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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 Fox Lake, the suburbs of Fox Lake, other nearby places such as Antioch, Grayslake, 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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Jeffery Siddall
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I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.


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I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.

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I have valuable professional and life experiences working with all ages and challenges.. I have provided counseling to people with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, LGBTQIA affirming, and transitional life challenges.

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Sydney James
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Collaborate on goals to reduce traumatic stress, connect your thoughts and feelings, and boost your self-confidence by building skills to better yourself, maintain healthy boundaries and become your best advocate.


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Collaborate on goals to reduce traumatic stress, connect your thoughts and feelings, and boost your self-confidence by building skills to better yourself, maintain healthy boundaries and become your best advocate.

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I take a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed and strength-based approach to counseling, tailored to your unique needs and goals.

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  • Entrepreneurial Women
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When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard


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When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard

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Therapy is collaborative & tailored to your unique needs & preferences. You'll not find a "one-size-fits all" approach. Evidence-based approaches are customized to you and foster deep self-understanding & lasting change.

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Ellen Bronder remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, 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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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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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.

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Salena Pesch
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We all need support when we are struggling. Even if you're unsure if counseling can help, I encourage you to try it. Together we can help you feel better. You can increase your self-confidence, self-esteem, & self-awareness.


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We all need support when we are struggling. Even if you're unsure if counseling can help, I encourage you to try it. Together we can help you feel better. You can increase your self-confidence, self-esteem, & self-awareness.

Something to know about my approach is:

I value the trust that people extend when they talk about the most confusing, painful, and difficult things they experience. It’s important for all of us to figure out who we are and find the people who can understand us the most.

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  • Peer Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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  • Sexual Abuse
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  • Transgender Experience
  • transgender identity
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Salena Pesch remote and phone therapy in Illinois