Therapists Specializing in Gender Identity & Transgender Health in New Jersey

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 New Jersey 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!


Earta  Norwood

Earta Norwood

Online Sessions, NJ

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

I use video therapy to empower your ability for self-care, because your time is the most precious commodity and sitting in traffic just isn't very conducive to finding meaning and relief.


Happy Apple

Happy Apple

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $250 per session

Happy Apple is a group psychotherapy & coaching practice in New York City that also provides online services for clients living in New York state, New Jersey, and California. Practitioners are committed to providing quality, scientifically-backed care to children, teens, and adults facing anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns.

The providers at Happy Apple are committed to their own continued growth as well as that of their clients, and prioritize ongoing education and closely follow the latest research on effective treatments in the field. They look forward to working with you!


Ariana  Goswick

Ariana Goswick

Online Sessions, NJ

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

Greetings! Thank you for your interest in learning more about collaborating with me. I have provided information below, on my theoretical orientation and areas of specialization. Please feel free to message me with any questions, or schedule a 10-minute phone consultation. Sending well wishes your way!

I work together with individuals who are curious; curious about their patterns, curious about the possibility of relief, of healing, of strengthening, and of social connectedness. Life is full of overwhelming experiences that can translate to distressing levels of sadness, anxiety, anger, regret, shame, disappointment, indecision and confusion. Together, we will explore the unique features and drivers of such challenges, and in doing so, cultivate capacity for long-lasting change.

I approach my clients from a Strengths-Based lens, and use a variety of techniques informed by Polyvagal Theory and the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP). I specialize in trauma recovery, and use the technique of EMDR to address a wide variety of overwhelming life experiences.

I am keenly aware of how daunting it can be to find a new therapist. The saturation can overwhelm and leave one feeling that the right fit may be out of reach. For this reason, I offer no-cost, 10-minute phone consultations, to give you the opportunity to determine whether my style and approach best meet your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!

Anti-Racism Statement
I explicitly and publicly affirm my identity as an anti-racist mental health provider.

I am committed to anti-racism being reflected in the experiences between me and my clients.

I am committed to the continuous examination of my privilege, and to identifying, owning and correcting my personal biases.

I am committed to strategies that dismantle racism within all aspects of my professional and personal life.


Therapists of New York

Therapists of New York

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 - $250 per session

Therapists of New York is a team of doctoral level psychotherapists. We treat individuals and couples struggling with a wide-range of difficulties and/or psychological disorders. We customize treatment to meet each client's individual needs by utilizing our expertise in multiple therapeutic techniques. Our clients are matched by our founder and director, Dr. Elinor Bock, based on personality and specific goals. The matching process relieves the initial hardship of shopping around for the right therapist.

We are a diverse group of therapists with a unified mission: we foster awareness, clarity, relief, and confidence in our clients so that they can overcome obstacles and live freely. We value the importance of genuine, fulfilling, and secure connection with all our clients so they can get the most out of the therapeutic experience.


Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Online Sessions, NJ

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


Danielle  Naghi

Danielle Naghi

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

I will work with you collaboratively to understand your experience, your joy, your pain, your struggles, and your goals. We all have different parts of us that make up who we are, and help us learn and grow. They influence how we feel about ourselves, our relationships, and our environments.

You may have a self-critical part, a hopeless part, a caretaking part, and many more. I truly enjoy getting to know each new client's inner world, and helping you harness your own self-love for transformative healing.

As we work together, you will better understand why you think and feel the way you do, and the patterns of interaction that can get in your way. As you increase your awareness, you will learn more skills to build healthy relationships and make choices that bring you closer to how you want to live. If that sounds interesting to you, schedule a call, and we can see if we're a good fit!


Laura  Hoge

Laura Hoge

255 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043

Online Sessions, NJ

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 - $185 per session

Engaging in the therapeutic process is a radical act of self liberation. We all deserve to be free and to feel peace in our minds and bodies. My process is collaborative, compassionate, and works towards integrating the often conflicting parts of self into a shared goal of living well.


Cathay  Che

Cathay Che

Online Sessions, NJ

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $225 per session

I'm a discreet, empathetic therapist who will listen to what you want and what you say very carefully, give you gentle but honest feedback, and help guide you towards solutions that are both accessible and sustainable.


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