Therapists Specializing in Gender Identity & Transgender Health in Seattle

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 Seattle 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!


Jeremy R Mays

Jeremy R Mays

Online Sessions, WA

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

Therapy should not be yet another place where you feel the weight of judgement, or evaluation—but instead a safe space where you feel greater freedom to explore and identify the details of life that may feel entangling and option narrowing. The work you and I do together will be collaborative and sensitive to your needs and concerns—with the intention of creating a comfortable and optimal space for you to name and work towards the goals that inspired your search for a therapist. Your life is important and I look forward to working with you.

Note that I provide free 20 minute initial consultations to give you an opportunity to verify whether or not I am a good fit for your therapy needs.

My best,

Jeremy Mays, LMFT


Charlene  Ray

Charlene Ray

5611 Bayview Road, Langley, WA, 98260

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Cigna, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

My guess is you’ve landed on this page for a reason. Perhaps you’re looking for a counselor or guide to help you navigate some rocky terrain.
Quite possibly you landed here because you’re in search of therapist who employs a not-so-traditional approach to therapy — one that is steeped in mindfulness, nature, and a whole lot of soul.
I am here to listen to your story with an open heart, to serve you with compassion. I have studied with many teachers and learned many tools and techniques along the way — from traditional psychotherapy to alternative methods like alchemical healing, guided imagery, voice dialogue, mindfulness-based therapy, nature-based soul work, and vision quest.
I blend all of these traditions and techniques together, along with my intuitive and Spirit-led work, to create an individualized and powerful experience for each of my clients. I look forward to working with you!


Aleen  Raybin

Aleen Raybin

Online Sessions, WA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 per session

As your therapist, I know you are the expert and author of your life. I believe we can transform pain into resilient beauty, and each of us have this power.

I feel privileged to work with my clients as they move toward their goals and overcome barriers that once felt impossible to face.

I ask powerful questions to challenge my clients to explore their deepest desires and live into their fullest potential.


Maryetta  Healy

Maryetta Healy

18 West Mercer Street, Seattle, WA, 98119

Online Sessions, WA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 per session

As a therapist I know that life can often present you with problems that challenge your ability to successfully cope with certain situations on your own. You may either feel flooded by emotional responses or you may find yourself shutting down, turning off the system which appears to be disrupting your life. The problem with shutting down in an attempt to escape the feelings, is that the result can be isolation which then leads to increased sadness, stressed relationships, and depression. I would like to be able to offer you a safe, protected place to talk about yourself and your struggles so that change can happen through a gentle, accepting process that will allow you to gain knowledge about yourself and allow you to regain your footing through self-acceptance.


Rebecca  Kushins

Rebecca Kushins

Online Sessions, WA

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.


Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Online Sessions, WA

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


Seattle EMDR Associates

Seattle EMDR Associates

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, First Choice Health
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

Seattle EMDR Associates is a therapy practice in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle, WA. They work with individuals, couples, and families.

They welcome people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as people who identify as LGBTQIA or have varied gender expressions. They have extensive experience with and a passion for working with people from marginalized groups and are welcoming to those in the kink, poly, and/or sex worker community.


Elizabeth  Mateer

Elizabeth Mateer

Online Sessions, WA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Starting therapy can be intimidating. That's OK. I'm here to make the experience as stress-free and accessible as possible.

Indivdual therapy looks different for everyone. We may work on skills related to managing anxiety, navigating relationships, processing past trauma, or practicing mindfulness. My intention is to work with my clients towards meeting their individual goals and living as their authentic selves. I view therapy as a collaborative process. When coming into a session with me, you can expect to be met with warmth and nonjudgemental acceptance. The therapeutic relationship I create with my clients is the most important part of this process and I collaborate with my clients throughout to find the most effective evidence-based treatments and create a personalized experience towards wellness.


Kyle  Forrest

Kyle Forrest

3123 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, WA, 98102

Online Sessions, WA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

You can live a more satisfying life. Trust in yourself - in your informed intuition - to find a therapist that is right for you. I work collaboratively with individuals and couples. Feel free to contact me by phone or email. I look forward to talking with you.


Jon  Reeves

Jon Reeves

1107 Northeast 45th Street, Seattle, WA, 98105

Online Sessions, WA

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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