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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.

Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, 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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Kay Guyer
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I will offer steadfast support along your journey. We will take time to thoroughly understand your experiences, hopes, and dreams. Together, we will develop a plan that builds on your strengths and meet regularly to reach your goals.


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Together, we will:

I will offer steadfast support along your journey. We will take time to thoroughly understand your experiences, hopes, and dreams. Together, we will develop a plan that builds on your strengths and meet regularly to reach your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

As a liberation-focused Psychotherapist and Art Therapist, I commit to providing an affirming space for your full self to show up so we can partner in the important work of healing. Therapy can include talking, making art, or a combination of the two

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Transgender Experience
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Elnaz Mayeh
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We will discover what has worked, not worked, and could work moving forward. We will work towards a life worth living, rather than existing. We will utilize your fundamental values to motivate your growth.


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Together, we will:

We will discover what has worked, not worked, and could work moving forward. We will work towards a life worth living, rather than existing. We will utilize your fundamental values to motivate your growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am intentionally well-versed in variety of approaches to be able to meet my clients where they’re at. I utilize present and future oriented work with a sprinkle of past exploration. I provide talk therapy, EMDR, and Neurofeedback.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Fears and Phobias
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Sexual Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma EMDR
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Elnaz Mayeh remote and phone therapy in California
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Courtney Kim Morgan
Together, we will:

Audre Lorde wrote, “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives”. I believe and practice from this framework. We are relational beings connected to each other and society.


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Audre Lorde wrote, “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives”. I believe and practice from this framework. We are relational beings connected to each other and society.

Something to know about my approach is:

I value collaboration, creativity, sex-positive/kink-positive, gender affirming, sexuality affirming, anti-racist ways of practicing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Artists & Creative Personalities
  • Depression
  • Queer Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
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Courtney Kim Morgan remote and phone therapy in California
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Feliz Molina
Together, we will:

Process how past traumas are linked to the present so we can help you recover, heal, and understand yourself better. We'll also explore how current behavior patterns and responses can affect or enhance your emotional well-being.


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Together, we will:

Process how past traumas are linked to the present so we can help you recover, heal, and understand yourself better. We'll also explore how current behavior patterns and responses can affect or enhance your emotional well-being.

Something to know about my approach is:

We often go through life transitions unaware of how the past might still have a hold on us. Sometimes we simply need to take a moment to reflect on how experiences and relationships have shaped our perception of ourselves and situations.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • high achieving
  • Internal Values Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life changes
  • Life Stages
  • New Parent
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Feliz Molina remote and phone therapy in California
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Elaine Godoy
Together, we will:

Address the underlying thoughts, feelings, and patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best self. We will look at both past and present beliefs to unlock barriers in your relationships with others and yourself.


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Together, we will:

Address the underlying thoughts, feelings, and patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best self. We will look at both past and present beliefs to unlock barriers in your relationships with others and yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I meet my clients where they are. I don’t push my own agenda or beliefs. I take a psychodynamic approach to help you reach your goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Dating and Romance
  • Grief counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • narcissistic abuse
  • Parenting Special Needs Children
  • Past Abuse
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Skills
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
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Elaine Godoy remote and phone therapy in California