Therapists Specializing in Gender Identity & Transgender Health in Boston Area

Transgender and gender-nonconforming people experience the same types of mental health challenges as people whose gender identity corresponds with the sex they were born with. These mental health challenges may occur for reasons that have nothing to do with gender identity, or they may be related to the unique challenges experienced by people who are gender diverse. For example, research indicates that transgender people experience higher rates of mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety.

If you are experiencing mental health challenges, participating in therapy with a provider who has knowledge and experience in gender identity issues can help, whether or not your concerns are specifically related to your unique gender identity. Many therapists in this field identify as non-binary or transgender, and you may find that you are more comfortable working with a therapist who shares a similar identity as yours.

Just about any therapy type can be applied to challenges related to gender identity. To determine the best-fitting approach, discuss your specific situation with a therapist in Boston Area below who specializes in gender identity and transgender health. These providers are aware of the need to understand unique gender identity issues and provide culturally sensitive help. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Riser + Tread

Riser + Tread

49 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA, 02421

Online Sessions, MA

383 Elliot Street, Newton, MA, 02464

9 Pond Lane, Concord, MA, 01742

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

The experts in young male mental fitness, Riser+Tread aims to help young guys step up and move forward in their lives through a combination of therapy and coaching.  While the typical client at Riser+Tread is male between 8-25 years of age, their work has spanned the entire age and gender range.

Riser+Tread is uniquely feedback-driven and goal-oriented. Clients leave with concrete steps they can take, strategies they can use, and insight that quickly generates personal momentum.


Adrian   Matthews

Adrian Matthews

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

Although the work I do in therapy ends up going in many different directions, the starting point is the same: I believe that when individuals are empowered to make intentional, informed choices about their relationships—choices that reflect their own values, needs, and desires rather than someone else’s—their relationships will be more stable, more satisfying, more sustainable. I want every person I work with to develop: a) insight into which aspects of their relationships have been built around assumptions that may not actually be true or helpful for them, b) clarity about what their values, needs, and desires actually are, and c) skills that will help them translate that insight and clarity into actions that will make all of their relationships—not just their sexual or romantic relationships—more fulfilling and rewarding.

I trust my clients. I trust that they have an intuitive understanding of what kinds of relationships will meet their needs, and that they often just need support in putting that understanding into action; ultimately, my work is about helping my clients have that same trust in themselves. If you'd like support in that process, I want to help. Reach out today to get started.


Jennifer  Johnston

Jennifer Johnston

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Magellan Health
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $175 per session

I end up working with people with a range of diagnoses and experiences, and we would work together to determine what you are most looking for help with at this point in your life. We would try to find a balance between learning how to be more accepting and appreciative of yourself right now, while also working to create meaningful change in the areas in which you want to move beyond just surviving to thriving.


Nicole  Issa

Nicole Issa

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Aetna Student Health Insurance, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

In my work as a therapist, I focus on understanding early experiences and how psychological well-being can be fostered through relationships. I believe change and healing come through relationships: our relationships with ourselves, as well as our relationships with others. I view therapy as a collaborative process that allows both therapist and client to grow and change.
I practice primarily from a relational-dynamic perspective, though I incorporate techniques from cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and narrative approaches to tailor treatment to the unique and individual needs of each client.
My clients describe me as an empathetic, active listener who approaches their concerns with caring, respect, pragmatism, and sometimes, humor. I'm honored that you're considering working with me and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Natalia  Rosenbaum

Natalia Rosenbaum

185 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA, 02110

Gloucester, MA, 01930

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $150 per session

At times, life can present us with difficulties and challenges that can be overwhelming. During these times it can be a struggle to gain space from the problem because our mind can spin out of control. It is precisely at a time like this when we have an opportunity for healing. As a therapist, I act as a guide for clients to learn to heal themselves. Through Kundalini Yoga, IFS Therapy and other approaches, I focus on a collaborative process so that transformation can happen.


Rebecca  Kushins

Rebecca Kushins

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

You are not sure what you need, where to turn; you feel strange reaching out for support - you wonder if you are even worth helping. You’ve tried a lot of things to help yourself - mindfulness, meditation, yoga, exercise and more. You are relieved for a time, until it all comes back, sometimes worse than before. On the outside, you pride yourself on being an intelligent person, a strong individual, a committed worker, a loyal friend. Perhaps you identify as a member of the LBGTQ+ community. Yet these days you find yourself spinning inside. You can’t shake these feelings of being out of control. Sometimes your behavior really is.

I can assure you: you are worth it. You’ve decided to seek out therapy because a part of you already knows this. You don’t yet know how, but you are ready to lead a mindful, insight-filled life – both inwardly & outwardly. You are ready to access that deep calm and compassion within yourself, no matter what difficulties you face every day.


Rebecca  Eudy

Rebecca Eudy

60 Canal Street, Boston, MA, 02114

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Taking the first steps to get into therapy can be very daunting and for many people is the work of many months or years. Finding a therapist who can listen without judgment and help to make meaning of your experiences often brings a sense of relief and can be transformational in many areas.


Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

All you need to bring to therapy is an open mind and a willingness to explore. I am a very interactive therapist; I give a lot of feedback and guidance. In my work with individuals, I help people see how they developed the coping skills and defense mechanisms they did, and how to begin recognizing them in a less judgmental way. I also teach couples new communication skills: how to rebuild trust and safety after a breach, how to mirror one another, ways to validate and empathize. We work on breaking bad patterns and create healthier ones using positivity and appreciations.

It's so rewarding to help children, couples and families heal old and current wounds, and to see my clients use therapy as a way to soar to new emotional freedoms. Please don't be in pain anymore: contact me so we can set goals together, develop healthier ways of coping, and watch you blossom


Anna  Goetz

Anna Goetz

15 Story Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $155 per session

My clients describe me as warm, compassionate, and supportive. I try to incorporate humor wherever we can. My style is a blend of both working to address current challenges as well as the roots of those challenges in order to have the most effective and lasting impact.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards more self-understanding, and more fulfillment in your life, get in touch! It would be my honor to help.


Jon  Reeves

Jon Reeves

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

I offer psychotherapy for individuals, with a focus on college students and young professionals. People seek therapy in times of frustration, suffering, and dissatisfaction--in my practice I take time to understand what brings you in and take a deep, collaborative approach to treatment. Whether you are looking into therapy to deal with a one-time event or to manage a lifetime stressor, together we can facilitate change to help redirect your time and energy from distress towards living a fulfilling life.
My training spans many areas of mental health and I have experience with many problems that bring people to therapy. My particular areas of expertise are those most often encountered by 18-35 year olds, including anxiety and stress, depression, sexuality, and confusion about relationships and careers.
My motto is caring curiosity. Together we can develop a trusting relationship to help you understand and change what ails you. Please contact me to discuss how we might begin and visit my website to learn more about my practice.


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