Therapists

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These Therapists have all been recommended by their trans clients. As of today (11/3/2011) information is still being imported and verified.

Athens

Chuck Zanone

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

UGA Department of Counselling and Psychological Services Athens, GA 706 542 2273

It's $12 per session if you paid the student health fee, more if not. When you make your first CAPS appointment it is free, and they will pair you with a therapist. Make sure you mention Dr. Zanone to your evaluator...otherwise you could be paired with someone that's not quite as competent.

Alexander Cohen

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

Licensed Psychologist

1150 South Milledge Avenue, Suite 4 Athens, GA 30605-6723

(706) 548 6744

May be willing to work on a sliding scale.

Eli Budd, Ph.D.

1216 Mars Hill Road,# C, Watkinsville, Ga. 30655

Phone: 404 873 5517

webpage: bebuddphd.com

Sally Kennedy

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

Licensed Psychiatrist

Colleen Sloan

CAPS at the University of Georgia

Only open to current University of Georgia students.

(706) 542 1173

Anneleise Singh

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

Specializes in Gender Identity Disorder among youth. Has a practice in Atlanta and Athens. She's also a researcher (i.e. very busy), so call to see if she's accepting new patients.

(404) 849-8186

Does not take insurance, but will work on a sliding scale if you ask.

Atlanta

Cheryll Thompson, M.A., LAPC

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

Takes sliding scale patients at two locations:

Heartwork Counseling Center 990 Edgewood Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30307 www.heartworkcounseling.com cheryll@htwcc.org

Wellspring Counseling Center 700 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway Suite 250 Roswell, GA 30576 cheryll@wellspringlife.com

  • poly, kink, queer, and LGB friendly also

Dr. Faughn Adams, Psy.D.

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

1244 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 354-6244

drfaughnadams.com

Private practice and Emory's Counseling Center; free for Emory Students
Takes sliding-scale patients after-hours*
Does not take insurance.
Sliding Scale. Ze is genderqueer.

  • limited spaces for reduced fee clients

Will Mahan

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

Equality Counseling Center
15 Lenox Pointe NE, Suite B
Atlanta, GA
phone: 404-229-6177
www.atlantacounselor.net

Dr. Maxwell Anderson & Associates

Unfortunately, Dr. Maxwell Anderson, born August 26, 1956, passed away January 14, 2010, after fighting brain cancer. He will be missed dearly, and his years of service to our community will not be forgotten.

In particular, check out Dr. Anderson's website for tons of additional information about him.

Jack Boyan, LMFT

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

Takes lots of insurers. He's often short on vacancies. Mention how you found him.

  • poly and kink friendly

Virginia Erhardt

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

Erin Swenson, M.Div, Ph.D.

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

Very good for spiritual/religious issues as well as gender issues.

Randi Stephens, MA, LMFT

545 North McDonough Street, Suite 204 (Mezzanine B) Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 583-0759

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), counseling, individual or group sessions. Also provides transgender case management.

Eli Budd, Ph.D.

1817 Wildwood Place, NE, Atlanta 30324

Phone: 404 873 5517

webpage: bebuddphd.com

Rev. Erin Swenson, PhD

Brookwood Exchange Building Suite 505 1708 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 312-5677

Very well regarded in the community. Also runs a support group. Presbyterian minister with an expertise in spiritual issues. She is also trans identified.

Dr. Ren Massey

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

1244 Clairmont Road Suite 101 Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 292-3400

He is also trans identified.

Kathie Thodeson, LPC

1900 Century Place NE Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30345

(404) 235-5467

Director of Metropolitan Community Counseling Services. They often have other staff at MCCS who are experienced with trans clients as well.

Dr. Erika Pluhar

34 Lenox Pointe NE Atlanta, GA 30324

(404) 869 -0040

Very well regarded in the community. Sliding scale available. Does not bill insurance but provides receipts for reimbursement.

Bryan Raybon, LPC

Unfortunately, Bryan Rybon has passed away in 2011. We deeply thank him for his contributions to our community.

Dr. Ana Adelstein, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

The Highland Psych Collaborative

675 Seminole Avenue Suite 307 Atlanta, GA 30307

www.anaadelstein.com

(678) 701-9559 x 101

Member of World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Affiliated with TransYouth and Family Allies and Positive Impact (Atlanta).

Celebrates working with individuals as young as 3.

Individual couples and family therapy, as well as educational guidance and advocacy for clients. Provides documentation necessary for social transition and medical treatments (including hormonal and surgical).

Not affiliated with any insurance plans, but happy to submit out-of-network claims on behalf of clients.

Kristine Medea, LPC, BCETS

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.


Home office in Inman Park. Contact for address.

ThrivingHeart Counseling & Consulting (404) 661-9867 http://thrivingheart.com

Does not take insurance. Sliding scale fees available.

Wayne Ross

1529 Piedmont Ave Suite H Atlanta, GA 30311

(404) 245-8316

Does not take insurance. Sliding scale fees available. Client focused on people of color. Offers counseling, hypnotherapy, transition counseling, nutritional counseling, and psychiatry services.

Charlene Crafton

635 Peyton Road SW Atlanta, GA 30311

(404) 758-4759

Barbara Rubin

957 West Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318

(404) 733-5678

Roswell

Cheryll Thompson, M.A., LAPC

Will write letters for hormones/surgery.

Takes sliding scale patients at two locations:

Wellspring Counseling Center 700 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway Suite 250 Roswell, GA 30576 cheryll@wellspringlife.com

Heartwork Counseling Center 990 Edgewood Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30307 www.heartworkcounseling.com cheryll@htwcc.org

  • poly, kink, queer, and LGB friendly also