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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 Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, 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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Suzannia Holden
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After helping you recognize your capabilities, we will work towards helping you gain a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Using those insights, we will identify skills you can apply to conquer the adversities you face!


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After helping you recognize your capabilities, we will work towards helping you gain a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Using those insights, we will identify skills you can apply to conquer the adversities you face!

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To address a wide range of concerns, I use techniques that are geared towards helping you coexist with, not fight against, your life circumstances. My role will be to help you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and ways to create change.

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  • Adjustment issues
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  • Depression
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  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
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  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
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  • Spiritual Exploration
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Michal Rogers
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Address the problems you a facing today with the strengths you already have, look for unhelpful thought patterns and create a plan of action to address them, and have open conversations free from judgement.


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Address the problems you a facing today with the strengths you already have, look for unhelpful thought patterns and create a plan of action to address them, and have open conversations free from judgement.

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Strengths-based: Let's identify the strengths you already have & use them to accomplish your goals Client-centered: You know you best! I'm here as a facilitator not a director Evidenced-based: I love to geek out on data & use science

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  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asexuality
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Kink
  • LGBTQ+
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Issues
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Jill Zatyko
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I learn as much, or more, from my clients as they do from me. In my practice no topic is off limit from sex to politics. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking about anything and everything.


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I learn as much, or more, from my clients as they do from me. In my practice no topic is off limit from sex to politics. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking about anything and everything.

Something to know about my approach is:

I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches to offer a highly personalized approach that fits your style and preferences. I include DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, Trauma-Focused, and Attachment-based therapies.

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  • Codependency
  • Empowering women
  • Feminism
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Open Relationships
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Trauma
  • Young Women
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Christina Dee
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Explore and release both the pain of the past and the fear of the future while strengthening your capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and resilient heart.


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Explore and release both the pain of the past and the fear of the future while strengthening your capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and resilient heart.

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My psychotherapy practice integrates psychodynamic, existential, Jungian, trauma-informed, neuroscience, meditative-based, somatic and depth approaches to psychological growth, emotional healing, and holistic transformation.

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  • Abuse
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  • Artists & Creative Personalities
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  • Codependency
  • Communication
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Confidence and Self-worth
  • Couples Therapy
  • COVID related issues
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  • Depression
  • Emotional regulation
  • Existential Issues
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Grief counseling
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness meditation and spirituality
  • Nervous System Regulation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racism
  • Self care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Shame
  • Spiritual Exploration
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Trust Issues
  • Vulnerability
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Adults
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Alejandro Pina
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With online sessions you can learn with your partner from home, where you'll practice together on a regular basis. I love helping partners redevelop genuine understanding and empathy for each other.


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With online sessions you can learn with your partner from home, where you'll practice together on a regular basis. I love helping partners redevelop genuine understanding and empathy for each other.

Something to know about my approach is:

I’m trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by the ICEEFT. An Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist will help you discover a deeper understanding of your experience, help you express yourself to your partner more productively, and vice-versa.

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  • Affair Recovery
  • Affairs and Cheating
  • Couples Counseling
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  • Engagement and Marriage
  • interracial couples
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marriage
  • Marriage Counseling
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  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship Patterns
  • Relationship problems
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Repeating Patterns of Ineffective Behavior
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Unmet Emotional Needs
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