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Mental Health Professionals, Washtenaw county

Ann Arbor Deaf Psychological Services, LLC, 1785 W. Stadium Blvd., Suite 201C, Ann Arbor, MI 48103,

     Mel Whalen, MS, LLP, "I wanted to let you know about the opening of my new practice this past year. I work with hearing clients as well as those who are Deaf. I know that many people may have a gut-level "oh no" reaction to the idea, but I truly have found that those in the gender queer and trans communities are often pleasantly surprised to meet someone with a similarly marginalized experience of the world. I am affiliated with the UM Gender Services program, but work in private practice just outside of downtown Ann Arbor, and am happy to provide references to anyone who asks."

Rose Benjamin, LLMSW, 704 N Congress St, Suite 3, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 734-604-0482, ,

        "As a transgender therapist, I bring a unique perspective to my work. My aim is to help clients hear the heart, tune the soul and heal the wounded psyche. In providing individual, group and family therapy to adults and adolescents, I draw upon an eclectic blend of client-centered, humanistic approaches with an eye toward the shared journey of authentic self hood."

Chrysalis Facilitation and Counseling Services, 210 Little Lake Dr., Suite 7, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734-945-9100,

    Stephen L. Rassi, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., M.A.  “As an experienced therapist who is skilled at working with gender diverse people and their families, I also have training and expertise in other areas. I use CBT for anxiety, TIR for PTSD and trauma, and teach skills to increase focus and concentration. I am able to accept payment from most insurance companies, and offer a sliding scale fee to those without insurance.”

Connally Counseling, 120 E. liberty St. Suite 200 Ann Arbor 48104.

Connecting Heals, LLC, 2075 w. Stadium Blvd #1671, Ann Arbor, MI 48106,

    Steven Gilpin, LMSW,     I have worked for many years helping trans folx access gender affirming care and providing competent care to the LGBTQ community. I have written numerous letters of support for individuals seeking hormones, top, and bottom surgery and am happy to continue doing so. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or interests.​

Ellie Mental Health Ann Arbor, 1601 Briarwood Circle, Ste 400, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, 734-822-4971,

   Cass Carpenter, Limited License Master of Social Worker,    Cass is an Ann Arbor born and raised LLMSW. He is passionate about creating an open/healing space for clients to share and their own unique story. He believes in allowing clients to express themselves freely– including humor, language, writing, or arts and poetry. Cass’ passion is assisting LGBTQIA+ individuals explore gender and sexuality as it pertains to their own identity as well as processing the lived, social experience of being queer. His goal is to help LGBTQIA+ identifying clients find moments to express and celebrate their own joy while also processing the unique obstacles and emotions of the LGBTQIA+ experience.

James Etzkorn, Ph.D., Psychologist, 400 Maynard St #603, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734-913-9761,

FairSky Foundation, 124 Pearl St.. Suite 303, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 248-581-8777,

  • Catie Brauer, MSW, LLMSW,

  • "My name is Catie (she/her) and I am the director of FairSky Ypsilanti as well as FairSky's sexual health program, The Unison. I am a queer, white, able-bodied presenting sexual health therapist and educator working with a humanistic framework and client-centered approach. I provide outpatient mental health services to clients of all identities and lifestyles; and I teach weekly courses on affirming sexual healthcare to other providers around the nation and globe!"

Homestead Counseling Center, 1480 Shevchenko Dr., Ann Arbor, MI USA 48103-9001, , , (734) 663-7871

     Sandra L. Samons, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., L.M.F.T. "Extensive experience with full range of transgender issues. Individual, marital and family therapy, assistance in sorting out options, support for transition. Individual and family therapist knowledgeable about gender issues. Day or evening times available."

Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC, ,,

    Joy D. Mutinda, Ph.D, Director,

     122 South Main St. Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734-945-6210

     2488 Golfside Rd. Ypsilanti, MI

     560 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI

     "Integrative Empowerment Group (IEG) is a collective of therapists who share a vision of affirming diversity, empowering individual expression and promoting integrative mental, emotional, and personal growth. We make it our business to create a safe and affirming environment where our clients are free to truly be all of who they are without fear of being judged, pathologized, or otherwise feel misunderstood. Feminist principles of collaboration, empowerment, and respect for multiple worldviews form the foundation of our approach."

Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, CGSP (Comprehensive Gender Services Program),

2025 Traverwood, Suite A1, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, 734-998-2150,


Natasha Lewis-Grinwis, LMSW, Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist, 3300 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 240, Ann Arbor, MI  48104, T: (734) 678-5029, F: (734) 973-2569,

    "I am a clinical social worker in Ann Arbor, MI who specializes in working with sexual health concerns, particularly, with the transgender community. I am affiliated with the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Gender Services Program. I accept all forms of Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, and have a sliding scale fee available to people without insurance."

Packard Health, 200 Arnet St., Suite 150 (first floor), Ypsilanti, MI 48198, (734) 985-7200

    Hannah Hyde, Behavioral Health Therapist,

Parrish Affirming Care, 124 Pearl Street, Suite 404, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 734-210-0830,

    Diana Parrish, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW)    I am a queer social worker committed to expanding access to affirming health care and support for trans and non-binary people. I always have space in my schedule to provide letters in support of gender-affirming care. I also provide therapy and specialize in helping adolescents and adults with depression, other mood disorders, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, ADHD, body image concerns for people in larger bodies, chronic illness, trauma, relationship concerns, and identity development. I offer a sliding scale fee for those without insurance and also accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, United HealthCare, United Behavioral Health, and Optum.

Pride and Joy Counseling, 13 North Washington Street, Suite 131, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 734-510-8000,

    Freddie Wyatt, LMSW-C    My legal name is Derrick Freyman, LMSW-C, but my chosen name is Freddie Wyatt. I am a non-binary, queer therapist dedicated to upholding gender-affirming, sex-positive, and social justice values both in my practice and my personal life. I earned my MSW from Michigan State University, and with over 10 years of experience serving teens, adults, and couples in academic and private practice settings, I specialize in helping people navigate challenges of living with trauma, anxiety, dysphoria, neurodiversity, and relationship difficulties. Whether you are looking to start working on yourself or transitioning to the next level in your life and need some support, Pride and Joy has got your back.

Nancy Quay, LMSW, 2030 Packard Rd, Suite 2, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734-717-0747.

     "Since 1997 I've worked with transgender people, their partners, spouses, and other family members.  I welcome all, from those who are questioning to those who are moving toward transition."

Reset Brain and Body, 2725 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, 734-531-8563,

    Cady Hadesman,  LLMSW   My name is Cady (she/her) and I am a cisgender, fat, queer therapist primarily serving adolescents and young adults. I pride myself on creating a safe, affirming space where clients feel safe, heard, understood, and appreciated for who they are. I have experience in supporting folks in all phases and stages of their queer expression journey, as well as navigating depression, anxiety, and building important skills for neurodiversity. I am well-versed in supporting clients with accessing gender affirming care, building LGBTQIA+ community, navigating complex or challenging family dynamics, as well as supports with queer relationships. I approach each therapeutic relationship through a lens of collaboration and individualized care. I utilize mindfulness-based CBT, somatic experiencing, creative expression, and narrative therapy interventions. I prioritize building upon your interests and preferences to work together towards your goals for therapy. If you think we might be a good fit, please check out Reset's website and feel free to click through my bio to learn more about myself and our practice.

    Morgan Durocher, LPC & R-DMT​   My name is Morgan Durocher (she/her) and I am a cisgender, LGBTQIA+ competent and allied therapist. I have specialized experience in working with humans who identify as LGBTQIA+, kinky, or who are polyamorous/non-monogamous. I offer therapy from the belief that every person is unique, and therefore it is my goal to meet every client as/where they are, and work together to find what may best meet their needs. I bring a body-based (somatic), mindfulness approach that focuses on compassion and non-judgment. I believe that re-integrating the body and mind into therapy can provide tangible ways for clients to relax into a place where healing can begin, particularly for folx who have felt marginalized by societal norms, their families, or their communities.​

RISE- Resilient Inclusive Sexual Health Education & Therapy, 2601 Jackson St, #1115, Ann Arbor, MI 48103,

    Mxs. Lindsay Matthews-Naumann, LMSW, CST

    The framework and lens from which RISE operates are vital components to the practice. RISE unapologetically upholds the following values; to challenge systems of oppression and to create positive change in the world through disseminating radical compassion and support for those folks and communities often marginalized. Anti-Racist Feminist Kink/BDSM Sex Positive Social Justice Intersectional Identities LGBTQ+ Queer Affirming Disability - Neurodiversity Transgender - Nonbinary - Gender Non-Conforming Fat Positive - Health at Every Size - Body Positivity Consensual Non-monogamy - Open Relationships are Valid

Sollars and Associates, 3830 Packard, Ste 280, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, (734) 224-2454

    Jared Boot, MA, TLLP, 248-613-5377   "Jared (he/him) is a licensed master's level psychotherapist (TLLP). He is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA), and Division 44 of the APA: Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Also, Jared is an active member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and he is familiar with the most recent Standards of Care (V7) for working with transgender clients. Jared utilizes an eclectic mode of psychotherapy focused on integrating elements of existential-humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. Using this framework, he tailors treatment to the needs of each client."

Rooted in Change Therapy,

      Birch Snogles, Limited License Marriage and Family Therapist, 313-288-8129,    I see people and their experiences within the context of larger systems and have an understanding of how many of those systems can be oppressive and cause the very problems clients seek therapy for. My treatment framework is systemic, Trans affirmative, and anti-oppressive. Areas of focus include relationship issues, parenting, sexuality and gender, and couple/family adjustments. I am sex positive, sex worker and kink aware. I have experience working with polyamorous and non monogamous folks.

Sylvan Psychological, 206 S Main St, Ste 205, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734-780-4746,

      Dr. Amber Sylvan, Licensed Psychologist,    I am a non-binary therapist who is passionate about working with the trans and broader LGBTQ+ community. My approach is integrative and collaborative, meaning that I will pull from approaches that best fit your goals and who you are as a person. I blend teaching practical, evidence-based skills along with deeper exploration to catalyze more enduring change. I am also a geek therapist and will resonate with those wanting to integrate aspects of nerd culture into therapy. Finally, I am happy to provide letters for gender-affirming medical care.

Naomi Zikmund-Fisher, LMSW, LLC, 517-879-0938,

   Anne Solari, LMSW    ​EMDR, CBT, MI Trained and IFS informed. Certificate from NASW in Clinical Concerns and Gender Identity.

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