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Gender identity can be a complicated issue to understand, especially when you feel like you are a different gender than the one assigned to you at birth. No matter if you feel like you are transgender, nonbinary, or gender fluid, the right support can help you gain clarity and feel more confident in who you are and how you express your gender identity.

Whether you are located in downtown Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills, Alhambra, Arcadia, or even Biltmore, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Can Benefit from Therapy for Gender Identity

It can be difficult to decide whether you need professional help to understand and embrace your gender identity.

Here are some signs a therapist can help you:

  • You’re unsure of your gender identity.
  • You get uneasy or anxious when asked for pronouns.
  • You have symptoms of Gender Dysphoria, such as fantasizing about being another gender or feeling profound discomfort or disgust with your own anatomy.
  • You feel hopeless for being able to live as your authentic self.
  • You feel ready to transition genders but don’t know where to start.
  • You have conflict with friends or family who don’t respect your gender identity.

If any of the above describe you, it’s time to consider therapy. A good gender identity therapist won’t try to change who you are; rather, they will help you explore and embrace who you are.

If you’re interested in reading further, check out our Guide to Mental Health Care for People Who Are Transgender by Dr. ks Stanley.

Find Gender Identity Counseling and Therapy Today!

Left untreated, gender identity conflicts can have negative effects on your mental health. Gender dysphoria or Gender Identity Disorder can lead to depression and even physical harm in severe cases - so, the time to seek treatment is now. And Mental Health Match can help by matching you with a gender identity therapist near you. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Leslie Sherlin, PhD
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Identify the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that keep you from living your fullest. Together we implement evidence based approaches based on the goals and uniqueness of you.


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Identify the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that keep you from living your fullest. Together we implement evidence based approaches based on the goals and uniqueness of you.

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Each individual is unique and I understand that. Together we embrace your challenges and seek the best ways to move toward a healthier and happier version of you. I am trained in a wide variety of theoretical models and intervention techniques.

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We will work together to identify and understand your thoughts, feelings, and behavior (and how they all interact) as you move toward change and solve your problems in a nurturing and collaborative environment.


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We will work together to identify and understand your thoughts, feelings, and behavior (and how they all interact) as you move toward change and solve your problems in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

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I balance kindness and compassion with a focus on getting you to where you want to be through the use therapeutic techniques that are evidenced-based which means these methods have been consistently shown effective through research.

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Andrew Bingman
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Together, we will take a gentle and nonjudgmental look at your internal experiences, behaviors, and relationships, and I will help you identify prominent themes and patterns that arise in different contexts so that we can identify areas for change.


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Together, we will take a gentle and nonjudgmental look at your internal experiences, behaviors, and relationships, and I will help you identify prominent themes and patterns that arise in different contexts so that we can identify areas for change.

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My approach is collaborative, and I work closely with each client to create a unique experience that is tailored to their specific challenges and needs. My primary goals are to help clients understand themselves and practice self-compassion.

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Carol O'Saben
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understand the influences that have led you to where you are so you can make lasting changes that will impact how you feel about yourself and how you interact with others. We will work together to help you gain insight into problematic patterns.


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Together, we will:

understand the influences that have led you to where you are so you can make lasting changes that will impact how you feel about yourself and how you interact with others. We will work together to help you gain insight into problematic patterns.

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I want to work with you to create a space where you can be yourself, build on your strengths, explore your vulnerabilities and grow from your challenges. I tend to work with clients in long-term, insight-oriented psychotherapy.

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Laura Riss
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work together to understand how your past experiences inform your present difficulties as well as your strengths. We will use this lens to develop new tools and strategies to generate momentum for sustainable change.


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Together, we will:

work together to understand how your past experiences inform your present difficulties as well as your strengths. We will use this lens to develop new tools and strategies to generate momentum for sustainable change.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work collaboratively using an integrative approach that draws on mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, dynamic, and creative techniques. We work together to create a plan to help support healing in your thoughts, emotions, and interpersonal patterns.

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Laura Riss remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin