Marriage & Family Therapist, MTS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37211
Deep connections sustain and heal the human spirit. When we are deeply connected to ourselves, our values, our story, and our inner workings, we can thrive. When we are genuinely connected to others, to family, and to community, we can flourish. Often, however, disconnection and fracture prevent the kind of thriving that might be possible. Through my therapeutic approach, I aim to work collaboratively with clients to explore both areas of disconnection and suffering, as well as opportunities for re-connection, for the deepening of current connections, and for lasting change.
Transgender
(615) 398-4557
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Nashville, TN 37211
Transgender
Deep connections sustain and heal the human spirit. When we are deeply connected to ourselves, our values, our story, and our inner workings, we can thrive. When we are genuinely connected to others, to family, and to community, we can flourish. Often, however, disconnection and fracture prevent the kind of thriving that might be possible. Through my therapeutic approach, I aim to work collaboratively with clients to explore both areas of disconnection and suffering, as well as opportunities for re-connection, for the deepening of current connections, and for lasting change.
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Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
If I had to pick a single driving belief in my life thus far, it’s the importance of hope. Finding hope for yourself and for the people around you can make all the difference in your life’s journey. I have always felt a calling to help people in whatever ways they needed, from dealing with life’s stressors to finding hope again. I try to incorporate creativity and laughter into my counseling to help build up and empower my clients throughout their therapeutic journey.
Transgender
(615) 552-0469
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Nashville, TN 37203
Transgender
If I had to pick a single driving belief in my life thus far, it’s the importance of hope. Finding hope for yourself and for the people around you can make all the difference in your life’s journey. I have always felt a calling to help people in whatever ways they needed, from dealing with life’s stressors to finding hope again. I try to incorporate creativity and laughter into my counseling to help build up and empower my clients throughout their therapeutic journey.
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Counselor, MA, MTS, LPC, MHSP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37220
Stephen specializes in helping couples work through connection issues and individuals work through issues of trauma, anxiety, and depression. Stephen has a particular interest in working with people struggling with matters of gender and sexuality and those who have experienced spiritual abuse and shame as a result. Prior to returning to the field of psychotherapy, Stephen had a career in law enforcement working as a police officer in St. Louis city and as an FBI agent before coming to terms with the fact that he was better suited to be an agent of mercy and healing rather than an agent of justice.
Transgender
(615) 398-6645
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37220
Transgender
Stephen specializes in helping couples work through connection issues and individuals work through issues of trauma, anxiety, and depression. Stephen has a particular interest in working with people struggling with matters of gender and sexuality and those who have experienced spiritual abuse and shame as a result. Prior to returning to the field of psychotherapy, Stephen had a career in law enforcement working as a police officer in St. Louis city and as an FBI agent before coming to terms with the fact that he was better suited to be an agent of mercy and healing rather than an agent of justice.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
There are times when life is painful and seemingly without answers, yet what seems most broken in us can be a channel for tremendous growth, even a source of strength we never knew was possible. My own healing through therapy and mindfulness meditation inspired me to pursue an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco -- the first program in the world to blend Eastern philosophical and spiritual traditions with Western schools of psychology. Today, I feel honored to support others on their journey toward healing.
Transgender
(615) 249-5284
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Nashville, TN 37212
Transgender
There are times when life is painful and seemingly without answers, yet what seems most broken in us can be a channel for tremendous growth, even a source of strength we never knew was possible. My own healing through therapy and mindfulness meditation inspired me to pursue an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco -- the first program in the world to blend Eastern philosophical and spiritual traditions with Western schools of psychology. Today, I feel honored to support others on their journey toward healing.
Photo of Trisha Lewis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Life is full of challenging situations, transitions, and stress. When it feels like it's too much, therapy can be a helpful tool to support you in rediscovering enjoyment and fulfillment. I work with clients in a warm and supportive manner using a variety of techniques to help them reach a better emotional place. I draw from psychodynamic approaches to understand how past experiences effect current life, as well as CBT which helps individuals use their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as tools toward improved emotional health. I also teach Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to assist you on your journey towards well-being.
Transgender
(234) 657-1841
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Nashville, TN 37212
Transgender
Life is full of challenging situations, transitions, and stress. When it feels like it's too much, therapy can be a helpful tool to support you in rediscovering enjoyment and fulfillment. I work with clients in a warm and supportive manner using a variety of techniques to help them reach a better emotional place. I draw from psychodynamic approaches to understand how past experiences effect current life, as well as CBT which helps individuals use their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as tools toward improved emotional health. I also teach Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to assist you on your journey towards well-being.
Photo of Allison Hotz
MS, CRC Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37217
Do you find yourself struggling to connect with others in relationships? Do you face issues with wavering self-worth or self-injurious behavior? Or, maybe you and your family are having issues with communication, emotional release, and addressing past and current traumas? If you're experiencing these issues I am here to help. I work with my clients to create an emotionally-stable future by processing current challenges from a Multicultural and CBT-oriented framework.
Transgender
(931) 208-4116
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Nashville, TN 37217
Transgender
Do you find yourself struggling to connect with others in relationships? Do you face issues with wavering self-worth or self-injurious behavior? Or, maybe you and your family are having issues with communication, emotional release, and addressing past and current traumas? If you're experiencing these issues I am here to help. I work with my clients to create an emotionally-stable future by processing current challenges from a Multicultural and CBT-oriented framework.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, MMFT Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
Not one of us is immune to struggles in life. You may be experiencing stress or a life transition. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or depression. Eating disorders or personality disorders. You may be having trouble communicating with your partner. Maybe you’ve experienced infidelity. It might be that your family needs therapy to heal. We could all use a little help from time to time. I’m here to support you no matter the issue.
Transgender
(615) 265-1613
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Nashville, TN 37216
Transgender
Not one of us is immune to struggles in life. You may be experiencing stress or a life transition. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or depression. Eating disorders or personality disorders. You may be having trouble communicating with your partner. Maybe you’ve experienced infidelity. It might be that your family needs therapy to heal. We could all use a little help from time to time. I’m here to support you no matter the issue.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
We're all works in progress. I believe in your ability to progress toward a freer self. The clients who begin work with me aren't free--they are constrained in a number of ways: depression, anxiety, disordered eating, low self-esteem, fear of intimacy, or impulsive behaviors. I see my work with you as helping you find the way back to your true self, where feelings, thoughts, desires, and hopes are revealed and honored, instead of tyrannized and discounted, sometimes by your own self.
Transgender
(615) 603-3227
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Nashville, TN 37203
Transgender
We're all works in progress. I believe in your ability to progress toward a freer self. The clients who begin work with me aren't free--they are constrained in a number of ways: depression, anxiety, disordered eating, low self-esteem, fear of intimacy, or impulsive behaviors. I see my work with you as helping you find the way back to your true self, where feelings, thoughts, desires, and hopes are revealed and honored, instead of tyrannized and discounted, sometimes by your own self.
Photo of Ginger Courtney, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
**Now Accepting New Clients** I see adults and adolescents who typically present with anxiety and/or depression. If I had to name just one specialty, it would be anxiety. Most people suffer some form of it at some point in their lives. When left untreated, it can lead to more severe symptoms and a whole host of diagnoses. I practice primarily Cognitive Behavioral techniques. I will talk to you about your beliefs, expectations, and how you experience the world. I'll teach you to be more accepting of yourself, so you can stop judging and reacting from created stories. I will also help you improve foundational behaviors.
Transgender
(615) 845-5120
Verified
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Nashville, TN 37205
Transgender
**Now Accepting New Clients** I see adults and adolescents who typically present with anxiety and/or depression. If I had to name just one specialty, it would be anxiety. Most people suffer some form of it at some point in their lives. When left untreated, it can lead to more severe symptoms and a whole host of diagnoses. I practice primarily Cognitive Behavioral techniques. I will talk to you about your beliefs, expectations, and how you experience the world. I'll teach you to be more accepting of yourself, so you can stop judging and reacting from created stories. I will also help you improve foundational behaviors.
Photo of Bellevue Behavior Health Group, Counselor
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, ACS Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
I conduct Alcohol & Drug Assessments for driver's license reinstatement, DCS, divorce cases, and employers. Believe me I know how hard it is to take that very first step! My approach to therapy is outcome focused, eclectic and tailored for each client. My style is interactive, casual and practical. The focus of therapy is creating positive changes identified by the individual that will increase satisfaction with life, relationships and self. I will provide a safe, supportive environment conducive to learning new skills and gaining insights to help clients take those steps toward change.
Transgender
(615) 829-8593
Verified
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Nashville, TN 37221
Transgender
I conduct Alcohol & Drug Assessments for driver's license reinstatement, DCS, divorce cases, and employers. Believe me I know how hard it is to take that very first step! My approach to therapy is outcome focused, eclectic and tailored for each client. My style is interactive, casual and practical. The focus of therapy is creating positive changes identified by the individual that will increase satisfaction with life, relationships and self. I will provide a safe, supportive environment conducive to learning new skills and gaining insights to help clients take those steps toward change.
Photo of Johnathan A Johnson, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37204
I believe that in order to be healthy and happy, the individual must be focused on growth and change. If you are not healthy or happy, then change is needed. However, several factors complicate this simple truth. We give too much or allow our power to be stolen rather than exchanged; Fear, anger, and sadness can override logic and wisdom. How we act and think affects our experience of reality. I work clients to help increase their sense of self-direction, align their behaviors with their goals and replace the negative thoughts and behaviors with a more positive perspective.
Transgender
(615) 442-7022
Verified
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37204
Transgender
I believe that in order to be healthy and happy, the individual must be focused on growth and change. If you are not healthy or happy, then change is needed. However, several factors complicate this simple truth. We give too much or allow our power to be stolen rather than exchanged; Fear, anger, and sadness can override logic and wisdom. How we act and think affects our experience of reality. I work clients to help increase their sense of self-direction, align their behaviors with their goals and replace the negative thoughts and behaviors with a more positive perspective.
Photo of Ashley Childers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I treat adolescents and adults aged 16+ with a focus on Women and Adolescent girls. My areas of treatment include: Issues around Self-Esteem, Trauma, PTSD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Issues, Shyness, Phobias, Grief and Loss, and Interpersonal Issues. I like to work with men and women who want to better identify patterns and increase happiness and healthy relationships. My treatment philosophy incorporates an egalitarian, collaborative approach; with the core belief that clients are the experts on themselves.
Transgender
(615) 465-0332
Verified
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Nashville, TN 37203
Transgender
I treat adolescents and adults aged 16+ with a focus on Women and Adolescent girls. My areas of treatment include: Issues around Self-Esteem, Trauma, PTSD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Issues, Shyness, Phobias, Grief and Loss, and Interpersonal Issues. I like to work with men and women who want to better identify patterns and increase happiness and healthy relationships. My treatment philosophy incorporates an egalitarian, collaborative approach; with the core belief that clients are the experts on themselves.
Photo of Shantell Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MEd Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37206
Raising kids is HARD work. Let's just say that first. That work gets even harder when life throws your family curve balls such as divorce, traumatic experiences, behavior/attention struggles or identity issues. As the child's caregiver, I know you are dedicated to your child thriving. While I am confident that my depth of experience will help explain behavioral outbursts and translate attitude changes, YOU are the expert of your child - not me and not that other guy! I strive to meet every family where they are and remind them of their natural strengths to help rebuild the bridge after life's curve balls.
Transgender
(615) 258-6294
Verified
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Nashville, TN 37206
Transgender
Raising kids is HARD work. Let's just say that first. That work gets even harder when life throws your family curve balls such as divorce, traumatic experiences, behavior/attention struggles or identity issues. As the child's caregiver, I know you are dedicated to your child thriving. While I am confident that my depth of experience will help explain behavioral outbursts and translate attitude changes, YOU are the expert of your child - not me and not that other guy! I strive to meet every family where they are and remind them of their natural strengths to help rebuild the bridge after life's curve balls.
Photo of Tonya Mills, Counselor
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, MHSP/T Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
If you feel you sometimes get in the way of your own happiness, or find yourself repeating relationship patterns that are ineffective, I may be a good fit for you. Whether the difficulty is past trauma or present circumstances, I enjoy working with individuals who long to create a healthier connection with themselves and others. Disconnectedness can result in anxiety, isolation, depression or addiction. I understand the panic and fear that surfaces when my clients have been hurt by themselves or by those they love the most. I create a safe space for them to process difficult experiences, while learning to live a more fulfilled life
Transgender
(615) 307-4123
Verified
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Nashville, TN 37212
Transgender
If you feel you sometimes get in the way of your own happiness, or find yourself repeating relationship patterns that are ineffective, I may be a good fit for you. Whether the difficulty is past trauma or present circumstances, I enjoy working with individuals who long to create a healthier connection with themselves and others. Disconnectedness can result in anxiety, isolation, depression or addiction. I understand the panic and fear that surfaces when my clients have been hurt by themselves or by those they love the most. I create a safe space for them to process difficult experiences, while learning to live a more fulfilled life
Photo of Kate Wolf Turner, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Though I see a range of client types, I find I am best suited to work with the black sheep. My clients often find it taxing, if not impossible, to function at high levels while carrying their stressors. I work with people to figure out what good looks like for them, and help them create a new, intentional, normal. My clients come to me stressed, anxious, depressed, traumatized, worried, and angry; and they are all on a path of healing and growth. I see all sexual orientations and genders in my practice.
Transgender
(615) 488-4135
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Nashville, TN 37203
Transgender
Though I see a range of client types, I find I am best suited to work with the black sheep. My clients often find it taxing, if not impossible, to function at high levels while carrying their stressors. I work with people to figure out what good looks like for them, and help them create a new, intentional, normal. My clients come to me stressed, anxious, depressed, traumatized, worried, and angry; and they are all on a path of healing and growth. I see all sexual orientations and genders in my practice.
Photo of Ellen Wilkins Counseling and Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PT Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Are you struggling with a difficult, significant person in your life? Do you stuff your feelings, trying to keep the peace then, in frustration, overreact? I have a passion for healthy relationships and believe a strong, therapeutic relationship can provide the context for transformative healing & growth. I work well with people who feel stuck in the way they handle conflict-either avoiding it or repeating unhealthy patterns or behaviors. I can help you expand your awareness about how the past is effecting the present so you can respond to those you love without losing yourself.
Transgender
(615) 203-8110
Verified
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Nashville, TN 37203
Transgender
Are you struggling with a difficult, significant person in your life? Do you stuff your feelings, trying to keep the peace then, in frustration, overreact? I have a passion for healthy relationships and believe a strong, therapeutic relationship can provide the context for transformative healing & growth. I work well with people who feel stuck in the way they handle conflict-either avoiding it or repeating unhealthy patterns or behaviors. I can help you expand your awareness about how the past is effecting the present so you can respond to those you love without losing yourself.
Photo of Aunge Boyer Counseling, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37209
Individuals from marginalized groups are often told to change core aspects of their identity in order to fit in with majority culture. One of my core therapeutic philosophies is to help clients figure out what works best for them in a culture that does not always respect or appreciate their value. I am a Black, Non-Binary, and Queer professional who understands the difficulty in finding a therapist who both validates and reflects core aspects of your identity.
Transgender
(615) 619-1497
Verified
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Nashville, TN 37209
Transgender
Individuals from marginalized groups are often told to change core aspects of their identity in order to fit in with majority culture. One of my core therapeutic philosophies is to help clients figure out what works best for them in a culture that does not always respect or appreciate their value. I am a Black, Non-Binary, and Queer professional who understands the difficulty in finding a therapist who both validates and reflects core aspects of your identity.
Photo of April Michelle Tyson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37206
We all need someone at one time or another. Reach out, I would love to help. I have two convenient locations. Many years working with addiction and recovery. I work with many populations to include addictions, codependency, couples, marriage and family, childhood trauma, grief, severe and persistent mental illness such as bi-polar, OCD etc, situational issues, and personality disorders. I work with spiritual issues and have experience working with transgender population such as gender dysphoria and coming out. I use person centered approach.
Transgender
(615) 265-6218
Verified
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Office is near:
Nashville, TN 37206
Transgender
We all need someone at one time or another. Reach out, I would love to help. I have two convenient locations. Many years working with addiction and recovery. I work with many populations to include addictions, codependency, couples, marriage and family, childhood trauma, grief, severe and persistent mental illness such as bi-polar, OCD etc, situational issues, and personality disorders. I work with spiritual issues and have experience working with transgender population such as gender dysphoria and coming out. I use person centered approach.
Photo of Anna Ezell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Whether you are seeking to increase your overall well-being, improve your relationships, or are encountering significant life challenges, I am here to assist you in achieving your personal goals. It is my belief that therapy is an empowering resource that can help you re-author your life. It would be my privilege to work with you in a supportive alliance guided by open respect and acceptance. I am dedicated to providing clients with a supportive environment where therapy sessions are collaborative, engaging and tailored to the individuals unique needs. I approach our work together with curiosity, empathy and humor.
Transgender
(615) 492-3473
Verified
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Nashville, TN 37212
Transgender
Whether you are seeking to increase your overall well-being, improve your relationships, or are encountering significant life challenges, I am here to assist you in achieving your personal goals. It is my belief that therapy is an empowering resource that can help you re-author your life. It would be my privilege to work with you in a supportive alliance guided by open respect and acceptance. I am dedicated to providing clients with a supportive environment where therapy sessions are collaborative, engaging and tailored to the individuals unique needs. I approach our work together with curiosity, empathy and humor.
Photo of Natali Efstathiou, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of settings (private practice, community mental health, university counseling center, state hospital, and in-home services). My services include individual, family, and couples/marital therapy. I primarily work with adults and couples. My role is to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of having 100% of your intellect, wisdom, passion, humor, curiosity, energy, creativity, logic, healing ability, focus and joyfulness there and completely available to you!
Transgender
(615) 697-4169
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Nashville, TN 37203
Transgender
I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of settings (private practice, community mental health, university counseling center, state hospital, and in-home services). My services include individual, family, and couples/marital therapy. I primarily work with adults and couples. My role is to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of having 100% of your intellect, wisdom, passion, humor, curiosity, energy, creativity, logic, healing ability, focus and joyfulness there and completely available to you!

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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 Nashville and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

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

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

Counseling for transgender issues in Nashville 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 Nashville are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Nashville

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