Therapists Specializing in Gender Identity & Transgender Health in Denver

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 Denver 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!


Gretchen  Kahre

Gretchen Kahre

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $140 per session

In my experience, we are living in unprecedented times of uncertainty. These kinds of situations can lead to stress and fear while at the same time, if we are able to stay open and flexible, together we may find an opportunity to experience ourselves in the world in new adaptive ways. In situations like these, it is helpful to have a designated time and place to talk with someone who will listen with an unbiased ear while reflecting back support and curiosity. This way of relating helps you develop insight into your individual predicament and see new possibilities for your life.

By taking the opportunity to uncover our own resilience and discover new directions, we emerge in ways we perhaps never thought possible. We may be surprised to find based on our struggles, that there are ways of thinking that no longer serve us and are perhaps best left behind and ways of being that we want to cultivate. I look forward to helping you uncover your inner resources, previously hidden, to help you navigate your life.


Cindy J Smith

Cindy J Smith

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $140 per session

Therapy is the space that is just for you, a place you can be all of yourself and say and feel anything you need to say and feel! I will work hard with you to create and hold a place where you can. If you need something different that what I am giving you, I always welcome this feedback as we collaborate to help you grow in the ways you want to grow.

I feel truly honored to walk along side my clients and gain joy from seeing people become their best vision for themselves. I will bring everything I have every session to help you get there! Thank you for considering me.


Polina  Kodess

Polina Kodess

Online Sessions, CO

4495 Hale Parkway, Denver, CO, 80220

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $195 per session

Are you tired of fights with yourself and your close ones? Do you feel anxious, drained, and defeated? I believe it is possible to overcome your struggles to create a more balanced self. You deserve to be happy with your personal life, your productivity, your relationships, and your body.

I can understand if your heart feels heavy. Many people want to feel connected and at ease with their homes and work, but many people struggle with relationships in these spaces. I can help people who have to act strong and who are holding it together no matter what. When it comes to the point where changes are inevitable, let's work together to create GOOD changes in your relationships and your life!

I am a compassionate and goal-oriented therapist and would be proud to work together to find a process that really works for you! I can help you to feel good about yourself and your life projects. I look forward to working with you as you become a more satisfied person!


Maggie  Elliott

Maggie Elliott

2460 West 26th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80211

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $135 per session

I believe in the power of connection and that as people, we need positive and healthy systems to be a part of however that may look. Whether you're new to therapy or have a lot of experience with it, I hope you'll come to understand how helpful it can be to find a positive connection with someone who's role it is to focus on you and help you become the best version of yourself.

One of my talents is building that positive connection with my clients and helping them feel comfortable in the process of being vulnerable with me and those closest in their lives in order to achieve healthy and long-lasting connections.

I specialize in relationship therapy and help individuals and couples work to improve their communication, engage in conflict effectively, build connection, and incorporate fun and play into their lives and relationships. I also help people regain and maintain balance in their lives so they can be the best version of themselves. I have training and experience working with folks in the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as folks with diverse racial and cultural identities.


Chelsea  Newton

Chelsea Newton

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $150 per session

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.

Seeking therapy for sexuality issues is difficult and can feel overwhelming, or even embarrassing. I became a sex therapist because I love to help people overcome feelings of shame or uncertainty related to sexuality. You may not be here seeking sex therapy, and that’s okay too. I offer therapy to individuals who have experienced trauma and are seeking relief from symptoms or want support for everyday stress.

I use a client-centered, healing focused approach, with a social justice lens to offer a supportive space for you to explore whatever you wish. After nearly a decade of working in public service as a Social Worker, I am deeply aware of how social justice issues impact mental health. Individual identity is critical to overall wellness and I welcome you exactly as you are.

I would be honored to work with you.


Joel  Smith

Joel Smith

Online Sessions, CO

750 East 9th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80203

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

I specialize in trauma and PTSD, depression and anxiety, and addictions. I'm a real human, and I'll treat you like one, too. You'll probably cry a bit, laugh a bit more, and feel heard and understood along the way. You'll leave therapy more equipped to manage the vortex that life can throw at you.

I am certified in EMDR, a multi-purposeful therapy especially useful in helping people overcome the negative effects of trauma. Also helpful in the management of tough feelings and addictive behaviors, EMDR is one of the most evidence-based therapies counselors have to offer. I also utilize traditional and effective talk therapy.


Becky  Guido

Becky Guido

Online Sessions, CO

5335 West 48th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80212

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Kaiser Permanente PPO, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente HMO
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $70 - $120 per session

I feel that finding the right therapist for you is key for your wellness journey. I strive to meet my clients where they at and help create the wellness journey that best fits their needs. As an eclectic therapist with strong roots in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) it is important to me that we create wellness goals for you to track your progress as well as leave you a safe space to process anything that might be on your mind.

Many new clients ask how they sessions are conducted and too often I hear clients say that they have been in therapy where the first four sessions were their "intake sessions". I spend the first session exploring more about yourself and your goals for therapy and then by the second session we hit the ground running. It is my goal that my clients learn new tools and are able to process their needs as soon as possible in order to find alleviation of some of the symptoms that prompted them to engage in therapy. Whether its a desire to sleep better, cope with anxiety symptoms, or finding new ways to set their intentions; these are all tools that can be explored while also working on larger goals you have set.

Remember that taking the first step is the hardest step. I'm looking forward to working with you and remember that there is no reason to walk on this journey alone.


Jaxx  Alutalica

Jaxx Alutalica

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

Welcome to Entwine Therapy. I am Jaxx Alutalica, and I am here to guide you in exploring your innermost self, deepening your relationship to pleasure and desire, and finding your unique expression. It takes courage and commitment to yourself to choose to seek therapy, and I am honored to be invited into that process with you. As humans, we find healing in being witnessed in our pain and our growth, and by having someone to walk along side us as we explore our innermost world, relationships to others, and our awareness of self. Finding someone that can hold space for you while you connect with your vulnerability and honesty in your experience is the first step to beginning.

My approach to therapy is unique in that I blend contemporary evidence based therapeutic approaches with traditional healing techniques, like mindfulness and body awareness, that have been passed through generations of healers. In our sessions, we will balance the mind and the body to create an integrated awareness of who you are and what you need to flourish. I have specialized training in working with issues surrounding sexuality and intimacy as well as sexual trauma and relationship dynamics. In our work together, we will collaborate together to find the path best suited for your journey. I cant wait to meet you, let’s begin!


Chloe  Koeffler

Chloe Koeffler

2919 Valmont Road, Boulder, CO, 80301

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $200 per session

Do you feel “stuck” in areas of your life or want to better understand yourself? Perhaps it is difficult to stay in the present moment when you are thinking about the past or concerned about the future. If so, you have come to the right place. It is my firm belief that every individual has the right and capacity to build a fulfilling life. Sometimes, we just need some help figuring out what we want that life to look like and how to make it happen.

I build my practice around creating a safe, nonjudgemental space where you know that you are seen, heard, and respected. My approach is strength based and collaborative. Together, we will create a unique plan to reduce suffering, learn new coping skills, and foster empowerment. We will likely also laugh a bit along the way. Let’s work together so that you can start truly living the life you want and deserve.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule a complementary phone consultation to see if I would be a good match for you.


James  Matson

James Matson

825 Speer Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80218

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $125 per session

Growing up, I always knew that I was different. Intuitive, creative, sensitive and emotional, I knew that I didn't fit the mold I was given but I could not understand why. Through engaging with my own experience of gender and sexuality, I was able to figure out how all the pieces of myself fit together and enable me to live fully and authentically in my world.

As a therapist, I work with others who feel that they do not fit - those of us who have felt discomfort in ourselves, in our families, in our communities. I believe that in order to truly understand who we are and who we want to become, we must explore the experiences that we’ve had and look at the impact they have had on us. Once we understand what we have to work with, we are free to chose the best ways to move forward on the journey.


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