Transgender Resources

The information listed below has been provided to the Phoenix Center by transgender individuals, family members, and various social service agency and mental health providers. They are not recommendations but simply information that may help you on your journey.

Therapists & Psychiatrists

  • Hillary LaMontagne, LCPC, CADC – 520 E. Allen St., Springfield IL (217)836-9892
  • Molly Dooley, LCPC – 1711 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL (217)788-5244
  • Vicki Vandeveer, LCPC, CADC – 2659 Farragut, Springfield IL (217)726-7273
    • Equine assisted therapy, also utilizes a therapy dog
  • Kathryn Pearson, LCPC – 2309 W. White Oaks B, Springfield IL (217)787-8780
  • Dr. Gil Abelita – 417 N. Center St., Bloomington, IL (309)827-2184
  • Laura Grimes, LCSW – 4753 N. Broadway, Suite 608, Chicago, IL (773)659-9207
    • Available for phone and in person sessions and offers a sliding scale fee.
  • Dr. Wanda Sedoughi – Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL (630)852-9220
  • Randi Ettner, PhD. – 1214 Lake St., Evanston, IL (708)328-3433
    • specializes in gender dysphoria, preoperative evaluations, pre and post operative counseling for transition and beyond.
  • Beatriz Ledesma ME.D, M.A.A.T., R.M.T, LCPC – 1242 W> Winnemac St, Chicago, IL (773)561-0825
    • bilingual (Spanish/English), art therapist, Reiki master, specializing in gender dysphoria, pre and post operative counseling and transition and beyond.
  • Michael Levins, PhD – 19815 Governors Hwy, Flossmoor, IL (708)798-2490
    • 20 years of experience working with transgender individuals.
  • Susan O’Dell PhD – 1422 W. Thome St., Chicago, IL (773)262-7010
  • Linda Wetherbe, Ed.D – 33125 N. Highway 45, Wildwood, IL (847)223-6123
    • works with gender related issues on an individual, partner, or group basis.
  • Michelle Emerick, Psy.D. – Youth Specialist – Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL (773-388-8903)
  • John Moore, LCPC, CACD – 4343 Clarendon, Chicago, IL (773)704-5300
    • available for in person and telephone sessions
  • Gender Therapist Online – http://www.gendertherapist.com

Endocrinologists that specialize in working with transgender clients

  • Dr. Remaldo Jacques – Peoria, IL (309)683-1200
  • Dr Fred Ettner – Chicago, IL (847)773-2229
  • Dr. William Bayer – Carol Stream, IL (630)668-3210
  • Dr. Edwin Miller – (773)637-0166
  • Dr. Michael Jakoby – SIU School of Medicine (217)545-3000

Planned Parenthood Transgender Hormone Therapy Health Centers – Call 1-877-200-PPIL for an appointment

  • Planned Parenthood Champaign Health Center – 302 E. Stoughton St, Champaign
  • Planned Parenthood Near North Health Center – 1200 N. LaSalle St, Chicago
  • Planned Parenthood Rogers Park Health Center – 6353 N. Broadway, Chicago
IL Gender Reassignment Surgeons
  • Dr Zukowski – 3612 West Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL email chrisanewyou@elnet.com for more information
    • plastic surgeon – does not do genital surgeries, but does many feminization procedures for MTFs as well as double mastectomy for FTMs.
  • Dr. Michael Horn – 60 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL (866)377-0445
    • does many feminization procedures for MTFs as well as double mastectomy for FTMs.
  • Dr. Lawrence Gottlieb – Chicago, IL (217)524-5983 email lgottlie@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu
    • does FTM phalloplasty

Websites with general information on the transitioning process