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Therapists in the West North Central States

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

Iowa

Des Moines

Susan McIntyre, MSW, ACSW
Central Iowa Gender Institute
PO BOX 12164
DES MOINES IA 50312-9403
1515 277 7754
Counselling and support services for crossdresser/transsexual and androgynous persons. Individual and group activities. Referrals.

Kansas

Leavenworth

CD Research Centre Rebecca Gail Croslove
418 LINN ST
LEAVENWORTH KS 66048-3437

Overland Park

Daniel Claiborn, Ph.D.
10975 EL MONTE STE 200
OVERLAND PARK KS 66211-1414
1913 469 9680
Fax: 1913 469 8324

Ellen S. Finch, M.S.W., Ph.D.
4500 COLLEGE BLVD STE 110
OVERLAND PARK KS 66211-1760
1913 345 0888

Wichita

Dr Dale R. Neaman, Ph.D.
Affiliated Family Counsellors
1223 N ROCK RD STE G100
WICHITA KS 67206-1271
1316 636 2888
Knowledgeable about what resources are available in the area (as in working with endocrinologists and psychiatrists).

Nancy Hamm, LSCSW
COMCARE Outpatient Services
1919 N AMIDON AVE STE 130
WICHITA KS 67203-2118
1316 660 7675
Doesn’t do letters for hormones, but very gay- and Trans-friendly. Specialises in eating disorder treatment, so she has experience with body dysphoric clients. COMCARE provides therapy for low-income and homeless clients on a sliding scale. They also accept some insurances, including Kansas MedicAid.

Minnesota

See also http://mntranshealth.org/

Duluth

Miller-Dwan Counselling Resources
502 E 2ND ST
DULUTH MN 55805-1913
1218 720 1305
This is a safe and respectful place for clients, with a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked with Transgender individuals since 2002 on staff.

Eagan

Candice Beckham-Chasnoff
BHSI Eagan Clinic
3460 Washington Dr. Ste 200
Eagan MN 55122
651 769 6200
Individual, family, and couples therapy. All ages and all issues.

Maple Grove

Gender Education Centre (GEC)
Debbie Davis, Director
PO BOX 1861
MAPLE GROVE MN 55311-6861
1612 424 5445
Fax: 1612 424 8595
An educational outreach and support service with resource information, presentations, workshops, education, training and consulting on Transgender and women’s issues. We provide the opportunity to learn about the Transgender community, gender issues and the new Minnesota Human Rights Amendment. Consulting, diversity training, speaker’s bureau.

Minneapolis

Scott Bartell, LICSW, DCSW
3204 18TH ACE S STE 5
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55407
Scott is two-spirit and provides diagnosis, psychotherapy, second opinions, referral to endocrinologists and surgeons. Kink-friendly, polyamorous-affirming, Pagan-affirming.

Dianne Berg, PhD, LP
University of Minnesota
Program in Human Sexuality
Center for Sexual Health’s Transgender Health
Minneapolis MN 55455
1612 625 1500 Works with children, adolescents, and adults. Provides individual, group, and couple/family therapy for adults, adolescents and children; on-site physician is available for hormones; referrals and letters of support to surgeons, advocacy with insurance providers, consultation and training for workplace and school transition process, expert witness testimony.

Walter Bockting, PhD, LP
University of Minnesota
Program in Human Sexuality
Center for Sexual Health’s Transgender Health
Minneapolis MN 55455
1612 625 1500
Speaks English, Dutch, and German. (Hij spreekt Nederlands. Er spricht Deutsch.) Provides individual, group, and couple/family therapy to adolescents and adults; on-site physician is available for hormones; referrals and letters of support to surgeons, advocacy with insurance providers, consultation and training for workplace transitions, expert witness testimony. Follows the WPATH Standards of Care.

Marguerite V. Butler, PhD, LP
4557 Oakland Ave
Minneapolis MN 55407
1612 227 0455
Psychotherapist.

Thomas Carrillo, PhD
3100 W LAKE ST STE 460
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55416-4593
Individual, couples and group therapy.

Lisa M. Chase, PhD, LICSW
Two locations: Bourdaghs Professional Building, Ste 205 106 E. Chestnut St. Stillwater, MN 55082 AND Medical Arts Building Ste 1655
825 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis MN 55402
1651 278 5370
Adult individual and couples psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, relationship or personality trait problems.

Eli Coleman, Ph.D., LP
University of Minnesota
Program in Human Sexuality
Transgender Services
1300 S 2ND ST STE 180
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55454-5000
1612 625 1500

District 202
2524 NICOLLET AVE
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55404-4278
Safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual and Transgender youth to be with peers.

Karol Jensen, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.P.
2817 LYNDALE AVE S
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55408-2147
1612 872 6399
E-mail: kljensen01@aol.com

William N. Robiner, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., L.P.
Department of Neurology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Box 295 Mayo
420 DELAWARE ST SE
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55455-0341
1612 624 1479
Fax: 1612 625 7950
E-mail: robin005@tc.umn.edu
Not highly recommended by the Trans community in the area. They tend not to give you hormones until you have gone to groups for over a year. They also ask you to consider other options to surgery, which may be beneficial to some but is harmful and offensive to others.

Transgender HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
University of Minnesota Medical School
1300 S 2ND ST STE 180
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55454-5000
1612 625 1500
Fax: 1612 626 8311
Program in Human Sexuality Dept. or Family Practice and Community Health. In collaboration with the City of Lakes Cross gender Community, the Minnesota Freedom of Gender Expression, the Minnesota AIDS Project, and the Aliveness Project, the Program in Human Sexuality offers an HIV/AIDS education-prevention program for crossdressing, Transgender and transsexual persons and their partners. In addition, the Program provides psychological health care and support for Transgender persons with HIV/AIDS.

University of Minnesota Gender Dysphoria Program
c/o Program in Human Sexuality
1300 S 2ND ST STE 180
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55454-5000
1612 625 1500
Fax: 1612 626 8311
A professionally managed gender program based on WPATH’s Standards of Care. Administered by the Department of Family Practice and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School. Comprehensive evaluation, gender dysphoria is clarified through psychotherapy.
Services include an ongoing psychotherapy group for sex reassigned transsexuals, psychological services for families and friends, evaluation and treatment of gender dysphoric children and adolescents, complete physical health care.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Tara L. Tieso, MSW, Executive Administrator
1300 S 2ND ST STE 180
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55454-5000
1612 624 9397
Fax: 1612 624 9541
E-mail: wpath@wpath.org
Formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc. (HBIGDA). Resource for professionals who work with gender dysphoric persons. Established the ‘Standards of Care’, the international guideline (note the word guideline – they are not rules or laws, they are intended to help practitioners treat our individual needs) for the treatment of gender dysphoria.

Brian Zamboni, PhD, LP
Center for Sexual Health
1300 2ND ST S STE 180
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55454-5000
1612 625 1500
Provide individual, couple, and family therapy; consultation and advocacy workshops for friends, family, partners of Trans loved ones. In-house physician typically used per WPATH’s Standards of Care.

St Louis Park

Rebecca Chesin, MA, LAMFT
Twin Cities Relationship Resources, LLC
7515 Wayzata Blvd #207
St Louis Park, MN 55426
763-458-6896
Website: http://timeforclarity.com/
“I have experience and a special interest in working with couples, GLBTQ issues, gifted adults, and “square pegs”. I offer a variety of practical techniques tailored to your personality, beliefs, values, and lifestyle. Our collaborative ‘detective work’ is kept focused and productive through a unique and proven client feedback method. Call me and get started in creating new patterns towards your happiness.” -Rebecca

St Paul

Janet Bystrom, MA, MSW, LICSW
Face to Face Health and Counseling
1165 ARCADE ST
SAINT PAUL MN 55106
1651 772 5602
Works with adolescents amp young adults 23 and under. Provides individual therapy, gender exploration group, and GLBT support group.

Margaret C. Charmoli, Ph.D.
570 ASBURY ST STE 202A
SAINT PAUL MN 55104
1651 645 5588
E-mail: drcharmoli@qwest.net
Psychologist. Individual and couples’ therapy.

Xavier Schmitz, MSW, LICSW
Northland Therapy Center
2324 University Ave. W Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55114
612.386.7461
Email: xavierschmitztherapist@gmail.com
Offering empowering, collaborative, client-centered therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Diane Stellrecht, Ph.D.(c)
570 ASBURY ST
SAINT PAUL MN 55104-1849
1651 699 7050
We have heard from one Trans woman who highly recommends Diane (February 2006).

Missouri

See here for an interview with Patricia Berne, Ph.D.; Lee Borrine, Ph.D.; Helen Friedman, Ph.D.; Dean Rosen, Ph.D.; and Linda Weiner, MSW – all in or near St Louis.

Clayton

Patricia E. Berne, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
7710 CARONDELET STE 505
CLAYTON MO 63105
1314 725 0550
Very well-recommended among the St Louis-area Trans community.

Kansas City

Richard Abloff, Ph.D.
6306 WALNUT ST
KANSAS CITY MO 64113-2314
1816 444 7890

Caroline Gibbs
The Transgender Institute
8080 WARD PKWY STE 400
KANSAS CITY MO 64114
1816 305 0943
Fax: 1816 237 1343
Email: caroline@transinstitute.org
Website: http://transinstitute.org/
Highly recommended. Offers online counselling, and so can work with anyone anywhere in the US.

Genia Simmons, Ph.D.
1816 435 7879
Psychologist. She also works with an MD that works with the gender community, and heads up a support group for Trans people that meets every other week.

St Louis

Patricia Berne
7750 CLAYTON RD STE 210
SAINT LOUIS MO 63117-1342
1314 725 0550
Landon says (in September 2010): ‘I’ve been seeing her for about the past 2 years for my transition (FTM). She is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.’

M. Lee Borrine, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
2626 HAMPTON AVE
ST LOUIS, MO 63139
1314 960 6713
Fax: 314 781 6884
Email: mlborrine@yahoo.com
Is considered a truly worthwhile therapist by local Trans folks. Very well-recommended. Willing to do sliding-scale for those in need. Practicing since 1990.

Helen R. Friedman, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
7750 CLAYTON RD STE 210
ST LOUIS MO 63117-1342
1314 781 4500
Long-time contributor to the St Louis Gender Foundation.
Specialities: gender identity, addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, sexuality.
Some local Trans folks have reported negative experiences, one “possibly abusive.”

Nebraska

Omaha

David M. Hoppe
2808 N 75TH ST STE D
OMAHA NE 68134-6861
1402 393 0133
Worked with transsexual/crossdresser/Transgender issues. (Retired)

Leslie A. Epstein, MA, LMHP, CPC
11912 ELM ST STE 109
OMAHA NE 68144-4387
1 402 517 0533
Website: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/80623
E-mail: l-epstein@msn.com
Leslie has been working with the Transgender community since 1993. She works with all ages and medical issues, counsels significant others, family members, coordinates care with endocrinologists and surgeons, including letters for HRT and GRS. She has years of experience with GLBTQ population, HIV/AIDS-related issues, and sexual issues such as paraphilias, fetishes, etc. She has 2 Master’s degrees and opened her private practice 8/2010. She is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Megan Smith, MS, LMHP, CPC
1722 SAINT MARYS AVE STE 403
OMAHA NE 68102-2534
1402 933 1535
E-mail: megsmith23@hotmail.com
Megan has been working with the Transgender community since 1999. She works with all aspects of Trans community (crossdressers, transsexuals, intersex folks, genderqueer folks, etc.) doing work with children, adolescents, adults, significant others, family members, employment mediation, etc. She runs a support group for Trans teens and young adults. Megan dedicates her time to training and educating locally and nationally and co-founded the Professional Transgender Resource Network.

North Dakota

No listings at present. If you know of any LGBT-friendly therapists in South Dakota, please contact us so we can add their details to this list.

South Dakota

No listings at present. If you know of any LGBT-friendly therapists in South Dakota, please contact us so we can add their details to this list.