Transgender Therapists in Madison, WI

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Photo of Shannon Juniper Neimeko, Licensed Professional Counselor in Madison, WI
Shannon Juniper Neimeko
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53703
Please contact me if you are interested in getting on the waitlist for the 10 week virtual support group for Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender People ages 18+.
Licensed in Minnesota & Wisconsin! ​Queer and Trans folx in distress deserve skilled clinicians who understand their lived experiences and identities. We are queer and trans clinicians who have expertise in supporting those recovering from trauma, management of anxious and depressive symptoms, exploration of ways to make relationships work for you, and finding joy in authenticity. I aspire to support you in building resilience, in crafting and owning your narratives in ways that honor your strengths and knowledge, and in partnering with you in the service of your therapeutic goals.
Please contact me if you are interested in getting on the waitlist for the 10 week virtual support group for Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender People ages 18+.
Licensed in Minnesota & Wisconsin! ​Queer and Trans folx in distress deserve skilled clinicians who understand their lived experiences and identities. We are queer and trans clinicians who have expertise in supporting those recovering from trauma, management of anxious and depressive symptoms, exploration of ways to make relationships work for you, and finding joy in authenticity. I aspire to support you in building resilience, in crafting and owning your narratives in ways that honor your strengths and knowledge, and in partnering with you in the service of your therapeutic goals.
(608) 765-5238 View (608) 765-5238
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Jennifer Hendrickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC
Verified
Madison, WI 53703  (Online Only)
My special interests involve serving transgender, non-binary, and other adult members of the LGBTQIA+ population, as well as adults struggling with the impacts of trauma and PTSD.
I decided to become a therapist because of my passion for helping others. My mission is to help others heal and grow. When people have a safe space to explore their concerns, the possibilities for healing and growth are endless. It is an honor for me to provide that space and empower others to identify the next steps in their journey. I facilitate a welcoming, safe, judgment-free zone. I promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. My approach is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive.
My special interests involve serving transgender, non-binary, and other adult members of the LGBTQIA+ population, as well as adults struggling with the impacts of trauma and PTSD.
I decided to become a therapist because of my passion for helping others. My mission is to help others heal and grow. When people have a safe space to explore their concerns, the possibilities for healing and growth are endless. It is an honor for me to provide that space and empower others to identify the next steps in their journey. I facilitate a welcoming, safe, judgment-free zone. I promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. My approach is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive.
(608) 509-7142 View (608) 509-7142
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Theron Edward Parsons IV
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Madison, WI 53705
I also provide a supportive, therapeutic environment for individuals who identify with the transgender and gender-variant community.
My name is Dr. Theron Parsons and I am an experienced, licensed clinical social worker who takes a supportive, sex-positive approach in working with individuals and couples seeking to improve intimacy and communication while empowering personal growth. I am a strong advocate and ally in meeting the common and unique needs of the LGBT community and their families. I have also spent a decade as a dedicated anti-violence counselor working with clients individually, and in groups, who are seeking to empower themselves through assertive non-violence in their social, professional, and intimate relationships.
I also provide a supportive, therapeutic environment for individuals who identify with the transgender and gender-variant community.
My name is Dr. Theron Parsons and I am an experienced, licensed clinical social worker who takes a supportive, sex-positive approach in working with individuals and couples seeking to improve intimacy and communication while empowering personal growth. I am a strong advocate and ally in meeting the common and unique needs of the LGBT community and their families. I have also spent a decade as a dedicated anti-violence counselor working with clients individually, and in groups, who are seeking to empower themselves through assertive non-violence in their social, professional, and intimate relationships.
(608) 231-3300 x226 View (608) 231-3300 x226
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Javon Alyasiri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705
Beyond providing general therapy services, I have 15 years of experience providing a safe, empathetic, therapeutic environment for individuals who identify as part of the transgender and gender variant communities.
Change promotes growth. Whether self-generated or completely unexpected, change can be challenging for some, and inspirational for others. Having a clinical partner to join you as you navigate your journey can ease the stress that comes along with the inevitable changes that you will encounter throughout life. My clinical approach is to work with you to emphasize your personal strengths and to help you discover ways to feel at peace with yourself, especially when facing stressful times. I work with individuals and couples to help you feel supported as we partner together to accomplish your goals.
Beyond providing general therapy services, I have 15 years of experience providing a safe, empathetic, therapeutic environment for individuals who identify as part of the transgender and gender variant communities.
Change promotes growth. Whether self-generated or completely unexpected, change can be challenging for some, and inspirational for others. Having a clinical partner to join you as you navigate your journey can ease the stress that comes along with the inevitable changes that you will encounter throughout life. My clinical approach is to work with you to emphasize your personal strengths and to help you discover ways to feel at peace with yourself, especially when facing stressful times. I work with individuals and couples to help you feel supported as we partner together to accomplish your goals.
(608) 459-6015 View (608) 459-6015
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Tyler Madro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
Madison, WI 53713
Hello! My name is Tyler (he/they) and I identify as a transgender man. Humor is something that is often not expressed in the counseling space, and I believe that it has many helpful benefits throughout therapy. Humor allows for fostering connections which is essential for growth and change. Humor can also act as a tool to process emotions, feelings, experiences and thoughts. Humor, individuality, and self-expression are just basic values of how I approach therapy.
Hello! My name is Tyler (he/they) and I identify as a transgender man. Humor is something that is often not expressed in the counseling space, and I believe that it has many helpful benefits throughout therapy. Humor allows for fostering connections which is essential for growth and change. Humor can also act as a tool to process emotions, feelings, experiences and thoughts. Humor, individuality, and self-expression are just basic values of how I approach therapy.
(608) 564-5967 View (608) 564-5967
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Stacy L Killinger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Madison, WI 53719
I have been working in various capacities with clients for over 25 years. People often come to see me for concerns about depression, anxiety, relationships, career concerns, stress, identity (including gender dysphoria) or grief. I work with adults of all ages. In addition to mood disorders, anxiety, anger, and issues of adjustment, I often work with individuals who have experienced trauma or those who may have difficulty verbalizing their experiences.
I have been working in various capacities with clients for over 25 years. People often come to see me for concerns about depression, anxiety, relationships, career concerns, stress, identity (including gender dysphoria) or grief. I work with adults of all ages. In addition to mood disorders, anxiety, anger, and issues of adjustment, I often work with individuals who have experienced trauma or those who may have difficulty verbalizing their experiences.
(608) 602-8617 View (608) 602-8617
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Elaina Meier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCP, NCC
Verified
Madison, WI 53719
I enjoy working with individuals who are interested in experiencing a change in their life. Perhaps you want to have greater insight and understanding or perhaps you want to make some really focused changes in your life; I would love to join you in that process and offer support in the journey. I also recognize that pretty much everyone right now is working hard to stay afloat so I am eager to offer a wide array of hours including evenings and weekends as well as telehealth services.
I enjoy working with individuals who are interested in experiencing a change in their life. Perhaps you want to have greater insight and understanding or perhaps you want to make some really focused changes in your life; I would love to join you in that process and offer support in the journey. I also recognize that pretty much everyone right now is working hard to stay afloat so I am eager to offer a wide array of hours including evenings and weekends as well as telehealth services.
(608) 200-2615 View (608) 200-2615
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Dani LaPlant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a genderqueer human being providing supportive counseling services to people who are neurodivergent, queer, nerdy, and live alternative lifestyles. My sessions are held online 100 percent to make it convenient for my clients in their busy life to receive support. I've supported clients in role-playing therapy through the use of Dungeons & Dragons, led queer support groups, and am currently CSTIP (Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional) certified so I may expand to couples work in the future. I've taught BDSM/Kink affirming seminars and have a background in understanding nutrition and body neutrality.
I am a genderqueer human being providing supportive counseling services to people who are neurodivergent, queer, nerdy, and live alternative lifestyles. My sessions are held online 100 percent to make it convenient for my clients in their busy life to receive support. I've supported clients in role-playing therapy through the use of Dungeons & Dragons, led queer support groups, and am currently CSTIP (Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional) certified so I may expand to couples work in the future. I've taught BDSM/Kink affirming seminars and have a background in understanding nutrition and body neutrality.
(779) 237-8099 View (779) 237-8099
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Kate Cousin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Madison, WI 53711  (Online Only)
The person-to-person connection in therapy is of the utmost importance to me. I am a deeply compassionate person with a true desire to help others find healing and growth. I bring my authentic self to each therapy session—including my lived experience, sense of humor, and breadth of knowledge about the field—and invite each client to do the same. You will find in me a gentle, warm presence with an unassuming, nonjudgmental approach.
The person-to-person connection in therapy is of the utmost importance to me. I am a deeply compassionate person with a true desire to help others find healing and growth. I bring my authentic self to each therapy session—including my lived experience, sense of humor, and breadth of knowledge about the field—and invite each client to do the same. You will find in me a gentle, warm presence with an unassuming, nonjudgmental approach.
(608) 413-3884 View (608) 413-3884
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Amy Collins Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madison, WI 53703  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer individual and relationship therapy on a wide array of topics. You are the expert in your life, and my goal is to create an accepting, non-judgmental environment, which offers you the opportunity to explore patterns and behaviors that no longer benefit you. My passion is helping people recognize that they are their own greatest resource.
I offer individual and relationship therapy on a wide array of topics. You are the expert in your life, and my goal is to create an accepting, non-judgmental environment, which offers you the opportunity to explore patterns and behaviors that no longer benefit you. My passion is helping people recognize that they are their own greatest resource.
(608) 383-5403 View (608) 383-5403
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Leora Mirkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Madison, WI 53703  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Leora and I am a licensed therapist in the state of Wisconsin. I specialize in providing services to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am currently offering assessments in order to provide letters of fitness for gender affirming medical procedures. If you identify as trans, non-binary, or otherwise non-cisgender, I would be happy to provide you with a letter so that you can receive the potentially life-saving medical care that you need. I am a strong believer in your right to decide what to do with your body, and hope to make the process of living your truth a little less daunting.
Hello! My name is Leora and I am a licensed therapist in the state of Wisconsin. I specialize in providing services to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am currently offering assessments in order to provide letters of fitness for gender affirming medical procedures. If you identify as trans, non-binary, or otherwise non-cisgender, I would be happy to provide you with a letter so that you can receive the potentially life-saving medical care that you need. I am a strong believer in your right to decide what to do with your body, and hope to make the process of living your truth a little less daunting.
(608) 748-2050 View (608) 748-2050
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Erin M Robbins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53715
I have been practicing since 2015 as an LPC. I have interest in working with people in the Queer community. I identify as Queer and enjoy working with others looking to have a provider in community.
I have been practicing since 2015 as an LPC. I have interest in working with people in the Queer community. I identify as Queer and enjoy working with others looking to have a provider in community.
(608) 851-2055 View (608) 851-2055
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Ghazel Tellawi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53703  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons, including depression, anxiety, phobias, life transitions, and stress. My particular focus areas are providing gender affirming care for individuals 12 and older who are at various stages in their gender journey, as well as working with people who have OCD. I am affirming of kink, poly relationship structures, and have significant experience and training in navigating gender identity exploration/transition, as well as sexual and racial identity development. I write letters of support for gender affirming surgery, and can typically get folks in within a week.
I work with individuals who come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons, including depression, anxiety, phobias, life transitions, and stress. My particular focus areas are providing gender affirming care for individuals 12 and older who are at various stages in their gender journey, as well as working with people who have OCD. I am affirming of kink, poly relationship structures, and have significant experience and training in navigating gender identity exploration/transition, as well as sexual and racial identity development. I write letters of support for gender affirming surgery, and can typically get folks in within a week.
(612) 682-1044 View (612) 682-1044
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Stacy L Knoll
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , CPT
Verified
Madison, WI 53711
I am all about meeting people where they are. I believe in creating an environment that feels safe and trusting. I work hard at listening and not trying to talk people out of their feelings. It is not my job to fix problems, but to help guide people to make changes, in order to meet the goals that are important in their lives.
I am all about meeting people where they are. I believe in creating an environment that feels safe and trusting. I work hard at listening and not trying to talk people out of their feelings. It is not my job to fix problems, but to help guide people to make changes, in order to meet the goals that are important in their lives.
(608) 471-6768 View (608) 471-6768
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Sierra Widule
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53703  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The healing power of connection makes the foundation of my therapeutic practice. I strive to develop a collaborative relationship that fosters exploration and understanding of self, others, and contexts. In our work together, we will process your lived experiences, emotions, and cognitions with the intentions of developing insight and utilizing self-determination. We will move alongside each other in efforts to alleviate your suffering and build your resiliency.
The healing power of connection makes the foundation of my therapeutic practice. I strive to develop a collaborative relationship that fosters exploration and understanding of self, others, and contexts. In our work together, we will process your lived experiences, emotions, and cognitions with the intentions of developing insight and utilizing self-determination. We will move alongside each other in efforts to alleviate your suffering and build your resiliency.
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Love C Dialogos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madison, WI 53703
Best to submit contact us form on website. Lic. IL and WI. I identify as a Queer, Non-Binary, Womxn. I'm humanistic and person centered in my approaches. This essentially means that you decide the content of our sessions. I believe you are doing the very best you can in your life and you’ve come to a point where you need an additional perspective on a topic or situation. You may feel stuck, maybe you've tried a lot or a little to resolve your predicament. Either way that's where I come in. I'm a temporary stop on your journey. Therapy is not forever.
Best to submit contact us form on website. Lic. IL and WI. I identify as a Queer, Non-Binary, Womxn. I'm humanistic and person centered in my approaches. This essentially means that you decide the content of our sessions. I believe you are doing the very best you can in your life and you’ve come to a point where you need an additional perspective on a topic or situation. You may feel stuck, maybe you've tried a lot or a little to resolve your predicament. Either way that's where I come in. I'm a temporary stop on your journey. Therapy is not forever.
(608) 208-9857 View (608) 208-9857
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Megan Kaiser
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Madison, WI 53705
I seek to create a safe, warm, and trusting therapeutic space where clients of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, and socioeconomic statuses feel supported and heard. I am especially interested in working with trauma, dissociative tendencies, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ populations, identity exploration, attachment, feelings of stuck-ness, and more!
I seek to create a safe, warm, and trusting therapeutic space where clients of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, and socioeconomic statuses feel supported and heard. I am especially interested in working with trauma, dissociative tendencies, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ populations, identity exploration, attachment, feelings of stuck-ness, and more!
(608) 975-5061 View (608) 975-5061
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Ian Nelson-Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705
Currently accepting new clients! It takes tremendous courage to turn the spotlight inwards and work on ourselves. I consider it a genuine privilege to walk alongside people as we navigate their struggles and successes. It is why I have such deep respect for the people who walk through my door. If you are that person, know this: ALL of you is welcome here. Meaningful relationships are central to our well-being, just as much as water or air; however, they often are the source of intense pain. Our therapeutic work will be built on a foundation of trust, and focus on developing the relationships with yourself and others you deserve.
Currently accepting new clients! It takes tremendous courage to turn the spotlight inwards and work on ourselves. I consider it a genuine privilege to walk alongside people as we navigate their struggles and successes. It is why I have such deep respect for the people who walk through my door. If you are that person, know this: ALL of you is welcome here. Meaningful relationships are central to our well-being, just as much as water or air; however, they often are the source of intense pain. Our therapeutic work will be built on a foundation of trust, and focus on developing the relationships with yourself and others you deserve.
(608) 602-7225 View (608) 602-7225
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Ariyanna Toth
LPC Intern, LPC-IT, RYT-200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705
Waitlist for new clients
I have a strong focus on adult ADHD, burnout, perfectionism and dealing with a loud inner critic. The "vibe" would be warm, gentle and understanding, with a touch of humor and millennial burnout. Whether it is looking to the past for understanding, finding ways to connect to the present, or cultivating hope for the future, I strive to provide an authentic, warm and supportive space for clients to improve their connection to themselves and the world around them. I consider myself an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community and neurodivergent friendly.
I have a strong focus on adult ADHD, burnout, perfectionism and dealing with a loud inner critic. The "vibe" would be warm, gentle and understanding, with a touch of humor and millennial burnout. Whether it is looking to the past for understanding, finding ways to connect to the present, or cultivating hope for the future, I strive to provide an authentic, warm and supportive space for clients to improve their connection to themselves and the world around them. I consider myself an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community and neurodivergent friendly.
(608) 200-5119 View (608) 200-5119
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Andrea Vogel Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53719
My clinical focus addresses the needs of people of all ages experiencing eating disorders, depression, anxiety and self harm/NSSI representing diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I work in tandem with my clients toward an enhanced understanding of the ways in which our constructions of experience impact the way we think and feel and our subsequent actions and behaviors.
My clinical focus addresses the needs of people of all ages experiencing eating disorders, depression, anxiety and self harm/NSSI representing diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I work in tandem with my clients toward an enhanced understanding of the ways in which our constructions of experience impact the way we think and feel and our subsequent actions and behaviors.
(608) 729-4072 View (608) 729-4072

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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.