*We do not endorse anyone on this list. It is up to you, as the consumer,to do your research and decide who is best suited to your needs.**
PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES “TRANSGENDER LIFE SUPPORT”
Psychologists, Counselors, Therapists
Don Sidelinker, Ph.D., M.A..LPC (Sliding scale/Surgical Referrals)
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
*Member of Transgender Life support*
Robin E. Sexton, M.A. Licensed Counselor (Sliding Scale)
“MTF – SRS in 2003″
“can provide hormone and surgery letters.”
*speaker at Transgender Life Support, Southern Comfort, & Be All*
Nancy Bregier, M.A., LLPC, NCC (Sliding Scale)
3950 S. Rochester Road
Rochester hills, MI 48307
(phone) (248)844-6234 clinic
Shari Slebodnik, M.S., LLP Limited Licensed Psychologist (Sliding Scale)
Supervised by Lawrence T. Wentworth, Ph.D., LP
Wentworth & Associates P.C.
Mental Health Professionals
11111 Hall Rd.
Utica, MI 48317
Antonia Caretto, Ph.D,. PLCC
25882 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 201
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(phone) (248) 553-9053
Works with gender non-conferring children, teens and adults.
Deborah R. Donison, Ph.D.
Detroit, MI 48221
Accepts BCBSM traditional & PPO, PPOM, AETNA, Care Choice, Cigna,
Hap-Pos., MESSA, (BC), State of Michigan BCBSM, PACS, UBH
Specialty: child & adolescent, gender identity, mood & anxiety disorders
Rachel Crandall, MSW, ACSW
Affirmations Community Center
290 West 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
Specialty: Gender Identity
Sliding Fee Scale
Dennis Sugrue, Ph.D., LP
74 W. Long Lake Road, Suite 104
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Ph. (248) 888-8390 FAX (413) 740-5624
ASSECT Diplomate in Sex Therapy
Clinical Associate Professor University of MI Medical School
Sandra L. Samons, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., L.M.F.T.
Homestead Counseling Center
1480 Shevchenko Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9001
Ph (734) 663-7871
ndividual Therapy, Marriage & Family therapy, AASECT Certified Diplomate of
Sex Therapy – Specializing in Transgender Issues
Jolene Gillies, LMSW, Ph. D. intern Most insurances accepted (Sliding Scale)
989-321-1842 (direct line)
“MTF I know and live transgender”
Wentworth & Associates P.C.
11111 Hall Rd. Suite 302
Utica, MI 48317
Paulette N. (member of Transgender Life support)
“Available for your counseling/therapy needs. Individual, group, relationship, family, any issue any time. Outreach counseling. I’ll see you in your home. Specializing in L.G.B.T. issues along with Substance Abuse, Communication skills, Mental Health Disorders, and all issues. Ten years experience in the field. Please visit my website and call for information or an appointment.”
Dr. Paul Benson, D.O.
Be Well Medical Center
1964 Eleven Mile road
Berkley, MI 48072
*Most Insurances accepted*
Hormones, Family Medicine, Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Hair removal, Warm
Hearted HIV Care & Testing, On site Lab, X-Rays, Dexa-Scans, Pharmacy
Dr. Mark Sikorski, D.O.
16800 24 Mile Rd. suite 4
Macomb Twp. Mi, 48042
Telephone # 586-786-1800
Patricia A. Schmidt, DO, FACOI, FAAHPM
Farmington Medical Center
30840 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 110
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Integrated Internal Medicine, PReventive medicine, Palliative medicine. Holisitic
approach to all medical . Conditions,** Prescribes Hormones
*Member of WPATH
Dr. Opada Alzohaili, MD
4700 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, MI
Pharmacies – Trans Friendly/Knowledgeable
Darnell Jones Rph
Detroit Mi. 48221
Direct email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron T. Williamson, DDS.
26789 Woodward Avenue
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
PHONE Main: (248) 399-4455 EMERGENCY: (810) 287-6433 Fax: (248) 399-5622
Christine McGinn, D.O.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Gender Confirming Surgery, and a complete gender clinic including hair removal,
Facial Feminization Surgery, Contra Hormone Therapy, Breast Augmentation,
and A variety of FTM procedures.
Kathy Rumer, DO
Offering a complete spectrum of Gender Re-assignment Surgeries and procedures
Office (484) 416-0606
Fax (610) 664-3182
Chloe Allison Prince – Director of Communications and Patient Coordinator
19 Montgomery Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA (near Philadelphia-operates out of Lower Bucks Hospital)
Marci Bowers, M.D. SRS/GRS
Moving her practice to San Meteo California, CA
Can still be contacted at:
Phone: (877) 439-2244 our new toll free number!
or (719) 846-6300 Fax: (877) 439-9922 or (719) 846-9500
Marci L. Bowers, MD
PO Box 1044 Email: email@example.com
Sherman Leis, D.O.
19 Montgomery Ave.,
Bala Cynwyd, PA USA
QUESTIONS? EMAIL DR. LEIS NOW:
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute, PA
Office of Dr. Charles Garramone
12651 W Sunrise Blvd, Suite 102
Sunrise, FL 33323
Toll Free: (888) 986-7362
Licensed Electrologist, Nail Tech. (manicures & pedicures), & Wig Specialist
*Member of “Transgender Life Support”*
Shear Pointe & Shear Point Medical
“We Restore More Than Just Your Hair”
1971 East 14 Mile Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009
248-645-1310 (Trudy Bushway-Image Stylist)
Phone (248) 968-8338
26001 Raine St.
Oak Park, MI
Dorothy Kyser, B.S., C.C.E., Licensed Electrologist, Licensed Aesthetician,
686 Chestnut Dr., Wixom, MI 48393
Specializing in hormonal imbalances – Experienced in working with Transgender Clientele Offering genital clearing for Gender Re-Assignment surgery
Rouge Makeup & Nail Studio (Glam, Green & Gorgeous)
23341 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220
248-439-6010 Cheryl Salinas-Tucker & Jennifer Bulatovic Cheryl@RougeMakeUpandNails.com
Lasting Impressions Salon & Day Spa
28244 Ford Road
Garden City, MI 48135
(734) 421-4773 Ask for Roberta
Hair – Nails – Massage – Skin Care – Waxing & More
400 Renaissance Ctr
Detroit, MI 48243
Ask for Patty and feel free to mention Debbie & Anthony Armour
19641 WEST SEVEN MILE RD. DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48219-2721
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.
Michael D. Silverman – Executive Director
151 West 19th Street
New York, New York 10011
* Please note that we are unable to provide legal advice by electronic mail. If you need legal assistance, please
call our office to speak with a member of our intake staff.
ACLU of Michigan
Contact the Metro Detroit Branch at:
Metro Detroit Branch
2966 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
To request assistance or file a complaint:
Call 313-578-6800 or file a complaint online.
Joshua L. Moore, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Detroit Legal Services, PLLC
Schmidt Law Services - Criminal – Civil rights – Family
Lisa J Schmidt, Attorney at Law
P. O. Box 527
Royal Oak, MI 48068-0527
Ph: (248) 764-8584
Fx: (248) 686-0828
Lamda Legal – Making the case for Equality
Midwest Regional Office
11 East Adams
Suite 1008Chicago , Illinois , 60603-6303
Region Includes: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive establishes policy regarding the respectful delivery of health care to transgender and intersex Veterans who are enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system or are otherwise eligible
for VA care.
Jim Collins Foundation (To financially assist those in need for Gender Confirming Surgeries)
**The current grant cycle will be open from April 16th through August 10, 2012**
The Human Rights Campaign’s 2012 Corporate Equality Index chronicles a decade of progress in workplace equality. 2012 marks the first year of new more stringent criteria regarding transgender health benefits. 189 participants earned the top rating of 100 percent, evidence the CEI has helped transform the American workplace for the better over the past ten years.
Get the Report
The HRC’s CEI report, released each fall, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Businesses rated 100% are recognized in our “Best Places to Work” list, and are invited to apply for the HRC Award for Workplace Equality Innovation. All consumer-oriented businesses are included in our “Buying for Equality” guide.
Transgender-Inclusive Benefits for Employees and Dependents
Read HRC’s new White Paper on Transgender-Inclusive Health Care Coverage and the Corporate Equality Index.
Medically necessary treatments and procedures, such as those defined by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders, should be included in employer-provided healthcare and short-term disability coverage.
Transgender people face many forms of discrimination in the provision of health insurance. Employers, as consumers of group health insurance products, can advocate on behalf of the transgender people insured on their group health insurance plans. Employers should work with their insurance carriers or administrators to remove transgender exclusions and provide comprehensive transgender-inclusive insurance coverage.
Please find the very new webpages on Trans* health, which are now live and cover much more
information than the trans* booklets. These pages are not the same as the trans* health booklets
The “In A Bind” program is up and running. We are in need of gently used or new binders.
The binders will be then donated to teens that apply. If you have any questions regarding this program
Please e-mail# firstname.lastname@example.org . The “In A Bind” program site is:
For Transmen – Communicate with other Transmen The Self Made Men is a resource serving the transman community. Offering a penpal program for transmen to correspond with other transmen.
TRANS MALE CULTURE / Quarterly print magazine with online component & global events.
Hung Jury is the first book of personal testimonies focusing exclusively on FTM genital surgery and …
Social Network for Transwomen
Transition Radio TV
T-Girl radio hosted by Tasha Jones
“T-Girl radio is an interactive on-line radio show which gives listeners a chance to
become informed about T-Girl and other Trans issues.”
Michigan Birth Record Documents
How to do it FAQ — http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645_4933-13952–,00.html
The application to change the birth record — http://www.michigan.gov/documents/over6_6643_7.pdf
The medical affidavit — http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Medical_Affidavit_08-2010_346045_7.pdf
(Michigan) Department of Health home, “vital records” — http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-4645—,00.html
Name Change Help
The Methodist Church in Michigan has a fund to help pay for legal name changes for
Trans folks. They can go to TransNCP@gmail.com for the application package
If you have any additions or corrections, please e-mail them to:
If you do have new submissions, please provide all of their contact information rather than just throwing names at me. It takes time to look all these things up.