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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 River Grove, the suburbs of River Grove, other nearby places such as Franklin Park, Melrose Park, 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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Frederick Schwartz-Quinn
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Clients can expect to take away from 1st session, 3 defined goals of therapy for treatment plan. After working together for a while, goals are reviewed, revised or marked as completed.


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Clients can expect to take away from 1st session, 3 defined goals of therapy for treatment plan. After working together for a while, goals are reviewed, revised or marked as completed.

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CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist & client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression & anxiety.

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Andrew Bingman
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Together, we will take a gentle and nonjudgmental look at your internal experiences, behaviors, and relationships, and I will help you identify prominent themes and patterns that arise in different contexts so that we can identify areas for change.


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Together, we will take a gentle and nonjudgmental look at your internal experiences, behaviors, and relationships, and I will help you identify prominent themes and patterns that arise in different contexts so that we can identify areas for change.

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My approach is collaborative, and I work closely with each client to create a unique experience that is tailored to their specific challenges and needs. My primary goals are to help clients understand themselves and practice self-compassion.

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  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
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Kelly McAleer
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Focus on identifying and implementing coping & communication skills that will help improve your overall functioning and strengthen your relationship with yourself & others. Learn to listen to your feelings rather than drowning in (or avoiding) them.


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Together, we will:

Focus on identifying and implementing coping & communication skills that will help improve your overall functioning and strengthen your relationship with yourself & others. Learn to listen to your feelings rather than drowning in (or avoiding) them.

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I am open-minded and progressive, intent on helping all clients feel comfortable and get the most out of the therapy process. Therapy should be a safe, non-judgmental space for all and I strive to make that a priority in our therapeutic relationship.

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Kelly McAleer 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, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Emily Majkrzak
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Work towards your values and what you want to get out of therapy. Some people come to therapy to talk about every day stress. Others need a space to grieve or to work through life experiences. I am here for what YOU need.


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Work towards your values and what you want to get out of therapy. Some people come to therapy to talk about every day stress. Others need a space to grieve or to work through life experiences. I am here for what YOU need.

Something to know about my approach is:

When you or your child work with me, I use a creative approach so that therapy can be fun and productive! For example, is your interest in video games, music, art? We can use that in therapy!

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Joe Groninga
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We will work together to identify and understand your thoughts, feelings, and behavior (and how they all interact) as you move toward change and solve your problems in a nurturing and collaborative environment.


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We will work together to identify and understand your thoughts, feelings, and behavior (and how they all interact) as you move toward change and solve your problems in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

Something to know about my approach is:

I balance kindness and compassion with a focus on getting you to where you want to be through the use therapeutic techniques that are evidenced-based which means these methods have been consistently shown effective through research.

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  • Anxiety
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Joe Groninga remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, 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