Tracy Springate
Counselor, LPCA Verified
Lexington, KY 40514
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) with experience working with individuals and families across the bluegrass. I’ve worked with those experiencing extreme trauma, debilitating depression, and stifling anxiety. I’ve also had the privilege of working with the LGBTQ* community, especially transgender individuals and their families. Please call our administrators at 859.309.2877 to schedule an appointment!
(859) 309-2877
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Lexington, KY 40514
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) with experience working with individuals and families across the bluegrass. I’ve worked with those experiencing extreme trauma, debilitating depression, and stifling anxiety. I’ve also had the privilege of working with the LGBTQ* community, especially transgender individuals and their families. Please call our administrators at 859.309.2877 to schedule an appointment!
Jackson (Jack) Garner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
Do you identify as gender diverse (transgender, non-binary, gender queer, etc)? Are currently questioning or discovering your gender and/or needing a referral letter for medical transition steps? Jack Garner, LCSW is a licensed clinical therapist in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and is a member of WPATH. Their practice is offered online where they provide individual counseling and coaching as well as referral letters for medical transition steps, such as HRT and surgeries.
(931) 538-3486
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Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
Do you identify as gender diverse (transgender, non-binary, gender queer, etc)? Are currently questioning or discovering your gender and/or needing a referral letter for medical transition steps? Jack Garner, LCSW is a licensed clinical therapist in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and is a member of WPATH. Their practice is offered online where they provide individual counseling and coaching as well as referral letters for medical transition steps, such as HRT and surgeries.
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Natalie Criss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ALPS, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
*E Mail is the best way to reach me*. I specialize in LGBT issues and concerns. I treat many transgender clients and guide them on their journey toward transitioning through HRT. I also specialize in treating trauma/PTSD. I am trained in EMDR, which is a highly effective trauma treatment. I currently work for a practice in WV and also have my own practice in KY. Shoot me an e mail anytime and we can discuss your needs and concerns and see if I am the right counselor for you.
(304) 406-7644
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Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
*E Mail is the best way to reach me*. I specialize in LGBT issues and concerns. I treat many transgender clients and guide them on their journey toward transitioning through HRT. I also specialize in treating trauma/PTSD. I am trained in EMDR, which is a highly effective trauma treatment. I currently work for a practice in WV and also have my own practice in KY. Shoot me an e mail anytime and we can discuss your needs and concerns and see if I am the right counselor for you.
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Robin M. Herrington
Counselor, LPCA, MA Verified
Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40517
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe and compassionate space for those dealing with issues related to sexual orientation, gender dysphoria, and transitioning.
Everyone needs help overcoming obstacles from time to time. I offer compassionate counseling services for those who have concerns in many areas, including life changes, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I am EMDR therapy trained which is helpful for those who have experienced trauma, and those who are interested in learning how past experiences affect them today.
(502) 747-1798
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Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40517
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe and compassionate space for those dealing with issues related to sexual orientation, gender dysphoria, and transitioning.
Everyone needs help overcoming obstacles from time to time. I offer compassionate counseling services for those who have concerns in many areas, including life changes, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I am EMDR therapy trained which is helpful for those who have experienced trauma, and those who are interested in learning how past experiences affect them today.
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Erin Riedel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40504
Not accepting new clients
I’ve built a career out of understanding and helping people who are queer, transgender/gender non-conforming, ethically non-monogamous, kinky, and otherwise living truths that are somehow outside the norm.
You know you want therapy, but you’re nervous about choosing a therapist. What if you end up with someone you have to educate about your sexual orientation or relationship structure? Or someone who doesn’t understand your gender identity or respect your pronouns? What if your therapist is dismissive of how oppression has impacted your mental health, or can’t handle the trauma you’ve been through? If you've had these worries as you look for a therapist, I might be the one for you. The people whose lives don’t fit neatly into society’s boxes aren’t just my “clinical interest” – they’re my community.
(502) 237-4603
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Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40504
Not accepting new clients
I’ve built a career out of understanding and helping people who are queer, transgender/gender non-conforming, ethically non-monogamous, kinky, and otherwise living truths that are somehow outside the norm.
You know you want therapy, but you’re nervous about choosing a therapist. What if you end up with someone you have to educate about your sexual orientation or relationship structure? Or someone who doesn’t understand your gender identity or respect your pronouns? What if your therapist is dismissive of how oppression has impacted your mental health, or can’t handle the trauma you’ve been through? If you've had these worries as you look for a therapist, I might be the one for you. The people whose lives don’t fit neatly into society’s boxes aren’t just my “clinical interest” – they’re my community.
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Open Doors Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Offers online therapy
We provide services to people who are seeking Identity Counseling, Trauma and Grief Counseling, Mood and Anxiety Counseling, and more. We foster a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ allies, and people who are seeking behavioral health services. The core values for ODCC are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence (PRIDE).
(859) 780-8746
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Lexington, KY 40509
Offers online therapy
We provide services to people who are seeking Identity Counseling, Trauma and Grief Counseling, Mood and Anxiety Counseling, and more. We foster a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ allies, and people who are seeking behavioral health services. The core values for ODCC are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence (PRIDE).
Audrey Linville
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
The start of therapy for many individuals is filled with mixed feelings like hope and anxiety. The great news is - you've already started your journey just by being here! I am here to help you create new beginnings, and with those new beginnings, opportunities for growth.
(859) 203-1301
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Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
The start of therapy for many individuals is filled with mixed feelings like hope and anxiety. The great news is - you've already started your journey just by being here! I am here to help you create new beginnings, and with those new beginnings, opportunities for growth.
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Robert Kyle May
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Offers online therapy
I provide services to people who are seeking Identity Counseling, Trauma and Grief Counseling, Mood and Anxiety Counseling, and more. I foster a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ allies, and people who are seeking behavioral health services. The core values for ODCC are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence (PRIDE).
(606) 342-7385
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Lexington, KY 40509
Offers online therapy
I provide services to people who are seeking Identity Counseling, Trauma and Grief Counseling, Mood and Anxiety Counseling, and more. I foster a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ allies, and people who are seeking behavioral health services. The core values for ODCC are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence (PRIDE).
Angela Aaron
Psychologist, MS, PhD Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
Offers online therapy
ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN? Never truly belonged anywhere? OR OVERWHELMED by STRESS, BURNOUT, FEAR, ANXIETY, or PANIC? NOT SURE WHO YOU ARE REALLY ARE? FEAR REJECTION? RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS? DOES YOUR TEEN NEED A SAFE PLACE TO EXPLORE THEIR GENDER/SEXUAL IDENTITY? Find the same unconditional acceptance at solace. as you provide them. ARE YOU A FRONT-LINE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER trying to emotionally survive the Pandemic? Others affected by the havoc caused by COVID? All are encouraged to reach out today and immediately start learning healthy ways of coping as you trudge through life. Get the human connection you crave.
(859) 203-1296
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Lexington, KY 40503
Offers online therapy
ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN? Never truly belonged anywhere? OR OVERWHELMED by STRESS, BURNOUT, FEAR, ANXIETY, or PANIC? NOT SURE WHO YOU ARE REALLY ARE? FEAR REJECTION? RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS? DOES YOUR TEEN NEED A SAFE PLACE TO EXPLORE THEIR GENDER/SEXUAL IDENTITY? Find the same unconditional acceptance at solace. as you provide them. ARE YOU A FRONT-LINE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER trying to emotionally survive the Pandemic? Others affected by the havoc caused by COVID? All are encouraged to reach out today and immediately start learning healthy ways of coping as you trudge through life. Get the human connection you crave.
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Gwen Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Not accepting new clients
Life does not always go as planned. Bad things happen to good people, and good people sometimes make bad choices. People hurt people, experience loss and disappointment, and sometimes wake up living a life that feels foreign to them. In my role as a therapist, I have the opportunity to travel alongside others as they experience human struggle. I believe in the value of ALL people, regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, religion, or life circumstance. I believe in the power of change in a person's life, and count it a privilege to be a part of that change.
(859) 479-2352
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Lexington, KY 40509
Not accepting new clients
Life does not always go as planned. Bad things happen to good people, and good people sometimes make bad choices. People hurt people, experience loss and disappointment, and sometimes wake up living a life that feels foreign to them. In my role as a therapist, I have the opportunity to travel alongside others as they experience human struggle. I believe in the value of ALL people, regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, religion, or life circumstance. I believe in the power of change in a person's life, and count it a privilege to be a part of that change.
Heartland Healing Counseling & Consultation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCPC, LISW-S Verified
Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
HHC centers & celebrates LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities, and works with motivated individuals to build self-awareness, confront obstacles to well-being, and heal trauma to move toward self-actualization & joy. Our team of therapists represent many identities & perspectives, and work from queer feminist & family systems frameworks. We value self-determination, holistic health, harm reduction, and disability and racial justice. They Relationships are built through collaboration, creativity, and recognition of the environmental & cultural factors that impact the way people move through the world. Licensed in IL, IN, KY & OH.
(312) 626-4660
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Office is near:
Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
HHC centers & celebrates LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities, and works with motivated individuals to build self-awareness, confront obstacles to well-being, and heal trauma to move toward self-actualization & joy. Our team of therapists represent many identities & perspectives, and work from queer feminist & family systems frameworks. We value self-determination, holistic health, harm reduction, and disability and racial justice. They Relationships are built through collaboration, creativity, and recognition of the environmental & cultural factors that impact the way people move through the world. Licensed in IL, IN, KY & OH.
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Grace Hallak
Counselor, MRC, LPCC Verified
Lexington, KY 40517
Offers online therapy
*Currently accepting new clients for telehealth appointments in Connecticut & Kentucky. "Fearless is living in spite of the things that scare you to death." The courage to want to change is everything you need in order to improve your quality of life from where you are now! Are you experiencing stress, sadness, or feeling unsatisfied with areas of your life? A non-judgmental, unbiased person who has no connection to your personal life, who also understands how mental health impacts your mind, mood and your behaviors can help you in improving your quality of life.
(860) 530-2868
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Lexington, KY 40517
Offers online therapy
*Currently accepting new clients for telehealth appointments in Connecticut & Kentucky. "Fearless is living in spite of the things that scare you to death." The courage to want to change is everything you need in order to improve your quality of life from where you are now! Are you experiencing stress, sadness, or feeling unsatisfied with areas of your life? A non-judgmental, unbiased person who has no connection to your personal life, who also understands how mental health impacts your mind, mood and your behaviors can help you in improving your quality of life.
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Julianne Sutter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Lexington, KY 40508
Offers online therapy
As a therapist who cares about her clients and their struggles, my goal is to help you achieve a fulfilling life while effectively handling any pain or suffering you may be experiencing. My method of therapy, called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is an empirically supported approach that has been "astoundingly effective" with improving a wide range of problems, including depression, relationship issues, family conflict, poor self-worth, and stress at work.
(859) 449-4096
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Lexington, KY 40508
Offers online therapy
As a therapist who cares about her clients and their struggles, my goal is to help you achieve a fulfilling life while effectively handling any pain or suffering you may be experiencing. My method of therapy, called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is an empirically supported approach that has been "astoundingly effective" with improving a wide range of problems, including depression, relationship issues, family conflict, poor self-worth, and stress at work.
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Patrick R Young
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, CRC, LPCC-S Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Offers online therapy
My focus in counseling is to help people find what barriers they have preventing them from living the life they hope for. Everyone has their own unique situations and concerns they are facing, and once we identify these, we can work together to find better ways for you to cope and move forward from the sources of pain and stress. Whether it is addiction, harmful eating habits, mental health concerns, or issues related to sexuality and gender identity, my goal is to create a safe space where you can address any life issues or concerns without judgement and for us to work together on your journey towards healing.
(859) 710-8422
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Lexington, KY 40509
Offers online therapy
My focus in counseling is to help people find what barriers they have preventing them from living the life they hope for. Everyone has their own unique situations and concerns they are facing, and once we identify these, we can work together to find better ways for you to cope and move forward from the sources of pain and stress. Whether it is addiction, harmful eating habits, mental health concerns, or issues related to sexuality and gender identity, my goal is to create a safe space where you can address any life issues or concerns without judgement and for us to work together on your journey towards healing.
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Wanda McCants
Counselor, LPCC, -S Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
Offers online therapy
You've been going through it. Your partner, friends, and family see it too. You just want to move on with your life, but don’t know how. It happens to us all at some point, but you're still unsure about talking to someone. Going to therapy is a huge step for yourself because you've felt tired of be tired long enough. For me, therapy goes best as a conversation between people as if over coffee or tea. If this sounds like you, it looks like you're ready for a chat. I’m looking forward to joining your journey.
(859) 317-5507
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Lexington, KY 40503
Offers online therapy
You've been going through it. Your partner, friends, and family see it too. You just want to move on with your life, but don’t know how. It happens to us all at some point, but you're still unsure about talking to someone. Going to therapy is a huge step for yourself because you've felt tired of be tired long enough. For me, therapy goes best as a conversation between people as if over coffee or tea. If this sounds like you, it looks like you're ready for a chat. I’m looking forward to joining your journey.
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Matthew Weddington
Counselor, LPCC Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Matthew Weddington is a licensed professional clinical counselor with dual master's degrees in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. His passion resides in integrating evidenced-based treatment modalities with a strong emphasis on the mind-body connection. He is experienced in school, outpatient and inpatient treatment settings and has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults for mental health and substance abuse issues. His specialties include addictions, anxiety, sleep disorders, panic disorder, mood disorders, personality disorders and recovery from childhood and adult traumas.
(859) 577-9482
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Lexington, KY 40509
Matthew Weddington is a licensed professional clinical counselor with dual master's degrees in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. His passion resides in integrating evidenced-based treatment modalities with a strong emphasis on the mind-body connection. He is experienced in school, outpatient and inpatient treatment settings and has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults for mental health and substance abuse issues. His specialties include addictions, anxiety, sleep disorders, panic disorder, mood disorders, personality disorders and recovery from childhood and adult traumas.
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Jason Coffey
Counselor, MEd, LPCC, NCC, TCADC Verified
Lexington, KY 40517
Offers online therapy
I assist adults, older adults and couples. I believe all individuals have strengths and once those strengths are identified, a person can truly thrive and be happy. With all that goes on in a persons world it can appear difficult to be happy and we become stuck. In therapy we will create goals that will empower you to make the changes needed in your life.
(606) 268-2749
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Lexington, KY 40517
Offers online therapy
I assist adults, older adults and couples. I believe all individuals have strengths and once those strengths are identified, a person can truly thrive and be happy. With all that goes on in a persons world it can appear difficult to be happy and we become stuck. In therapy we will create goals that will empower you to make the changes needed in your life.
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Nacole Ritchey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Nacole Ritchey is a licensed clinical social worker who obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky. She has worked with co-occurring disorders in long-term residential and outpatient settings and has provided in-home therapy to children, families and adults. Her special interests include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and grief. She also has provided psycho-education to groups and individuals using Nurturing Parenting and Strengthening Families evidence-based treatment modalities.
(859) 577-9785
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Lexington, KY 40509
Nacole Ritchey is a licensed clinical social worker who obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky. She has worked with co-occurring disorders in long-term residential and outpatient settings and has provided in-home therapy to children, families and adults. Her special interests include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and grief. She also has provided psycho-education to groups and individuals using Nurturing Parenting and Strengthening Families evidence-based treatment modalities.
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Victoria Ewing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lexington, KY 40513
Victoria Ewing is a licensed clinical social worker who holds master’s and bachelor's degrees in social work from the University of Kentucky. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, in-home, community mental health and primary care clinics. Her primary focus is treatment of substance use disorders, with other specialty areas including bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, relationship issues, conflict resolution and anger management.
(859) 577-9628
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Lexington, KY 40513
Victoria Ewing is a licensed clinical social worker who holds master’s and bachelor's degrees in social work from the University of Kentucky. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, in-home, community mental health and primary care clinics. Her primary focus is treatment of substance use disorders, with other specialty areas including bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, relationship issues, conflict resolution and anger management.
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Kayla James
Counselor, BA, MA, LPCA, TCADC Verified
Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm Kayla and I've been focused on psychology, sociology, and clinical mental health since I graduated with my BA degree in 2013 and my MA degree in 2019. In session, I like take a person-centered approach where the client leads the conversation. My goal is to help each individual work through their seasons of life by allowing for a safe, comfortable, and a non-judgmental atmosphere to share and process thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Finding the ability to cope with life’s struggles through identifying strengths and positivity is my goal.
(859) 888-1524
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Lexington, KY 40502
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm Kayla and I've been focused on psychology, sociology, and clinical mental health since I graduated with my BA degree in 2013 and my MA degree in 2019. In session, I like take a person-centered approach where the client leads the conversation. My goal is to help each individual work through their seasons of life by allowing for a safe, comfortable, and a non-judgmental atmosphere to share and process thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Finding the ability to cope with life’s struggles through identifying strengths and positivity is my goal.

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Transgender 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 Lexington and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

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

Transgender people in Lexington 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 Lexington, transgender friendly therapists in Lexington, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

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