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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 Harvey, the suburbs of Harvey, other nearby places such as Dolton, Markham, 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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Sydney James
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Dive into your experiences and the source(s) of your distress. Next, we will collaborate on your goals together because it’s important that you have a voice in your care! We'll begin by easing your distress and empowering you with tools to succeed.


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Dive into your experiences and the source(s) of your distress. Next, we will collaborate on your goals together because it’s important that you have a voice in your care! We'll begin by easing your distress and empowering you with tools to succeed.

Something to know about my approach is:

Regardless of the therapy strategy we engage in (I will always be transparent and explain what it is and how it will help!) my approach will always include pulling out the strengths you already have to help you adjust to lifes inevitable transitions.

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  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Wounds
  • Boundaries
  • Coping Skills
  • Highly Sensitive People
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  • Life Transitions
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma Recovery
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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.

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.

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  • Childhood Issues
  • Family of Origin
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Women's Issues
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Gita Tewari
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I take a holistic approach to emotional and psychological healing, as well as a sensitivity to diversity and multiculturalism. Clients will feel encouraged and motivated to use the tools and strategies we discuss.


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I take a holistic approach to emotional and psychological healing, as well as a sensitivity to diversity and multiculturalism. Clients will feel encouraged and motivated to use the tools and strategies we discuss.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a client centered approach to develop trust and rapport with clients along with an integrative approach that includes narrative therapy, CBT and mindfulness practices based on the presenting issues of the client.

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  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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  • Sexual Abuse
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Candyce Hurd
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When taking this journey, there are expectations of not being afraid of growth, working through your comfort zone at times, & be motivated to do the "homework" I may assign. Be ready to work towards your best possible self in the oasis I provide!


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When taking this journey, there are expectations of not being afraid of growth, working through your comfort zone at times, & be motivated to do the "homework" I may assign. Be ready to work towards your best possible self in the oasis I provide!

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, dialectical-behavioral, existential and holistic spirituality. I will customize our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Couples issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Candyce Hurd remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Jasmina Bourgeois
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In a safe, warm, nonjudgmental space we will come to understand the hidden sources of your suffering, troubling symptoms or harmful behaviors. We will help you reclaim your innermost self, feel whole and achieve a greater sense of happiness.


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Together, we will:

In a safe, warm, nonjudgmental space we will come to understand the hidden sources of your suffering, troubling symptoms or harmful behaviors. We will help you reclaim your innermost self, feel whole and achieve a greater sense of happiness.

Something to know about my approach is:

It is not focused on symptoms alone, but on uncovering, processing and healing the underlying mechanisms that fuel the distressing symptoms. This deep approach brings about long-lasting results, and leads to increased self-knowledge & authenticity.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Regulation
  • Trauma
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