Transgender Therapists in Old Hickory, TN

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Lauren Alaine Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Hickory, TN 37138  (Online Only)
I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction since 2006. I have worked in inpatient alcohol and drug units, geriatric services, primary care, outpatient addiction, and outpatient mental health. I have experience treating a multitude of issues and enjoy clients who are motivated for change. I understand that each individual is unique and will require an individualized approach to treatment. Therefore, I will provide a thorough assessment to see if additional services are needed and work to connect my clients to the appropriate providers. I work closely with psychiatrists, primary care providers, and
I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction since 2006. I have worked in inpatient alcohol and drug units, geriatric services, primary care, outpatient addiction, and outpatient mental health. I have experience treating a multitude of issues and enjoy clients who are motivated for change. I understand that each individual is unique and will require an individualized approach to treatment. Therefore, I will provide a thorough assessment to see if additional services are needed and work to connect my clients to the appropriate providers. I work closely with psychiatrists, primary care providers, and
(615) 619-4659 View (615) 619-4659
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Jason Brandon Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Old Hickory, TN 37138
I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years working with adolescents and adults in individual, family, and couples therapy. I have an eclectic approach to the therapeutic process which is very client centered and collaborative in nature. I am experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, addictions....among numerous other things. The journey of growth and self-discovery can be a difficult road. I am in this field because I sincerely want to help.
I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years working with adolescents and adults in individual, family, and couples therapy. I have an eclectic approach to the therapeutic process which is very client centered and collaborative in nature. I am experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, addictions....among numerous other things. The journey of growth and self-discovery can be a difficult road. I am in this field because I sincerely want to help.
(615) 637-9711 View (615) 637-9711
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Kary Valdes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Hickory, TN 37138
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children and adolescents. I have been working with children for over 20 years and truly enjoy seeing children move from timid and anxious to confident and self assured. I can help kids deal with divorce, death, abuse, anxiety and many other issues that affect children and adolescents. I will help them to be better at dealing with life as it comes to them and to be more assured when things get hard. I am a Consultant with EMDR which is trauma therapy. I also see adults for EMDR as well with children and adolescents.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children and adolescents. I have been working with children for over 20 years and truly enjoy seeing children move from timid and anxious to confident and self assured. I can help kids deal with divorce, death, abuse, anxiety and many other issues that affect children and adolescents. I will help them to be better at dealing with life as it comes to them and to be more assured when things get hard. I am a Consultant with EMDR which is trauma therapy. I also see adults for EMDR as well with children and adolescents.
(615) 282-5138 View (615) 282-5138
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Kristin Cuzzourt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MHS
Verified Verified
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Kristin Cuzzourt, LPC-MHSP Kristin Cuzzourt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, a Massage Therapy Certificate from Lexington Healing Arts Academy, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia. Kristin believes all humans have inner strengths and abilities; but sometimes life causes us to lose belief in ourselves. This can show up as anxiety, depression, stress and feeling overwhelmed, or just feeling lost or stuck.
Kristin Cuzzourt, LPC-MHSP Kristin Cuzzourt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, a Massage Therapy Certificate from Lexington Healing Arts Academy, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia. Kristin believes all humans have inner strengths and abilities; but sometimes life causes us to lose belief in ourselves. This can show up as anxiety, depression, stress and feeling overwhelmed, or just feeling lost or stuck.
(615) 205-0570 View (615) 205-0570
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Zainab Suara
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Zainab Suara is a Psychologist in Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Hartford in which she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Howard University in Washington, D. C. , her Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, and her MA in Clinical Practices in Psychology from the University of Hartford.
Zainab Suara is a Psychologist in Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Hartford in which she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Howard University in Washington, D. C. , her Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, and her MA in Clinical Practices in Psychology from the University of Hartford.
(615) 488-2543 View (615) 488-2543

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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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Salem Horne
Pre-Licensed Professional, EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
Hi, I'm Salem (they/he)! I'm an openly queer + neurodivergent therapist with a passion for working with trans children, teens, and adults. Much of my work focuses on the ways our identities intersect with culture and environment to create suffering. It is my hope that through our work together, clients can learn to embrace their truest selves, advocate for their needs, and experience peace.
Hi, I'm Salem (they/he)! I'm an openly queer + neurodivergent therapist with a passion for working with trans children, teens, and adults. Much of my work focuses on the ways our identities intersect with culture and environment to create suffering. It is my hope that through our work together, clients can learn to embrace their truest selves, advocate for their needs, and experience peace.
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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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Karen R Swanay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37206
My ideal client is one who knows they need to make changes and are willing to do the work of therapy. My practice is specialized to help those with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders but I am also a gender therapist. My office is a safe space where you can be you.
My ideal client is one who knows they need to make changes and are willing to do the work of therapy. My practice is specialized to help those with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders but I am also a gender therapist. My office is a safe space where you can be you.
(850) 279-5084 View (850) 279-5084
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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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Juliana Vokes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214
Self-discovery is an intentional process which helps us create a balanced approach to change and acceptance. I offer a safe and creative space for teens and adults within the LGBTQIA+ community to explore identity, life changes, and relationships.
Self-discovery is an intentional process which helps us create a balanced approach to change and acceptance. I offer a safe and creative space for teens and adults within the LGBTQIA+ community to explore identity, life changes, and relationships.
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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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Laura Grafham Knapp
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
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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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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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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Ashton Anselmo
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, Temp
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
I enjoy helping others work through issues related to shame, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, and relationships. I assist clients who desire a greater sense of safety and stability in their lives. My work with clients tends to involve helping them better understand their own emotions, wants and needs, and how to communicate those effectively. We often focus on developing self-compassion and confidence. I value justice and diversity, so I make a conscious effort to take an anti-oppression approach and practice cultural humility.
I enjoy helping others work through issues related to shame, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, and relationships. I assist clients who desire a greater sense of safety and stability in their lives. My work with clients tends to involve helping them better understand their own emotions, wants and needs, and how to communicate those effectively. We often focus on developing self-compassion and confidence. I value justice and diversity, so I make a conscious effort to take an anti-oppression approach and practice cultural humility.
(321) 600-4005 View (321) 600-4005
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Urielle Samis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
Are you feeling stuck in patterns that prevent you from thriving and succeeding in ways that deep down you know you can? Perhaps your relationships are suffering, or intimacy feels hard or scary. Whether it's anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, relationship problems, self-harm, addictions, or something else, my guess is these patterns emerged from a need to cope or survive. As a queer person, I know how hard finding an affirming and non-judgmental therapist can be, especially if you are LGBTQ+. A therapist who meets you exactly where you are right now can be the first step to building the life you want!
Are you feeling stuck in patterns that prevent you from thriving and succeeding in ways that deep down you know you can? Perhaps your relationships are suffering, or intimacy feels hard or scary. Whether it's anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, relationship problems, self-harm, addictions, or something else, my guess is these patterns emerged from a need to cope or survive. As a queer person, I know how hard finding an affirming and non-judgmental therapist can be, especially if you are LGBTQ+. A therapist who meets you exactly where you are right now can be the first step to building the life you want!
(615) 552-0598 View (615) 552-0598
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Zadie Harlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
Zadie values the safety of the collective and challenging the pathology paradigm. I honor the therapeutic relationship by showing up as a human first and a therapist second. I acknowledge the numerous genocides taking place across the world and practice within an anti-carceral and anti-capitalist approach. I believe that safety and trust are vital to the healing process and that everyone deserves joy and pleasure. I live openly as a kinky, non-binary, neurodivergent, and polyamorous human. I celebrate your unique relationship structure and enjoy challenging cis-heteronormative expectations. I believe we are all capable of healing.
Zadie values the safety of the collective and challenging the pathology paradigm. I honor the therapeutic relationship by showing up as a human first and a therapist second. I acknowledge the numerous genocides taking place across the world and practice within an anti-carceral and anti-capitalist approach. I believe that safety and trust are vital to the healing process and that everyone deserves joy and pleasure. I live openly as a kinky, non-binary, neurodivergent, and polyamorous human. I celebrate your unique relationship structure and enjoy challenging cis-heteronormative expectations. I believe we are all capable of healing.
(615) 434-4167 View (615) 434-4167
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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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Landrew Sevel
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
There is beauty in the complexity of our lives, and often difficulty too. Sometimes, our inner resources and life's challenges don't align, and leave us feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unskilled. My goals is to help you to find more freedom, ease, and wholeness in these moments. I am skilled in working with experiences of depression, anxiety, panic, trauma and chronic pain/illness. I am interested in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodivergent folks, and those whose lives question social norms. My approach emphasizes gentleness, mutuality, creativity, and awareness from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens.
There is beauty in the complexity of our lives, and often difficulty too. Sometimes, our inner resources and life's challenges don't align, and leave us feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unskilled. My goals is to help you to find more freedom, ease, and wholeness in these moments. I am skilled in working with experiences of depression, anxiety, panic, trauma and chronic pain/illness. I am interested in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodivergent folks, and those whose lives question social norms. My approach emphasizes gentleness, mutuality, creativity, and awareness from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens.
(615) 488-8796 View (615) 488-8796

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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.