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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 Bolingbrook, the suburbs of Bolingbrook, other nearby places such as Naperville, Wheaton, 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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John Rutka
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Through our sessions, we will work collaboratively to identify and create strategies and coping skills that you can bring with you outside of our sessions into the real world.


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Through our sessions, we will work collaboratively to identify and create strategies and coping skills that you can bring with you outside of our sessions into the real world.

Something to know about my approach is:

Rather than focusing on a specific technique to use with all my clients, I believe the client's experience comes first! I use curiosity, honest feedback, and a non-directive/client-driven focus before using other techniques that may benefit.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
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Kirk Johnson
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My clients typically start therapy to improve their stress/anxiety management, interpersonal relationships, self-confidence, and relationships with trauma.


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My clients typically start therapy to improve their stress/anxiety management, interpersonal relationships, self-confidence, and relationships with trauma.

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Through our work together, we will unpack memories to engage in inner exploration, while collaborating to create meaningful life goals.

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  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Stress
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Work-Life Balance
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Shana Jackson
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work to create goals that allow you to manage your life now, and going forward. You are the driver of your life, I am in the passenger seat making sure we don't go over a cliff. It will be my pleasure to help you reach the destination of your choice.


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work to create goals that allow you to manage your life now, and going forward. You are the driver of your life, I am in the passenger seat making sure we don't go over a cliff. It will be my pleasure to help you reach the destination of your choice.

Something to know about my approach is:

I prefer to work from a Person Centered Model which allows me to meet my clients where they, are and help them direct their treatment to their comfort. I am comfortable with first timers and therapy veterans.

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  • African American Women
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Chronic Mental Disorders
  • Depression
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Non-traditional Relationship and Family Structures
  • Occupational Stress
  • Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Substance use disorders
  • Women's Identity/Image
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Megan Salisbury
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Together we will show up and be ready to have an hour of grit with a side of sarcasm. I’ll hold you accountable and call you out while not making you feel like shit about yourself. I love what I do and invite you to a space of honesty and humility.


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Together we will show up and be ready to have an hour of grit with a side of sarcasm. I’ll hold you accountable and call you out while not making you feel like shit about yourself. I love what I do and invite you to a space of honesty and humility.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will encourage you to explore and make mistakes. We will work together to develop techniques, skills and new ways of understanding obstacles as opportunities. It is your hour where you can curse and cry.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships
  • Relationship Distress
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Samantha Mathews
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create a personalized treatment plan and work toward processing emotions that may arise.


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Together, we will:

create a personalized treatment plan and work toward processing emotions that may arise.

Something to know about my approach is:

I strive to practice radical genuineness, meaning I work hard to connect with you as a real live person. I have found that being present and transparent with my clients has helped me foster trust and build relationships.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin
  • Identity Persecution
  • LGBTQ+
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Trauma from abuse
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Samantha Mathews 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, Wisconsin