Transgender Therapists Who Offer Online Services
One of the most vital elements of your transition process is to get the right help and counseling. Many transgender people misunderstand the purpose of getting counseling prior to making the life-altering changes and they feel that because they are sure they want the change they don’t need the counseling. However, sometimes, it’s not about that; sometimes it’s about being ok with making that transition with your support network or family. Also, it is not only advantageous but also a requirement of surgery that a counseling letter is sent to support your request for permanent surgery. In your mind, you may be sure, but any ethical procedure will insist that you undergo a minimum amount of counseling over a predetermined period of time to ascertain your mental capacity to make this change. Candidates are counseled to make sure that the definitive change they are about to make is not one that they will regret soon after. It has to be ascertained that each candidate is perfect for surgery, no if’s no buts.
When counseling is required or expected you will need someone licensed, reputable and accredited. Below, we have compiled a list of therapist who offer online sessions, with varying levels of fees. They will offer email consultations, Skype, phone calls, and instant messaging options on a paid half-hourly or hourly basis. As always, we caution you to be sure that you have the right therapist, so get testimonials from friends, do your research and be sure of your selection.
Dr. Grahm Peveller Ph.D.
Laguna BelAir Laguna. Philippines
Website: http://www.gendertherapist.com See website for rates and availability
Offers: Online therapy sessions via a secured instant messenger.
*Because Dr Peveller is based in the Philippines there will be a time difference to keep in mind when booking your sessions.
Dr. B. Eli Budd, Ph.D.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Phone: (1) 404-873-5517
Website: http://www.bebuddphd.com See website for rates and availability
Offers: Online Skype sessions in hourly or half-hour appointments. Also includes hormone monitoring via an affiliate local lab for your blood work.
Dr. Carol Clark
Miami, Florida, USA
Phone: (1) 305-891-1827
Website: http://www.drcarolclark.com See website for rates and availability
Offers: Phone or Skype consultations. Also provides document review letters.
Dr. Audrey Lehmann, PhD, LMFT
201 West Main Street
Medford, OR 97504 USA
Phone: (1) 541-896-1564
Website: http://www.audreylehmann.com See website for rates and availability
Offers: Skype or phone sessions on a sliding scale.
Melissa Leonhardt, MA, NCC, LPC
North Carolina, USA
Website: http://www.brandnewdaycounseling.com See website for rates and availability
Offers: E-therapy sessions and letters for surgery recommendation.
Marybeth Markham, MA, LMHCA
Marycliff Center 701 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 107A
Spokane, WA. 99204, USA
Phone: (1) 509-795-6437
Website: http://www.marybethmarkham.com See website for rates and availability
Offers: Skype or phone sessions on a sliding scale according to income.
Shawn McGill, MSW, LSW
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Phone: (1) 412-478-8336
Website: http://www.shawnmcgillmsw.com/ See website for rates and availability
Offers: Therapy sessions are on a sliding scale and letters of recommendation.
Dr. Angie Stones
Website: http://www.globalnewworld.com See website for rates and availability
Offers: In-person and online transgender counseling and letters of referral.