Transgender Therapists in Hendersonville, TN

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Hope In Healing, Inc.
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hendersonville, TN 37075  (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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Hollianne Heller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Kaylyn Landry
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Crystal Fondren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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John Barker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Alex MacWilliam
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, TN 37075
I believe that today is the perfect day for letting go of hurt. My clients are people who want to find practical solutions to their problems. They want to find healing from things such as religious trauma, addiction, and grief. I want to see men be able to access emotional health as they've never seen before. I want to walk alongside people from the LGBTQIA+ community as they journey for identity and love. I believe my clients will have a safe space to explore their untapped potential!
I believe that today is the perfect day for letting go of hurt. My clients are people who want to find practical solutions to their problems. They want to find healing from things such as religious trauma, addiction, and grief. I want to see men be able to access emotional health as they've never seen before. I want to walk alongside people from the LGBTQIA+ community as they journey for identity and love. I believe my clients will have a safe space to explore their untapped potential!
(615) 471-7493 View (615) 471-7493
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Joy Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Rena Allgood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Leslie Halpern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Lisa L Frady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Robert R Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Life can take turns that present difficult challenges. We experience those challenges in a number of different ways: difficulties adjusting to new circumstances, confusion in deciding on a career path, struggles in relationships, or coping with loss. Often we feel anxious, depressed, confused, or overwhelmed and need help dealing with feelings and problems that seem beyond our control. Help may come from friends, family members, or significant others, but in some cases help is needed from a trained professional. Therapy is a process that can help people identify more effective strategies both to cope with difficult situations and to achieve their goals.
Life can take turns that present difficult challenges. We experience those challenges in a number of different ways: difficulties adjusting to new circumstances, confusion in deciding on a career path, struggles in relationships, or coping with loss. Often we feel anxious, depressed, confused, or overwhelmed and need help dealing with feelings and problems that seem beyond our control. Help may come from friends, family members, or significant others, but in some cases help is needed from a trained professional. Therapy is a process that can help people identify more effective strategies both to cope with difficult situations and to achieve their goals.
(423) 408-8920 View (423) 408-8920
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Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFT, LPC, CLC, Interns
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Sarah Parsons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, TN 37075
I work with adult and older teen clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions (to substances and/or compulsive behaviors) and who are recovering from traumatic experiences. I believe that your natural self underlies any issues you may bring to therapy, and that our job as we work together is to help you rediscover and live from that natural, free, and open-hearted self.
I work with adult and older teen clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions (to substances and/or compulsive behaviors) and who are recovering from traumatic experiences. I believe that your natural self underlies any issues you may bring to therapy, and that our job as we work together is to help you rediscover and live from that natural, free, and open-hearted self.
(615) 538-0276 View (615) 538-0276
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Tony A Halton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LADAC, MAC, EAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Jennifer K. Knowles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Hazel House, PLLC / Lindsay E. Vaughn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Tiffany Adams Zwart @ Tn Mental Wellness
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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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Stephanie Stavinoga
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Hello! My name is Stephanie Stavinoga and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. Life can be really challenging at times. My approach to therapy is warm and compassionate. I have a very eclectic approach to therapy, as everyone is very different. I specialize in working with individuals that are neurodivergent, are experiencing anxiety, or are simply looking to make healthy changes in their lives. As a therapist, I have worked very hard at creating a practice that invites all individuals, wherever they are at in life.
Hello! My name is Stephanie Stavinoga and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. Life can be really challenging at times. My approach to therapy is warm and compassionate. I have a very eclectic approach to therapy, as everyone is very different. I specialize in working with individuals that are neurodivergent, are experiencing anxiety, or are simply looking to make healthy changes in their lives. As a therapist, I have worked very hard at creating a practice that invites all individuals, wherever they are at in life.
(615) 805-6927 View (615) 805-6927
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Taylor Rose-Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with knowing what to do, but having a hard time getting there? Maybe you don't know where to begin! When working with clients I come from a holistic approach. We are all created with a mind, body and soul; therapy with me will tend to all parts of you. I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS and EFT- all evidenced based practices proven to be effective for treating trauma, depression, anxiety and other issues. Through talking and engaging in more structured interventions during therapy, you can begin to heal and create a value driven, purposeful life filled with joy and contentment.
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with knowing what to do, but having a hard time getting there? Maybe you don't know where to begin! When working with clients I come from a holistic approach. We are all created with a mind, body and soul; therapy with me will tend to all parts of you. I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS and EFT- all evidenced based practices proven to be effective for treating trauma, depression, anxiety and other issues. Through talking and engaging in more structured interventions during therapy, you can begin to heal and create a value driven, purposeful life filled with joy and contentment.
(615) 219-2664 View (615) 219-2664
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Michelle Blake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Hi! I'm Dr. Michelle Blake. Both my master's and my Ph.D. are in social work, and I am licensed in both Tennessee and Indiana. My approach is based in person-centered therapy, although I freely incorporate additional modalities. I enjoy a variety of client groups, including life transitions, LGBTQIA, and adults at midlife and beyond. My basic approach is person-centered. Above all, I want clients to feel comfortable and welcome. Some of the other theories I utilize are cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, problem-solving, and feminist. If the client is interested, I like including writing and other expressive options.
Hi! I'm Dr. Michelle Blake. Both my master's and my Ph.D. are in social work, and I am licensed in both Tennessee and Indiana. My approach is based in person-centered therapy, although I freely incorporate additional modalities. I enjoy a variety of client groups, including life transitions, LGBTQIA, and adults at midlife and beyond. My basic approach is person-centered. Above all, I want clients to feel comfortable and welcome. Some of the other theories I utilize are cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, problem-solving, and feminist. If the client is interested, I like including writing and other expressive options.
(629) 306-9997 View (629) 306-9997

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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.