Psychologist, PhD, LP, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Sometimes life can present us with difficulties, as well as opportunities, that we don't expect or aren't sure how to handle. Many people find ways of healing, growing, and even striving through the counseling process. Once you've decided to seek out psychotherapy, finding the therapist who is the right fit for you can feel overwhelming. The psychologists and professional counselors at River City Psychological Services (RCPS) strive to create a safe environment where people can grow and heal."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 920-8113
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"Sometimes life can present us with difficulties, as well as opportunities, that we don't expect or aren't sure how to handle. Many people find ways of healing, growing, and even striving through the counseling process. Once you've decided to seek out psychotherapy, finding the therapist who is the right fit for you can feel overwhelming. The psychologists and professional counselors at River City Psychological Services (RCPS) strive to create a safe environment where people can grow and heal."
Judy White, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, LLP, NCC, CST
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
"I maintain a focus on understanding what clients need or seek in a counseling experience, and empowering them to reach their goals. I see therapy as a process of exploration intended toward personal growth and increased well-being. It is an opportunity to examine old ways of relating to oneself, and explore new ways of interacting. At times we will explore areas that may be painful to discuss. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist, certified wholistic health counselor, certified cognitive behavioral therapist, and endorsed domestic violence counselor. Trained in Level I Gottman therapies for couples. See www.wholelifecounseling.org"
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(269) 248-1934
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"I maintain a focus on understanding what clients need or seek in a counseling experience, and empowering them to reach their goals. I see therapy as a process of exploration intended toward personal growth and increased well-being. It is an opportunity to examine old ways of relating to oneself, and explore new ways of interacting. At times we will explore areas that may be painful to discuss. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist, certified wholistic health counselor, certified cognitive behavioral therapist, and endorsed domestic violence counselor. Trained in Level I Gottman therapies for couples. See www.wholelifecounseling.org"
Amy Duffy-Barnes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Choosing to see a therapist is a courageous choice, full of possibilities. If you are feeling stressed or stuck, therapy can help restore balance and bring about lasting change. I am a licensed clinical therapist offering online and in-person psychotherapy services. My goal is to offer compassionate support and evidence-based therapy techniques. I take a mindful and balanced approach to both life and therapy and I respect other people's life paths. I am an active and involved therapist, with the knowledge and experience to help people create change in their lives. "
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 984-1023
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"Choosing to see a therapist is a courageous choice, full of possibilities. If you are feeling stressed or stuck, therapy can help restore balance and bring about lasting change. I am a licensed clinical therapist offering online and in-person psychotherapy services. My goal is to offer compassionate support and evidence-based therapy techniques. I take a mindful and balanced approach to both life and therapy and I respect other people's life paths. I am an active and involved therapist, with the knowledge and experience to help people create change in their lives. "
Max Taylor, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD., DLLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I have experience working with and providing therapy to children, adolescents, traditional/non-traditional college students and adults in wide variety of settings. I primarily work from an Interpersonal Process Approach (IPA) that focuses not only on symptom reduction but is focused on the therapeutic relationship and how it can be used as a vehicle to help promote change. The therapeutic relationship within this approach helps bolster the belief and confidence in, not only the possibility, but client’s actual ability to make changes in their lives. I also integrate and work from a Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 239-2575
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"I have experience working with and providing therapy to children, adolescents, traditional/non-traditional college students and adults in wide variety of settings. I primarily work from an Interpersonal Process Approach (IPA) that focuses not only on symptom reduction but is focused on the therapeutic relationship and how it can be used as a vehicle to help promote change. The therapeutic relationship within this approach helps bolster the belief and confidence in, not only the possibility, but client’s actual ability to make changes in their lives. I also integrate and work from a Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."
Heather Visser, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
"None of us gets through life without facing roadblocks, heartbreak, or uncertainty. We can let those hard times pull us down, or find ways to confront adversity and choose a new way. You already have the strength to overcome tough times! My goal is to help you develop new life skills, and uncover the strengths you didn't even know you had. I will support and encourage you as you learn to manage and let go of emotions that are holding you back and damaging your relationships. I help couples, families, and individuals find greater fulfillment and purpose in life."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 202-3605
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"None of us gets through life without facing roadblocks, heartbreak, or uncertainty. We can let those hard times pull us down, or find ways to confront adversity and choose a new way. You already have the strength to overcome tough times! My goal is to help you develop new life skills, and uncover the strengths you didn't even know you had. I will support and encourage you as you learn to manage and let go of emotions that are holding you back and damaging your relationships. I help couples, families, and individuals find greater fulfillment and purpose in life."
Wedgwood Christian Services, Counselor
Counselor, LLPC, LLMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
""My experience and training is in families with an emphasis on substance abuse and trauma. Families going through addiction, need special support and a therapist who can be there with them to learn new skills. Many children have a difficult time understanding what is going on in the family and might be having trouble at school. Children often need extra support even years after substance use has ended. If this is you, I can help.""
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 208-4805
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
""My experience and training is in families with an emphasis on substance abuse and trauma. Families going through addiction, need special support and a therapist who can be there with them to learn new skills. Many children have a difficult time understanding what is going on in the family and might be having trouble at school. Children often need extra support even years after substance use has ended. If this is you, I can help.""
Sarah Parks-Pittman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Most of us who find ourselves on a path of personal growth and healing have come to a place where the discomfort of doing things the same way is no longer tolerable. Working together, we can find ways to create positive changes and bring a sense of fulfillment to your life. My work is inspired by each individual client’s unique potential for wholeness. I particularly enjoy working with individuals on issues of gender, sexuality, relationships, intimacy, spirituality, wellness and authenticity. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly & aware. My other areas of competence include anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment to life transitions. "
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 427-1813
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"Most of us who find ourselves on a path of personal growth and healing have come to a place where the discomfort of doing things the same way is no longer tolerable. Working together, we can find ways to create positive changes and bring a sense of fulfillment to your life. My work is inspired by each individual client’s unique potential for wholeness. I particularly enjoy working with individuals on issues of gender, sexuality, relationships, intimacy, spirituality, wellness and authenticity. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly & aware. My other areas of competence include anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment to life transitions. "
Heather L Hammerstrom, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
"Let's be real- therapy is hard work. If you are brave enough to be taking the next step for your mental health, I am more than willing to do the work with you! I have developed experience over the past 10 years in working with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of presenting issues including trauma, intense emotions, grief/loss, adjustment, stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, dissociation, and identity concerns. My passion is working with younger kids and teens in trauma therapy and with teens and adults on the whole spectrum of concerns."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 205-9445
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"Let's be real- therapy is hard work. If you are brave enough to be taking the next step for your mental health, I am more than willing to do the work with you! I have developed experience over the past 10 years in working with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of presenting issues including trauma, intense emotions, grief/loss, adjustment, stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, dissociation, and identity concerns. My passion is working with younger kids and teens in trauma therapy and with teens and adults on the whole spectrum of concerns."
Patrick Marcoux, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
"Are you feeling anxious, stressed and worried about your relationships with others? Have you experienced a life transition that is difficult? Are you wanting to gain emotional insight and healing and feel a greater sense of strength, courage and bravery? I am here to help. You don't have to go through it on your own. Areas I focus on include: high school/college transitions, stress and anger issues, health-related difficulties like chronic pain and HIV, family conflict, relationship concerns, self-esteem and identity, grief, loss and trauma and issues related to gender identity development."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(269) 202-3457
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"Are you feeling anxious, stressed and worried about your relationships with others? Have you experienced a life transition that is difficult? Are you wanting to gain emotional insight and healing and feel a greater sense of strength, courage and bravery? I am here to help. You don't have to go through it on your own. Areas I focus on include: high school/college transitions, stress and anger issues, health-related difficulties like chronic pain and HIV, family conflict, relationship concerns, self-esteem and identity, grief, loss and trauma and issues related to gender identity development."
Ashley Mannion-Woodward, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Hello and Welcome! It takes courage to seek help. As a Social Worker, I work with older teens, adults, and seniors who struggle with trauma, stress, worry, depression, relationship issues, sexuality, gender identity, pain/illness, and life transitions. Often, what looks like a problem is actually an invitation to take a closer look, listen deeply, learn something new, heal wounds, or perhaps lessen your resistance to what's arising. With tools to strengthen your awareness, I will help you work "with" obstacles rather than against."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 818-0936
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"Hello and Welcome! It takes courage to seek help. As a Social Worker, I work with older teens, adults, and seniors who struggle with trauma, stress, worry, depression, relationship issues, sexuality, gender identity, pain/illness, and life transitions. Often, what looks like a problem is actually an invitation to take a closer look, listen deeply, learn something new, heal wounds, or perhaps lessen your resistance to what's arising. With tools to strengthen your awareness, I will help you work "with" obstacles rather than against."
Michele Figuereo, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"I believe that through a safe and judgment-free therapeutic relationship true growth, empowerment, and healing can occur in any individual's life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have an extensive range of clinical experience providing mental health services for depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, grief, family and relationship issues, career exploration, and the LGBT population. All are welcome here. I see clients starting at age 13 through adult and welcome you to take a step towards a better quality of life and self care by contacting me to set up an appointment. For more information, please see website (click link)."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 828-1068
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"I believe that through a safe and judgment-free therapeutic relationship true growth, empowerment, and healing can occur in any individual's life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have an extensive range of clinical experience providing mental health services for depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, grief, family and relationship issues, career exploration, and the LGBT population. All are welcome here. I see clients starting at age 13 through adult and welcome you to take a step towards a better quality of life and self care by contacting me to set up an appointment. For more information, please see website (click link)."
Kathryn Padron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I enjoy working with individuals and families across the life span. I support children (even infants) and families as they navigate challenges that arise in order to work toward healthy relationships with the self, family and others. Play therapy and Sand Tray World Play are effective modalities I use when working with children. I work with adolescent girls and women struggling with anxiety, depression, mood/bipolar, trauma, and the desire to find optimal emotional well-being. I have 10 years of experience working with pregnancy and postpartum adjustment and mental health."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 710-4583
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"I enjoy working with individuals and families across the life span. I support children (even infants) and families as they navigate challenges that arise in order to work toward healthy relationships with the self, family and others. Play therapy and Sand Tray World Play are effective modalities I use when working with children. I work with adolescent girls and women struggling with anxiety, depression, mood/bipolar, trauma, and the desire to find optimal emotional well-being. I have 10 years of experience working with pregnancy and postpartum adjustment and mental health."
Joe Horak, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
"Has life been getting harder to handle lately? I often get to the heart of the matter quickly and then co-creative solutions tailored to your specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' Sometimes the life disruption you are experiencing may be the beginning of an evolution toward a new stage (yes adults can still evolve to higher stages). I was originally trained in psychodynamic and family systems approaches but have expanded to use other theoretical approaches that are based on what will be helpful to your situation. "
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 675-2113
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"Has life been getting harder to handle lately? I often get to the heart of the matter quickly and then co-creative solutions tailored to your specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' Sometimes the life disruption you are experiencing may be the beginning of an evolution toward a new stage (yes adults can still evolve to higher stages). I was originally trained in psychodynamic and family systems approaches but have expanded to use other theoretical approaches that are based on what will be helpful to your situation. "
Sara Cooley, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC, CCTP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"As we journey through life, we have various goals we are trying to accomplish but often feel as if we’ve lost our way. With increasing levels of stress, life can become less vivid than it once was. My goal as your therapist is to get you to a space of empowerment, self-control, and understanding. Together, we can find ways to gain control of yourself, learn what your emotions are signaling to you, explore relationships, and improve overall wellbeing in your life. "
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 253-6909
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
View
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"As we journey through life, we have various goals we are trying to accomplish but often feel as if we’ve lost our way. With increasing levels of stress, life can become less vivid than it once was. My goal as your therapist is to get you to a space of empowerment, self-control, and understanding. Together, we can find ways to gain control of yourself, learn what your emotions are signaling to you, explore relationships, and improve overall wellbeing in your life. "
Annalise Hammerlund, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49514
"I am an Expressive Arts Therapist and Licensed professional counselor. My background includes working with children in residential treatment; adult and adolescent inpatient psychiatric care; and outpatient or community support groups serving many different populations. I work with children 6+, adolescents and adults. I strive to be honest and gentle, while still always challenging my clients to dig a little deeper or see a new perspective, or strive to reach a goal. I believe in the ability of any person to change or grow, if they can believe in themselves. I love exploring the layers and complexity of life at any stage."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 219-8053
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49514
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Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"I am an Expressive Arts Therapist and Licensed professional counselor. My background includes working with children in residential treatment; adult and adolescent inpatient psychiatric care; and outpatient or community support groups serving many different populations. I work with children 6+, adolescents and adults. I strive to be honest and gentle, while still always challenging my clients to dig a little deeper or see a new perspective, or strive to reach a goal. I believe in the ability of any person to change or grow, if they can believe in themselves. I love exploring the layers and complexity of life at any stage."
Zita Hardenberg, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Therapy can be an opportunity to improve your insight into personal roadblocks and regain a sense of balance. My role is to accompany you during this process and help you navigate through life's challenges. You will find my approach to be genuine, warm, and person-centered. I have a special interest working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, and life changes. I am also particularly interested in working with young adults as they work on their development of identity and purpose. My goal is to support you and help strengthen your coping skills."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 432-2667
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
View
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"Therapy can be an opportunity to improve your insight into personal roadblocks and regain a sense of balance. My role is to accompany you during this process and help you navigate through life's challenges. You will find my approach to be genuine, warm, and person-centered. I have a special interest working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, and life changes. I am also particularly interested in working with young adults as they work on their development of identity and purpose. My goal is to support you and help strengthen your coping skills."
Jeffrey Reining, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT, LP, MDiv
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"I work with children and families dealing with issues including on communication, depression/anxiety, behavioral issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, divorce and more. I create a safe and welcoming environment that starts with understanding and works toward change. If you are struggling with your young adult, unsure how to co-parent, need help with your relationship, or your family always fights, I can help. Using a variety of interventions in different modalities including individual, couples, or family therapy, together we can overcome."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 201-3130
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
View
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"I work with children and families dealing with issues including on communication, depression/anxiety, behavioral issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, divorce and more. I create a safe and welcoming environment that starts with understanding and works toward change. If you are struggling with your young adult, unsure how to co-parent, need help with your relationship, or your family always fights, I can help. Using a variety of interventions in different modalities including individual, couples, or family therapy, together we can overcome."
Lauren Conkright-Bonnell, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"As we age, I can't help but think that our lives may go off the path we originally intended. While life can be full of many positive changes and events, there may also be experiences in which one may develop feelings of shame, guilt, anxiety, and/or depression. It can be hard to recognize life isn't always 'perfect' and to determine how and where to give up control. It can be difficult to embrace the good and bad parts of our lives; but it can be just as empowering to develop the next chapter just as you would like it to be. My goal is to help you leap into the unknown, build more authenticity and awareness, and start living a life with more fulfillment. "
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 920-6700
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
View
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"As we age, I can't help but think that our lives may go off the path we originally intended. While life can be full of many positive changes and events, there may also be experiences in which one may develop feelings of shame, guilt, anxiety, and/or depression. It can be hard to recognize life isn't always 'perfect' and to determine how and where to give up control. It can be difficult to embrace the good and bad parts of our lives; but it can be just as empowering to develop the next chapter just as you would like it to be. My goal is to help you leap into the unknown, build more authenticity and awareness, and start living a life with more fulfillment. "
Emily Fortuna, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Hi, I'm Emily and I am a West Michigan native who has recently returned to Grand Rapids after living in Seattle for a number of years. I am building a practice of open-minded clients who want to better themselves and their relationships. Health means different things to different people and I am always curious to know what works for some and doesn't for others. And, if you don't know what works for you, that's something we can discover together! Please feel free to reach out individually or partnered."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(206) 785-3852
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
View
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"Hi, I'm Emily and I am a West Michigan native who has recently returned to Grand Rapids after living in Seattle for a number of years. I am building a practice of open-minded clients who want to better themselves and their relationships. Health means different things to different people and I am always curious to know what works for some and doesn't for others. And, if you don't know what works for you, that's something we can discover together! Please feel free to reach out individually or partnered."
Megan Besemer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I enjoy meeting clients' needs by starting therapy where they are comfortable, and forming a supportive relationship. Using clients' strengths, I offer suggestions, education, and healthy perspectives in order to help facilitate growth. Helping to empower individuals I use specialized treatment methods such as: verbal processing, play therapy, sand tray therapy, and writing and drawing methods. Using a client centered approach, the part of my job that I love is teaching new concepts and offering alternative perspectives. My ideal client is someone who is open to feedback and ready to create changes in life."
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
(616) 504-4963
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
View
Transgender
Emotional Disturbance
"I enjoy meeting clients' needs by starting therapy where they are comfortable, and forming a supportive relationship. Using clients' strengths, I offer suggestions, education, and healthy perspectives in order to help facilitate growth. Helping to empower individuals I use specialized treatment methods such as: verbal processing, play therapy, sand tray therapy, and writing and drawing methods. Using a client centered approach, the part of my job that I love is teaching new concepts and offering alternative perspectives. My ideal client is someone who is open to feedback and ready to create changes in life."

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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 Grand Rapids and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

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

Transgender people in Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids, transgender friendly therapists in Grand Rapids, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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