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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 Maywood, the suburbs of Maywood, other nearby places such as Forest Park, Hines, 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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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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • 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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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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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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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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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.

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  • 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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Lauren Bartholomew
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We work together to notice unhealthy thought patterns and gently and kindly replace them with healthier methods of thinking. I believe that therapy isn't about changing who you are, but rather helping you be the best version of yourself!


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Together, we will:

We work together to notice unhealthy thought patterns and gently and kindly replace them with healthier methods of thinking. I believe that therapy isn't about changing who you are, but rather helping you be the best version of yourself!

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an integrative approach tailored to each patient to help you explore and get to know your true self. I feel that true healing occurs when we can function from a place of authenticity and congruence.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
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Lauren Bartholomew 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
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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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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