Transgender Therapists in Goodlettsville, TN

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April Michelle Tyson (Tn And Ky Lisenced)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, MAC, SAP
Verified Verified
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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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Hope In Healing, Inc.
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Goodlettsville, TN 37072  (Online Only)
My goal & passion is to value all walks of life & experiences! I know it can be difficult to seek help, the idea of counseling can freak some people out. However, if you're looking here, you're halfway there. The impact of trauma, stigma toward mental health, addictions, the LGBTQ+ community, infidelity can reinforce dysfunctional coping, self-loathing and sometimes self-harm. It can keep people stuck. I understand this on a personal and professional level. Therapy's not easy and not the most ideal at times, but can help if you team up with someone who will earn your trust. I want to help those who want and need support
My goal & passion is to value all walks of life & experiences! I know it can be difficult to seek help, the idea of counseling can freak some people out. However, if you're looking here, you're halfway there. The impact of trauma, stigma toward mental health, addictions, the LGBTQ+ community, infidelity can reinforce dysfunctional coping, self-loathing and sometimes self-harm. It can keep people stuck. I understand this on a personal and professional level. Therapy's not easy and not the most ideal at times, but can help if you team up with someone who will earn your trust. I want to help those who want and need support
(615) 866-1129 View (615) 866-1129
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Jennifer K. Knowles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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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Monica Jha
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Goodlettsville, TN 37072  (Online Only)
Life can be frustrating and challenging when you're dealing with overwhelming feelings, constant worry, or self doubt. Do you often find yourself battling with your emotions, teetering between anger and sadness? Are you lashing out at those around you or do you shut down, hoping to avoid difficult or uncomfortable situations? Want more control over your emotions and how you react to others? You can be left feeling anxious, frustrated, lonely, or even angry when personal issues go unsolved. Know that you don't have to tackle life's problems on your own. Life can change for you and I can help guide you through the process.
Life can be frustrating and challenging when you're dealing with overwhelming feelings, constant worry, or self doubt. Do you often find yourself battling with your emotions, teetering between anger and sadness? Are you lashing out at those around you or do you shut down, hoping to avoid difficult or uncomfortable situations? Want more control over your emotions and how you react to others? You can be left feeling anxious, frustrated, lonely, or even angry when personal issues go unsolved. Know that you don't have to tackle life's problems on your own. Life can change for you and I can help guide you through the process.
(615) 813-6280 View (615) 813-6280
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Allied Behavioral Health Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
We are glad you are here. Allied Behavioral Health Solutions is a provider-owned behavioral health practice based out of Nashville. We are dedicated to providing high-quality services that result in better outcomes for all. Our clinicians are trained in a variety of methodologies to be able to meet the needs of each client and family we serve.
We are glad you are here. Allied Behavioral Health Solutions is a provider-owned behavioral health practice based out of Nashville. We are dedicated to providing high-quality services that result in better outcomes for all. Our clinicians are trained in a variety of methodologies to be able to meet the needs of each client and family we serve.
(615) 619-1795 View (615) 619-1795
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Hazel House, PLLC / Lindsay E. Vaughn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Many clients come to us after feeling stuck in talk therapy. Talking about your problems is helpful, but sometimes you need more! If you are ready to take your healing to the next level, please reach out! We integrate somatic and experiential therapies, such as EMDR, Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, IFS, psychodrama, nature therapy, ketamine-assisted therapy, Neurofeedback, holistic health coaching, and more, to go deeper, so you can truly heal from past experiences. There are no quick fixes - there is only the journey to truly know, love, and care for yourself, and our team of expert therapists is ready to take the journey with you.
Many clients come to us after feeling stuck in talk therapy. Talking about your problems is helpful, but sometimes you need more! If you are ready to take your healing to the next level, please reach out! We integrate somatic and experiential therapies, such as EMDR, Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, IFS, psychodrama, nature therapy, ketamine-assisted therapy, Neurofeedback, holistic health coaching, and more, to go deeper, so you can truly heal from past experiences. There are no quick fixes - there is only the journey to truly know, love, and care for yourself, and our team of expert therapists is ready to take the journey with you.
(615) 751-8303 View (615) 751-8303
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Tony A Halton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LADAC, MAC, EAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor and have a Masters Social Work Degree. I offer individual therapy, couples and family counseling in addition to group counseling. I specialize in mood disorders, depression post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), marriage & family therapy, anxiety disorders, domestic violence, trauma issues, grief therapy and anger management.
I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor and have a Masters Social Work Degree. I offer individual therapy, couples and family counseling in addition to group counseling. I specialize in mood disorders, depression post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), marriage & family therapy, anxiety disorders, domestic violence, trauma issues, grief therapy and anger management.
(615) 703-5085 View (615) 703-5085
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John Barker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
I have been licensed as a therapist for 14 years. I have done some type of counseling in the Nashville area since 2001. I know life is hard and it's never one thing that causes us to begin looking for help. Addiction, relationships stress, depression, anxiety and behavior issues are all catalysts for someone to begin a relationship with a therapist. I offer individual, couples and family therapy in a safe and confidential environment. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to see lives change and to see healing begin. I use solution-focused strategies reach goals that we set together.
I have been licensed as a therapist for 14 years. I have done some type of counseling in the Nashville area since 2001. I know life is hard and it's never one thing that causes us to begin looking for help. Addiction, relationships stress, depression, anxiety and behavior issues are all catalysts for someone to begin a relationship with a therapist. I offer individual, couples and family therapy in a safe and confidential environment. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to see lives change and to see healing begin. I use solution-focused strategies reach goals that we set together.
(615) 900-2401 View (615) 900-2401
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Crystal Fondren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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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Joy Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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
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Michael Zuch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Goodlettsville, TN 37070
You’re tired of being haunted by past experiences. No matter what you do, you feel like you stay stuck in the same cycles as before. If you are wanting to get your therapy journey started but are unsure where to begin, I am a great fit! I can support you in exploring coping skills that work for you and help you deepen your understanding of the parts of yourself that are feeling overwhelmed. I am available for shorter-term therapy through the middle of July 2024.
You’re tired of being haunted by past experiences. No matter what you do, you feel like you stay stuck in the same cycles as before. If you are wanting to get your therapy journey started but are unsure where to begin, I am a great fit! I can support you in exploring coping skills that work for you and help you deepen your understanding of the parts of yourself that are feeling overwhelmed. I am available for shorter-term therapy through the middle of July 2024.
(615) 590-3425 View (615) 590-3425
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Leslie Halpern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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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Hollianne Heller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Goodlettsville, TN 37070
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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Rena Allgood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goodlettsville, TN 37070
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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Leah E. Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MEd, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216  (Online Only)
LGBTQ+. Gender. Sexuality. Alternative Spirituality. Adult ADHD Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Kink. Sex Work. Vegan. Life Coaching. Tarot. Reiki. Virtual. 420 Friendly. Anxiety. Depression. . BPD. Couples. Meditation. I specialize in gender transitions, LGBTQ+ living, alternative spiritualities, and mindfulness. Don't worry, our straight friends are always welcome too! Find out more at www.LeahNewmanCounseling.com
LGBTQ+. Gender. Sexuality. Alternative Spirituality. Adult ADHD Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Kink. Sex Work. Vegan. Life Coaching. Tarot. Reiki. Virtual. 420 Friendly. Anxiety. Depression. . BPD. Couples. Meditation. I specialize in gender transitions, LGBTQ+ living, alternative spiritualities, and mindfulness. Don't worry, our straight friends are always welcome too! Find out more at www.LeahNewmanCounseling.com
(615) 745-3862 View (615) 745-3862
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Chelsea Doyscher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community in today's world, you’re constantly wondering whether you are in a safe place to be your authentic self. Perhaps you've been hurt by your parents, the Church, and people who were supposed to love you unconditionally, simply because of your sexuality or pronouns. You don’t want to lose these relationships, but you also know that something needs to change. Whether you're exploring your sexuality or gender identity for the first time, or came out a long time ago but are struggling due to unsupportive family, friends, or your own self-doubts, there IS a path forward to live freely and happily.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community in today's world, you’re constantly wondering whether you are in a safe place to be your authentic self. Perhaps you've been hurt by your parents, the Church, and people who were supposed to love you unconditionally, simply because of your sexuality or pronouns. You don’t want to lose these relationships, but you also know that something needs to change. Whether you're exploring your sexuality or gender identity for the first time, or came out a long time ago but are struggling due to unsupportive family, friends, or your own self-doubts, there IS a path forward to live freely and happily.
(615) 984-3153 View (615) 984-3153
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Laura Grafham Knapp
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
When you cut a tree down and look at the growth rings added every year, you can see the way fire, water, wind, and people have impacted its life each year. I believe that people are no different. Our environment shapes us, and nevertheless we grow. Some years are harder than others, but even within the hard years, growth takes place.
When you cut a tree down and look at the growth rings added every year, you can see the way fire, water, wind, and people have impacted its life each year. I believe that people are no different. Our environment shapes us, and nevertheless we grow. Some years are harder than others, but even within the hard years, growth takes place.
(629) 201-2710 View (629) 201-2710
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Sierra Tuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216  (Online Only)
Living in stressful times can make it feel like mental health has to be on the back burner but I believe in prioritizing joy and rest to endure what seems impossible. Using evidence-based, trauma-informed practices, I work with clients to find their true selves and help strip away external stressors so they feel prepared to take on life. I enjoy helping solo clients and any type of partner arrangement in navigating difficult conversations and establishing boundaries. It is normal for the therapy process to feel a bit intimidating but my sessions are informal and individually tailored. Neurodiverse? You'll be right at home!
Living in stressful times can make it feel like mental health has to be on the back burner but I believe in prioritizing joy and rest to endure what seems impossible. Using evidence-based, trauma-informed practices, I work with clients to find their true selves and help strip away external stressors so they feel prepared to take on life. I enjoy helping solo clients and any type of partner arrangement in navigating difficult conversations and establishing boundaries. It is normal for the therapy process to feel a bit intimidating but my sessions are informal and individually tailored. Neurodiverse? You'll be right at home!
(629) 258-8822 View (629) 258-8822
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Lee Owen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
Being a person is hard. Whether for a lifelong struggle or a short-term issue, we all need space to breathe and talk it through sometimes. Whatever your reason, whatever your goals, I'm here as a companion on your journey. My goal is to help you connect to your values and live authentically.
Being a person is hard. Whether for a lifelong struggle or a short-term issue, we all need space to breathe and talk it through sometimes. Whatever your reason, whatever your goals, I'm here as a companion on your journey. My goal is to help you connect to your values and live authentically.
(615) 861-1933 View (615) 861-1933
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Karl S Bolton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADAC, II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Madison, TN 37115
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

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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.