Serving Western MA, Springfield, Northampton and Amherst, MA, Brattleboro, VT, and the Pioneer Valley, with telephone counseling, nation-wide, LifeCourse Counseling Center, and all its therapists, affirm all sexual orientations and gender identities, and celebrate the rich diversity that exists among people of all ethnic, racial and class backgrounds.

At LifeCourse Counseling Center, we have been privileged to work with transgender people since 1983. We know the courage it takes for people to be themselves regardless of what others think. LifeCourse Counseling Center and all it’s therapists validate and support transgender, queer and gender non-conforming individuals. We encourage all people to find their unique place in our world and we share the joy in seeing people content and at peace with who they truly are.

Transgender individuals who come to speak to our therapists  are looking for different things. Some need to explore their gender orientation (with all the possibilities that entails)  while others know with certainty they want to transition. Others still, seek and find fluidity in gender.  We help people gain insight into what gender means for them and what choices are right. We make referrals to medical professionals and see people through any medical process they may choose.

Our therapists also specialize in helping individuals consider the many issues that inherently come with being transgender. We focus on what a changing identity means to each person. We discuss the impact on families, friends and work relationships. We help people change inwardly as their bodies change outwardly. Together we focus on anything of significance for each individual.

No matter how difficult the changes may be at times, we find that transgender people who follow their hearts and natural yearnings discover that life becomes more joyful and transformative.

While the office is located in Northampton, LifeCourse’s individual therapy services are easily accessible to people living in Springfield, Greenfield, the Brattleboro Vt area, Amherst and surrounding areas of the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.  Telephone and skype appointments are also available.

Call or email us for more information or to set up an appointment.