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If you provide services to clients sorting out sexual identity concerns, and if you follow the Sexual Identity Therapy Framework as a general guide to your work in this area, please consider contacting ISSI to post your contact information on our Referrals Page. We regularly receive requests for services in areas around the U.S., and posting information on this page will allow people interested in services in your area to can get directions (and a map) and contact you.

If you seeking professional services, please note that ISSI does not license or offer certification of competence to any person listed on the Referral Page. Rather, ISSI allows professionals to list themselves and to indicate compliance with the Sexual Identity Therapy. Information included in this referral list is provided by the clinicians themselves, and ISSI does not seek to verify and does not warrant the accuracy of the information provided by the members.

Persons who use this directory for help in seeking a mental health professional are urged to be wise consumers and inquire directly about a particular clinician’s qualifications. Factors which may be important to ask about include the clinician’s (1) education and training, (2) licensing or certification, (3) professional experience, (4) area(s) of specialization, and (5) fees and eligibility for insurance payments. Any legitimate professional will be happy to answer questions about such matters.


Julie Hardin Whalen, M.A., Licensed
Associate Counselor
CrossPoint Counseling Clinic
Our mission is to provide sound clinical counseling from a Christ-centered perspective to promote greater emotional health.
Little Rock, Arkansas


Trista L. Carr, PsyD
Trista L. Carr, PsyD, specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families as they deal with sexual and gender identity concerns. Dr. Carr also conducts marital and sex therapy
Central Valley, CA
D. Ted Heaberlin, Jr, MA, LMFT
Do you have relationship problems, career trouble, or addictions? Have you experienced the pain of physical or sexual abuse as a child? Depression and anxiety are common issues for those who have been wounded by others. I specialize in working with men, but my goal is to help men and women of all ages overcome life’s difficulties to become more like the person God created us to be. I would be honored to share in your journey.
14443 Park Ave. Ste. A3
Victorville, CA 92392
Christine Lister, MA
Christine Lister, MFT, has served as an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and has is part of a clinical practice where she has experience working with substance abuse, grief, anger management, acculturation issues, trauma resolution (EMDR), and sexual identity development. She works with teens through adults.
1800 E. Lambert Rd. Ste.230
Bree,CA 92821


Janelle Hallman, MA, LPC
Janelle Hallman & Associates
Janelle is the clinical director and supervisor of Janelle Hallman & Associates. She reviews all requests for therapy and makes appropriate referrals to her associates or outside counselors. She is currently not taking ongoing individual psychotherapy clients but is available for consultations with people seeking to glean from her expertise. She is also available for intensive therapy, life coaching, retreats, teleconference groups, group therapy, professional consulting, teleconference consulting groups, training and public speaking.
8771 Wolff Ct, Ste 210
Westminster, CO 80031


Marc S. Dillworth, Ph.D
Licensed Psychotherapist, 29 years of experience, specializing in unwanted homosexuality for adults, teens and childhood gender identity disorder. Telephone and office sessions available.
3711 Cortez Road West #200
Bradenton Florida 34210


Robin Bradley, MA, LAPC
Robin Bradley practices in Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta, GA
Corey Carlisle, MDiv, LMFT, CST
Building Intimate Marriages, Inc.
Corey is an ordained minister and a therapist at Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. in North East Atlanta.
1325 Satellite Blvd NW, Suite 102
Suwanee, GA 30024
Lloyd Looney, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Lloyd Looney is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. He provides services for recovery from affairs and sexual identity concerns.
2160 Morningside Dr. Suite 125
Buford, GA 30518
Sheri Grove, LAPC, LAMFT
Sheri Grove Counseling
Sheri Grove practices in Rome, Georgia.
712 W. Second Street
Rome, GA 30161
Michael Todd Wilson, MS, LPC
Michael Todd Wilson has experience working with men and older adolescent males struggling with sexually compulsive and addictive behaviors, unwanted same-sex attraction, or marital affairs.
620 Sea Island Road, Suite 102
Saint Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Lorraine Wrage, M.Ed
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Sex Therapist
Intimate Matters, LLC
Lorraine provides counseling services for adult individuals and relationships. She has studied under Dr Yarhouse at Richmont Graduate University and has enjoyed helping clients sort through sexual identity concerns using the Sexual Identity Therapy model. Her passion is to help people find hope, wholeness and joy.
1400 Buford Hwy NE
Suite D-1
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
(770) 503-6115


Barrett McRay, PsyD
Alliance Clinical Associates
Barrett McRay, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in a large, multidisciplinary practice in the Chicago suburbs.
Wheaton, IL
Sandi Kahn, MA, LPC
Sandi Kahn, MA, LPC, is a staff therapist at the Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center where she works with a number of relational issues, sex addiction, and sexual identity issues.
507A Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
630-752-9750 ext. 19
Ward Davis Psy.D.
Ward Davis, Psy.D, is an assistant professor of Psychology at Wheaton University in Illinois. Dr. Davis was a member of the ISSI research team from 2005 to 2008. He provides individual and couples psychotherapy, following the Sexual Identity Therapy framework. Dr. Davis also provides psychological assessment and consultation services. He mainly works with adults but is available to work with adolescents and with organizations.
Charity R. Lane, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Heritage Professional Associates
Wheaton, IL
630-653-9700 x263
Brad Kahle, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist
Meier Clinics
Wheaton, IL
Cathy Conway L. C. P. C.
Meier Clinics
Wheaton, IL


Sarah Young, MA, LLPC
Winning at Home
Sarah Young practices at Winning at Home in Zeeland, Michigan.
Zeeland, MI


David J. Hovis, M.Div., LLC
Agape Christian Counselors, LLC
David Hovis, founder of Agape Christian Counselors, LLC, provides confidential Christian (biblical) counseling services. He specializes in the following areas: Sex Addiction (including pornography), Sexual Identity and Attraction issues, Sex Therapy, and healing from Sexually-Related Traumas.
Parkdale Plaza
1660 Highway 100 South, Suite 500
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416


Laurel Boyd, LPC, LMFT
Renewal Counseling
Jackson, MS


Designed For Life Counseling Services
Designed For Life Counseling Services offers Biblically sound and Clinically competent Christian counseling. Member of the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.
4730 S. National Ave, Suite B1
Springfield, MO 65807
The Relationship Center
Biblically Christian and clinically proven professional counseling services. Member of American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.
2131 S Eastgate Ave.
Springfield, MO 65809


Lincoln Counseling & Enrichment Associates
LCEA is a private counseling practice of Christian mental health professionals serving the central Great Plains.
7441 O Street # 401
Lincoln, NE 68510

North Carolina

Sam R. Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Williams has been counseling for more than 30 years and has been a Professor of Counseling since 2000.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC 27588
Jeff Shaeffer, LPCA, M. A., M. Div.
Shaeffer Counseling Services
Apex, NC


David E. Blakeslee, PsyD, PC
David E. Blakeslee is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 22 years experience. Dr. Blakeslee specializes in helping clients overcome mental illness, integrate their values and behavior, and improve interpersonal relationships.
340 Oswego Pointe Drive Suite 205
Lake Oswego OR 97034
Erica Tan, PsyD
Erica Tan is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and their families as they deal with sexual identity concerns.


Comprehensive Counseling Services
A Christian/Catholic counseling agency effectively helping men and women struggling with sexual identity, homosexuality, and other sexuality issues. Sessions are offered in-person and by telephone.
100 Four Falls Corporate Center, Suite 312,
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
David Janvier, M.A.
David Janvier, M.A., provides professional counseling to those who have unwanted same-sex attractions. David completed post-graduate work in Sex Therapy
8500 Brooktree Rd #230
Wexford, PA 15090
Warren Throckmorton, PhD
Warran Throckmorton, PhD, is a co-author of the Sexual Identity Therapy Framework.
Grove City College
Grove City PA


Sean M. Ridge, PhD
Johnson University
Sean M. Ridge, PhD, is the Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Johnson University.
7900 Johnson University Drive
Knoxville, TN 37998
Juanita Kissell, MA
Truth in Counseling, LLC
Juanita Kissell, MA, is a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee. She works with a range of presenting concerns, including questions around sexual identity.
1000 Birch Lane
Portland, Tennessee
Erin Zappin, MFT [pending]
Franklin, TN


Billy Grammer, MA, LPC, LMFT, ThM
Provides individual and couples therapy. Practice is located in the Dallas, Texas, area.
12810 Hillcrest Road, Suite B-217
Dallas, TX 75230
Michael T. McCloskey, MA, LPC-S
Michael T. McCloskey, MA, LPC-S, provides Christian counseling services for individuals, couples, and children.
8600 Wurzbach, Ste 1021
San Antonio TX 78240
Kerry Williamson, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Abundant Life Counseling
Austin, TX


Rebecca Fitton, MA, LCMHC
Azimuth Counseling & Therapeutic Services
Rebecca Fitton is part of a group practice that offers a range of services to the community.
8 Essex Way
Essex Jct, VT 05452


Genesis Counseling Center
Genesis is a private group practice offering outpatient counseling from a Christian perspective. Please ask for Dr. Trina Young or Ryan Davidson who will refer you to a Genesis clinician who specializes with sexual identity concerns.
2202-C Executive Drive
Hampton VA 23666
Mark Yarhouse, PsyD
Mark Yarhouse, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist. Dr. Yarhouse is co-author of the Sexual Identity Therapy Framework.
1000 Regent University
Virginia Beach VA
Michelle Freeman Resident: LPC, LMFT
Circle of Security
Charlottesville, VA
Connie Griffin, LPC
Genesis Counseling - Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA
Jordan DeRidder Resident: LPC [pending]
Coastal Virginia Counseling
Virginia Beach, VA
Mark Mortier, LPC
Genesis Counseling
Williamsburg, VA


Puerto Rico
Peter Burgos MFT, LPC
Bilingual (Spanish & English) Licensed Psychotherapist, Family & Marriage Therapy, Sexual Identity & SSA, Human & Neurological Development Specialist, NARTH Clinical Associatte. Located in West Indies & Caribbean.
Metro Office Park, Metro 7 Office 204
Guaynabo , PR 00968
Wayne J. Ottenbreit
Offers flexible marriage and family therapy. Services are available in a traditional face-to-face format (in the office or off-site) or by distance.
12503 Cannington Way, SW
Calgary, Alberta T2W 1T9