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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 Oak Park, the suburbs of Oak Park, other nearby places such as Elmhurst, Chicago, 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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Dr. Speshal Walker Gautier
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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

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Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Ashley Molin
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Together we'll break down the "story" that you have been handed by society, your family, and media about how your live should go, so we can help you determine how you want your life to go. We'll focus on what you need to be happy and healthy.


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Together we'll break down the "story" that you have been handed by society, your family, and media about how your live should go, so we can help you determine how you want your life to go. We'll focus on what you need to be happy and healthy.

Something to know about my approach is:

As a queer person, I feel deeply passionate about serving the LGBTQ community and all of its beautiful intersections. I enjoy exploring new possibilities and identities with clients as they build meaningful and fulfilling lives.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Artists & Creative Personalities
  • College Students
  • Kink
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Queer Identity
  • Women's Identity/Image
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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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Enrique Silva
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cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.


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cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe counseling is a collaborative effort so it is important for client and counselor to bring their whole selves. This means being authentic and open to the experiences that counseling can offer.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Issues of Middle Adulthood
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racism
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Alexis Lopez-Palomar
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work towards the goals you identify as important.


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Together, we will:

work towards the goals you identify as important.

Something to know about my approach is:

my approach is trauma informed. I am trained in somatic and cognitive behavioral therapies.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociation
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
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Alexis  Lopez-Palomar remote and phone therapy in Illinois