Transgender Therapists in Gallatin, TN

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April Michelle Tyson (Tn And Ky Lisenced)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, MAC, SAP
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Tennessee and Kentucky licensure -I am a SAP for those who operate under DOT safety and have failed a drug test.* We all need someone at one time or another. Reach out, I would love to help. I have many years working with addiction and recovery. I work with many populations to include addictions, codependency, couples, marriage and family, childhood trauma, grief, severe and persistent mental illness such as bi-polar, OCD etc, situational issues, and personality disorders. I work with spiritual issues and have experience working with transgender population such as gender dysphoria and coming out. I use person centered approach.
Tennessee and Kentucky licensure -I am a SAP for those who operate under DOT safety and have failed a drug test.* We all need someone at one time or another. Reach out, I would love to help. I have many years working with addiction and recovery. I work with many populations to include addictions, codependency, couples, marriage and family, childhood trauma, grief, severe and persistent mental illness such as bi-polar, OCD etc, situational issues, and personality disorders. I work with spiritual issues and have experience working with transgender population such as gender dysphoria and coming out. I use person centered approach.
(615) 265-6218 View (615) 265-6218
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Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFT, LPC, CLC, Interns
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Serenity Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential opportunity for people to experience victory over life's difficulties by using counseling framework and an environment for counselors and counselors in training. Serenity Counseling Center was established in 2007. It's our purpose of Serenity to equip individuals, couples, and families with coping skills for life's issues that are consistent. Serenity Counseling Center is staffed by master's level practitioners from every discipline, including marriage and family, divorce mediation, life coaching substance abuse, and therapy. You can see intern if no insurance or low fee needs
Serenity Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential opportunity for people to experience victory over life's difficulties by using counseling framework and an environment for counselors and counselors in training. Serenity Counseling Center was established in 2007. It's our purpose of Serenity to equip individuals, couples, and families with coping skills for life's issues that are consistent. Serenity Counseling Center is staffed by master's level practitioners from every discipline, including marriage and family, divorce mediation, life coaching substance abuse, and therapy. You can see intern if no insurance or low fee needs
(629) 302-1426 View (629) 302-1426
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Tiffany Adams Zwart @ Tn Mental Wellness
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Tiffany Zwart! Many of us struggle with boundaries, low self-esteem, and decision making. Usually we know what we want, but we've been conditioned to believe we are undeserving or unqualified. Whether this belief has been created from religious experiences, our family of origin, or society we will work together to bring about hope and healing. Choosing who to share your story with is a serious and personal decision. You must feel comfortable, accepted, and valued. We are the way we are for a reason. Let's find out what that is and work toward changing the areas that bring out stress and anxiety.
Hi I'm Tiffany Zwart! Many of us struggle with boundaries, low self-esteem, and decision making. Usually we know what we want, but we've been conditioned to believe we are undeserving or unqualified. Whether this belief has been created from religious experiences, our family of origin, or society we will work together to bring about hope and healing. Choosing who to share your story with is a serious and personal decision. You must feel comfortable, accepted, and valued. We are the way we are for a reason. Let's find out what that is and work toward changing the areas that bring out stress and anxiety.
(615) 912-2871 View (615) 912-2871
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Lisa L Frady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Many therapists like myself venture into the mental health field motivated by their own experiences. Growing up in a family that struggled with addictions, grief/loss, co-dependency, violence and dysfunction, I existed in life feeling lonely, worthless, and empty for too many years. I turned my life upside down and reconstructed my life based upon me as I was truly created. Living life whole, as a spiritually connected being, brought me to love, accept and respect myself. In this place LIFE IS GOOD! I know the path that leads to this place.
Many therapists like myself venture into the mental health field motivated by their own experiences. Growing up in a family that struggled with addictions, grief/loss, co-dependency, violence and dysfunction, I existed in life feeling lonely, worthless, and empty for too many years. I turned my life upside down and reconstructed my life based upon me as I was truly created. Living life whole, as a spiritually connected being, brought me to love, accept and respect myself. In this place LIFE IS GOOD! I know the path that leads to this place.
(615) 709-9511 View (615) 709-9511
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Kaylyn Landry
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Welcome, I’m glad you're here! After working in various mental healthcare roles for over 5 years, I am passionate and skilled at providing a judgment-free space where you will be safe to process your stories and challenges. My desire is to support you with openness, acceptance, and curiosity while we work to discover your best self and what you need to thrive. Through self-compassion, we can make changes to create peace and balance in your life, no matter what you’re facing.
Welcome, I’m glad you're here! After working in various mental healthcare roles for over 5 years, I am passionate and skilled at providing a judgment-free space where you will be safe to process your stories and challenges. My desire is to support you with openness, acceptance, and curiosity while we work to discover your best self and what you need to thrive. Through self-compassion, we can make changes to create peace and balance in your life, no matter what you’re facing.
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Rena Allgood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Waitlist for new clients
At The Power of You Counseling, we focus on YOU. What are your goals for therapy? What do you want to change? How do you need help? Often, life happens and we lose ourselves. Or, life has happened and you have never found yourself. I am here to help you find you. There is no issue too big or too small. Everyone has something and it is not a competition about who has it worse. I often hear there are people out there with "real issues". Your issues are real and you deserve to heal. I am here to walk beside you. I want to support you on your journey. Let's figure this out together.
At The Power of You Counseling, we focus on YOU. What are your goals for therapy? What do you want to change? How do you need help? Often, life happens and we lose ourselves. Or, life has happened and you have never found yourself. I am here to help you find you. There is no issue too big or too small. Everyone has something and it is not a competition about who has it worse. I often hear there are people out there with "real issues". Your issues are real and you deserve to heal. I am here to walk beside you. I want to support you on your journey. Let's figure this out together.
(615) 880-9443 View (615) 880-9443
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Crystal Fondren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Crystal Fondren is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider, who has been practicing since 2014. She graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Crystal believes in providing a safe space for her clients to feel comfortable to open up with her. She is an excellent listener and can provide a deep range of interventions ranging from psychoeducation to high-level trauma interventions and reprocessing. Crystal's approach to treatment incorporates exploration of thoughts and behavioral patterns leading to deeper self-awareness.
Crystal Fondren is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider, who has been practicing since 2014. She graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Crystal believes in providing a safe space for her clients to feel comfortable to open up with her. She is an excellent listener and can provide a deep range of interventions ranging from psychoeducation to high-level trauma interventions and reprocessing. Crystal's approach to treatment incorporates exploration of thoughts and behavioral patterns leading to deeper self-awareness.
(865) 345-5187 View (865) 345-5187
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Jennifer K. Knowles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
I work with clients from all walks of life and with a variety of concerns and lived experiences. My approach to therapy is through a polyvagal-informed, body-based lens incorporating therapeutic modalities designed to attend to biological systems as well as core thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Clients who are interested in achieving a better understanding of the body/brain connection and who would like to address chronic pain, tension, and trauma in the body will find help here. My goal is to restore ease and empower you to connect with your own innate healing abilities.
I work with clients from all walks of life and with a variety of concerns and lived experiences. My approach to therapy is through a polyvagal-informed, body-based lens incorporating therapeutic modalities designed to attend to biological systems as well as core thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Clients who are interested in achieving a better understanding of the body/brain connection and who would like to address chronic pain, tension, and trauma in the body will find help here. My goal is to restore ease and empower you to connect with your own innate healing abilities.
(629) 205-9519 View (629) 205-9519
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Hollianne Heller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
I work with a variety of populations (ages 14 to older adulthood), using an eclectic approach to customize your therapeutic needs. Through a collaborative partnership, my goal is to ensure you maximize your counseling experience through behavior modification, coping strategies and other evidenced based techniques to reach your desired outcomes.
I work with a variety of populations (ages 14 to older adulthood), using an eclectic approach to customize your therapeutic needs. Through a collaborative partnership, my goal is to ensure you maximize your counseling experience through behavior modification, coping strategies and other evidenced based techniques to reach your desired outcomes.
(629) 230-3867 View (629) 230-3867
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Becca Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW , EdS, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gallatin, TN 37066
Are you searching for an inclusive therapist who fosters a secure, affirming environment while providing support on your path to well-being? I strive to offer precisely that. With over a decade of experience helping children, individuals, and families navigate difficulties and explore their personal growth, I am well-prepared to accompany you on your therapeutic journey. Whether you, your child/youth, or your family are dealing with specific issues related to school, work, and relationships, want to heal from trauma, want science-based tools to reboot your nervous system, or simply enhance your mental health, I'm here to help.
Are you searching for an inclusive therapist who fosters a secure, affirming environment while providing support on your path to well-being? I strive to offer precisely that. With over a decade of experience helping children, individuals, and families navigate difficulties and explore their personal growth, I am well-prepared to accompany you on your therapeutic journey. Whether you, your child/youth, or your family are dealing with specific issues related to school, work, and relationships, want to heal from trauma, want science-based tools to reboot your nervous system, or simply enhance your mental health, I'm here to help.
(615) 375-0678 View (615) 375-0678
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Leslie Halpern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Leslie graduated from the Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) program at the University of Tennessee in 2011. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) with the state of Tennessee. She works with individuals ages 16 and up, as well as family units. Leslie specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and offers a judgment free environment to process even the most difficult events. She is skilled in helping to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, attachment concerns, behavioral challenges, and the stress associated with chronic illness.
Leslie graduated from the Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) program at the University of Tennessee in 2011. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) with the state of Tennessee. She works with individuals ages 16 and up, as well as family units. Leslie specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and offers a judgment free environment to process even the most difficult events. She is skilled in helping to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, attachment concerns, behavioral challenges, and the stress associated with chronic illness.
(615) 805-6819 View (615) 805-6819
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Joy Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Gallatin, TN 37066
Joy Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2018. She earned an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Joy is very open-minded and accepting of people from all walks of life, as well as all gender identities and sexual orientations. She has always been drawn to help people who feel as if no one really understands them and what they have been through. Joy uses play therapy with children and teens to help them explore their concerns in a safe and fun environment. She uses CBT when working with adults and is trained in EMDR with clients of all ages.
Joy Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2018. She earned an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Joy is very open-minded and accepting of people from all walks of life, as well as all gender identities and sexual orientations. She has always been drawn to help people who feel as if no one really understands them and what they have been through. Joy uses play therapy with children and teens to help them explore their concerns in a safe and fun environment. She uses CBT when working with adults and is trained in EMDR with clients of all ages.
(615) 285-5649 View (615) 285-5649

Online Therapists

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Julia A McAninch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
My specialty areas include trauma and PTSD (rape, child abuse, domestic violence, neglect, emotional abuse, car accidents and other accidents, combat exposure, and other violent crimes); relationship issues (couples therapy, recovering from affairs, LGBT couples, family conflict); sexuality (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning concerns, sexual performance, diverse sexual expression); gender (women's issues, men's issues, transgender issues); identity exploration (college students, multicultural populations, career changes); mood disorders (depression and anxiety); along with other areas of concern. Please go to www.mcaninchpsychological.com to see more.
My specialty areas include trauma and PTSD (rape, child abuse, domestic violence, neglect, emotional abuse, car accidents and other accidents, combat exposure, and other violent crimes); relationship issues (couples therapy, recovering from affairs, LGBT couples, family conflict); sexuality (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning concerns, sexual performance, diverse sexual expression); gender (women's issues, men's issues, transgender issues); identity exploration (college students, multicultural populations, career changes); mood disorders (depression and anxiety); along with other areas of concern. Please go to www.mcaninchpsychological.com to see more.
(615) 208-7104 View (615) 208-7104
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Tynya Patton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, SP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37211  (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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Kayla Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37040
Are you a transgender individual searching for a welcoming and affirming space to explore your feelings and embrace your true self? Look no further. I offer a safe and supportive environment designed specifically for transgender clients. Together, we can navigate the challenges you may be facing and empower you to fully embrace your identity. I am committed to creating a judgment-free zone where you can freely express yourself and be understood. Join me on your journey of self-discovery and let's create a life that celebrates your uniqueness and fosters your personal growth.
Are you a transgender individual searching for a welcoming and affirming space to explore your feelings and embrace your true self? Look no further. I offer a safe and supportive environment designed specifically for transgender clients. Together, we can navigate the challenges you may be facing and empower you to fully embrace your identity. I am committed to creating a judgment-free zone where you can freely express yourself and be understood. Join me on your journey of self-discovery and let's create a life that celebrates your uniqueness and fosters your personal growth.
(931) 263-1629 View (931) 263-1629
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Rachel Hammons
Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I specialize in OCD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and gender dysphoria/identity exploration.
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
I specialize in OCD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and gender dysphoria/identity exploration.
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
(615) 471-7560 View (615) 471-7560
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Stephen Lockridge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MTS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
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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Jones Zimmerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, Jones Zimmerman
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Most of the folks I work with have experienced relational trauma (abuse/neglect), dysfunctional family systems, and/or social marginalization. Our brains and nervous systems are incredibly resilient and creative in adapting to these challenges. Ironically, sometimes the very adaptations that once helped us survive keep us stuck in painful patterns. My clients often struggle with chronic anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelming emotions, or numbness and disconnection. They may feel intense self-doubt or internal criticism. They may long for close connections but also feel terrified of relationships.
Most of the folks I work with have experienced relational trauma (abuse/neglect), dysfunctional family systems, and/or social marginalization. Our brains and nervous systems are incredibly resilient and creative in adapting to these challenges. Ironically, sometimes the very adaptations that once helped us survive keep us stuck in painful patterns. My clients often struggle with chronic anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelming emotions, or numbness and disconnection. They may feel intense self-doubt or internal criticism. They may long for close connections but also feel terrified of relationships.
(615) 375-4389 View (615) 375-4389
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Jackson (Jack) Garner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201  (Online Only)
Do you identify as gender diverse/non-conforming? Are you questioning or discovering your gender, do you need a safe space to process gender related concerns, or just seeking a referral letter? Jack is a licensed therapist in the states of IN, KY, TN, & IL. Their practice provides Individual Counseling, Holistic Life Coaching, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and WPATH Referral Letters for medical transition steps (Note: All letters are written per WPATH standards and provided under an Informed Consent Model, meaning just one session with NO additional fees).
Do you identify as gender diverse/non-conforming? Are you questioning or discovering your gender, do you need a safe space to process gender related concerns, or just seeking a referral letter? Jack is a licensed therapist in the states of IN, KY, TN, & IL. Their practice provides Individual Counseling, Holistic Life Coaching, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and WPATH Referral Letters for medical transition steps (Note: All letters are written per WPATH standards and provided under an Informed Consent Model, meaning just one session with NO additional fees).
(931) 538-3486 View (931) 538-3486
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Karl S Bolton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADAC, II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37220
Stuck? Suffering? Unsure of what to do next? I live to serve those struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and their families. If you or a family member is struggling with use of drugs an alcohol, I am here to help. In addition, those facing the challenges of ongoing recovery, including co-occurring disorders, family of origin issues, codependency, life stage issue, etc, will feel perfectly at home. I am ready to help you.
Stuck? Suffering? Unsure of what to do next? I live to serve those struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and their families. If you or a family member is struggling with use of drugs an alcohol, I am here to help. In addition, those facing the challenges of ongoing recovery, including co-occurring disorders, family of origin issues, codependency, life stage issue, etc, will feel perfectly at home. I am ready to help you.
(615) 258-6794 View (615) 258-6794
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.