Finding a Referral Therapist in the United States
Something you should know about the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice
The Alliance is a true non-profit, public service organization in every sense of the word.
We make no money from any clinical referral services we provide. We don't charge you for the referral and the therapist pays us nothing for giving you their contact information.
The Alliance for Therapeutic Choice is not a transgender organization and we currently do not have any clinical resources (referral therapists) for those who may be experiencing gender dysphoria. We do believe that there there are significant psychological, medical and societal risks associated with attempts to alter someones biological sex through hormone therapy or sexual reassignment surgery.
In particular, we believe that there is substantial scientific evidence that transition interventions place children and teens at great risk and that there few indications of benefit to the child from these developmentally premature procedures.
Please read the following information carefully.
At the Alliance we try to make our best effort to screen each therapist to be sure they are licensed, ethical professionals, who adhere to Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity practice guidelines and carry the necessary professional liability insurance. We also carefully review applications to insure current Alliance membership and support for the mission of the Alliance.
As much as we try, however, we cannot guarantee that you will be satisfied with any particular therapist to whom you might be referred. There are many factors that influence a client's compatibility with a counselor. Those include such important considerations such as your treatment goals, the therapeutic process offered by the therapist, and your personal compatibility with the counselor. It is solely your responsibility to find out whether a counselor possesses the qualities that are most important to you. We suggest that you take the time to ask the therapist any questions that you might have. Let them know of your life goals or the personal values you want respected during the clinical process. Be sure you are comfortable with their answers.
Furthermore, each therapist is an independent agent who sets his or her own fees. Some accept insurance reimbursements and some do not. It is the client's responsibility to discuss payment and insurance with a prospective therapist before setting up an appointment.
The Alliance is not responsible for any dissatisfaction or problems that may arise in your private therapeutic relationships. Counseling relationships are a private matter between you and your therapist.
The Alliance will only make referrals in writing and none will be given over the telephone. By filling in the contact information form and clicking the send button you are indicating that you are seeking a therapist for clinical assistance for yourself or a member of your family and have read the statement above and understood the condition of use.
We need you to tell us a little about what you are seeking in the message area below.
Are you looking for a therapist? Is it for an adult, teen or a child? Are you looking for a therapist for a man or a woman? Are you looking for help for yourself or for someone else?
Please ask yourself, if you are looking for help for someone else and that someone is an adult (or even an older teen) - why are you asking? Please gently suggest to them that they can and should be contacting a therapist for themselves.
No one who comes for any type of clinical assistance because they are being pressured by someone else ever benefits. No one! No ethical counselor will agree to provide therapy for someone who doesn't want the counseling themselves. If you have a loved one you think needs counseling but they are not interested in seeing a therapist and this causes you distress perhaps you should consider getting some help for your feelings of loss, sadness or anxiety.
By sending the contact inquiry below you signify that you have read, understand and agree to the conditions noted above