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The following is a directory of therapists.

Note: Comments made and opinions expressed on this page are those of unsigned individual contributors and not those of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition or any of its members.

Contents

WPATH Standards of Care

7th Edition WPATH Standards of Care

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) released the 7th Edition of its Standards of Care on Sept 25, 2011, which are internationally recognized guidelines for physicians and other care providers who work with transgender persons. (Link Checked 7/12)

Choosing a therapist

Individuals seeking a therapist are strongly encouraged to interview more than one candidate before choosing. The following two articles, one on choosing a therapist, and one on ethics in transgender care, are recommended reading.

  • Ethics and Transgender Care, by Nancy Nangeroni. A cautionary piece, based on a review of the National Association of Social Workers policy, and personal observations of local practices. (Link Checked 8/12)


By Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev (Link Checked 8/12)

Guidelines in Seeking a Gender Therapist] By Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev (Link Checked 8/12)
Other articles:

The therapists, listed below, are listed in alphabetical order.

Adult therapists

Telephone and Video Counseling for Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer People, Their Friends and Families
(Link Checked 8/12)
On September 15, 2011 Connections In Therapy, LLC debuted our premier telephone and video therapy web business serving the LGBTQ communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Founder, and now CEO, Tetty Gorfine, LCSW, LMHC says, “I have been blessed with having the privilege to work with LGBTQ people my entire adult life.
My community has taught me about the diversity of who we are and what we need. I am fortunate to live and work in an area where being gay, lesbian, transgender or queer is safe. However this is far from what everyone experiences.
Most GLBTQ people do not have the right to appropriate mental health care.”

Connections in Therapy, LLC has been created to begin to bridge this gap.
“For too long we have been isolated, misunderstood, and lacked positive resources. There are many reasons people may choose telephone or video counseling,” reports Ms. Gorfine.

Every person in their life will at some point struggle with something that is stressful, painful and difficult. Our professional therapists provide help and assist in healing what is painful or not working.
Counseling does change lives. Our years of experience show that people who really want to make changes in their lives almost always do. Counseling/therapy is a very effective vehicle in promoting positive change and enhancing self worth!

We provide support and understanding. We help solve problems, resolve a current or long standing issue, relieve stress, improve relationships and much much more. Together we can make a difference.

Connections in Therapy, LLC provides licensed professional psychotherapists through the modalities of telephone and skype to reach all GLBTQ people who are isolated and/or require the anonymity that the telephone and skype provide.
CIT, LLC is here for all LGBTQ people, for whatever is relevant to ones life. Whether someone is struggling with any issues relevant to sexual orientation or gender identity, or general mental health concerns, Connections in Therapy, LLC is here for you!

State Wide

Jennie Steinberg, LMHC, LLC

818-401-5174
www.Jenniesteinberg.com
Serving clients across Massachusetts
I'm a licensed mental health counselor who provides online therapy to Massachusetts residents age 12+ of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship types. I am strength-based and client-centered, which means that I work collaboratively with clients to help you identify what's already going well for you, and help you find new ways to use those skills to help you manage your problems. I offer a free telephone consultation in order to help you assess whether you feel that I will be a good fit for your needs.

Boston Metro

Arlington

Belmont

Dennis Pearne, Ed.D.

1617 484 0013
9 Alexander Ave.
Belmont Ctr, MA 02178
Mail address:
133 Grove St.
Watertown, MA 02172

Pearne is a clinical psychologist.

Lexington

Boston

Leslie Berman

617 266 2266 x155
607 Boylston St—2nd Floor
Corner of Boylston and Dartmouth at Copley Square, Boston, MA
Rasi Associates
Leslie Berman is a clinical social worker with over a decade of experience. She grounds her work in Relational Cultural Theory. In addition to RCT, her areas of interest, expertise, and specialized training include couples therapy, group therapy, psychodrama, hypnosis, gender identity and expression, loved ones of transgender identified individuals, LBGTQQI adults, HIV, and the arts. Leslie works with adults of all sexual orientations. She is committed to working in a client centered, collaborative, and curious manner. Leslie is a member of both the National Association of Social Workers and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Leslie holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Boston University. (Link Checked 8/12)

Stan Ducharme

617-638-7358
Boston Medical Centre
720 Harrison, Ave., Ste. 906
Boston, MA 02118
ducharme@bu.edu

Comments:

  • Some people have reported a positive experience with Dr Ducharme; others, however, have been denied hormones by him because, according to him, they passed well enough without hormones. One person said the following:
"My experience involved the line, 'just wait a few more months so I can get to know you better.' ... Unfortunately, at the end of 2-3 more months, the line was used again, and again. ... Personally I felt that Dr Ducharme has a hard time understanding people who do not fit the stereotypical masculine role, yet still want to transition." Caveat emptor.

Fenway Health

Telephone: 617 267 0900 or 888 242 0900
En español: 617 927 6460)
TTY: 617 859 1256
Four locations in Boston, main location at:

Fenway Health 617.267.0900 75 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111

Web site
(Link Checked 8/12)

Comments:

  • Mixed reviews as to how they treat transfolk. They have a long history of not getting it and not caring, but more people are starting to say that they like the care they're receiving there. Those over 30 will likely have an easier time with them. (Link Checked 8/12)
  • Post-transition/post-operative clients seeking routine medical care have been incorrectly routed to the trans-program.

Andrea Neumann-Mascis, Ph.D.

(508)308-3242
The Meeting Point, Jamaica Plain The Meeting Point offers services that are informed by lesbian, gay and transgender ways of living. In workshops, individual, and couples therapy, and groups we strive to cultivate the very strengths and uniquenesses that have sustained us.
(Link Checked 8/12)

Our services are based on the convictions that:

  • All people are entitled to self definition and self expression.
  • All people are entitled to meaningful participation in the community.
  • All people are entitled to the expression and validation of our significant relationships.
  • And all people are entitled to services that are informed and responsive to all of who we are.

Comments:

  • Andrea is located in Jamaica Plain. She is a licensed psychologist who has had extensive experience working with trans people. I highly recommend her.

Melissa MacNish, LMHC

857-719-4237
Jamaica Plain, MA
e-mail: melissamacnishlmhc@gmail.com
www.themeetingpoint.org
Notes: Melissa is a therapist at The Meeting Point. She specializes in working with transgender/gender "non-conforming" youth and adults. She has supported many families through the process of understanding and accepting a youth's gender identity and expression. She offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy in her private practice at The Meeting Point.

Margot Meitner, LICSW

617.499.7944
Website
Offices in Jamaica Plain and Brookline
(Link Checked 8/12)

Margot has a specialty in her practice working with people around gender identity issues (as well as partners and families) and has been working in the trans community for over twelve years. Margot does not see herself as a “gatekeeper” to the process of transitioning, but rather a guide on this journey of discovery, self-acceptance, and transformation. She offers a free initial half-hour consult for new clients.


Sidney Borum Health Center

75 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Call (617) 457-8140
Website
(Link Checked 8/12)


Part of Fenway Health as of August 1, 2010 (previously part of JRI). Will work with patients have limited availability to pay for services. Accepts most insurance plans and will advocate for patients to ensure health insurances pay for patient's care.

Comments:

  • "Nearly all of my experiences here have been good. I had to go through the gate keeping process to get hormones, but the therapist I spoke to was otherwise respectful. Dr. Ralph Vetters is an excellent primary care physician; very respectful and has strong political beliefs and ideals that inform his work positively. The center's disorganization can be a problem. Accepts most insurance plans and has payment assistance for those without ability to pay."
  • "My experience here has been excellent. The staff is knowledgeable about trans issues and is very respectful. The Borum is a great place for trans people to get tested for STDs and HIV. I had two insurances (one from college, one from parents) that originally stated they both wouldn't cover the counseling or seeing Dr. Vetters for hormones. The Borum worked really hard to get one of the insurance companies to cover the mental health and the other to cover seeing the doctor and I have had no issue after that was settled. They even allowed me to start treatment before they had worked out the insurance issues."
  • A few people have had trouble getting hormones here, and there are horror stories from years ago, but overall, Transphobic attitudes seem to be a thing of the past at this clinic. Dr Ralph Vetters is comfortable prescribing and monitoring hormones, and is very respectful. This is an excellent first stop for folks who are also dealing with homelessness or other kinds of marginalisation (there are barrels of free condoms as well as general hygiene products), and for the most part, the staff** will work with you and whatever insurance you have to get you the care you need. They refer out to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre for specialized care.
  • Note: There is an upper-limit on age at this clinic! See patients 12-29
  • Beware the front desk staff: they are constantly rotating mêlée of interns, and range from dumb and belligerent to savvy and kind.

Brookline

Teresa (Terry) Buck, MSW

617-232-3324
40 Webster Pl.
Brookline, MA

Alex Coleman, J.D., Ph.D.

617-738-0463
246 Tappan Street
Brookline, MA 02146

Margot Meitner, LICSW

617.499.7944
Website
Offices in Jamaica Plain and Brookline
(Link Checked 8/12)

Margot has a specialty in her practice working with people around gender identity issues (as well as partners and families) and has been working in the trans community for over twelve years. Margot does not see herself as a “gatekeeper” to the process of transitioning, but rather a guide on this journey of discovery, self-acceptance, and transformation. She offers a free initial half-hour consult for new clients.

Ellen Rottersmann, LICSW

Ellen Rottersmann Brookline & Jamaica Plain 617-320-0647
Email: erottersmann@comcast.net

I have been working with questioning and trans clients and their families for 10 years both at Fenway Community Health and in private practice. I take all Blue Cross plan, any PPO plan as well as a sliding fee scale.

Theseus Counselling Services

Ari Kane, M.Ed., Gender Specialist
233 HARVARD ST STE 301
BROOKLINE MA 02446-5017
1617 277 4360
Counseling in gender issues, couples counseling where dressing is an issue in the relationship, gender clarification for gender shift people, long-term counseling for pre-op transsexual / TSs, professional supervision for social workers and guidance counsellors. All sessions are by appointment.
Publishes: Journal of Gender Studies

Cambridge

Emily Frank, LMHC

617-697-9090
930 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Emily has been working with the trans community for the past five years at Fenway Community Health Center. She is now working in private practice. Some insurances accepted and accessible sliding scale available.

Randi Kaufman, PsyD

(617)441-2100
Cambridge, MA
randi.kaufman2@verizon.net

Randi has over 8 years of experience working with Trans people in private practice, and previously at Fenway Community Health, where she was coordinator of the Trans Health Program. She takes all Blue Cross plans, Magellan, Aetna, and Chickering, all PPO plans, and has a sliding scale.

Comments:

  • "Dr Kaufman specializes in working with trans and genderqueer folks, has written tons of letters for hormones/surgeries (if you ever are interested in going that path), but has no agenda and won't try to talk you into anything or push you to do anything. She has a crazy amount of connections within the Trans community and can hook you up with all kinds of resources if you ever are in need of something."

Jason Mihalko, PsyD

1208 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-0326
Email
Website
(Link Checked 8/12)
Comments:

  • "Jason has a huge amount of experience working with the LGBT community. He has (and has had) many Trans and genderqueer patients, but he doesn't call himself a Trans 'specialist'."

Alexandra Myles, MSW, LICSW

250 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
1617 497 0190

Monique Noelle, Ph.D.

617-388-9985
930 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Central Square. I have been working with transgender clients since 2002, in private practice and formerly at Fenway Community Health. I have actively pursued training, supervision, and education on the topic. I am happy to help transgender, genderqueer, and gender-questioning individuals with issues of transition and identity, as well as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and other issues. My practice also serves many bisexual, polyamorous, lesbian, and gay people. I am trained in and use both psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, especially mindfulness-based, as well as relational-cultural theory (a feminist approach). My past research has addressed anti-BGL hate-crime victimization, and I have taught, published, and made professional presentations concerning that topic, as well as the commonalities between the Bisexual and Transgender movements. I accept all BCBS of Massachusetts (and some out of state), and PPO plans from other insurance companies. My office is accessible by bus and subway, and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Elke U. O'Donnell, Ph.D.

43 Roberts Rd.
Cambridge, MA 02138
1617 441 9300

Psychotherapist offering supportive, confidential counseling for all people facing gender identity issues. Monthly group for CDs and TSs. Historically reluctant to get involved in divorce/custody matters.

I called Elke in early November (2009) and she informed me that she is not currently taking new patients.

Charles Strauss, LICSW

175 Elm Street
Suite C2
Somerville, MA 02144
(5 minute walk from both Porter Square and Davis Square T)

Phone: 857-523-8268
Email: Charles@CharlesStrauss.com
Website: Website
LinkedIn page: Website
(Link Checked 8/12)

I work with gender creative and trans folks across the range of ages, including adults and youth. I have worked with people who have a variety of talents and mental health concerns for over ten years. I also have experience working with a broad range of sexuality and trauma. I find it helpful to stay aware of the right to self-determination of gender in the context of social interdependence. Past clients have appreciated my style as being open-minded, clear, and respectful.

Chelsea

Georgia Green, LICSW

151 Everett Avenue
Chelsea MA 02150
Tel: (617) 889-8543 and
4-6 Hartford St. Ste 304
Newton Highlands MA 02161
(617) 969-6060

Comments:

  • Experienced in Trans issues, Georgia is scrupulous about maintaining healthy boundaries in her practice, and intelligent and helpful in her approach to Trans issues. Not the easiest to get a hold of, or the quickest to write surgery letters, but more trustworthy than most. (posted with permission)

Medford

Services for Men (and Their Families)

66 Wyman Street
West Medford, MA 02155
1617 395 2450

Staff of Board-certified and licensed social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists to deal with sexual and gender issues, identity problems, relationship problems, and depression. Qualified for health insurance payments. Evening and Saturday hours available.

Newton

Margot Meitner, LICSW

See Margot Meitner, LICSW

Somerville

Charles Strauss, LICSW

See Charles Strauss, LICSW

Ruth Garrott, Psy.D.

Dr. Ruth Garrott's website
(Link Checked 8/12)
269 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
617-642-3193
therapy@ruthgarrott.com

  • "I am a clinical psychologist, working with individuals, couples, and

polyamorous constellations. I have worked with transgender clients since 2006 in a variety of settings, including high schools and outpatient mental health clinics. Currently, I am in private practice, where I will be accepting Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO and other insurances as of Fall, 2012, and offer a sliding scale to help clients afford the treatment they need.

My assumption is that my clients are the best experts on their lives and their needs. I'm glad to help you do what you need to do to get your life moving in the right directions, whether it's teach you skills to deal with depression or anxiety, help you explore how your past experiences affect your emotions and worldview today, or write you letters for hormone-replacement therapy, sex-reassignment surgery, etc. We'll work together to figure out how to best use our time to help you change what you want to change about your life, and strengthen what's already working."

Roslindale

Audra Gilsing Corona, LICSW

Website
(Link Check 2/13)
17 Poplar Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 383-9126

  • "I am a clinical social worker in private practice in Roslindale. Prior to starting my practice, I worked at Fenway Health for several years. I have worked with many gender questioning, gender queer, and trans identified folks. I am compassionate and non-judgmental. I enjoy helping client explore their feelings and needs around gender issues."

North of Boston

North Chelmsford

Michelle Wexelblat, LICSW

55 Middlesex Street, Suite 209
N. Chelmsford, MA 01863
978-436-1764
mwexelblat@gmail.com

Beverly

Melissa Kaplan LMHC

Counseling/Psychotherapy
Address: 2 Enon St. Beverly MA 01915
Phone: 781-866-0511
Website: www.melissakaplanlmhc.com
E-mail: mkaplanlmhc@gmail.com

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been a practicing clinician since 2003 and opened my private practice in Beverly Ma. in 2011. I provide culturally competent care to gender non-conforming clients including those seeking medical transition. I accept most major insurance plans and also offer a sliding scale for people who are uninsured or prefer not to use their insurance.

Lowell

Laurie J. Auffant, LICSW, MSW, MDiv

Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell
99 Church Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Intakes & Receptionist 978-458-6282
Office 978-454-2471 Ext. 236
Gender Specialist who has worked with the transgender, transsexual, lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities for many years. Available for individual, couples, children, adolescents, and adults. The Clinic has medication/psychiatry treatment available for children, adolescents, and adults by psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners. Most insurance plans accepted including Mass Health.

Middleton

Dianne Ouellette LICSW

1978 304 0572
25 Donovans Way, Middleton, MA 01949
Website
(Link Checked 8/12)

Diane provides therapy and counseling for crossdressers, transsexuals, their partners and families. She has worked with the transgender community for the past 10 years.

Tewksbury

Christine Becker, LICSW, BCD

55 Blease Drive
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(781) 862-6170

Christine Becker works with MTFs, FTMs, the GLBTQ community and partners and families. She also has a general practice in counseling and therapy. She has 25 years of experience in the Transgender community. Individual, group, family and couple therapy are available.

Comments:

  • Has been very helpful with Transgender folks coming out to their employers.
  • Christine tends to take a long time to return calls about non-urgent matters, which can frustrate patients who need to change appointments.
  • She runs a spouses only group one Saturday a month.

West of Boston

Acton (Nagog Woods)

People*Systems Potential

Phone: 508 264 4565
Niela Miller, MS Ed, LCSW
P.O. Box 132
Nagog Woods, MA 01718

Counseling for crossdressers, partners, and family members. Monthly group for CDs and TSs in Concord, MA. Supervision available for mental health professionals.

Framingham

Diane Ellaborn LICSW

Phone: 508-788-5406
152 Edmands Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701

Diane provides therapy and counseling for crossdressers, transsexuals, their partners and families. She has worked with the Transgender community for the past 20 years. Individual, group, family and couple therapy are available. Long distance gender consultations and therapy are available by phone.

Comments:

  • Rigid old style approach with many mandates and a great deal of control exerted over clients.
  • Requires a minimum of 12 and often many more sessions for HRT referral.
  • Forces self-medicating clients to cease treatment rather than providing letters under the SOC's exemption for self-medicating.
  • Will not provide patient records upon proper request if you change therapists.
  • Younger transitioners complain of pressure to conform to outdated gender stereotypes.

Additional Comments:
Diane's treatment patterns are based on conservative guidelines, which many people find helpful towards guiding them towards their true path. If you just want somebody to write a blank check for hormones or SRS, she is not the right therapist for you. If you want somebody to patiently work with you to find out what really makes you tick, and help you make the best decisions for how you live your life, you may find her to be extremely effective.

Shrewsbury

Sarah C. Cameron, LMHC

Shrewsbury Counseling Center
586 Main St.
Shrewsbury MA 01546
Phone: 508-842-6711

Spencer

Mitchell D Gurk PhD, MFT

16 Hasting Rd
Spencer MA 01562
Phone 508-835-1736
Notes: Provider Is willing to address transgender mental health issues and gender reassignment.

Worcester

Richard Abelli, LMHC

Association of Independent Psychologists
390 Main St.
Worcester MA 01608
Phone: 508-395-7577
Specialties: Children, ADD, ADHD, ODD
Notes: Provider will keep youths sexuality and gender identity confidential.

Dennis Canali, PhD

Specialties: HIV/ AIDS, Child Abuse, Anxiety, Depression
Association of Independent Psychologists
390 Main St.
Worcester MA 01608
Phone: 508-395-7577
Phone:508-395-7577

Gwen Carelli, LMHC

Specialties: Children and Families ADHD Testing
Family Services of Central Massachusetts
31 Harvard St
Worcester MA 01609
Phone: 508-756-4646

Mark Cutler, MD

Association of independent Psychologists
390 Mains St
Worcester Ma 01608
Phone: 508-395-7577
Notes: Provider is willing to address transgender mental health issues.

-alternative location-

55 Cedar St.
Worcester MA 01609
Phone: 508-757-2233
Notes: Provider is willing to address transgender mental health issues.

Deborah Field, MD

68 Jaques Ave.
Worcester Ma 01610
Phone: 508-860-1079
Notes: Provider is willing to address transgender mental health issues.

Nicole Gray, LMHC

Vally Psychiatric Service, INC
340 Main St
Worcester MA
Notes: Provider Is willing to address transgender mental health issues.

Glenda Paou LMHC

Specialty: Children and Families and Trama
Family Services of Central Massachusetts
31 Harvard St.
Worcester MA 01609
Phone: 508-756-4646
Notes: Provider is willing to address transgender mental health issues.

Deborah Weldon, LMHC

Specialty: Trama Recovery and Addiction Recovery
37 Fruit St
Worcester MA 01609
Phone: 508-753-7434
Notes: Provider is willing to address transgender mental health issues.

West Boylston

Brian Dessureau, PhD, HSP

Specialties: Neurological and Psycho educational Testing
Pediatric Behavioral Health
148 Worcester St.
West Boylston MA 01583
Notes: Provider Is willing to address transgender mental health issues and gender reassignment.

Caroline Fisher, MD, PhD

Pediatric Behavioral Health
148 Worcester St.
West Boylston MA 01583
Phone; 508-860-1079
Notes: Provider Is willing to address transgender mental health issues.

Richard Keelan, LMHC

Specialty: Advocacy
Pediatric Behavioral Health
148 Worcester St
West Boylston MA 01583
Phone: 508-835-1735
Notes: Provider Is willing to address transgender mental health issues and gender reassignment.

Julie Lysiak, CNCS

Pediatric Behavioral Health
148 Worcester St
West Boylston MA 01583
Phone: 508-835-1735
Notes: Provider Is willing to address transgender mental health issues and gender reassignment.

South Shore/Southeastern Mass

Braintree

Jeff Brody, LMHC

Art therapist, School Adjustment Counselor,
781-848-8898
jeffbrodycounseling.com
654 Washington Street, Suite 200, Braintree, MA 02184
(Link Checked 8/12)

Canton

Jennifer Thomas, LICSW

Commonwealth Centre for Psychotherapy
Canton, MA
1781 828 1222 x22

Cape Cod

Provincetown

David M. Schachter, M.D., Susan DePalo, R.N.B.S.N.

depalo@freethinkingpsychotherapy.com
Provincetown, Massachusetts
We address your emotional traumas, their origins and evolution, toward healing and empowerment. Pain and anger, relationships, sexuality and gender, functioning, are intertwined and laid down in our early years as we are born into families with intense relationship dramas that shape and direct our being. We may gain access to these issues and processes, become aware of choices we have made, take responsibility and make new ones. Your Higher Mind knows in great depth, utilized in navigating Your Meaningful Life. LGBT. Polyamorous. No insurance--no managed care, privacy guaranteed. No office costs, reasonable rates. Intensive therapy for chronic or crisis issues. Individual and family/relationship therapy.

Yarmouth

Daphne Sutter, LICSW

508-274-3831
508-992-1500 Ex 205
Email: sutter.daphne@gmail.com
Daphne practices in Yarmouth MA on Cape Cod. Consumer-centered therapy with focus on facilitating transition, not delaying or preventing it.

Western Massachusetts

Amherst

Eunice Aviles, PsyD, LMHC

26 South Prospect St.,
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: (413) 657-6104
www.euniceaviles.com
Services: Psychotherapist, sex therapist, gender therapist


Ashland

New Horizons Counseling

Clyde Hilburn, MSW Candidate
P.O. Box 191
Ashland, MA 01721
1508 435 6656

Individual counseling and support groups for those dealing with gender issues.

Easthampton

J. Michael Rowan, MSW, LICSW

Rowan Psychotherapy
P.O. Box 873
Greenfield, MA 01302-0873
1413 773 5420
e-mail: Email@RowanPsychotherapy.com
Offices in Easthampton, MA and Greenfield, MA


Jason Rose-Langston, LICSW

116 Pleasant St.,
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: (413) 695-6633
www.jasonroselangston.com
Services: Outpatient psychotherapy for ages 12+; gender evaluations; letters for medical procedures (when appropriate);
ongoing psychotherapy for transgender clients pre, during, and post transition.

Greenfield

J. Michael Rowan, MSW, LICSW

See J. Michael Rowan, MSW, LICSW


Hunter G. Swanson, MSW, LCSW

Center for Human Development
238 Main St., 4th floor
Greenfield, MA, 01301
(413) 774-6252, x104
Hswanson@chd.org

Specializing in gender identity issues and trans-positive therapy

Granby

LGBT Associates of Western Massachusetts

Dr. Shelley Janiczek Woodson
We welcome you to phone (413)467-1800 or email info@masstherapist.com for information and scheduling.

183 West State Street
Granby, MA 01033
info@masstherapist.com

  • Relationship enhancement activities for mixed-gender couples
  • Couples counseling for mixed-gender couples
  • Individually designed relationship enhancement activities for allies and their trans friends
  • Trans family therapy
  • Trans workshops and awareness enhancement activities for Health Service Providers

LGBT Associates' office is centrally located in Western Massachusetts and serves both individuals and groups. Site visits are available nationwide.

Holyoke

Joanna Frost, MSW, LICSW

700 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
PO Box 4541, Chicopee, MA 01014
Ph (413) 534-3033
Fax(413)534-3066
joannafrst@yahoo.com

Gender specialist treating: individuals, couples, groups in the greater W. MA, N. CT, S. Vermont and Albany, NY areas. Trans advocate and member of the community with 20 years experience in gender issues. Providing evaluations, referrals, and other supportive services.

Northampton

Dana L. Blackburn, MSW, LICSW

43 Center St.,
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-1766
Services: Psychotherapy with adolescents and adults with a sub- specialty in working with transgender clients, partners, and families

Tetty Gorfine, LMHC, LCSW

PO Box 845
Northampton, MA 01061
Ph: (413) 585-1655
www.lifecourse.net
Services: Evaluations, counseling, and psychotherapy for transgender people, family, friends, and partners; letters for hormones, surgery, and legal matters


Patricia Jenkins, MSW, LICSW

16 Center St., Suite 503
Northampton, MA 01060
Ph: (413) 584-2590
Services: Evaluations for letters and surgery for transgender adults, adolescents and children; ongoing therapy for adults, adolescents, children and their families before, during, and after transition; available to consult with work and school; family mediation/therapy in preparation for the transitioning person; located near public transportation; wheelchair accessible; most insurance accepted, sliding fee when appropriate

Pittsfield

Sara Lucia Scuff, LICSW

Specialties: Gender Identity, Sexuality, Depression, Anxiety, Trama, Youth, Teens 28 Merriam St., Pittsfield, MA
Telephone: 413 358 3038

Josefina A. Speckert, M.Ed.

30 East Housatonic St,
Pittsfield, MA 01201 Specializing in gender issues. Josie hosts groups on transsexual issues, and works with individual clients on transgender issues.


Springfield

Zenaida “Sandy” Ortega, LMHC

Valley Psychiatric Services, Inc
511 East Columbus Ave.
Springfield, MA 01105
Phone: (413) 827-8959
Services: Mental health clinician for LGBT; gender evaluations and letters for change of gender identification, hormone therapy, sexual reassignment, and other surgery and legal matters

Adolescent therapists

Boston area

Mick Rehrig, MSW, LCSW

See Mick Rehrig, MSW, LCSW

Andrea Razi, LICSW

See Andrea Razi, LICSW

Charles Strauss, LICSW

See Charles Strauss, LICSW

Melissa MacNish, LMHC

857-719-4237
Jamaica Plain, MA
e-mail: melissamacnishlmhc@gmail.com
www.themeetingpoint.org
Notes: Melissa is a therapist at The Meeting Point. She specializes in working with transgender/gender "non-conforming" youth and adults. She has supported many families through the process of understanding and accepting a youth's gender identity and expression. She offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy in her private practice at The Meeting Point.

Justice Resource Institute http://www.jri.org/

The Justice Resource Institute is committed to providing persons and their families with culturally sensitive, comprehensive and evidence-based treatment. Through the GRIP Program’s Community Based Services, Lowell area children and their families are supported in meeting developmental, emotional, and relational needs. Services include In-Home Therapy, Therapeutic Mentoring and Therapeutic Training and Support to families in need of intensive supports. Please call 978-799-7397 for more information and to request services or make a referral.

South Shore

Jeff Brody, LMHC

See Jeff Brody, LMHC

Child therapists

Jeff Brody, LMHC

See Jeff Brody, LMHC

Charles Strauss, LICSW

See Charles Strauss, LICSW

The Justice Resource Institute

See Therapists#Adolescent_therapists

Out-of-state therapists and clinics

New York Area

Arlene Istar Lev LCSW-R, CASAC Choices Counseling and Consulting 523 Western Ave. Suite 2A Albany, NY 12203-1617 518-463-9152 info@choicesconsulting.com www.choicesconsulting.com

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC Lecturer School of Social Welfare SUNY Albany Albany NY Arlene.Lev@gmail.com 518-463-9152


See North American Therapists at T-Vox.