Other Selected US Resources

The following is a list of providers outside of Washington State whom I can recommend or who have been recommended to me. This listing is not meant to be complete. It is no longer being updated regularly.


Joyce Luman (Counseling)
Professional Counseling Center
P.O. Box 818
Pell City, AL 35125
Phone: (205) 884-0440

Recommended by a transwoman who writes: "She is the counselor I've used since 1995 or so. She has done recommendations for HRT and SRS, and has contacts for secondary SRS recommendations by a Psy.D. She conducts her practice in the afternoons and evenings. During the day you will get her machine."

Tamara Pellant, M.S. (Psychotherapy)
3776 Sullivan Street, Suite B
Madison, AL 35758
Phone: (256) 464-9755

Recommended by a transgendered woman who writes: "She is a licensed professional counselor in private practice, specializing in alternative lifestyles, including the spectrum of gender issues. An intelligent, engaging personality who seems to know her stuff."


Griffin Cipolla, D.O. (Internal Medicine)
Camelback Mountain Medical Associates, P.C.
3411 N. 5th Ave., Suite 402
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: (602) 266-4383

Dr. Cipolla recently requested the hormone therapy handouts from my presentation at GLMA. He wrote: "I have a number of patients that have started coming to my practice who are transgendered and are requesting hormonal manipulation."

Judy O'Donoghue, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
3910 S. Rural Road, Suite A-1
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 894-2425

A thoughtful clinician, experienced in sexual and gender minority issues.

Anne Stericker, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
1200 N. El Dorado
Tucson AZ
Phone: (520)-298-9746
Email: abstericker@earthlink.net

Recommended by an Arizona transsexual woman.


Pornthip Chalungsooth, Ed.D. (Psychotherapy)
600 Razorback Rd.
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-5276

My informant writes, "I recommend Dr. Chalungsooth, an outstanding therapist who has demonstrated particular sensitivity and exceptional expertise in treating transgendered persons."


Barbara F. Anderson, Ph.D., LCSW (Psychotherapy)
1537 Franklin Street, Suite 104
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 776-0139

I met Dr. Anderson at the London HBIGDA meeting, and was very impressed by her knowledge and insight. Highly recommended.

Stephen L. Braveman, M.A., L.M.F.T., C.S.T. (Psychotherapy)
494 Alvarado Street, Suite A
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 375-7553
Email: stephen@bravemantherapy.com

I know Mr. Braveman from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He has had several TS clients and leads TS support groups as well.

Lin Fraser, Ed.D. (Psychotherapy)
2538 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 922-9240

My informants consider Dr. Fraser to be an excellent therapist, and my conversations with her confirm that impression. Highly recommended.

William Henkin, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
1801 Bush Street, Suite 111
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 923- 1150

Dr. Henkin is very experienced, and is one of the most thoughtful clinicians I know. Highly recommended.


Rosalyne Blumenstein MSW (Counseling)
Los Angeles, CA area
Phone: (310) 850-2702

Ms. Blumenstein is the former director of the Gender Identity Project at New York's LGBT Community Services Center. She has special interests in core identity exploration, addiction and recovery, and trauma issues.

Richard F. Docter, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
17162 Sunburst Street
Northridge, CA 91325
Phone: (818) 349-9709

Dr. Docter has been working with transgendered clients for over 20 years and has a sophisticated understanding of our issues. Highly recommended.

James E. Gernert, M.D. (Internal Medicine)
Ann T. Wong, R.N.
1127 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1515
Los Angeles, CA 90017-4064
Phone: (213) 977-1176

My informant calls Dr. Gernert and Ms. Wong, “a wonderful and caring doctor and nurse, who have been helping transsexuals with hormone therapy for years. For further information, please contact Ann: she is a really terrific individual.”

Richard Horowitz, M.D. (Internal Medicine)
8635 West 3rd Street, Suite 885
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 358-7200

Dr. Horowitz and I had the opportunity to meet and discuss practice issues at HBIGDA Symposium in 2001. I think he would be an excellent choice for transgender hormone therapy.

Marie Keller, M.A., M.F.C.C.
Amanda Silvestri, M.A.
Los Angeles Gender Center
1923-1/2 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 2
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 475-8880
Email: lagc@lagendercenter.com
Web: www.lagendercenter.com

Ms. Keller, Ms. Silvestri, and their colleagues are experienced gender specialists.

Christine Milrod, M.A., M.F.T. (Clinical Psychology)
519 North La Cienega Blvd., Suite 209
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 281-9658
Email: info@transgendercounseling.com

I met Ms. Milrod at the HBIGDA Symposium in 2001, and was very impressed by her knowledge and by her commitment to transgender care.

Layla's Electrology
2640-1/2 Barry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 473-0979

My informant writes, "Many of us in the TS community go to Layla. She is extremely skilled and dedicated to her TS clients. The TS community in this area has no better friend than Layla."

Mary Yamaki
Mary's Body Aesthetica & Med Spa
8344 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 651-0505
Email: maryyamaki@aol.com
Web: maryyamaki.com

Recommended by a transwoman who writes, "Mary Yamaki works almost exclusively with the transgender community in Los Angeles. She has been in practice for over twenty-five years here and I would appreciate it if you could add her to your online list."

Daniel Zwitman, Ph.D. (Speech Pathology)
11645 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1080
Brentwood, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 208-6000

My informant writes, "I worked with Dan for about a year, and he helped me develop a believable female voice. He is a wonderful man, and quite sensitive to the TS community and our privacy."

Valerie Smith (Electrology)
San Juan Electrolysis and Skin Care Center
27184 Ortega Highway, Suite 204
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 240-2311

An informant writes, "She is a TS-sensitive electrologist who has been in practice over 25 years. She utilizes the blend method and still charges only $35/hour to her TS clients. She will even suggest use of laser to start if one is a good candidate. I recommend her highly."

Dianna Melillo (Electrology)
916 N. Mountain Ave., B-4
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (909) 985-2084

A transsexual informant writes, "Dianna is very good. She will do the perineal area. When I last visited her, she charged $35 an hour for transgendered clients. She is T-friendly and discrete."


Kathe Perez, M.A. (Speech Pathology)
Exceptional Voice
650 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1410
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: (303) 722-2181
Fax: (303) 722-2470
Email: kathe@exceptionalvoice.com
Web: www.exceptionalvoice.com

A knowledgeable speech therapist with a genuine interest in the transgender community.

Rachael St.Claire, Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology)
673 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 201-0300
Email: StClaireR@aol.com

My colleague Dr. St.Claire is a sympathetic and experienced gender therapist. Highly recommended.

Debra-Ann Thompson, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
2755 S. Locust Street, Suite #207
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 758-6634

A transsexual woman writes, "She is a gender counselor who also works with significant others and families. Deb-Ann is not my therapist, but I have met her, and know people who have gone to her and rate her very highly."

Anna Wegleitner, M.D. (Family Practice)
2020 S. Oneida, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80224
Phone: (303) 759-4800

A transsexual woman writes, "She is a general practitioner but also a specialist in supervising HRT, and a wonderful doctor, the best I have ever had in 40 years."


David Sanford, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
6010 Overland Road
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: (208) 377-5720

Recommended by a transsexual woman, who writes, "Dr. Sanford had been my psychologist for that last 19 months. I looked for almost 7 months to find him. He is extremely competent and transgender-friendly."

Maggie Strowd, M.S.W. (Social Work)
Canyon County Counseling Center
510 Arthur St., Suit D
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: (208) 454-1576

Recommended by the same transsexual woman, who calls Ms. Strowd, "wonderful, caring and extremely competent."


Richard Carroll, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Northwestern Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry
675 N. St. Clair, Suite 20-250
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 695-2323

An experienced and knowledgeable gender therapist. Highly recommended.

Frederick Ettner, M.D. (Family Practice)
800 Austin, Suite 308
Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: (847) 733-2229

Experienced in transgender hormone therapy.

Randi Ettner, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
1214 Lake Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 328-3433

A dedicated gender therapist who has been a consistent advocate for our community. Highly recommmended.

Lynette Venturella (Speech Pathology)
Professionally Speaking
(Chicago area)
Phone: (773) 218-9183

Recommmended by a Chicago transsexual woman. Ms. Venturella has been a frequent presenter on speech feminization at Chicago-area gender conferences.


Dee Dibal, R.N (Nurse Practitioner)
753 State Ave., Suite 116
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 621-4001

A T-friendly provider with a positive attitude and plenty of clinical smarts.

Jennifer Gunter, M.D. (OB-Gyn)
KU Medical Center
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: (913) 588-6268

Has experience with TS patients, according to a local TS woman.

Sharon Lee, M.D.
Southwest Boulevard Clinic
340 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66103
Phone: (913) 722-3100

A physician who has cared for several TS patients.


Marcia Malone Bell, M.S., LMFT, CFLE
Malone Family Therapy, Inc.
228 East Reynolds Road, Suite B-2
Lexington, KY 40517-1729
Phone: (859) 273-5698

A transsexual client of Ms. Bell writes, "She's the only therapist in central Kentucky who has a reasonable transgendered practice. She's bright, she actually cares, she knows what she's talking about, and she's sympathetic to us. I guess it would be gilding the lily to say I like her."

Diann B. Meek, LMFT
1021 Majestic Drive, Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: (859) 278-1085
Fax: (859) 278-1086

An informant writes, "I have known Diann for some time and I am quite impressed with her, both as a person and as a therapist. She cares about us."


Fred Berlin, M.D., Ph.D.
104 East Biddle Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 539-1661
Web: www.fredberlin.com

Highly recommended by a Maryland TS woman.

Kate Thomas, Ph.D., R.N.
4419 Fall Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (410) 625-1095

I know Dr. Thomas from contact at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. She’s a thoughtful, experienced clinician.


Diane Ellaborn, LCSW (Psychotherapy)
152 Edmands Rd.
Framingham MA 01701
Phone: (508) 788-5406

A sympathetic clinician with loads of experience. Highly recommended.


Kim Schmidt, Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Arrowhead Psychological Clinic
324 W Superior St., Suite 600
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 723-8153

An informant reports, "Dr. Schmidt accepts TG patients. She leads a TS support group every other Tuesday of every month."


Southampton Healthcare Inc.
2340 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 647-2200
Web: http://southamptonhealthcare.com

An FtM transperson writes, "Southampton Healthcare is a local clinic that caters to the LGBT population and is trans-inclusive. I have been told they offer sliding scale fees to those who are uninsured."

Lee Borrine, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
8147 Delmar Blvd., Suite 219
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 960-6713

My informant says of Dr. Borrine, "He has worked extensively with the gay and lesbian community in St. Louis, and is quite knowledgeable and experienced with gender issues."

Anne Fitzsimmons, M.D. (Family Practice)
Green Meadows Clinic
3217 S. Providence
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: (573) 884-7733

Recommended by a TS woman in Columbia.

Caroline Gibbs, MS, LPC, NCC
8080 Ward Parkway, Suite 330
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (816) 305-0943
Fax: (816) 931-7157
Email: gibbsassist@yahoo.com

Ms. Gibbs writes, "I am an LPC in private practice in the Kansas City area and have been working for 5 years with transgender individuals across the spectrum. My caseload includes between 3 and 8 transgender persons at any one time. Although I work with other populations, I find my greatest satisfaction in assisting the TG client through his or her journey." Ms. Gibbs received an enthusiastic endorsement from a current transgender client.

Michelle Anne Kelley, M.S. (Psychology)
7434 Wyandotte
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (816) 822-7337

Ms. Kelly says, "I have 25 years experience in the general practice of clinical psychology, am active in the local gender community, and have been in transition for the past two years myself."

Megan Monroe, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. (Psychotherapy)
330 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 756-5100

I know Ms. Monroe from a recent phone consultation. She has some experience with transgender clients, is working to acquire greater expertise, and appears to be knowledgeable concerning local resources.

Mark A. Scheperle, M.D. (Internal Medicine)
1034 South Brentwood, Suite 960
St. Louis, MO 63117
Phone: (314)725-8886

A local TS woman calls Dr. Scheperle "a great MD, very personable. He is handling the bulk of the TS population here, and he adheres to the SOC."

Linda J. Weiner, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
7700 Clayton Rd, Suite 309
St. Louis, MO 63117

My informant writes: "Linda reminds me of a younger Millie Brown; we definitely steer all our friends to her. We get great feedback from everyone who goes to her."


Anne Ross Harris, Licensed Clinical Counselor
210 N. Higgins, Suite 202
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 721-4610
Email: annerharris@earthlink.net
Web: gaymontana.com/wmglcc/tgsprt.html

Counseling for all phases of TS process, specializing in family process. No charge for initial consultations. Also the contact person for the Missoula TG group below.

TG Transitions
c/o The Family Center
210 N. Higgins, Suite 202
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 721-4610, Ext. #3
Email: annerharris@earthlink.net
Web: gaymontana.com/wmglcc/tgsprt.html

Anne Ross Harris' description: A resource for transsexuals, transgendered persons, their families and friends. Provides support, education, advocacy, and medical referrals. Meetings are generally the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, but may vary; call for next meeting time. New participants must meet for a personal no-charge interview prior to admittance to the group.


Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (Medical and Mental Health Care)
356 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212)271-7220
Web: www.callen-lorde.org

The Callen-Lorde Center is the largest provider of medical and mental health services to transgender clients in New York City and is internationally recognized for providing high quality, trans-affirmative care.

M. K. Bartolos, M.D. (Internal Medicine)
30 West 60th Street, Suite 1F
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 262-5291

Dr. Bartolos is one of the New York Gender Identity Project's primary referrals for hormone therapy. He's an experienced clinician who welcomes transsexual clients.

John C. Capozuca, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
373 Bleeker Street, Suite 1-C
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 243-4310

Dr. Capozuca sees many transsexual clients in his private practice. He really understands our issues, and I like him very much. Highly recommended.

Richard Coburn, M.D. (Plastic Surgery)
6 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 288-5100

A transsexual woman writes, "When I decided to get a tracheal shave I had to search around, so I was thinking I should share Dr. Coburn’s name with others in the New York area. His prices are excellent and he is very understanding. He performs surgery in the building, and it is really easy to get to by train. The tracheal shave was $2000. He also does breast implants, rhinoplasty, and other procedures."

Samantha Ifil, D.D.S.
Garden Dental Arts
215 Eastern Parkway (across from Brooklyn Museum)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 230-3183
E-mail: gardendentalart@optonline.net

Recommended by a transwoman who writes, "I had my first appointment with Dr. Ifil today and found both the doctor and her staff very warm and welcoming.

Shelly Juran, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
150 Henry Street, Ground Floor
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 625-6526

I was very impressed with Dr. Juran's presentation at the HBIGDA meeting in London in 1999. She is interested in seeing more transsexual clients.

Edward Merker, M.D. (Endocrinology)
237 East 20th St.
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 777-3280; also
35 E. 85th St.
New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 288-1110

A transsexual woman writes, "I've been seeing Dr. Merker for over 4 years. He is listed in my Cigna book as a primary care physician but he is also listed in the back of the book by his specialty, endocrinology. He and his staff are wonderful caring people who go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. He has been helping our community for many years." Another transwoman writes,"Dr. Merker has been my doctor for 8 years and is very well respected in the LGBT community."

Katherine Rachlin, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
49 West 24th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 206-3636

Dr. Rachlin is another experienced clinician whom I greatly respect. Highly recommended.

Joanne Zager, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
118 Park Lane
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 272-6353

Recommended by a transsexual woman in upstate New York. She reports that Dr. Zager is "very experienced with gender issues," and that she knows "at least half a dozen other TG individuals who go to her as well."

Joseph P. Zanfordino, M.A., CCC/SP (Speech Pathology)
122 Fayette St.
Ithaca, NY 14850-5261
Phone: (607) 227-0143
E-mail: goodword@lightlink.com

Mr. Zanfordino writes, "I work on the person's resonance, so as to gain a balance between oral and nasal resonance. I also work on word choice, vocal inflection, phrasing, and individual's self-perception."


David P. Rogers, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Triangle Psychological Services
5425 Turkey Farm Road
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 968-8070

I’ve worked twice with Dr. Rogers, and find him both experienced and insightful.


Alice Christianson, MA (Clinical Psychology)
MeritCare Neuroscience Clinic
700 First Ave. S.
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: (701) 234-4131

I met Ms. Christianson at the London HBIGDA Symposium. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She practices in the psychiatry department at MeritCare, and is a team member of their Sexual Disorders Clinic. She tells me she has worked with transsexual males and females for some 19 years.


Annette Millie, M.D. (General Practice)
5517 Corduroy Rd.
Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: (419) 693-0793

A transsexual woman writes: "Dr. Millie agreed to learn about transsexuality by taking me on as a patient. She provides excellent and affordable care in a non-judgmental environment. She also performs electrolysis on site and can administer lidocaine by injection for a small additional charge."

Thomas Meiring, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Innerview Behavioral Care
27475 Holiday Lane
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Phone: (419) 872-0619

The informant above writes: "Dr. Meiring has a wealth of experience with transgendered clients. Although it has not yet happened, he's discussed coordinating somewhat with Dr. Millie."


WEB LINK: The Central Oklahoma Transgender Alliance (COTA) maintains an extensive list of Oklahoma providers at their web site.


Sara Becker, M.D. (Family Practice)
Northwest Primary Care Group P.C.
3033 SE Monroe Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Phone: (503) 659-4988

Dr. Becker is an experienced provider of hormone therapy and primary care for transsexual and transgender patients. Highly recommended.

Terry Eason (Electrology)
648 NE Adams St.
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: (503) 472-1253

A transsexual informant writes, "Terry is very thorough and conscientious. She charges $45 an hour. She is T-friendly and discrete."


Martin Seltman, M.D. (Family Practice)
Forbes Family Practice
2566 Haymaker Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: (412) 858-2768

Dr. Seltman wrote to me for information about hormone therapy. When I asked whether he would like to be listed as a provider on my web site, he said he would "be thrilled to be listed." He went on to report that "most of the transgendered folks in Pittsburgh are connected to Persad Center (a 27 year old counseling center for sexual minorities) in some way, and they are referring to us already. It would be great if your website helps others to get in touch with us."


Steven Dorfman, M.D. (Endocrinology)
Endocrine Associates of Dallas P.A.
5480 La Sierra Dr.
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 363-5535

According to my colleague, Dr. Beth Ryan, Dr. Dorfman has treated 50 or more transsexual patients.

Karen K. King, D.O. (Family Practice)
9323 Garland Road, Suite 307
Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: (214) 328-7400

Dr. King has prescribed hormone therapy for many transsexual patients, according to my informant. Highly recommended by my source.

Russell Kauitzsch, M.A. (Counseling)
Cicada Recovery Services
Austin, TX
Phone: (512) 731-1395

Mr. Kauitzsch is recommended by an informant who describes him as a "kind, courteous, caring individual who listens and responds with information and help."

Kathy Sheley, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
1011 West 31st Street, Suite 507
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 451-4665

I met Dr. Sheley at the HBIGDA Symposium in 2001. She is highly recommended by my colleague Alice Webb.

Alice Webb, D.H.S. (Sexology, Counseling)
6333 Chimney Rock Rd., #427
Houston, TX 77081
Phone: (713) 830-5628

My friend and colleague Dr. Webb, former President and Executive Director of HBIGDA, and a consistent ally of the transgender community, has resumed seeing gender clients. Highly recommended.


Mara Rabin, M.D.
1002 East South Temple, #404
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: (801) 335-4479

According to Dr. Kevin McCusker, who has ceased practicing in Salt Lake City, Dr. Rabin has experience with transgender care and is excited about receiving additional referrals of transgendered patients.

Daniel Rapp, M.D. (Psychiatry)
546 Chipeta Way, Suite 430
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: (801) 585-7111

Dr. Rapp was suggested by a transsexual woman in Salt Lake City, and I've subsequently received two good reports about him. He's supposedly both experienced and liberal.

Colette Malan, LCSW (Psychotherapy)
2610 Washington Blvd.
Ben Lomond Mezzanine
Ogden, UT 84403
Phone: (801) 334- 7217 or (801) 625-3620

I met Colette at IASHS, and was impressed by her empathy, insight, and integrity. She has some experience with gender clients, and welcomes the opportunity to work with others.


Wally Wolfe, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
231 W. 6th St.
Powell, WY 82435-1895
Phone: (307) 754-6132
Email: wolfew@nwc.cc.wy.us

I met Dr. Wolfe at the SSSS Annual Meeting in 2001. He told me that he has seen several transsexual clients, and that he is comfortable performing evaluations for transgender hormone therapy.

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