Health Care Providers

Callen Lorde Community Health Center
356 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

  • Adult Health/Appointments: (212) 271-7200
  • Adult Mental Health: (212) 271-7206
  • Adolescent Health/Mental Health: (212) 271-7212

The Endocrine Group
Erik Cohen, MD
1365 Washington Ave., Suite 300, Albany, NY 12206
(518) 489-4704

Matthew Leinung, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Albany Medical Center Endocrinology Group
25 Hackett Boulevard, MC 141, Albany, NY 12208
(518) 262-5185
Requires therapeutic recommendation by a licensed mental health counselor

Clinical Gender Therapy and Mental Health Services

Albany Healing Arts
Sean M. Endress, LCSW
747 Madison Avenue, Albany NY 12203
(646) 600-9229

ACCESS Counseling & Wellness Services
113 N. Chestnut St., New Paltz, NY 12561
(718) 887-1378

Choices Counseling & Consulting
Arlene Lev, LCSW, CASAC
Cat Lynch, LICSW, MA
Shannon Sennott, LCSW
523 Western Avenue, Suite 2A, Albany, NY 12203

Kathleen OBrien, LMSW
The Windsor Counseling Group
10 Kayleen Dr., New Windsor, NY 12553
(845) 565-6888
31 Ruth Court, Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 800-2454

Riverstone Consulting
Moonhawk River Stone, MS, LMHC

Street Address: 1448 Dalton Drive, Schenectady NY 12308
Mailing Address: PO Box 9179, Niskayuna, NY 12309
(518) 506-1261
With special focus on transgender & aging and young transgender people

Voice Modification Program for People in the Transgender Community
Pauline K. Winkler Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at the College of St. Rose
Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center
1009 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York 12203^L(518) 454-5236
Director: Jack Pickering, PhD, CCC-SLP,
The Winkler Center offers reasonable rates and accepts most insurances if the insurance plan covers speech therapy. Please call or email for details and program schedule.

Adult Peer Support

TaQ: Trans & Queer
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
300 Wall Street, Kingston NY
(845) 331-5300
Facilitator: Bec Hamilton
Open to all (18+) who identify as trans*, genderqueer, or under the larger transgender umbrella.

Mid-Hudson Valley Transgender Association (MHVTA)
(845) 704-1650
Meets monthly on the last Monday of each month, 8 – 10 PM
September – May: Contact MHVTA for meeting locations in Poughkeepsie, NY
June – August: Summer Series at the Center, 300 Wall Street in Kingston

Transgender Therapeutic Support Groups
Choices Counseling and Consulting
523 Western Avenue, Suite 2A, Albany NY
(503) 349-7312
Groups for parents, partners, older transgender women, young adults (20’s & 30’s)

Youth Support

Open Youth Discussion Group
Discussion and support group for LGBTQ and ally identifying youth ages 13 – 21.
Meets the last Sunday of each month from 1 – 2:30 PM at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street in Hudson.
Group leader: Jamie Trachtenberg, LCSW, Hudson Pride Foundation
(917) 725-4019 or

Online, Chat and Phone-Based SupportJust Connect
LGBTQ-affirming confidential peer phone line, available Sunday–Thursday, 6 – 10 PM
(845) 679-2485 or (845) 331-5565

LGBTQ-affirming chat hotline, available Friday–Sunday, 5 pm–12 am
(845) 391-1000
The Trevor Lifeline
24-hour crisis & suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth
(866) 4-U-TREVOR
Chat-based web support for youth not in immediate crisis

School Safety

GLSEN Hudson Valley
Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Chapter Co-chair: Rob Conlon,

Safe Schools Round Table of the Hudson Valley
Working to improve school safety and inclusion for LGBTQ and all students, parents and faculty.
Learn more and contact the Round Table.

In addition to the following resources, family members may reach out to any of the clinical support specialists listed in the other sections. They also welcome family members and can answer questions and provide support or referral services.

PFLAG for Parents, Families and Friends

Promotes the health and well-being of LGBTQ people, their families & friends through support, education and advocacy.

Kingston PFLAG (Ulster and Dutchess Counties)
Meets monthly, last Wednesdays, 7 – 9 PM
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall Street in Kingston
President: Fran Divine – (845) 853-5798 or

Orange County PFLAG

Note: The Orange County chapters of PFLAG in Newburgh and Middletown are currently on hiatus. If you need assistance, please contact Jewish Family Services of Orange County at (845) 341-1173, ext. 302 for information about local resources.

You can also contact the Kingston PFLAG (Ulster and Dutchess Counties) chapter, which meets at The Center. For more information, contact Fran Divine at or (845) 853-5798.

Youth Support

Parents, Family, and Friends Support Group in Dutchess County
Meets monthly, every second Wednesday, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Oakwood Friends School, 22 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Contact Barbara at for more information.

Voices of Diversity
De apoyo en Español para los jóvenes y las familias LGBTQ.
Aníbal García: (845) 430-7844 o

A national movement of people with one or more LGBTQ parents
Downloadable KOT Resource Guide for Kids of Trans* Parents