Transgender Michigan

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Mental Health Professionals

Detroit Metro

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  • Miriam Schaffer, ACSW, BCD, New Counseling Center, G-1309 S. Linden Rd. STE D, Flint, MI 48532, 810-732-6111 
  • Susan M. Wedda. LMSW, PLLC, Clinical Social Work, 3549 S Dort Hwy #114, Flint, MI 48507, 810-742-7052, 

Grand Blanc
  • Oakland Psychological Clinic (810) 695-0055  10785 S Saginaw St # A Grand Blanc, MI 

Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Chapter

Battle Creek
  • Amy E. Raad, LMSW, Avalon Behavioral Health, PLC., 491 E Columbia Ave Suite 4, Battle Creek, MI 49014, (269) 962-9611  "I am very passionate about transgender health and advocacy. I hold certificates in sex therapy and sexuality education from the University of Michigan in addition to my master's degree."

Grand Rapids
  • LaVange Barth, LMSW, Outpatient Clinician | Cherry Health, HOTC Counseling Center, 100 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, 616.965.8200,  "I have experience working with the trans population and am undergoing training and supervision from UofM to become a sex therapist."
  • Community Counseling and Personal Growth, 540 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, 616-456-1586 
  • Deborah Spoors, MA LLP: Imago Therapist, Individual, Couples, Group, (616) 456-1586 Grand Rapids, MI 49503,
  • Diversity Counselling and Therapy Centre, PLLC., Annita List, MSW ACSW CFT, CAC Grand Rapids, MI, Private practice specialising in diversity, both with the population they serve and the issues they present. Practice established in 1995.
  • Thomas J. Fox, LMSW, CAADC, Therapist, Arbor Circle Outpatient Counseling Services, 1115 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, Office 616.459.7215 ext. 1375, Fax 616.451.0020,,  "My name is TJ Fox and I am a therapist working in the Grand Rapids area.  I am also a trans man.  I have started working with other trans clients to assist them with their transition.  I work at an non profit organization called Arbor Circle.  We work with people with mental health and substance abuse disorders and they are very supportive of me working with trans clients."
  • Jason Kae-Smith, LMSW, CST, Psychotherapist, AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, 2020 Raybrook SE, #203, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, (616) 690-0010,  "I just wanted to let you know that I am an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and I work with a number of people in Grand Rapids who identify as trans, gender variant, etc."
  • Annita List, MSW ACSW CFT, CAC, Diversity Counseling and Therapy Center, PLLC, Grand Rapids, MI,  616-451-1965"Private practice specializing in diversity. Practice established in 1995."  "Annita is somewhat for better or worse the TG guru of Grand Rapids. She is one of the more well known Theripists that deals with TG issues here in GR. Some have found her style not the best, but seh is very good and carries a great reputation in our community."
  • Mary L. Viventi, MA, CSW, ADS, TFT, at Life Guidance Services, 1400 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49505-5515 Ph # 616-774-0633,   "She is totally excellent, loads of experience, was married, divorced and had to come out also, familiar with all GLBT and BDSM. They accept most insurance and even work with low-income folks." --K. 

     Dr. Ron Crafton EdD., 5955 West Main St., Kalamazoo, Mi. 49009, Ph. 269-375-5142  "Dr. Ron Crafton is a Fully Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor with significant experience in transgender issues.  Most insurance accepted and sliding fee scale is available."
     Catherine Ellis, MA, Psychotherapy, Collaborative Coaching, and Mediation, 2001 Hudson Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008, (269) 341 9725, ,
     Jen Emmerich, LMSW, ACSW, Counseling & Psychotherapy, 4341 S. Westnedge Ave. #2106, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, 269-544-2460,
    Barbara W. Gustin, LMSW, Family & Children's Services, 1608 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI  49001, 269-373-0248x124
    Moore Counseling, 303 W. Walnut St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, (269) 303-9586,
    Cindy L. VanderWeele, LLMSW, CAADC, 2031 Rambling Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, 269-779-3777,
    Dawn Vollink. Children & Family Psychological Services, 5340 Holiday Terrance, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, 269-372-4140

    Sexual Health and Counseling Services LLC, , 1650 West Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024, (248) 330-0070,
  • Gayle Shotkin, MSW, LMSW​

    Barb Homrich 616-949-7460  
  • "Barb is a former co-worker of mine she is a great openminded person and from what I hear a good therapist also."
    David Morse 616-464-2560 
  • "I just got off the phone with David. He is very comfortable having people dealing with various transgendered issues as clients. He expressed he has not had much experience with this however he works extensively in the LGBT community. His focus he says is the importance of being who you are."

Jackson Chapter

Lakeshore Chapter

Grand Haven
    West Shore Psychotherapy Center, 16175 Robbins Road, Grand Haven, MI 49417, 616-638-4671,  fax: 616-842-6250 

Lansing Chapter

    Annette L. Fortino, LCSW, 3960 Patient Care Way SUITE 101 (off Jolly Rd near Dunckel), Lansing, MI 48911, 517-882-3732.
    Maxine Thome, MSW, Lansing, MI , 517-881-5074, 
  •  "Maxine Thome, MSW, has been practicing for many years in the Lansing area and works with trans clients. I have worked closely with Max on a number of transgender and LGB health advocacy concerns. She has enormous compassion, and a deep commitment to trans issues. A very experienced therapist, she is also connected to other health providers."

    Consulting Assoc, 4084 Okemos Rd # A, Okemos, MI  517-349-8388 
  • Arnold Berkman, S PHD 
    Timothy R. Waskerwitz, MA, LMFT, 4111 Okemos Rd #104, Okemos, 48864, 517-347-1867,
    See also Lansing.



Iron Mountain
    The Veterans Hospital, in Iron Mountain, MI is forming a group to address the needs and concerns of any former Military personnel that deal with or have dealt with the Gender Dysphoria issues in their life.  The contact person is Cory, in the Mental Health Dept. the Circle of Care 800-215-8262  ext 3254

    Dr. Gregory Jones, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 225-3985
    Dr. Mary Pelton-Cooper, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 360-3544
    Dr Debra Smith, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 225-1776​

Mid-Michigan/Tri Cities

Bay City
    MPA Group, 1217 S. Euclid Ave., Bay City, MI 48706  989-667-9661 ext. 238  
  • Rachel Prenzler, LMSW, "Today I had my first appointment with Rachel Prenzler, it was wonderful! She was very easy going and laid back and really listened to what I had to say. During the visit she was very helpful and participatory, she even stated that she had 0 qualms about writing a letter for HRT. I HIGHLY recommend her for your counseling needs." -- CH

    Kneaded Thoughts, 10344 Thor Dr. Suite A, Freeland, MI 48623  989-573-8225
  • Rachel Prenzler, LMSW,

Mt. Pleasant
    Deanna Heath, LMSW, 201 S. University, Suite #LD, Mt. Pleasant MI  48858, 989.572.0246 or

North Michigan Chapter

    Northern Michigan Counseling Services, Offices in Traverse City and Gaylord, Michigan, 231.492.3935 
  • Kathy Volke MA, LLPC,(Sliding Scale)  Member: American Counseling Association,  ALGBTIC (Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Issues in Counseling), WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgendered Health)

    Dr. Harold Stanley Sommerschield, PhD; 575 S. Lake Huron Shore Dr., Harrisville, MI 48740  989-724-3331 or 877-206-9002   DRHALSS@YAHOO.COM

Port Huron Chapter

Sault Ste. Marie Chapter

Traverse City Chapter

Traverse City
    Healing Arts Counseling, (231) 735-8338,
  • Kelly Forrester, MS, LPC
    Old Town Psychological Services, 512 S. Union St., Traverse City, MI. 231-941-6550,  
  • Dr. Carol Anderson, D.Min., ACSW, LMSW,
  • "Over 30 years of personal/professional/political involvement in the GLBTQ community. Affiliated with the University of Michigan Gender Clinic. Ask specifically for an intake with Dr. Anderson. Most insurances accepted; sliding fee scale available."
    Northern Michigan Counseling Services, Offices in Traverse City and Gaylord, Michigan, 231.492.3935.  
  • Kathy Volke MA, LLPC,(Sliding Scale) Member: American Counseling Association, ALGBTIC (Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Issues in Counseling), WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgendered Health)
    Well Spring Psychiatry, P.C., 231-922-9625
  • M. E. Conlon​, MD, PhD, FAPA