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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 Chico, the suburbs of Chico, other nearby places such as Lincoln, Yuba City, or anywhere else in California, 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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Danielle Rowe
Together, we will:

Bring awareness to the areas in your life that could benefit from exploration and processing. We will practice taking a step back from our habitual reactions and learn to respond in a skillful and effective manner.


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Together, we will:

Bring awareness to the areas in your life that could benefit from exploration and processing. We will practice taking a step back from our habitual reactions and learn to respond in a skillful and effective manner.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe in providing clients with the tools and healthy coping skills through an unconditional positive regard and psychoeducation. I enjoy utilizing mindfulness and other holistic techniques in my practice.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Relationship issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Danielle Rowe remote and phone therapy in California
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Max Littman
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Identify, honor, appreciate, give compassion to, and heal all parts of you.


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Together, we will:

Identify, honor, appreciate, give compassion to, and heal all parts of you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use methods such as mindfulness, experiential exercises (that can be weird, surprising, and fun!), and metaphors (often pop culture references) to help people learn to accept thoughts and emotions and to act upon deeply held values.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Artists & Creative Personalities
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Healthcare workers
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Work stress
  • Young Adults
  • Young Professionals
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Max Littman remote and phone therapy in California
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Maddie Sheffer
Together, we will:

tell your story in a way that will allow you to feel ready to take on your world.


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Together, we will:

tell your story in a way that will allow you to feel ready to take on your world.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a narrative approach to therapy, which means we will deconstruct your issues to allow you to re-tell your story in a way that will empower you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Consensual Non-Monogamy
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Kink
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual Harm
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Orientation
  • transgender identity
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Maddie Sheffer remote and phone therapy in California
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Susan Abdel-Haq
Together, we will:

work on helping you either find some relief with your symptoms, explore your unconscious desires and beliefs (Yes we can interpret your dreams too!) and make sure you have that support that you have been looking for.


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Together, we will:

work on helping you either find some relief with your symptoms, explore your unconscious desires and beliefs (Yes we can interpret your dreams too!) and make sure you have that support that you have been looking for.

Something to know about my approach is:

Along with giving you space to process, I also like to focus on what is happening in session so I can help you get to the heart of the issue. I don't just sit back and listen. I utilize CBT/DBT, psychodynamic/relational approach, and other modalities

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Feminism Adjustment to Cultural Disapointment
  • LGBTQ+
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Racism-related stress
  • Relationship Addiction
  • Substance Abuse Aftercare Planning
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Substance Addiction Programs
  • Trauma
  • Women's Identity/Image
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Susan Abdel-Haq remote and phone therapy in California
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Maura Merritt
Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.


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Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT techniques and teach DBT skills. CBT involves exploring how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effect each other to create maladaptive patterns. DBT skills focus on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Orientation
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Maura Merritt remote and phone therapy in California, Tennessee