Transgender Therapists in Franklin, TN

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Tynya Patton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, SP
Verified Verified
Franklin, TN 37064  (Online Only)
Are you depressed or anxious or both? You’ve tried a lot of things but nothing seems to help. You’re not fully accepted by your family and friends because of your gender expression or sexuality. Anxiety only adds to your distress. Gender dysphoria may manifest as depression, anxiety, or feeling disgust at the way your body looks. You can learn ways to cope with dysphoria. We can work together to use coping skills.
Are you depressed or anxious or both? You’ve tried a lot of things but nothing seems to help. You’re not fully accepted by your family and friends because of your gender expression or sexuality. Anxiety only adds to your distress. Gender dysphoria may manifest as depression, anxiety, or feeling disgust at the way your body looks. You can learn ways to cope with dysphoria. We can work together to use coping skills.
(615) 492-2647 View (615) 492-2647
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Jacquelyn “Jackie” Taylor-Mays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-SWCM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37064  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Memphis, Tennessee online therapist. I am licensed and practice in the State of Tennessee and founder of Taylor-Mays Counseling & Support, Inc; “Therapy Bandwidth” with 20+ years of professional work experience. I am nonjudgmental and focused on helping an individual go through the process to accomplish goals. I help with coping skills, anger management, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, motivation and confidence. Career issues and job stress as well as professional development are areas of expertise. Let me help you with your goals and therapeutic journey. Check out www.therapybandwidth.com.
Memphis, Tennessee online therapist. I am licensed and practice in the State of Tennessee and founder of Taylor-Mays Counseling & Support, Inc; “Therapy Bandwidth” with 20+ years of professional work experience. I am nonjudgmental and focused on helping an individual go through the process to accomplish goals. I help with coping skills, anger management, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, motivation and confidence. Career issues and job stress as well as professional development are areas of expertise. Let me help you with your goals and therapeutic journey. Check out www.therapybandwidth.com.
(901) 582-8327 View (901) 582-8327
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Stephen Lockridge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MTS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37064
Each of us has our own unique path and challenges to navigate in this life. Many of us struggle to find the freedom to live out our truth and to follow our hearts because we are bound by societal and/or familial conditioning and programming that pressures us to fit into a certain mold that may not align with who we are and what we find to be true. This binding can often show up as anxiety or unhappiness, and many of us have trauma that continues to live in our bodies influencing the ways in which we react to what we encounter in life. We can work together to understand and alleviate what is keeping you from being more free.
Each of us has our own unique path and challenges to navigate in this life. Many of us struggle to find the freedom to live out our truth and to follow our hearts because we are bound by societal and/or familial conditioning and programming that pressures us to fit into a certain mold that may not align with who we are and what we find to be true. This binding can often show up as anxiety or unhappiness, and many of us have trauma that continues to live in our bodies influencing the ways in which we react to what we encounter in life. We can work together to understand and alleviate what is keeping you from being more free.
(615) 398-6645 View (615) 398-6645
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Evan Clark Richardson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
Being heard, known, and connected are some of the greatest healing experiences. Your story and whole person deserve to belong. I desire to be a safe space for your vulnerability and authenticity. Whether it is your sexuality, gender identity, emotions, relationship challenges, trauma, or losses, you will be heard. More than ever, we need non-judgmental presence and hospitable relationships to share our fears and anxieties. I hope you accept this opportunity for you to be fully known and wholly you.
Being heard, known, and connected are some of the greatest healing experiences. Your story and whole person deserve to belong. I desire to be a safe space for your vulnerability and authenticity. Whether it is your sexuality, gender identity, emotions, relationship challenges, trauma, or losses, you will be heard. More than ever, we need non-judgmental presence and hospitable relationships to share our fears and anxieties. I hope you accept this opportunity for you to be fully known and wholly you.
(629) 299-2523 View (629) 299-2523
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Therapy Outside The Box
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37069
Waitlist for new clients
Do you see the world differently? Do you know to the very depths of your soul you're a spiritual being with a body? Are you 'awakening' and need knowledgeable support? Prepping for or integrating a psychedelic experience? Seeking unconventional healing approaches that reflect your uniqueness and spiritual worldview? For 24 yrs I've been helping people understand the past, heal and integrate wounded parts, discover an authentic spirituality, & embody Larger Self. My approach is relaxed, informal, creative, intuitive (claircognizant/clairsentient), psycho-spiritual, relational; real. I love learning, love people, and love this work.
Do you see the world differently? Do you know to the very depths of your soul you're a spiritual being with a body? Are you 'awakening' and need knowledgeable support? Prepping for or integrating a psychedelic experience? Seeking unconventional healing approaches that reflect your uniqueness and spiritual worldview? For 24 yrs I've been helping people understand the past, heal and integrate wounded parts, discover an authentic spirituality, & embody Larger Self. My approach is relaxed, informal, creative, intuitive (claircognizant/clairsentient), psycho-spiritual, relational; real. I love learning, love people, and love this work.
(615) 430-2778 View (615) 430-2778
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Hannah R. Pollok
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
Whether you are navigating life changes, facing depression, anxiety, or dealing with loss, stress, or difficult relationships - I am here for you. I believe that therapy is an essential part of personal growth, mental health management and healing trauma. As a therapist, I value authenticity, striving to create a relaxed environment, offer inclusive, culturally sensitive and client centered therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I hope to walk alongside my clients through the vulnerable therapeutic process as they learn, grow, and heal. I offer both in-person and Telehealth services to individuals and couples in Tennessee.
Whether you are navigating life changes, facing depression, anxiety, or dealing with loss, stress, or difficult relationships - I am here for you. I believe that therapy is an essential part of personal growth, mental health management and healing trauma. As a therapist, I value authenticity, striving to create a relaxed environment, offer inclusive, culturally sensitive and client centered therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I hope to walk alongside my clients through the vulnerable therapeutic process as they learn, grow, and heal. I offer both in-person and Telehealth services to individuals and couples in Tennessee.
(615) 471-6861 View (615) 471-6861
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Michelle Nagy
LPCMHSP, MEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
The ups and downs of life can be tough for us all. We strive every day to find a little more light, however, sometimes just as we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, an unexpected new challenge falls in our path. This can feel as if there is no way out. Counseling offers an avenue to work together to brighten this path. The experiences in our past impact the way we live our life today, how we cope with these challenges, and how we see our future. Finding the insight, self-knowledge and inner strength for better coping with our depression, anxiety, or uncertainty is the key to living our most fulfilling lives.
The ups and downs of life can be tough for us all. We strive every day to find a little more light, however, sometimes just as we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, an unexpected new challenge falls in our path. This can feel as if there is no way out. Counseling offers an avenue to work together to brighten this path. The experiences in our past impact the way we live our life today, how we cope with these challenges, and how we see our future. Finding the insight, self-knowledge and inner strength for better coping with our depression, anxiety, or uncertainty is the key to living our most fulfilling lives.
(615) 721-2480 View (615) 721-2480
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Tina Waymire Collier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
I serve individuals, children/adolescents, couples and families in embracing hope when you may otherwise feel lost. I provide a nurturing and secure atmosphere of trust while establishing a "partnership" with you regarding your care. I provide the type of therapy specific for your need and will utilize a variety of techniques to assist you in your journey. My goal is to educate my clients as to how to recognize their stressors in their lives, the impact on their mental health, how to deal with said stressors, and to learn preventative techniques.
I serve individuals, children/adolescents, couples and families in embracing hope when you may otherwise feel lost. I provide a nurturing and secure atmosphere of trust while establishing a "partnership" with you regarding your care. I provide the type of therapy specific for your need and will utilize a variety of techniques to assist you in your journey. My goal is to educate my clients as to how to recognize their stressors in their lives, the impact on their mental health, how to deal with said stressors, and to learn preventative techniques.
(615) 246-5108 View (615) 246-5108
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Megan Graf Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MA, SEP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
You know yourself best, and I hope to help guide you in the journey of improving your quality of life. We all need help from an outside perspective from time to time; I create a safe, non-judgmental, environment to help you with your goals. Battling anxiety? Wanting to grow into a more authentic you? Let's work together to meet these struggles head on.
You know yourself best, and I hope to help guide you in the journey of improving your quality of life. We all need help from an outside perspective from time to time; I create a safe, non-judgmental, environment to help you with your goals. Battling anxiety? Wanting to grow into a more authentic you? Let's work together to meet these struggles head on.
(615) 488-8736 View (615) 488-8736
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Restoration Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, MA, CST
Verified Verified
Franklin, TN 37067
Restoration Counseling Center was founded by three Christian Counselors in Franklin, Tennessee, who share a vision for providing healing, grace, and professionalism to those experiencing brokenness in their relationship with self, others, and God. Our counselors have all been trained through nationally accredited counseling programs emphasizing Christian integration. Therapists at Restoration Counseling Center are passionate about helping others attain their goals and consider it a privilege to walk alongside others in healing. We have therapists accepting new clients for immediate openings.
Restoration Counseling Center was founded by three Christian Counselors in Franklin, Tennessee, who share a vision for providing healing, grace, and professionalism to those experiencing brokenness in their relationship with self, others, and God. Our counselors have all been trained through nationally accredited counseling programs emphasizing Christian integration. Therapists at Restoration Counseling Center are passionate about helping others attain their goals and consider it a privilege to walk alongside others in healing. We have therapists accepting new clients for immediate openings.
(615) 656-0432 View (615) 656-0432
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Aaron Byrd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37064
Waitlist for new clients
Are the things that once made you happy no longer making you happy? Have you been through a traumatic experience that left you feeling scared, lonely, or even doubting who you are? Maybe you’ve been through a series of little things that you believe shouldn’t be bothering you, but they are. Have you found yourself on Google trying to figure yourself out only to find article after article about “childhood trauma”? I feel you. You are not alone. Together, I believe we can reduce your suffering, find direction, and feel happiness once again. My office is a safe and affirming space for all LGBTQ+ people.
Are the things that once made you happy no longer making you happy? Have you been through a traumatic experience that left you feeling scared, lonely, or even doubting who you are? Maybe you’ve been through a series of little things that you believe shouldn’t be bothering you, but they are. Have you found yourself on Google trying to figure yourself out only to find article after article about “childhood trauma”? I feel you. You are not alone. Together, I believe we can reduce your suffering, find direction, and feel happiness once again. My office is a safe and affirming space for all LGBTQ+ people.
(615) 802-6733 View (615) 802-6733
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Candice Beatty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Franklin, TN 37067
Challenges and struggles in life are a human experience. Sometimes navigating these events is confusing and overwhelming. It is okay to not have all the answers. Asking for help and guidance is a form of self-care that you deserve. Counseling offers a safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, your past and hopes for the future. Along the way, finding insight, accessing your skills and inner strength will give you the hope and motivation to continue on your journey. “Growth is never by mere chance. It is the result of forces working together.” James Cash Penney
Challenges and struggles in life are a human experience. Sometimes navigating these events is confusing and overwhelming. It is okay to not have all the answers. Asking for help and guidance is a form of self-care that you deserve. Counseling offers a safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, your past and hopes for the future. Along the way, finding insight, accessing your skills and inner strength will give you the hope and motivation to continue on your journey. “Growth is never by mere chance. It is the result of forces working together.” James Cash Penney
(615) 437-4733 View (615) 437-4733
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Julie Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Franklin, TN 37064  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Julie Evans, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Tennessee (License #1134). I am currently practicing individual, couples, and family therapy in the context of telemedicine. With over a decade of experience, it has been my privilege to work with diverse clients across the lifespan. Please see my website for specific information pertaining to my work with clients at www.julieevanslmft.com. Do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have at julieevanslmft@gmail.com.
Welcome! My name is Julie Evans, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Tennessee (License #1134). I am currently practicing individual, couples, and family therapy in the context of telemedicine. With over a decade of experience, it has been my privilege to work with diverse clients across the lifespan. Please see my website for specific information pertaining to my work with clients at www.julieevanslmft.com. Do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have at julieevanslmft@gmail.com.
(475) 256-5542 View (475) 256-5542
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Cody Higgs
Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
She’s the kid you never had to worry about, and now you worry about her all the time. Maybe being a high achiever has come with her being really tough on herself. Have friendships or school performance changed? You want to understand what's going on so that you can help. You just want to see your daughter be free and confident, feel good, and have a happy life. I help anxious teen girls and young women find their voice. Now offering option of Canine Assisted Therapy with myself and my canine assistant, Edge (in photo). I'm LGBTQ+ affirming and welcome clients across the gender spectrum. Groups for teens & young adults limited avail.
She’s the kid you never had to worry about, and now you worry about her all the time. Maybe being a high achiever has come with her being really tough on herself. Have friendships or school performance changed? You want to understand what's going on so that you can help. You just want to see your daughter be free and confident, feel good, and have a happy life. I help anxious teen girls and young women find their voice. Now offering option of Canine Assisted Therapy with myself and my canine assistant, Edge (in photo). I'm LGBTQ+ affirming and welcome clients across the gender spectrum. Groups for teens & young adults limited avail.
(931) 299-2899 View (931) 299-2899
New Moon Rising Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
Accepting New Clients, Flexible Pricing, Evening + Weekends Available. Are you finding it challenging to manage stress or anxiety? Do you feel like you're constantly running on empty, lacking the energy and motivation to truly enjoy life? Or perhaps you're longing for a sense of purpose and fulfillment, but you're not sure where to start? If you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, struggling to find balance, or simply seeking a deeper sense of well-being, you're in the right place. Our dynamic team of clinicians utilizes evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, IFS, and more.
Accepting New Clients, Flexible Pricing, Evening + Weekends Available. Are you finding it challenging to manage stress or anxiety? Do you feel like you're constantly running on empty, lacking the energy and motivation to truly enjoy life? Or perhaps you're longing for a sense of purpose and fulfillment, but you're not sure where to start? If you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, struggling to find balance, or simply seeking a deeper sense of well-being, you're in the right place. Our dynamic team of clinicians utilizes evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, IFS, and more.
(615) 802-5739 View (615) 802-5739
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Mind Body Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Franklin, TN 37067
If you are looking for a home for all of your mental health and wellness needs, you've found it. We are an innovative outpatient concept located in Franklin and Knoxville, TN that offers clinical modalities alongside holistic interventions to turn traditional addiction and mental health treatment into a whole-body healing experience. To support this, we offer our patients a relaxing and interactive environment, with modern spaces and enriching activities. We have teams of therapists, psychiatric medical providers, coaches, and peer recovery specialists who work together to make sure you get the tools you need to be well.
If you are looking for a home for all of your mental health and wellness needs, you've found it. We are an innovative outpatient concept located in Franklin and Knoxville, TN that offers clinical modalities alongside holistic interventions to turn traditional addiction and mental health treatment into a whole-body healing experience. To support this, we offer our patients a relaxing and interactive environment, with modern spaces and enriching activities. We have teams of therapists, psychiatric medical providers, coaches, and peer recovery specialists who work together to make sure you get the tools you need to be well.
(615) 637-1532 View (615) 637-1532
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Christy G Buckner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37067
I work best with motivated adults and teens struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and/or life transitions. I help you increase your connection, clarity, meaning and happiness by offering hope and affirmative counseling tailored to your personal/cultural perspective. Clients of any culture, race, religion, socio-economic status or sexual orientation are welcome in my office.
I work best with motivated adults and teens struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and/or life transitions. I help you increase your connection, clarity, meaning and happiness by offering hope and affirmative counseling tailored to your personal/cultural perspective. Clients of any culture, race, religion, socio-economic status or sexual orientation are welcome in my office.
(615) 475-8456 View (615) 475-8456
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The Village of Kairos
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
Franklin, TN 37064
Trauma and other developmental wounds often show up as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and a variety of diagnoses. At The Village of Kairos, our therapists are master-doctoral practitioners specializing in trauma-focused therapies and interventions so that our clients find hope, help, and how-to's in order to build a life worth living.
Trauma and other developmental wounds often show up as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and a variety of diagnoses. At The Village of Kairos, our therapists are master-doctoral practitioners specializing in trauma-focused therapies and interventions so that our clients find hope, help, and how-to's in order to build a life worth living.
(615) 745-1066 View (615) 745-1066
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Tonya Robbins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Franklin, TN 37064
We serve individuals and couples in their journey toward self-discovery, self-acceptance, development or betterment of relationships, and healing. We believe that everyone possesses the ability to change and sometimes needs help to understand their past for the purpose of accepting their present and planning for the future. Our approach is very client-centered, integrating Experiential, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma-focused (when appropriate), & Solution-Focused modalities. Clinicians who specialize in Non-Traditional Relationships, Complex Trauma, Family Therapy, PMDD, and other niche specialities are available.
We serve individuals and couples in their journey toward self-discovery, self-acceptance, development or betterment of relationships, and healing. We believe that everyone possesses the ability to change and sometimes needs help to understand their past for the purpose of accepting their present and planning for the future. Our approach is very client-centered, integrating Experiential, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma-focused (when appropriate), & Solution-Focused modalities. Clinicians who specialize in Non-Traditional Relationships, Complex Trauma, Family Therapy, PMDD, and other niche specialities are available.
(615) 490-9410 View (615) 490-9410
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Dr. Weston Crafton Phd Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Franklin, TN 37064
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families ready for something different. They have spent hours analyzing the problem on their own, and they are open to professional help. I have spent over a decade studying and practicing how to create change. I offer therapy that is built upon a conversation that helps - one that is focused on discovering solutions. I don’t believe we have to talk at length about the problem in order to make change happen. Hasn’t the problem taken enough of your time and energy? We will start day one of therapy working towards finding the change you desire.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families ready for something different. They have spent hours analyzing the problem on their own, and they are open to professional help. I have spent over a decade studying and practicing how to create change. I offer therapy that is built upon a conversation that helps - one that is focused on discovering solutions. I don’t believe we have to talk at length about the problem in order to make change happen. Hasn’t the problem taken enough of your time and energy? We will start day one of therapy working towards finding the change you desire.
(615) 590-3275 View (615) 590-3275
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.