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Therapists in the Mid-Atlantic States

The following is a list of trans-supporting therapists in Mid-Atlantic states. For American therapists outside of Mid-Atlantic states, see Therapists in the United States. For therapists outside of the United States, see our Therapists page.

Disclaimer: Listings are for information purposes only and do not constitute recommendations by T-Vox. All websites listed here are outside of our control; T-Vox is not responsible for their content.

New Jersey

Bridgewater

James Clarke MSW, LSW
683 DONALD DR N
BRIDGEWATER NJ 08807-1621
1908 722 9884
E-mail: jcmsw2004@aol.com

Dr A. S. Nubel Ph.D., C.N.S.C.
Bridgewater area of NJ
1908 722 9884
Fax: 1908 772 0666
E-mail: nubel@eclipse.net
Website: http://www.eclipse.net/~nubel/index.html
Specialising in transsexuals and crossdressers. She also provides Speech Therapy, work with self image and a free group for transsexuals. She works very hard for her clients and is very successful in getting insurance companies to cover transition-related expenses.

Clark

Frank Papandrea, Ph.D.
Family Counselling Centre
4 VALLEY RD
CLARK NJ 07066-1505
1732 574 1479

Cinnaminson

Dr Marsha Mark
HealthMark Counselling
101 ROUTE 130
321 MADISON BLDG
CINNAMINSON NJ 08077
1609 829-8985

Freehold
Amy L. Altenhaus, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist #1479, Registered Custody Evaluator
80 E MAIN ST
FREEHOLD NJ 07728-2223
1908 780 6644
Relationship and gender issues, custody and visitation evaluations, and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. For children, adolescents and adults.

Michael Moran
90 W MAIN ST
FREEHOLD NJ 07728-2144
E-mail: mgmoranlcsw@gmail.com
Offices hours varies by day in Freehold, Highland Park, and Jersey City.

Highland Park

Michael Moran
Institute for Personal Growth
8 S 3RD AVE
HIGHLAND PARK NJ 08904-2510
1800 379 9220
E-mail: mgmoranlcsw@gmail.com
Offices hours varies by day in Freehold, Highland Park, and Jersey City.

Howell

Lee G. Ruszczyk, LCSW
5144 Route 9 South
Howell, NJ 07731
1908 910 8296
E-mail: lgruszczyk_lcsw@comcast.net

Jersey City

Michael Moran
281 PAVONIA AVE
JERSEY CITY NJ 07302-1605
E-mail: mgmoranlcsw@gmail.com
Offices hours varies by day in Freehold, Highland Park, and Jersey City.

Ocean Grove

Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS
PO Box 123
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Telephone/Fax: 1908 774 2719
E-mail: ptmccabe@aol.com Specialising in Addictions, Substance Abuse, Money Disorders, Gambling, Spending, Shopping and related disorders. Affirmative Counselling.
Co-chair National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender Clinical Issues Sub-Committee.
Faculty, Presenter for the Gay/Lesbian Addiction Studies Conference, NYC.

Stirling

Dr Lisa O’Connor
Healthy Transitions LLC
1390 VALLEY RD STE 1B
STIRLING NJ 07980
1908 647 1688
Fax: 1908 647 5180
Email: carly@healthytransitions.md
Website: http://healthytransitions.md/
She’s both a psychologist and psychiatrist, offering both counseling and hormones. She’s MTF herself. (Also, in 2009 she was the keynote speaker for the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference.)

New York

Albany

Sean M. Endress, MA, LMSW
Albany, NY
718 887 1378
E-mail: seanmendress@yahoo.com
Sean is a Transmasculine/FTM identified person offering support, education, and advocacy in the areas of gender identity, sexuality, and mental health. As part of his clinical training, Sean served as an individual therapist and group facilitator at the Gender Identity Project in NYC. Free initial phone consult and sliding scale fees are available. Albany office hours on Monday evenings; New Paltz location on weekends.

Arlene Istar Lev R-CSW, CASAC
Choices Counselling Associates
321 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
1518 463 9152
E-mail: Istarlev@aol.com
Individual, couple and family counselling, and work with Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, and other sexual minority folks.
All services are confidential and offered on a sliding scale fee schedule. Many insurances are accepted.
Trained in general psychotherapy including addictions and recovery, domestic violence and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image, relationship issues and parenting issues.
Staff is trained in psycho-spiritual counselling and multi-cultural awareness.

Moonhawk River Stone, M.S.
Connections Psychotherapy Associates & RiverStone Consulting
Office location:
50 Colvin Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
Send all post to:
PO Box 9179
Niskayuna, NY 12309
1518 446 1261
E-mail: HawkRStone@aol.com
Moonhawk River Stone, M.S., Counselling Psychology, is a psychotherapist in private practice with over 16 years experience working with LGBT people, specialising in working with Transgender people of all ages and their families. Additionally, Stone specialises in working with survivors of childhood trauma, people with dissociative disorders, and people in recovery. Stone has done work toward a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology. Stone also maintains a consulting practice providing consultation, education and advocacy on Transgender issues and other psychological issues. Stone is an expert in successful workplace transition for Transgender people.

Astoria

Michelle Poll, M.A.
Psychotherapist
Metamorphosis
PO BOX 5639
ASTORIA NY 11105-5639
1718 728 4615
E-mail: therapist1@aol.com
Works with MTF and FTM people, their families and significant others.

Buffalo

Lisa Anllo, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
406 LINWOOD AVE
BUFFALO NY 14209-1629
1716 886 7304
Fax: 1716 886 7398

Tom Mazur, Psy.D.
SUNY – Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant St.
Buffalo, NY 14222
1716 878 7093

Dr John M. Wadsworth M.D.
313 Summer St.
Buffalo, NY
1716 883 5357

Fairport

Pamela Walter, C.S.W.-R, A.C.S.W., B.C.D
768 CrossKeys Office Park
Fairport, NY 14450
1716 425 4750
Fax: 1716 586 9358
Over 20 years experience in dealing with the Trans community (since the 1980s).

Ithaca

Joanne Zager, Ph.D.
NYS Licensed Psychologist
118 Park Ln.
Ithaca, NY 14850
1607 272 6353
E-mail: jzager@twcny.rr.com
NOT RECOMMENDED. According to a few people: “She has done a lot of sketchy things, like double-billing, not giving the letters after the agreed upon time for no clear reason, not giving a letter because she thought it might react badly with an anti-depressant (which is illogical and a medical factor for a doctor to consider, not a therapist), requiring a legal name change before she’d give the letter, and various other things.”

Lafayette

Barbara B. Holstein
Assistant professor of Clinical Medicine, Marriage and Family Therapist, Sex Therapist
Lafayette Family Health Centre
2394 Route 11
Lafayette, NY 13084
1315 677 3186 or 1315 677 9469
Trained as a sex therapist at the SUNY Human Sexuality Program, she specialises in gender issues in adult sexuality and relationships. Barbara sees both individuals and couples in her private practice. All services are private and confidential. Individuals and couples interested in support groups are encouraged to call.

Malone

Grace N. Roig, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor
45 Park St.
Malone, NY 12953
1518 483 9145
LGBT friendly psychotherapist providing individual, couples, and family therapy for adults and children

Long Island

Metamorphosis
PO Box 6260
Broadway Station
Long Island NY 11106-0260
1718 728 4615
Professional psychotherapy, individual and group support, family counselling, evaluations, treatment for all gender related situations, particularly for transsexuals. Full transition support. Call or write for appointment and information, Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm.

Michelle Poll, M.A.
Metamorphosis
PO Box 6260
LIC NY 11106-0260
1718 728 4615
E-mail: 3therapy3@juno.com

West Babylon (Long Island)

Tina Calabrese, CSW, CASAC
17 FORDHAM RD
WEST BABYLON NY 11704-5803
1631 321 7011

New Paltz

Sean M. Endress, MA, LMSW
New Paltz, NY
1718 887 1378
E-mail: seanmendress@yahoo.com
Sean is a Transmasculine-identified person offering support, education, and advocacy in the areas of gender identity, sexuality, and mental health. As part of his clinical training, Sean served as an individual therapist and group facilitator at the Gender Identity Project in NYC. Free initial phone consults and sliding scale fees are available.

New York City

Brooklyn Heights

Shelley Juran, Ph.D.
158 Montague St
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
1718 625 6526
E-mail: sjuran@aol.com
Shelley Juran, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified (interpersonal) psychoanalyst who has worked with Transgender clients for over 20 years, since, as a faculty member at NYU Medical Centre, she ran the daily operations of their gender clinic. Now she is a Full Professor of Psychology at Pratt Institute, where she teaches Sexuality and Gender courses, and sees, privately, in Brooklyn Heights, clients who are interested in making decisions about their life based upon an in-depth exploration of their issues.

Bronx

Community Healthcare Network
Bronx Health Center
975 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
1718 320 6765
Email: tprogram@chnnyc.org
Website: http://chnnyc.org

Manhattan

APICHA Trans Health Clinic
400 BROADWAY (entrance on 70 Walker Street) NEW YORK NY
1212 334 6029
Website: http://apicha.org/
Email: tokamoto@apicha.org (Tei Okamoto, Trans Health Program Manager)
Trains: A,C,E,N,R,J,Z,6 to Canal and 1 train to Franklin Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm.
APICHA Transgender Clinic provides comprehensive medical services, personalized medical care, primary care/routine check-up and immunizations, initiation and maintenance of hormone therapy, mental health support, and social support services. Low cost/sliding fee scale. Most private insurances accepted, as well as ADAP and Medicaid.
APICHA’s Trans Health Clinic commits to providing whole person Primary Medical Care to address the distinct needs of transgender & gender non-conforming/gender variant/genderqueer individuals, serving Asian & Pacific Islanders and other communities of color in an affirming environment.
We believe that nurturing the overall wellness of transgender, gender non-conforming/gender variant/gender queer individuals is a priority for better health outcomes. APICHA’s Trans Health Clinic provides increased access to comprehensive primary care, preventive health services, mental health and support services. We look forward to opportunities to dialogue with health care providers interested in increasing their understanding of health inequities and vulnerable populations.

Ray Carannante, CSW
1917 531 7806
E-mail: nycgendertherapist@hotmail.com
A transsexual man himself, Ray has been working almost exclusively with the Trans population since 2001.

Dr John Capozuca
210 BLEECKER ST
NEW YORK NY 10012
1212 243 4310
Address is non-deliverable. Post sent to this address will be returned.

Offices of Dr. Michael DeMarco

917-525-2205
E-mail: info@mytherapist.info
http://www.mytherapist.info/ Coordinates care with primary care physicians, endocrinologists, surgeons and other providers to help ensure as healthy a transition as possible. Referrals and resources for name change, gender marker change, etc. Rates range from $50 to $125 per session based on financial need. Union Square office.

Joseph R. DiLorenzo, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
New York, NY
E-mail: blueicez@pipeline.com
Dr DiLorenzo is a Transgender person who specialszes in work with trans persons. His practice focuses upon gender identity issues and sexual orientation with adults and children. He has expertise in childhood sexual abuse and works with children and their families on issues of gender and sexuality. Another focus of his practice is with families in which one or more persons are Transgender (adult or child). He is an advocate for the Transgender community and is active in various trans political organizations.

Gender Identity Project
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Centre
208 West 13th St.
New York, NY 10011
1212 620 7310
Support, counselling, advocacy and referral services for gender dysphoric individuals. Peer-to-peer counselling, facilitated support groups, professional referrals, and alcohol and drug abuse counselling services. MTF support group Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 pm; MTF and FTM Mondays, 7:30-9:00 pm; Couples Support Group and Lovers and Friends Support Group alternate Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm until June. Call for dates. The Project is part of the Centre’s Mental Health and Social Services Programs and all services are confidential and professionally supervised.

Ami B. Kaplan, CSW
113 UNIVERSITY PL
NEW YORK NY 10003
1212 358 1884
Website: http://ny-psychotherapy.com/abk/

Bonnie Kuehns
Bristol Medical Bldg.
305 East 55th St., Suite 202
New York, NY 10022
1212 838 6583
E-mail: bkuehns@bkuehns.com
Works with Dr Leah Schaefer. Also on the TransKidsFamily e-mail list. Skilled, experienced (since 1985) psychotherapy & counselling with in-depth understanding of TS/TG issues at all stages of life. Innovative, easy to talk with, supportive and motivating. Therapy/counselling for adults, adolescents, couples, family and friends. Well informed about the hormone protocols for adolescents & the leading endocrinologists in the US. Trans groups and resources also available.

Jeanne Moren, MA, M.S.C.C.
56 7TH AVE STE 15F
NEW YORK NY 10011-6660
1212 627 7699
E-mail: jmoren@ix.netcom.com

Elijah C. Nealy, M.Div, LCSW
NEW YORK NY and Westchester, NY
1917 509 6242
Email: elijahnealy@gmail.com
Website: http://www.elijahnealy.com/
An out Transgender man, Elijah Nealy has worked extensively with LGBT adolescents and adults for the past 25 years. Former director of adolescent and adult mental health services at the NYC LGBT Community Centre, Elijah works with transgender children, adolescents and adults and their families at all stages of their journeys – pre, during, and post-transition. Trained in family therapy, Elijah works with individuals, couples, and families. He has additional expertise in addiction recovery, mental health, and the integration of spiritual and emotional well-being.

Angelo Pezzote, MA, NCC
National Certified Counsellor
New York Gender Centre
New York NY
1917 673 5003
Website: http://www.askangelo.com/
Founded New York Gender Centre from Los Angeles Gender Centre for those exploring gender identity, and the loved ones and colleagues of Transgender persons.

Katherine Rachlin, Ph.D.
153 Waverly Pl., Suite 700
New York, NY 10014
1212 206 3636
Fax: 1212 206 6361
E-mail: krachlin@aol.com
Katherine (Kit) Rachlin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the trans-community. She has worked with transpeople, crossdressers, their families and partners for more than eleven years. Dr Rachlin is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and sex therapy. She sees individuals at all stages of gender exploration and transition. She also works therapeutically with people who have decided not to transition or who are post-operative, post-transition or for whom transition is no longer a central issue.

Leah C. Schaefer, Ed.D.
285 RIVERSIDE DR APT 15A
NEW YORK NY 10025-5228
1212 866 1139
Inheritor of Dr Harry Benjamin’s practice and the former chair of WPATH.

Claire J. Tornay M.S.W. , C.S.W.
710 PARK AVE
NEW YORK NY 10021-4944
1212 861 5408
E-mail: clairetmsw@aol.com

Transgender Health and Education Clinic of Callen-Lorde Community Health Centre
Contact Jennifer Lewis, Director of Mental Health
356 W 18TH ST
NEW YORK NY 10011-4401
1212 271 7200
Fax: 1212 645 0013
Offers medical and mental health care to the Trans community.
Cost: Initial: $5 registration fee, $25 medical, labs are at cost. Follow ups $20. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Mission: To provide quality health care to the Transgender community at low cost. (Part of the overall mission of CHP to the l/g/b/t communities.)
When: Second Saturdays, 11 am – 3 pm

Barbara E. Warren, Psy.D.
1 LITTLE WEST 12TH ST
NEW YORK NY 10014-1302
1212 620 7310

Dr Christina (Tina) Wheeler
New York NY
(Contact information pending)
Co-authored the “Non Op TS Paper” with Dr Shafer in the early 1980s and along with Dr Shafer is the Dr currently rewriting and revising the Standards of Care for WPATH.

Queens

Lynn Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Flushing, Queens, NY
1718 762 1530

Staten Island

Staten Island LGBT Center
25 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
1718 808 1362
Email: michael.demarco@chasiny.org
Website: http://www.silgbtcenter.org/

Rochester

Lisa K. Willis, Ph.D.
Director & Director of Training
University Counselling Centre
University of Rochester
PO BOX 270356
ROCHESTER NY 14627-0356
1585 275 3113
Voicemail: 1585 275 0157
Fax: 1585 442 0815

Pennsylvania

Berks County/Reading

Kahl Counseling & Consultation
Polly Kahl, MA, LPC
2130 PENN AVE 2ND FL
WEST LAWN PA 19601
1610 478 8686
Website: http://pollykahl.com/
Polly Kahl is a licensed professional counsellor experienced with general mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and expertise in sexual abuse recovery and gender issues. Counselling provided to Transgender clients and their families and significant others during all stages of gender exploration and transition. Letters provided for hormones and Transgender surgeries. Services are confidential, supportive and affordable and are provided in person in Polly’s West Lawn office, over the telephone or online via Skype.

Erie

Persad Centre
38TH ST
ERIE PA
1814 388 0195 (appointments)
1412 441 9786 ext. 212 (Betty Hill – more information)
Email: bhill@persadcenter.org
Website: http://persadcenter.org/
Services housed inside the Community United Church building on 38th Street though the services are not affiliated with the church. Consumers will be able to receive individual, couples, group, and family counselling.

Exeter

Dr Tiffany Griffiths
1251 WYOMING AVE
EXETER PA 18643
1570 654 4357
Website: http://drtiffanygriffiths.com/

Paoli

Maureen Osborne, Ph.D.
131 W LANCASTER AVE
PAOLI PA 19301
1610 647 8730
E-mail: drosbo@aol.com

Philadelphia

Dr Mary V. Cochran, Ph.D.
University City area
PHILADELPHIA PA
1215 386 1120
Individual, couple and family therapist with a leaning towards the LGBT communities. knowledgeable about the HIV and TG community for over 20 yrs.

Dianne Rackliffe, Psy.D.
1700 Walnut St., Suite 725
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Licensed clinical psychologist providing confidential psychotherapy to the Transgendered community and their significant others.

The Mazzoni Center
809 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1215 563 0663
Website: http://www.mazzonicenter.org/
Highly recommended. “The Open Door Counseling program provides quality professional, accessible and culturally-affirming psychotherapy and psychiatric services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, couples and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.” Also host a trans support group.

Pittsburgh

James Huggins, Ph.D.
Persad Centre
5150 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1627
1412 441 9786 ext. 223

Michelle A. Keffer, Ph.D.
Persad Centre
5150 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1627
1412 441 9786 ext. 229

Karen Lewis, M.A., LP
Persad Centre
5150 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1627
1412 441 9786 ext. 218

Persad Centre, Inc.
Randal G. Forrester, James Huggins
5100 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1616
1412 441 0857
Mental health services for the gender conflicted and their significant others. Individual therapy, support group, evaluation and treatment for transsexualism including: gender identity team which provides initial and on-going evaluation, hormone therapy, and sex-reassignment therapy.

Rosemont

Karen Kleiman, MSW
Psychotherapist
1062 Lancaster Ave., #8
Rosemont, PA 19010
1610 525 7527
Special interest in FTM transition.

Wayne

William R. Stayton, Ph. D.
98 Old Eagle Rd., Suite 719
Wayne, PA 19087
1610 971 0700
E-mail: 76667.1760@compuserve.com