Therapists Specializing in Gender Identity & Transgender Health in Connecticut

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 Connecticut 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!


Jennifer  Johnston

Jennifer Johnston

375 Mather Street, Hamden, CT, 06514

Online Sessions, CT

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.


Patrick  Davin

Patrick Davin

270 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 06830

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $150 per session

My goals as a therapist are simple: To help you overcome your current problems through honest reflection and collaboration in an empathetic, non-judgmental and trusting therapeutic relationship. I want you to leave my office feeling stronger, more resilient, self-aware, and hopeful about your future. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, substance issues, a challenging transition like separation or divorce, or just the day-to-day stress of managing life, we'll work together to find the solutions that will ease your symptoms and, most importantly, help you heal and grow.

I regularly counsel patients dealing with relationship and family problems, those contemplating separation or divorce, as well as those struggling with destructive personal behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I additionally work with clients who have experienced trauma and many wanting to improve their self-worth.

My passion for counseling is rooted simply in a desire to help people heal and find a path to happiness. I have a flexible, eclectic, and creative approach that's designed to meet your individual needs. Your goals are my goals-let's reach them together.


Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Online Sessions, CT

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


Jorge  Fernandez

Jorge Fernandez

3074 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT, 06518

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Connecticare
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $175 per session

Thank you for visiting my profile.  If you are looking to work with me, you are ready to roll up your sleeves and be ready for me to help you learn new skills and try new, perhaps scary, things.  Therapy is hard work. It involves going into the outside world and trying new, often scary things, whether that may be with our partners, families, or even ourselves. It's often by taking ourselves out of our comfort zone, and breaking up those same old patterns that are not working for us, that we truly begin to see change.  Working with me means that we are in this together, and I look forward to going on this journey with you.


Traci  Hodes

Traci Hodes

3490 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT, 06518

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $110 - $140 per session

When we are in session together, this is a time for you to explore the journey you're on in a way that feels supported, heard, and understood by another. My job is to get to know you and understand your experience so the questions I ask help you find the doors that open to greater awareness and ultimately, provide you with choice in the decisions you make in your life.


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