If someone questions their gender identity, they may experience stigma from their peers and society around them, body dysmorphia, anxiety, or other mental health concerns. Gender identity is different than anatomical sex. Anatomical sex has to do with the biology a person is born with — genitals, chromosomes, and hormones. Gender identity is someone’s sense of who they are — man, woman, non-binary, or something else entirely.
Therapy for gender identity concerns involves validating any questions the person has. It’s difficult to question gender identity in a world structured in a gender binary system, where usually only “man” and “woman” are accepted.
Available Treatment Options
Therapist interventions involve an empathetic, safe space for people to explore themselves, develop social and community supports, work to discover self-esteem and a sense of identity, address identity concerns, and create positive ways to cope with the stress and emotions that arise.
Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Gender Identity
My name is Laura Fisher-Caudill (she/her), and as a trauma therapist and human, I am excited to get to know you. As a highly sensitive, empathetic person with big emotions, I love helping other empathetic humans heal from past trauma.
RealTalkCT.com provides unwavering mental health support driven by compassion. In challenging times, compassionate guidance yields transformative impacts. We emphasize matching the right clinician with each client, valuing foundational therapist-client relationships.
Ginn Counseling, LLC, provides virtual therapy to individuals, couples, and families in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and all of Pennsylvania. Click here to meet our therapist, Leon Ginn, MSPC, LPC.
Stacey Jackson-Roberts, MSW, LCSW/LCSW-C (she/her) is a psychotherapist specializing in Psychodynamic, Feminist, Relational, and Attachment-based modalities, as well as a long-time advocate for Women’s, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC healthcare policy and equality. Stacey earned her M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work.
I work with clients (Couples, Individuals & Families) dealing with a variety of issues, from all different cultural, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I take into consideration your culture and unique situation while exploring possibilities to reaching your goals. Our therapeutic experience will be a conversation; not just me telling you what to do, because you know yourself...
Culturally responsive in-depth therapy on trauma, sex, gender, relationship, and eating disorders for individuals and couples. An LGBTQ+, BIPOC & neurodiversity-affirming, body-trust, sex-positive, poly/kink-aware practice founded by queer of color. IFS, EFT, EMDR, GSRD Therapist. Bilingual service. Telehealth in CA. www.DearRootedLotus.com
I offer online mental health counseling in New York and Pennsylvania, specializing in working with Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), as well as individuals struggling with gender identity, and men’s issues.
I believe that every client has an internal compass ready to help themselves find the answers they seek. I feel it a privilege to help clients get in touch with their own compass and I consider myself a fellow traveler. My clients find me pragmatic, compassionate and someone who really understands and “gets it.” I primarily see adults and enjoy practicing both individual and couples…
Together, we will create a space of emotional safety where you feel seen, heard and understood. My specialty is in Complex Trauma, Chronic Pain, PTSD and Low Self Esteem. Call today for a free consultation!
My approach to understanding people is grounded in diverse psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory; I believe in both conscious and unconscious motivations for our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Since not all patients want or need the same type of treatment, my skillset includes: psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, therapeutic hypnosis, holistic approaches...
I believe everyone has a time in their life when they could benefit from additional support. When facing life’s challenges, it is helpful to know that there is a place you can turn to for help and guidance. I understand finding a therapist can be anxiety inducing, rest assured I provide a comfortable space that is safe, accepting and judgement free. This and my authentic and empathetic therapeu...