My job as your therapist is to help you to find solutions and answers that work for you. I will walk beside you on your path, providing guidance, support and direction when needed. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where ideas, concepts, and problems can be examined without pressure. I would like for you to think of my expertise and the therapeutic experience as a tool you can use in order to achieve your goals and start to live the kind of positive life you have imagined.
I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ population, especially transgender and non-binary individuals.
I believe that you are the expert in your own life. My job as your therapist is to help you to find solutions and answers that work for you. I will walk beside you on your path, providing guidance, support and direction when needed. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where ideas, concepts, and problems can be examined without pressure. I would like for you to think of my expertise and the therapeutic experience as a tool you can use in order to achieve your goals and start to live the kind of positive life you have imagined.
(503) 451-6738 View (503) 451-6738
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Jayna Bates
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97203  (Online Only)
Hello there! I am a professional counselor associate who has been working for over 3 years. I am a queer non-binary femme and have a lot of experience with LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as partners and family of transgender individuals. Furthermore, I enjoy working with clients in non-traditional relationship styles, such as polyamory or long-distance relationships. I can assist in processing religious trauma and figuring out how to meet spiritual needs in new ways. I also have a lot of insight and compassion for men who want to build introspective skills.
Hello there! I am a professional counselor associate who has been working for over 3 years. I am a queer non-binary femme and have a lot of experience with LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as partners and family of transgender individuals. Furthermore, I enjoy working with clients in non-traditional relationship styles, such as polyamory or long-distance relationships. I can assist in processing religious trauma and figuring out how to meet spiritual needs in new ways. I also have a lot of insight and compassion for men who want to build introspective skills.
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Amelia Patrice
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
Do you identify as transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or gender-nonconforming? Are you neurodivergent (such as ADHD or autism), or have a disability? Do you work in social justice or in the sex industry? I bring experience in these areas to support you in your healing process. Whether you are addressing PTSD, chronic PTSD, suicidal thoughts and feelings, anxiety, stress or depression, or want to improve your self-esteem, I can help.
Do you identify as transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or gender-nonconforming? Are you neurodivergent (such as ADHD or autism), or have a disability? Do you work in social justice or in the sex industry? I bring experience in these areas to support you in your healing process. Whether you are addressing PTSD, chronic PTSD, suicidal thoughts and feelings, anxiety, stress or depression, or want to improve your self-esteem, I can help.
(503) 809-8652 View (503) 809-8652
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Homebody Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I treat individuals with a variety of concerns including identity development, gender dysphoria, body kindness, self esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, and LGBTQIA2s+ specific issues.
Hi, I'm Michelle Sargenti and my therapy practice is Homebody Counseling, LLC. I firmly believe that we are all deserving of peace, and my intention is to support you in claiming yours. As a therapist, I aim to show up as my authentic self - someone who will laugh with you, grieve with you, celebrate you, and support you in navigating life’s challenges while providing insight into tools that ease the process.
I treat individuals with a variety of concerns including identity development, gender dysphoria, body kindness, self esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, and LGBTQIA2s+ specific issues.
Hi, I'm Michelle Sargenti and my therapy practice is Homebody Counseling, LLC. I firmly believe that we are all deserving of peace, and my intention is to support you in claiming yours. As a therapist, I aim to show up as my authentic self - someone who will laugh with you, grieve with you, celebrate you, and support you in navigating life’s challenges while providing insight into tools that ease the process.
(503) 994-5643 View (503) 994-5643
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Forrest Merrill
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
I provide identity affirming therapy for transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals, including assessments and referrals for gender affirming medical care.
***NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I work with adults and couples from diverse backgrounds. Using a collaborative, relational approach I help you with your struggles with anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, multicultural identity concerns, and life transitions. The foundation of my approach focuses on developing a shared understanding of your current struggles and how personal, relational, familial, and cultural experiences help shape your unique life circumstances. While doing this I help you expand and enrich your ability to cope so that you may be more empowered to generate change in your life.
I provide identity affirming therapy for transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals, including assessments and referrals for gender affirming medical care.
***NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I work with adults and couples from diverse backgrounds. Using a collaborative, relational approach I help you with your struggles with anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, multicultural identity concerns, and life transitions. The foundation of my approach focuses on developing a shared understanding of your current struggles and how personal, relational, familial, and cultural experiences help shape your unique life circumstances. While doing this I help you expand and enrich your ability to cope so that you may be more empowered to generate change in your life.
(503) 444-3027 View (503) 444-3027
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Full Spectrum Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR, LAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
We work with people from all walks of life, including transgender, non-binary, and questioning people of all ages. Our providers have a special passion for working with people in the LGBTQ+ community. We specialize in helping people navigate the challenges of understanding the intersections of their identity, relationships, and the larger world. For youth (and adults too!), we can offer specialized creative approaches that support healing and identity exploration when talking is too hard.
We work with people from all walks of life, including transgender, non-binary, and questioning people of all ages. Our providers have a special passion for working with people in the LGBTQ+ community. We specialize in helping people navigate the challenges of understanding the intersections of their identity, relationships, and the larger world. For youth (and adults too!), we can offer specialized creative approaches that support healing and identity exploration when talking is too hard.
(503) 966-9486 View (503) 966-9486
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Morgan Looney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
I am able to support medical transition, assess and dx gender dysphoria, and provide psychoeducation for trans considerations with families.
Sept. 2023 I have openings for new clients. My hours are 8am-3pm M-F. I also can set up assessment only appointments for folx needing WPATH letters of support. Email is the best way to contact me. I keep a waitlist, reach out to be added. My practice focuses on supporting gender diverse, teen, & BIPOC communities.
I am able to support medical transition, assess and dx gender dysphoria, and provide psychoeducation for trans considerations with families.
Sept. 2023 I have openings for new clients. My hours are 8am-3pm M-F. I also can set up assessment only appointments for folx needing WPATH letters of support. Email is the best way to contact me. I keep a waitlist, reach out to be added. My practice focuses on supporting gender diverse, teen, & BIPOC communities.
(971) 257-1543 View (971) 257-1543
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Spectrum Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
Waitlist for new clients
We specialize in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, queer, and questioning populations.
Spectrum Counseling is growing and adding new therapists! Please contact us to be placed on our waitlist for therapy. Visit our website for more information by clicking the "website" button on the left.
We specialize in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, queer, and questioning populations.
Spectrum Counseling is growing and adding new therapists! Please contact us to be placed on our waitlist for therapy. Visit our website for more information by clicking the "website" button on the left.
(971) 264-7581 View (971) 264-7581
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Kristen A. Berglund
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years of experience working with teens and adults. My passions include treating sexual and other trauma (including complex PTSD) and providing affirming care to the transgender and nonbinary community (ages 14+). Practicing with an eclectic approach, I borrow techniques and theory from several different areas (DBT, IFS, EMDR, Humanism and psychoeducation). My clients are partners in therapy; we work together to find what works best for each person. My clients tell me that they feel safe and valued in our sessions. I am dually licensed in both Texas and Oregon.
I have over 15 years of experience working with teens and adults. My passions include treating sexual and other trauma (including complex PTSD) and providing affirming care to the transgender and nonbinary community (ages 14+). Practicing with an eclectic approach, I borrow techniques and theory from several different areas (DBT, IFS, EMDR, Humanism and psychoeducation). My clients are partners in therapy; we work together to find what works best for each person. My clients tell me that they feel safe and valued in our sessions. I am dually licensed in both Texas and Oregon.
(971) 298-9340 View (971) 298-9340
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Stacy Sheffler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97203
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with transgender clients, mood disorders and trauma.
If you would like support while addressing: current stressors, pains, trauma, struggles, transitions, communication needs, healing from relationships, or identity I can help guide you within your own journey to ease these feelings for you and develop fulfilling coping skills. I am also supportive of incorporating your partner or your family to aid in healing, communication and healthier dynamics. I am client centered and focus on what you would like your journey in therapy to look and feel like. I am attachment theory and trauma focused in my modalities.
I specialize in working with transgender clients, mood disorders and trauma.
If you would like support while addressing: current stressors, pains, trauma, struggles, transitions, communication needs, healing from relationships, or identity I can help guide you within your own journey to ease these feelings for you and develop fulfilling coping skills. I am also supportive of incorporating your partner or your family to aid in healing, communication and healthier dynamics. I am client centered and focus on what you would like your journey in therapy to look and feel like. I am attachment theory and trauma focused in my modalities.
(503) 379-9761 View (503) 379-9761
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Dr. Luke R. Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
I specialize in working transgender and non-binary youth and their families on matters related to gender identity.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
I specialize in working transgender and non-binary youth and their families on matters related to gender identity.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
(971) 715-0631 View (971) 715-0631
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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.