LGBTQ+ Resources

 

 

CRISIS HOTLINES

If you or someone you know is struggling with difficulty thoughts or emotions, there are people who can help by lending a listening ear.

 

 

TRANSLIFELINE

A non-profit dedicated to transgender people. The hotline is staffed and operated by trans people who are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the community might have.

On call 24/7 for crisis support

Phone: (877) 565-8860 (Toll Free)

www.translifeline.org

 

Q NETWORK

A 24 hour support helpline for LGBTQ youth and allies

Phone: (800) 527-4747 (Toll Free)

Phone: (480) 436-4925 (Local)

 

CRISIS RESPONSE NETWORK

Offers services to any individual that is experiencing a behavioral health emergency

24/7 and every day of the year

Phone: (602) 222-9444 

TTY:      (602) 274-3360

 

 

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

TSAZ TRANS SPECTRUM OF ARIZONA

Empowering Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Individuals and Allies

Support group meetings for Trans-masculine, Trans-feminini, Third Space, and SOFFAs

Meetings occur from 11:00am to 1:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month

First Church located at 1407 North 2nd st, Phoenix AZ85004

Phone: (480) 382-3757

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PFLAG SUPPORT GROUPS PFLAG

Phoenix- Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (and bisexual, transgender, and those “questioning” (LGBTQ) – serves the greater Phoenix/Valley of the Sun metropolitan area, and supports other PFLAG chapters throughout Arizona.

http://www.pflagphoenix.org/Suppport/meetings.html

https://community.pflag.org/transgender

 

TRANSGENDER HARMONY GROUP

(TGH) still meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month

Casa De Cristo Church- 1029 E. Turney (west of 12th st on Turney, between Indian School and Camelback)

http://www.meetup.com/senzapelo/events/231683126/

 

ONE*N*TEN TRANS* GROUP

MISSION: To provide youth with resources for what may come through gender expression or gender transition. To provide a safe space to achieve their own transition or gender identities and create acceptance of themselves and tolerance of others.

The one*n*ten Trans* Group is run by program coordinator and Trans FTM, Nicholas Fletcher, as well as volunteers that embrace the Trans* umbrella, pangender, cisgender allies, MTF, and non-conforming- gender adult volunteers. Collectively the volunteers are focused on empower the youth and the future community through programs of basic life-changing skills, advocating for youth to understand different ways to educate themselves and others. The programming focuses on providing a base education and emphasizes the fact that being Trans* is a part of nature and there is nothing wrong with fitting anywhere along the Trans* spectrum.

5:30pm – 7:30 PM, on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of every month at the Youth Center

3660 N. 4d St, Phoenix AZ 85012

http://onenten.org

 

FLAGSTAFF TRANS* GROUP

The Flag Trans* group is dedicated to individuals that identify as Transgender, Genderqueer, or questioning. The group is a place where trans* students can share and discuss their experiences in a safe and welcoming environment.

Meets every Monday from 7pm to 9pm at Flagstaff Federated Community Church

400 W. Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff AZ  86001

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GENDER SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP

This group is designed for UA students who are dealing with gender identities outside of the traditional binary system, whether transitioning from the gender assigned at birth, identifying as some combination of genders, neither gender, or questioning the role of gender in their lives. Terms such as transsexual, two-spirit, neutrois, agender, gender-queer, gender-fluid, transgender (and more) have been used to describe these identities. The low cost ($5 per group) billable to Bursar’s), is for those who might need support and/or therapy to process their gender identity, deal with family and friends’ reactions, identify options of a transition process, and gather resources and support for issues related to gender.
Mondays from 4pm to 4pm, Admin Conference Room C312

Third Floor Campus Health, University of Arizona

Phone: (520) 621-3334

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AZTYPO ARIZONA TRANS* YOUTH AND PARENT ORGANIZATION

Supporting parents and families of transgender and gender fluid children. A Phoenix based support group that provides the parents, family, friends, and caretakers of transgender children with a common space to share struggles and success, discuss challenges and concerns and provide emotional support and guidance to each other as they help their children with the unique social issues facing transgender and genderfluid people. The monthly meetings also provide peer- to- peer support for the transgender children and their siblings. Children ages 3-18 are invited to meet, visit, and play with each other while the parents and family hold their support group.

 

http://aztypo.org  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

THERAPY AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 

 

Belus, Michael- Ph.D.

 

Counseling

2266 S. Dobson Rd #2000, Mesa AZ 85202

Phone: (480) 481-9042

 

Brasch, Mary- MA/MALPC

FTM/MTF/Non-Binary/Teens/Adults

Counseling/Group Therapy

No insurance taken/sliding fees

12+ years experience with trans community/10+ years running support group

3040 E. Cactus Rd. #4, Phoenix AZ 85032

Phone: (602) 494-1515

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   -  www.marybrasch.com

 

De Simone, Gina- Psy.D.

FTM/MTF/Non-Binary/Teens/Adults/Children

Individual and Family Counseling

Blue Cross- Blue Shield

7330 N 16th St, Suite C-2000, Phoenix AZ 85020

Phone: (602) 795-1670

www.childpsychaz.com  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Devereux Advanced Behavior Health

FTM/MTF/Gender non-binary/Adults/Teens/Children

Individual and Family Counseling/Personal Coaching/WPATH

AHCCCS only

11024 N. 28th Dr, Suite 110, Phoenix AZ 85029

Phone: (623) 435-6840

www.devereux.org

 

Fragnito, Danielle- LPC, LISAC

Individual Counseling

Many insurances

Phone: (602) 509-6974

 

Galler, Terry- MA, LPC

FTM/MTF/Teens/Adults/Counseling

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Health Care, Aetna Out-of-Network, Sliding fees

21+ years experience, “Helping people find their most authentic self”

Phone: (602) 909-0042

www.terrygaller.com  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Gearhart, Randy – MSSA, LCSW, BCPC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Board Certified Professional Counselor

1110 E. Missouri Avenue, Suite 640, Phoenix AZ 85014

Phone: (602) 432-4965

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Gottlieb Nicolls, Dianne- MS LMFT, BCPC, Scottsdale Therapy

10245 E. ViaLinda, Suite 109, Scottsdale AZ 85258

Phone: (480) 314-0055

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Grey, Morgan- LPCEXAT

FTM/MTF/Teens/Adults/Children

Counseling/Individual/Couples/Families

No Insurance Taken

Phone: (480) 612-0031

www.thepowercompanyaz.com  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Haddox, Marie- Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

15 years of experience

1772 E. Boston St, #107, Gilbert AZ 85295

Phone: (480) 782-0113

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   -  www.spectrumcounseling.net

 

Iskovitz, Tally- LPC Sunnyside Therapy PLLC

3003 E. Baseline Rd, Suite 114, Gilbert AZ 85234

Phone: (480) 316-8877

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Kemper, Valery- Ph.D.

Phone: (623) 536-7956

 

Lovejoy, Gary- Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

FTM/MTF/Non-binar/Gender-fluid/Agender/Gendernon-conforming/Questioning

Counseling/Psychotherapy

Most insurances, except AHCCCS

Informed Consent

4500 S. Lakeshore Dr. #415, Tempe AZ 85282

Phone: (480) 756-1669

 

McMahon, Duffy- MA

FTM/MTF/Non-Binary/Adults/Teens

Counseling

No insurance/sliding fees

*pas assoc. of Dr. Moody

Vail Court, 1 W. Elliott Rd, Tempe AZ 85284

Phone: (480) 755-0222

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Nettles, Sandra LCSW- Deer Valley Counseling

FTM/MTF/Non-Binary/Teens/Adults

Counseling/Therapist letter

Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 15+ Years experience

2301 W. Dunlap, Suite #206, Phoenix AZ 85201

Phone: (602) 750-8051

3200 N. Dobson Rd, Suite 101, Chandler AZ 85284

Phone: (480) 491-0813

 

O’Donoghue, Judy – Ph.D.

FTM/MTF/Non-binary/Teens/Adults

Counseling/Therapist leter

Most insurances/Sliding fees

30+ Years experience/Quality of life

Phone: (480) 894-2425

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Peck, Michael “Mischa”, MA, MSW, Ph.D.

Q Counseling Service LLC, Life Fully, Completely, Passionately!

FTM/MTF/Non-binary/GenderQueer/Gender-non-conforming/Children/Teens/Adults

Individual and Family Counseling/EMDR Therapist

Some insurances/Sliding Fees for trans* persons

25+ Years Experience Speaker/Lecturer/Organizational and clinical consultant

“Dr. Peck has worked as a professor, therapist, and community organizer and has participated in grassroots activism, including a history of marching with ACTUP and Queer Nation. Dr. Peck maintains a clinical practice and presents about issues of sexuality and gender at various academic, professional, and community based conferences and events, and also volunteers with Arizona Trauma Recovery Network and with the Phoenix LGBT Pride. Dr. Peck identifies within the Trans* spectrum”

301 E. Bethany Home Road, Suite C-296, Phoenix AZ 85012

Phone: 602-570- 2373

 

Penniman, Kyle J. – MSW, LISAC, CADAC - Stonewall Institute

Substance Abuse Issues

4020 N. 20th St, Suite 302, Phoenix AZ 85016

Phone: (602) 535-6468

www.stonewallinstitute.com

 

Prince, Trayci – MA, LPC, NCC

FTM/MTF/Adults/Adolescents

Individual and Family Counseling/EMDR/CBT

10+ Years Experience

Listed in www.psychologytoday.com and www.Goodtherapy.org

1540 E. Maryland Ave, Phoenix AZ 85014

Phone: (602) 695-5168

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Positive Life Solutions – Mary Vucurevich- LPC, NCC

1110 E. Missouri Ave, Suite 640, Phoenix AZ 85014

Phone: (602) 258-1770

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   -  www.positivelife.solutions

 

Ruge, Shellie- LPC

Therapy

3260 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85251

Phone: (480) 804-0326 ; ext 2123

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Sheade, Ryan- LCSW, and others. Integrated Mental Health Associates

FTM/MTF/Gender non-conforming

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MHN, Medicaid

8+ years experience

8130 E. Cactus Rd, Suite 520, Scottsdale AZ 85260

Phone: (480) 261-5015

www.integratedmha.com

 

Watson, Dalena- LPC

FTM/MTF/Non-binary/Adults/Teens

Individual and family counseling/EMDR/Open and affirming Spirituality

Accepts Aetna/Blue Cross-Blue Shield (not through health care exchange)/Tricare

Phone: (480) 775-6423

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   -  www.musicandimagery.com

 

Welter, Louise- Psy.D.

Therapy

414 S. Mill Ave, Suite 210, Tempe AZ 85281

Phone: (480) 415-2152

 

 

 

HEALTHCARE CLINICS 

 

Maricopa Integrated Health Systems – MIHS

Gender Clinic (2nd Thursday each month)

2525 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: (602)- 344-1015

 

McDowell Healthcare Center-MIHS

1101 N Central Ave Suite 204, Phoenix AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 344 6550

 

Peacework Arizona

Free basic primary health care (for the uninsured)

1st and 3rd Sundays Phoenix

Phone (480) 849-3797

Jonathon Beebe of Liberacion Pueblo- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (to volunteer)

http://www.peaceworkmedical.com

 

Southwest Center Transgender Services

1101 N. Central Ave. Suite 200, Phoenix AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 307-5330

https://swhiv.org/get-healthy/transgender-services/ 

  

Stonewall Institute

Kyle J Penniman, MSW, LISAC, CADAC

4020 N. 20th st, Suite 302, Phoenix AZ 85016

Phone: (602) 535-6468

www.stonewallinstitute.com

 

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health (formerly: Youth and Family First)

FTM/MTF/Gender non-binary/Adults/teens/children

Individual and family counseling/Personal Coaching

11000 N. Scottsdale rd, Scottsdale AZ 85254

Phoenix: (480) 998-2920

www.devereux.org

 

 

 

MEDICAL DOCTORS

 

Bletsky, Lua MD, Endocrinology

HRT

5700 W. Chandler Rd, Suite 1, Chandler AZ 85226

Phone (480) 899-0350

 

Brar, Mandeep, MD- Endocrinology

HRT

FTM/MTF/18+

Medicaid/most insurances/sliding fees

18700 N. 64th Drive, Suite 205, Glendale AZ 85308

Phone: (623) 561-3250

 

Cesal, Catharine MD- Pediatrics

http://www.nspeds.com/our-team/catharine-cesal-md-faap

 

Chawla, Reeti, MD

Chulani, Vinny, MD

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Gender Management Service

Accepts most insurances; accepts all ages up to 24; Puberty suppression/Hormonal therapy; FTM/MTF/Non-binary

1919 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix AZ 85016

Phone: (602) 933-0659

Http://www.phoenixchildrens.org/medical-specialties/adolescent-medicine/gender-management-service

 

Cloonan-Schulte, Melanie, MD

MTF/FTM

HRT/PCP

595 N. Dobson Rd, Suite D76, Chandler AZ 85224

Phone: (480) 821-0788

 

Dajani, Tala MD- Endocrinology

FTM/MTF/Under 18

HRT/Suppression

15600 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Suite C-102, Phoenix AZ 85053

Phone: (623) 748-4700

 

Fuller, Carolyn, ND. SW Center for HIV/AIDS

FTM/MTF/Non-binary/Adults/Teens

HRT/PCP

No insurance taken

1101 N. Central Ave, Suite 200, Phoenix AZ, 85004

Phone: (602) 307-5330

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Holland, Edward, MD- Endocrinology, East Valley Pediatric Endocrinology

FTM/MTF/Under 18

HRT/Hormone suppression

All insurance except Healthnet Commercial- Reasonable self-pay fees/Payment Plans

30+ Years Experience

1400 N. Gilbert Rd, Suite L, Gilbert AZ 85234

Phone: (480) 464-8600

 

Legarreta, Shel-Don MD. – Adult Medicine- CJ Harris Cigna

FTM/MTF/18+

HRT/PCP

Cigna Only

1920 E. Baseline Rd, Tempe AZ 85283

Phone: (480)-345-5000

 

Sabish, Scott, NP. – McDowell Health Care Center

FTM/MTF/Non-binary/18+

HRT

All types of insurance/COPA sliding fees

1101 N. Central Ave, Suite 204, Phoenix AZ

Phone: (602) 344-6550

 

Schendel-Dittman, Megan, MD. OBGYN- Women’s Clinic/MIHS

HTM/18+/referrals for under 18

HRT/All GYN Services

Most insurances/COPA sliding fees

Gender Clinic 2 Thursdays/month

Informed Consent

2525 E. Roosevelt St, Phoenix AZ 85008, 2nd Floor

Phone (602) 344-5407

 

Thompson Medical Group/ Tracy King, RN, MS, ANP-C

13460 N. 945h Drive, L-2, Peoria AZ  85381

Phone: (623) 583-7400

 

Webb, Burt, MD- Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health

FTM/MTF/18+

HRT/All GYN Services

All insurances

8415 N Pima Suite 210, Scottsdale AZ 85258

Phone: (480) 425-8700

 

Wilson, Deborah MD. – Gynecology

FTM Gynecology/Surgery

10250 N. 92nd st, Suite 102, Scottsdale AZ 85258

Phone: (480) 860-4791

 

 

 

SURGEONS 

 

Balderrama, Dana, MD- Plastic Surgery

 

FTM/MTF (top surgeries)/Adults

Some insurances/Care Credit

10+ Years experience

1945 Mesquite Ave, Suite D, Lake Havasu City AZ 86403

Phone (928) 453-9487

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Garramone, Charles, MD- Plastic Surgery

FTM Top Surgeries

No insurance- Care Credit

4725 SW 148th Ave #202, Davie, FL 33330

Phone: (954) 752-7842

www.drgarramone.com

 

McGinn, Christina- MD

FTM/MTF

 18938

All SRS surgeries/Hormone Therapy

No insurance/no sliding fees

18 Village Row, Suite 43, Logan Square, Lower York Rd, New Hope, PA

Phone: (215) 693-1199

www.drchristinemcginn.com

 

Meltzer, Toby MD- PC & Ley, Zarra MD- PC Plastic Surgery

FTM/MTF/Adults (some exceptions)

All SRS surgeries & all types of plastic surgery

Part of Kaiser/Group Health/takes Care Credit/Cash up front, bills insurance for reimbursement

20+ years experience

7025 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 302, Scottsdale AZ 85253

Phone: (480) 657-7006

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Menard, Yvon, MD- Plastic Surgery

Phone: (514) 332-7091

Phone: (514) 288-2097

Phone: (514) 333-1572 x 200

www.grsmontreal.com

 

Pansritum, Kamol MD- Plastic Surgery

Thailand

Phone (662)-559-0155

www.kamolhospital.com

 

Taki, Raad, MD- Plastic Surgery

FTM/MTF/adults/some under 18

Care Credit

4580 E. Camp Lowell Dr, Tuscon AZ 85712

Phone: (520) 881-3232

www.takiplasticsurgery.com

 

 

 

DENTISTS

 

Wagner-Kethcart, Stephanie DDS- Stephanie K. Dentistry

Everyone is welcome

Most Dental insurances accepted

727 E. Bethany Home Road, Suite A100, Phoenix AZ 85014

Phone (602) 279-1641

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   -  www.stephaniekdentistry.com

 

 

 

LOCAL COMMUNITY

 

Lambda Phoenix Center

www.lamdaphx.org

 

LGBTQ Consortium

www.lgbtconsortium.com

 

The Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project

www.facebook.com/AzQuip

 

Phoenix Pride LGBTQ Center

www.phoenixpridelgbtcenter.org

 

PFLAG Phoenix

www.pflagphoenix.org

 

Trans* Spectrum of Arizona

www.transspectrum.org

 

Equality Arizona Trans Counsel

Northern Arizona University LGBTQA – Resources and Support

Transgender Resources

http://nau.edu/lgbtqa/transgender-resources/

 

University of Arizona LGBTQ Affairs

Transgender Resources

http://lgbtq.arizona.edu/transgender-resources

 

Arizona State University’s LGBTQA Coalition

Offers support and programming for LGBT students on campus,

Phone: (480) 965-8690

www.facebook.com/asulgbtq

 

 

DOCUMENTATION

 

LEGAL NAME CHANGE

All residents for Maricopa County

https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/sscDocs/pdf/cvnca10pz.pdf

You don’t need a lawyer to change your name in Maricopa County. All the forms and instructions are available for download through the Self-Serve Center. You can download the entire packet or each piece individually. The instructions will tell you what to fill out, how many copies to make, and where to go to turn it in.

There is one set of for adults with minor children https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/CivilCases/civil_cvncc1.asp  

Another for those without minor children: https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/SelfServiceCenter/Forms/CivilCases/civil_cvnca1.asp.

To get a hearing date, follow the instructions, turn in the application and pay the filing fees. If you cannot afford the filing fees, there is a payment plan available. You will be given a slip of paper for you to call 3-5 business days later to schedule a court hearing. It takes about a month. If you are married, you will need to get a notarized document from your spouse. If you have brought your birth certificate, the judge will add a request to the order that the birth certificate be changed. This does not automatically change the birth certificate; it simply gives you a little legal oomph towards getting it changed should you need it. Following the hearing, you can (should) immediately go get a certified copy of the name change order.

THE JUDGE WILL ASK SOME QUESTIONS:

 • Are you a resident of the county where you are filing this request? AND,

• Are you asking the Court to change your name, AND,

• Are you are an adult 18 years or older, AND,

• Are you are prepared under penalty of perjury to inform the Court whether you have ever been convicted of a felony and whether there are any pending charges against you for a felony or other offense involving false statements or misrepresentation of identity, AND,

 • Do you understand that the name change will neither harm your rights nor release you from any obligations or liabilities incurred under your current name, AND,

 • Do you swear that you are not changing your name to that of another person for the purpose of committing any crime or furthering any offense involving fraud or misrepresentation of identity?

 

GENDER MARK CHANGE

 In order to get the gender marker changed, you’ll need a letter from a licensed physician saying two things, one, that you are that you are “irrevocably committed” to changing your gender, and two, that you have 21 © 2016 Trans Spectrum of AZ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED received “appropriate clinical treatment.” The signed letter or signed statement must include the physician’s license number. Physician can include licensed medical, naturopathic and mental health practitioner. A letter from a doctor is not required if you are doing a name change only. Check with Social Security Department for exact wording required. Some courts will now allow you to also change your gender marker when you change your legal name.

SOCIAL SECURITY

If you are receiving SSI, SSDI or Medicare benefits, you will need to inform them, so they can update that information as well. It takes only about a week to get a new Social Security card, but it will take over a month to get a new Medicare card. You will get a letter at the SSA office that same day that you can use until you get your updated Social Security card in the mail. Please check Social Security website for proper wording for gender marker change.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE You’ll want to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from your state of birth if you plan to modify it. Some states are much easier than others and requirements are changing constantly. Lambda Legal maintains an up-to-date list of states. http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-yourrights/transgender/changing-birth-certificate-sex-designations

Arizona is among several states that will amend birth certificates t reflect changes to names and gender designation. Additional copies of birth certificates are $35 at vital records offices; please provide certified change of name order from Maricopa, SSN card and a picture ID.

STATE IDENTIFICATION CARD/DRIVERS LICENSE

 Changing your gender marker and name through the Arizona Department of Transportation and Motor Vehicles Department requires that you apply for a new license (duplicate) in person at any MVD office. To request your gender noted on your record to be changed, the letter or signed statement from any licensed physician is required. The letter must be presented within three months from the date the statement was signed. Please also bring your copy of the change of name order, SSN card and the fee for duplicate ID which can cost anywhere from $10-$12 USD. (MVD fees subject to change).