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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 Aurora, the suburbs of Aurora, other nearby places such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Sophia Aguirre
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we will co-create a safe, affirming and inclusive space for you to heal and grow. We will work collaboratively to help you gain a deeper understanding of your authentic self & create healthier, more authentic relationship with yourself and others.


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we will co-create a safe, affirming and inclusive space for you to heal and grow. We will work collaboratively to help you gain a deeper understanding of your authentic self & create healthier, more authentic relationship with yourself and others.

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You deserve a therapeutic relationship in which you feel empowered, truly seen and deeply understood. My culturally-affirming approach is guided by a sense of compassion, genuine curiosity, and social justice values.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Issues
  • Assessments
  • Attachment Issues
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Black Male Issues
  • Body Image
  • Codependency
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Cultural Diversity and Identities
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • family members of substance use disorder
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • grief
  • high achieving
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Open Relationships
  • Overachievers
  • Physical Emotional Abuse
  • Racial justice
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Substance Use issues
  • Testing
  • Therapist for other Therapists
  • transgender identity
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Trauma Sensitive
  • Undocumented Residents
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Women
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Sophia Aguirre remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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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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VIEW PROFILE
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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Childhood Issues
  • Family of Origin
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Women's Issues
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Carol O'Saben remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Aubrey Koel
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Explore your greatest strengths, fears, challenges, and desires for growth by working together in a collaborative partnership. I specialize in athlete and executive clientele, helping clients realize their untapped potential.


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Explore your greatest strengths, fears, challenges, and desires for growth by working together in a collaborative partnership. I specialize in athlete and executive clientele, helping clients realize their untapped potential.

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I believe the therapy experience should be unique to each client, encompassing what is most important to them and fulfilling their specific needs. I am proud to work with clients of all races, religions, and identities. All are welcome.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Athletes
  • Burn Out
  • Communication Issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Executive Coaching
  • Identity
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Work stress
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Matt Liberatore
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mutually partner to explore life’s challenges, identify old belief systems, and cultivate your inner light; your authentic self. Tapping into your beliefs and values will guide the counseling process and allow greater healing and change .


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Together, we will:

mutually partner to explore life’s challenges, identify old belief systems, and cultivate your inner light; your authentic self. Tapping into your beliefs and values will guide the counseling process and allow greater healing and change .

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is affirming and progression oriented; you often may have strategies to employ between sessions. I practice an integrative counseling style with Cognitive Behavior Therapy modality.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Gender Transition
  • Goals/Accountability
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Regulation
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
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Matt Liberatore remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Eduardo Molina
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In sessions, we may discuss attachment style and how it impacts your current friendships and relationships with family or intimate partner. I am a strong believer that our experiences with family of origin influences how we connect in the "now".


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Together, we will:

In sessions, we may discuss attachment style and how it impacts your current friendships and relationships with family or intimate partner. I am a strong believer that our experiences with family of origin influences how we connect in the "now".

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a bilingual speaker (fluent in English & Spanish). I enjoy forming a relationship with the client at a pace that feels comfortable. Disclosing vulnerable emotions is not easy, I like to provide a trusting environment that welcomes conversation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • grief
  • Immigrants
  • Immigration evaluations
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Sexual Orientation
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Eduardo Molina remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia