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This is listed in no particular order!

Jennifer Edwards LMFT (Added 5/23/2019)
1900 Church St. Ste 319
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone (615) 491-3655
(This is probably not an official page. LOL)
Recommended by?Michelle Lynn.

Jackson L. Garner, MSW, LCSW (New here 4/27/2019)
Pronouns: he, him, his
Licensed Therapist, Indiana, Kentucky, & Tennessee
WPATH member
812-887-5998 – cellular
Office location: Dover Road, Clarksville, TN 37042

? ? I wanted to reach out to you to let you know that I am a therapeutic resource in the area.
My name is Jackson Garner and I am a licensed therapist who specializes my private practice with the entire LGBTQI+ community, with a further speciality in working with those who identify as non-binary, gender queer, and/or transgender.
As a transman and therapist, I can offer an affirming environment and a level of understanding that is not often found in the therapist community.
I also know you may be aware of individuals who are seeking a therapist for support or even just HRT/GRS letters.

Planned Parenthood of Nashville (new 7/21/2016)
Nashville Health Center
412 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203
p: 615.321.7216 | f: 615.320.5233…/lgbt
PP also used the “informed consent (no hormone letter needed) model.

Alice Sattler (new 10/09/2015)
University Community Health Services
Vine Hill Community Clinic
601 Benton Ave.
Nashville, TN 37204

They have a sliding scale and take all insurance companies. And she prescribed hormones on the “informed consent” ?model. No hormone letter necessary as long as you fully understand the risks and benefits.

Alice says when you call to insist that you want to see her, because the others probably will not give you the same service.

Maness Family Practice (new 10-9-2015)
Joseph Maness, FNP-BC
4977 Lebanon Road
Old Hickory, TN 37138
615-288-4541 fax
We have heard good things about this LGBT clinic.

Julia A. McAninch, Psy.D.
510 East Iris Drive,
Unit B,
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: 615.400.2601 – 615.463.9896 (fax)

Lisa A. Beavers, PhD, LPC, MHSP
1231 A 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-341-0041(office)
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Sex Educator
guest speaker for the Vals
Highly recommended by Katie Evans.
(Updated 5/20/2010)

Terry L. Edwards, Ed.D.
Suite 323, 1161 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: 615-791-3449
Psychologist – Health Service Provider
TN License Number = 2032

Joan M. Schleicher, Ed.D.
The Psychiatry Clinic of Hillsboro Village
2125 Belcourt Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-269-0525 (ext. 13)
Fax: 615-269-3596
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Health Service Provider
TN License Number = 988
notes: psychology
recommended by: Roxie

Gary J. Smith, M.D.
Suite 201, 7640 Highway 70 South
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: 615-646-8098
Fax: 615-646-8557
Medical Doctor – Family Practice
TN License Number = 19182
notes: hormone therapy, tell them you are a “gender patient”
or they might not have an opening, because the practice is getting full.
Highly recommended

Bradley N. Bullock, M.D.
Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Clinic, PLLC
1607 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027-8075
Phone: 615-376-8195
Medical Doctor – Pediatrics
TN License Number = 27418
notes: internal medicine, hormone therapy.
Recommended by many.

Dr. Starling C. Evins, MD
100 Covey Drive SUITE 207Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (615) 790-1660
Fax Number: (615) 790-3705

At a Trans 101 at Vanderbilt today Dr. Bollock mentioned he found someone local to do an orchi for one of his MTF patients. I immediately got the name. When I got home did a little Google searching and found this contact information.
(Let us know if the Dr Evins works out for you.)

Carole L. Warren, C.C.E.
Electrolysis & Laser Hair Removal Center
Suite 703, 1916 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-320-5453
TN License Number = 11
notes: hair removal
recommended by: Wendy

Dr. David Weaver
Rivergate Dental Care
133 Northcreek Blvd.
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Phone: 615-859-7117
recommended by: Shayna

Jane R. Weinberg, M.D.
Center For Integrated Healthcare
602 West Iris Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: 615-383-1995
Fax: 615-292-1919
Medical Doctor – Psychiatry
TN License Number = 9505
notes: psychiatry, acupuncture, pain management
recommended by: Shayna and Roxie

Terri W. Jerkins, M.D.
Suite 410, 2010 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-329-5029
Medical Doctor – Internal Medicine
TN License Number = 14486
notes: diabetes, endocrinology & metabolism, internal medicine, hormone therapy
recommended by: Shayna

Note: We have a report that she is no longer taking trans patients and another that the staff is requiring psychiatrist letter (not a therapist) and requiring one live full-time for a year to get hormones, way more then the WPATH SOC.
Dr. Jerkins: If the note is not correct, please contact

The next two items are new 1/22/2015.

Dr. James R. Sullivan, MD
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Diabetology
Meharry Medical Group Internal Medicine
1919 Charlotte Ave Ste 101
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 340-1388

Shack R Bruce MD
Vanderbilt Center-Cosmetic
1215 21st Avenue South #6050
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-2700

New 1/24/2015 – From Alexander?
April M. Broussard, LCSW (therapist)
567 Cason Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 680-9822
New 1/27/2016 – Thanks Keegan &?Ashley

Leah Newman (M. Ed, NCC)
2603 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville TN 37214

Robert DeSalvo, LCSW
567 Cason Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 852-5110

Above is the link to resource page.
There is good stuff for MTFs and FTMs.
notes: thanks to BEAR for the link

Saroj Chand
Alternative Counseling Center
3105 Essary Drive,
Knoxville TN. 37918
Phone: (865) 687-8990
Fax : (865) 687-1190
Therapist. Ms. Chand offers her services on a sliding scale, and usually does
not turn people away due to lack of funds.

Kathleen Puckett, MA, LADC

A View From Within Distance Counseling Center
Ms.?Kathleen Puckett?at Psychology Today
F acebook
(865) 745-0960

She does her consultations by Skype for those that can not go in person easily.
Call or?Email?her for a?free phone consultation

I met her at a Pride in Knoxville. She seemed very nice. Vickie 5/8/2014


Shana V. Hamilton-Lockwood PhD
108 West Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-525-1099 ex. 23

Added 7/29/2014 from info from J.J.?


East Tennessee Yahoo Groups

Tgirls of East Tennessee

Knox Girlz of East Tennessee


Vickie Davis (from old site) ?3/29/2014