Therapists Specializing in Gender Identity & Transgender Health in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles 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!


Ryan  Chandler

Ryan Chandler

Online Sessions, CA

2200 California 1, Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254

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

It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help. Appreciating and respecting that courage, my work is to help my clients attain their goals, discarding whatever has prevented them from doing so in the past. I consider therapy a collaborative effort between the individual and therapist. My hope is that the clients with whom I work feel supported and empowered to make the changes they desire.

Treatment focuses on increasing awareness about life patterns, building on strengths, and developing new coping abilities. My professional strengths include: a knowledge of a variety of presenting issues and treatment options, an innate ability to connect easily with clients, and the capacity to incorporate the realities of daily living into the process.


Hartselle and Associates

Hartselle and Associates

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $1000 per session

Hartselle & Associates is a small, client-focused practice with a tailored approach to fit each patient's unique needs.
The physicians at Hartselle & Associates provide premium service for busy adults, children, and families who are looking to maximize results with a trusted clinician.


Halcyon Family Health

Halcyon Family Health

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $165 per session

Hi, I’m Dr. Yamilka Urquiza, founder of Halcyon Family Health, an individual, couple, and family therapy practice here in San Diego.

At Halcyon we have highly trained professionals in the field of couple and family therapy. We believe in the importance of relationships, our need for connection, and safety in our homes and in our communities.


Angelynn  Hermes

Angelynn Hermes

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Those who come to me for therapy are seeking to go deep, to process and heal past hurts, and to cultivate more meaningful and rewarding connections and relationships in their lives. Many of the people I see are navigating expansive and challenging experiences of intimacy, relationships, trauma, grief, sexuality, and gender, or struggles with mental wellness that have either arisen suddenly or been present for many years.

In therapy I seek to build a relationship that allows you to process and understand vulnerable parts of yourself and deeply felt emotions while we also look together for ways to shift patterns and behaviors in order to build the life and relationships you long for. For those looking to process parts of yourself and past experience that you may have turned away from exploring in the past, I am ready to go there with you, providing support in navigating challenging emotions and circumstances to find your inner resilience and most authentic expression of yourself.


Andrew  Katsinas

Andrew Katsinas

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

I believe that therapy should always be a safe environment, but "comfort" may need to be challenged in order for desired, transformative change to occur. My clients tend to come at a weekly session frequency for maintenance of a steady "flow" to our work.

My hope for any potential client is that they find the therapist that sufficiently aligns with their needs. If we find that after a couple sessions that our dynamic is not quite working, I will help you find a therapist that is a better fit.

Please feel free to contact me for a free, 15 minute phone consultation to determine whether we are a good therapeutic match. I look forward to hearing from you!


David  Haynik

David Haynik

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Medicare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 per session

Thanks for taking the time to read about me and my practice! I work exclusively via telehealth and am experienced in addressing many different life challenges. I think you will find that I'm a compassionate and patient listener. I truly care about making sure that you feel comfortable in our virtual therapy environment through trust and transparency.

What can you expect in a therapy session with me?

I'm always prompt and we'll start each session with a quick check-in. I'll ask what you want to put on the agenda, but if you don't have anything specific or you don't know where to start; that's okay! We'll explore together and collaboratively identify areas that prevent you from living a present-focused, purposeful life. Most importantly, we go at your speed.

No matter who you choose as your therapist, I wish you the best of luck and much compassion on your journey.


Jaxx  Alutalica

Jaxx Alutalica

Online Sessions, CA

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!


Randall  Meadows

Randall Meadows

8235 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, 90046

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: United Healthcare, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

You have made the brave decision to take better care of yourself and now you need to find the right person and the right setting to help you go to the next level. Congratulations! Your life is about to improve and I am here to help you every step of the way. Whether you need help with depression and anxiety or you’re ready to build your confidence and improve your career or relationships, now is a great time to break free of limitations and thrive.

Your success is the focus of our work and my commitment is to create a safe, supportive and often fun environment for you to grow and change for the better.


Michael  Pezzullo

Michael Pezzullo

Online Sessions, CA

8271 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90046

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Anyone can give advice.  In my experience, clients come to therapy looking for something they cannot get anywhere else. Usually they are struggling with anxiety, depression, or some other issue, that they have not been able to solve on their own.

How can therapy help? I believe that we heal through relationship—not in isolation. So rather than providing a list of pre-scripted tools, I strive to develop real, authentic connections with my clients. Beyond looking for relief from troubling symptoms, my goal is to help you resolve underlying conflicts that interfere with your life today.


Becky  Belinsky

Becky Belinsky

1247 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Online Sessions, CA

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

A lot of the clients I work with are high achievers; they’re organized, on top of things, and on the outside, it may look like they have it all together, but underneath they are struggling with self-doubt, never feeling good enough, and that feeling like their emotions are unmanageable. Being kind to yourself is so important to working with these issues and beginning therapy is a great way to start practicing this self-compassion.

I particularly enjoy working with people who are struggling with their relationship with food and their body, eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as anxiety and perfectionism. I’ll provide a supportive space to explore your challenges and together we’ll begin to notice themes and patterns and find better ways to cope. I work with you to understand the root of the issue so that you can create change in a meaningful and lasting way.

My practice philosophy is driven by the belief that genuine connection with others is essential to well-being. My hope is that you feel like you can talk to me about anything and trust that you’ll get supportive and objective feedback. Many of my client clients notice that not only do the issues they come in with improve significantly but they also gain a greater understanding of themselves and other areas of their lives improve as a result.

I’d love to talk to you more about what you’re looking for and how we can work together. I look forward to meeting you!


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