Health Care Providers
The individuals listed here offer a variety of health care services. We've been to see these folks and confirmed that they are friendly and offer confidential service. We encourage you to take advantage of their hospitality and willingness to help us; show your appreciation by giving them your business and tell them you learned about them here.
Central Family Practice
720 W. 34th, Suite 105
Austin Texas 78705
Kate Wanstrom, FNP
Elliot Trester, MD
Connie Ryan, RN, WHNP
Very TG friendly and discreet, Central Family Practice welcomes you. Kate Wanstrom, RNC, FNP, provides hormone therapy and is very respectful. The practice has other services; acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, nutritional consultation, and confidential STD screening. Connie Ryan, the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, specializes in women's health. Dr. Trester can see patients with general medical needs.
Holistic Family Medicine
1604 Nueces St.
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 452.3004 (fax)
M. Rayner Dickey, MD
Dr. M. Rayner Dicky is a compassionate & Trans* friendly physician that is all about natural health and dignity. He ensures you can access him and helps you feel comfortable with the area of treatment you may need. He can help with diagnosis related to WPATH letters.
Hill Country Mental Health
3532 Bee Caves Road, Site 101B
Austin, TX 78746
Chris Farrell, LCSW, SAP
Chris is offering Psychoteherapy and counseling. Chris is new to counseling transgender people, but really wants to get into this field. I personally spent some time with Chris, and I think he would be a good counselor. If you see Chris for counseling, send me an email and let me know if you had a good experience.
Transformation Psychotherapy Services
Katy Koonce, LCSW
Not Your Mother's Psychotherapy!
Katy Koonce has a number of support groups:
FTM Support Group Meets the last Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm. This group is on a drop in, donation basis.
Mixed Gender/Mixed Sexuality Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Group: Participants must have experience with individual therapy and be willing to make a long-term commitment to the group process.
Contact Katy Koonce for more details.
Paula Buls, LCSW
1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 204E
Austin, Texas 78723
Paula Buls, LCSW, Psychotherapy for a Diverse Planet.
Paula was the first openly trans-woman to graduate from the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. She has served as the Chair of the GLBTQ Issues Committee for the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and was a founding member of the Transgender Education Network of Texas. In addition to her work as a therapist for GLBTQ and questioning people, she is also a Kink Aware Professional and works extensively with the poly community.
Paula sees clients both individually and in a psychotherapy group co-facilitated with Katy Koonce, LCSW.
Here is a link to her Psychology Today Profile: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/178986.
Mary Tonsager, PHD — Psychologist
3660 Stone Ridge Road,#D-102
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 328-1465 (Office)
(512) 328-9803 (Fax)
Dr. Tonsager doesn't use computer technology, but she has been a major help counseling one of our M2F TG sisters in creating a healthy space to explore her feminine side, and especially helping her spouse come to grips with the situation - NO SMALL FEAT! Dr. Tonsager is excellent and very friendly, with years of experience in the TG community. She sometimes has weekend hours too.
Austin Family Counseling
5000 Bee Caves Road Ste 100,
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 298-3381 ext 109
Natalie Love, LPC-Intern, LMFT-Associate
Supervised by Sabrina Kindell, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Natalie is an LMFT-Associate and LPC-Intern. She co-leads a support group with Savannah Stoute, LPC-Intern, for loved ones of transgender individuals, and also works with LBGTQ individuals and couples. She enjoys working with transgender clients, their partners, and family members wherever they are in their process. Her services include collaborating with doctors and other professionals when needed, offering letters of recommendation for HRT, and providing a welcoming, non-judgmental space to process issues both related and unrelated to gender identity. She is excited about expanding resources and connections in the LGBTQ community.
Savannah Stoute, LPC
950 Westbank Dr. Suite 104
Austin, TX 78746
Savannah offers individual and family counseling to transgender and gender nonconforming teens and adults. She also co-facilitates a Support Group for Family of Transgender Individuals where parents and partners can explore the process of their loved one's transition.
Medical Parkway Psychotherapy & Counseling
3705 Medical Parkway Ste 520,
Austin, TX 78705
Dana Bentley, MA, LMFTA, COFC, CNSC
Dana is a psychotherapist in Austin, trans herself, and serves the gender diverse as well as alternative lifestyle communities of Austin. She offers sliding scale for people who are not able to pay the full fee, which unfortunately is often the case among the gender diverse community who experience difficulty finding full employment due to discrimination.
Mary B. Mattis, LCSW, LCDC
2312 Western Trails Blvd C-301,
Austin, TX 78745
Cell: (512) 701-7378
Office: (512) 621-5337
Mary has provided psychotherapy services to people of TG persuasions for 10 years, and has been offering trainings on treating TG people to other professionals for the same amount of time. She has been practicing in Austin for 5 years, and opened her own practice in 2013. She has experience with individual therapy (both FtM and MtF) as well as couples therapy. Her practice is divided between supervising newer clinicians and seeing clients.
Lindsay Legé, LMSW
601 W 18th St,
Austin, TX 78701
Lindsay is an associate therapist under the supervision of Louis Laves-Webb. Her areas of clinical interest include working with groups, relationships, and sexuality, including: couples in or thinking about an open relationship and individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ). See her Psychology Today profile or her website for more information.
Waterloo Counseling Center
314 E Highland Mall Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 444-9922 ext. 206 (Office)
(512) 444-9926 (Fax)
Waterloo Counseling Center offers individual counselling, and with enough interest may start transgender support groups. Contact Waterloo to make an appointment.
Counseling and Nature Therapy Center
Bonnie King, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Counseling and Nature Therapy Center specializes in the personal development of individuals who identify as transgender. Through the provision of compassionate and thoughtful counseling services focused specifically on the needs of people exploring their gender identity, clients can feel comfortable exploring their authentic selves. Bonnie King works with children, teens, adults, and families.
Sean Taylor Seyer, MA, LPC -Psychotherapist
Sean provides counseling sessions online to adult and teen clients across Texas navigating their LGBTQIA identities. He focuses on the alleviation of anxiety and depression. He also assists people with documentation required for medical treatment (HRT, surgery) as well as name and gender marker changes. Therapy sessions tend to center around identity and relationship difficulties with family, significant others, friends, and coworkers.
Sean is a transman who creates trans* and genderqueer sensitivity training videos for businesses as well as DIY emotional- help tutorials. He has worked directly with clients for 8 years.
Amanda Hathorn-Wilkins, LPC
Plumeria Counseling Center 2501 W. William Cannon Drive, Building 6 Suite A,
Austin, Texas 78745
(512) 344-9181 (Office)
Amanda is a gender therapist (among other specializations) working in south Austin. See
her Psychology Today profile for more information.
Heather McPherson LPC, LMFT, Sex Therapist
4611 Bee Caves Rd #300
(512) 553-6310 (Office)
Heather McPherson M.A., LPC, LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Texas Section Leader, AASECT
Respark Therapy, PLLC
Relationships | Sexuality
Heather is a licensed therapist that specializes in sexuality and LGBTQQIA+ relationships. She has experience and training working with transgender clients and she enjoys it immensely. Heather also runs the Southwest Sexual Health Alliance which is a sex positive organization that is dedicated to helping therapists and the general public better understand sexuality and alternative relationships. Heather also has experience working with Transgender clients and their Doctors including writing WPATH letters.
Kauitzsch Counseling of Austin
Russell Kauitzsch, MS, LPC
8500 N Mopac Expy #701 Austin, TX 78759
(512) 731-1395 (Office)
Russell Kauitzsch provides counseling in various specialties.
Ryan Dillon Counseling
Ryan Dillon, LPC-Intern, NCC
8700 Manchaca Road, Suite 806,
Austin TX, 78748
(512) 593-2287 (Office)
Ryan provides counseling services at a low-cost, sliding scale starting at $60 and specializes in seeing transgender clients from 7 years old and up.
601 W. 18th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Renee Randazzo, LPC-Intern,
Supervised by Sara Weber, LPC-S
Renee is a transgender-affirming psychotherapist with experience in progressive gold standards of transgender healthcare. Before arriving in Austin, she worked for Fenway Health in Boston, a national leader in LGBTQ care, conducting hormone readiness assessments as the Transgender Health Patient Advocate and engaging communities in innovative research (see www.transmaschealth.org).
Sullivan Physical Therapy
12411 Hymeadow Drive, Building 3 Suite 3B
Austin, Texas 78750
Christina McGee, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, CCCE
Christina is a pelvic floor physical therapist at Sullivan Physical Therapy in Austin. They are a specialty practice of 9 doctors of physical therapy, treating only pelvic floor dysfunction in all ages and genders. They are very open to caring for transgender patients, and many of them have spent time shadowing a surgeon that performs gender confirmation surgeries in clinic and in the operating room. They treat conditions such as pelvic and abdominal pain, scar management, pain with sexual activity, bladder frequency/urgency, bowel dysfunction, among a variety of other complaints. They pride themselves in caring for the whole person.
Violet Crown Counseling & Deagan and Associates
Tracy Deagan LCSW, LPC-S
Director and Principle Practitioner
Tracy provides expert, affordable, knowledgable therapy for transgender clients as well as others that identity as L,G,B,Q,GC,A and more. She specializes in Sense of Self and Relationship to self and others for Individuals of all ages, couples, and families. She is alternative friendly and many of her clients identify as out of the mainstream.