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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 La Grange, the suburbs of La Grange, other nearby places such as Justice, Summit, 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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Karli Bigler (she/they)
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Explore your past experiences and discover how that has been impacting you in the present moment. We will work to create a safe space in session, free from judgement, for you to share your thoughts and feelings.


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Explore your past experiences and discover how that has been impacting you in the present moment. We will work to create a safe space in session, free from judgement, for you to share your thoughts and feelings.

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I utilize a combination of many different theories to best suit your unique needs, and generally pull from a Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, CBT/DBT, and Humanistic lens. My hope is to create goals that enable you to get your needs met in therapy.

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  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Gender Affirmative Surgery Letters
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
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Jenny Sitzer
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The initial session is often focused on assessing the history of the client's concerns and collaboratively developing a vision for a more engaged and values-driven life. Jenny encourages clients to establish treatment goals and define benchmarks.


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The initial session is often focused on assessing the history of the client's concerns and collaboratively developing a vision for a more engaged and values-driven life. Jenny encourages clients to establish treatment goals and define benchmarks.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Jenny Sitzer remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Kim Davidson
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I encourage clients to speak to themselves with kindness, grace, and compassion and to honor the power of their voice. I strive to make every client feel seen and heard while holding space to identify and mobilize their strengths.


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I encourage clients to speak to themselves with kindness, grace, and compassion and to honor the power of their voice. I strive to make every client feel seen and heard while holding space to identify and mobilize their strengths.

Something to know about my approach is:

I support individuals in breaking free from the various stories the world has told about them and empower them to write their own stories, identify goals and reclaim the narrative of their lives.

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  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Career Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Queer Identity
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Diana Medina
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Reach your goals in a safe, private and compassionate space. My ultimate goal is that you reach your goals in therapy.


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Reach your goals in a safe, private and compassionate space. My ultimate goal is that you reach your goals in therapy.

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My therapeutic orientation is existential in nature and focused on meeting your needs while finding meaning in your life. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Gender
  • gender dysphoria
  • gender exploration
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Gender Transition
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Transgender Experience
  • transgender identity
  • Transgender Issues
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Dr. Diana Medina remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Dr. Tara Thompson, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Dr. Tara Thompson
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My expertise includes mood disorders, depression, addictions, relationships issues, eating disorders, anxiety and panic symptoms. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I am also a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).


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Picture of Dr. Tara Thompson, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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My expertise includes mood disorders, depression, addictions, relationships issues, eating disorders, anxiety and panic symptoms. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I am also a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

Something to know about my approach is:

With over 15 years of experience as a Psychologist, I have an eclectic approach to treatment, but tend to draw from relational and cognitive behavioral approaches in order to design a specialized treatment plan based on your unique needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • LGBTQ+
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Dr. Tara Thompson remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin