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Mental Health Professionals (MHP)

   (by county)

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Alcona County

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

Bay County

BaySAFE, 1420 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708, 855-672-3380,

     Monique Reuter, MSW, Community Outreach Director, Clinical WPATH Foundation Classes Certification

     BaySAFE offers an open, safe, and affirming space for LGBTQ+ community members to access therapeutic services, medical consultation, and support in the Tri-City area. Allies and family members are also welcome! Providing an environment where all feel welcome, respected, and engaged is our priority.

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

Branch County

Serene Attachments Therapy PLLC, 160 Division Street, Coldwater, MI 49036, 517-677-8755,

      Alexander Fry MA, LMFT,    I love working with those who identify under the transgender umbrella/gender expansive intersex communities!  I write letters of support utilizing the WPATH standards of care.

Calhoun County

Avalon Behavioral Health, PLC., 491 E Columbia Ave Suite 4, Battle Creek, MI 49014

     Amy E. Raad, LMSW,, (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."

Clinton County

Michigan Psychological Care, 1505 Waterford Pkwy, St. Johns, Michigan 48879, 989-510-7626

    We offer counseling services and counseling groups that focus specifically to the transgender community. We want those going through or post transitioning to feel welcomed, safe, and heard. We have offices in Midland, Alma, St. Johns, Howell, and Jackson in Michigan.

Dickinson County

Dr. David VanHolla, Psychiatrist, 640 Main Street, Norway, MI 49870, (906) 779-7001

    Dr. Dorothy Kahler, Psychologist, (906) 226-9100Works out of Dr. Vanholla's Office Wednesdays

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

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Gratiot County

Michigan Psychological Care, 724 East Superior Street, Alma, Michigan 48801, 989-510-7626

     We offer counseling services and counseling groups that focus specifically to the transgender community. We want those going through or post transitioning to feel welcomed, safe, and heard. We have offices in Midland, Alma, St. Johns, Howell, and Jackson in Michigan.

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Isabella County

Greater Michigan Gender Services, A service of Mt. Pleasant Counseling, 210 Court Street, Suite B, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    Deanna Heath, LMSW, or

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Lapeer County

Authentic Self Therapy, LLC, 624 W Nepessing St, Ste 102, Lapeer, MI 48446, 810-356-9925

   Erin Cavanaugh, LMSW   I am an openly queer therapist and advocate; I believe in loudly celebrating and validating who you are. I promise that I will show up for you as a therapist. I’m sarcastic and quirky, and I don’t color in the lines. Despite my non-traditional approach, I have years of experience in the field, serving, teaching, and leading in the community. I want to help you build insight into the amazing skills you already have and help you to learn new skills that empower you on your healing journey. Come rediscover and develop your Authentic Self with me!

Fusion Consulting & Mental Health Services, 550 S. Saginaw St., Lapeer, MI 48446, 732-608-4674,

   Jackson Daly, MSCP, LLPC  I specialize in anxiety and depression, conflict mediation and resolution, as well as issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. I have experience working with adolescents and adults as well as individuals and groups experiencing difficulties with stress, self-esteem, identity, relationships, and personal and professional changes. My philosophical orientation is strongly influenced by Rogerian theory and the belief that, through qualities like genuineness, congruency, and positive regard, we can invite change into our lives. With these qualities as a foundation, I would like to encourage you to embrace therapy as a collaborative process; in this way, we can build a unique therapeutic relationship appropriate for your goals.

Leelanau County

Chestnut Services, 101 Dame Street #3, Suttons Bay, MI 49682, 231-715-6071,

    Caitlin Smith, LMSW,    Caitlin (she/her) is dedicated to creating a warm, nurturing, and supportive space to engage in self-discovery and implement meaningful change. Committed to providing a unique therapeutic experience based on the needs of the individual, Caitlin draws on CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused interventions, and Mindfulness as frameworks to walk alongside clients. While she works with individuals across the lifespan experiencing a variety of impairments, Caitlin specializes in work with adolescents and the LGBTQ2IA+ community.

Lenawee County

Hilltop Counseling, 115 W. Maumee Adrian, MI 49221, 517-920-4080,

     Socorro Sevilla, LMSW

Livingston County

Michigan Psychological Care, 323 East Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan 48843, 989-510-7626

    We offer counseling services and counseling groups that focus specifically to the transgender community. We want those going through or post transitioning to feel welcomed, safe, and heard. We have offices in Midland, Alma, St. Johns, Howell, and Jackson in Michigan.

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Marquette County

Dr. Gregory Jones, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 225-3985

Dr. Dorothy Kahler, Psychologist, 290 Rublein St, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 226-9100

Dr. Mary Pelton-Cooper, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 360-3544

Suunta Integrative Health, 1209 North Third Street, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 273-0964,

    Al Grey, LLMSW-C   Al Gray (they/them) is a trans non-binary, LLMSW-C that provides mental health services out of Suunta Integrative Health in both Marquette and Ishpeming, MI. Al’s specialties and areas of experience include the 2SLGBTQIA+ population, gender affirming care, sexual health and well-being, anxiety, depression, substance use recovery, and grief and loss. They received their Master of Social Work degree from Northern Michigan University in 2023 and their Bachelor’s degree in 2018 from NMU with majors in Philosophy and Sociology.

Vibrant Health Company, Marquette, 906-273-2060,

     Rainbow Edgar, LLMSW-C,    I am a nonbinary, trans, neurodivergent psychotherapist who provides mental health services at Vibrant Health Company. Other than gender identity, my specialty areas include complex trauma and dissociation. I strive to create an affirming space that honors and celebrates diversity of all kinds. I offer in-person therapy in Marquette, and telehealth statewide. I work with adolescents (12+) and adults. I will happily write WPATH-compliant referral letters for gender-affirming medical care!

Midland County

Inspire Counseling & Wellness, 111 E Wackerly St, Ste A, Midland, MI 48642, 989-444-3209,

    Nathan Dean, M.A., LLC, NCC    I’m a humanistic counselor with 25 years of experience in mindfulness and other meditative/insight traditions. During counseling we will connect as equals and through our shared humanity uncover a path that allows you to move forward with greater confidence and self-love. I attained a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Central Michigan University and am a National Certified Counselor. I will use my knowledge and experience to help you select the tools and techniques that will foster the change you are seeking.

Partners in Change: Psychological & Community Services, PLC, 720 W. Wackerly, Midland, MI 48640, 989-832-2165

   Chris Fike   Chris is a social worker with Partners in Change: Psychological & Community Services, PLC in Midland, MI and with McDowell Healing Arts Center in Saginaw, MI

Monroe County

Michael D. Welch, CSW, CCFC, Sanctuary, 19 E. First St., Monroe, MI 48161, office: 734-240-4803, email:,

    "I specialize in sexuality, relationships, and substance well as a wide variety of issues that people face."

Montcalm County

Lori M. Bray, Ph.D., L.P., Licensed Psychologist, 106 S. Greenville West Dr., Greenville, MI 48838. 616-754-2364

Lake Michigan Counseling Services, 5856 Federal Rd. Howard City, MI  49329, 616-226-6522,

   Jennifer Derwin, LMSW (she/her/hers),

    Offering in person therapy at Howard City office, for Mecosta/Montcalm/Newaygo/North Kent Counties, and also telehealth for all Michigan counties.

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Otsego County

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)

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Saginaw County

Katherine Arkell, Child, Adolescent and Adult Therapy, 5090 State Street, Ste 102 B, Saginaw, Mi 48603, 479-685-7830

    Katherine Arkell, LMSW RPT-S   I am a client centered,, strengths based therapist working to help clients achieve their fullest potential.

Rachel Prenzler, LMSW, 1015 Court Street, Saginaw MI 48602. 989-598-6566

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