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Sexual and Gender Identity Institute Referred Organizations

Listed here are professionals who have indicated they provide Sexual Identity Therapy. PLEASE NOTE: We provide this listing by state but cannot confirm or endorse specific practitioners.

If you provide services to clients sorting out sexual identity concerns, and if you follow the Sexual Identity Therapy Framework as a general guide to your work in this area, please consider contacting SGI to post your contact information on our Referrals Page. We regularly receive requests for services in areas around the U.S., and posting information on this page will allow people interested in services in your area to can get directions (and a map) and contact you.

If you seeking professional services, please note that SGI does not license or offer certification of competence to any person listed on the Referral Page. Rather, SGI allows professionals to list themselves and to indicate compliance with the Sexual Identity Therapy. Information included in this referral list is provided by the clinicians themselves, and SGI does not seek to verify and does not warrant the accuracy of the information provided by the members.

Persons who use this directory for help in seeking a mental health professional are urged to be wise consumers and inquire directly about a particular clinician’s qualifications. Factors which may be important to ask about include the clinician’s (1) education and training, (2) licensing or certification, (3) professional experience, (4) area(s) of specialization, and (5) fees and eligibility for insurance payments. Any legitimate professional will be happy to answer questions about such matters.


Courtney Hanks, LICSW, PIP, CST

Valley Christian Counseling

Huntsville, Alabama 

256.722.8091 ext.4 

Julie Hardin Whalen, M.A., Licensed

Associate Counselor, CrossPoint Counseling Clinic

Our mission is to provide sound clinical counseling from a Christ-centered perspective to promote greater emotional health.

Little Rock, Arkansas


Trista L. Carr, PsyD

Trista L. Carr, PsyD, specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families as they deal with sexual and gender identity concerns. Dr. Carr also conducts marital and sex therapy

Central Valley, CA

D. Ted Heaberlin, Jr, MA, LMFT

Do you have relationship problems, career trouble, or addictions? Have you experienced the pain of physical or sexual abuse as a child? Depression and anxiety are common issues for those who have been wounded by others. I specialize in working with men, but my goal is to help men and women of all ages overcome life’s difficulties to become more like the person God created us to be. I would be honored to share in your journey.

14443 Park Ave. Ste. A3
Victorville, CA 92392


Christine Lister, LMFT #50744

Sexual identity formation has become complicated by cultural messages that may not align with a person’s core values. It’s important to explore the influences to sexual identity with patience and respect to what’s most salient to the one navigating this journey. I work with both individuals and families dealing with questions around sexual identity. My other areas of practice include grief, trauma (EMDR) and young adult transitions. I serve the north Orange County area of Brea and surrounding cities.
330 E. Lambert Road Suite 225
Brea, CA 92821


Julia Sadusky, Psy.D. 

Lux Counseling and Consulting 

Areas of clinical focus include sexual identity exploration, gender identity exploration, gender dysphoria, complex trauma, eating disorders, and compulsive sexual behaviors.

Denver metropolitan area in person (able to provide virtual services as a member of PSYPACT if you reside in a participating PSYPACT State



Janelle Hallman, MA, LPC

Janelle Hallman & Associates

Janelle is the clinical director and supervisor of Janelle Hallman & Associates. She reviews all requests for therapy and makes appropriate referrals to her associates or outside counselors. She is currently not taking ongoing individual psychotherapy clients but is available for consultations with people seeking to glean from her expertise. She is also available for intensive therapy, life coaching, retreats, teleconference groups, group therapy, professional consulting, teleconference consulting groups, training and public speaking.

8771 Wolff Ct, Ste 210
Westminster, CO 80031


Robin Bradley, MA, LAPC

Robin Bradley practices in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta, GA


Corey Carlisle, MDiv, LMFT, CST

Building Intimate Marriages, Inc.

Corey is an ordained minister and a therapist at Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. in North East Atlanta.

1325 Satellite Blvd NW, Suite 102
Suwanee, GA 30024

Lloyd Looney, LPC, LMFT, NCC

Lloyd Looney is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. He provides services for recovery from affairs and sexual identity concerns.

2160 Morningside Dr. Suite 125
Buford, GA 30518


Sheri Grove, LAPC, LAMFT

Sheri Grove Counseling

Sheri Grove practices in Rome, Georgia.

712 W. Second Street
Rome, GA 30161


Michael Todd Wilson, MS, LPC

Michael Todd Wilson has experience working with men and older adolescent males struggling with sexually compulsive and addictive behaviors, sexual identity conflicts, or marital affairs.

620 Sea Island Road, Suite 102
Saint Simons Island, Georgia 31522


Barrett McRay, PsyD

Alliance Clinical Associates

Barrett McRay, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in a large, multidisciplinary practice in the Chicago suburbs.

Wheaton, IL

Sandi Kahn, MA, LPC

Sandi Kahn, MA, LPC, is a staff therapist at the Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center where she works with a number of relational issues, sex addiction, and sexual identity issues.

507A Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188

630.752.9750 ext. 19

Ward Davis Psy.D.

Ward Davis, Psy.D, is an assistant professor of Psychology at Wheaton University in Illinois. Dr. Davis was a member of the ISSI research team from 2005 to 2008. He provides individual and couples psychotherapy, following the Sexual Identity Therapy framework. Dr. Davis also provides psychological assessment and consultation services. He mainly works with adults but is available to work with adolescents and with organizations.


Charity R. Lane, Psy.D., LCP

Threshold of Hope 

615 W Front St, Wheaton, IL 60187


Emma Bucher, Psy.D.

Genesis Counseling, LLC 

201 1/2 West North Street, Normal, IL 61760

208 South First Avenue, Morton, IL 61550


Brad Kahle, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

Meier Clinics

Wheaton, IL

Cathy Conway L. C. P. C.

Meier Clinics

Wheaton, IL

Sarah Young, MA, LLPC

Winning at Home

Sarah Young practices at Winning at Home in Zeeland, Michigan.

Zeeland, MI

David J. Hovis, M.Div., LLC

Agape Christian Counselors, LLC

David Hovis, founder of Agape Christian Counselors, LLC, provides confidential Christian (biblical) counseling services. He specializes in the following areas: Sex Addiction (including pornography), Sexual Identity and Attraction issues, Sex Therapy, and healing from Sexually-Related Traumas.

Parkdale Plaza
1660 Highway 100 South, Suite 500
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416


Laurel Boyd, LPC, LMFT

Renewal Counseling

Jackson, MS

Designed For Life Counseling Services

Designed For Life Counseling Services offers Biblically sound and Clinically competent Christian counseling. Member of the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.

4730 S. National Ave, Suite B1
Springfield, MO 65807

The Relationship Center

Biblically Christian and clinically proven professional counseling services. Member of American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.

2131 S Eastgate Ave.
Springfield, MO 65809


Lincoln Counseling & Enrichment Associates

LCEA is a private counseling practice of Christian mental health professionals serving the central Great Plains.

7441 O Street # 401
Lincoln, NE 68510


Heather Brooke, PsyD

Heather Brooke, PsyD, specializes in providing Sexual Identity Therapy to adolescents, young adults, and working with their families as they deal with sexual and gender identity concerns. Dr. Brooke also works with sexual abuse victims, perpetrators, compulsive sexual behavior, sexually trafficked girls and young women. She has worked as a supervisor and therapist for underprivileged youth dealing with issues such as neglect, abuse, trauma, substance abuse, truancy and delinquency. She also provides training to churches and agencies in the area of sexual identity questions and their personal and/or religious faith identity.  
Princeton, NJ

Sam R. Williams, Ph.D.

Dr. Williams has been counseling for more than 30 years and has been a Professor of Counseling since 2000.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC 27588

Jeff Shaeffer, LPCA, M. A., M. Div.

Shaeffer Counseling Services

Apex, NC

Heather Poma, Psy.D., ABPP

Overcoming: Psychological and Relational Therapy Solutions, LLC

Online therapy for Ohio individuals, couples, and families

Able to provide virtual services as a member of PSYPACT if you reside in a participating PSYPACT State 


Erin Zappin, LMFT

Vineyard Counseling Center

Westerville, OH 43082


David E. Blakeslee, PsyD, PC

David E. Blakeslee is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 22 years experience. Dr. Blakeslee specializes in helping clients overcome mental illness, integrate their values and behavior, and improve interpersonal relationships.

4000 Kruse Way Pl, Suite 2-200
Lake Oswego OR 97034

phone: 503.699.8389

fax: 503.635.5414



Erica Tan, PsyD

Erica Tan is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and their families as they deal with sexual identity concerns.


Comprehensive Counseling Services

A Christian/Catholic counseling agency effectively helping men and women struggling with sexual identity, homosexuality, and other sexuality issues. Sessions are offered in-person and by telephone.

100 Four Falls Corporate Center, Suite 312,
West Conshohocken, PA 19428



Brady Novotny, LPC, CST

Brady Novotny is a licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Sex Therapist providing therapy in person or by telehealth. He offers therapy for both men and women exploring sexual and religious identity conflicts, sex addiction, transgender concerns, affair recovery, and intimacy issues.  

The Relationship Harbor
Brady Novotny LPC, CST
1260 Freedom Crider Rd
Freedom, PA 15042

Warren Throckmorton, PhD

Warran Throckmorton, PhD, is a co-author of the Sexual Identity Therapy Framework.

Grove City College
Grove City PA

Camden Morgante, Psy.D.

Ebenezer Counseling Services

Camden Morgante is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She enjoys working with adults and couples. She trained under Dr. Mark Yarhouse at Regent University and was a member of the sexual identity research team during her doctoral program. She received a certification in Sexual Identity Therapy.

Knoxville, TN 

Sean M. Ridge, PhD

Johnson University

Sean M. Ridge, PhD, is the Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Johnson University.

7900 Johnson University Drive
Knoxville, TN 37998

Juanita Kissell, MA

Truth in Counseling, LLC

Juanita Kissell, MA, is a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee. She works with a range of presenting concerns, including questions around sexual identity.

1000 Birch Lane
Portland, Tennessee


Pieter Valk, LPC

Pieter Valk provides licensed professional counseling to individuals, couples, and families navigating the intersection of faith and sexuality. 

Nashville, TN

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Erin Zappin, MFT [pending]

Franklin, TN

Billy Grammer, MA, LPC, LMFT, ThM

Provides individual and couples therapy. Practice is located in the Dallas, Texas, area.

12810 Hillcrest Road, Suite B-217
Dallas, TX 75230


Diane C. Lamberson, LCSW-S

Diane provides Christ-centered therapy upon request, spiritually integrated therapy, and consultation for individuals and families around sexuality and gender identity.  Additional areas of expertise include grief/loss, trauma, major life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, high-functioning Autism, and chronic mental illness. Her 25+ years of experience includes time as a clinical director and director of two nonprofit counseling centers, one within a university.  Diane has a MSW degree from the University of Houston and a BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ellie Mental Health - River Oaks

Houston, TX


Michael T. McCloskey, MA, LPC-S

Michael T. McCloskey, MA, LPC-S, provides Christian counseling services for individuals, couples, and children.

8600 Wurzbach, Ste 1021
San Antonio TX 78240


Kerry Williamson, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Abundant Life Counseling

Austin, TX

Rebecca Fitton, MA, LCMHC

Azimuth Counseling & Therapeutic Services

Rebecca Fitton is part of a group practice that offers a range of services to the community.

8 Essex Way
Essex Jct, VT 05452


Genesis Counseling Center

Genesis is a private group practice offering outpatient counseling from a Christian perspective. Please ask for Dr. Trina Young or Ryan Davidson who will refer you to a Genesis clinician who specializes with sexual identity concerns.

2202-C Executive Drive
Hampton VA 23666



Michelle Freeman  LPC, LMFT

Circle of Security

Charlottesville, VA

Connie Griffin, LPC

Genesis Counseling - Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA

Jordan DeRidder Resident: LPC [pending]

Coastal Virginia Counseling

Virginia Beach, VA

Mark Mortier, LPC

Genesis Counseling

Williamsburg, VA


Wayne J. Ottenbreit

Offers flexible marriage and family therapy. Services are available in a traditional face-to-face format (in the office or off-site) or by distance.

12503 Cannington Way, SW
Calgary, Alberta T2W 1T9


Peter Burgos MFT, LPC

Bilingual (Spanish & English) Licensed Psychotherapist, Family & Marriage Therapy, Sexual Identity & SSA, Human & Neurological Development Specialist.  Located in West Indies & Caribbean.

Metro Office Park, Metro 7 Office 204
Guaynabo , PR 00968