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Gender Therapist Resource List Bay Area
Karisa L. Barrow, Psy.D.
Psychotherapy, Consultation & Training
Children, Adolescents & Adults
Address 1: 3871 Howe Street, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 510.658.3220/ 415.640.0134
License: CA PSY24080
Services: Individual, Parenting Consultation, Assessment & Family Therapy
Specialties: Gender Identity, Sexuality, Loss & Bereavement
Population: Children, Adolescents & Adults
Susan R. Bernstein, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC3 9523)
MS in Clinical Psychology
Address 1: 3841 – 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Address 2: 2991 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 301, Berkeley, CA 94705
Services: Children (specialty with children ages 3-6), adolescents, adults, and couples
Specialties: Gender nonconforming children and youth, Foster care
Sand Chang, Ph.D.
Training, Psychotherapy, & Consultation
Address 1: 3852 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
License: CA PSY22098
Services: Individual Psychotherapy, Professional Consultation, Training
Specialties: Gender Identity, Sexuality, Addictions, Codependency, Body Image, EMDR/Trauma, Artists/Creativity, Communities of Color, People with Nonbinary Identities. I work from a client-centered, affirming, social justice, strengths-based approach.
Population: Adults (mostly individual, some relationship therapy)
Jessie R. Cohen, LCSW
Address: 17 Glen Eden Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Services: Adults, Youth, Children and Families
Specialties: Gender nonconforming children and youth and their families
Chav Doherty, MA, MS
The Pacific Center for Human Growth
Address: 2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510.548.8283 x513
Services: Trans/gender non-conforming youth and adults, partners of trans/gender nonconforming people, individual, and couples counseling
Specialties: Nonconforming people, Individual, and Couples counseling
Diane Ehrensaft, PhD.
Developmental and Clinical Psychologist
Address: 445 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 302, O1dand,CA 94610
Services: Individual psychotherapy with children, adolescent, and adults; parent consultations; co-parenting counseling; psychological evaluations
Specialties: Gender Non-conforming Children; Gay and Lesbian Families; Assisted Reproductive Technology; Foster Children
Shawn V. Giammattei, PhD
Clinical Psychologist (PSY 22570)
Address 1: 1549 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Address 2: 999 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Services: Psychotherapy with all age groups
Specialties: Couples & family therapy, gender non-conforming children and teens, trans affirmative parenting, LGBT families, anxiety, bullying, trauma, teens with eating disorders, addictions, & self harming behaviors
Laura Goldberger, MFT
Address 1: 3120 Telegraph Ave., Suite 4, Berkeley, CA 94705
Address 2: 18 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA 94131
Services: Individual Therapy—children, Adolescents, Adults; Couples Therapy
Specialties: Transgender and gender exploration; gender non-conforming children/teens; LGBT parents
Maurine Gordon, Ph.D.
Address: 1676 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707
Services: Psychotherapy with all age groups (except very young children); Couples, Families Specialties: Creating a safe and respectful environment in which to explore gender and/or sexual identities; trauma and difficult life circumstances; multicultural issues; substance abuse and use; physical challenges and chronic or life-threatening illnesses; bereavement, grief and loss. I believe in supporting clients in living a good life based on their unique values and beliefs.
J Karl Jeffries, MD
1 Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Address: 910 Tulare Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707
Services: Children, Adolescents, Adults
Specialties: Gender Identity, Sexuality, Loss & Bereavement
Population: Medication Management and Psychotherapy
Michelle Jurkiewicz, MFT
Address: 3120 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 11, Berkeley, CA 94705
Website: www.myberkeleytherapist.com Services: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
Specialties: Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Education/Work Difficulties, and Life Transitions; Gender Issues Across The Lifespan
Dan Karasic, MD
‘l Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF
Address: 1001 Potrero Ave., Suite 7M, San Francisco, CA 94110
Services: Evaluation, Psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology
Specialties: Work with gender nonconforming, trans, and questioning adolescents and adults.
Gloria L. Lawrence. Ph.D.
Address: 445 Bellevue Ave., Ste 302, Oakland, Ca 94610
Services: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parent Consultation
Specialties: Gender Nonconforming Children and their Families
Ellen Morrison, ASW
Intern in the Office of Phyllis Rothblatt, MFT
Address: Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Services: Work with Children, Youth and Adults
Specialties: Services to help people be more productive, Loved, Happy, and Powerful in the world and Providing opportunities for strengthening relationships.
Herbert Schreier M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Children’s Hospital Research Center-Oakland
Services: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Specialties: Gender Variant young children and adolescents and children with Gender Variance and Asperger’s
Jay Williams, M.S.W., A.S.W.
SFDPH, Community Health Programs for Youth
Phone: (415) 703-6150, ext. 10
Dimensions Clinic Castro-Mission Health Center
Address: 3850 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 Phone: 415.934.7757 (Appointments); 415.934.7700 (Appointments)
Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.dimensionsslinic.org Services: Mental Health Services for Transgender, Genderqueer, Gender Variant, and Questioning Youth and Young Adults, ages 16-25.
Specialties: Individual Psychotherapy weekly drop-in group on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M.
Information: Dimensions provides a safe space for young people in San Francisco to access low cost medical, mental health, substance abuse and social supports. Primary insurance access for clients with MediCal and Healthy San Francisco with assistance with accessing services for uninsured clients.
Meg Yardley, LCSW
Address: Oakland, CA
Phone: 510.496.6075 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Services: Provide short- and long-term individual therapy and counseling for adults, young adults, and adolescents (ages 13 and up)
Specialties: ork with trauma using a strengths-based approach. LGBT welcoming, Gender Accepting
Marcy Reda, LCSW
Psychotherapy for Adults, Older Adolescents, and Couples
Address 1: 166 Santa Clara Ave #201, Oakland, CA 94610
License: CA LCS 21551
Services: Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples
Specialties: Gender Identity, PTSD/childhood history of abuse/neglect, depression, relationship concerns, LGBT identities
Jessica Katzman, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist (PSY22569)
Address 1: 3150 18th Street, San Francisco CA 94110
Services: Individual Psychotherapy
Specialties: Supporting members of the LGBTQQIAAP communities, gender-creative folks, people of color and members of marginalized groups, size acceptance activists, those in poly/open relationships, people with kink/BDSM practices or identities..