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Find Gender Identity Therapists & Counselors in Rockford, IL.

 

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 Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, 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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Brittany Bate (she/her)
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Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

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Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

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  • Trauma
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Sydney James
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Collaborate on goals to reduce traumatic stress, connect your thoughts and feelings, and boost your self-confidence by building skills to better yourself, maintain healthy boundaries and become your best advocate.


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Collaborate on goals to reduce traumatic stress, connect your thoughts and feelings, and boost your self-confidence by building skills to better yourself, maintain healthy boundaries and become your best advocate.

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I take a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed and strength-based approach to counseling, tailored to your unique needs and goals.

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  • Entrepreneurial Women
  • Entrepreneurs
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  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
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When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard


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When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is collaborative & tailored to your unique needs & preferences. You'll not find a "one-size-fits all" approach. Evidence-based approaches are customized to you and foster deep self-understanding & lasting change.

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  • Anxiety
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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.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Issues of Middle Adulthood
  • Life Transitions
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  • Racism
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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James Searing
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Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.


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Together, we will:

Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view therapy as a sacred space and protected process. I'm a modern minded therapist always learning the latest in the sciences available. However, I love the art of therapy even more and strive to create a tailored approach unique to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Regulation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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  • Spiritual Trauma
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