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Therapists in the Pacific States

The following is a list of trans-supporting therapists in the Pacific states. For American therapists outside of the Pacific 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.

Alaska

Anchorage

Marie Bateman, Psychologist, Ph.D.
Veterans Affairs Mental Health Clinic
2925 DEBARR RD
ANCHORAGE AK 99508
1907 257 4700
Individual and group counselling for men and women (Trans and non-Trans) veterans.

F ken Freedman, MA
F ken Freedman Counselling
ANCHORAGE AK 99518-1121
1907 566 1708
Individual and couples counselling for Transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual & HIV/AIDS.

Fairbanks

Barbara Annan, M.A.
250 CUSHMAN ST STE 4F
Mailing address:
PO BOX 73063
FAIRBANKS AK 99707
1907 457 3111
Confidential counselling and support for cross-dressing and transsexual issues. Sliding scale fee.

California

Antioch

Carl R. Viesti, Jr., Ph.D.
3720 SUNSET LN STE D
ANTIOCH CA 94509-6124
1510 778 1444

Berkeley

Lisette Lahana, LCSW, MSW
2512 TELEGRAPH ST
BERKELEY CA 94704-2918
1800 928 9085
Website: http://lisettelahana.com/
Bilingual in English and Spanish. Psychotherapy and gender focused therapy welcoming to the Trans community and significant others. Serving adults, adolescents and children since 1997.

Beverly Hills

Max E. Fuhrmann, Ph.D.
420 South Beverly Drive Suite 100-14
Beverly Hills CA 90212
1310 772 0710
E-mail: gerophd1@verizon.net

Davis

Gorden L. Ulrey, Ph.D.
433 F ST
DAVIS CA 95616-4111
1530 756 0276

Fresno

Sallie Hunt LMFT, DAPA
Fresno, CA
1559 227 0477
One user says: “Sallie takes most TSs in this area through their transition. She has been sort of specialising in Transgender issues since 1993 (approximately). I have been to seven therapists, for various reasons, over the years, and she is the best I have ever worked with.”

Hayward

Lisette Lahana, LCSW, MSW
225 W WINTON AVE
HAYWARD CA 94544-1212
1800 928 9085
Website: http://lisettelahana.com/
Bilingual in English and Spanish. Psychotherapy and gender focused therapy welcoming to the Trans community and significant others. Serving adults, adolescents and children since 1997.

Hollywood

Christine Milrod, LMFT
Southern California Transgender Counselling
519 N LA CIENEGA BLVD STE 209
WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90048-2007
1310 281 9658
Website: http://transgendercounseling.com/

Laguna Niguel
Roxanne Cherry, Ph.D.
30011 IVY GLENN DR STE 220
LAGUNA NIGUEL CA 92677
1949 228 2844
E-mail: rcherry5@cox.net
Licensed marriage family child therapist. Individual, couple, group psychotherapy, gender dysphoria, sexual orientation issues.

Los Angeles

American TS Education Centre
1626 N WILCOX AVE STE 584
HOLLYWOOD CA 90048
1213 467 8317

Joseph M. Amico, M.Div., CAS, LISAC
2526 HYPERION AVE STE 4
LOS ANGELES CA 90027
1818 502 2271
E-mail: joecd1@aol.com
Website: http://joeamico.com/
Sliding-scale fees.

Richard F. Docter, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge
17162 Sunburst St
Northridge CA 91325
1818 349 9709
E-mail: richdocter@aol.com

Davis Fleming, M.F.C.C.
6010 WILSHIRE BLVD STE 307
LOS ANGELES CA 90036-3625
1213 960 5275
E-mail: dflem55806@aol.com
Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counsellor. Individual, family and group counselling. Therapy group for transsexuals meets every other week. Specialises in Transgender issues.

Gender Wellness of Los Angeles
1310 441 0411 x2
Website: http://genwell.org/
Psychiatry and psychotherapy. Experienced with the Transgender community.

Cynthia A. Henrie, MFT
774 TERRACE 49
LOS ANGELES CA 90042-3135
1323 829 3548
Website: http://therapist4me.com/
Near Glendale, Pasadena and downtown L.A. (not on the west side like so many others). Cynthia has worked with TG youth and their families since 1988. She also currently works with adults and their significant others. She offers a free initial consultation.

Marie Keller, M.A., M.F.C.C.
Los Angeles Gender Centre
1923 1/2 WESTWOOD BLVD STE 2
LOS ANGELES CA 90025-8401
1310 475 8880
E-mail: mklagc@aol.com
LAGC is a collaborative of mental health professionals who provide treatment for individuals and their families dealing with gender-related issues. Individual, family, group therapy and educational services related to crossdressing/transsexual/lesbian/gay/bisexual issues. Screening session with psychotherapist needed. The LAGC hosts an informal drop-in gathering on the 2nd Sunday of the a month for $5 and an occasional pot luck social. Call for info.

Los Angeles Gender Centre
1923 1/2 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90025
1310 475 8880
1310 641 1790 (Fax)
E-mail: mklel@concententric.net
Website: http://lagendercenter.com/

Christine Milrod, PhD, LMFT, ACS
Southern California Transgender Counselling
519 N La Cienega Blvd Ste 209
West Hollywood CA 90048
1310 281 9658
E-mail: info@transgendercounseling.com
Website: http://www.transgendercounseling.com

Arlen Ring, Ph.D.
Los Angeles Gender Centre
1923 1/2 WESTWOOD BLVD STE 2
LOS ANGELES CA 90025-8401
1310 475 8880 or 1818 999 0581
E-mail: arlen@arlenring.com
Website: http://arlenring.com/

Amanda Silvestri, M.A.
Los Angeles Gender Centre
1923 1/2 WESTWOOD BLVD STE 2
LOS ANGELES CA 90025-8401
1310 475 8880, ext. 4
E-mail: aslive@aol.com

Brad Taylor, M.A.
Offices of Jerome Rabow, Ph.D.
10350 SANTA MONICA BLVD STE 310
LOS ANGELES CA 90025-5075
1310 576 5455
Registered Marriage Family Child Counsellor Intern. Works with couples and individuals on issues related to transsexual issues and crossdressing.

Alexander Yoo, M.A.
6310 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 773-3484
Supervised by Jan Reynolds, M.A., MFT, MFC21785
E-mail: therapy@alexanderyoo.com
Website: http://alexanderyoo.com/
Experienced, compassionate therapist specialising in genderqueer, Transgender, transsexual, crossdressing, and LGBTIQ individuals and communities, addiction/recovery, grief and loss, coming out, and other “alternative” sexualities and genders, including polyfamilies and leather folk. Individuals, couples, relationships, families, and groups. Also, as a community consultant, Alexander has designed, prepared, and presented countless lectures as well as psycho-educational workshops and seminars for a number of health professionals and businesses on LGBTIQ, gender, mental health, spirituality, sexuality, philosophy, HIV, and other topics. Both as an individual and under the auspices of GenderQueer Revolution’s Total Wellness! program (http://genderqueerrevolution.org/), an ongoing LGBTIQ/gender health series, Alexander continues to educate businesses, community organisations, and health providers with sensitivity, cultural competency, and EEO Compliance trainings.

Northridge

Richard F. Docter, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge
17162 SUNBURST ST
NORTHRIDGE CA 91325-2907
1818 349 9709
E-mail: richdocter@aol.com

Oakland

Rebecca Auge, Ph.D.
3637 GRAND AVE STE C
OAKLAND CA 94610-2029
1510 835 9820
E-mail: rebecaauge@aol.com
Clinical psychologist working with patients on gender issues, gender dysphoria, crossdressing, gender role transition, couples issues, child abuse, dysfunctional family histories, among others. Member of WPATH, uses Standards of Care, have a sliding scale fee.

Amber Merziotis
Centre for Holistic Counselling
2501 HARRISON ST
OAKLAND CA 94612-3811
1510 444 3344 ext. 2000
Website: http://jfku.edu/counseling_centers/locations/oakland/
Sliding scale fee; it’s possible to negotiate a very, very low per-session rate.

Orange County

Info Link Orange County
1714 851 2883
Free, confidential referrals to over 3,000 agencies.

Lisa Maurel, MFT 1400 Bristol St., Ste 250
Newport Beach, CA 92660
1714 390 8189
http://genderpath.com/
Therapy for gender diverse and Transgender adults, teens and their families.

Palm Springs

The Prince Institute
Angela Prince, Ph.D., Director
PO BOX 2916
PALM SPRINGS CA 92263-2916
A private Transgender awareness centre offering counselling, education, and support services. Individual and/or group counselling primarily for the male-bodied cross-dresser/transvestite and/or hir significant other. Trans-gender, human sexuality, and personal development classes, seminars, and workshops are also available. Services may be conducted through office visits, by telephone, or correspondence.

Palo Alto

Jeanne M. West
450 SAN ANTONIO RD STE 50
PALO ALTO CA 94306-4636
1415 494 2952
Behavioural therapist. Experienced with the gender community. Private sessions. Confidential.

Judy Van Maasdam, MA
Gender Dysphoria Program, Inc.
1515 EL CAMINO REAL STE E
PALO ALTO CA 94306-3260
1650 326 4645
E-mail: judyvm@aol.com

Pasadena

Will Damon, Ph.D.
1214 E COLORADO BLVD STE 206
PASADENA CA 91106-1899
1213 590 8921
Will is a clinical psychologist with experience and interest in working with Transgender clients. He can assist you with gender identity issues (e.g., gender dysphoria, gender transition), as well as general mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, relationship problems, self-esteem, substance abuse). Also has expertise in sexual health issues (e.g., sexual dysfunction, sexual compulsivity/addiction, sexual abuse recovery, sexual orientation confusion, BDSM). Provides individual and couples psychotherapy.

Sacramento

Leal Abbott, LCSW
About Change Counselling Service
601 UNIVERSITY AVE # 145
SACRAMENTO CA 95825-6738
E-mail: lealabbott@aol.com

San Diego

Chris Beletsis PhD
4545 Park Blvd Ste 207
San Diego CA 92116
1619 542 0088

Kurt Buis, PsyD
2313 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego CA 92104
1619 260-6380

Jan Eder Psy. D.
4545 Park Blvd Ste 207
San Diego CA 92116
1619 231 9266

Vince Huntington
1619 452 1199

Mel D. Karmen, PhD
4111 Palmetto Way STE B
San Diego, CA 92103-1233
1619 296 9442

Noreen J. Rios, MFT
4728 Iroquois Ave
San Diego CA 92117
1619 583 7011

Darlene Tando, LCSW
2850 4TH AVE STE 3
SAN DIEGO CA 92103
1619 948 8926
Website: http://darlenetando.com/
Words with Transgender youth and adults, supporting the exploration of their gender identity and the process of transition.

Transgender Counselling and Research Centre
4545 PARK BLVD STE 207
SAN DIEGO CA 92116-2669
1619 542 0088 ext. 1
Program for those in transition, their friends and relatives. Follows WPATH Standards of Care. Psychotherapy, psychological testing, referrals, group psychotherapy, TS support group, TV support group, family and friends support group.

Patricia Wojdowski, LCSW
4926 La Cuenta Dr Ste 200
San Diego CA 92124
1858 292 0492

San Francisco

Dr Barbara Anderson
1537 FRANKLIN ST STE 104
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94109-4560
1415 776 0139

Koen Keri Baum, LMFT
3896 24TH ST
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94114-3839
1415 646 0565
E-mail: juicylucyfish@msn.com
Koen is a trans man himself, and is a gender specialist as well as a couples therapy and communication expert. Works with both couples and individuals on a variety of issues including: gender identity; Butch/Femme identity, S/M and other expressions of sexuality; transition; transitioning within a couple; and transgender sexuality. Also addresses concerns around problem solving, anger management, spirituality, loss and self-esteem. Has an in-depth awareness around ethnic and cultural diversity and when working with clients take into consideration how “isms” in its many forms may affect each individual.

Lin Fraser, Ed.D.
2538 CALIFORNIA ST
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115-2616
1415 922 9240
E-mail: linfraser@aol.com

Gender & Self Acceptance Program GSAP
PO Box 424447
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94142-4447
1415 558 8058
A private personal growth-counselling program providing individual, couple, and small group sessions focusing on gender, self & social acceptance, whole-self integration, coming-out, cross-dressing, HIV concerns, and ACA/Co-dependency issues. Short & long term counselling, small group support and quarterly weekend workshops focusing on gender & acceptance/integration issues. Sliding scale fee. Serving TSs, TVs, and other minorities. Provide professional counselling & training.

William A. Henkin, Ph.D.
1801 BUSH ST STE 111
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94109-5295
1415 923 1150
Psychotherapist and board certified sex therapist specializing in work with adults living alternative sex and gender lifestyles. Gender identity concerns and transitions, SM/DS/BD, infantilism, sexual orientation included. Individuals, significant others, couples.

Tenderloin Self-Help Centre
191 GOLDEN GATE AVE
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102-3809
1415 554 0518
We are an innovative, non-traditional mental health program. We are a project of Central City Hospitality House. Training in peer counselling, support group facilitation, job training. We offer peer counselling, TS/TS support groups, A.A., shelter referrals and emergency medical care referrals, and other basic survival needs. We serve the Tenderloin/’South of Market’ communities of San Francisco.

San Jose

LGBTQ Youth Space
938 THE ALAMEDA
SAN JOSE CA 95126
Website: http://youth.defrank.org/
A Collaborative of the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Centre and Family & Children Services. Safe-space drop-in centre for LGBTQ youth ages 13-25 that provides free mental health counselling for ages 16-25. Serves a number of Trans clients and offering letters of recommendation for SRS and support groups, including a group for Trans youth and another group for all LGBTQ youth, as well as weekly social activities.

San Juan Capistrano

Gender Dysphoria Program of Orange County, Inc.
William G. Heard, Ph.D., Director
32158 CAMINO CAPISTRANO STE 203
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO CA 92675-3711
1714 240 7020
Program for gender dysphoric persons. Evaluative and treatment techniques developed which permit extensive screening and interaction of the patient at minimum cost, integrating the patient into the mainstream society. Permits the patient to explore alternatives to sex reassignment while providing an effective support mechanism during transition, 4-block procedure consisting of intake, transition/support, surgery approval/disapproval, follow-up.

San Mateo

June Martin, Ph.D., M.F.T.
215 N SAN MATEO DR STE 2
SAN MATEO CA 94401-2674
1650 348 4835
Website: http://junemartintherapy.com/
June says:
I have a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, am an AASECT Board Certified Sex Therapist, and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in sex therapy and psychotherapy. I have certification and post-doctoral training in neuropsychology. In July 2007, I will complete my Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
My first dissertation was a descriptive study of 64 male to female post-operative transsexuals’ experiences as rated on a modified version of Kinsey’s Total Sexual Outlet. My second dissertation was on Men’s Views of Positive Alliance in Psychotherapy. My clinical and research interests include gender, sexuality, attachment, and relationship issues related to adult clients in individual and couple’s psycho/sex/therapy.
Numerous advancements in medical and gender research have informed and inspired my clinical work with individuals during the past 20 years. For example, I work collaboratively with individuals on gender issues such as gender identity, sex reassignment, and gender orientation explorations. I have also written clients numerous letters of recommendations for sex reassignment surgeries. It has been, and continues to be, an honour to collaborate with professionals and clients in the relief of gender related concerns.

San Rafael

Anne Vitale, Ph.D.
D Street Counselling Group
610 D ST
SAN RAFAEL CA 94901-3708
1415 456 4452
E-mail: avitale@nbn.com
Website: http://avitale.com/
Psychotherapist specialising in gender-related issues. Counseling Psychologist. Post-op TS (Jan. 1980). In private practice since 1984. Member of WPATH and Bay Area Gender Associates. Provides complete pre- and post-op psychotherapy, and makes recommendations for hormonal therapy and sex reassignment surgery when applicable. Gender issues group work available and recommended.

Santa Barbara

Jill Yeomans, M.A., M.F.C.C.
1018 GARDEN ST
SANTA BARBARA CA 93101
1805 963 5727
E-mail: jillyeom@silcom.com

Thousand Oaks

Max E. Fuhrmann, Ph.D.
3625 E THOUSAND OAKS BLVD STE 119
THOUSAND OAKS CA 91362-3553
1805 496 4442
E-mail: gerophd1@verizon.net

Hawai’i

Connie Brinton-Diamond, Ph.D.
1350 S KING ST STE 325
HONOLULU HI 96814-2008
1808 341 4346 (mobile)
1808 732 4357 (home and answering machine)

Oregon

Eugene

Steve Schweitzer, Ph.D.
1374 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97401
1541 484 5694

Gresham

John D. Adler, Ph.D.
1217 NE Burnside #803
Gresham, OR 97030
1503 251 4088
Good therapist and Trans friendly, but doesn’t consider himself to be “trained” in Trans issues.

Portland

Annik Larsen, LCSW, ACSW
1920 N.W. Johnson, Suite 112
Portland, OR 97209
1503 285 7572
E-mail: annik@easystreet.com
Works with individuals with gender dysphoria, gender and/or sexual identity questions or issues, or personal or relationship problems relating to these issues, including crossdressers, transsexuals, people who aren’t sure who they are, their partners or other family members, or anyone who may be affected by a gender issue. Counselling, support, education and consultation for clients and for other professionals not familiar with these issues.

Jan Lewis, MSW, LCSW
1020 SW Taylor St., Suite 620
Portland, OR 97205
1503 294 1075

Shelly Norton, Ph.D.
2020 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
1503 238 0780

B.J. Barbara Seymour, ACSW
Portland, OR
1503 228 2472
Gender identity counselling.

Reid Vanderburgh, MA, LMFT
Holistic Psychotherapy
319 SW Washington #701
Portland, OR 97204
1503 341 7001
Website: http://transtherapist.com/
FTM himself. Writes many letters.

Washington

Olympia

Gailyn Boas, Ph.D.
315 4th Ave., Olympia, WA 98507
E-mail: gailynboas403@hotmail.com
Gailyn, a Trans woman herself, and has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawai’i – Manoa, Honolulu. 1986. She also has office hours at the University of Washington Medical Centre in Seattle four days a month.
Gailyn has been treating teens that have identified themselves as gender-nopnconforming and/or Transgender, or have been identified by school officials as having problems in gender identification, since 1999.

Pullman

Barbara E. Hammond, Ph.D.
Director, Counselling Services
Washington State University
280 Lightly Student Services Bldg.
Pullman, WA 99164
1509 335 4511
E-mail: bhammond@wsu.edu
Dr Hammond does not currently have a private practice, and thus cannot see patients that are not students at WSU, but she does have contacts and experience with other therapists in the area and is more than happy to offer referrals.

Seattle

Marsha C. Botzer, Ph.D.
Ingersoll Centre
1812 E. Madison, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98122
1206 726 2056

Sandra (Sandy) Fosshage, M.A.
6817 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle WA 98103
1206 286 6005

Douglas Haldeman, Ph.D.
2910 E Madison St
Seattle WA 98112
1206 328 6025

The Ingersoll Gender Centre
1812 East Madison
Seattle WA 98122
1206 329 6651
Ingersoll Gender Centre is a non-profit counselling and referral service for the transsexual community in the Northwest. It is managed by a professional board and has eight experienced, licensed therapists with advanced degrees on contract. Ingersoll works closely with the Emerald City and Seattle Counselling Service. Individual and group counselling, consultation to service providers, referrals, research, public information. Weekly support meetings, public information presentations, research, and informational materials upon request.

Psychcare Northwest
Centre For Sexual Health
Jude Patton, CMHC, CMFT, PA-C
2150 N 107TH ST STE 200
SEATTLE WA 98133
1206 362 4141
Program offers counselling services, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, psychometric testing, medication management in a warm, caring and supportive professional environment.

Jude Patton, CMHC, CMFT, PA-C
The T Group
1812 E MADISON ST STE 102
SEATTLE WA 98122-2876
1425 787 5094
E-mail: judepatton@aol.com
Jude runs a therapy group for FTM folks, in addition to doing therapy for individuals and couples, etc. Jude has certification by AASECT as both a sex educator and as a sex therapist.

Bryant Vehrs, M.A.
1800 9TH AVE
SEATTLE WA 98101
1206 623 5244

Sharon Sanborn, M.A., L.M.H.C.
18 W MERCER ST STE 150
SEATTLE WA 98119
1206 283 9767
E-mail: SSanborn@SeattleArtTherapy.com
Website: http://seattlearttherapy.com/

Spokane

Asbell Professional Group
Dr Laura Asbell, Ph.D., Psychologist
Dr Connie Raybuck, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
140 S ARTHUR ST STE 690
SPOKANE WA 99202-2260
1509 534 1731
Fax: 1509 535 7073
The primary doctors are Dr Asbell and Dr Raybuck. They also have an MA who works with them and all three “specialise” in working with transsexuals, according to the state registry.

K.K. “Robby” Robbins, M.A.
2210 W PACIFIC AVE APT 1
SPOKANE WA 99201-5065
1509 880 8111
There is an answering machine where you can leave a message for her to return your call.

Tacoma

Pacific Lutheran University
East Campus Building (formerly the Parkland School)
Corner of Pacific Ave and 121st St S
TACOMA WA 98444
1253 535 8782 (9-5 Monday-Thursday and 9-3 Friday)
Website: http://www.plu.edu/marriage-family-therapy/Couple–Family-Therapy-Clinic/home.php
Offers therapy on a sliding scale. The counselling is offered through their Masters program for Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). As the name suggests, their focus is family and couples, but they do offer counseling for individuals as well.

University Place
Patricia Fawver, Ph.D.
7406 27TH ST W STE 9
UNIVERSITY PLACE WA 98466-4635
1253 564 8408