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Gender Affirming Care

At Clarity Clinic, we recognize the unique challenges and needs of the transgender community when it comes to mental health care. Our gender-affirming care provides a safe and welcoming space for gender-diverse individuals including those who identify as transgender and non-binary, to access the mental health support they need.
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Understanding the Transgender Community

We understand that non-binary and transgender individuals face unique challenges when it comes to their mental health. Discrimination, stigma, and social isolation are all factors that can contribute to increased rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. It is important for mental health providers to understand the experiences of transgender and other gender-expansive communities to provide effective and compassionate care.

Our team of mental health professionals is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest research and best practices when it comes to supporting the mental health of the transgender community. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health care, regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Gender-Affirming Care: What to Expect

At Clarity Clinic, we provide a range of services under the gender-affirming care treatment area. These services are designed to meet the unique needs of the transgender community and to support individuals on their journey to mental wellness.

Here are some of the services you can expect to receive under our gender-affirming care treatment area:

1. Gender-Affirming Therapy

Gender-affirming therapy is a type of therapy that is specifically designed to support trans, non-binary, and other gender-diverse individuals in their gender identity and expression. This type of therapy can help individuals navigate the challenges of questioning identity, coming out, transitioning, and living as their authentic selves.

Our mental health professionals are trained to provide gender-affirming therapy that is tailored to the unique needs of each individual. We believe that everyone deserves to be respected and validated in their gender identity, and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for all of our clients.

2. Hormone Therapy Support

Hormone therapy is an important part of the transition process for many transgender and non-binary individuals. Our mental health professionals can provide guidance and support for individuals who are considering hormone therapy, including helping them navigate the informed consent process and providing referrals to medical providers as needed.

We understand that hormone therapy can be a daunting and overwhelming process, and we are here to provide support every step of the way. We also understand that hormone therapy is not for everyone and does not make any individual’s gender identity, expression, or transition journey any less valid.

3. Support Groups

Support groups can be an incredibly valuable resource for transgender individuals. Clarity Clinic offers a range of support groups that are inclusive of transgender and gender-diverse individuals. These support groups provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to share their experiences, connect with others who understand their journey and learn valuable coping skills for managing the challenges of being transgender, non-binary, or otherwise gender-expansive.

4. Family Therapy

Family support can be a crucial factor in the mental health and well-being of transgender and non-binary individuals. Our mental health professionals can provide family therapy sessions that are specifically designed to help family members better understand and support their transgender loved ones.

These sessions can help to improve communication, reduce conflict, and strengthen family bonds. We believe that support from family and/or chosen family is an essential component of mental health care, and we are committed to providing resources and support for the entire family unit.

5. Referrals to Medical Providers

We understand that mental health care is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to supporting the transgender community. Our mental health professionals can provide referrals to medical providers who specialize in gender-affirming health care, including primary care physicians, endocrinologists, and surgeons.

We believe that comprehensive health care is essential for the well-being of gender-diverse individuals and communities, and we are committed to helping our clients access the resources and support they need to thrive.

Get Started Your Journey to Gender-Affirming Care Today

If you are looking for support and resources to help you navigate your mental health journey as a transgender or non-binary individual, our gender-affirming care treatment area may be right for you. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health care that is tailored to their unique needs and experiences.

At Clarity Clinic, we are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all individuals who identify as transgender, non-binary, or otherwise gender-expansive. Our team of mental health professionals has the knowledge and expertise to provide effective and compassionate care that can help you on your journey to mental wellness.

Don't wait any longer to get the support and resources you need. Contact us today to learn more about our gender-affirming care and how we can help you on your journey to mental wellness. We look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your journey to mental health and well-being.

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Gender Affirming Care Providers

Elizabeth
Elizabeth Black, LCPC
Director of Clinical Therapy- Lakeview
Jessica
Jessica Selk, LPC
Therapy
Rebecca
Rebecca Helm, LSW
Therapy
Peri
Peri Drury, Clinical Intern
Therapy
Ryan
Ryan Atkins, PA
Psychiatry
Cesar
Cesar Feijoo, PA-C
PA-C
Hannah
Hannah Wychocki, PA-C
PA-C
Hope
Hope Hirsch, LPC
Therapist
Gabriella
Gabriella Lerner, PA-C
PA-C
Cyrus
Cyrus Ma, PA-C
PA-C
Maggie
Maggie Semprevivo, LSW
Therapy
Zachary
Zachary Delgado, LSW
Therapy
Nicholas
Nicholas Zaris, MA
Therapy
Raul
Raul Andrade, MA
Therapist
Sarah
Sarah Tarabey, LCPC
Therapist
Kumail
Kumail Hussain, MD
Young Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Megan
Megan Becker, PA-C
PA-C
Emma
Emma Arsic, PA-C
PA-C
Paul
Paul Bamberger, PA-C
PA-C
Jason
Jason Brescia, LCPC
Therapy
Sankrant
Sankrant Reddy, MD
Psychiatrist
Stephanie
Stephanie Osborne, PA-C
Psychiatry
Ashley
Ashley Seredynski, PA-C
PA-C
Christine
Christine Lantin, PA-C
PA-C
Callie
Callie Perlman, LPC, NCC
Therapist
Chad
Chad Gaynier, LCPC
Therapist
Sudhakar
Sudhakar Shenoy, MD
Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Sharon
Sharon Koys, PA-C
PA-C
Sarah
Sarah Beerman, LCSW, CADC
Therapist
Sahar
Sahar Eftekhar, DO
General & Addiction Psychiatrist
Rebecca
Rebecca Gilfillan, MD
Psychiatrist
Rebecca
Rebecca Kuhn, PA-C
PA-C
Sonnie
Sonnie Cousins, MA
Therapy
Nicole
Nicole Ortiz, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Elana
Elana Horowitz, PA-C
PA-C
Pavan
Pavan Prasad, MD
Psychiatrist
Melissa
Melissa Melzer, LPC
Therapy
Mary
Mary Leighton, LPC
Therapy
Marlena
Marlena Gebhard, LCSW
Therapist
Mariyah
Mariyah Hussain, MD
Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Marc
Marc Sandrolini, MD
Psychiatry
Kiran Binal
Kiran Binal Maharaja, MD
Psychiatrist
Lizzie
Lizzie Ausland, LCPC, CADC
Therapist
Kalyan
Kalyan Rao, MD
Psychiatrist
Jonathan
Jonathan Kolakowski, MD
Psychiatrist
Judy
Judy Bitzer, LCPC
Therapist
Erika
Erika Bielenstein, LCPC
Therapist
Janel
Janel Wenger, AMFT
Therapist
Ivy
Ivy Poma, PA-C
PA-C
Jeanette
Jeanette Marinier, PA-C
PA-C
Jamie
Jamie Schubert, PA-C
PA-C
Sherita
Sherita Hernton, PA-C
PA-C
Jodi
Jodi Randle, LCPC, CADC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Emily
Emily Schaffer, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Maurer, LCPC
Therapist
Emily
Emily Street, PA-C
PA-C
Thomas
Thomas Thurlow, NP
Psychiatry
Savannah
Savannah Sullivan, PA-C
PA-C
Kathryn
Kathryn Ross, PA-C
Psychiatry
Summer
Summer Slininger, PA-C
PA-C
Irena
Irena Markova, PMHNP
Psychiatry
Ravali
Ravali Poreddy, MD
Psychiatrist
Ariella
Ariella Panos, PA-C
PA-C
James
James Ham, PA-C
Psychiatry
Rayna
Rayna Gorstein, PA-C
PA-C
Sierra
Sierra Purcell, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Hoag, MD
Psychiatrist
Ali
Ali Sheikha, PA-C
PA-C
Grace
Grace Starrs, PA-C
Psychiatry
Cassie
Cassie Donahue, PA-C
Psychiatry
Gayathri
Gayathri Ganesh, PA-C
PA-C
Samuel
Samuel Budyszewick, LCSW
Director of Therapy- Evanston
Ryan
Ryan Watters, LSW, CADC
Therapy
Samuel
Samuel Eckert, PA-C
PA-C
Cindy
Cindy Meraz, LPC
Therapy
Chloe
Chloe Wesley, Clinical Intern
Therapy
Rafael
Rafael Lopez, MD
Psychiatrist
Nicholas
Nicholas Little, PA-C
PA-C
Samantha
Samantha Espinosa, MA
Therapy
Randi
Randi Schulman, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Savanna
Savanna Murphy, LSW
Therapy
Madison
Madison Gunter,
Therapy Clinical Intern
Scott
Scott Shadrick, PA-C
PA-C
Mira
Mira Ebalo, PA-C
PA-C
Lauren
Lauren Stanley, LCSW
Therapy
Mark
Mark Bey, LPC
Therapy
Miriam
Miriam Mixon, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Jessica
Jessica Baran, LCPC
Therapy
Justin
Justin Lee, PA-C
PA-C
Jordan
Jordan Valentic-Holden, MA
Therapy
Heather
Heather Holmes, PA-C
PA-C
Carol
Carol Briggs, LPC, NCC
Therapy
Emily
Emily Filip, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Mathews, MA, ATR-P
Therapy
Liz
Liz Hand, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Jenna
Jenna Jacobson, PA-C
PA-C
Dane
Dane Davlantis, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Caitlin
Caitlin Daughtry, PA-C
PA-C
Camryn
Camryn Schmidt, PA-C
PA-C
Dillon
Dillon Pfau, LSW
Therapy
Christopher
Christopher Edwards, LCSW
Therapist
Carolyn
Carolyn Klinkert, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Angelina
Angelina Wheeler, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Brent
Brent Hope, LCSW
Therapy
Alexandra
Alexandra Gregor, PA-C
PA-C
Allegria
Allegria Knouse, PA-C
PA-C
Bakhtawar
Bakhtawar Usman, PA-C
Psychiatry
Antonina
Antonina Lunetta, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Alyssa
Alyssa Bobak, PA-C
PA-C
Alice
Alice Davies, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern

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