Transgender Resources

Transgender 101: This is a brief summary of transgender terms and laws as well as some important information. transgender 101 document

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

  • Springfield – 601 North Bruns Lane
    • intake for Springfield completed at The Phoenix Center – call 217-528-5253 for an appointment
  • Decatur – 3021 North Oakland Avenue
  • Peoria – 705 North East Jefferson Avenue
  • Bloomington – 1319 North Veteran’s Parkway
  • Champaign – 302 East Stoughton Street
  • Chicago Near North Health Center – 1200 North LaSalle Street
  • Chicago Rogers Park Health Center – 6353 North Broadway

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
IL Gender Confirmation 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