Michelle Esther O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10003
I welcome your full self into the room. Together, we can support you in developing the space to be curious about yourself, and to move towards being able to be present with all your feelings. We will work together to explore and create supports that work for you, while holding the realities that impact your wellbeing—from difficult work environments to rocky relationships, the violence of oppression, and the resurfacing of past harms. I welcome clients dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, and trauma.
Transgender
(929) 930-4176
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New York, NY 10003
Transgender
I welcome your full self into the room. Together, we can support you in developing the space to be curious about yourself, and to move towards being able to be present with all your feelings. We will work together to explore and create supports that work for you, while holding the realities that impact your wellbeing—from difficult work environments to rocky relationships, the violence of oppression, and the resurfacing of past harms. I welcome clients dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, and trauma.
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Maxwell Schneider
MHC-LP Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10001
I come to the counseling field from a place of interdisciplinary understanding and lived-experience. Many clients I have worked with, across disciplines, have shared narratives of finding it difficult to locate compassionate and supportive therapeutic services with someone who they felt “got it”, which often left them feeling worse off.
Transgender
Verified
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New York, NY 10001
Transgender
I come to the counseling field from a place of interdisciplinary understanding and lived-experience. Many clients I have worked with, across disciplines, have shared narratives of finding it difficult to locate compassionate and supportive therapeutic services with someone who they felt “got it”, which often left them feeling worse off.
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Benjamin Davis
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LCAT Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10010
Looking for a therapist, and particularly a queer and trans affirming therapist, can be a difficult and often complex process. We want someone who will understand our needs and our background, help us grow and develop new skills, and will support us in making sense of something that remains unsettling, perhaps years after a trauma or thought pattern first emerged.
Transgender
(917) 525-5361
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New York, NY 10010
Transgender
Looking for a therapist, and particularly a queer and trans affirming therapist, can be a difficult and often complex process. We want someone who will understand our needs and our background, help us grow and develop new skills, and will support us in making sense of something that remains unsettling, perhaps years after a trauma or thought pattern first emerged.
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Andrew Triska, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10016
Are you an inquisitive, motivated person looking for queer- and trans-competent therapy? Have you struggled to find a therapist who respects and appreciates your identity *and* challenges you to make tough decisions? Whether you’re coping with anxiety about the future, exploring your gender identity, looking effective couples' therapy, or setting boundaries in your relationships with family or friends, move forward with an experienced psychotherapist and published mental health author.
Transgender
(646) 787-0950
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New York, NY 10016
Transgender
Are you an inquisitive, motivated person looking for queer- and trans-competent therapy? Have you struggled to find a therapist who respects and appreciates your identity *and* challenges you to make tough decisions? Whether you’re coping with anxiety about the future, exploring your gender identity, looking effective couples' therapy, or setting boundaries in your relationships with family or friends, move forward with an experienced psychotherapist and published mental health author.
Hc Cristina
MHC Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10018
It has always been difficult to exist in the world as a LGBTQ/GNC person, and especially for people of color. Society is finally attempting to pay attention to Black and Brown existence, but maybe that spotlight has reminded you that mainstream cultural values tend to leave non-normative identities left out, unseen, and isolated. A history of trauma and/or mental health issues can further complicate healing and acceptance. Even within our own microcosms, like partnerships, friendships, and relationships, identity can be erased, misunderstood, and dismissed, despite our ability to locate who we are and what we need within ourselves.
Transgender
(929) 512-7616
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New York, NY 10018
Transgender
It has always been difficult to exist in the world as a LGBTQ/GNC person, and especially for people of color. Society is finally attempting to pay attention to Black and Brown existence, but maybe that spotlight has reminded you that mainstream cultural values tend to leave non-normative identities left out, unseen, and isolated. A history of trauma and/or mental health issues can further complicate healing and acceptance. Even within our own microcosms, like partnerships, friendships, and relationships, identity can be erased, misunderstood, and dismissed, despite our ability to locate who we are and what we need within ourselves.
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Sus Spieler
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR, MPS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
New York, NY 10024
My ideal client is someone who is open to using the creative process to give visual shape to thoughts, feelings and experiences that may be difficult to put into words. Collaboratively, we can identify goals and use visual art as well as talk therapy to promote insight, development of coping strategies, and behavior and stress management. As a non-binary therapist, shared experiences allow us to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship as we connect with someone who understands our unique needs in a way that enables growth through self-expression, self-awareness, and self-empowerment.
Transgender
(929) 416-2161
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Office is near:
New York, NY 10024
Transgender
My ideal client is someone who is open to using the creative process to give visual shape to thoughts, feelings and experiences that may be difficult to put into words. Collaboratively, we can identify goals and use visual art as well as talk therapy to promote insight, development of coping strategies, and behavior and stress management. As a non-binary therapist, shared experiences allow us to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship as we connect with someone who understands our unique needs in a way that enables growth through self-expression, self-awareness, and self-empowerment.
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Lucja Kobus
LMSW Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10001
We are not cardboard cutouts of a single experience but a amalgamation of realities and identities. Using the Gestalt approach, together we create an open and creative space to explore the inner world of emotions, thoughts, and body felt senses that accompany the daily lived experience of unique identities and intersectionalities with compassion and awareness. My hope is to work collaboratively with you and start with a conversation saying the words "I am..." and create the space that embraces and cherishes who you are. I welcome all gender and sexuality identities, and relationship dynamics.
Transgender
(917) 382-8106
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New York, NY 10001
Transgender
We are not cardboard cutouts of a single experience but a amalgamation of realities and identities. Using the Gestalt approach, together we create an open and creative space to explore the inner world of emotions, thoughts, and body felt senses that accompany the daily lived experience of unique identities and intersectionalities with compassion and awareness. My hope is to work collaboratively with you and start with a conversation saying the words "I am..." and create the space that embraces and cherishes who you are. I welcome all gender and sexuality identities, and relationship dynamics.
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Katherine Rachlin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10014
Are you or your loved-one exploring gender and sexuality? I have real expertise, having seen hundreds of transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals, their partners and families. I work with individuals at all stages of gender exploration and transition. I also support people who have decided not to transition for now or who are post-transition or for whom transition is no longer a central issue. I also specialize in couples therapy with couples of all sexual orientations, therapy for individuals exploring Kink and DS lifestyles and Open relationships.
Transgender
(646) 846-9954
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New York, NY 10014
Transgender
Are you or your loved-one exploring gender and sexuality? I have real expertise, having seen hundreds of transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals, their partners and families. I work with individuals at all stages of gender exploration and transition. I also support people who have decided not to transition for now or who are post-transition or for whom transition is no longer a central issue. I also specialize in couples therapy with couples of all sexual orientations, therapy for individuals exploring Kink and DS lifestyles and Open relationships.
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Randi Kaufman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10003
Looking for more from your life? Dissatisfied with yourself, your relationships, or your life situation? Trying to figure out who you truly are, or want to become? Frustrated with not being able to make change? You are not alone. Many people struggle with these life issues, and the difficult feelings that result. Therapy can help you make change that will bring greater joy and fulfillment. I work collaboratively to find creative solutions to your goals, with a focus on your strengths. We will figure out how to move beyond patterns or obstacles blocking your way.
Transgender
(646) 846-1319
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New York, NY 10003
Transgender
Looking for more from your life? Dissatisfied with yourself, your relationships, or your life situation? Trying to figure out who you truly are, or want to become? Frustrated with not being able to make change? You are not alone. Many people struggle with these life issues, and the difficult feelings that result. Therapy can help you make change that will bring greater joy and fulfillment. I work collaboratively to find creative solutions to your goals, with a focus on your strengths. We will figure out how to move beyond patterns or obstacles blocking your way.
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Renee H Reopell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10001
I'm so glad you're here. Finding a supportive, therapeutic home can be a difficult challenge for us as queer, transgender, and non-binary people. Therefore, I hold some values to create a safer space: you are the expert in your own lived experience; you already posses the strengths that will help you with the challenges you're facing; you deserve a place without judgement; and you are entitled to be your authentic self. I come from a cross-cultural, social justice perspective, and believe collaboration with you is necessary for your best self. I serve individuals and families.
Transgender
(347) 662-2516
Verified
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New York, NY 10001
Transgender
I'm so glad you're here. Finding a supportive, therapeutic home can be a difficult challenge for us as queer, transgender, and non-binary people. Therefore, I hold some values to create a safer space: you are the expert in your own lived experience; you already posses the strengths that will help you with the challenges you're facing; you deserve a place without judgement; and you are entitled to be your authentic self. I come from a cross-cultural, social justice perspective, and believe collaboration with you is necessary for your best self. I serve individuals and families.
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Kristina Jones
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10016
When you’re struggling to find your place in this white-, cis- and hetero-normative world, feeling able to live fully as your true self can be a challenge. During my years in private practice, I've realized that not every therapist is right for every client. I've specialized in helping clients who are exploring their place on the gender spectrum, whether you’re trans*, non-binary, or somewhere else on that journey of self-discovery, as well as those who are navigating the complex issues related to race and cultural identity. I also do lots of work with anyone who just needs help coping with the issues that come up in everyday life.
Transgender
(347) 657-9671
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New York, NY 10016
Transgender
When you’re struggling to find your place in this white-, cis- and hetero-normative world, feeling able to live fully as your true self can be a challenge. During my years in private practice, I've realized that not every therapist is right for every client. I've specialized in helping clients who are exploring their place on the gender spectrum, whether you’re trans*, non-binary, or somewhere else on that journey of self-discovery, as well as those who are navigating the complex issues related to race and cultural identity. I also do lots of work with anyone who just needs help coping with the issues that come up in everyday life.
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Tanya Koifman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10036
Taking a new look at some of the issues in your life can feel like an overwhelming task. Beginning therapy is an integral step towards creating the positive changes that you want in your life. I am a warm, affirming, non-judgmental psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, and I work with an interactive, relational, strengths-based, and collaborative approach. I believe that people have the innate capacity to heal and change. We will work together to develop a deeper understanding of your life goals and perspectives, so that we can custom-tailor techniques to make your life most meaningful for you.
Transgender
(646) 798-6332
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New York, NY 10036
Transgender
Taking a new look at some of the issues in your life can feel like an overwhelming task. Beginning therapy is an integral step towards creating the positive changes that you want in your life. I am a warm, affirming, non-judgmental psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, and I work with an interactive, relational, strengths-based, and collaborative approach. I believe that people have the innate capacity to heal and change. We will work together to develop a deeper understanding of your life goals and perspectives, so that we can custom-tailor techniques to make your life most meaningful for you.
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Laura A Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10013
We all can live rewarding, loving, empowered lives. Regardless of orientation and identity - straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning, pansexual, asexual, trans, transgender, transsexual, noxnbinary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, detransitioner, kinky, BDSM, sexworker, vanilla, monogamous, single, polyamorous, even unicorn - we all struggle. We all have suffered trauma. But we all can work toward happiness.
Transgender
(845) 304-7915
Verified
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New York, NY 10013
Transgender
We all can live rewarding, loving, empowered lives. Regardless of orientation and identity - straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning, pansexual, asexual, trans, transgender, transsexual, noxnbinary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, detransitioner, kinky, BDSM, sexworker, vanilla, monogamous, single, polyamorous, even unicorn - we all struggle. We all have suffered trauma. But we all can work toward happiness.
Giselle Gavilanes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10023
Weekend evening hours available. I am a trained psychotherapist (Fordham University & The Institute for Gender & Sexuality) with almost 20 years of experience in this field, I can help you with an array of presenting conflicts such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, trauma, & with gender transition. I can also provide the required letters in support of your affirming surgeries. My approach is psychodynamic in which depending on the presenting problem, I apply Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy & Mindfullnes-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Transgender
(888) 615-5956
Verified
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New York, NY 10023
Transgender
Weekend evening hours available. I am a trained psychotherapist (Fordham University & The Institute for Gender & Sexuality) with almost 20 years of experience in this field, I can help you with an array of presenting conflicts such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, trauma, & with gender transition. I can also provide the required letters in support of your affirming surgeries. My approach is psychodynamic in which depending on the presenting problem, I apply Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy & Mindfullnes-Based Cognitive Therapy.
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Kori Bennett
Psychologist, PsyD, MA Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10019
Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist invested in making space for the intersecting identities important to the patients I see. I have particular expertise in working with queer/gay/lesbian/bisexual, transgender, and nonbinary patients and am fortunate to have experience working with QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) folks and their partners. In addition, I've worked with people in tech, activists, writers, and performing/visual artists. Other areas of knowledge/training include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, poly/consensual non-monogamy, kink, mindfulness, interfaith/intercultural relationships, and trauma.
Transgender
(909) 675-0515
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New York, NY 10019
Transgender
Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist invested in making space for the intersecting identities important to the patients I see. I have particular expertise in working with queer/gay/lesbian/bisexual, transgender, and nonbinary patients and am fortunate to have experience working with QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) folks and their partners. In addition, I've worked with people in tech, activists, writers, and performing/visual artists. Other areas of knowledge/training include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, poly/consensual non-monogamy, kink, mindfulness, interfaith/intercultural relationships, and trauma.
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Joie A DeRitis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10001
The belief that we are all inherently deserving of connection, compassion, and curiosity is the thread that pulls itself through all of my work. I offer psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and multi-partner relationships. I am able to support people through experiences of anxiety, depression, trauma, gender, sexuality and sex, interpersonal issues, body image, life transitions, and shame. Much of my work focuses on supporting people who are LGBTQ, and I specialize in working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (TGNCNB) people, polyamorous/non-monogamous people, and folks in kink communities.
Transgender
(929) 369-0579
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New York, NY 10001
Transgender
The belief that we are all inherently deserving of connection, compassion, and curiosity is the thread that pulls itself through all of my work. I offer psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and multi-partner relationships. I am able to support people through experiences of anxiety, depression, trauma, gender, sexuality and sex, interpersonal issues, body image, life transitions, and shame. Much of my work focuses on supporting people who are LGBTQ, and I specialize in working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (TGNCNB) people, polyamorous/non-monogamous people, and folks in kink communities.
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Ren Lee
LMSW Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10001
We live within various systems and institutions that impact how we navigate our lives in relation to each other. Through volunteering and supporting queer and trans people throughout the world via online communities, my identity as a therapist became grounded in community care, growth, finding joy, resilience, and healing. I find it incredibly fulfilling to continuously build relationships through empathy, curiosity, and compassion; I’m here to support you in exploring connections to yourself, your communities, and the world around you.
Transgender
Verified
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New York, NY 10001
Transgender
We live within various systems and institutions that impact how we navigate our lives in relation to each other. Through volunteering and supporting queer and trans people throughout the world via online communities, my identity as a therapist became grounded in community care, growth, finding joy, resilience, and healing. I find it incredibly fulfilling to continuously build relationships through empathy, curiosity, and compassion; I’m here to support you in exploring connections to yourself, your communities, and the world around you.
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Simone C LaVerne
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10023
What are the changes going on in your life right now? We will focus on what is going on for you in a real, non-virtual way, even as we are forced in our first sessions to meet online or by phone. I specialize in working with clients who identify as LGBTQ+, and also clients who have a strong sense of their own creativity. I work with people of all ages undergoing some sort of life transition, whether it has to do with a relationship, with gender identity, or something else entirely. We will find a way to integrate all that has happened in the past, and build the future you want to create.
Transgender
(917) 983-0763
Verified
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New York, NY 10023
Transgender
What are the changes going on in your life right now? We will focus on what is going on for you in a real, non-virtual way, even as we are forced in our first sessions to meet online or by phone. I specialize in working with clients who identify as LGBTQ+, and also clients who have a strong sense of their own creativity. I work with people of all ages undergoing some sort of life transition, whether it has to do with a relationship, with gender identity, or something else entirely. We will find a way to integrate all that has happened in the past, and build the future you want to create.
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Griffin Hansbury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW-R Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10011
Are you looking for a non-judgmental, interactive, and experienced therapist to help you work through challenges, gain understanding, and meet your goals? For over a decade, I've helped many people to untangle their problems and live more authentically.
Transgender
(646) 495-9842
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New York, NY 10011
Transgender
Are you looking for a non-judgmental, interactive, and experienced therapist to help you work through challenges, gain understanding, and meet your goals? For over a decade, I've helped many people to untangle their problems and live more authentically.
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Chelsie T Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
New York, NY 10003
My main focus in the therapeutic process is to assist clients in coming home to themselves: building their intuition, giving them space to validate their feelings, and to move towards living in alignment with their truest expression. I enjoy sharing mindfulness techniques and nourishing routine practices with my clients to help them become a more embodied, authentic, and present version of themselves. I believe that my clients know what is best for them. I can help them uncover and connect to that inner knowing.
Transgender
(646) 971-0635
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New York, NY 10003
Transgender
My main focus in the therapeutic process is to assist clients in coming home to themselves: building their intuition, giving them space to validate their feelings, and to move towards living in alignment with their truest expression. I enjoy sharing mindfulness techniques and nourishing routine practices with my clients to help them become a more embodied, authentic, and present version of themselves. I believe that my clients know what is best for them. I can help them uncover and connect to that inner knowing.

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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 New York and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

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

Transgender people in New York 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 New York, transgender friendly therapists in New York, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in New York 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 New York are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in New York. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in New York

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