Mix Thomas
MSW, LGSW Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20037
I am currently only taking new one-time clients for Gender Affirming Care and Sperm Recipient evaluations and letters. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, boundaries in relationships, grief, have experienced trauma, are struggling with your gender identity or sexuality, or just are not quite sure what’s wrong, I’m here to work with you. My approach to therapy is eclectic and based on you and your goals. I will work with you as a teammate to identify the things that could be holding you back from the life you want to be living. Together we will identify which direction you want to go and how to get there.
Transgender
(202) 403-2263
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Washington, DC 20037
Transgender
I am currently only taking new one-time clients for Gender Affirming Care and Sperm Recipient evaluations and letters. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, boundaries in relationships, grief, have experienced trauma, are struggling with your gender identity or sexuality, or just are not quite sure what’s wrong, I’m here to work with you. My approach to therapy is eclectic and based on you and your goals. I will work with you as a teammate to identify the things that could be holding you back from the life you want to be living. Together we will identify which direction you want to go and how to get there.
Connor M Dale
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NASMCPT Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
If you've said many times, over many years "I can't keep living like this. Something has to change," then now is the time to make that change. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and stuck, anxious and worried, curious about or ready to quit drinking/using, overly critical of yourself and others, sick of putting others before you, paralyzed by perfectionism, and losing yourself while people-pleasing the world, then notice the voice inside saying, "Now is the time.” The courage -is- inside you to make that call or send that email to start making changes now. If you answer "yes" to any of these, reach out below to get help.
Transgender
(571) 253-7422
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Washington, DC 20006
Transgender
If you've said many times, over many years "I can't keep living like this. Something has to change," then now is the time to make that change. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and stuck, anxious and worried, curious about or ready to quit drinking/using, overly critical of yourself and others, sick of putting others before you, paralyzed by perfectionism, and losing yourself while people-pleasing the world, then notice the voice inside saying, "Now is the time.” The courage -is- inside you to make that call or send that email to start making changes now. If you answer "yes" to any of these, reach out below to get help.
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Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20005
Located in downtown Washington, DC, I specialize in queer topics and behavior modification. The clients I enjoy working with the most are children, teens, adults, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
Transgender
(202) 301-4605
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Washington, DC 20005
Transgender
Located in downtown Washington, DC, I specialize in queer topics and behavior modification. The clients I enjoy working with the most are children, teens, adults, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
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Stacey Karpen Dohn
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
I am not accepting new clients at this time, but will have openings in 2021. I provide specialized care in the exploration of gender identity for children (ages 4+), adolescents and adults. I work with clients and their families as they navigate through the social and emotional aspects of transition, and also provide a specialized knowledge of the medical components including psychological assessments for hormone therapy and gender affirming surgeries. I work from a resilience based framework, encouraging clients to not only explore the challenges of transition, but to celebrate the joyful moments with authenticity and courage.
Transgender
(202) 759-4046
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Washington, DC 20009
Transgender
I am not accepting new clients at this time, but will have openings in 2021. I provide specialized care in the exploration of gender identity for children (ages 4+), adolescents and adults. I work with clients and their families as they navigate through the social and emotional aspects of transition, and also provide a specialized knowledge of the medical components including psychological assessments for hormone therapy and gender affirming surgeries. I work from a resilience based framework, encouraging clients to not only explore the challenges of transition, but to celebrate the joyful moments with authenticity and courage.
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Michael A Giordano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
In a world full of judgment, you need to trust that your therapist is affirming and ready to hear your "deep, dark secrets." With that, you can then talk about what's really going on and address your true concerns. I have experience helping people with all kinds of issues, including relationships, sex and sexuality, addictions, gender identity, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, as well as general questions of self-worth. Together, we will explore any issue that is important to you. We will discuss your past when relevant, and what you're currently thinking and feeling.
Transgender
(202) 559-4269
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Washington, DC 20009
Transgender
In a world full of judgment, you need to trust that your therapist is affirming and ready to hear your "deep, dark secrets." With that, you can then talk about what's really going on and address your true concerns. I have experience helping people with all kinds of issues, including relationships, sex and sexuality, addictions, gender identity, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, as well as general questions of self-worth. Together, we will explore any issue that is important to you. We will discuss your past when relevant, and what you're currently thinking and feeling.
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Julian R Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20012
Life can create challenges ranging from minor to major, brief to long term and even the most resilient, sturdy individuals will benefit from an empathic and non-judgemental ear during those times. Do you feel lonely, sad, or that no one understands you? I provide clients therapy that is evidence based, and focuses on your strengths to help you get back to feeling and functioning at your best.
Transgender
(202) 335-3119
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Washington, DC 20012
Transgender
Life can create challenges ranging from minor to major, brief to long term and even the most resilient, sturdy individuals will benefit from an empathic and non-judgemental ear during those times. Do you feel lonely, sad, or that no one understands you? I provide clients therapy that is evidence based, and focuses on your strengths to help you get back to feeling and functioning at your best.
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Emily L Rizzo
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20017
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ population and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I consistently work with clients regarding depression, anxiety, motivation, trauma, grief, understanding their identity, familial relations, gender identity, sexual identity, sexual/relationship needs, polyamorous relationships, kink, communication in relationships, and self-integration. Extensive background in working with people of color. Assist parents/families through their child's gender transition. Experience in college counseling and high school counseling.
Transgender
(240) 800-1569
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Washington, DC 20017
Transgender
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ population and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I consistently work with clients regarding depression, anxiety, motivation, trauma, grief, understanding their identity, familial relations, gender identity, sexual identity, sexual/relationship needs, polyamorous relationships, kink, communication in relationships, and self-integration. Extensive background in working with people of color. Assist parents/families through their child's gender transition. Experience in college counseling and high school counseling.
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Ayla Westgate
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20011
***Due to the large influx of referrals, I’m pausing intakes from Feb 1st to April 1*** I have extensive training and experience with providing LGBTQIA+ mental health services, gender affirming care, and trauma recovery. I have a decade of training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provide both individual and group DBT counseling. I am direct, warm, non-judgmental, practical, creative and authentically myself in sessions. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, I have worked with a variety of clientele for years at a federally qualified health clinic and in private practice.
Transgender
Verified
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Washington, DC 20011
Transgender
***Due to the large influx of referrals, I’m pausing intakes from Feb 1st to April 1*** I have extensive training and experience with providing LGBTQIA+ mental health services, gender affirming care, and trauma recovery. I have a decade of training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and provide both individual and group DBT counseling. I am direct, warm, non-judgmental, practical, creative and authentically myself in sessions. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, I have worked with a variety of clientele for years at a federally qualified health clinic and in private practice.
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Robyn S. Zeiger
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20036
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
Transgender
(301) 825-5154
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20036
Transgender
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
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Amanda Marie Jones
PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20008
Are you having trouble living the life you want, in part because of circumstances outside your control? Could you use additional support and guidance to navigate the difficulties you face? I provide a warm and accepting environment for you to reflect on your life and your strengths, then develop strategies for using those strengths to meet your goals. My specialties include the struggles of people who identify as LGBTQ and their families, as well as the challenges faced by individuals with mental illnesses and their loved ones.
Transgender
(410) 988-3889
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20008
Transgender
Are you having trouble living the life you want, in part because of circumstances outside your control? Could you use additional support and guidance to navigate the difficulties you face? I provide a warm and accepting environment for you to reflect on your life and your strengths, then develop strategies for using those strengths to meet your goals. My specialties include the struggles of people who identify as LGBTQ and their families, as well as the challenges faced by individuals with mental illnesses and their loved ones.
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Thomas J Coughlin
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20010
I am unable to accept new clients at this time. Please check back in early April 2021! Sometimes creating or maintaining a happy, satisfying life requires help. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I will listen and engage you in ways that support a life of balance, healing & growth as you move toward a better and more authentic you. Though my practice is not limited to work with the LGBTQ population, I have years of experience working with this community especially trans/gender expansive/non binary individuals. I am credentialed through the WPATH GEI certification program. More info: https://www.wpath.org/about-gei
Transgender
(202) 738-5456
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20010
Transgender
I am unable to accept new clients at this time. Please check back in early April 2021! Sometimes creating or maintaining a happy, satisfying life requires help. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I will listen and engage you in ways that support a life of balance, healing & growth as you move toward a better and more authentic you. Though my practice is not limited to work with the LGBTQ population, I have years of experience working with this community especially trans/gender expansive/non binary individuals. I am credentialed through the WPATH GEI certification program. More info: https://www.wpath.org/about-gei
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Shawn Macdonald
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20011
I work with clients to create a safe and affirming relationship so that there is room for healing and growth. My work with each client is unique, however central to my work is respect for your issues, concerns, and the challenges you face in your life. I see therapy as a partnership where we work together to create the changes that you are seeking in your life. I am comforatable working with a wide variety of issues from career and work life to recovering from childhood trauma and abuse.
Transgender
(301) 358-6421
Verified
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20011
Transgender
I work with clients to create a safe and affirming relationship so that there is room for healing and growth. My work with each client is unique, however central to my work is respect for your issues, concerns, and the challenges you face in your life. I see therapy as a partnership where we work together to create the changes that you are seeking in your life. I am comforatable working with a wide variety of issues from career and work life to recovering from childhood trauma and abuse.
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Davin Maijala
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
***As of January 2021, I do not have openings for new clients at this time*** I'm a psychologist with +20 years experience in the mental health field. My primary goal as a therapist is to help you address the concerns that bring you to therapy. I take time to get to know you and understand what you'd like to improve in your life. I individualize my approach by integrating techniques to best help you grow and find balance and happiness. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment. I can also be more directive and solution-focused when that approach might be more effective for you.
Transgender
(202) 817-2336
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Washington, DC 20036
Transgender
***As of January 2021, I do not have openings for new clients at this time*** I'm a psychologist with +20 years experience in the mental health field. My primary goal as a therapist is to help you address the concerns that bring you to therapy. I take time to get to know you and understand what you'd like to improve in your life. I individualize my approach by integrating techniques to best help you grow and find balance and happiness. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment. I can also be more directive and solution-focused when that approach might be more effective for you.
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Leah Liszka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I believe that we all have the resources to succeed within ourselves. Therapy connects us to our strengths and our resilience. As a client-centered therapist, I am honored to collaborate with you and help you reach your mental health goals. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults with a wide range of life experiences, including the LGBTQ+ community. I am body- and sex- positive, kink-aware, and poly-friendly, and my practice philosophy is grounded in intersectional and feminist theory.
Transgender
(202) 417-7868
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Washington, DC 20036
Transgender
I believe that we all have the resources to succeed within ourselves. Therapy connects us to our strengths and our resilience. As a client-centered therapist, I am honored to collaborate with you and help you reach your mental health goals. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults with a wide range of life experiences, including the LGBTQ+ community. I am body- and sex- positive, kink-aware, and poly-friendly, and my practice philosophy is grounded in intersectional and feminist theory.
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Jason Nicholsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20002
I started this virtual-based therapy practice so that I could connect with individuals struggling to feel connected in their lives. There are no judgements. Together, we can explore the resilience and strength you already have and take action towards a richer, fuller life.  I have a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with an eclectic mix of other evidence-informed interventions to support you and your goals.
Transgender
(202) 568-8621
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Washington, DC 20002
Transgender
I started this virtual-based therapy practice so that I could connect with individuals struggling to feel connected in their lives. There are no judgements. Together, we can explore the resilience and strength you already have and take action towards a richer, fuller life.  I have a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with an eclectic mix of other evidence-informed interventions to support you and your goals.
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Catie M Ehrler
MA, NCC, LGPC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” – Maya Angelou. Catie strives to create a nurturing space filled with authenticity, mutual empathy, collaboration, and humor. She sees the best in her clients and takes pride in walking towards authenticity, empowerment, and improved self-esteem with them. Catie is dedicated to creating a safe space in her practice for the stories of all gender identities and cultures to be seen and heard. Catie’s work is grounded in Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), which believes that individuals grow through connectedness, and that disconnection is a major source of suffering.
Transgender
(586) 371-6761
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Washington, DC 20016
Transgender
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” – Maya Angelou. Catie strives to create a nurturing space filled with authenticity, mutual empathy, collaboration, and humor. She sees the best in her clients and takes pride in walking towards authenticity, empowerment, and improved self-esteem with them. Catie is dedicated to creating a safe space in her practice for the stories of all gender identities and cultures to be seen and heard. Catie’s work is grounded in Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), which believes that individuals grow through connectedness, and that disconnection is a major source of suffering.
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Amy Julia Cheyfitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I believe that my role as a therapist is to create a space where you feel supported, safe, and validated as we navigate challenges together. I will be there beside you as you gain the skills to shape your life the way you envision and work towards your goals. I think that everyone can benefit from therapy, whether it’s short-term to help you through a life transition or longer-term support, I will be here to help and accept you as you are. Many people who are members of the LGBTQ+, kink, or poly communities can feel stigmatized during therapy and I aim to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere for all my clients.
Transgender
(202) 933-1074
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Washington, DC 20036
Transgender
I believe that my role as a therapist is to create a space where you feel supported, safe, and validated as we navigate challenges together. I will be there beside you as you gain the skills to shape your life the way you envision and work towards your goals. I think that everyone can benefit from therapy, whether it’s short-term to help you through a life transition or longer-term support, I will be here to help and accept you as you are. Many people who are members of the LGBTQ+, kink, or poly communities can feel stigmatized during therapy and I aim to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere for all my clients.
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Rhegina Sinozich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCW-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20016
Whatever brings you to therapy today, know that there is a solution and that in every issue there is a hidden treasure. Together we'll uncover that treasure for you. I've been helping clients heal for over 30 years and it's a deep honor and privilege. I create a safe haven for my clients-a place that honors and respects them; a place that allows them to heal and thrive. There is nothing like watching someone come into the fullness of their true selves so they can live the life they were meant to live.
Transgender
(301) 841-7996
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20016
Transgender
Whatever brings you to therapy today, know that there is a solution and that in every issue there is a hidden treasure. Together we'll uncover that treasure for you. I've been helping clients heal for over 30 years and it's a deep honor and privilege. I create a safe haven for my clients-a place that honors and respects them; a place that allows them to heal and thrive. There is nothing like watching someone come into the fullness of their true selves so they can live the life they were meant to live.
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Laila Cooper
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20010
Congratulations on making it this far; searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming process, and the first step is often the hardest! Many individuals struggle with depression, anxiety, struggles with sex, or simply the desire to understand themselves more thoroughly. Whether to improve mood and functioning, improve relationships, or work on issues with sex/sexuality, therapy can be reparative, strengthening, and play a role in maximizing enjoyment of life! I work from an affirming and social justice approach with people who identify as LGBTQIA and people of color, and I am kink- and non-monogamy informed and affirming.
Transgender
(703) 291-1498
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20010
Transgender
Congratulations on making it this far; searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming process, and the first step is often the hardest! Many individuals struggle with depression, anxiety, struggles with sex, or simply the desire to understand themselves more thoroughly. Whether to improve mood and functioning, improve relationships, or work on issues with sex/sexuality, therapy can be reparative, strengthening, and play a role in maximizing enjoyment of life! I work from an affirming and social justice approach with people who identify as LGBTQIA and people of color, and I am kink- and non-monogamy informed and affirming.
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Washington, DC 20008
Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Are you looking for a counselor or psychotherapist that truly understands and respects your feelings and experiences? Do you know you want an LGBTQ counselor or therapist but don't know how to find someone who is the best match for you? How do you navigate and choose among the many different psychotherapy and counseling approaches? We are a highly experienced group of 8 lesbian, gay and bi mental health professionals dedicated to meeting the psychological needs of our diverse lgbt community. We have a wide variety of psychological approaches, specializations, office locations and fees.
Transgender
(202) 319-8541
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Washington, DC 20008
Transgender
Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Are you looking for a counselor or psychotherapist that truly understands and respects your feelings and experiences? Do you know you want an LGBTQ counselor or therapist but don't know how to find someone who is the best match for you? How do you navigate and choose among the many different psychotherapy and counseling approaches? We are a highly experienced group of 8 lesbian, gay and bi mental health professionals dedicated to meeting the psychological needs of our diverse lgbt community. We have a wide variety of psychological approaches, specializations, office locations and fees.

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Transgender (Gender Dysphoria) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Washington and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Washington or for a Washington transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Washington may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Washington, transgender friendly therapists in Washington, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Washington can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Washington are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Washington. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Washington

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Washington you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Washington and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Washington or family therapy in Washington.