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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 Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, 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. 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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Together, we will:

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
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Tameer Siddiqui
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Together we’ll work to uncover and better understand life’s challenges and day-to-day stressors that detract from your life and focus, and begin identifying and practicing things that will make you stronger.


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Together we’ll work to uncover and better understand life’s challenges and day-to-day stressors that detract from your life and focus, and begin identifying and practicing things that will make you stronger.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is culturally-sensitive, attachment-based, strength-based, trauma-informed, integrative, and solution-focused and utilizes CBT, DBT,

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Panic Attacks
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Laura Richardson
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Figure out what is causing your current difficulties, craft a plan for you to get better, and get you there. Change is possible, with the right guide.


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Together, we will:

Figure out what is causing your current difficulties, craft a plan for you to get better, and get you there. Change is possible, with the right guide.

Something to know about my approach is:

I run an adherent DBT program with all modes of DBT. We also do CBT, EMDR for Trauma and we are LGBTQIA+ affirming and anti-racist.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • gender dysphoria
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NNSI)
  • Suicide
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma EMDR
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Laura Richardson 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, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Kim Zimmerman, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, 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
Kim Zimmerman
Together, we will:

work through self-criticism, perfectionism, & shame; shift automatic reactions into mindful & intentional choices; help you cope with pain, loss, anxiety, & trauma; And more effectively ask for what you want while saying no to what you don't want.


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Picture of Kim Zimmerman, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, 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
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

work through self-criticism, perfectionism, & shame; shift automatic reactions into mindful & intentional choices; help you cope with pain, loss, anxiety, & trauma; And more effectively ask for what you want while saying no to what you don't want.

Something to know about my approach is:

My goal is to provide a safe, authentic, and collaborative space for you to better understand yourself and your goals, determine what is working for you and what may not be, and for you to feel emboldened to approach life in new and meaningful ways!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Health Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Family Relationships
  • Grief counseling
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • transition to motherhood
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women’s health
  • Working Professionals
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Kim Zimmerman remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, 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
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Christina Squiers
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build a comfortable and collaborative relationship to identify what's important in your life and what you want to do with it, with compassion for yourself and space to process the past.


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Together, we will:

build a comfortable and collaborative relationship to identify what's important in your life and what you want to do with it, with compassion for yourself and space to process the past.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm in my final year of the clinical MSW program at UChicago, where I've studied cognitive behavioral therapy as well as psychodynamic approaches to treatment. I hope to use both to create a collaborative and healing relationship with my clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Career Change
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Estrangement
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Lawyers
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
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Christina Squiers remote and phone therapy in Illinois