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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 Riverside, the suburbs of Riverside, other nearby places such as Berwyn, 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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Laura Riss
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work together to understand how your past experiences inform your present difficulties as well as your strengths. We will use this lens to develop new tools and strategies to generate momentum for sustainable change.


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work together to understand how your past experiences inform your present difficulties as well as your strengths. We will use this lens to develop new tools and strategies to generate momentum for sustainable change.

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I work collaboratively using an integrative approach that draws on mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, dynamic, and creative techniques. We work together to create a plan to help support healing in your thoughts, emotions, and interpersonal patterns.

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  • Anxiety
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Sophie Starks
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Our work will define and explore the questions and solutions that are specific to you and your circumstances. Some benefits of your treatment may happen quickly, but more meaningful change often takes time.


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Our work will define and explore the questions and solutions that are specific to you and your circumstances. Some benefits of your treatment may happen quickly, but more meaningful change often takes time.

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In my work, I focus my listening on your conscious experiences, as well as on the underlying dynamics present in all of us. By working in an empathetic environment, the individuals I work with create a space where they can speak the unspeakable.

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  • Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Nina Foushee
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In therapy, I will partner with you to understand who you are, what you have experienced, and how to use your strengths to create the lasting change you want in your life.


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In therapy, I will partner with you to understand who you are, what you have experienced, and how to use your strengths to create the lasting change you want in your life.

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I believe that therapy is sacred work. My role as a therapist is to accompany you on your own path to increased agency, fulfillment, and meaning in life.

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Larisa Leader
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We will go over your general history & develop what your goals will be in your treatment plan. After that, sessions are more fluid, where we talk more comfortably. Goals can be updated or changed as we go along, based on what makes sense for you.


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We will go over your general history & develop what your goals will be in your treatment plan. After that, sessions are more fluid, where we talk more comfortably. Goals can be updated or changed as we go along, based on what makes sense for you.

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CBT: identifying thoughts that lead to feelings/behaviors & helping you improve those thoughts.. I also focus on you as a whole person (gestalt), building your strengths (humanistic), helping you make changes you want to see in your life (MI & SBT).

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  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
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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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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