Transgender Therapists in Spring Hill, TN

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Cassandra Steinberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Spring Hill, TN 37174
I’ve learned a lot in community mental health, working with individuals that are depressed, anxious, suicidal. Many causes are external, either through relationships or past events, but some are internal, through biology and self-concept. I hope to help people discover themselves and how to accept themselves for who they are. I’m available Mondays and Wednesdays by telehealth and Tuesdays in person.
I’ve learned a lot in community mental health, working with individuals that are depressed, anxious, suicidal. Many causes are external, either through relationships or past events, but some are internal, through biology and self-concept. I hope to help people discover themselves and how to accept themselves for who they are. I’m available Mondays and Wednesdays by telehealth and Tuesdays in person.
(931) 202-9073 View (931) 202-9073
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Megan Graf Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MA, SEP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Spring Hill, TN 37174
You know yourself best, and I hope to help guide you in the journey of improving your quality of life. We all need help from an outside perspective from time to time; I create a safe, non-judgmental, environment to help you with your goals. Battling anxiety? Wanting to grow into a more authentic you? Let's work together to meet these struggles head on.
You know yourself best, and I hope to help guide you in the journey of improving your quality of life. We all need help from an outside perspective from time to time; I create a safe, non-judgmental, environment to help you with your goals. Battling anxiety? Wanting to grow into a more authentic you? Let's work together to meet these struggles head on.
(615) 488-8736 View (615) 488-8736
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Betsy Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spring Hill, TN 37174  (Online Only)
I am licensed in California, Tennessee, Oregon, and Colorado. I specialize in treating trauma and PTSD. I have helped clients improve anxiety levels, self esteem, depression, relational issues, phobias, lack of a sense of life direction, sleep, greater self awareness, and more. Through teaching skills such as noticing and being with sensations, feelings, and thoughts, clients can access deeper parts of themselves. Through doing IFS and EMDR, clients get to the root of the issue, look at things in new ways, and heal the trauma that is stored in the body (by feeling it safety, with my guidance and training) rather than avoiding it.
I am licensed in California, Tennessee, Oregon, and Colorado. I specialize in treating trauma and PTSD. I have helped clients improve anxiety levels, self esteem, depression, relational issues, phobias, lack of a sense of life direction, sleep, greater self awareness, and more. Through teaching skills such as noticing and being with sensations, feelings, and thoughts, clients can access deeper parts of themselves. Through doing IFS and EMDR, clients get to the root of the issue, look at things in new ways, and heal the trauma that is stored in the body (by feeling it safety, with my guidance and training) rather than avoiding it.
(931) 378-6733 View (931) 378-6733
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Cara Peacock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Spring Hill, TN 37174
You may be struggling with a life transition, anxiety, depression, fears, or a trauma history that keeps resurfacing. You deserve a break. You deserve to be free and "un-stuck". It's time for you to take some time for yourself, make some changes, move forward, and live up to your potential. I am interested in your goals, where you are now, and how to help you get where you'd like to go.
You may be struggling with a life transition, anxiety, depression, fears, or a trauma history that keeps resurfacing. You deserve a break. You deserve to be free and "un-stuck". It's time for you to take some time for yourself, make some changes, move forward, and live up to your potential. I am interested in your goals, where you are now, and how to help you get where you'd like to go.
(931) 345-4629 View (931) 345-4629
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Aaron Byrd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Are the things that once made you happy no longer making you happy? Have you been through a traumatic experience that left you feeling scared, lonely, or even doubting who you are? Maybe you’ve been through a series of little things that you believe shouldn’t be bothering you, but they are. Have you found yourself on Google trying to figure yourself out only to find article after article about “childhood trauma”? I feel you. You are not alone. Together, I believe we can reduce your suffering, find direction, and feel happiness once again. My office is a safe and affirming space for all LGBTQ+ people.
Are the things that once made you happy no longer making you happy? Have you been through a traumatic experience that left you feeling scared, lonely, or even doubting who you are? Maybe you’ve been through a series of little things that you believe shouldn’t be bothering you, but they are. Have you found yourself on Google trying to figure yourself out only to find article after article about “childhood trauma”? I feel you. You are not alone. Together, I believe we can reduce your suffering, find direction, and feel happiness once again. My office is a safe and affirming space for all LGBTQ+ people.
(615) 802-6733 View (615) 802-6733
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The Village of Kairos
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Trauma and other developmental wounds often show up as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and a variety of diagnoses. At The Village of Kairos, our therapists are master-doctoral practitioners specializing in trauma-focused therapies and interventions so that our clients find hope, help, and how-to's in order to build a life worth living.
Trauma and other developmental wounds often show up as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and a variety of diagnoses. At The Village of Kairos, our therapists are master-doctoral practitioners specializing in trauma-focused therapies and interventions so that our clients find hope, help, and how-to's in order to build a life worth living.
(615) 745-1066 View (615) 745-1066
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Evan Clark Richardson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MDiv, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Navigating belonging, spirituality, and values in such a polarized climate can be anxiety-inducing. Finding safe spaces to be heard non-judgmentally and connect authentically reduce anxiety symptoms and allow us to regulate when triggered. My academic and professional background in spirituality and mental health supports clients' work to navigate polarizing environments, regulate the nervous system, and journey to find wellbeing and purpose.
Navigating belonging, spirituality, and values in such a polarized climate can be anxiety-inducing. Finding safe spaces to be heard non-judgmentally and connect authentically reduce anxiety symptoms and allow us to regulate when triggered. My academic and professional background in spirituality and mental health supports clients' work to navigate polarizing environments, regulate the nervous system, and journey to find wellbeing and purpose.
(629) 299-2523 View (629) 299-2523
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Julie Eisenbeck
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, EQUINE
Verified Verified
Spring Hill, TN 37174  (Online Only)
A trauma therapist, certified in EMDR and EAGALA equine therapy. Horses are metaphors for the human experience and how each individual interprets the herd explains how they see themselves in the human constellation Approaching horses helps us reflect how we approach our relationships and how we can face other big or overwhelming things in our lives. Since the solutions are personally experienced in conjunction with intellectual understanding, they tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting. I walk with my clients through the trauma and to the other side of healing.
A trauma therapist, certified in EMDR and EAGALA equine therapy. Horses are metaphors for the human experience and how each individual interprets the herd explains how they see themselves in the human constellation Approaching horses helps us reflect how we approach our relationships and how we can face other big or overwhelming things in our lives. Since the solutions are personally experienced in conjunction with intellectual understanding, they tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting. I walk with my clients through the trauma and to the other side of healing.
(615) 205-3376 View (615) 205-3376
New Moon Rising Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Accepting New Clients, Flexible Pricing, Evening + Weekends Available. Are you finding it challenging to manage stress or anxiety? Do you feel like you're constantly running on empty, lacking the energy and motivation to truly enjoy life? Or perhaps you're longing for a sense of purpose and fulfillment, but you're not sure where to start? If you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, struggling to find balance, or simply seeking a deeper sense of well-being, you're in the right place. Our dynamic team of clinicians utilizes evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, IFS, and more.
Accepting New Clients, Flexible Pricing, Evening + Weekends Available. Are you finding it challenging to manage stress or anxiety? Do you feel like you're constantly running on empty, lacking the energy and motivation to truly enjoy life? Or perhaps you're longing for a sense of purpose and fulfillment, but you're not sure where to start? If you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, struggling to find balance, or simply seeking a deeper sense of well-being, you're in the right place. Our dynamic team of clinicians utilizes evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, IFS, and more.
(615) 802-5739 View (615) 802-5739

More Therapists Nearby

Lesley Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-, MHSP
Verified Verified
College Grove, TN 37046
"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. " Life changes can be difficult and some people need help working through those changes. Therapy takes courage and it takes courage to take that first step. Together we will work on changes you want to make in your life. Together we can help you work on having a life worth living and finding the changes that you want in your life. I will work with you on defining problems, discussing how these have impacted your life, setting goals, and making accomplishments.
"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. " Life changes can be difficult and some people need help working through those changes. Therapy takes courage and it takes courage to take that first step. Together we will work on changes you want to make in your life. Together we can help you work on having a life worth living and finding the changes that you want in your life. I will work with you on defining problems, discussing how these have impacted your life, setting goals, and making accomplishments.
(731) 207-4295 View (731) 207-4295
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Michelle Stafford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Grove, TN 37046
Are you wondering if your life could be more free, authentic, or beautiful than it has been? I’m here to help you get from “not this” to “this, instead”. My clients have described me as warm and grounding. I am comfortable holding steadiness during emotional moments as well as challenging your blind spots with kindness. I believe in the power of humor to soften the heaviness of our stories. My hope is that it is incredibly obvious how much I love my job and how wonderful it is to show up for you. Learn more on my website: goldenhourcounseling.org
Are you wondering if your life could be more free, authentic, or beautiful than it has been? I’m here to help you get from “not this” to “this, instead”. My clients have described me as warm and grounding. I am comfortable holding steadiness during emotional moments as well as challenging your blind spots with kindness. I believe in the power of humor to soften the heaviness of our stories. My hope is that it is incredibly obvious how much I love my job and how wonderful it is to show up for you. Learn more on my website: goldenhourcounseling.org
(615) 437-3731 View (615) 437-3731
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Brooke Pate
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, LPCMHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
Thompsons Station, TN 37179
I am a compassionate and trauma-informed therapist, who is trained in Play Therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, CBT, TF-CBT, and DBT, with a heart dedicated to healing. I specialize in serving children, teens, and adults through person-centered and trauma-informed approach. I believe in the transformative power of a therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and understanding. My therapeutic approach is rooted in respect for your unique journey. I strive to create a place where you feel heard, valued, and empowered to explore your inner world.
I am a compassionate and trauma-informed therapist, who is trained in Play Therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, CBT, TF-CBT, and DBT, with a heart dedicated to healing. I specialize in serving children, teens, and adults through person-centered and trauma-informed approach. I believe in the transformative power of a therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and understanding. My therapeutic approach is rooted in respect for your unique journey. I strive to create a place where you feel heard, valued, and empowered to explore your inner world.
(615) 703-3047 View (615) 703-3047

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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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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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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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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Emily Pohorence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37419  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients in Tennessee and Ohio! Will be credentialed with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee in August 2024! I’m Emily and I work with teens and adults, navigating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, gender exploration, neurodivergence, relationships, self-worth, sexuality, and trauma. As a queer identifying person, I am passionate about helping individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community, with specialized experience in transgender and nonbinary care. I have specific experience writing letters of support for transgender and nonbinary clients seeking Hormone Replacement Therapy and/or gender affirming surgery.
Accepting new clients in Tennessee and Ohio! Will be credentialed with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee in August 2024! I’m Emily and I work with teens and adults, navigating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, gender exploration, neurodivergence, relationships, self-worth, sexuality, and trauma. As a queer identifying person, I am passionate about helping individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community, with specialized experience in transgender and nonbinary care. I have specific experience writing letters of support for transgender and nonbinary clients seeking Hormone Replacement Therapy and/or gender affirming surgery.
(423) 556-8675 View (423) 556-8675
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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) 933-1449 View (615) 933-1449
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Travis Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
I typically work with issues concerning life transitions, addiction, couples conflict, and Family of Origin. I also love working with clients looking to detransition/desist. I have significant experience working with complex cases. Each client brings their individual stories into the room. By the time we seek help, life has typically not been going as we expected. We want to find a way out, but are unsure how to do so. What we need is someone to help us be a guide through to recovery. This is a life-long change that will need continued support. Not only is this our battle, but the battle of those around us.
I typically work with issues concerning life transitions, addiction, couples conflict, and Family of Origin. I also love working with clients looking to detransition/desist. I have significant experience working with complex cases. Each client brings their individual stories into the room. By the time we seek help, life has typically not been going as we expected. We want to find a way out, but are unsure how to do so. What we need is someone to help us be a guide through to recovery. This is a life-long change that will need continued support. Not only is this our battle, but the battle of those around us.
(615) 219-2537 View (615) 219-2537
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Bessie Naomi Costanza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CMFSW, CCTP, AMTP
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37043
With compassion,insight and acceptance, I can help you explore the issues which prevent you from success in your personal and professional relationships. I believe that we all possess much of the knowledge needed to answer life's questions; however, as with all things, we sometimes simply forget where to look. I see my work primarily as a guide, helping my clients find their own answers and their own happiness.I view therapy as a way to gain self awareness in order to understand one's pattern of relating to others and dealing with life's challenges.
With compassion,insight and acceptance, I can help you explore the issues which prevent you from success in your personal and professional relationships. I believe that we all possess much of the knowledge needed to answer life's questions; however, as with all things, we sometimes simply forget where to look. I see my work primarily as a guide, helping my clients find their own answers and their own happiness.I view therapy as a way to gain self awareness in order to understand one's pattern of relating to others and dealing with life's challenges.
(931) 272-8594 View (931) 272-8594

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.