For therapist search, including trans affirming services.
For Marginalized Communities
Referral options for low income, BIPOC, and other marginalized communities.
Clinicians who value social justice and provide inclusive & culturally competent services:
Inclusive Therapists - Clinicians are approved for membership - asks extensive questions related to a therapist's approach with marginalized populations as well as their work on anti-racism.
Therapy Den - Clinicians sign statement that they are affirming of all marginalized communities and asked to respond to a series of questions related to work with marginalized communities.
Low Income/Sliding Scale/Community Mental Health Services:
Open Path Collective - Access to treatment between $30-60 (+ 1x sign-up fee)
For trans/nonbinary surgery referrals: Galap
For BIPOC seeking Clinicians of Color:
Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
Boston-Area Clinicians of Color
Out Care Health - Search by location
Boston, MA-Area LGBT Friendly
Providence, RI-Area LGBT Friendly
NOTE: For Trans & Gender Nonbinary Competent clinicians, please see below.
For Trans & Gender Nonbinary Affirming Care
Note: Most of these sites do not vet providers who request to be listed. Providers self-identify as trans affirming, but I cannot speak to the actual competence of those who are listed. They also do not indicate providers who have anti-racism & social justice competence.
Trans Care Site- maintained by Fenway Health in Boston
RAD Remedy Referral Database - Thorough questioning of providers requesting to be added.
World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)
Plume - Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy by trans and nonbinary medical providers. Monthly membership rate ($99), including the cost of labs (does not cover rx cost). Many states, the list is growing.
Also, they provide gender surgery assessments (free for members, $150 for non-members)
Galap - offers free gender affirming surgery assessments, though limited in many states and depends on clinician capacity.
General Therapist Search
For both in person & telehealth treatment.
Zencare - a good resource with a decent selection of therapists depending on your location. It offers a more thorough overview of a clinician’s work, as well as a video/office tour.
Thriving Campus - for college & university student populations
Tufts University students
Check with your university to see if they use Thriving Campus
NASW Match - You can be matched through the NASW social work referral match program - they will take basic info from you and match you with a local therapist who takes your insurance
Note about Psychology Today - Though this is a common source of therapist listings and is a good fit for some who have limited treatment options, this company has a history of problematic content in their magazine and blog. For this reason, I have chosen not to list my profile on this site.
OK with post-pandemic telehealth?
ihope - offers telehealth only via video sessions, and they take most insurances
Better Help - a telehealth company that offers care for approx $50/week and has unlimited text/phone/email/video care.