Transgender Therapists in Houston, TX

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Dani Patrick
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients as of 6/7/24. Whether you’re queer, transgender, non-binary, neurodivergent, non-monogamous, or kinky, you deserve a therapist who gets you. Maybe stress or trauma has impacted how you show up to life or relationships. Maybe creativity plays a big role in your life but self doubt always creeps in when you try to create. Maybe despite external success, you still struggle to feel good about yourself. As a therapist, I work to support you in bringing curiosity and compassion towards yourself. Together we can unpack your experience, develop deeper self-understanding, and shift patterns that no longer work for you.
Accepting new clients as of 6/7/24. Whether you’re queer, transgender, non-binary, neurodivergent, non-monogamous, or kinky, you deserve a therapist who gets you. Maybe stress or trauma has impacted how you show up to life or relationships. Maybe creativity plays a big role in your life but self doubt always creeps in when you try to create. Maybe despite external success, you still struggle to feel good about yourself. As a therapist, I work to support you in bringing curiosity and compassion towards yourself. Together we can unpack your experience, develop deeper self-understanding, and shift patterns that no longer work for you.
(281) 720-3954 View (281) 720-3954
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Dan Daumas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77089  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that every individual has their own unique life journey and the capacity for growth and healing. As we explore the complexities of your experience I will work with you to create a space that allows you to feel safe, supported, and validated. I work from a trauma-informed lens and believe in the power of compassion when it comes to healing. I am passionate about providing affirming mental healthcare to individuals who experience (or are curious to know more about) the following identities: Autistic, ADHD, Transgender, Gender Expansive, Queer, and/or Disabled.
I believe that every individual has their own unique life journey and the capacity for growth and healing. As we explore the complexities of your experience I will work with you to create a space that allows you to feel safe, supported, and validated. I work from a trauma-informed lens and believe in the power of compassion when it comes to healing. I am passionate about providing affirming mental healthcare to individuals who experience (or are curious to know more about) the following identities: Autistic, ADHD, Transgender, Gender Expansive, Queer, and/or Disabled.
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NextQuest Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77001  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
When seeking care, nothing is scarier to transgender and non binary folx than winding up with a provider who is poorly informed about the issues that face our community. From understanding discrimination and harassment and the various intersectionalities of our personhood to the process of transitioning and navigating this process, having a mental health provider who is affirming and competent makes a huge difference, whether your current mental health concerns are or aren't related to your gender.
When seeking care, nothing is scarier to transgender and non binary folx than winding up with a provider who is poorly informed about the issues that face our community. From understanding discrimination and harassment and the various intersectionalities of our personhood to the process of transitioning and navigating this process, having a mental health provider who is affirming and competent makes a huge difference, whether your current mental health concerns are or aren't related to your gender.
(512) 229-9087 View (512) 229-9087
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Kristen Berglund
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77027  (Online Only)
I have over 14 years of experience working with teens and adults. My passions include providing affirming care to the transgender and nonbinary community (ages 14+) and treating sexual and other trauma, including complex PTSD. I do this with an eclectic approach, borrowing techniques and theory from several different areas (DBT, IFS, EMDR, Humanism and psychoeducation). I collaborate with each of my clients to provide care tailored to their needs.
I have over 14 years of experience working with teens and adults. My passions include providing affirming care to the transgender and nonbinary community (ages 14+) and treating sexual and other trauma, including complex PTSD. I do this with an eclectic approach, borrowing techniques and theory from several different areas (DBT, IFS, EMDR, Humanism and psychoeducation). I collaborate with each of my clients to provide care tailored to their needs.
(832) 400-6786 View (832) 400-6786
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Sonya M Gonzales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC, SAP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
My experience with transgender clients and LGBT began in 2007 working for non-profit organizations.
As an experienced LCSW and LCDC, being a therapist with an honest approach with my clients is important to me. I believe in providing good therapeutic experiences for clients. My experiences include providing services to clients with mood disorders, the LGBTQIA community, clients with gender dysphoria and those affected by addiction issues. I have clinical experience in dealing with clients with trauma history as I am EMDR Certified. I am also Certified by World Professional Assoc. of Transgender Health (WPATH) with the Standards of Care (SOC) 8. I am The Headstrong Project Clinician working with veterans.
My experience with transgender clients and LGBT began in 2007 working for non-profit organizations.
As an experienced LCSW and LCDC, being a therapist with an honest approach with my clients is important to me. I believe in providing good therapeutic experiences for clients. My experiences include providing services to clients with mood disorders, the LGBTQIA community, clients with gender dysphoria and those affected by addiction issues. I have clinical experience in dealing with clients with trauma history as I am EMDR Certified. I am also Certified by World Professional Assoc. of Transgender Health (WPATH) with the Standards of Care (SOC) 8. I am The Headstrong Project Clinician working with veterans.
(832) 219-8687 View (832) 219-8687
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Dr. Luke R Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024  (Online Only)
I specialize in working transgender and non-binary youth and their families on matters related to gender identity.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
I specialize in working transgender and non-binary youth and their families on matters related to gender identity.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
(915) 600-7269 View (915) 600-7269
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Michelle Dalton
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community and specialize in gender dysphoria.
I believe in tailoring my approach to each unique case, as I believe each individual brings something different into the therapy room. I believe in setting collaborative goals to ensure you feel heard and that we are working towards the goals you have for your life.
I have worked extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community and specialize in gender dysphoria.
I believe in tailoring my approach to each unique case, as I believe each individual brings something different into the therapy room. I believe in setting collaborative goals to ensure you feel heard and that we are working towards the goals you have for your life.
(817) 533-8298 View (817) 533-8298
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Savannah Stoute, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
The world is a tough place right now. We're all living in a state of constant stress. When we think we have it all figured out, life throws us a curve ball, political ups & downs, the death of a loved one or taking care of an ill loved one. Imagine adding a layer of anxiety or depression. What about introversion? Just for fun, let's also add a layer for people that identify as LGBTQ+. Coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non binary, or gender fluid can be confusing for your straight, cis family and friends. Whether you identify with this because you experience this regularly or someone you love feels this way.
The world is a tough place right now. We're all living in a state of constant stress. When we think we have it all figured out, life throws us a curve ball, political ups & downs, the death of a loved one or taking care of an ill loved one. Imagine adding a layer of anxiety or depression. What about introversion? Just for fun, let's also add a layer for people that identify as LGBTQ+. Coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non binary, or gender fluid can be confusing for your straight, cis family and friends. Whether you identify with this because you experience this regularly or someone you love feels this way.
(512) 872-5379 View (512) 872-5379
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Stacey Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77010  (Online Only)
) I also specialize in issues unique to LGBTQIA including Gender Dysphoria & can support your journey toward congruent & authentic self.
Hi! I am Stacey and I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and safe space for you to process the unique circumstances of your life. I believe everyone has the innate ability to change their life for the better, and I am here to help you do just that. Together, we can navigate life's obstacles and transitions to help you move toward a healthy self-understanding, self-compassion, authenticity, healing, and growth. I will nurture, challenge, and guide you to deepen a connection with yourself, others, and build the skills necessary for you to grow and thrive.
) I also specialize in issues unique to LGBTQIA including Gender Dysphoria & can support your journey toward congruent & authentic self.
Hi! I am Stacey and I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and safe space for you to process the unique circumstances of your life. I believe everyone has the innate ability to change their life for the better, and I am here to help you do just that. Together, we can navigate life's obstacles and transitions to help you move toward a healthy self-understanding, self-compassion, authenticity, healing, and growth. I will nurture, challenge, and guide you to deepen a connection with yourself, others, and build the skills necessary for you to grow and thrive.
(214) 380-3742 View (214) 380-3742
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Destination Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LPC, LMFT, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
Our calling is to support busy professionals and couples in overcoming emotional hurdles and helping them rediscover balance and flourish along their journey. Our team of passionate therapists are here to support couples, or help you individually with challenges such as Anxiety, Perfectionism, Depression, Grief and Burnout. Whether you're struggling with identity, self esteem, life transitions, trauma or an eating disorder, consider booking a consultation with us. We take pride in our inclusivity and working with clients who speak Spanish, identify as BIPOC, queer, transgender, and those at the intersection of multiple identities.
Our calling is to support busy professionals and couples in overcoming emotional hurdles and helping them rediscover balance and flourish along their journey. Our team of passionate therapists are here to support couples, or help you individually with challenges such as Anxiety, Perfectionism, Depression, Grief and Burnout. Whether you're struggling with identity, self esteem, life transitions, trauma or an eating disorder, consider booking a consultation with us. We take pride in our inclusivity and working with clients who speak Spanish, identify as BIPOC, queer, transgender, and those at the intersection of multiple identities.
(832) 637-8268 View (832) 637-8268
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Lacy Isenburg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77064
I specialize in all areas of Human Sexuality and I offer a sex positive approach to counseling as well as being queer, LGBTQ, Transgender, kink/BDSM, consensual non monogamy, and abortion affirming.
Living in the US today can be scary for a number of different reasons, and it can make one feel alone and hopeless. No one gets through life without hurt, but having someone who truly sees you and can acknowledge that you matter can go a long way in easing some of that hurt. There are elements in life that are embarrassing or even shameful to talk about, or even admit, and it can be such a weight off to be able to talk about that stuff in a compassion driven, non judgmental atmosphere.
I specialize in all areas of Human Sexuality and I offer a sex positive approach to counseling as well as being queer, LGBTQ, Transgender, kink/BDSM, consensual non monogamy, and abortion affirming.
Living in the US today can be scary for a number of different reasons, and it can make one feel alone and hopeless. No one gets through life without hurt, but having someone who truly sees you and can acknowledge that you matter can go a long way in easing some of that hurt. There are elements in life that are embarrassing or even shameful to talk about, or even admit, and it can be such a weight off to be able to talk about that stuff in a compassion driven, non judgmental atmosphere.
(281) 306-0021 View (281) 306-0021
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Justine L. Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77046
With a wealth of experience in navigating the intricate paths of mental health, I am dedicated to fostering transformative journeys for those grappling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and the complex emotional landscapes of grief and loss. I take pride in creating a supportive and inclusive environment, where individuals from all walks of life, including members of the queer, transgender, non-binary communities, and those engaged in open, non-monogamous, or sex-positive/kink relationships, feel deeply valued and respected.
With a wealth of experience in navigating the intricate paths of mental health, I am dedicated to fostering transformative journeys for those grappling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and the complex emotional landscapes of grief and loss. I take pride in creating a supportive and inclusive environment, where individuals from all walks of life, including members of the queer, transgender, non-binary communities, and those engaged in open, non-monogamous, or sex-positive/kink relationships, feel deeply valued and respected.
(346) 209-0975 View (346) 209-0975
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Dr. Ty David Lerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CST, QTAP, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77042
I hold a PhD in Clinical Sexology, dual certification as a Sex Therapist (AASECT & IICS), and certification as a Queer and Transgender Affirming Professional.
Finding the right therapist is sometimes the hardest part of the counseling process. The challenge of matching a therapist's personality and approach to counseling with a client's needs can sometimes feel like trial and error, but is a vital part of the process. I believe that the start of any new relationship, therapeutic or otherwise, begins with building rapport and simply becoming comfortable with each other. Once established, the real work can begin.
I hold a PhD in Clinical Sexology, dual certification as a Sex Therapist (AASECT & IICS), and certification as a Queer and Transgender Affirming Professional.
Finding the right therapist is sometimes the hardest part of the counseling process. The challenge of matching a therapist's personality and approach to counseling with a client's needs can sometimes feel like trial and error, but is a vital part of the process. I believe that the start of any new relationship, therapeutic or otherwise, begins with building rapport and simply becoming comfortable with each other. Once established, the real work can begin.
(832) 924-3736 View (832) 924-3736
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Denise O'Doherty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSN, LMFT, LPC, CIRT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77019  (Online Only)
I also work with the LGBT community and with transgender and gender non-conforming clients.
My goal is to give time, attention and direction, focusing on what is in the best interest for my clients. I am direct, focused and insight oriented. The purpose of therapy is to create positive changes, to enhance ones sense of self and to find manageable and empowering solutions to life's challenges. I provide counseling to individuals, couples and families of varying age, gender, race and sexual orientations.
I also work with the LGBT community and with transgender and gender non-conforming clients.
My goal is to give time, attention and direction, focusing on what is in the best interest for my clients. I am direct, focused and insight oriented. The purpose of therapy is to create positive changes, to enhance ones sense of self and to find manageable and empowering solutions to life's challenges. I provide counseling to individuals, couples and families of varying age, gender, race and sexual orientations.
(713) 823-4001 View (713) 823-4001
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Trevor Gates-Crandall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
I am a social work educator and clinical social worker who specializes in practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ people.
I use a solution-focused and person-centered approach, and work best with people who enjoy finding creative solutions to what's bothering them. Most of my clients are interested in being goal-focused, constructing meaningful solutions, identifying appropriate community resources, and engaging in respectful and collaborative dialogue.
I am a social work educator and clinical social worker who specializes in practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ people.
I use a solution-focused and person-centered approach, and work best with people who enjoy finding creative solutions to what's bothering them. Most of my clients are interested in being goal-focused, constructing meaningful solutions, identifying appropriate community resources, and engaging in respectful and collaborative dialogue.
(719) 738-8849 View (719) 738-8849
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Iron Psychology + Consulting
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058  (Online Only)
Emily S. Burris, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical and aeromedical psychologist specializing in evidenced-based assessment and treatment of mood disorders and mental health issues related to trauma, chronic medical conditions, LGBTQ+ status, grief/loss, neurodevelopmental conditions, and psychosocial stressors. Dr. Burris is trained to address specific occupational questions related to fitness for duty and/or flight, provide differential diagnostic assessment for adults experiencing attention/concentration difficulties, and deliver health-related psychological assessments for transgender health care and surgical patients.
Emily S. Burris, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical and aeromedical psychologist specializing in evidenced-based assessment and treatment of mood disorders and mental health issues related to trauma, chronic medical conditions, LGBTQ+ status, grief/loss, neurodevelopmental conditions, and psychosocial stressors. Dr. Burris is trained to address specific occupational questions related to fitness for duty and/or flight, provide differential diagnostic assessment for adults experiencing attention/concentration difficulties, and deliver health-related psychological assessments for transgender health care and surgical patients.
(269) 291-0046 View (269) 291-0046
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Megan Foreman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, MA, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
I specialize in work with the LGBTQIA+ community, those seeking secular (non-faith based) therapy and people facing interpersonal conflicts. That said, I put a high value on diversity and do not limit my practice to specific communities amongst the age 18+ population. I have also worked extensively with clients in rural Appalachia and Veterans. I work with clients experiencing a range of issues including interpersonal problems, sexuality conflict, stress, social anxiety, gender dysphoria, infidelity, divorce/breakups, transitional life events and women’s empowerment.
I specialize in work with the LGBTQIA+ community, those seeking secular (non-faith based) therapy and people facing interpersonal conflicts. That said, I put a high value on diversity and do not limit my practice to specific communities amongst the age 18+ population. I have also worked extensively with clients in rural Appalachia and Veterans. I work with clients experiencing a range of issues including interpersonal problems, sexuality conflict, stress, social anxiety, gender dysphoria, infidelity, divorce/breakups, transitional life events and women’s empowerment.
(817) 442-2173 View (817) 442-2173
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Alex Quinn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
I am a white, genderqueer therapist who works with LGBTQIA+ teens and adults of various relationship styles, ethnicities, and spiritual backgrounds. I specialize in navigating trauma, grief, anxiety, relational conflict, sexual identity, and gender identity, and am EMDR-trained. My approach is trauma-informed, consent-based, and incorporates a social-justice framework. Additionally, I offer free consultations and letters for gender-affirming care.
I am a white, genderqueer therapist who works with LGBTQIA+ teens and adults of various relationship styles, ethnicities, and spiritual backgrounds. I specialize in navigating trauma, grief, anxiety, relational conflict, sexual identity, and gender identity, and am EMDR-trained. My approach is trauma-informed, consent-based, and incorporates a social-justice framework. Additionally, I offer free consultations and letters for gender-affirming care.
(281) 623-1703 View (281) 623-1703
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Ks Stanley
Psychologist, PsyD, QTAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
Hi ya'll :) I provide services to people who seek my help. Even if it's to get you to another provider who fits you! I want to work with folks who are open to doing the work - which is a hard thing to do. I validate that. But let's do this if you have the space. I provide including both psychotherapy, as well as brief assessments for WPATH letters for life saving, gender affirmative health care + GHAC letters to appeal insurance denials of coverage for GAHC (don't back down!). You don't have to be LBTQISP+ for me to care about your well-being. If you imagine a fit, please reach out and we can figure it out together.
Hi ya'll :) I provide services to people who seek my help. Even if it's to get you to another provider who fits you! I want to work with folks who are open to doing the work - which is a hard thing to do. I validate that. But let's do this if you have the space. I provide including both psychotherapy, as well as brief assessments for WPATH letters for life saving, gender affirmative health care + GHAC letters to appeal insurance denials of coverage for GAHC (don't back down!). You don't have to be LBTQISP+ for me to care about your well-being. If you imagine a fit, please reach out and we can figure it out together.
(346) 444-1517 View (346) 444-1517
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Candice Holloway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77018
I am a queer, nonbinary therapist who specializes in working with clients of all ages who are exploring their gender, sexual or romantic identity, and/or sexual trauma. There's no such thing as TMI in therapy with me: we can talk about sex, dating, abuse, religion, money, family, and other "shameful" topics without judgment. We can cuss, cry, laugh, share memes, and make darkly inappropriate jokes about mental health. Therapy requires honesty and cutting through the bs; we find healing and joy through authentic connection with others.
I am a queer, nonbinary therapist who specializes in working with clients of all ages who are exploring their gender, sexual or romantic identity, and/or sexual trauma. There's no such thing as TMI in therapy with me: we can talk about sex, dating, abuse, religion, money, family, and other "shameful" topics without judgment. We can cuss, cry, laugh, share memes, and make darkly inappropriate jokes about mental health. Therapy requires honesty and cutting through the bs; we find healing and joy through authentic connection with others.
(832) 802-6562 View (832) 802-6562
Transgender Therapists

As a gender-diverse individual, why might I want to see a therapist who is also gender diverse?

A trans or gender-diverse client may want to see a therapist who is also trans or gender diverse because the client may feel safer sharing their experiences and more confident that the therapist will understand, validate, and support them. But trans or gender-diverse clients can also benefit from therapy with cisgender therapists; this is a personal decision based on the connection between the client and the therapist, and if that connection is strong, therapy will be successful.

What if I cannot find a therapist who shares my gender identity?

Therapy can still be effective if a therapist does not share a client’s gender identity; a large body of research indicates that the most important factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. A therapist can also be interviewed for sensitivity and competence on gender identity and expression to ensure they possess appropriate knowledge and skills. Many therapists have excellent training and extensive experience working with gender-diverse clients, and that expertise can be invaluable despite a therapist not sharing the same firsthand experiences.

How can I recognize a good therapist for working with gender-diverse clients?

An experienced therapist should be able to help clients explore their gender identity and expression, alleviate discomfort related to their gender identity, treat mental health challenges and trauma, address existing relationships and communication with family members and loved ones, and determine the next steps pertaining to nonmedical or medical gender-affirming interventions. To recognize a good therapist, clients can ask about these topics and explore their comfort and connection with the clinician.

How might I inquire about a therapist’s experience working with transgender clients?

Clients should feel comfortable asking therapists directly about their experience working with transgender or gender-diverse clientele. For example, clients may ask about the therapist’s training and education with regard to gender identity, how many trans clients they’ve worked with in the past, and what sorts of matters were discussed. You may wish to inquire how a therapist specifically supports the needs of transgender clients or clients questioning their gender identity. A good clinician who is nonetheless not the right fit for you is often happy to make referrals to others based on the concerns you articulate in a preliminary conversation.