Therapists Specializing in Gender Identity & Transgender Health in Texas

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 Texas 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!


Polina  Kodess

Polina Kodess

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients 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!


Delaney  Menell

Delaney Menell

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $225 per session

While my methods are grounded in evidence-based practices, my style is unique, down-to-earth and non-traditional. I'm also realistic, charismatic and compassionate. I apply humor when necessary and take great pride in challenging you to rise to your own occasion. Being able to step back and take an observational view of your life and consider a different perspective is integrated into my practice and a large part of what excites me about this work. I'll collaborate with you to get where you want to be in a way that makes the most sense to you.

I want to help you realign your head and heart in order to trust your intuition. Doing this allows you to live your life from a strength-based deep understanding of yourself, propelling you toward achieving self-actualization! You already have the characteristics, tools, and passion you need for everything you want, we may just need to make a few adjustments to rejuvenate those qualities or go even deeper to heal pain from past trauma.

Wether you're here to heal primarily or using our time to catapult you to your greatest heights, I'm looking forward to taking that journey with you.


Isolde Marie Sundet

Isolde Marie Sundet

Online Sessions, TX

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

If you’re here you may be wondering how therapy can be helpful and if I’m the right therapist for you. Thankfully you’ve taken the first step, which is usually the hardest. My primary goal is to create an environment that is accepting, warm and safe, while also challenging you to find new perspectives and likely make some changes in your life. We will work together with the goal of exploring different aspects of your self in order to uncover why you may be feeling stuck or unsatisfied. 

Do you want closeness but have trouble finding the words to ask for it? Are your habits/behaviors getting in the way of your relationships now? Put simply, I help individuals and couples rediscover intimacy and connection. This can include the relationships we have with others but also ourselves--whether you're seeking to better your relationship with your partner or to food and/or sex (and everything in between) I'm here to provide a warm, non-judgmental space that is both accepting and thought provoking.

I believe in therapy being both active and safe which means I will consistently show up for you to help you meet your goals and live the life you want.


Southwest Psychotherapy Associates

Southwest Psychotherapy Associates

Online Sessions, TX

2500 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX, 77042

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $175 per session

SWPA is a group of seasoned and experienced specialized clinicians, each of us at the top of our respective specialities. We have come together with one shared truth - for us, our work is a calling. This isn't just a job. This isn't just a paycheck. We truly love our work and the care we provide our clients. Every decision we make in our practice is based on helping our clients achieve their goals.

We believe our clients are "whole" just as you are. You are not broken, you are not bad, but you may be struggling or hurting, like so many of us are. That struggle may be internal in how you think about yourself or others, or the struggle may be external in your relationships. Regardless of the source of your pain, there is hope that things can be different. The first step in creating change is reaching out and finding a place you feel comfortable in being yourself - your whole self.


Reflexiones Bilingual Family Services

Reflexiones Bilingual Family Services

Online Sessions, TX

11811 North Freeway, Houston, TX, 77060

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Are you feeling overwhelmed, overlooked or reliving painful memories? Are you experiencing low mood, irritability, and have difficulty expressing yourself as well as making meaningful connections with peers? Or maybe you are an individual struggling with loneliness, anger, past trauma, and or low confidence. We help individuals regain emotional control in order to make healthier decisions and establish meaningful connections with family and friends. We believe in the power of YOU! We are confident that each individual has the power of inner healing and we are ready to take that journey with you. Whether you have been struggling with feeling sad, anxious, hurt or run down we are here to help you. We will work together to regain self-confidence and move towards a healthier, more balanced and happier life. Are you ready to create change and to stop being unhappy, CALL TODAY!

¿Se siente abrumado, no valorado o reviviendo recuerdos dolorosos?¿Tiene mal humor, irritabilidad y tiene dificultades para expresarse y para hacer conexiones significativas con sus compañeros? O tal vez sea un individuo que lucha contra la soledad, la ira, un trauma pasado o poca confianza. Ayudamos a las personas a recuperar el control emocional para tomar decisiones más saludables y establecer conexiones significativas con familiares y amigos. ¡Creemos en el poder de USTED! Confiamos en que cada individuo tiene el poder de la curación interior y estamos listos para emprender ese viaje con usted. Ya sea que haya estado luchando con sentirse triste, ansioso, herido o agotado, estamos aquí para ayudarlo. Trabajaremos juntos para recuperar la confianza en nosotros mismos y avanzar hacia una vida más saludable, equilibrada y feliz. ¿Estás listo para crear un cambio y dejar de ser infeliz, LLAMA HOY!


Ample + Rooted

Ample + Rooted

Online Sessions, TX

1700 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78704

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

Ample + Rooted is an inclusive therapy practice and we believe it is our birthright to inhabit, trust and honor our physical and emotional selves without shame. We believe in cultivating a healing home for the whole you and that this healing and belonging is profoundly vital in creating a more equitable and just world. We believe compassion, pleasure and embodiment lead the way toward healing and liberation.

Our work is rooted in relational therapy: We believe the most powerful aspect of therapy lies within relationships, including the one between client and therapist. While many therapists practice a hands-off approach, you're more likely to find us engaging you in the kind of deep, personal work we've seen lead to true healing and growth. It's work that begins with a genuine, respectful and trusting relationship – and the understanding that each of us is the foremost expert in ourselves.

We cultivate a safe and welcoming space of compassion and connection. Our practice is rooted in Health at Every Size®, Body Trust®, fat-positive, sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, harm reduction, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive frameworks. We are poly and kink affirming and allied with those engaged in sex work.

The name of our practice grew out of the belief that each of us is whole and beautiful as we are; that it is our birthright to inhabit, trust and honor our physical selves without shame; and all that we need to learn, heal and grow is already inside of us. We are bountiful. We are expansive. We are ample.

Our therapy practice promotes connection within ourselves and with one another. It is a space, whether experienced virtually or in person, for becoming grounded in ourselves and the greater world. Here, we are connected. We are mindful. We are rooted.

We are Ample + Rooted.


Kennedy  Sabelko

Kennedy Sabelko

Online Sessions, TX

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $70 - $120 per session

Hello folks, I hope we can form a therapeutic relationship in order for me to provide you with my clinical expertise and lifetime of experiences in order for you to improve the quality of your life in order for you to thrive!

Through Cognitive Restructuring, I can teach you the skills to prevent those negative anxiety-producing thoughts from ruminating out of control until you find yourself down that old familiar “rabbit hole” that we can’t get out of.

As a biracial adopted individual, who has experienced significant past trauma, I can certainly relate to ethnic identity and cultural related concerns from a Trauma-Informed lens.

But wait, there’s more! As part of the LGBTQI+ community, I can provide guidance and therapy to individuals who struggle with sexual or gender identity concerns.

Hope to see you soon!

-Kennedy


Helen WIlliamson Elliott

Helen WIlliamson Elliott

Online Sessions, TX

1751 River Run, Fort Worth, TX, 76107

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

I am very excited to meet with you, hear what you are struggling with, and get started on your new life. Change is hard. It will take some work, but the results will be more than worth it once you commit to it. Thank you for trusting me with this important task. I take it very seriously.

I am looking forward to finding a way to turn things around for you. It may be uncomfortable to talk about yourself with a stranger at first but I assure you I will listen and commit my attention to your concerns. We will talk about small changes you can make right away to help things turn around.

Each of my clients is unique and precious. Your life is not like anyone else's. If you can trust me just enough to make a few changes, and/or view things in a different way, you will be surprised what you can do.


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